UPCOMING EVENTS for 2016
Public meetings (unless otherwise noted) are held on the 4th Saturday of each month at the LDS Church, 1001 Ruth Street, Prescott. Meetings start at 2 p.m. The doors open at 1:30 for social time.
Sept 28th - Sept 30th 2016 BOOK SALE at West Valley Genealogical Society, Youngtown, AZ
The West Valley Genealogical Society (WVGS) will be holding a sale of duplicate books and periodicals. These items are from the AZ State Library Genealogy Collection. No list is available. The sale is at the WVGS Library on the following dates:
Wednesday, Sept 28, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, Sept 29, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday, Sept 30, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Link to the WVGS Calendar and Website
Sat. Oct 29 @ 9:00 a.m. - 4:10 p.m. 2016 Family History Conference
The Conference is held at The Tempe Institute of Religion on the ASU Campus, 1000 South McCallister Ave, Tempe AZ, and sponsored by Mesa AZ FamilySearch Library. This year's conference will feature a keynote address by James Tanner, a friend to our conference and respected family history guru. The theme is "Putting It All Together" and provides a wide variety of over 50 class choices for all types of learners, from beginners to the most advanced genealogists. Registration is required and has begun - for more information go to: mesarfhc.org
November - Open Meeting
December - Human Hair Art , presented by Debra Mathews, Sharlot Hall Docent and Hair Art Specialist There is no exact date that can be pinpointed as to when and where hair art began, but it is known to have flourished in Victorian times and can be traced back to the 12th century. Many pieces were for memorial purposes; however, this art form was also used as a keepsake of a loved one before cameras were invented. Hair was a token of love in these times as well as a remembrance of someone who passed away. The tradition of giving a lock of hair goes back hundreds, and even thousands, of years and can be traced to different cultures as well as different time periods.