THE NORTHERN ARIZONA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY is a non-profit dedicated to all aspects of genealogy; providing access to local records and other genealogical information. The Society serves genealogists throughout Yavapai and Coconino Counties. Explore our website and consider becoming a member.
October is Family History Month
We will be sharing tips, quotes, pictures, etc. throughout the month.
Genealogy is an ever evolving and ongoing project. Some tips for this month:
* Organize an Indexing Party - Invite family and friends to bring their laptops and select one of the many indexing projects available at Family Search https://familysearch.org/indexing/projects
* Record or transcribe stories from you older relatives while there is time. Involve the children and grandchildren in this project as this may be the only chance to obtain and retain these priceless memories for future generations.
*Scan some of the pictures and documents that could be lost forever if not scanned, saved and backed up.
*Reconnect with cousins and other distant family members to see if they have discovered some tidbit you have missed and share with them any new research you have discovered.
Upcoming Meetings for 2016
Meetings are open to the public and are held the fourth Saturday of the month (unless otherwise noted). The meeting starts at 2 p.m. The doors open at 1:30 for social time.
Meetings are held at the LDS Church, 1001 Ruth Street. This facility is handicap accessible.
Saturday, October 29th @ 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
Saturday, November 26th @ 2:00- Open Meeting
Bring you "brick wall" or your success story to share with everyone
Saturday, December 10th @ 2:00 - 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.