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.
Sat. Sept 24 @ 2:00 New England Witchcraft, presented by Bonnie McCulley
This presentation is a quick overview of witchcraft from pre-medieval times to New England in 1692. Included is what brought the horrible Witchcraft hysteria to the people of Danvers, Mass. (now Salem, Mass.) Many had relatives who endured and were part of the Witchcraft trials, including some who were put to death. Some had to pay 100 or more gold pieces to the English Crown to get their loved ones out of jail for the crime of witchcraft . It was a horrible time in American history. Bonnie has lived in Arizona for more than sixty-five years and has real western roots. She is a descendant of great-great grandparents who settled in the New Mexico AZ Territory in 1860. Her other three sets of great-grand parents traveled by wagon and settled in Montana, Utah and New Mexico, before each state was granted statehood.
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.