WELCOME TO THE NORTHERN ARIZONA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY - We are 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.
See News/Events for upcoming Genealogical Zoom Meetings available to NAGS members!
NAGS Monthly Meetings, 4th Saturday of the Month @ 1 PM:
You are invited to view a recording of this Zoom meeting. "Get Ready to Write About Your Family" ~Mary Kelly ~ Get Ready to Write About Your Family.
What’s stopping you?
Your project is too big. You don’t know where to begin. You fear the blank page. There are remedies for these stumbling blocks and more.
A start-to-finish approach will help you define the scope of your project and slice it into achievable tasks. Techniques and handouts will help you get organized, build a work plan, spark your writing, and track your progress. Tips and pet peeves will make your writing readable and evade common pitfalls. Resources for writing and publishing are literally at your fingertips. Take advantage of lessons learned to get ready to write about your family.
NAGS member, Mary Kelly, will share her trial-and-error experiences as shepherd of a project for her D.A.R. chapter in Maine. They are wrapping up a book about 40 patriots of the American Revolution and War of 1812 honored in one cemetery. As project manager, Mary tapped her experience in project analysis and strategic planning. She developed forms for standard data collection and task management. She created prompts for story ideas and massaged chapter formats. As a contributing writer and editor, she investigated standard book structure, story development, publishing options and writing tools. She adapted the book’s chapter format to write stories of three generations of her own family. Recorded zoom meeting
Saturday, 20 May 2023 - Come at 1 pm to the Family History Center on Ruth Street, Prescott. Time to Share Who, What, Where, When & How your Genealogical Adventures Continue. [Meeting 3rd Saturday because of Memorial Day] -
* * * * * * * * * GETTING STARTED WITH ZOOM - You may connect by using a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile telephone. Each type of device will participate in the meeting a little differently. For tablet and mobile you may want to download the Zoom App. You can download the Zoom Client app. For iOS devices look in the app store for “Zoom Cloud Meetings” and for Android it’s in Google Play. Alternately you can get the download at https://ZOOM.us/download#client_4meeting
Here is a link to a 1 minute YouTube Video "How to Join a Zoom Meeting." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIkCmbvAHQQ If you just want to sit in on a Zoom meeting all you need is the ability to watch a video on your computer. If you want to participate you need a microphone. Many computers have a speaker and a microphone built in. If yours does not, you can obtain a headset with a boom microphone. External speakers will improve your experience. If you want to be seen by others you need a web camera. If your computer does not have a camera you can purchase one. There is a good video tutorial at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_8vQDfSzdY And zoom.us has some demonstrations. To run a test of your setup type zoom.us/test into your search bar.
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------------------------------- Meetings are open to the public and are held the fourth Saturday of the month (unless otherwise noted). The meeting starts at 1:00 pm. Meetings during the pandemic will be held online via Zoom. Email: AskNagsPrescottAz@gmail.com for meeting information. Map