Ancestry is free this weekend has made its entire collection (the one we have at the club rooms) available for free from now through Monday evening at:

You need to register for a free account but a credit card is not required.

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Two October Events

There are two October genealogical events you might want to register for:

Lisa Louis Cooke has been invited to Tucson by the Pima County Genealogy Society. She’ll offer seminars at an east side Tucson location on Friday and Saturday October 3rd and 4th. (Our first club meeting is not until the 14th.) For details, see the seminar flyer and the registration form. Registration closes September 20th, and you can’t pay at the door.

Family History Conference in Tempe: Sponsored by the Mesa FamilySearch Library, this annual conference will be held Saturday October 25th on the ASU campus. There will be five sessions with about ten talks per session so there’s lots to choose from. Admission is free, but registration is limited to 720 and 400 have already registered. Please see the conference page for details.

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DNA testing

The link in the previous post takes you to a page where the DNA kit is $79. I spoke with someone at ancestry and was told it depends on the length of time you have been registered with ancestry and other nontangible factors. With several friends ordering yesterday and today, I am not sure this information is correct.

If you are interested, I would call 1-800-ANCESTRY and ask why the special of $49 does not appear for you. Also ask about FreeShipDNA.

I did order my kit this morning at $49

Good luck

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DNA testing

Our November speaker is Paul Duffey, who will speak on the Use of DNA in Genealogy. While Paul will NOT interpret our individual results, it might be fun to have yours to follow along with or perhaps better understand after his talk. is offering their DNA test for 1/2 price or $49.99. I don’t know how long this special will last. You can get free shipping by typing FreeShipDNA in the coupon box.

This is my first attempt at posting a link:

As an aside, I recently received my results from ancestry. It linked me up to three people that I already knew were 3rd and 4th cousins. I received two possible connections for 5th or 6th cousins. I am working with one person to find the connection. It is taking us back to Sweden and has been interesting to explore.

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June 2014 Treasurer’s Report

BEGINNING AVAILABLE BALANCE                       $3,854.21
     Donations for copies  $16.89
TOTAL INCOME                          $16.89 
     Comcast               $58.60
     Subscriptions        $319.38
     Hospitality           $42.67
     Computer Expenses     $76.74
     Miscellaneous Exp.    $80.37
TOTAL EXPENSES                       $577.76
ENDING AVAILABLE BALANCE                          $3,293.34
Asset Reserve                                     $3,500.00
ENDING BALANCE                                    $6,793.34

Shirley K Dubansky, Treasurer
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