Join us next Tuesday, March 11th for our general meeting at 1 PM.
Afterwards, Amy Urman a private investigator for Nosy Wilma LLC and President of the Pima County Genealogical Society will be giving us suggestions on how to find that elusive relative or perhaps a friend we’ve wanted to reconnect with.
We meet in the Indian Rooms in the Social Hall.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Two books have been donated recently to your genealogy club library:
- A Chronicle of War of 1812 Soldiers, Seamen, and Marines (shelved in United States/Maryland);
- A Guide to Tracing Your Kerry Ancestors (British Isles/Ireland).
The Chronicle book does not mention Maryland in its title, but as its Preface explains, “This book is arranged alphabetically by surname of the veteran of the War of 1812 for whom a member of the Maryland Society claims direct or collateral descent.” The book is published by the Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland, whose website is available here. It’s a 112-page listing of War of 1812 combatants. There’s a sample at Google Books but the names listed in this volume do not seem to be available in an online database such as Fold3 or Ancestry. An extremely valuable asset if you have a Maryland War of 1812 ancestor.
A Guide to Tracing Your Kerry Ancestors by Michael H. O’Connor (Flyleaf Press, 1990, 96 pages) is one of a series by Flyleaf Press, each focusing on one county in Ireland. This Co. Kerry volume is currently out of print and the Pima County system has no copy, so again if you have Kerry ancestors you’re in luck. The book’s limitation is that, being over 20 years old, it details printed sources and where to find them in Ireland. It’s useful if you’re planning a trip, but be aware that some sources such as church records have become available online in the interim.
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The Beginners’ Class has now populated our membership with 20 more members who, I am sure, want to use those new found tools and instructions to begin research into their family histories. If you are one of those recent ‘graduates’ and would like some more direct, one-on-one assistance, we have some mentors that will be willing to help. Drop me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Mentoring” written in the Subject Line. Tell me what area of assistance you might wish to begin with and we’ll get the two of you together. Remember, mentoring is conducted at the lab at the close of the 1PM – 3PM time slot so as to avoid a hindrance to other members at the computers. Logically, if no monitor is on the schedule for a particular slot, the mentor may use the lab but close the door to other members. And a big “Thank You” to Barb Krecklow for another successful class.
BEGINNING AVAILABLE BALANCE $3,769.76
Donations for copies $24.00
TOTAL INCOME $274.00
Computer Supplies $178.18
TOTAL EXPENSES $605.86
ENDING AVAILABLE BALANCE $3,437.90
Asset Reserve $3,500.00
ENDING BALANCE $6,937.90
Shirley K Dubansky, Treasurer
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February festivities finished, guests gone, March Madness yet to come. 80% chance of rain this Saturday. What to do? A little spring cleaning?
Your genealogy club will be taking part in the Courtyard Sale in just four weeks, on Saturday March 29th. We need your donations to make the sale a success. No clothing, please, but pretty much anything else, including furniture. Small appliances sell like hotcakes. If you’ve got something too big for your trunk, give Darwin a call (638-7024) and he’ll stop by with his pickup. Call me (818-0556) or him if you have any questions.
Carol Bowman has volunteered her garage for collecting items; she’s at 1014 E Coachwood Drive. Please call her at 1-520-265-2058 to arrange a drop-off time. Thanks!