Category Archives: SCVGS

Ancestry DNA: new features

Ancestry offers DNA testing. Last week they announced new features available at their website, if  you have your own Ancestry subscription. These are called Shared Matches and DNA Circles. If you’d like to know more about them you can check: … Continue reading

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Save the date: October 24th

Saturday the 24th of October is the date for this year’s Family History Conference in Tempe. Here’s the announcement: Announcing the 2015 Family History Conference sponsored by the Mesa AZ FamilySearch Library on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at the Tempe Institute of … Continue reading

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New books in our library

These three books were donated recently and are now available in our genealogy club library. Right now they’re conspicuously placed in the library’s renamed “Newbies” basket. Later they’ll be shelved as indicated: Ernest Thode, English-German Genealogical Dictionary. Shelved in Research. … Continue reading

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West Valley sponsors DC research trip

This trip in early December is out of Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, and includes air and hotel. You need not be a member of the West Valley club. Here’s their announcement: The West Valley Genealogical Society, 12222 N. 111th Avenue, … Continue reading

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Social Security Applications and Claims Index

New recently at Ancestry.com: the U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936 – 2007. This is a “companion to” the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) we’re all familiar with. It contains about half as many records as the SSDI, … Continue reading

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