What’s happening?

  • Visit the SCVGS computer room in the Welcome Center with your research project.  We have access to these paid subscriptions:  Ancestry.com, Archives.com, FindMyPast, Fold3, Genealogy Bank, My Heritage, and Newspapers.com.  Go to our Club Room Calendar to see when our room will be open, or to sign up to monitor.
  • ILR – Institute for Learning in Retirement – Genealogy for Beginners:  Mondays, January 7, 21, 28 and February 4, 2019, 11am to 1pm in the Computer Club’s lab (next to the library in the Welcome Center).  Are you interested in tracing your roots but not sure how to get started? Do you have information about your family but need to get it organized? Then this class is for you. We will talk about genealogy and learn some research tips and techniques during the first hour of each class. Then during the second hour we will practice what we learned on the computers in the computer lab. The focus will be for beginners but you should have basic computer skills (searching on the Internet, copying and pasting and saving information) to get the most out of this class.  Instructor Andrea Houston was an IT professional in the Boston area for 20 years before she left to get a PhD from the University of Arizona and then taught in the LSU business school for 16 years. She has been retired for 5 years and genealogy has become one of her major retirement activities and passions. Learning about her family and the many interesting stories fascinates her. She is currently the president of the Sun City Vistoso Genealogy club.  Sign up through ILR.
  • Beginning Genealogy ClassFridays, January 11 through February 15, 2019,  6 sessions, 1 pm to 4 pm, in the Computer Club’s lab (next to the library in the Welcome Center, not in the SCVGS computer room).  Must be a 2019 SCVGS member plus pay $20 fee to instructor Karen Hasselbach.  Sign-up on participant list in the SCVGS computer room.  For more information contact Karen by text to her phone number in the SCOV telephone book.
  • How to find unindexed records in online microfilms at Family Search – a case study: Saturday, January 19th, 9:30 am to 11:30 am in Welcome Center Conference Room 3.  Instructor Dianne Parrott.  Sign-up for class on sign-up sheet in the SCVGS computer room.
  • Pinal County Genealogists Sixteenth Annual Genealogy Workshop:  Saturday, January 26th,  2019,  8 am to 4 pm, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1555 N. Colorado, Casa Grande, AZ.  Check-in begins at 8 am and first session begins at 9 am.  There will be 20 sessions for both beginners and seasoned researchers.   For class schedule, descriptions and handouts click here
  • Family History Fair 2019:  Saturday, February 2, 2019, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, at Tucson Family History Center, 6901 E. Kenyon (near Broadway and Kolb).  This is a FREE event.  For class schedule and more information click here.
  • ILR – Institute for Learning in Retirement – DNA, Mondays, February 11, 18, 25 and March 4th, 2019.  Check back for more details.  Sign-up through ILR.
  • Visit the SCVGS library catalog to see what books are available in the club library.  Click here for Online Catalog.
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January, 2019 General Membership Meeting Minutes

Attached are the General Membership Meeting Minutes for the Sun City Vistoso Genealogy Society.  Please take a moment to read them for updated information and review.  If you have any corrections or questions, please let me know.  Minutes are available as a document and PDF.

gen mtg agenda 2019-01 scvgs

gen mtg agenda 2019-01 scvgs

Also, please remember the membership dues must be paid before or at the next General Membership meeting, so that you may access the Library and Lab with all the great new programs and books.  

Holly Gibson, Secretary

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Beginner’s Class has one opening!

Karen’s Beginner’s class which starts this afternoon (Friday, January 11th) at 1PM in the Computer Club lab (in Welcome Center next to library) has one open seat. If you are interested, please contact Karen at 520-360-0215.

It is a 6 week course that costs $20 (just pays for the materials you receive). Your dues must be paid for this year. This course is ONLY open to Genealogy Club members, so come meet some new people and make some new genealogist friends while learning about Genealogy.

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Paper Trail of Death Handouts

We did not expect quite so many people yesterday and did not make enough copies of the speaker’s handout. I apologize for that. If you would like to print a copy or just want to copy it and download it to your computer just click on the following link. the paper trail of death

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Lost and Found

Wow! It was wonderful to see all of you yesterday and meet new members. Debra Dirks our treasurer said we are now up to 199 members! I hope to meet you at the genealogy lab and at next month’s general meeting.

With so many people, it is easy to leave something behind as you are talking to people, meeting new members, and looking at the sign-up sheets in the back. I picked up a pair of sunglasses, a pair of regular glasses, and a woman’s white cardigan sweater. I will bring them to the genealogy lab this afternoon or you can contact me (ahoust2@lsu.edu or 520-825-6919 and leave a message). I hope we can return them all to their rightful owners. Andrea

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Lock Box Instructions

Attached are the instructions for using the Lock Box. If you are a monitor, you should be getting information from Pat Brown on what the code to the box is. If you are not contacted by Pat by Friday and you are a monitor or on the monitor list, please contact Pat Brown, or Andrea Houston

Please click on the link below to see a set of directions for Lock Box access. Thank you. scov genealogy club lockbox access


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