What’s happening?

  • Visit the SCVGS computer room in the Welcome Center with your research project.  Go to our Club Room Calendar to see when our room will be open, or to sign up to monitor.
  • Monthly Meeting: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 1 to 3pm in the Activity Center, Navajo Room.  Speaker Moreen Ferdie will open our eyes to Newspaper Research.  Newspapers are a great source of family history details, giving us facts and stories of our ancestoro’s lives.
  • 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 to 3pm, 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.
  • Pinal County Geneologists Sixteenth Annual Genealogy Workshop:  Saturday, January 26th,  2019,  8am to 4pm, 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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The Gifting Tree for Genealogy!

The Gifting Tree for the Sun City Vistoso Genealogical Society will be on display at the December meeting.  We are trying to keep dues down for everyone, so please consider at small gift to the Gifting Tree.

ice cube snowman with headphones ornament

Photo by Ramirez Cooper on Pexels.com

And don’t forget your check for the 2019 dues – $20 for an individual and $30 for a household made out to SCVGS!

Happy Holidays!

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What to bring to the General Meeting on Tuesday

There are a couple of things you should try to bring to the Genealogy Club’s General Meeting on Tuesday.

  1. Your dues for 2019-2020 season. Check is preferred.
  2. Printout of the speaker’s handout (posted last week). I only made a few copies for those without printers.
  3. Wedding Pictures for the Display Case
  4. Other Pictures – we want to change the wall display in the Genealogy Room, but we need more pictures please!

Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday.


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Still Time for Wedding Photos!

If you haven’t submitted your wedding photo(s) for the display case as yet, please bring them to the Genealogy meeting on Tuesday!!
Helen and Bob Jennette

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Help Needed for Spring Social

We need your help to make our Spring Social a success.  Mary Barr will be bringing sign-up sheets to the December meeting. Please sign up to help out so we can all have a good time. Thank you.

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Speaker Handouts for December

The speaker’s handouts are a little long, so I am going to post them and only bring a few copies for those who do not have printers. If you can, please print your own copy or be willing to share. Our scheduled speaker could not attend, but he asked a friend to take his place. The speaker will be Moreen Ferdie, and her topic is “Extra, Extra, Read All About It – Newspaper Research”. She works at the Family History Library on the east side of Tucson.

Her handout is here: Extra! Extra! Read All About it

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