February 18th Seminars Open for Registration

Two genealogy seminars in the area next February are now open for registration:

Green Valley Genealogical Society: The Society’s annual seminar is Saturday February 18th in Green Valley.  It runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dr. Tom Jones, co-editor of the NGS Quarterly, will give four one-hour talks:

  • “Five Ways to Prove Who Your Ancestor Was”;
  • “Finding ‘Unfindable’ Ancestors”;
  • “How to Avoid Being Duped by the Internet”;
  • “Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Ancestor”.

There is also a limited-enrollment workshop on Friday the 17th from 9 to noon. Full details on the events and on Dr. Jones’ background are available here.  For non-members of GVGS, registration is $45 (including lunch) for Saturday, and $25 for Friday. The registration form is available here.

West Valley Genealogical Society: This Society’s annual seminar is the same date, Saturday February 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Phoenix suburb of Sun City. Kory Meyerink, staff member of the Salt Lake City Family History Library, is the speaker. His topics are:

  • “Internet Sources for German Research”;
  • “Research Close to Home: get what you want without a big travel budget”;
  • “Getting There When There’s Nothing Here: European sources for tracking immigrant origins;’
  • “Midwest: the heartland of America”.

Additional details on Mr. Meyerink and the seminar are available here. Registration is $40 until the end of December, and $45 later. This includes breakfast, lunch, and beverages. Click here for the registration form.

Joan Eddy, our field trip supervisor, will have sign-up sheets for those who would like to carpool to either of these events. Thanks to Sue Huffer for letting us know about the West Valley seminar.

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