Presidents Message - May 2017Summer is quickly approaching and a lot of our winter visitors have returned to their cooler climes. For those of you left here, loving the warm weather, how are you going to enjoy our summer Family History season? There are a lot of opportunities throughout the summer, both off and on-line, for us to enjoy. A few of them are:
Beginning May 1st, the Mesa FamilySearch Training Center will be open more hours. Check their website at http://mesafsl.org. I was there last week and their air conditioning is great. Their new hours will be:
Mon: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tues, Wed, Thurs: 10 AM - 8:30 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
On the west side, you can enjoy cool researching at the West Valley Genealogy Society library. It is located at 12222 N. 111 Ave, Youngstown. For non-members, they charge a small $5 per day fee for use of the library. See their website at http://www.azwvgs.org. Their hours are:
Tues, Thurs-Sat 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Sun 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Phoenix offers a unique look at Irish genealogy at the McClelland Irish Library at 1106 N.Central. Their website is http://www.azirish.org/. The librarys hours vary so check the website for details, or call 602-258-0109. They charge a $5 per day fee for access to the genealogy collection and online resources. The light rail passes right by it, so it is a leisurely ride for a lot of us.
If you just want to stay at home and have a little fun, join the FHSA group on Relative Finder https://relativefinder.org. See how you are related to other members of our group. You will need a free FamilySearch.org account to sign in. This link, will take you directly to our page after you sign in.
Of course, dont forget our Facebook page, at, https://www.facebook.com/fhsaz/.
Richard Young, FHSA President 2017-1018