President's Message - October 2017This past month has been busy. Lots of Family History and spending time in Pennsylvania with my daughter and grand kids. Even got to work with my granddaughter on our Family History. She is a real history buff and loves that she qualifies for the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). So, spent some time showing her around our tree, and her mom contacted the local DAR chapter. It warms the cockles of my heart to have someone in the family interested in our history.
Speaking of history, the Family History training season is upon us. Saturday, Oct 21st, is the annual Mesa Family Search Libraryís Family History Conference. It is held annually at the Tempe Institute of Religion on the ASU Campus. The theme this year is Bridging Connections, and Lisa McBride of FamilySearch, will be the keynote speaker. You can register at (www.mesafsl.org). I expect they will also have the January 2018, conference, but no date has been announced yet.
The Green Valley Genealogical Society is hosting Gena Philibert-Ortega this year. Their dates are Feb. 16 & 17, 2018. More info can be found at (www.azgvgs.org).
The West Valley Genealogical Society (www.azwvgs.org) will be hosting Cyndi Ingle, of Cyndiís list fame, on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.
CeCe Moore, a Genetic Genealogist, will be presenting at the 2018 Pima County Genealogy Society (www.azpimagensoc.org). Her daylong seminar will be held on March 10, 2018.
Donít forget our seminar, March 23 and 24, when we will be hosting Thomas Jones, the nationally renowned genealogist and lecturer.
Of course, RootsTech 2018 ((www.rootstech.org)) is just around the corner as well, beginning on Wednesday, February 28 and going through Saturday, March 3rd. This year the theme is Connect. Belong. With the extra day, they will have over 300 classes. They have morphed the Innovator Showdown into the new Innovator Showcase. The Showcase will be highlighting leading technologies and products within the genealogy industry from around the world.
BTW, if you have been waiting for the blog article I promised last month on the tutorial for finding images, it didnít happen. When I went back to write the article, FamilySearch had changed the database and it is now restricted. I am working on a new example.
Richard Young, FHSA President 2017-2018