At the February SaddleBrooke Genealogy Club meeting, we found that interest in genealogy is alive and well in the SaddleBrooke community. Nine interested people came to the meeting and expressed interest in joining the club. This was the most guests that anyone could remember.
The guest speaker for this month was Amy Urman who has been at other meetings and continues to amaze our members with her knowledge of how to research family history. She holds a certificate of genealogical research from Boston University, the National Genealogy Society and is a graduate of ProGen28. Amy is the President and co-founder of the Pima County Genealogy Society and is a licensed investigator in the state of Arizona.
Her talk was entitled Tips and Tricks for Using Google Successfully. The most important item learned is that Ancestry.com is not the only tool to use when researching. That G we all go to when we want the answer to a question is the best tool around and it is free and accessible to everyone. One can discover many things about family by typing in their name and knowing how to navigate the many choices on the first page of Google. All were impressed with how many ways there are to look up just about everything on this informative site. We learned a lot about navigating the first page that comes up when you open Google. As in any presentation that can be as technical as this, Amy provided us with a ten-page handout that will answer all the questions we thought we knew or forgot to ask. Everyone was very entertained and educated by Amy’s pleasant and outgoing presentation and we hope to have her return to give us more ways to research family genealogy.
Gloria Quigg announced that the SaddleBrooke Genealogy Club and Ranch Roots will hold a joint seminar on March 26, 2019 in the MountainView Ballroom East. It will consist of breakout sessions and will provide attendees the opportunity to sit in on two different talks. The General Q & A session will be four to six people who are willing to field questions and answer them. Registration is from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. The Breakout sessions will be 9:00 to 9:50 a.m. and 10:00 to 10:50 a.m. respectively. The general Q & A will be from 11:00 to 11:50 a.m. and followed by lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. The cost for this seminar will be $25 which includes coffee and tea during registration and lunch. Contact Gloria Quigg at 520-818-2155 or email@example.com if you are interested.
Raffle prize winners were Jan Cahill and Kerri Wolfe.