Check out a new family history resource or class this week.
From beginners to seasoned professionals, there’s a resource here for everyone wanting to trace their roots.
HOW TO START YOUR FAMILY HISTORY
For free online advice, click here.
While you’re there, click the Search Records tab and you’ll gain access to finding millions of records from over 100 countries as well as useful guides and tips to help you find your ancestors.
FAMILY HISTORY LESSONS
LDS Family History Centers offer free personal help and access to information and resources. (there are over 4,600 local centers worldwide!). To find an LDS Family History Center near you click here.
The Mesa Regional Family History Center is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is open to the general public. It is located at 41 South Hobson, Mesa, AZ, 85204
Family History Center Class Schedule
These FREE classes are held in the upstairs classroom at the Family History Center. Public Welcome.
For more information, click here. See Family History Classes.
Training Center Class Schedule
These FREE classes are held across the street from the Family History Center. The Family History Training Center is at 464 E 1st Avenue, Mesa, Arizona. Public Welcome
For more information, click here. See Hands On Workshops.
Visit their website at http://www.mesarfhc.org/default.htm or call 480-964-1200 for further information.
The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a Division of the Secretary of State is sometimes gives Lunchtime Family History Lessons. Each lesson will begin at Noon and conclude by 1:00 p.m. and will be in the Polly Rosenbaum History and Archives Building, 1901 West Madison Street (one block south of Jefferson on 19th Ave.), Phoenix, AZ. No food or drink is allowed inside the building. There are no classes at this time.
If you are interested in performing volunteer work with the Genealogy Collection or other collections, please give them a call! If you are people-friendly, have some free time and enjoy genealogy, you may want to consider volunteering with them. Their hours are 8 to 5 Monday through Friday, and they are located about a mile west of downtown Phoenix in Arizona’s Capitol.
Volunteers shelve books, provide clerical support, assist patrons with beginning level genealogy and assist staff with special projects.
For more information about becoming a volunteer, call them at (602) 926-3938.
MORE RESOURCES- Learn from the comfort of home.
Cyndi’s List contains hundreds of thousands of links to family history and genealogy sites on the Internet. http://www.cyndislist.com/
Genealogy Gems Podcast Your Family History Show. Search the archives for tips and genealogy gems. http://www.genealogygemspodcast.com/
FamilySearch Videos – Family History and Genealogy topics http://www.youtube.com/familysearch
GeneaWebinars News about upcoming genealogy webinars (online seminars) offered throughout the online genealogy community. Many are free. Simply register. http://www.geneawebinars.com
GeneaBloggers See what others are doing online with genealogy and family history. You’ll find over 1,800 blogs from around the world listed which emphasize different aspects of family history and genealogy. Perhaps you’ll find information that’s just perfect for your needs. Check out the blog roll. www.GeneaBloggers.com
Check out the live Friday night Internet radio show hosted by Thomas MacEntee, founder of GeneaBloggers. http://www.geneabloggers.com Enjoy the wide variety of topics, both live and “on demand” episodes (formerly recorded) that can help you in your genealogy quest. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/geneabloggers
GeneaPress This is a repository of press releases where you can link to the latest news about the genealogy industry. http://www.geneapress.com
Dick Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter Straight talk about what’s happening in the genealogy community. http://blog.eogn.com/
Keep your genealogy knowledge growing. Choose one item from the classes or resources listed above and explore it this week.
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