Sunday, February 24, 2013

Hear Ye!! Arizona Genealogists/Researchers

Dear Arizona Genealogists and Family Researchers,

(I should also include those of you who live in California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, etc.)

Anyway, this is to let you know (or remind you) that you have two great opportunities to attend conferences fairly near to where we live.  YES!! Two Large conferences NEAR Arizona.  Within a one day's drive; or reasonable air line rates and a short flight time with NO layovers. 

May 8-11 is the NGS (National Genealogical Society) conference in Las Vegas.  Yes, the city of .....???  As usual, the program and speakers look exciting.  I know the exhibit hall will be great.  And there are optional pre-event tours and activities that are both entertaining and educational.  There's even a Night Tour, with guides, that includes the Strip, Downtown, the pawn shop that is featured on "Pawn Stars" and lights, and lights, and more lights.  The Las Vegas hotel, casino and convention facilities are all under one roof, and just about 10 minutes from McCarran airport.  And if you drive, parking is free.  (More money for the slot machines?)  This website provides complete information.

June 6-9 is the SCGS (Southern California Genealogical Society) Jamboree.  This great conference is in Burbank, California, right across from the Burbank Airport.  So flight arrangements are easy, if you wish to fly.  While Jamboree is presented by a local/regional society, it can boast of nationally-known speakers, quality facilities and an exciting exhibit hall.  The hotel and conference hall are about 25 yards apart, across a grassy area (Yes, green grass!!!) and the entire conference is on one level.  See this web site for all of the details.

So which one will I see you at?  Check out the web sites.  Let me know. 

FHSA (Arizona) - Seminar and Annual Meeting

On Saturday, March 9. the Family History Society of Arizona is holding their Seminar and Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Barry Ewell will be presenting four topics during the day.   The web site with all of the information is  If you are planning on attending, please register as soon as possible. 

The Seminar has been a great resource for local genealogists and a wonderful opportunity to learn, visit with friends and make new friends.  I hope to see many of you there.