Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board
Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board
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FREE Family History Classes

Come and enjoy a great line up of free classes on Saturday, January 14th, at the Mesa Inter-Stake Center, 830 E. 2nd Ave. 
Classes include:
Joyce Reese McCollum: Researching African Americans
Dr. Duane Roen: Workshop: Writing Stories About Family & Making the Story Come to Life. 
Kim Miller: Getting Started: My First Introduction to doing Family History
Dr. Melanie Sturgeon: Tips & Hints from a Professional Archivist
Michelle Goodrum: Ancestry DNA: Tools, Tips & Tricks for Analyzing DNA Results
Dr. Robert Massey: Finding Ancestors that Participated in the Civil War (1861-1865)
Kathy Oliveros: La importancia de dedicar tiempo a tus antepasados
Wallace Haws: for Beginners
Plus many more, see the full schedule here.
There will be Family History displays and the Mesa FamilySearch Library missionaries will be on-hand to assist you with your online research. Youth and young children activities offered throughout the day.

All classes are free and there is no registration required.

Keynote begins at 9am, with Charles Shults, speaking on The Stories That Bind Us.

Classes begin at 10am and go through 3pm.

More information at

New pricing on all current publications
Arizona Territorial Marriages - Graham Co. 1881-1912 and Greenlee Co. 1911 - 261 pages- now $15.00 *
Arizona Territorial Marriages - Yuma County 1864-1912 - 185 pages - now $10.00 *
Arizona Territorial Marriages - Navajo County 1895-1912 - 82 pages - now $5.00 *
*  Soft cover with comb binding, shipping is $5.00 per book.
Arizona 1890 Great Registers - 361 acid free pages, hard cover - now $15.00 ** 
**  Shipping is $10.00 per book.   
Contact:  Peggy Morphew (

Promoting Genealogy and History by addressing the educational needs and interests of the Arizona genealogical community and the general public through cooperation between member societies and individuals.

President's Corner

2015 began without knowing that the Mesa FamilySearch Library would still not be open by 2016. The library had closed for remodeling in late 2014. Mold and termites were found, leaving decision makers to repair or demolish the building. Well, there was always the state capitol library, affectionately called “Linda’s library” But 2015 also began without knowing that, in late July, the Arizona State Library’s Genealogy Collection, which began during territorial times, would close and move with only a one week notice to the public. Suddenly, instead of three large genealogy libraries in Arizona, we had only one - the West Valley Genealogical Society Library. How dare state officials ... read the rest here!

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Upcoming Events
January 17 - 6:30 pm
Family History Society of Arizona - Paradise Valley Chapter
Normally meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month. See for details.  

January 18 - 1:00 pm
Family History Society of Arizona - Daytimers Chapter
Normally meets 3rd Wednesday of each month.  See for details  

January 18 - 5:30 pm
Arizona Council for Professional Genealogists Meeting
AzCPG will meet in the adjoining restaurant for a meal and to discuss the upcoming year's activities. The restaurant is called Southern Rails. You can check out their menu here Bring your ideas and share with the group.   Please RSVP to Daniela Moneta before January 13th - ...

January 18 - 6:00 pm
Family History Society of Arizona - East Valley Chapter
Normally meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month. See for details  

January 21 - 1:00 pm
Pima County Genealogy Society
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