Tuesday, January 27, 2015

FHSA Annual Meeting and Lisa Alzo

Lisa Alzo

Family History Society of Arizona
Annual Meeting and
Genealogical Seminar with Lisa Alzo
Saturday March 7, 2015
Fountain Hills Community Center
13001 N. La Montana Dr. Fountain Hills, Az. 85268

Special Friday Evening Session, March 6, 2015
Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd.,Scottsdale, Az.

For more information and to register, click here

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mesa AZ FamilySearch Library - Update

The Mesa AZ FamilySearch Library sent out an update today on their facebook page:

Mesa AZ FamilySearch Library - Construction challenges continue to delay the reopening of the Library. The Directors meet regularly with the architects and construction foremen. When a firm reopening date has been provided, we will announce it immediately. We appreciate your patience and promise the upgrades will be worth the wait and will enhance your family history experiences.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Legacy Family Tree Meeting

The East Valley Chapter of the Family History Society of Arizona (FHSA) sponsors a monthly Legacy Family Tree User Group every month. Our next meeting will be this Thursday (Jan 8th), at 6pm. The meeting will be held at the LDS chapel at 1415 E. Southern Ave, enter through the southwest doors. 

We will be having a workshop this month working on our our files and problems together.

So bring your laptop and spend some time getting better acquainted with Legacy.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Mesa Family Search Library

The constructions issues with the renovations have delayed the reopening until late February, hopefully. 

Below is the noticed issued this week:

As you may know, we are in the process of a total remodeling of the first floor of the Library with some minor changes on the second floor. We closed the Library on the 24th of  November with plans to reopen on the 5th of January, 2015. We have had some major complications that will delay our opening date. We are not certain at this time, but anticipate opening in late February. If you will call 480-964-1200, our Library phone number, we will include the new opening date in our message as soon as we have a firm date. We will also post it on the entry door of the Library as soon as we have the date.

Here is a link to the January newsletter

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Find A Grave App for Android Released

Just in time for Christmas, Ancestry has released version 1.0 of their Find A Grave App for Android.

Now Android users can easily search for cemeteries on a map or by name, find deceased relatives, create new memorials, add photos, and update GPS points. They will  also be able to edit their own bio and preferences, see and add to their virtual cemeteries, and find and fulfill photo requests from across the community.  

I have not done a side-by-side comparison with the iOS version since the Beta first came out, but it looks good.

Check out the Ancestry.com release for more information or go to the Google Play Store to check it out.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Mesa Family Search Library Reopening Delayed

Notice received from the Mesa FSL this morning:

A construction problem at the Mesa AZ FamilySearch Library will delay our scheduled January 5, 2015 reopening date.  The reopening date could be as late as the 3rd week of January.  As soon as we receive the new firm date, everyone will be notified.
Any patron films affected during this time will be adjusted so that all will receive the full 90-day rental.