Next week, two chapters of The Family History Society of Arizona (FHSA) have meetings scheduled.
On Monday night September 26, the Glendale chapter meets at the Glendale Public Library at 6:30 pm. The program is a discussion on how previous speakers have improved our research.
On Tuesday night September 27, the Scottsdale chapter meets at the Paiute Neighborhood Center at 7:00 pm. The speaker there will be Judy Nelson and her topic is "Updates and Changes in FamilySearch.org.
For more information on these chapters as well as the other five chapters in FHSA, please see http://www.fhsa.org/. Our society welcomes visitors and encourages members to attend as many chapter meetings as they wish each month.
The third Wednesday of each month is a busy one because two chapters meet on that day: Daytimers in the afternoon and East Valley in the evening. I was glad to be able to attend both meetings today.
Lynn Crawford spoke at the Daytimers chapter about PAF and gave ideas that were applicable not just to PAF and other genealogy software programs but to most windows programs also. I didn't realize that you could reorder lists; add columns in lists, etc. I also didn't realize why I would get different options when right clicking on things. Thank you Lynn.
Then I attended the East Valley meeting. Trudi Arledge reminded us about some of those "old" ways to look at things that we often forget because we get so busy with all of the new technology. Ideas like looking at neighbors and following migration paths were helpful years ago and are still good things to look at now. Then Sherry Richardson, PhD gave us examples of a variety of ways to use technology to present our genealogy. This including web sites, blogs, as well as scrapbooking, mapping and using digital recorders and YouTube. These two ladies provided us with lots of things to think about as well as to try. Thank you Trudi and Sherry.
So I'd like to encourage all FHSA members to look at other chapters and there meetings. I also want to invite all visitors to Arizona as well as residents who are not FHSA members, to visit one or two chapters and enjoy the benefits of sitting with others who share our passion.