Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Arizona Genealogy Birth and Death Certificates

Arizona has Birth (1887-1930) and Death (1878-1955) certificates online at http://genealogy.az.gov/. The nice thing is you can view the actual images online. You have the option to include Father & Mother's name in the search, good for birth certificates or narrowing down death certificates. And to limit the search by county & year range, helpful if you know the county but not the exact year.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

County Boundaries

If you need to find a county boundary for a state & can’t justify spending the money for a book or a program, HeritageQuest has made it easier. They have put maps online from “Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses”, 1790-1920, By Wiliam Thorndale and William Dollarhide.

On HeritageQuest, click browse in the census area. Pick a year & a state, and then click “View State Map”. You will be able to view that year’s county boundaries (black lines) & currant boundaries (white lines). Just plot the current location & compare it to the one for that year.

To find out if HeritageQuest is offered from your local library website or one in your state please visit http://www.eogen.com/HeritageQuestOnline .

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Genealogy Training Cource

With Carol Brown
9:30 am- 11:30 noon Tuesday’s & Thursday’s
January 9, 2007 - February 8, 2007
(Except as noted)

Sign-up at the library
Everyone Welcome
At the Bouse Library, 44031 Plomosa Road
Cost is $5.00 per class

Each week Carol teaches two different aspects of genealogical research followed by an open discussion session. All class are approximately 2 hours in length. You do not have to attend every session. You can choose the topics you wish to attend.

  • January 9 - Class 1 - Beginning Genealogy, Record Organization and Source Citation
  • January 10 - Class 2 - Computers and Genealogy on the Internet
  • January 16 - Class 3 - Census and Social Security Records
  • January 18 - Class 4 - Researching in Libraries and Court Houses
  • January 23 - Class 5 - Immigration and Migration Patterns
  • January 25 - Class 6 - Genealogical Societies and Magazines
  • January 30 - Class 7 - Over Coming Dead Ends
  • February 1 - Class 8 - Preponderance of Evidence
  • February 6 - Class 9 - Researching in Military Records
  • February 8 - Class 10 - Sharing Your Family History