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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Calendar of Events for the Week of January 13

General Meeting: The Lake Havasu Genealogical Society presents Selena DuLac who will be doing a program on Quaker Records at our General Meeting on Wednesday, January 15th at 9:00am at the Society Library in the Shambles Village. 

Special Interest Groups: Two groups have meetings scheduled for this week.

Tuesday - January 14th starting at 10:00am - British Isle Research: If you researching English, Irish, Scottish or Wales ancestry, you might want to come to this special meeting just for you. Help your fellow members or get help from your fellow members with your research. Share websites you found helpful or brainstorm ideas on where you might want to take your research next.  

Thursday - January 16th starting at 10:00am - Family Tree Maker Research: If you are using Family Tree Maker for your record keeping software for your genealogy research or maybe want to use it, then this special interest group is for you. Learn how to record your facts, sources, or run reports and more. Get the most out of your software. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - These groups are a new idea for the society and if we don't get enough interest, not all groups will continue to meet. So if you are interested in one or both of the groups and are unable to attend, you may want to email the society at so that we know who would be interested in attending next month. Both of these meetings are tentatively scheduled the second week of the month, however Thursday's meeting was postponed this month by one week due to a conflict for the Facilitator.

REMINDER: January is the month that our yearly dues are due. You may pay them at this meeting or during the month of January. Membership cost is only $15.00 for an individual and $21 per couple. As always, dues can be sent via check payable to LHGS and mailed to PO Box 953, Lake Havasu City, AZ  86405.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Reverse Genealogy Classes being offered in March 2014


being offered by the Lake Havasu Genealogical Society

Lake Havasu City, AZ: The Lake Havasu Genealogical Society will be holding a 4-part series of classes on Reverse Genealogy March 11, 13, 25, and 27 at their Library located in the Shambles Village, 2126 N McCulloch Blvd, Suite 17.

The 4-part series of genealogy classes on Reverse Genealogy will teach beginner to experience researchers how to start from the past and work their way to the present. This technique is very helpful in finding living relatives or to break through brick walls by researching co-lateral family lines. Traditionally, researchers start with the known and work back one generation at a time to find ones ancestors.

The cost, which includes all four parts of the series, is $20.00 for members of the Society and $30.00 for non-members. Participates can choose either the morning session and attend classes from 10am until Noon or the evening session which runs from 6pm until 8pm.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration forms and class syllabus can be found at Email inquiries can be sent to

About Lake Havasu Genealogical Society: LHGS is a non-profit organization formed in September of 1987 and dedicated to collecting and preserving genealogical and historical data. Their objective is to encourage and assist others in gathering ancestral information. In 1990 the LHGS started a library in the home of one of their members and in 2001 moved to their current location in the Shambles Village on McCulloch Ave. The Library is operated solely by volunteer help.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Calendar of Events for the Week of January 6th

Monday - January 6th
     American Research Special Interest Group meets at 10am-Noon - Join your fellow Society Members to share research tips and hints on searching for your American ancestors,  includes all of North America (US, Canada and Mexico). Please feel free to bring your genealogy files, laptops or tablets to the meeting. For this SIG to continue, we will need someone to volunteer and be the facilitator for the group.
Tuesday - January 7th
     Library reopens at Noon to 4pm. Come down and explore all the resources of our Library. This is an excellent place to work on your research, away from your own home and the distractions associated with it.
    Board Meeting at 4pm. As always, any member is welcome to attend Board Meetings. (NOTE: Board Meetings have been changed to the Tuesday the week prior to our General Meeting.)

 Wednesday - January 8th
     Library is open from 9am-5pm. Pack a bag lunch and stay for the whole day, or spend a few hours to do some much needed research on your family history.
     Share Session at 9:30am until about 11am - This month's share session will be looking at RootsMagic 6 a software program that organizes your research. The library has this software installed on their computer and a limited version is free to download. Come and learn about RootsMagic and determine if this might be the software you need to expand your family history research.
Thursday – January 9th
    Library is open from 1pm-5pm. Come down and get some research time at our library. Having problems or need another pair of eyes, our Library is an excellant place to get assistances.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Dues Reminder..................

Attention members, your membership to the Lake Havasu Genealogical Society expired December 31st!  Please take time to renew now.  

Thank you to all members that have already renewed your membership with LHGS.