Thursday, December 24, 2009

WCPAF Users Group - January meeting...

Our next meeting will be held on Saturday, January 16th, 2010....10:00 a.m. at the Morningside State Center - 9th and River Road, St. George, Utah.

Our vice-president, Bob Kroff will present a class on genealogy/family history software.
Bob will bring PAF, RootsMagic and Legacy to us by teaching us what each of these programs will bring to us. He will review each program and help us get to know the program and help us understand how they work. The bells, whistles, ins and outs.

There have been many new and exciting, which brings many things we need to learn more about. This presentation will start us off and during this new year we will have classes to help us with our research.

Washington County PAF Users Group - Jan meeting

Our December business meeting and get-together was held on Saturday, December 19th.
The election of officers was held with the following elected to the board: Connie Stewart - President: Bob Kroff - Vice-President: June Morton - Secretary/ Membership: Pat Foster - Treasurer: Max Turpin: Marilyn Rohrer: Curt Rohrer: Helen Lenz: Russ Bateman: Fran Lightner: and a welcome to our newest board member - Julie Hammons.
A video was played which reviewed the year 2009 with the WCPAF Users Group in pictures and music.
Goodies brought were shared by all. All were really good.
We appreciate those who presented our classes in 2009. We had classes on many subjects by those who share their knowledge in these subjects. Thanks to all presenters!
We welcome you to come to our monthly meetings, except for August when no meeting is held, and join with our group. Visitors are welcome!
As you go forward with your family history we wish you the best of findings in this new year 2010!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

6th Annual St. George Family History Expo 2010

It's time to make your plans to attend the Annual St. George History Expo 2010 coming up Feburary 26 - 27, 2010.
This is a fantastic Expo every year with speakers and presenters who provide great information.
Take a look at the web site for speakers, presenters and class schedule, and register at:

Pre-registration, ends Feb. 1, 2010 - $65.00 for the 2 days.
At the door cost will be $75.00, $40.00 for 1-day, or $12.00 per class.

December 19, 2009 Annual Meeting

Our December meeting will be held on Saturday, December 19th. This is our annual meeting to handle all necessary business, and nominating and election of officers and board members.

All are invited to attend and guests are welcome. It's time to visit and enjoy each others company.

Don't forget to bring your favorite finger food.

We will show a video presentation on the Users Group in the year 2009.

Great year thanks to Connie, Bob, Ron, June, Max, Pat, Marilyn, Helen, Russ, Curt and Fran, the officers and board members.

We've had another year of wonderful classes with great presenters. A BIG THANK YOU to all the board members who got this all organized by inviting our presenters to share their individual knowledge on computer security - research - various software information - cleaning up our files both on our computers and in our drawers and boxes, or even on the floor! We revisited 'Uncle Verl', information on the newFamilySearch, a Crash Course in Genealogy, and learning how to 'Break down brick walls'

Our web site is up and running. It is still a 'work in progress', but we are making that progress.
Take a look at: - or google Washington County PAF Users Group.

Our big THANK YOU to Russ Bateman for the many hours he has spent working on this site.

The Washington County Cemetery Project is on-going. Gathering obituaries and putting those on the web site on the grave site information; Gathering pictures and histories to also be added to the grave site information.

We are continuing our work on the Cemetery Project and would appreciate volunteers coming on-board to help get this work done. The data entry is done in your home, on your computer and you can put in whatever amount of time you have available.

Going out to the cemeteries takes more effort - taking pictures of grave stones. Again, going when you have the time available.

Max Turpin is also been working on getting local information on 'Find-A-Grave' and co-ordination to the area cemeteries.

If you can volunteer to help us on this please contact: Fran Lightner 688-1260. Or, email at: