Thursday, April 29, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Vice-President Bob Kroff welcomed members and visitors to this meeting.
Newsletter Editor Julie Hammons wanted all to know that the newsletter was not her's, but it belonged to the membership. She noted that she would welcome any ideas or articles for the newsletter.
FYI - the WCPAFUG Family History/Genealogy Newsletter is sent to all members each month. Aritcles are on helpful subjects and keeping us updated on doing our research.
You can view the front page of the newsletter, or for more information on our group, on our web site: You can receive the full newsletter by joining our group. Annual dues are $12.00 per family.

Bob then introduced this months Presenters - Dave and Manja Midgley and their class on scanning. Dave & Manja are currently serving a mission at the St. George Family History Center and have served missions to Germany (Dave only), Korea and Illinois (together).
The presentation began with .... How Do I Scan Something, with major points to remember: Scanning is more 'art' than 'science' so you need to experiment: Always have a notepad next to scanner: Keep a Journal and log what works and what doesn't: Build YOUR personal checklist of each type of item scanned.
He with talked about Desired Features - Top Brands: Epson - Cannon and HP Microtex.
A flat bed is more desirable than an All-In-One. Getting started: Understanding DPI & Resolutions: File Formats: Enlarging and cropping and other tips.
Thank You Dave and Manja for your presentation. Many oh's and ah's were heard because of the great presentation, and the massive amount of information to help us each in our scanning journey.

Our next meeting will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2010 Morningside Stake Center - 9th and River Rd. - St. George. You can find more information or our web site:

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Our meeting opened with President Connie Stewart welcoming members and visitors to our meeting.
Announcements - Connie suggested that we all check out the classes that are being held at the St. George Large Multi-Stake Family History Center. You can contact the Center at: 435-
673-4591 for further information. Classes are at low cost or no cost.
Presenter Deric Wortham on County Court House Records: Deric delighted us with a short history of how he became employed by the LDS Church and how he became involved in microfilming the records in the state of Kansas, the National Archives in Kansas and the RLDS records in Missouri.
Deric started with a copy of a Family Group Record...He then began researching this family using county court house records. This presentation keep our attention and so much information on researching available records. He then showed the Scholastic Census Records of the school which were found in the land office, the probate records of the father along with the estate inventory. Deric had many more records which time did not permit us to view.
His final notation was that we need more than simply genealogy - names, dates, places, we need to source all our information and learn more about our families - family history, through these various records which are available.
The presentation was very informative and enjoyed by all. We all now want to run, not just walk to those local county court houses of our ancestors...And if that is not possible we need to check out the microfilm available for our respective research counties.

Our next meeting will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - Morningside Stake Center on 9th South and River Road - St. George, Utah.

Presenters will be on scanning and taught by Dave and Manga Midgley .