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 .