Monday, May 28, 2012

Berrter get caught up.....


Our May meeting..... Saturday, May 19, 2012

President Bob Kroff opened the meeting with a welcome to all members and visitors.  Bob then thanked all those who are participating in the 1940 Census Indexing.  

For those who are not doing indexing, it's not to late.   Contact any board member for help starting, or go to the St. George Family History Center (in the temple parking lot) and help is available there.

President Kroff then introducted a visitor, Charles Clayton.  Mr. Clayton will be the Grand Marshall for the Thursday, September 27th Opening Cememony at the Santa Clara 2012 Swiss Days.  He was chosen for his donation to the Historical Society making possible for the Museum at the Santa Clara Town Hall.  Mr. Clayton also noted that the Coleville Restoration Group was involved in the dedication and Open House for the Josiah Stowell home and the Knight Farmhouse in Nineveh, New York, the Coleville area.  Mr. Clayton descends through the Samuel Knight family.

Todays Presenter was Lida Larkin.  Lida who lives in both St. George and Las Vegas is the mother of seven children and now enjoys her 20 grandchildren, with a couple of great-grandchildren thrown into the mix.  Lida is a Board Member of the SUFH&GGroup.

Since the age of 13 Lida has been involved in family history and genealogy research.  She has written three extensive Family Histories and is working on a fourth at the present time.  She is a Family History Consultant and enjoys helping others with their genealogy research.   She loves the FamilySearch site and other genealogy helps online, and has a free Family History Tips newsletter, sent occasionally.  You can receive by signing up on her website at

Lida's presentation Building a Genealogy Tool Box was very informative and followed a Power Point Demonstration with a handout.  (Contact any board member for this handout.)   The presentation specializes in creating a 'container' to hold your genealogy/family history documents and/or URL sites.

A Research ToolBox personalizes your own genealogy research.  You can make it geared to fit your own style and likes.  This handout is loosely based on Tom MacEntee's webinar. 
                                  Thomas MacEntee's website -

Objective:  To help you organize your bookmarks and links and be able to find your favorite research websites.  (Instead of hammers, nails and screwdrivers, you use websites.)
Containers:  Contents reside in a container.  You select the best one for you before adding content.
Select a Container:  You can change or upgrade containers at a later date.  Cindy's list is one of the most popular toolboxes that you can access and search..  You need to have your own and Lida's class outline provides the necessary information to create you own Toolbox.

For help:  Lida Larkin - http://www.tipsforfamilyhistorycom  
                email Lida at -