Proud member of
National Genealogical Society
Family History Society of Arizona
40th Anniversary Celebration
Genealogy Seminar and Annual Meeting
Featuring Arizona Speakers
Saturday, 28 October 2023
Pyle Adult Recreation Center
655 E. Southern Avenue, Tempe
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Program Agenda
9:45 – 10:00 - Check-in, Greetings and Introduction

10:00 – 11:00 – Peggy Ash - World Wars I and II Draft Registration Cards: The history, how the draft
was conducted, what the code numbers represent, and their significance for family history. Tips and
tricks will be included.

11:15 – 12:15 – George Wolfmeyer - Finding My Family in Military Records: A discussion of what
genealogical information can be gleaned from these records, the sources used, and what Military
Records one should seek out in their research.

12:15 – 1:00 - Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 – Katie Gertz - 40 th FHSA Anniversary Celebration
2:00 – 3:00 – Bonnie Bossert - Using Civil War Pension Files to Break Through Brick Walls- Has
someone told you something in your tree is wrong? Someone told me my 3 rd great-grandfather couldn’t
be buried where I had him…and in researching it I discovered a civil war saga in the pension files that
broke through a brick wall.  But does DNA support the pension records?”

3:00 – 3:30 - FHSA Annual Meeting
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Members MUST be logged in before registering
Jason Deli Lunch also available for $15, click on Green button below to order. 
You can choose a Dell Sandwich, Vegetarian option, or a Salad Option
Sandwich options:
Meat - Roasted Turkey, Chicken Salad w/ pineapple & almonds, or Roast Beef 
Breads - Multigrain Wheat, White, Rye, Butter Crossiant, or Gluten-free Bread & Gluten-free Cookie
Cookies - Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, or Fudge Nut Brownie
Vegetarian option
Spinach Veggie Wrap including fruit and a choice of cookie.
Salad Options
Chicken Caesar Salad
Chef Salad 
Both include choice of cookie.
A printed syllabus is also avaiable for pick up at the meeting. The cost is $5 per syllabus. If you would like a printed copy, please click button below.