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
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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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
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
Spinach Veggie Wrap including fruit and a choice of cookie.
Chicken Caesar 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.