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UPCOMING SPEAKING PRESENTATIONS


BLACK FAMILY GENEALOGY
& HISTORY SOCIETY

UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH FACILITIES:
GENEALOGY RESEARCH ANYWHERE

June 10th, 2017

Robert M. Wilbanks IV will be presenting his new lecture Understanding Research Facilities: Genealogy Research Anywhere to the Black Family Genealogy and History Society. This presentation will be 10:00am-12:00pm, Saturday, June 10th, 2017, at the Harmon Library, 1325 South 5th Avenue, (just south of Buckeye Road, downtown), Phoenix, AZ 85007. This event is FREE and attendance is open to the public.

UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH FACILITIES: GENEALOGY RESEARCH ANYWHERE [Foundational Knowledge; Beginner-Intermediate] How Libraries, Archives and other research facilities work, store, organize and make resources available, giving you power to do genealogical research anywhere. Even explains Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress classification.



FAITH OF OUR FATHERS:
CHURCH RESOURCES IN GENEALOGY

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Robert M. Wilbanks IV will be presenting his lecture Faith of Our Fathers: Church Resources in Genealogy to the East Valley Chapter of the Family History Society of Arizona. This presentation will be 6:00pm, Wednesday, June 21st, 2017, at the Palmas del Sol - Clubhouse Ball Room, 6209 E. McKellips Road, Mesa 85215 (McKellips in East Mesa, just west of the 202). Go to the FHSA link and click on the "Chapters" tab for the East Valley Chapter meeting details and directions. This event is FREE and attendance is open to the public.

FAITH OF OUR FATHERS: CHURCH RESOURCES IN GENEALOGY : [Special Topic; Beginner-Intermediate] This presentation gives a basic overview of Church records for genealogists, including understanding denominations, church history, records, resources and unique research facilities.



BLACK FAMILY GENEALOGY
& HISTORY SOCIETY

GENEALOGY IN CHAOS:
GETTING & STAYING ORGANIZED

July 8th, 2017

Robert M. Wilbanks IV will be presenting his new lecture Genealogy in Chaos: Getting & Staying Organized to the Black Family Genealogy and History Society. This presentation will be 10:00am-12:00pm, Saturday, July 8th, 2017, at the Harmon Library, 1325 South 5th Avenue, (just south of Buckeye Road, downtown), Phoenix, AZ 85007. This event is FREE and attendance is open to the public.

GENEALOGY IN CHAOS: GETTING & STAYING ORGANIZED [Foundational Knowledge; Beginner] Before getting started, or before getting too far along, have an effective and efficient organization system in place, from filing cabinets to software, from researching to a presentable sharing end product.



FAITH OF OUR FATHERS:
CHURCH RESOURCES IN GENEALOGY

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Robert M. Wilbanks IV will be presenting his popular lecture Faith of Our Fathers : Church Resources in Genealogy to the Phoenix Genealogical Society. This presentation will be 1:00pm, Tuesday, August 1st, 2017, at the Phoenix Family History Center, 3102 North 18th Avenue (near 19th Avenue and Osborn). Go to the Phoenix Genealogical Society website. This event is FREE and attendance is open to the public.

FAITH OF OUR FATHERS: CHURCH RESOURCES IN GENEALOGY : [Special Topic; Beginner-Intermediate] This presentation gives a basic overview of Church records for genealogists, including understanding denominations, church history, records, resources and unique research facilities.



GENEALOGY ON THE INTERNET:
AN INTRODUCTION

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Robert M. Wilbanks IV will be presenting Genealogy on the Internet: An Introduction at the August monthly meeting of The Caledonian Society of Arizona, an organization that celebrates all things Scottish.

This organization has regular membership gatherings on the second Thursday of each month, usually at the Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ. beginning at 6:30 pm. For more information about the Society, visit their Website. Meetings are open to anyone. Non-member visitors are welcome and charged $5.00 to attend.

At the August meeting date of Thursday, August 10th, Robert will present a basic beginner's overview to genealogy on the internet. The presentation will be made on a large screen with a PowerPoint and live access to the Internet for an introduction of some of the best online resources. Bring your own Wi-Fi and hotspot device to explore yourself along the way.



LESSER KNOWN GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES:
GREAT NEW POTENTIAL

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Robert M. Wilbanks IV will be presenting his lecture Lesser Known Genealogical Resources: Great New Potential to the Scottsdale Chapter of the Family History Society of Arizona. This presentation will be 6:30pm, Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017, at the Bethany Lutheran Church, in the Reynolds Hall north side, 4300 North 82nd Street, Scottsdale 85251 (82nd Street, just south of Camelback Road). Go to the FHSA link and click on the "Chapters" tab for the Scottsdale meeting details and directions. This event is FREE and attendance is open to the public.

LESSER KNOWN GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES: GREAT NEW POTENTIAL : [Special Topic; Intermediate-Advanced] Where do you go when you think youíve exhausted your research?



THE HISTORY OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION

GILA BUTTE CHAPTER, ARIZONA STATE SOCIETY

OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

October 18th, 2017

Robert M. Wilbanks IV will be presenting his lecture on The Constitution of the United States of America: An Historical Overview to the Gila Butte Chapter of the Arizona State Society Daughters of the American Revolution. This presentation will be 11:15am, Wednesday, October 18th in the Saguaro Room of the Cottonwood Country Club in Sun Lakes (Riggs and Robson Roads).

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: AN HISTORICAL OVERVIEW : [Special Topic; All Levels] (50 minutes) : Historical background of the creation of the U.S. Constitution, including events leading up to the Constitutional Convention, with key players, debates and topics of discussion, proposals, followed by the results and legacy.



2017 6th ANNUAL FAMILY HISTORY CONFERENCE

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Robert M. Wilbanks IV has been invited to be one of the Conference Speakers at the 2017 6th Annual Family History Conference hosted by the Mesa, Arizona FamilySearch Library. This multi-track all day event will be Saturday, October 21st, 2017, at the Tempe LDS Institute located on the Arizona State University Campus, 1000 South McAllister Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281. Check-in begins at 8:00am and the first track of classes begin at 9:00am.

This event is FREE and open to anyone interested in genealogy. Registration will be limited so watch for announcements from the Mesa, Arizona FamilySearch Library.

Or check back here later in August or September for updates and links as the details of the event and registration information is finalized.

Robert will be presenting two topics as follows:

March of the Virginians Part 1: Colony to Commonwealth History from the earliest Colonial settlement of Virginia, with the earliest expansion west, to the Revolutionary War and the establishment of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

March of the Virginians Part 1: Westward Expansion Migration through and out of Virginia, from the Revolutionary War up to just prior to 1900. Discussing migration patterns into, within, and out of Virginia, eventually showing the states that have strong Virginia ties.



2018 RED MOUNTAIN FAMILYSEARCH CONFERENCE

To Be Announced

Robert M. Wilbanks IV has been invited to be one of the Conference Speakers at the 2018 mini-Mesa FamilySearch Library's Red Mountain Family History Conference hosted by the Mesa, Arizona FamilySearch Library. This smaller regionally based conference will be a multi-track all day event on a Saturday in January 2018, exact date to be announced, at the Red Mountain LDS Institute located at 7126 East McKellips Road, Mesa, Arizona, 85207 (just west of the 202 on McKellips). Check-in begins at 8:00am, with the keynote speaker at 9:00am, followed by the first track of classes to begin at 9:55am.

This event is FREE and open to anyone interested in genealogy. Registration will open to be announced. Registration will be limited so watch for announcements from the Mesa, Arizona FamilySearch Library web page for conference details, registration, syllabi, directions and more.

Check back here later in December for updates and links as the details of the event and registration information is finalized.

This event is FREE and open to anyone interested in genealogy; registration is limited so secure your spot today.

Robert will be presenting the following two topics:

To Be Announced



2018 15th ANNUAL GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

Pinal County Genealogists

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

After very successful appearances the last two years, Robert M. Wilbanks IV has been invited back as one of the Workshop Session Speakers at the 2018 15th Annual Genealogy Workshop of the Pinal County Genealogists of Casa Grande, Arizona. This multi-track all day workshop event will be Saturday, January 27th, 2018, at the LDS Church, 1555 North Colorado, Casa Grande. At the end of the Day, Robert will also participate as one of the three Panelists in the one-hour Q & A Forum. Check-in begins at 8:00am and the first track of classes begin at 9:00am.

Check back here later in December for updates and links as the details of the event and registration information is finalized.

This event is FREE and open to anyone interested in genealogy; registration is limited so secure your spot today.

Robert will be presenting the following two topics:

To Be Announced

2018 GLENDALE FAMILYSEARCH CONFERENCE

To Be Announced

Robert M. Wilbanks IV has been invited to be one of the Conference Speakers at the 2018 mini-Mesa FamilySearch Library's Glendale Family History Conference hosted by the Mesa, Arizona FamilySearch Library. This smaller regionally based conference will be a multi-track all day event on a date to be determined in February 2018, at the Glendale, Arizona LDS Stake Center located at 8602 N. 31st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051 (Dunlap Avenue and the I-17). Check-in begins at 8:00am, with the keynote speaker at 9:00am, followed by the first track of classes to begin at 9:55am.

Check back here later in January 2018 for updates and links as the details of the event and registration information is finalized.

This event is FREE and open to anyone interested in genealogy; registration is limited so secure your spot today.

Robert will be presenting the following two topics:

To Be Announced








UPCOMING CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS


6-WEEK GENEALOGY COURSE

BASICS OF IRISH-AMERICAN GENEALOGY RESEARCH

FALL 2017


TENTATIVE

Robert M. Wilbanks IV is tentatively expected to be teaching his beginning Irish-American genealogy course for the Irish Cultural Center Library in the Fall of 2017; approximately September thru October of 2017. It is a six class six week program weeknight evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the McClelland Irish Library on Central Avenue in Downtown Phoenix. The course emphasizes researching your Irish-American roots covering the very basics of genealogy, using American records to identify where in Ireland your ancestors came from; census records to land records, from research libraries and archives across the country, to research and organization techniques. This course is presented using Microsoft Powerpoint, will include handouts, and includes live interactive access to the Internet to show first hand online Genealogy resources. You may even wish to bring your own wi-fi device to begin your online research.

Registration will be limited so watch for announcements from the Irish Cultural Center, or check back here later in August 2017 for updates and links as the details of the event and registration information is finalized.

Click here for the Official Course Flyer from the class earlier in 2016.


Please return to this site for details to be announced later.






ATTENDANCE AND APPEARANCES


ARIZONA COUNCIL OF PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGISTS

Annual Meeting and Seminar

To Be Announced 2017

As President of AzCPG, Robert M. Wilbanks IV will be hosting the Annual Meeting and Seminar of the Arizona Council of Professional Genealogists. Watch for details to be announced shortly.



WEST VALLEY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

ANNUAL SEMINAR

February 2018

Ancestral Pride will have a vendor display and sales table at the 2018 Annual Seminar of the West Valley Genealogical Society on Saturday, February 2018 at the Lakeview United Methodist Church in Sun City, Arizona.


Please return to this site for details to be announced later.



THE CALEDONIAN SOCIETY OF ARIZONA

54th PHOENIX SCOTTISH GAMES

March 3rd & 4th, 2018

Robert M. Wilbanks IV, as Chief Genealogist & Historian of The Caledonian Society of Arizona, will be volunteering his genealogy skills and services at the Genealogy Tent at the 2018 54th Annual Phoenix Scottish Games of The Caledonian Society of Arizona on Saturday and Sunday, March 2018 at Steele Indian School Park in Central Phoenix.


Please return to this site for details to be announced later.



FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY OF ARIZONA

ANNUAL SEMINAR

March 2018

Ancestral Pride will have a vendor display and sales table at the 2018 Annual Seminar of the Family History Society of Arizona on Saturday, March TBD, 2018.


Please return to this site for details to be announced later.






GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS


ROBERT WILBANKS APPOINTED CHIEF GENEALOGIST

Robert Wilbanks has been appointed the first of the newly created position of Chief Genealogist & Historian of The Caledonian Society of Arizona to take effect July 1st, 2016.




ROBERT WILBANKS REELECTED PRESIDENT AzCPG

Robert Wilbanks has been reelected to serve a second term as President of the Arizona Council of Professional Genealogists to take effect July 1st, 2016 through June 30th, 2017.




TRADE NAME REGISTERED WITH STATE OF ARIZONA

It is now official, the Ancestral Pride business name has officially been registered and certified with the State of Arizona, Department of State. Registered February 5, 2014. Expires February 5, 2019.

Click here for the official Trade name certificate for Ancestral Pride.



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MEDIA SPOTLIGHT


ARIZONA PBS

Robert M. Wilbanks IV was interviewed on a developing historical controversy here in Arizona on the Arizona PBS newscast. The replay is available at the following link. Despite being interviewed for 20 plus minutes, they only used a couple of seconds of two small quotes. Scroll down to the newscast of June 5th where I am in the second story that starts at 4:56 in the video Cronkite News Arizona PBS.



FOUNTAIN HILLS TIMES

The October 30th, 2013 issue of the Fountain Hills Times, a weekly newspaper for Fountain Hills, Arizona, published a short article about the then upcoming presentation Lesser Known Genealogical Resources: Great New Potential by Robert M. Wilbanks IV presented to the Fountain Hills Chapter of the Family History Society of Arizona on Monday, November 4th.

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The October 2nd, 2013 issue of the Fountain Hills Times, a weekly newspaper for Fountain Hills, Arizona, published a short article about the presentation The History of the United States Constitution by Robert M. Wilbanks IV presented to the Four Peaks Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in Fountain Hills on Saturday, September 14th.

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