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UPCOMING SPEAKING PRESENTATIONS


2017 RED MOUNTAIN FAMILYSEARCH CONFERENCE

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Robert M. Wilbanks IV has been invited to be one of the Conference Speakers at the 2017 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 Saturday, January 21st, 2017, 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 December 15, 2016. Registration will be limited so watch for announcements from the Mesa, Arizona FamilySearch Library web page for conference details, registration, syllabi, directions and more.

Robert will be presenting the following two topics:

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

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.



2017 14th ANNUAL GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

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 2017 14th Annual Genealogy Workshop of the Pinal County Genealogists of Casa Grande, Arizona. This multi-track all day workshop event will be Saturday, January 28th, 2017, 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.

This event is open to anyone interested in genealogy; registration is limited so secure your spot today. There is a $20 fee before January 14th, and $25.00 after January 14th. Lunch is included in the fee. $5 extra will get you the complete program syllabus in hardcopy; it is available free online now.

Registration is now Open. Go to the 2017 Genealogy Workshop web page for workshop details, registration, syllabus, directions and more.

Robert will be presenting two topics as follows:

UNITED STATES MILITARY RECORDS: A GENERAL OVERVIEW [Special Topic; Intermediate-Advanced] General overview of U.S. military history and records from the colonial period to the present as a tool for furthering family history. Learn about America's military history, how records were created, how to obtain them, and other general publications and sources.

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.

Click here for Official Workshop Syllabus

Click here for Official Workshop Speakers List & Biographies

Click here for Official Workshop Class Descriptions



UNITED STATES CIVIL WAR

HISTORY & GENEALOGY RESEARCH

Trilogy Genealogy Club

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Robert M. Wilbanks IV will be presenting his lecture United States Civil War History & Genealogy Research to the Trilogy Genealogy Club at Trilogy at Power Ranch (Queen Creek and Power Roads) in Gilbert, Arizona. This presentation will be 1:00pm, Monday, February 14th, 2017 in the Catalina Room at the Trilogy at Power Ranch Community Clubhouse in Gilbert (4369 East Village Parkway). This event is FREE and attendance is open to the public.

UNITED STATES CIVIL WAR HISTORY & GENEALOGY RESEARCH [Special Topic; Intermediate-Advanced] Presentation about researching the Civil War ancestor; emphasizing the importance of military records as research tool for furthering genealogical research in general, and obtaining more details regarding the Civil War ancestor in specific. Includes fascinating and unique historical facts and statistics related to the Civil War as a research tool for furthering genealogical research. These Civil War facts are presented primarily in relationship to the common Civil War soldier, so as to provide hints and clues, research tips and analytical approaches.



UNITED STATES CIVIL WAR

HISTORY & GENEALOGY RESEARCH

Sun City Vistoso Genealogical Society

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Robert M. Wilbanks IV will be presenting his lecture United States Civil War History & Genealogy Research to the Sun City Vistoso Genealogical Society at Sun City Oro Valley Retirement Community in Oro Valley, Arizona (north of Tucson). This presentation will be 1:00pm, Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 in the Activity Center's Navajo Room (1565 E Rancho Vistoso Blvd, Oro Valley, AZ 85755). This event is FREE and attendance is open to residential community members.

UNITED STATES CIVIL WAR HISTORY & GENEALOGY RESEARCH [Special Topic; Intermediate-Advanced] Presentation about researching the Civil War ancestor; emphasizing the importance of military records as research tool for furthering genealogical research in general, and obtaining more details regarding the Civil War ancestor in specific. Includes fascinating and unique historical facts and statistics related to the Civil War as a research tool for furthering genealogical research. These Civil War facts are presented primarily in relationship to the common Civil War soldier, so as to provide hints and clues, research tips and analytical approaches.



2017 GLENDALE FAMILYSEARCH CONFERENCE

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Robert M. Wilbanks IV has been invited to be one of the Conference Speakers at the 2017 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 Saturday, February 25, 2017, 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.

This event is FREE and open to anyone interested in genealogy. Registration will open January 21, 2017. Registration will be limited so watch for announcements from the Mesa, Arizona FamilySearch Library web page for conference details, registration, syllabi, directions and more.

Robert will be presenting the following two topics:

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

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.



TRILOGY FAMILY HISTORY CONFERENCE

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Robert M. Wilbanks IV has been invited to be one of the Conference Presentors at the Annual 2017 Family History Conference hosted by the Trilogy at Vistancia Genealogy Club. The theme for this year's conference is "Discovering Your Story". This conference will have four speakers each giving one one-hour presentation at an all day event on Monday, March 6th, 2017, at Trilogy at Vistancia's large ballroom at the Community Center located at 27980 N Trilogy Blvd, Peoria, Arizona, 85383 (just west of the 303 north of Happy Valley Road). Check-in begins at 9:00am, with the program to begin at 9:45am, with the day to end by about 4:00pm.

Robert will be presenting the following topic:

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



LESSER KNOWN GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES:
GREAT NEW POTENTIAL

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Robert M. Wilbanks IV will be presenting his lecture Lesser Known Genealogical Resources: Great New Potential to the East Valley Chapter of the Family History Society of Arizona. This presentation will be 6:00pm, Wednesday, March 15th, 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.

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



UNITED STATES CIVIL WAR

HISTORY & GENEALOGY RESEARCH

Sunflower Genealogical Society

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Robert M. Wilbanks IV will be presenting his lecture United States Civil War History & Genealogy Research to the Sunflower Genealogical Society at the Sunflower Retirement Community in Tucson, Arizona (near Marana). This presentation will be 2:00pm, Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 in the Activity Center. This event is FREE and attendance is open to residential community members.

UNITED STATES CIVIL WAR HISTORY & GENEALOGY RESEARCH [Special Topic; Intermediate-Advanced] Presentation about researching the Civil War ancestor; emphasizing the importance of military records as research tool for furthering genealogical research in general, and obtaining more details regarding the Civil War ancestor in specific. Includes fascinating and unique historical facts and statistics related to the Civil War as a research tool for furthering genealogical research. These Civil War facts are presented primarily in relationship to the common Civil War soldier, so as to provide hints and clues, research tips and analytical approaches.








UPCOMING CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS


6-WEEK GENEALOGY COURSE

BASICS OF IRISH-AMERICAN GENEALOGY RESEARCH

Winter 2017

Robert M. Wilbanks IV is expected to be teaching his beginning Irish-American genealogy course for the Irish Cultural Center Library in the Winter of 2017; approximately February thru March 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 December 2016 or January 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.






ATTENDANCE AND APPEARANCES


WEST VALLEY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

ANNUAL SEMINAR

February 18, 2017

Ancestral Pride will have a vendor display and sales table at the 2017 Annual Seminar of the West Valley Genealogical Society on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at the Lakeview United Methodist Church in Sun City, Arizona.

Click here for details and registration information about the 2017 WVGS Annual Seminar.



THE CALEDONIAN SOCIETY OF ARIZONA

53rd PHOENIX SCOTTISH GAMES

March 4-5, 2017

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 2017 53rd Annual Phoenix Scottish Games of The Caledonian Society of Arizona on Saturday and Sunday, March 4th and 5th, 2017 at Steele Indian School Park in Central Phoenix.

Click here for details and registration information about the 2017 53rd Annual Phoenix Scottish Games.



FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY OF ARIZONA

ANNUAL SEMINAR

March 10th and 11th, 2017

Ancestral Pride will have a vendor display and sales table at the 2017 Annual Seminar of the Family History Society of Arizona on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 in Mesa.

Click here for details and registration information about the 2017 FHSA Annual Meeting.






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


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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