Originally Published: August 28, 2015 6 a.m.
Thanks for the very informative Aug. 16 article about the LDS Church's Family History Center (FHC). But one of the activities there wasn't mentioned: the LDS Church generously lends this facility for the meetings and workshops of the Northern Arizona Genealogical Society (NAGS).
NAGS meetings on the fourth Saturday each month feature talks on the "how to" of genealogy research, and NAGS members mentor budding researchers at both the Prescott and Prescott Valley Public Libraries. NAGS maintains a large collection of historical and genealogical materials at the Prescott Valley Public Library. For several years, members have worked with the Sharlot Hall Museum to compile a list of deaths and burials in Yavapai County since the territory's earliest days - it now includes 60,000 entries. And NAGS members reciprocate for the LDS hospitality by volunteering a few hours each week to help researchers at the Family History Center. Between the FHC and NAGS, there are plenty of opportunities in this part of Arizona for "hunting for bears" - i.e., ancestors and their fascinating stories.
Carol A. Hubert