2020 Annual Seminar
with Dr. Thomas W. Jones

     Saturday - February 15, 2020
seminar registration NOW


                    Registration: 8:30-9:00 am
                    Seminar 9:00 am-3:30 pm

Tom has been pursuing his ancestry since 1963. For the first twenty years he was clueless about what he was trying to accomplish and how to do it.


When he started climbing the genealogy learning curve he repeatedly experienced the challenges, joys, and rewards of tracing ancestors reliably and fully understanding their lives.

Tom eventually became an award-winning writer, board-certified genealogist, editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, recipient of honors from genealogical organizations, and author of the textbooks Mastering Genealogical Proof and Mastering Genealogical Documentation.


Using his nearly lifelong career in education as a springboard, he enjoys teaching at weeklong genealogy institutes, weekend seminars, and local, national, and international genealogy conferences.




- Topics Solving Problems with Original Records

- Five Proven Techniques for Finding Your Ancestor’s European Origin
- Systematically Using Autosomal DNA Test Results to Help Break Th rough Genealogical Brick Walls
- Creating a Family History of Lasting Value


READ MORE about Tom Jones!


Registration form and details of seminar; registration begins Nov 1, 2019


Please register on line at our store or use our registration form to mail your registration.


Registration fee: $45 before 12/31/19; $50 effective 1/1/20.


Fee includes: Program, Continental Breakfast, Box Lunch, Beverages and Prizes.


Lunch choices: Chicken salad w/almonds and pineapple on Croissant, Roasted turkey on multigrain wheat bread, Spinach veggie organic wheat wrap, Chicken Nutty Mixed Up Salad W/ feta, nuts, dried cranberries and balsamic dressing, Chicken Caesar Salad with Caesar dressing


Deadline to register: February 10, 2020. Refunds not given for cancellation after this date.


Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church
13658 West Meeker Blvd.

Sun City West, Arizona

Fellowship Hall
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here's what was said about our 2019 seminar ...

*Wonderful speaker! *Excellent! Very engaging! *presentations are informative and fun.
*Outstanding! *WVGS seminars shouldn't be missed!   Join us in 2020!





2019 Seminar - previous seminar

Judy Russell

     Growing Your Family Tree

The Legal Genealogist, Judy G. Russell, is a genealogist with a law degree who writes and lectures on topics ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. .


On the faculty of numerous genealogy institutes, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certifi cation of Genealogists®, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical Lecturer.