Membership meetings are held in-person the second Monday of each month between September and May; beginning at 1:00 p.m. and end at about 3:00 p.m. They are free and open to the public.

Please arrive after 12:30 pm to sign up for classes, SIGs, or the 2022 Seminar, ask questions of a Board Member or Committee Chairperson, etc. Note: We will not be offering coffee at this time.

The short business meeting will start at 1:00 pm sharp followed by our featured speaker.

For those who are unable to attend membership meetings in person, recordings may be available on the WVGS website for members only if the speaker gives permission to record the presentation. The length of time the recording will be available after the meeting (up to 30 days) is determined by the speaker.

If provided by the speaker, handouts will be posted on the WVGS website prior to the meeting. You may print one copy of a speaker’s handout for your personal use. Paper copies of handouts will not be available at monthly meetings. The speaker owns the copyright to the presentation and handout which are used by WVGS only with the speaker’s written permission.

In-person meetings are held at the First Presbyterian Church located at 12225 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ. (click here for map)

Upcoming Membership Meeting Programs

  • 2023-02-13 – Bonnie Bossert – Investigative Genetic Genealogy

    Investigative Genetic Genealogy

    You’ve seen the headlines and heard the stories of criminals captured and unidentified human remains named but do you know how genealogy and DNA are used to make these discoveries?

    Learn about the new field of Investigative Genetic Genealogy and what it means for your DNA..

    Speaker: Bonnie Bossert

    Bonnie Bossert, MBA/MHA, is a Genetic Genealogy researcher who teaches DNA Kindergarten for genealogy enthusiasts and lectures on a variety of genealogy topics based on more than 20 years of genealogy research.

    She is a member of the Investigative Genetic Genealogy Accreditation Board (IGGAB) that is developing standards and an accreditation exam in IGG. Bonnie offers Genetic Genealogy research and DNA analysis.


    Membership Meetings are held on 2nd Monday of the month from September through May.

    Membership meetings begin at 1:00 p.m. and end at about 3:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

    Please arrive after 12:30 pm to sign up for classes, SIGs, or the 2023 Seminar, ask questions of a Board Member or Committee Chairperson, etc.

    The short business meeting will start at 1:00 pm sharp followed by our featured speaker.

    In-person meetings are held at the First Presbyterian Church located at 12225 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ. (click here for map) – will open in new tab in your web browser)


    2022-2023 Monthly Meeting Speakers

West Valley Genealogical Society