Monthly Membership Meetings


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

 

The first half hour you are invited to sign up for classes, get a cup of coffee, check out the raffle items, fundraising opportunities, ask questions of a Board Member or Committee Chairperson, etc.

 

The short business meeting will start at 1:30 p.m. sharp with our featured speaker immediately following.


The meeting place is the First Presbyterian Church located at 12225 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ.

(click here for map)

 

The meetings are open to the public as well as members. Click HERE to see prior speakers.


MEETING SPEAKER TOPIC

Dec 11, 2017

 

 

Carolyn H. Brown


Carol has been researching her family since 1979.

 

Carol is the founder, newsletter editor and past president of the Bouse Genealogical Society, Bouse, AZ.

 

She has been presenting genealogy seminars and workshops for over 35 years.

 

She was elected to Who’s Who of American Women in 1989. She is the recipient of the 2012 Arizona Genealogy Advisory Board Founders Award and the 2013 National Genealogical Societies Award of Merit.

 

Carol has written and self-published seven family history books on her and her husband's ancestors. She is a member of the Arizona Genealogy Advisory Board and Association of Professional Genealogists; and a past member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants and the General Organization of United Daughters of the Confederacy.


 

Jump Start Your Research with DNA

 

Handout

 

This is a presentation on my personal experiences with DNA and several members of my family:

 

I have proved the research I have been doing on one early ancestor was correct, even when the paper trail was very thin.

 

I have proved my husband last name was changed by his grandfather and what the original surname is.

 

I have proved that my granddaughter has a 1/2 sister she never knew about.

 

I have proved that all of the years I have searched for my husband's Indian ancestry was for nothing.

 

I have discovered which man was my great-grandson's father.

 

With Christmas coming on, some people may want to give a DNA test to a family member and this may help them decide.