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.

 

Please arrive after 12:30 pm to sign up for classes, get a cup of coffee, check out our raffle items and fundraising activities, 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.


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

(click here for map)

 

Click HERE to see prior speakers.


MEETING SPEAKER TOPIC
Feb 11, 2019

Michelle Roos Goodrum

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Michelle Roos Goodrum is a member of the teaching team for Boston University's Genealogical Research Certificate Program and Genealogy Principles course.

Her genetic genealogy journey began when Michelle attended the first ever week-long DNA class. It was offered at the Genealogy Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) in July of 2014 and taught by Debbie Parker Wayne, Blaine Bettinger, and CeCe Moore. She regularly attends genetic genealogy courses both online and in person.

Involved in genealogy since 1994, she is the caretaker of 140 years of her family's papers. Michelle loves land records, genetic genealogy, photography, and attending genealogy institutes and conferences.

 

 

DNA Tools and Tips

 

 

 

Mar 11, 2019

 

 

Kim S. Harrison


.Kim S. Harrison has been doing genealogy since 1974, and in 1998 was fortunate to turn her passion into her vocation. 

 

She has had the privilege of working in the library community by representing some of the big online providers of information (Gale, Otherdays.com, ProQuest, NewsBank and Ancestry) before relocating her consultant business to Arizona. 

 

Her genealogy membership since 1970’s has been NGS and Ohio Genealogical Society, as well as being past President of the Michigan Genealogical Council and founding member of the Grand River Trails Chapter of the DAR (Michigan).

She currently serve as President of the Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board (AzGAB). 

 

During the 1980’s she lobbied the National Archives to stop the destruction of the Railroad Pension Application files.  Later she wrote a grant for the preservation of the investigation into the Sultana Disaster, which is now available (free) on Fold3.

 

Her most interesting ancestor was Lot Little and being able to join the DAR under his service.  Lot was a freed slave from New Hampshire.

Topic Description:

 

Library Research: Have A Successful Game Plan

 

·Back ground on the workings and understanding on how libraries work. 

This knowledge will help the researcher develop a successful game plan.

 

·Understand the library’s collection. Could your answers be in another department of the library? Tip that library staff knowledge priceless!

 

·Preparation tips will be explored.