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.

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Click HERE to see prior speakers.


MEETING SPEAKER TOPIC

Nov 12, 2018

 

 

Katie Gertz


.Katie is currently serving as the President of the East Valley Chapter of the Family History Society of Arizona, and Secretary for the Family History Society of Arizona. 

 

Katie became her family historian in 2008.

 

She has attended many genealogy workshops and seminars and began giving presentations to genealogy clubs and societies in 2011.

 

Katie has been selected to be a guest presenter at the Annual Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree in Burbank, California both 2017 and 2018.

 

Her genealogy research has taken her back to her 7th great-grandparents. Like her passion for technology, genealogy presents intriguing puzzles to solve.  

 

She owns and operates a home-based business called Kate’s Computer Clinic. She repairs, installs and teaches personal computers, both Windows-based and all Apple products. She is a certified Apple Product Professional and a Microsoft Partner

 

 

 

Topic Description:

 

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"Using City Directories to Trace Your Ancestors"

 

City Directories are a valuable source of information that will provide you with useful information to tell your ancestor's story. 

 

City directories can show you year after year where your ancestors lived, what they did for a living, where they may have worshipped or gone to school.

 

Census records are a valuable resource, but they are only every ten years whereas city directories are an annual resource of your ancestor's movements.