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

May 13, 2019

 

 

Tori Johnson


.Tori Johnson grew up tagging along with her mom on weekly trips to family history centers.

 

She watched her order microfilms, fill out family group sheets, and send many self-addressed stamped envelopes all throughout her childhood and completed her first four-generation pedigree chart when she was eight-years-old.

 

Tori has a bachelors degree in Microbiology with an emphasis on Clinical Laboratory Science, although she took every genealogy class offered at the time on BYU's campus without declaring it as her major.

 

She obtained a Family History Research Certificate from BYU-I and is currently enrolled in the BYU-I Family History Research Associate's degree program with an emphasis on British Isle research.

 

She attended DNA Day at the Southern California Genealogical Jamboree in 2018. She attended the first SLIG Academy for Professionals: DNA for the 21st-century Professional class this past January.

 

She is a member of the National Genealogical Society, International Society of Genetic Genealogy, and Utah Genealogical Association.

 

She is currently serving as the monthly speaker specialist for WVGS and is the reminder facilitator for the Avondale/Glendale Chapter of the Family History Society of Arizona.

 

She is also currently serving as a church service missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, working with the Virtual Remote Operations Center for FamilySearch.

 

She is the mother of four children with two in college and two in high school. Her favorite quote is her grandfather's senior quote that she found in his Scottsdale High School 1934 yearbook. "How dull would life be without laughter."

 

Topic Description:

 

The Future of Your Family History

 

If available, please bring your smartphone or tablet with Ancestry's "We're Related" app and FamilySearch's "Family Tree" app installed and logged into your account.