Monthly Membership Meetings

Membership meetings are held the second Monday of each month between September and May.
They begin at 1:30 and end at about 3:00 pm.
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.


November 14, 2016

Emily Garber

An archaeologist by training, Emily Garber has been researching her Jewish ancestry since 2007 and holds a certificate from Boston University's Genealogical Research program.


In 2013 she visited Ukrainian archives and family villages.


An experienced speaker on genealogy, Emily blogs at, chairs the Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group and owns Extra Yad Genealogical Services.

"Beyond the Manifest: Applying the Genealogical Proof Standard to Confirm One’s Ancestral Origins"

When several communities in Europe have similar names and/or names that have been changed over the years, we may find it difficult to unambiguously identify our family’s town of origin.


Considering the investment in time and energy in researching our family, it’s imperative that we conclusively identify its community of origin. With application of the Genealogical Proof Standard and a well-designed research plan, we assure that out findings are robust and our conclusions not easily challenged.