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.

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


November 10, 2014

Dr. John W.Kohl & Dr. Joye Kohl
Dr. John Kohl, pictured, received his master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Oregon. Following a successful career in higher education, Dr. Kohl retired from Montana State University as Professor and Dean Emeritus. Dr. Joye Kohl is a graduate of the University of Wyoming, receiving a master’s degree from American University and her doctorate from Montana State University where she also taught. She is an accomplished genealogist and writer of family histories. The Kohls have spent many years researching the Civil War service and visiting all the sites and battle fields along the route of the Wisconsin C-3 Voluntary Infantry of John Christian Kohls--great-grandfather and Jacob Cumley--great-great grandfather.

“What Were Your Female Ancestors Doing During the Civil War--The Role of Women During the Civil War”

December 8, 2014

Cindy Patricki
Cindy Patricki is currently a genealogist at the McClelland Irish Library in Phoenix’s Irish Cultural Center. She has been doing family history research for the past 20 years and has had her own genealogy research business since 2010. Cindy completed the ProGen6 Professional Genealogy program in 2011. She has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from ASU and previously worked as a computer analyst. She is currently a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, the AZ Council of Professional Genealogists, and the Family History Society of AZ, where she serves as the Program Chairperson for the Paradise Valley Chapter.

The McClelland Irish Library
Ms. Patricki will be telling us a little bit about her job as Professional Genealogist at the Library. She will concentrate on what resources are available to us and how to use the Library.