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.


MEETING SPEAKER TOPIC

May 11, 2015

Katie Gertz
Katie serves as Secretary for the Family History Society of Arizona and as President of their East Valley Chapter. She became her family historian in 2008 and her research has taken her back to her 5th great grandparents.

Populating the U.S. Colonies With Convicts

Combined with a great need for cheap labor in the Colonies, and unprecedented levels of crime in Britain, the British Parliament passed an act commonly referred to as the Transportation Act of 1718. This act gave the courts the option of sending the convicted felons to the Colonies.