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

October 10, 2016

Steve Packer

Steven L. Packer was born and raised in Utah, where he graduated from the University of Utah. His mother was a German immigrant, and his father's family traces to Ireland in the 1600s. He was introduced to genealogy by his father who in the 1970s researched the Packer family. He has served at the Mesa Family Search Library since 2007 and spoken frequently on several genealogy topics, including particularly German research, immigration, and using DNA in family history.


"Using DNA for Family History Research"


With all of the advertising and hype on DNA tests on TV, many individuals take the test with unrealistic expectations. This presentation will attempt to give the attendee a realistic expectation on the results, what you will learn from the test and how to use the results. We will address who should take the test, who should avoid the test and which tests are available.