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Saturday, 23 March 2024 - Writing Family History Blogs ~Lynda Bennett~
Lynda Bennett is an Arizona native with deep ancestral roots in the state. On her mother’s side, her great grandparents arrived in 1912, just a couple weeks after Statehood. On her father’s side her great-great grandfather, John Lucas Vischer Thomas (1825-1917) , came to Arizona by 1890, living for a while in Flagstaff and later settling in Oak Creek Canyon. Her grandfather, Frank Pendley, arrived in 1903. He homesteaded the property in Oak Creek that is now Slide Rock State Park. He planted over 700 fruit trees on that property, creating the largest fruit orchard belonging to any single canyon grower.
Lynda has a master’s degree in Sociology and has worked in a variety of non-profit leadership roles. She and her husband, Larry, moved to Prescott in 2017, after spending two years serving as Family History Missionaries in the Pacific Area for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint. They lived in New Zealand and traveled extensively throughout Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and made one trip to Australia. In each country the gave trainings in using FamilySearch and offered basic technology training for directors of the LDS Family History Libraries throughout the region.
Lynda’s research interests include creating family trees for early residents of the Arizona Pioneers Home and for those who are interred in pioneer cemeteries throughout Arizona.
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------------------------------- Meetings are open to the public and are held the fourth Saturday of the month (unless otherwise noted). The meeting starts at 1:00 pm. Meetings during the pandemic will be held online via Zoom. Email: AskNagsPrescottAz@gmail.com for meeting information. Map