The Genealogy Club of Sun City will celebrate its 50th anniversary 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Menifee Library, 28798 La Piedra Road, Menifee.
The event will feature displays of the club’s history and tips to help with genealogy research. Refreshments will be served.
The Genealogy Club of Sun City began when a group started planning in August 1972 to establish a genealogical club in Sun City (now part of the city of Menifee), according to a news release.
Sun City residents Charles Kolle and Francis Spuller visited the Genealogical Society of Riverside and decided to have a genealogical display at the Discovery Day Celebration in Sun City in October 1972. At the display, 50 visitors signed the club register, expressing their interest in genealogy, according to the news release.
The first semiformal meeting to formulate plans to organize the Genealogy Club in Sun City was held in November 1972 when 32 Sun City residents attended, along with two visitors, five guests and members of the Genealogical Society of Riverside.
The club now meets 1-3 p.m. the second Monday of every month at the Sun City Library, 26982 Cherry Hills Blvd., Menifee. The group also has workshops 1-3 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month except August, also at the Sun City Library.
For information, go to genealogyclub.org.