Green Valley Genealigical Society
Photos courtesy of Debra Kabinier, GVGS member. Photo on left:  Christine & Marion Fowler in front of Fowler Homestead (1917).  Photo on right:  Fry and Fowler Families (1938). Back row (L-R): Wes Fry, Florence Allen Fry, Dorothy Fowler. Front row (L-R): David, Allan, Florence, Margaret & Barbara Fowler.


Our Annual Seminar is just 2 months away so make plans now to join us for this special event!

Event Date/Time & Location:

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 -- 9:00AM to 3:30PM (check-in starts at 8:30AM)
  • Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, AZ

Program Topics:

  • Advanced Googling for Your Grandma
  • Coordinating the Cloud:  Ancestry, Dropbox, Evernote, FamilySearch, GoogleDrive
  • Foreign Language Tools for English-speaking Genealogists
  • Striking Out on Their Own:  Online Migration Tools and Resources​

Registration is open through Feb. 1, 2019 – Click HERE to register now:

  • Members must log-in to the website to receive the Specal Member Price.
  • Non-Members – GVGS members receive a reduced registration fee so consider becoming a member - click HERE for info and to join!
Event Pricing:
  • Early Bird Registration - Closed
  • Members - Dec. 16 thru Feb. 1:  $40.00
  • Non-Members - Dec. 16 thru Feb. 1:  $45.00
  • Optional Box Lunch:  $10.00

General Announcements

New Special Interest Group for GVGS Members Only – "Beginner's Genealogy"

A new Beginner's SIG to start the year off!  If you're just beginning your genealogy research journey, this is where you should start. Jon Otto, GVGS member and an accomplished teacher and researcher, will lead this group. All meetings will be held monthly on the fourth Thursday of the month, through April, at the new GVGS Library located in the Posada Java Building in the La Posada community, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Remember:  your must be a current member of GVGS to attend. January 24th's meeting topic is What do you know? 

GVGS – New Library – Now Open!!

The new GVGS Library – renamed the Green Valley-Sahuarita Genealogy Library, a Partnership of Green Valley Genealogical Society and La Posada Community – is located in the Posada Java Building (the social hub for the Green Valley & Sahuarita area). Street address is 665 S. Park Centre Avenue, Green Valley, AZ. The library is open Monday thru Friday from 9:00AM to 3:00PM, and on Saturday from 9:00AM to Noon. Please plan to join us at our new location to continue researching your family history! For more information about our library holdings, look-up services and more, click HERE.

Submit Your Family Photos for Display on Our Website

GVGS members are encouraged to submit family or historical photos for our website. Images selected will appear in the photo bar at the top of the Home page. These photos change each time visitors go to a new page on the GVGS website. To submit your photos, you'll need to scan them – make sure the resolution of the image is the best you can get. Then, send an email to our Web Manager identifying the people in your photos and attach your images. (Web Manager's email address is

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December 20
GVGS Monthly Meeting
This month, GVGS member Moreen Ferdie will open our eyes to Newspaper Research. Newspapers are a great source of family history details, giving us facts and stories of our ancestor's lives. Her presentation will show us how to look at different facts one can learn about their ancestors in newspapers, how newspapers ...
January 10
Jewish Genealogy SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Explore your Jewish genealogy at our new meeting location!  We will meet in the Apache Room at the La Perla Building located on the 2nd floor at the La Posada Community, from 1:00PM - 3:00PM. If you have any questions, contact Moreen Ferdie via email at: ...
January 17
GVGS Monthly Meeting
Our guest speaker this month, Nicole Dyer, will present Strategies to Use When You Hit a Road Block. Researching your genealogy can be difficult. When records don't seem to contain the evidence you need to add the next generation to your family tree, what can you do? This class is about the ...
January 22
A new location, day & time for our DNA SIG! Our meetings will be held in the Enlightenment Room in the Pavilion Building at La Posada. There is plenty of parking at this facility (download the attached map). We will continue meet monthly on the 4th Tuesday of each month.  (Before ...
January 24
Beginner's Genealogy Group SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
A new Beginner's SIG to start the year off!  If you're just beginning your genealogy research journey, this is where you should start. Jon Otto, GVGS member and an accomplished teacher and researcher, will lead this group. January's topic is What do you know? If you need more information or have questions, ...