Green Valley Genealigical Society
Photos courtesy of Debra Kabinier, GVGS member.
Welcome to Our New Website!
We are excited to welcome you to the new official website of the Green Valley Genealogical Society. We invite you to come in, explore our site, and check out all that we offer to genealogists, family historians, and researchers.
The Green Valley Genealogical Society, located in Southern Arizona, began in late 1976. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. We offer monthly programs (October-April) presented by knowledgeable and informed speakers on a variety of genealogy topics to meet the varied interests of our members and the genealogy community.
Membership in GVGS has its own rewards. Members look forward to receiving our monthly newsletter Past Tracks (published October-April), discount pricing on our yearly genealogy seminar (a February event that is usually a sell-out), and access to the Members Only section of our website. Members can also participate in our special interest groups (SIGs) on topics such as DNA, beginner/new genealogist, and writing your family history. 

Member Announcements

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
Board Members for 2017-2019
  • Election for Board members will take place during our regular meeting on March 16th.
  • Installation of newly elected Board members will be held during our regular meeting on April 20th.
  • (Position Descriptions can be found in the Members Only section – click on the Secure Download link – then click on GVGS Documents.)
Tips for Navigating the New Website
  • Looking for those photos from prior meetings and seminars? They are located in the Photo Gallery  - look on the left-hand side menu listing for the link.
  • Need to view or print a meeting handout? Monthly meeting handouts can be found in the Members Only section – click on the Secure Download link located in the Members Only drop down menu.
  • Searching for the calendar of upcoming events? Click on Calendar in the menu bar on the left - OR - click here.
  • Want to download an issue of Past Tracks? Log in to the Members Only section and click on the Past Tracks Newsletter link in the Members Only drop down menu.
  • Visit the Library's new page – click here.
  • Explore the new Library Catalog!  You can now generate a customized list of books by author, title or call number – click on the link in the menu bar on the left to get started. 
  • And for some brief instructions on how to use the new Library Catalog, click here.
  • Anxious to read the most recent Genealogy Today article? You'll find the link for that in the menu bar on the left - OR - you can click here.

Do you shop Amazon?
Before your next shopping spree, come to our site and click on the link below. It will transport you to the AmazonSmile shopping portal, and after you've shopped and checked out, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to GVGS.
Happy shopping!

March 27
Writing Special Interest Group - MEMBERS ONLY
Writing about our ancestors has its challenges. Join our group and you'll get lots of help along the way. We meet in Room A. 
April 20
GVGS Monthly Meeting
Our Short Subject will focus on "German Websites" presented by Laura Hughes. Our main Program features Suzanne Brayer's presentation on "Timelines". Plotting an individual on a timeline is a valuable tool for genealogy research. A timeline can point out areas of further research, errors and inconsistencies, interconnections between persons, and relationships to historical events. ...
April 26
New England Genealogical Consortium
"Using the Tools of Today & Tomorrow to Understand the Past". For more details, and to download their 20 page conference brochure, visit
May 10
NGS 2017 Conference – "Family History Lives Here"
Choose from more than 175 lectures and workshops covering a wide range of genealogy topics. More information, including the Registration Brochure, visit –
May 18
GVGS Monthly Meeting