Green Valley Genealigical Society
Photos courtesy of Jerry Wallins, GVGS member.



Our Annual Seminar is a SOLD OUT event! If you would like to add your name to our waitlist, clIck HERE. You will be notified by email if a seat becomes available.

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 closed. To add your name to the wait list click HERE.

  • 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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Happy shopping!

February 23
GVGS 2019 Annual Seminar: Spend a Day with Cyndi Ingle!
  Make plans now to Spend a Day with Cydi Ingle, Creator & Owner of "Cyndi's List"!   Cyndi has been researching her family history for more than 30 years. She is a frequent guest lecturer for genealogical society meetings and seminars, the author of three books on genealogical research on ...
February 25
RootsMagic Classes
This second class, in a series of five, on RootsMagic, sponsored by the La Posada Community will cover: How to move around the main screen, edit people, and add/edit facts. Class Instructor, Dave Tiefenbach, has been researching his family since the mid-1980s. He has taught classes on beginning genealogy, FamilyTree Maker, RootsMagic, and basic ...
February 26
Unlock the mysteries of your DNA results. 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).  (Before coming to the meeting, take an opportunity to drop by the new GVGS Genealogy Library ...
February 27
RootsTech 2019
The 2019 conference will feature learning opportunities for all ages and at all levels. Choose from over 300 breakout sessions with topics including DNA, records, methodology, social media, innovation, technology, family trees, photos, stories and many more! Registration is now open - register before Oct. 12 to take advantage of ...
February 28
Beginner's Genealogy Group SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
 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.  Topic to be announced. If you need more information or have questions, contact