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

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Update on the GVGS Library

A message from GVGS Librarian, Darrilyn Doss:

"Every month the phrase “where do I start” comes to mind, but this anniversary month (April 1st) those words especially apply. 

Beginning with the acquisition of 320 books and maps that has increased our catalog to 2,000 which when added to all our periodicals surpasses a 3,000-item volume of genealogical information - around three million pages can be used to research! 

Additionally, we now offer three large-screen computers with high-speed 5G internet access, an oversize electric magnifier, a three-drawer file cabinet for books without spines, a revolving magazine rack that offers more than 30 pages of free instructional materials, hundreds of free magazines filled with articles on methodology and history, a color laser printer, duplicate books for sale AND the highlight: the services of over 35 volunteers who are available to help with your genealogy six days a week, Monday to Friday 9:00 - 3:00 and Saturday 9:00 - noon."

If you haven’t yet stopped by our Library, located in the Posada Java Building at 665 S. Park Centre Avenue in Green Valley, you’re missing out! The library is open to GVGS members, La Posada residents, and the general public. AND, to get a head-start on discovering all the materials available in the Library, look through our online Library Catalog today or any day.

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.

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!

April 23
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 ...
April 25
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
May 4
Webinar: British Genealogy Online: The Top English & Welsh Family History Websites
Presenter:  Rick Crume The Southern California Genealocial Society's live Webinars are free, offering you a great way to expand your genealogy research skills. For details on the program & speaker, and to register, click HERE.  NOTE:  Start & End times are Pacific Time.
May 8
NGS 2019 Family History Conference – "Journey of Discovery"
The National Genealogical Society's 2019 conference includes more than 150 unique lectures on topics such as vital records and religious records, migration and immigration, U.S. census and military records, land records and maps, court records, ethnic resources, government documents, using DNA testing, technology for genealogy, and much more. Conference registration begins Dec. 1, ...
May 9
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: ...