Green Valley Genealigical Society
Photos L-R courtesy of GVGS members: (1) Eloise O'Neil; (2) Debra Kabineri; (3) Bob Vint.
Photo on left:  Vera Cox & Joseph O'Neil wedding photo (1937)
Photo in middle:  Fern & Nella Fry
Photo on right:  Vint Family - Robert Vint (b.1862), Eva Mary Burstall (b. 1867), Thomas Chalmers Vint (b. 1894), Robert Burstall Vint.



Our Annual Seminar is just 6 weeks away so make plans now to join us for this special event! Last day to register is Feb. 1st!

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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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!

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, ...
January 26
Pinal County Genealogists 2019 Annual Workshop
Pinal County Genealogists will host their 16th Annual Workshop on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Check-in will open at 8:00AM and the first session will start at 9:00AM. There will be 20 sessions to include basic favorites and classes for seasoned researchers and a Q&A Forum ending the day's activities. Lecture descriptions, ...
February 11
RootsMagic Classes
The La Posada Community is sponsoring classes on the popular genealogy software program, RootsMagic. A series of five 90-minute sessions will run on the 2nd & 4th Mondays in Feb., March and April.  Class Instructor, Dave Tiefenbach, has been researching his family since the mid-1980s. He has taught classes on ...
February 14
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: ...