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.

General Announcements


GVGS expanded the Membership Year by adding an additional general meeting beginning with May 17, 2018!


It's not just for beginners this month. We have something special planned!

Our regular meeting will start at 10AM (this month's topic will be tips on searching, and if you ever wondered how large a Conestoga wagon is, then make sure you come to the Primary Room to see one for yourself. Our special guest, Susan Burdick, will tell us about the trials and tribulations our ancestors endured as they moved across the northern plains on their way to Oregon and Washington. Anyone who has ancestors who migrated west will surely be interested in hearing this presentation.

This meeting will be held in the large primary room near the GVGS Library from 10:00am - 12 Noon. The address is:  17699 S. Camino de las Quintas, Sahuarita, AZ 85629. 

If you have any questions contact Deb Kabinier via email at:


This new SIG (for members only) will kickoff on October 24, 2018, so mark your calendars now! More information about this group will be available in the October 2018 edition of Past Tracks. 
Our Special Interest Groups are just one of the many benefits GVGS members enjoy. If you are not yet a GVGS member, click HERE to get more info & to join!

Due to lack of member participation, and our excellent & popular GVGS website, the Board decided to shut down our Facebook site. Remember:  the right hand side of the Home page on our website serves as the GVGS "Bulletin Board" announcing our society's upcoming events along with other events that may be of interest to our membership. Check our website regulary to keep up to date on genealogy events.

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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April 27
Writing Group – MEMBERS ONLY
This is a relaxed group who wants to write their genealogy (but we will not be going over punctuation, grammar, or nouns and verbs.)  We meet in the small conference room at the Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive. Anyone is welcome to attend. If you have any questions about this new ...
May 2
NGS 2018 Family History Conference – "Paths to Your Past"
The 2018 conference will focus on ancestors' migration paths with an emphasis on the state bordering the Great Lakes. The program will also feature tracks that highlight DNA and technology. Registration is now open and some hotels are sold out! For more info, click HERE.
May 9
SIG: Migration To & Within America – MEMBERS ONLY
3rd Meeting – MIGRATION TO AND WITHIN AMERICA Topic for this month will be posted as soon as it becomes available. This SIG will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month but only on the odd months (Jan., March, May). We will meet in the large primary room near the GVGS Library from 10:00am ...
May 17
GVGS Monthly Meeting
At this month's meeting, we invite you to take a step back in time and history through the stories of 6 women who did heroic things during a time of war. Through portrayals by Joann Herbst and Carole Petty (GVGS members), Peggy Arnold (Benedict's wife) will tell us why her husband changed ...
May 31
Southern California Annual Jamboree
One of the largest annual genealogy conferences, the 49th CA Jamboree offers a wealth of educational opportunities for family historians and genealogists of all experience levels. Registration is now open! For more information, visit their website –