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.

 

Registration for our 2018 Seminar is Now Open!

Don't delay on registering for this special event featuring Gena Philibert-Ortega. For all the details on this event, click on 2018 Seminar in the left hand menu bar. To register and pay on-line (using credit card/PayPal), click HERE.

If you prefer to pay by check, download and complete the Registration Form and then send it along with your check to the address on the form. 

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General Announcements

TWO NEW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS (SIGs) DEBUT IN JANUARY! 

Migration To & Within America SIG
When:   Wednesday, Jan. 10 – 10AM to 12 noon
Where:  LDS Church, 17699 S. Camino de Las Quintas, Sahuarita, AZ
What:    This new SIG (for members only) will examine the history of America and the issues that may have affected our ancestors. At this first meeting the focus will be on "The Puritans", a religious group that had influence on the very beginnings of our country. 
 
Writing Group SIG
When:   Friday, Jan. 12 – 10AM to 12 noon
Where:  Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Dr., Green Valley
What:    This new SIG (for members only) is for members who want to write their genealogy stories.
 
For more information on these new groups visit our CALENDAR page.
 
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!

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 webmgr@azgvgs.org)
 

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Before your next shopping spree, come to our site and click on the amazon.smile 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!
 
 
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UPCOMING
January 18
GVGS Monthly Meeting
Happy New Year! For our Short Program this month, Linda Hanson will give us a look at the many ways to use "Evernote",  a popular software program, in your genealogy research. Our Main Program features a presentation from Marsha Allen on "County Historical Societies & Historical Books (Brag Books)". Marsha has 40+ years researching ancestors. She will ...
January 19
DNA Special Interest Group - MEMBERS ONLY
If you have a special interest in DNA, then join our Group. We will meet in Room C. 
January 21
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
Elevate Your Genealogical Education to New Heights. A week long in-depth learning experience; includes 14 courses on topics such as advanced methodology, exploring Quaker records, in-depth Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish, and Pennsylvania German research, and establishing genealogical proof with DNA. Registration opens July 8, 2017 @ 9:00AM (MDT). More information is avaiable at  slig.ugagenealogy.org ...
January 26
Writing Group – MEMBERS ONLY
Did you miss our first meeting? No, problem -- just come to this one!  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 ...
February 3
Tucson Family History Center -- Family History Fair
This is a popular and well attended event offering a range of genealogy classes for  beginners through advanced. As more details become available, they will be posted here.