Green Valley Genealigical Society
Photos courtesy of Debra Kabinier, GVGS member.  Photo on left: Allen Family (1889).  Front Row L-R: John Wesley Allen (holding Mahala Haskell) & Mary Jane Collins Allen (holding Mabel Ord).  Back Row L-R: Florence Allen Fry, Mary Jane Allen Haskell, Julia Allen White, Virginia Allen Bullard.

Photo on right:  Robert Archer in a 1924 Franklin (photo is circa 1930s).

General Announcements


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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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!

August 15
Jewish Genealogy SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Explore your Jewish genealogy! This month, we will explore JewishGen and the Pima County Library websites. We'll look at different aspects of both websites and how best to use them in searching for your Jewish ancestors. Please bring your laptop and surname list. A handout has been posted on our website under ...
August 22
FGS 2018 Conference
FGS returns to the Hoosier State in 2018 providing attendees convenient access to the Allen County Public Library which houses one of the largest genealogical research collections available with records from around the world. Conference Hotels Now Accepting Reservations! For more details on the conference and links for the conference hotels, click HERE. ...
September 8
Pima County Genealogy Society Event: 19th Century Irish Genealogy Research Workshop
Find out "What's Available and How to Use It" in this 1/2 day workshop featuring Miles Davenport, a genealogist & lecturer at the McLelland Library in Phoenix. Participants will get an in-depth look at Irish records created during the 1800's, explore the irish Civil Registration process, and learn how to use ...
October 18
GVGS Monthly Meeting
Welcome to October!  At this month's meeting, Deb Kabinier will present a short program on the Salem Witch Trials. Our longer program, Using Maps in Genealogy, will feature Barbara Ball, CG.    
October 24
SIG: Genealogy Problem Solvers
  A NEW SIG GROUP to help GVGS members resolve those head-scratching genealogical problems! Plan to join us at our first meeting on Wednesday, October 24th!   More details will be available in the October 2018 edition of Past Tracks.