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).

Mark Your Calendars Now!

Update on the GVGS Library

TAKE NOTE:  The Library will be CLOSED on  WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019,
due to the closure of the Posada Java Building for some construction work.

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!

May 28
This month's meeting has been cancelled.
May 30
Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
The 2019 conference marks SCGS' 50th birthday! This year's event features 100+ classes, special DNA workshops, mini-classes & demos, exhibit hall and show specials, and free expert advice for family historians and genealogists of all experience levels. For more information, and to register, visit their website – ...
June 11
WEINAR: From East to West: Ancestral Migration Through Canada
Presenter:  Kathryn Lake Hogan   The Illinois State Genealocial Society is pleased to continue its series of educational live Webinars for 2019. While some webinar topics will be relevant to Illinois and Midwest genealogy, others will focus on vital records, archives, ethnic research and American History. A Speaker's Handout is usually available ...
June 15
International German Genealogy Conference – "Strike It Rich! with Connections 2 Discoveries"
Sacramento will host the 2nd International Conference of the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP). More than 1000 people are expected to attendd the 3 day conferenc focusing on the history and genealogy of those throughout the world with German ancestry. Online registration opens on November 1. Visit the IGGP website for complete ...
June 19
WEBINAR: Heirloom, Documentation or Junk: What to Keep and What to Toss
Presenter:  Janet Hovorka 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.