Green Valley Genealigical Society

Visit Our Library

Yes, that's right, even books need the stimulation of a vacation, and also a change of scenery. The GVGS Library will be closed for the month of September and will reopen with many wonderful improvements on October 1st at our NEW LOCATION!
 
The new GVGS Library – renamed the Green Valley-Sahuarita Genealogy Library, a Partnership of Green Valley Genealogical Society and La Posada Community – will be 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. We will be 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!
 

 
About Our Library
Our Library collection numbers more than 2,000 books, maps and periodicals covering a wide variety of genealogy topics. The public is welcome to research at the library but only members can borrow books. Computers and laptops are available for internet access and for onsite help with Library Catalog searching.
 
We also have some great library volunteers who will do their best to help you break down those brick walls with tools from the book shelves.
 
Library Lookup Services
If you can't make it to the Library when it's open during normal operating hours, our GVGS Library Volunteers can look up specific information for you. Please understand that our volunteers will look up specific information in specific books that are in our Library. Our volunteers do lookups, not research, which can be quite time consuming.
 
An example of a typical lookup request is:  Please look in the "Abstract of Graves of Revoluntionary Patriots Vol. 1 A-D" by Patricia Law Hatcher for information about Kimber Barton who served in the Revoluntionary War in Virginia. I would like to have a copy of the title page and the page, or pages, containing information about Kimber Barton.
 
A volunteer will do the lookup when the Library is open and if anything is found, the requested pages will be scanned and emailed to the requestor.
 
An example of a lookup request that will NOT be honored is:  Please lookup John Smith in your book collection.
 
This type of request is not specific enough and falls into the category of time consuming research.
 
To request a Library Lookup, simply click on Contact Us (in the grey menu bar on the left). Scroll to the bottom of the screen. Then, select Web Contact Form to make your request. Our Library Lookup Committee Chairwoman, Laura Hughes, will receive your request and contact you when the lookup has been completed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Another Library Lookup Service
GVGS member Darillyn Doss has generously and kindly offered to do lookups in her personal library of genealogy books. Click here to see a list of her books sorted by title, and click here for a list sorted by author. Email your lookup request using the Web Contact Form (see above paragraph). 
 
Where are the book lists?
Our new Library Catalog web page has replaced the book lists. You can now sort the list, generate a customized list of books by author, title or call number, and print your list. A "How To Use the New Library Catalog" page is also available and should be your first step in exploring the new catalog.
 
New Updates to the Online Library Catalog
GVGS' ever-growing online library catalog now includes an extensive collection of periodicals. While the periodicals are not indexed by articles (which can be done using PERSI from the Allen County Library) they are easily searchable by publication title and date of issue. You can also bring up a complete list of the periodicals by clicking on the "Media Type" filter and selecting "Periodical". Each periodical listed will include the month/year of each issue we have, and how many periodicals of that title we have. A good suggestion would be to check out a dozen or so of the periodical you're interested in to see what gems they contain.
 
Library Tidbits
Confused about those genealogy relationships? Here's a Genealogy Relationship Chart to help you make sense of it all. You can also also try out the Relatedness Calculator where you can enter the "relative", click the calculate button and get a graphic explanation of how that person fits into your family tree! 
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