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 The West Valley
 Genealogical Society


Largest genealogical library in Arizona; serving Genealogists throughout the Northwest Valley area of Maricopa County, Arizona.


The WVGS is a non-profit corporation dedicated to researching, recording, and sharing genealogical and ethnic information.



Do you have boxes of fading photographs that you want to save and share with family members?

We regret that this event has been postponed; check back for the scheduled day of scanning with our WVGS Members Bob and Cathy Gallagher! Their special Scn Family Photos'Scanning Services Day' at the WVGS Library will be announced. They can scan your photos and docs to a DVD using a High Speed Scanner that is 30 times faster than a regular flatbed scanner! They can scan your photos and docs to a DVD using a High Speed Scanner that is 30 times faster than a regular flatbed scanner! 35 cents per scan (includes DVD and case; convert VHS tapes to DVDs, cost is only $11. A portion of the cost is a donation to the library!
Protect your precious memories from fire, water, theft, mold, dust and more!


Please check back for the scheduled date of the event.

 Membership Benefits:

Large Genealogical Library:

Stand alone building with over 4,000 sq.ft. of Books, CDs, Periodicals, Maps, Microfilm and Online access. Our shelves are filled with materials covering all 50 States and many Countries.

Subscriber Databases:

The membership includes access to the following prominent genealogy databases: Ancestry, MyHeritage, New England Historic Society and World Vital Records.  If purchased separately these databases would cost over $500.

How To Classes:

Help with the how-to-dos of Genealogy, Genealogy Libraries, Genealogy Computer Programs, Technology Aids, Preserving Memories, Photos and other helpful subjects.

Special Interest Groups (SIGS):

Meetings with a sharing and helpful focus on states, countries of origin and other topics of genealogical interest.

Research Nights:

A once a month event for the newly curious and the experienced researchers. Browse the library's collection, use the internet access and learn the benefits of membership. Bring your own "brown bag supper"; drinks and dessert will be provided for a $3.50 donation. These popular research sessions are scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of each month from 5-9 pm.

Membership is a snap! You can become a member NOW! Simply click HERE to sign up online OR clicking HERE to download, print and complete the form to be returned or delivered to the library. The annual membership fee is $40.00 which includes all the above plus much more!