Annual Seminar   


WVGS Full Day Seminar - Saturday, February 18, 2017


The West Valley Genealogical Society's annual seminar features Geoffrey D. Rasmussen. He is the author of the recently-released, Kindred Voices: Listening for our Ancestors, and the popular books Legacy Family Tree, Unlocked! and Digital Imaging Essentials.


"Explore Genealogy with Geoff" -- Please click here for full information



Appraisal Day


Appraisal Day is Sunday, March 5th, 2017. Mr. Bo Patrick (From the popular PBS channel 8 television show, “ Arizona Collectables”) has offered to give verbal appraisals of your selected items and/or precious collectables. There is a limit of 3 items to be appraised.


We are asking for a donation, $10.00 for each item or 3 items for $25.00. Once your donation is received, you will be given an appointment time and a reminder card.


See the Library Aide at WVGS during normal business hours or at the Fundraising table at our General Meetings. You may also contact Cathy Gallagher at 623-266-1330 or Roz Matthews at and 909-816-3564.


Scanning Services Day

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

Saturday, April 22nd, WVGS Members Bob and Cathy Gallagher present a special 'Scanning Services Day' at the WVGS Library 10:00am to 4:00pm. 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!  click here for more info   35 cents per scan (includes DVD and case; convert VHS tapes to DVDs, cost is only $11.


Get orgainzed ahead of time, read the more info link for tips. Protect your precious memories from fire, water, theft, mold, dust and more! If you cannot attend on Saturday, any scanning done for WVGS members during April will also include a donation to the library.



Research Trips

The West Valley Genealogical Society organizes research trips to Washington DC and Salt Lake City each year; see the Activities page for current information on all of the trips.


•  Salt Lake City Trip, March 14 - March 22, 2017; Family History Search Library. Time is short,
   get your reservation in!     click here

• Washington DC trip is November 29 - December 7, 2017.  Start planning now! click here


Salt Lake City Trip Raffle has a winner!


Drawing was held at our January 9th meeting!  Connie Sheets is going to Salt Lake City on the Research Trip at the cost of a $10 raffle ticket. She is our raffle winner and she is thrilled. She said, "I never win anything!" A value of about $800.00!


There is still time, click and get your reservation in!


The trip is March 14 through March 22, 2017 for 8 days; click here for trip details.

The trip includes:
    - Research class taught in Jan. 2017 by Judy Crawford
    - Air fair to Salt Lake City
    - Registration Fee
    - Shuttle Fee
    - Hotel Room for shared rooming



New Fund Raising Items


Ink Pens, 7 different colors all with black ink. Selling for $1.00 each; available at the library and our general meetings.


Lanyards, 4 different colors. Selling for $3.00 each; available at the library and our general meetings.


Lanyard & Flash/Thumb Drive sets only available at both the library & general meetings for $10.00 a set.


For a full list of all our WVGS fundraisers, please click here.