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West Valley Genealogical Society (WVGS) and Library had its beginning in 1972 in Sun City, Arizona. Since that year we have grown from 36 charter members to well over 700 members, who share a common interest researching the lives of ancestors, while archiving and preserving their legacy.

WVGS welcomes all those interested in pursuing family history – from the novice to the experienced researcher. Membership in the Society offers a wide variety of vehicles for education and collaborative research.

The crown jewel of WVGS is a non-circulating Library whose shelves hold thousands of books, periodicals, CDs and a one-of-a-kind map collection. A computer lab offers free access to multiple genealogical websites including Ancestry.com. The facility is managed, maintained and staffed by our Members.

A wide variety of classes are available which offer opportunities to enhance your genealogy knowledge and research skills. Monthly meetings – September through May – feature speakers presenting topics of interest to family researchers.

The Society offers Special Interest Groups (SIGs) which meet at scheduled times to pursue collaborative research related to U.S. and international regions as well as other topics of genealogical interest.

As a dynamic educational organization, WVGS sponsors annual trips to the world-renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, the National Archives, Library of Congress and DAR Library in Washington DC.

Come join us – Discover your family history – and experience the many benefits membership in WVGS can bring to your genealogy research.

Contact us at 623-933-4945. Our Library is located at 12222 N. 111th Avenue, Youngtown, Arizona.

West Valley Genealogical Society is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. (Tax ID #23-7420438)

West Valley Genealogical Society