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 The West Valley
 Genealogical Society


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 & ethnic information.

 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: New England Historic Society, and World Vital Records. If purchased seperately 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 and Countries of origin.

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.


Sack Lunch with your Ancestor

Once a month on the 3rd Monday at the library is Sack Lunch with your Ancestor from 11am to 1pm. A donation fee of $3.50 is required. After having lunch and sharing about your ancestor or your research findings, you are welcome to stay for additional research from 1pm to 3pm as long as you indicate after your name at the time you signed up for the Sack Lunch that you would like to stay after. Your donation fee provides a drink and dessert, so just bring your lunch!

Membership is a snap! You can become a member NOW by simply clicking HERE and following the instructions. The annual membership fee is $40.00 which includes all the above plus much more!