ABOUT US


West Valley Genealogical Society 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.


The 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, hundreds of periodical titles, 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 membership – all volunteers.


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 which meet at scheduled times to pursue collaborative research related to specific areas of the United States, Canada and Europe.


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


Come join us - Discover your Ancestry - and experience the many benefits membership in WVGS can bring to your genealogy research. Contact us at 623-933-4045. Our Library is located at 12222 N. 111th Avenue, Youngtown, Arizona.