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



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 full for December 2016, watch for details for our 2017 trip!



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.



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.



Lunch with your Ancestor! 

The Lunch with your Ancestor program is back starting in January. The lunch is from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on 3rd Monday of each month.


Why not bring a friend, your sack lunches and a $3.50 donation per person. Your drink and dessert are provided. Once you sign in at the Library, next to your name write “research” and after your lunch, stay from 1:00 PM-3:00 pm researching in our computer lab, or perusing those hidden gems found in our vast periodical collection. Introduce yourself to our Historical map collection, surname books and ask about the new collection donated to our Library.


Throughout this year look for new and exciting themes each month. At each luncheon you have the opportunity to share short stories about your ancestors and meet new people. See the home page for further details.