Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board
Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board
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Promoting Genealogy and History by addressing the educational needs and interests of the Arizona genealogical community and the general public through cooperation between member societies and individuals.

1890 Great Registers of Arizona

*****AUGUST & SEPTEMBER 2016*****

1890 Great Registers of Arizona
Compiled by Barbara Baldwin Salyer
This book of voter registrations helps in replacing the 1890 Federal Population Census for Arizona that was destroyed in a fire in 1921.
Where possible, the original handwritten registers were used. The book is 361 pages on acid-free paper and is hard-bound.
Normally costs $40.00 per book plus shipping $10.00

SPECIAL PRICING - $15.00 plus shipping


Contact Linda McCleary at for more information!

President's Corner

2015 began without knowing that the Mesa FamilySearch Library would still not be open by 2016. The library had closed for remodeling in late 2014. Mold and termites were found, leaving decision makers to repair or demolish the building. Well, there was always the state capitol library, affectionately called “Linda’s library” But 2015 also began without knowing that, in late July, the Arizona State Library’s Genealogy Collection, which began during territorial times, would close and move with only a one week notice to the public. Suddenly, instead of three large genealogy libraries in Arizona, we had only one - the West Valley Genealogical Society Library. How dare state officials ... read the rest here!

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Upcoming Events
September 27 - 10:00 am
The First Families of Arizona
Last Tuesday of each month (except Nov. and Dec., when it meets on the third Tuesday) Contact: Membership Chair: Phone:  602.265.4291  

September 28
WVGS Periodical & Book Sale
Beginning, on Wednesday Sept. 28 thru Fri. Sept. 30, 2016, we have a large group of duplicate books and those that have already been digitized “for sale”.   There are many “surname” books, vital records from multiple states, county histories, and many, many other titles.  While the sale continues books ...

October 8 - 10:00 am
Black Family Genealogy and History Society

October 8 - 10:30 am
Irish Genealogy Workshop at The McClelland Irish Library
"19th Century Irish Genealogy Research: What's Available and How to Use It" is a 2-hour intermediate level workshop presented by Miles Davenport that will include an in-depth look at using various Irish records to find your ancestors in Ireland in the 1800s. Recommended Prerequisite for the “Finding the Source” workshop.   $15 ...

October 12 - 1:00 pm
West Valley Genealogical Society and Library
Research at the WVGS Library   This class is open to all researchers who want to hone their library research skills. It will cover, step by step, how to apply what you learned in Research I & II by using the library resources. It includes reading the card catalog, searching ...