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.

West Valley Genealogical Society
cordially invites you
to attend the sale of duplicate books
from the State library.
Please visit our library's multi-purpose room on -
Saturday January 28, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM,
Sunday January 29, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM,
Monday January 30, from 9:00 to 4:00 PM,
Tuesday January 31 9:00, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Cash and Checks Only

New pricing on all current publications
Arizona Territorial Marriages - Graham Co. 1881-1912 and Greenlee Co. 1911 - 261 pages- now $15.00 *
Arizona Territorial Marriages - Yuma County 1864-1912 - 185 pages - now $10.00 *
Arizona Territorial Marriages - Navajo County 1895-1912 - 82 pages - now $5.00 *
*  Soft cover with comb binding, shipping is $5.00 per book.
Arizona 1890 Great Registers - 361 acid free pages, hard cover - now $15.00 ** 
**  Shipping is $10.00 per book.   
Contact:  Peggy Morphew (

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
January 21 - 1:00 pm
Pima County Genealogy Society
Please visit for more information

January 24 - 6:30 pm
Family History Society of Arizona - Scottsdale Chapter
"Collaborators Wanted" by Karen Blackmore Normally meets the 4th Tuesday of each month. See for details.  

January 28 - 8:00 am
Pinal County Genealogists 14th Annual Genealogy Workshop
The Pinal County Genealogists will host their 14th annual genealogy workshop at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1555 N. Colorado, Casa Grande, Arizona.  Check-In begins at 8:00 and the first session will start at 9:00 a.m.  There will be 17 sessions with a Q & A Forum ...

January 28 - 10:00 am
Genealogical Society of Yuma, Arizona
Program: Using Your Smart Phone & Tablet for Genealogy Information:

January 30 - 6:00 pm
Family History Society of Arizona - Glendale Chapter
Normally meets the last Monday of each month. See for details.