Southern Arizona Genealogy Society
State of Arizona
Land acquired through the 1854 Gadsden Purchase, between the United States and Mexico, defined the southern most portion of Arizona.

Visit Our Library

 
The Green Valley-Sahuarita Genealogy Library, a Partnership of Green Valley Genealogical Society and La Posada Community opened its doors on October 1, 2018. The Library is located in the Posada Java Building (the social hub for the Green Valley & Sahuarita area) –– street address is 665 S. Park Centre Avenue, Green Valley, AZ. The library is open Monday thru Friday from 9:00AM to 3:00PM, and on Saturday from 9:00AM to Noon.
 
Please plan to join us at our new location to continue researching your family history! If you need further information or just have some questions about the library and its holdings, you can contact the library by email at library@azsags.org, or call (520) 648-4016.
 

 
About Our Library
Our Library collection numbers more than 3,000 books, maps and periodicals covering a wide variety of genealogy topics. The public is welcome to research at the library and we have a rare circulating policy, with restrictions. Computers with internet access are available and volunteers are happy to help with ancestor searching. Laptops are welcome.
 
We also have the services of 40+ volunteers who will do their best to help you break down those brick walls with tools from the book shelves.
 
Library Research Services
If you can't make it to the Library when it's open during normal operating hours, our GVGS Library Volunteers can look up specific information for you. Please understand that our volunteers will access specific information in specific books that are in our Library. Our volunteers do lookups, not research, which can be quite time consuming.
 
An example of a typical research request is:  Please look in the "Abstract of Graves of Revoluntionary Patriots Vol. 1 A-D" by Patricia Law Hatcher for information about Kimber Barton who served in the Revoluntionary War in Virginia. I would like to have a copy of the title page and the page, or pages, containing information about Kimber Barton.
 
A volunteer will do the research when the Library is open and if anything is found, the requested pages will be scanned and emailed to the requestor.
 
An example of a research request that will NOT be honored is:  Please lookup John Smith in your book collection.
 
This type of request is not detailed and falls into the category of time consuming research.
 
To request Library research, simply click on Contact Us (in the grey menu bar on the left). Scroll to the bottom of the screen. Then, select Web Contact Form to make your request. Our Library Research Committee Contact will receive your request and communicate with you when the lookup has been completed.
 
Another Library Lookup Service
GVGS member Darillyn Doss has generously and kindly offered to do lookups in her personal library of genealogy books. Click here to see a list of her books sorted by title, and click here for a list sorted by author. Email your lookup request using the Web Contact Form (see above paragraph). 
 
Where are the book lists?
Our new Library Catalog web page has replaced the book lists. You can now sort the list, generate a customized list of books by author, title or call number, and print your list. A "How To Use the New Library Catalog" page is also available and should be your first step in exploring the new catalog.
 
Periodicals
GVGS' ever-growing online library catalog now includes an extensive collection of periodicals. While the periodicals are not indexed by articles (which can be done using PERSI from the Allen County Library) they are easily searchable by publication title and date of issue. You can also bring up a complete list of the periodicals by clicking on the "Media Type" filter and selecting "Periodical". Each periodical listed will include the month/year of each issue we have, and how many periodicals of that title we have. A good suggestion would be to review a dozen or so of the periodical you're interested in to see what gems they contain.
 
New Updates
There are two methods to keep current on new books. The first is by filtering in the catalog using "New Additions" and selecting the most recent months; the second is to search using "Title" and the word NEW.
 
Library Tidbits
Confused about those genealogy relationships? Here's a Genealogy Relationship Chart to help you make sense of it all. 
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