Arizona Family History Societies

This section lists the state-wide associations from Black Family to Caledonian.  It then lists county associations from Green Valley to West Valley giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide

County

Statewide


Black Family Genealogy and History Society

The association was established in 1991.  They now have a Chapter in Sun Lakes and meetings are held in the library of Oakwood Clubhouse.

Old Newsletters dating from 2005 to 2008 are available on the site.

Website:
http://www.bfghs.com


Caledonian Society of Arizona

Celtic Associations have celebrated Scottish culture and presented Scottish Highland Games since 1964.

They provide details of their events and have a section which is dedicated to the Highland Games.  

They also host The Glenmorangie Scottish Gathering and Highland Games and has done for more than half a century.  It is possible to purchase tickets to this event through their site.

It is also possible to peruse copies of their publication The Desert Highlander from February 2010 to January 2015.

Website:
http://www.arizonascots.com



County


Green Valley Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1976.  They have a surname database on their site.  There is also a mailing list which has been established at RootsWeb.  The group also publishes the 'Past Tracks' Newsletter.

A number of books are accessible at Sahuarita History Centre, which is run by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  These include:

  • Buckinghamshire (England) Marriage Database
  • Census Indexes
  • DAR Patriot Indexes
  • Marriage Notices of the Whole United States 1785-1794
  • Vital Records of Ipswich, Massachusetts to 1849

It is also possible to order microfilms for a small fee at the Centre, and these can be kept for up to twelve weeks.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azgvgs/?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External


Lake Havasu Genealogical Society

They have an extensive number of documents, which include books, CD-ROMs, microfiche and microfilm that are accessible in their library.  Documents include:

  • Biographies
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Indexes
  • Civil War Indexes
  • Genealogies
  • Military Records
  • Naturalisation Records
  • Vital Records

The archives do not just cover Arizona, but other states across the US.  Some of them also relate to England and Wales.

They also have numerous tapes that can be borrowed from the Library to use at home.  Titles include:

  • Early American Witchcraft
  • Elusive Pioneer Ancestors - New England Connection to the West
  • Irish Fundamentals
  • Irish Property - Tax and Census Records
Website:
http://lhgs.weebly.com


Pima County Genealogy Society

They have details of sites that may be useful if you wish to research your genealogy in Arizona. 

They also have a list of other Genealogy sites, some of which relate to England and Wales. 

There is also a list of Special Interest Groups on the site.

Website:
http://pimacountygenealogysociety.blogspot.co.uk


Sun City Vistoso Genealogical Society

They have an online catalogue of books which are available within their two rooms at the Vistoso Center.  These rooms are known as The Family History Education and Research Centre.  Some of their resources relate to England and Wales.  

It is also possible to peruse an online catalogue of their resources.

Website:
http://scvgs.org


West Valley Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1972, changing its name several times before settling on the current name in 1997.

They have an on-line catalogue on their site, some of the resources relating to England and Wales.  A list of Obituaries is also available, which can be searched on the site.  

There is also a list of Special Interest Groups, some with a connection to England and Wales.

Website:
http://www.azwvgs.org