Arizona Family History Societies(L-Z)

This section lists the county associations from Lake Havasu to West Valley giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and other Societies

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. 

They also provide details of cemeteries in the area.

A list of Special Interest Groups is on the site, which include:

  • DNA Group: offers Guidance on interpreting DNA test results
  • Family Tree Maker: explains program features and operations
  • My Heritage Group: discusses the program in the process of compiling a family tree
  • RootsMagic: offers advice on how to use RootsMagic to organise family history research for presentation

They also have a list of surnames currently being researched by members.

Website:
https://azpimagensoc.org/

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, its aim being to research, record and share genealogical information.  It started with 36 charter members but now has over 700.  

They have an on-line catalogue on their site, some of the resources relating to England and Wales.  A list of Obituaries from 1963 to date is also available, which can be searched on the site.  

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Bible Records
  • Census Transcripts
  • Court Records
  • DAR Patriot Index
  • Family Histories
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • History Books
  • Immigrants to New England
  • Maine Families
  • Maps and Atlases
  • Marriages
  • Naturalisation Records
  • Obituaries
  • PA German Church Records
  • Probate Records
  • Wills

Some of these publications relate to England and Wales.  A full list of publications is on their site.

There is also a list of Special Interest Groups, some with a connection to England and Wales.  They also have a list of links to other sites you may find of use.

Website:
http://www.azwvgs.org