Arizona Family History Societies

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




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.


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.


County and other Societies

Green Valley Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1976, its aim being to promote and encourage family history research by using educational programs and by exchanging genealogical data between members.

The society has a library where many resources are available, which include:

  • Bible Records
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Census Indexes
  • DAR Patriot Index
  • Family Histories
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • History Books
  • Immigrants
  • Tax Lists
  • Will Abstracts

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

Numerous resources are also 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
  • Church Records
  • DAR Patriot Indexes
  • Early Ontario Settlers: A Source Book
  • Marriage Notices of the Whole United States 1785-1794
  • Red River Settlers
  • Vital Records of Ipswich, Massachusetts to 1849

A surname database is on their site.  There is also a mailing list which has been established at RootsWeb.  The group also publishes the 'Past Tracks' Newsletter.


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