Arizona Family History Societies(P-Z)

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

County and other Societies

Pima County Genealogy Society

Information regarding sites that may be useful if you wish to research your genealogy in Arizona is accessible. A list of other Genealogy sites, some of which relate to England and Wales, are accessible.

Information about cemeteries in the area is also provided.

Details of Special Interest Groups are 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

A list of surnames currently being researched by members can be accessed on the site.


Southern Arizona Genealogy Society

The association was established in 1976 as Green Valley Genealogical Society, 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.


Sun City Vistoso Genealogical Society

An online catalogue of books available within their two rooms at the Vistoso Center is on their site.  These rooms are known as The Family History Education and Research Centre.  Some resources relate to England and Wales.  

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


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.  

An on-line catalogue is on their site, some of the resources relating to England and Wales.  Details 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 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.  Details of links to other sites you may find of use are accessible.


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