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AVGS Research Center Grand Opening

The Research Center is back in business! For now our hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays and Saturdays of each month. We hope to be open every Friday and Saturday when we get enough volunteers.

Our official grand opening will be on June 24-25.

Make sure you stop by and use our Ancestry Library Edition subscription. Search our AVGS Library Catalog now to see what else we have.

We are located inside the Western Hotel Museum in rooms provided by the City of Lancaster. Stop by and see us and check out the museum while you're there. It's the oldest building in Lancaster that is still standing and there are lots of interesting historical artifacts. Click here for directions.

"Researching Your Family History" Class

We will be holding a class in how to research your family history on July 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Library, 601 W. Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster, CA 93534. We will be starting before the library opens, but you will be able to enter the meeting room through the library's side door.

AVGS Picnic

Our annual picnic will be at the Ford's home on Saturday, July 13 at 6:00 p.m. Bring a salad, side dish or dessert. It's open to all AVGS members and their guests. The address is 42011 Summer Lane, Quartz Hill. Exit the 14 at Columbia Way (Avenue M) and go West. Turn right on 55th St W, then left at L-14, then left at Summer Lane.

When Records Disagree, Resolving Conflicts

Lorna Rice is coming to the Mayflower Gardens Chapel for our August meeting on the 13th at 1:00 p.m. She will illustrate techniques for evaluating sources and resolving conflicts when records differ.

About AVGS

Antelope Valley Genealogical Society, Inc. (AVGS) was organized in 1976.

Our purpose is to encourage an interest in genealogy, preserve genealogical materials, and assist researchers with their research techniques. AVGS is a non-profit organization. Donations are always welcome - cash, library materials, genealogy books and histories, or your time.

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors, who support AVGS by advertising in our directory. Please see the Sponsors page.

Research Center

AVGS has its own Genealogy Research Center housing a growing library collection of over 1,800 books, periodicals, and CD-ROMs. The library also offers computers with a high-speed Internet connection and free access to Ancestry.com. We welcome everyone and will help them with their research. We also offer genealogy workshops periodically.

Click here to learn more about the Research Center

Looking for High School Annuals and City Directories

AVGS is looking for old Antelope Valley area High School Annuals and City Directories to augment our library at the Research Center. Read more.

Meetings

The date, time and location of our regular meetings is shown on our Calendar Page.

Lost and Found!
A group of old photographs were recently found in a dirt lot in Lancaster. Some of the names mentioned are Max, Helen, David and Kate Morgan. There is a postcard written from Max Morgan to his wife or girlfriend in Chicago. If you recognize this family, please contact us.
See the photos.


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