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AVGS Research Center

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.

The Center houses a growing library collection of over 2,000 books, periodicals, and CD-ROMs as well as computers with high-speed Internet and free access to Ancestry.com. Click the Library Catalog link on the left to search the catalog.

Hours

For October our Research Center in open to the public on the 8th, 9th, 22nd, and 23rd. For November it will be open to the public on the 12th, 13th, 26th, and 27th. In addition, it is open to members only on all other Fridays. On the days we’re open, our hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday notice: if one of our regular open dates falls on or right after a holiday, please call to confirm before you come.

Show and Tell

This November 10, don’t miss our Show and Tell meeting. It’s lots of fun! Bring your favorite documents, heirlooms, photos, memorabilia and stories to the Chimbole Cultural Center to share with the group. You can also participate online via Zoom. If you have scanned documents or photos you would like to share, please contact us in advance to make arrangements for us to display them on-screen.

Holiday Party

Save the Date! The AVGS annual Holiday Party will be held on December 18. The location will be announced shortly.

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

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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