Southern Arizona Genealogy Society
State of Arizona
Land acquired through the 1854 Gadsden Purchase, between the United States and Mexico, defined the southern most portion of Arizona.
Welcome to SAGS!
It's all new . . . and it's all good!
Welcome to the Southern Arizona Genealogy Society. We start our renewed Society with the wisdom and traditions obtained from 43 years as the successful Green Valley Genealogical Society. Our new name, logo, and motto, express the excitement we want to share with all our southern Arizona neighbors about genealogy, family history, educational opportunities, and our award-winning genealogy library.
Discover Your Ancestors with the Southern Arizona Genealogy Society!

Registration for the 2020 Seminar & Workshops
Is Now Open
Blain Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is a professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence. He is the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist, and frequently gives presentations and webinars to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry. He is the author of The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, and co-author with Debbie Parker Wayne of the award-winning book Genetic Genealogy in Practic, the world's first genetic genealogy workbook.

December 11
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Storytellers: Keeping Family Stories Alive
This group will focus on writing and creative journaling the stories of their ancestors. There will be homework assignments, creative exercises, and story ideas. Come ...

December 11
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
NGSQ (Nat. Genealogical Society Qtrly)
Every month the group will examine an article from the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. They will look at the methodology and research techniques the author ...

December 12
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Genealogy Problem Solvers
While the Problem Solvers don't promise to solve everyone's genealogy challenges, they may be able to help you think of fnew ways to tackle the genealogy issues ...

December 14
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
City Directories: No Town Too Small, No Clue Too Little (Webinar)
  A new season of Saturday Afternoon Matinees at the Genealogy Library.  FREE Admission!   Today's webinar is presented by Thomas MacEntee.   ...

December 16
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Scandinavian SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
A new SIG group for those focusing on their Scandinavian connections. This month's meeting will focus on Demark. If you need more information or have questions, contact ...