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.


SAGS Annual Workshop & Seminar
Friday & Saturday, Feb. 10 & 11, 2023
Featuring: Diana Elder, AG & Nicole Dyer
of Family Locket Genealogists
Exciting prizes have been donated and
will be available if you attend the Workshop or Seminiar!
• A one year Ultimate Subscription to FindMyPast
The Family Tree Guide to DNA & Genetic Genealogy by Blaine Bettinger
• Charting Companion Utility   • Legacy version 9 software
• RootsMagic version 8 software
• 1 year subscription to Legacy Family Tree Webinars
• 2 copies of Family Tree Maker 2019 software
• 2 one-year MyHeritage Complete subscriptions
• Research Like a Pro with DNA Family Locket Independent Study Online Course
• Research Like a Pro - Family Locket Independent Study Online Course 


  Current News & Info  
• KGVY radio & SAGS chat "Around the Cracker Barrel" -- on Jan. 6, Guy Atchley did an interview with Susan Burdick, SAGS Librarian, and Marilyn West, SAGS Special Events Director. Their main topic was "Solving Family Mysteries with the Southern Arizona Genealogy Society". Clicking HERE will take you to KGVY's web site where you can listen to the full interview -- just look for the topic "Solving Family Mysteries ..."
TWO NEW ARTICLES ADDED TO "GENEALOGY TODAY" (click HERE). As always, author Becky McCreary's articles are informative, educational, and entertaining. Be sure to read her latest articles on our ancestors' immigration journey to America. Becky (a SAGS member) has been writing the bi-weekly column Genealogy Today in the Green Valley News since 2017.
• NEW SEASON OF SIGs & EDUCATIONAL CLASSES: if you're just getting started with genealogy or feel you need to get back to the basics then the Beginner's Genealogy Special Interest Group (SIG) can help; if you use the Family Tree Maker program to build your family tree consider attending their monthly sessions to expand your skill level and to keep up-to-date on what's new; and if you're interested in writing your family stories, attend the Storytellers classes to get your creative juices flowing. Check the Events Calendar for meeting dates & times. To get more details and to sign-up to attend, or to suggest a new class or SIG on a topic that's near and dear to you, send an email to our Education Director, Debra Einweck, at


Visit the Library!
The Green Valley-Sahuarita Genealogy Library, a Partnership of Southern Arizona Genealogy Society and the La Posada Community is open!  Operating hours:  Monday - Friday from 9am-3pm; Saturday from 9am-12pm. Visit our Library page for more information.


January 28
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Pima County Genealogy Society - Workshop
This is an In Person only event!   WORKSHOP TOPIC:  PRESERVATION OF YOUR TREASURES FOR THE NEXT GENERATION This is a care and conservation workshop ...

January 31
2:30 pm
Making Family Trees with Excel
Facilitator/Instructor:  Ed Storey, SAGS Member   We all need copies of our trees, perhaps to send to someone who is related or who might be ...

February 8
9:30 am to 11:30 am
FamilyTree Maker SIG – MEMBERS ONLY
Explore the features of FTM with a hands-on approach! An email with the ZOOM meeting link will be sent out approximately 5 days prior to the ...

February 10
Southern AZ Gene Soc: 2023 Seminar & Workshop
  IN-PERSON VENUE FOR WORKSHOP & SEMINAR: La Posada Recreation Center, 685 S. La Posada Circle, Bldg. 37, Green Valley, AZ (Click link below to ...

February 14
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Storytellers: Writing Family Stories
  Don't let your family stories or research get lost in time! Write stories to share with family and future generations.   Classes will focus on ...