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!

Virtural Genealogy Events
Many genealogy societies and libraries across the U.S. are offering webinars, meetings, and other online events, and welcoming genealogists everywhere to attend. Events listed below can keep you on the genealogy road -- and they are free! If you've never attended an online meeting or event before, now might be a good time to take a dip into the virtual world of genealogy. 
Friday & Saturday, July 24-25th
Free Webinar Weekends!
Enjoy several webinars on specific topics at your leisure. This weekend focuses on "Getting Started in Family History"
Get complete details by clicking on this link –
Sunday, July 26th – 1:00pm (Central Time)
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois – 2 programs
Genealogist Ellen Kowitt will present 2 programs:  "Comparing Jewish Resources on, FamilySearch, Findmypast, MyHeritage and JewishGen" will be the 1:00pm topic, and "What Would Nancy Drew Do in the Quest for Missing Family" will be the 2:30pm topic. For more details. visit

Status update on SAGS meetings 
  • With the recent COVID-19 upticks, we are currently evaluating the best way to move forward with regular SAGS meetings as well as SIG meetings, etc., in the Fall. Please continue to check our website for updates.
  • The Green Valley-Sahuarita Genealogy Library continues to be closed until further notice. If you have a book on loan, keep it safe and plan for its return when the library re-opens.

August 9
IAJGS 40th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
The 40th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will take place in San Diego, California, from Sunday, August 9, to Friday, August 14, 2020, at the ...

September 2
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) National Conference
Plan to join fellow history enthusiasts for this conference in the heart of America! Hosted by FGS in cooperation with sponsoring local societies, corporate sponsors, ...