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.
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Friday Workshops:
Information & Registration 
 
Morning Workshop – 8:30AM-12:00PM Afternoon Workshop – 12:30PM-4:00PM
Working with Testing Company Results
This workshop provides a guided tour through test results and interpretive tools at each of the major testing companies (23andMe, AncestryDNA, FamilyTree DNA, My Heritage and Living DNA), including the most powerful tools the companies offer.
DNA Painter Workshop
DNA Painter is an easy-to-use third-part tool that enables you to assign segments of DNA shared with cousins to a map of your chromosomes. Together, we'll look at this powerful new tool and how you can use it in your research
This workshop is a hands-on experience so bring your fully-charged laptop with your DNA results that have already been uploaded to GEDmatch.com. This workshop is a hands-on experience so bring your fully-charged laptop with your DNA results that have already been uploaded to GEDmatch.com.
 
Workshop Location: Workshops will be held at the Recreation Center at La Posada in Green Valley, AZ. Click HERE for driving instructions & map. Please do not bring any food items into the room.
Workshop Syllabus: Syllabus will be available as a PDF download prior to workshops. If you prefer to have a printed copy available at the workshop, please order one when you register. Cost will be $10.
Registration & Pricing: SAGS Members: $35 per workshop; Non-Members: $45 per workshop. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

 
Saturday Seminar:  Topics 
 
Using Y-DNA and mtDNA to Explore Your Ancestry
Y-DNA and mtDNA testing are the workhorses of genetic genealogy and have helped genealogists break through thousands of stubborn brick walls. Learn about the unique inheritance of Y-DNA and mtDNA in your family.
Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries
Even though our 18th & 19th century ancestors have been dead for decades, their DNA still survives in their descedants. Learn how to use autosomal DNA to attack, and potentially solve, genealogical mysteries and brick walls for ancestors in the 1800s, 1700s and beyond.
Evaluating a Genealogical Conclusion Including DNA
Someone tells you that they've proven their connection to a genealogical ancestor using DNA, but have they really proven it? Did they avoid the known pitfalls?
The Danger of Distant Matches
Those distant genetic matches are exciting, but they can be dangerous! Evidence shows that distant matches sharing a small amount of DNA are ofter false positives and fail to match either of our parents.
 
Seminar Location: Desert Diamond Casino, I-19 & Pima Mine Road (Exit 80), Sahuarita, AZ. Click HERE for driving instructions & map. No outside food or drink is allowed.
Seminar Syllabus: Syllabus will be available as a PDF download prior to workshops. If you prefer to have a printed copy available at the workshop, please order one when you register. Cost will be $20.
Registration & Pricing: SAGS Members: $65 per workshop; Non-Members: $75. Lunch is included in the price; there is no price break if you do not want lunch. Coffee, tea and water will be available throughout the day.
Registration Deadline:  February 1, 2020, unless sold out before then.
 
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