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.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

The Society has expanded the number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to support members with interests in special genealogical topics, as listed below. Generally, these groups meet on a monthly schedule, and have a planned program of interest to the SIG members. There are opportunities for discussion, questions, and sharing of information. SIGs are a Members Only benefit so if you are not yet a member, click here to join now ... and we'll see you at a future meeting!
Meeting Location Maps
Current Active SIGs
  • Beginner's Genealogy
  • England
  • Reunion: Genealogy Software for Apple (Mac)
  • Storytellers: Keeping Family Stories Alive
  • U.S. Religion and Church Records

  SIG Leader:  Jon Otto
If you are just beginning your genealogy research journey, this is where you should start. This is an attendee-driven tips and methods session for those new or re-entering their genealogy study.
Meeting Day/Time:  4th Thursday of the month, October thru May (except November) / 3:00 PM -5:00 PM
Meeting Place:  Enlightenment Room, Pavilion Building @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ
  SIG Leader:  Ed Storey
Meeting Day/Time:  3rd Wednesday of the month, December thru April / 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Meeting Place:  Friends in Deed, 301 W. Camino Casa Verde, Room C, Green Valley, AZ
  SIG Leader:  Darillyn Doss
This SIG will be organized around the needs of the participants with an emphasis on questions and answers. The sessions will be 90 minutes long and will follow the needs of the group.
Meeting Day/Time:  3rd Saturday of the month, October thru May / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Meeting Place:  Green Valley-Sahuarita Genealogy Library, Posada Java Building @ La Posada, Green Valley,, AZ
  SIG Leader:  Becky McCreary   rebeccamccreary764@gmailcom
This SIG's focus is on writing and creative journaling the stories about your ancestors. It is not a grammar and punctuation class – it is finding how you best want to keep your family stories. There will be homework assignments, creative exercises, and story ideas. Come ready to write!
Meeting Day/Time:  2nd Wednesday of the month, October thru May / 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meeting Place:  Zuni Room, La Perla Building @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ
  SIG Leader:  Debra Kabinier
In this SIG, members will examine sources that may help break through brick walls. Church records can help genealogists find maiden names, births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths. Often, church records existed long before civil records and may be the genealogist's only original record for an ancestor. Locating these records, especially before 1900, can be difficult.
Meeting Day/Time:  2nd Tuesday of the month, October thru May / 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meeting Place:  Zuni Room, La Perla Building @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ