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Thursday, April 25
Beginner's Genealogy Group  (Education)
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Hybrid Meeting: Green Valley Genealogy Library, & via Zoom
 
We all have to start someplace and when we do, it is very helpful to have some help. This group is designed to be just that – a support group to provide you with some direction and tips for your research. This group is open to non-members as well as current SAGS members – for more information, and to receive the Zoom meeting link, contact Jon Otto, Group Leader, at jonotto48@yahoo.com
 
In-person meeting location: Green Valley Genealogy Library, 665 S. Park Centre Ave., Green Valley, AZ 
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 



Why It Matters to Family History SIG – MEMBERS ONLY
Wednesday, May 1
Why It Matters to Family History SIG – MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
ZOOM MEETING
SIG Leader:  Debra Kabinier
A series of topics examines some of the important issues facing family historians as they gain information about their ancestors. Each session will be a set of slides examining the topic, followed by open discussions. All sessions will be held via Zoom.
 
This month's topic is:  Media – Why It Matters
"Media" is publishing, broadcasting, and the distribution of information. Distribution includes verbal, print, or electronic. The spoken and written word has influenced our ancestors for hundreds of years. In recent times, we now include videos. We will take a 350 year look at media from Colonial times to 1960. You may find some insight into how the media might have shaped your ancestors' lives.
 
Registration to attend each session is required – send an email to Deb Kabinier at debkabinier@gmail.com to register for each session. Several days prior to the meeting, you will receive an email that contains the Zoom link you'll need to attend.
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


SAGS Monthly Meeting
Thursday, May 2
SAGS Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
ONLINE WEBINAR -- Open to the Public
Due to some technical issues, the Main Speaker for our April 18th meeting was unable to present her program. She has agreed to rescheduled her webinar for Thursday, May 2 @ 10:00am. This will be an online only meeting so you get to enjoy the program from the comfort of your home. 
 
REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO ATTEND
This online only event will be hosted by StreamYard Webinars. You will need to register in advance to attend by clicking this LINK. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email, and you will also receive a reminder, about an hour before the start time, to attend.  (This is not a Zoom session.) 
 
 
PROGRAM TOPIC:  Find Your American Ancestors Using Canadian Records
When you hit a brick wall in your research it's time to consider your ancestor may have been in Canada. Whether your ancestor was there for a day or for many years, they left behind records. Learn how and where to find the Canadian records to help you fill in the missing pieces of your ancetor's life.
 
SPEAKER:  Kathryn Lake Hogan
It all started when Kathryn Lake Hogan, UE, PLCGS, was a Girl Guide leader wanting the girls in her group to learn about their heritage. Why not teach them about researching their family history? To do so, Kathryn had to first learn how to research her own ancestry. That was over 18 years ago, and today, Kathryn is an author, educator, speaker and professional genealogist. The author of Digging Your Canadian Roots, as well as fifteen mini-research guides featuring Canadian genealogy, Kathryn has also written articles for FamilyTree magazine, and The In-Depth Genealogist. She is also a member of DAR and other lineage societies, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the Genealogical Speakers Guild
 
 
 
 
 
 


FamilyTree Maker SIG – MEMBERS ONLY
Wednesday, May 8
FamilyTree Maker SIG – MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
ZOOM MEETING
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 meeting to those on the group email list.  To have your name added to the group list, send an email to webmgr@azsags.org.
SIG Leader:  Karen Feeney
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


Storytellers: Writing Family Stories
Tuesday, May 14
Storytellers: Writing Family Stories  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Friends in Deed, Room D, 301 E. Camino Casa Verde, Green Valley, AZ
 
Don't let your family stories or research get lost in time! Write stories to share with family and future generations.
 
This class is for SAGS members who enjoy writing the stories of their ancestors to share with family members and to pass to future generations. It is not a research, grammar, or punctuation class. There are assignments, in-class writing prompts, and time to share stories. We use pen/pencil and paper – no electronic writing devices. The class is limited to 15 and there is a reasonable commitment to attend each class, as others depend on your participation. This is not a drop-in SIG; you must register in advance to join the class. If you are interested, please contact Becky McCreary:  rebeccamccreary764@gmail.com
 
Class Facilitator:  Becky McCreary
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


SAGS Monthly Meeting
Thursday, May 16
SAGS Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
In-Person Meeting & Zoom Meeting -- Open to the Public
 
MAIN PROGRAM & SPEAKER:
Stories Behind the Stars: The World War II Fallen
During World War II, a banner with a gold star was presented to families of fallen servicepersons. The Stories Behind the Stars Initiative was created to organize one central digital location to collect the stories of all 421,000+ Americans who were killed during World War II. These stories will be digitally linked to all war memorials and cemeteries by a smartphone app so visitors can read the stories of the fallen. This national non-profit effort, researched, written and financially supported by all those who want to see the fallen remembered, will ensure future generations will be able to learn about the Americans who paid dearly for the freedoms we take for granted every day.  OUR SPEAKER:  Jackie Menasco is a retired science educator who lives in Peoria, Arizona. When Jackie retired after 40+ years in science education, she began researching and writing about her family history. After listening to a presentation about the "Stories Behind the Stars" about two years ago, she volunteered to help collect these stories. Since then she has researched and written 30+ life stories of soldiers killed in World  War II.
 
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES FOR TODAY's MEETING:  To mark the special topic of our program, the meeting will begin with "Posting the Colors" and raising the flag. At the conclusion of the meeting, there will be a flag folding – "Retriving of the Colors" – which will include the reading of what each fold in the flag represents. Today's meeting will also include voting by the membership, approval of the Bylaws, and election of the following officers:  President, Vice President, and Treasurer.
 
 
MEETING INFO:
* Speaker: Ms. Menasco will be presenting "live" via Zoom. All other activies of the meeting will be live at the LaPosada Recreation Center.
 
* Please register in advance to attend this Meeting by clicking THIS LINK (after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting).
 
* You can attend in person at La Posada Recreation Center, 685 S. La Posada Circle, Bldg. #37, Green Valley, AZ (click HERE for location & driving map) or attend via Zoom.
 
 
 


Thursday, May 23
Beginner's Genealogy Group  (Education)
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Hybrid Meeting: Green Valley Genealogy Library, & via Zoom
 
We all have to start someplace and when we do, it is very helpful to have some help. This group is designed to be just that – a support group to provide you with some direction and tips for your research. This group is open to non-members as well as current SAGS members – for more information, and to receive the Zoom meeting link, contact Jon Otto, Group Leader, at jonotto48@yahoo.com
 
In-person meeting location: Green Valley Genealogy Library, 665 S. Park Centre Ave., Green Valley, AZ 
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 



Why It Matters to Family History SIG – MEMBERS ONLY
Wednesday, June 5
Why It Matters to Family History SIG – MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
ZOOM MEETING
SIG Leader:  Debra Kabinier
A series of topics examines some of the important issues facing family historians as they gain information about their ancestors. Each session will be a set of slides examining the topic, followed by open discussions. All sessions will be held via Zoom.
 
This month's topic is:  Medical Sciences – Why It Matters
Did your ancestors live long lives, or did they die young? Were there doctors or midwives in the community? Or did your ancestors depend on home remedies? Do the diseases of 200-300 years ago still survive today? If you have a death certificate –– can you read the codes on them? We look for these answers and others.
 
Registration to attend each session is required – send an email to Deb Kabinier at debkabinier@gmail.com to register for each session. Several days prior to the meeting, you will receive an email that contains the Zoom link you'll need to attend.
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


Thursday, June 27
Beginner's Genealogy Group  (Education)
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Hybrid Meeting: Green Valley Genealogy Library, & via Zoom
 
We all have to start someplace and when we do, it is very helpful to have some help. This group is designed to be just that – a support group to provide you with some direction and tips for your research. This group is open to non-members as well as current SAGS members – for more information, and to receive the Zoom meeting link, contact Jon Otto, Group Leader, at jonotto48@yahoo.com
 
In-person meeting location: Green Valley Genealogy Library, 665 S. Park Centre Ave., Green Valley, AZ 
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 



Thursday, July 25
Beginner's Genealogy Group  (Education)
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Hybrid Meeting: Green Valley Genealogy Library, & via Zoom
 
We all have to start someplace and when we do, it is very helpful to have some help. This group is designed to be just that – a support group to provide you with some direction and tips for your research. This group is open to non-members as well as current SAGS members – for more information, and to receive the Zoom meeting link, contact Jon Otto, Group Leader, at jonotto48@yahoo.com
 
In-person meeting location: Green Valley Genealogy Library, 665 S. Park Centre Ave., Green Valley, AZ 
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 



Why It Matters to Family History SIG – MEMBERS ONLY
Wednesday, August 7
Why It Matters to Family History SIG – MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
ZOOM MEETING
SIG Leader:  Debra Kabinier
A series of topics examines some of the important issues facing family historians as they gain information about their ancestors. Each session will be a set of slides examining the topic, followed by open discussions. All sessions will be held via Zoom.
 
This month's topic is:  Social History – Why It Matters
Social History studies the lives of ordinary people. We will investigate how our ancestors might have lived their lives.
 
Registration to attend each session is required – send an email to Deb Kabinier at debkabinier@gmail.com to register for each session. Several days prior to the meeting, you will receive an email that contains the Zoom link you'll need to attend.
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


Thursday, August 22
Beginner's Genealogy Group  (Education)
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Hybrid Meeting: Green Valley Genealogy Library, & via Zoom
 
We all have to start someplace and when we do, it is very helpful to have some help. This group is designed to be just that – a support group to provide you with some direction and tips for your research. This group is open to non-members as well as current SAGS members – for more information, and to receive the Zoom meeting link, contact Jon Otto, Group Leader, at jonotto48@yahoo.com
 
In-person meeting location: Green Valley Genealogy Library, 665 S. Park Centre Ave., Green Valley, AZ 
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 



Why It Matters to Family History SIG – MEMBERS ONLY
Wednesday, September 4
Why It Matters to Family History SIG – MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
ZOOM MEETING
SIG Leader:  Debra Kabinier
A series of topics examines some of the important issues facing family historians as they gain information about their ancestors. Each session will be a set of slides examining the topic, followed by open discussions. All sessions will be held via Zoom.
 
This month's topic is:  Politics, the Law & the Courthouse – Why It Matters
Politics frames our lives – from local to national to international. A genealogist must investigate and understand the laws that stood at the time of their ancestors. Courthouses are important because they keep records.
 
Registration to attend each session is required – send an email to Deb Kabinier at debkabinier@gmail.com to register for each session. Several days prior to the meeting, you will receive an email that contains the Zoom link you'll need to attend.
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


Thursday, September 26
Beginner's Genealogy Group  (Education)
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Hybrid Meeting: Green Valley Genealogy Library, & via Zoom
 
We all have to start someplace and when we do, it is very helpful to have some help. This group is designed to be just that – a support group to provide you with some direction and tips for your research. This group is open to non-members as well as current SAGS members – for more information, and to receive the Zoom meeting link, contact Jon Otto, Group Leader, at jonotto48@yahoo.com
 
In-person meeting location: Green Valley Genealogy Library, 665 S. Park Centre Ave., Green Valley, AZ 
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 



Why It Matters to Family History SIG – MEMBERS ONLY
Wednesday, October 2
Why It Matters to Family History SIG – MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
ZOOM MEETING
SIG Leader:  Debra Kabinier
A series of topics examines some of the important issues facing family historians as they gain information about their ancestors. Each session will be a set of slides examining the topic, followed by open discussions. All sessions will be held via Zoom.
 
This month's topic is:  Critical Thinking – Why It Matters
Just collecting records about an ancestor does not tell their story. If we do not analyze the information, we fail as genealogists and family historians. Does the information we collected make sense? How does it tell a story? Are there missing periods of time? We will discuss methods to help facilitate critical thinking.
 
Registration to attend each session is required – send an email to Deb Kabinier at debkabinier@gmail.com to register for each session. Several days prior to the meeting, you will receive an email that contains the Zoom link you'll need to attend.
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


Thursday, October 24
Beginner's Genealogy Group  (Education)
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Hybrid Meeting: Green Valley Genealogy Library, & via Zoom
 
We all have to start someplace and when we do, it is very helpful to have some help. This group is designed to be just that – a support group to provide you with some direction and tips for your research. This group is open to non-members as well as current SAGS members – for more information, and to receive the Zoom meeting link, contact Jon Otto, Group Leader, at jonotto48@yahoo.com
 
In-person meeting location: Green Valley Genealogy Library, 665 S. Park Centre Ave., Green Valley, AZ 
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.