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Thursday, January 23
Jewish Genealogy Class: Session 1  (Education Sessions)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zuni Room, La Perla Bldg. @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ
Session 1 (of 4 sessions):  Introduction to Jewish Genealogy 
 
This is a series of 4 classes exploring the types of records available and where to find them.
Prior registration for this class is necessary. Cost for all 4 classes is $20 -- prior registration is required. Contact Moreen Ferdie, the instructor, to register for this series of classes: vicepres@azsags.org. You can also download the registration form and mail it to SAGS.
 


Beginner's Genealogy
Thursday, January 23
Beginner's Genealogy  (SIGs)
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Enlightment Room, Pavilion Bldg. @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ

This is an attendee-driven tips & methods session for those new or reentering their genealogy study.

If you need more information or have questions, contact SIG Leader Jon Otto –  jon.otto@cox.net



The First 5 Things to Do with Your DNA Test Results
Saturday, January 25
The First 5 Things to Do with Your DNA Test Results  (Library Webinar Series)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Green Valley-Sahuarita Genealogy Library @ Posada Java, 665 S. Park Centre Ave., Green Valley, AZ
Saturday Afternoon Matinees at the Library – Free Admission!
 
Today's Topic:  The First 5 Things to Do with Your DNA Test Results
Speaker:  Blaine Bettinger – professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence and author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist.
 
Visit our Library Webinar Series webpage for complete details.
 
 
 


Wednesday, January 29
Creating a Research Guide Workshop  (Workshops)
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Friends In Deed, Room D, 301 W. Camino Casa Verde, Green Valley, AZ
 
Instructor: Moreen Ferdie, PLCGS
Cost: $15.00
 
Participants will learn the parts of a Research Guide. As we learn the parts, we will be creating our own Research Guide for one of the places our ancestors came from. This is a hands-on workshop. Please bring your laptop, with battery fully charged, and a list of names of your ancestors who came from the particular place you will be using for your Research Guide.
 
Please include the city/county/state, or city/country, you will be using for this workshop either on the registration form, or email that information no later than Jan. 10th to Moreen Ferdie at vicepres@azsags.org.
 
(This is a date & time change from the original date of Jan. 17.)
 


Thursday, January 30
Jewish Genealogy Class: Session 2  (Education Sessions)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zuni Room, La Perla Bldg. @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ
Session 2 (of 4 sessions):  Shetls and the Jewish Year
 
This is a series of 4 classes exploring the types of records available and where to find them.
Prior registration for this class is necessary. Cost for all 4 classes is $20. Contact Moreen Ferdie, the instructor, to register for this series of classes:  tucsongoalie@gmail.com 
 



Thursday, February 6
Jewish Genealogy Class: Session 3  (Education Sessions)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zuni Room, La Perla Bldg. @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ
Session 3 (of 4 sessions):  Where to Find Records for Your Jewish Ancestor
 
This is a series of 4 classes exploring the types of records available and where to find them.
Prior registration for this class is necessary. Cost for all 4 classes is $20. Contact Moreen Ferdie, the instructor, to register for this series of classes:  tucsongoalie@gmail.com 
 


DNA: Connecting Your Ancestor to the Records
Saturday, February 8
DNA: Connecting Your Ancestor to the Records  (Library Webinar Series)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Green Valley-Sahuarita Genealogy Library @ Posada Java, 665 S. Park Centre Ave., Green Valley, AZ
Saturday Afternoon Matinees at the Library – Free Admission!
 
Today's Topic:  DNA: Connecting Your Ancestor to the Records
Speaker:  Angie Bush – full-time genetic genealogist researcher & Chair of Genetic Genealogy Committee with National Genealogical Society.
 
Visit our Library Webinar Series webpage for complete details.
 
 
 


U.S. Religions & Church Records
Tuesday, February 11
U.S. Religions & Church Records  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zuni Room, La Perla Bldg. @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ

This month's meeting will focus on Quaker/Mennonite/Amish. 

This SIG examines sources that may help break brick walls. Church records can help genealogists find maiden names, births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths.

Laptops are approved for this SIG. If you need more information or have questions, contact SIG Leader Debra Kabinier –  president@azsags.org



Storytellers: Keeping Family Stories Alive
Wednesday, February 12
Storytellers: Keeping Family Stories Alive  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zuni Room in La Perla Bldg. @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ

This group will focus on writing and creative journaling the stories of their ancestors. There will be homework assignments, creative exercises, and story ideas. Come ready to write! (This is not a grammar & punctuation class.)

If you need more information or have questions, contact SIG Leader Becky McCreary –  publicity@azsags.org



Thursday, February 13
Jewish Genealogy Class: Session 4  (Education Sessions)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zuni Room, La Perla Bldg. @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ
Session 4 (of 4 sessions):  Types of Records, Traditional Sources and Jewish Cemeteries
 
This is a series of 4 classes exploring the types of records available and where to find them.
Prior registration for this class is necessary. Cost for all 4 classes is $20. Contact Moreen Ferdie, the instructor, to register for this series of classes:  tucsongoalie@gmail.com 
 


2020 DNA Seminar & Workshops featuring Blaine Bettinger
Friday, February 14 through Saturday, February 15
2020 DNA Seminar & Workshops featuring Blaine Bettinger  (Seminars)
Green Valley, Arizona
Green Valley Genealogical Society is please to present this special 2-day Southern Arizona DNA event which will include workshops, lectures, and raffles!

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is a professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence. He is the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist, and frequently gives presentations and webinars to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry.

Click HERE for details on the Workshops & Seminar Topics ... click HERE to register online now
 
 
 
 


England SIG
Wednesday, February 19
England SIG  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Friends in Deed, Room C, 301 W. Camino Casa Verde, Green Valley, AZ

This month's meeting will focus on British Library, National Archives, and City Directories.

If you need more information or have questions, contact SIG Leader Ed Storey –  storey@falsonbb.net.



Strategies for Using FamilySearch
Saturday, February 22
Strategies for Using FamilySearch  (Library Webinar Series)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Green Valley-Sahuarita Genealogy Library @ Posada Java, 665 S. Park Centre Ave., Green Valley, AZ
Saturday Afternoon Matinees at the Library – Free Admission!
 
Today's Topic:  Strategies for Using FamilySearch
Speaker:  Shannon Combs-Bennett – owner of T2 Family History & Creative Director for The In-Depth Genealogist.
 
Visit our Library Webinar Series webpage for complete details.
 
 
 


Beginner's Genealogy
Thursday, February 27
Beginner's Genealogy  (SIGs)
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Enlightment Room, Pavilion Bldg. @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ

This is an attendee-driven tips & methods session for those new or reentering their genealogy study.

If you need more information or have questions, contact SIG Leader Jon Otto –  jon.otto@cox.net




U.S. Religions & Church Records
Tuesday, March 10
U.S. Religions & Church Records  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zuni Room, La Perla Bldg. @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ

This month's meeting will focus on Baptist/Methodist/Presbyterian. 

This SIG examines sources that may help break brick walls. Church records can help genealogists find maiden names, births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths.

Laptops are approved for this SIG. If you need more information or have questions, contact SIG Leader Debra Kabinier –  president@azsags.org



Storytellers: Keeping Family Stories Alive
Wednesday, March 11
Storytellers: Keeping Family Stories Alive  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zuni Room in La Perla Bldg. @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ

This group will focus on writing and creative journaling the stories of their ancestors. There will be homework assignments, creative exercises, and story ideas. Come ready to write! (This is not a grammar & punctuation class.)

If you need more information or have questions, contact SIG Leader Becky McCreary –  publicity@azsags.org



Ten Steps to Writing & Publishing Your Family History
Saturday, March 14
Ten Steps to Writing & Publishing Your Family History  (Library Webinar Series)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Green Valley-Sahuarita Genealogy Library @ Posada Java, 665 S. Park Centre Ave., Green Valley, AZ
Saturday Afternoon Matinees at the Library – Free Admission!
 
Today's Topic:  Ten Steps to Writing & Publishing Your Family History
Speaker:  Penny Stratton – retired Publishing Director at NEHGS and co-author of Guide to Genealogical Writing: How to Publish Your Family History.
 
Visit our Library Webinar Series webpage for complete details.
 
 
 


England SIG
Wednesday, March 18
England SIG  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Friends in Deed, Room C, 301 W. Camino Casa Verde, Green Valley, AZ

This month's meeting  --  Pushing Back the Clock - records before 1840.

If you need more information or have questions, contact SIG Leader Ed Storey –  storey@falsonbb.net.



SAGS Monthly Meeting
Thursday, March 19
SAGS Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, AZ
Our main program will feature a presentation by Bob Black on Using the Family History Guide.
 
This month's short program will be the popular Dress Like An Ancestor.


Reunion: Genealogy Software for Apple Mac Users
Saturday, March 21
Reunion: Genealogy Software for Apple Mac Users  (SIGs)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Green Valley-Sahuarita Genealogy Library, Posada Java Bldg. @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ

This group will be organized around the needs of the participants with an emphasis on questions & answers about using the software.

If you need more information or have questions, contact SIG Leader Darillyn Doss –  library@azsags.org



Beginner's Genealogy
Thursday, March 26
Beginner's Genealogy  (SIGs)
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Enlightment Room, Pavilion Bldg. @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ

This is an attendee-driven tips & methods session for those new or reentering their genealogy study.

If you need more information or have questions, contact SIG Leader Jon Otto –  jon.otto@cox.net



How to Protect Your Information Online
Saturday, March 28
How to Protect Your Information Online  (Library Webinar Series)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Green Valley-Sahuarita Genealogy Library @ Posada Java, 665 S. Park Centre Ave., Green Valley, AZ
Saturday Afternoon Matinees at the Library – Free Admission!
 
Today's Topic:  How to Protect Your Information Online
Speaker:  Judy Russell – a genealogist with a law degree who writies, teaches and lectures on a wide variety of genealogy topics, and a member of the Assoc. of Professional Genealogists.
 
Visit our Library Webinar Series webpage for complete details.
 
 
 



Storytellers: Keeping Family Stories Alive
Wednesday, April 8
Storytellers: Keeping Family Stories Alive  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zuni Room in La Perla Bldg. @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ

This group will focus on writing and creative journaling the stories of their ancestors. There will be homework assignments, creative exercises, and story ideas. Come ready to write! (This is not a grammar & punctuation class.)

If you need more information or have questions, contact SIG Leader Becky McCreary –  publicity@azsags.org



German Genealogy: The Basics
Saturday, April 11
German Genealogy: The Basics  (Library Webinar Series)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Green Valley-Sahuarita Genealogy Library @ Posada Java, 665 S. Park Centre Ave., Green Valley, AZ
Saturday Afternoon Matinees at the Library – Free Admission!
 
Today's Topic:  German Genealogy: The Basics
Speaker:  Teresa McMillin – a Certified Genealogist and author of The Guide to Hanover Military Records 1514-1866.
 
Visit our Library Webinar Series webpage for complete details.
 
 
 


U.S. Religions & Church Records
Tuesday, April 14
U.S. Religions & Church Records  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zuni Room, La Perla Bldg. @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ

This month's meeting will focus on Roman Catholic. 

This SIG examines sources that may help break brick walls. Church records can help genealogists find maiden names, births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths.

Laptops are approved for this SIG. If you need more information or have questions, contact SIG Leader Debra Kabinier –  president@azsags.org