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Land acquired through the 1854 Gadsden Purchase, between the United States and Mexico, defined the southern most portion of Arizona.
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SAGS Monthly Meeting
Thursday, January 20
SAGS Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
ZOOM VIRTUAL MEETING -- Open to the Public
 
MAIN PROGRAM:  Everything Old Is New Again: Getting Ready for the 1950 Census
The 1950 US Census is scheduled for release April 1, 2022. This will be a new data set for genealogists in a familiar format. We will review how information was gathered and processed for the census. We will survey what records sets were produced and which of those sets will be available on April 1st. Finally, we'll look at how genealogists can prepare to dive into these newly released census records to search with confidence.
 
Presenter:  Laura Kovarik
Laura Kovarik has been involved in genealogy for more than 25 years, including leadership and educational positions a the local and state levels. Laura has enhanced her genealogical education through conferences, institutes and study groups. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists as well as the National Genealogical Society, Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) and other local genealogical and historical societies. Her writing has appeared in Fox Tales and ISGS's publication The Quarterly. Laura also has a Master of Urban Planning which offers a solid background for exploring census records.
 
SHORT PROGRAM:
Moreen Gerdie (SAGS member) will show us "3 Ways to Utilize Family Search".
 
Meeting ID:  895 7016 3301
Passcode:     197150


Beginner's Genealogy SIG – MEMBERS ONLY
Thursday, January 27
Beginner's Genealogy SIG – MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
ZOOM MEETING
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.
SIG Leader:  Jon Otto
 
SAGS Members:  click HERE for the Zoom link. (This link will not work unless you are logged in to our website.)
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 



Mayflower Research Group
Thursday, February 3
Mayflower Research Group  (SIGs)
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Friends in Deed, 301 E. Camino Casa Verde, Green Valley, AZ
This group is for those seeking information about the National and Arizona Mayflower societies, needing help with continuing to find their Mayflower Ancestors, submitting applications, and getting answers to their questions
Facilitator:  Zillah Symonds
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


MyHERITAGE Discussion Group – MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, February 5
MyHERITAGE Discussion Group – MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
ZOOM MEETING
An opportunity for members to discuss what they know, exchange info, and share tips on using MyHeritage.
Facilitator:  Moreen Ferdie
 
SAGS Members:  click HERE for the Zoom link. (This link will not work unless you are logged in to our website.)
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


Genealogical Records of the States SIG – MEMBERS ONLY
Monday, February 7
Genealogical Records of the States SIG – MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
ZOOM MEETING
At each meeting, a different area of the United States will be discussed. Bring what you know and/or don't know. There may be some repeats of states depending on the area we are covering.
SIG Leader:  Moreen Ferdie
 
SAGS Members:  click HERE for the Zoom link. (This link will not work unless you are logged in to our website.)
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 
 


Storytellers: Writing Family Stories
Tuesday, February 8
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 meets the second Tuesday of each month (Oct. thru May).
Facilitator:  Becky McCreary
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


FamilyTree Maker SIG – MEMBERS ONLY
Wednesday, February 9
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!
SIG Facilitator:  Karen Feeney
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


Southern AZ Gene Soc:  2022 Seminar & Workshop
Friday, February 11 through Saturday, February 12
Southern AZ Gene Soc: 2022 Seminar & Workshop  (Seminars)
VIRTUAL -- ZOOM EVENT
 
Discover the stories your ancestors could tell!
 
Plan to join us for our annual half-day Workshop on Friday, and a full day Seminar on Saturday featuring Pam Vestal, professional genealogist & speaker and owner of Generations Genealogy, LLC. Complete details are on our 2022 Annual Seminar page (click HERE), and Registration is now open (click HERE). This event is open to the general public. (This event will not be recorded.)
 
 
 
 
 


Genealogical Research & Resources of the World SIG – MEMBERS ONLY
Monday, February 14
Genealogical Research & Resources of the World SIG – MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
ZOOM MEETING
Each meeting will focus on a different area of the world. Participants should bring any information they may have regarding resources such as databases, websites, etc., from around the world to share with attendees.
SIG Leader:  Moreen Ferdie
 
SAGS Members:  click HERE for the Zoom link. (This link will not work unless you are logged in to our website.)
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 
 


Beginner's Genealogy SIG – MEMBERS ONLY
Thursday, February 24
Beginner's Genealogy SIG – MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
ZOOM MEETING
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.
SIG Leader:  Jon Otto
 
SAGS Members:  click HERE for the Zoom link. (This link will not work unless you are logged in to our website.)
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 



RootsTech 2022
Thursday, March 3 through Saturday, March 5
RootsTech 2022  (Conferences: National)
VIRTUAL
RootsTech reaches millions of people worldwide to celebrate family at the world's largest family history conference and year-long learning platform. With thousands of classes, inspiring speakers, meaningful activities and joyful connections, RootsTech brings the human family together like no other event. The 2022 conference is 100% Virutal & 100% Free. Registration is now open. Get all the details at:  https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/next/home
 
 


Mayflower Research Group
Thursday, March 3
Mayflower Research Group  (SIGs)
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Friends in Deed, 301 E. Camino Casa Verde, Green Valley, AZ
This group is for those seeking information about the National and Arizona Mayflower societies, needing help with continuing to find their Mayflower Ancestors, submitting applications, and getting answers to their questions
Facilitator:  Zillah Symonds
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


Storytellers: Writing Family Stories
Tuesday, March 8
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 meets the second Tuesday of each month (Oct. thru May).
Facilitator:  Becky McCreary
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


FamilyTree Maker SIG – MEMBERS ONLY
Wednesday, March 9
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!
SIG Leader:  Karen Feeney
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


SAGS Monthly Meeting
Thursday, March 17
SAGS Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
ZOOM VIRTUAL MEETING -- Open to the Public
 
MAIN PROGRAM:  What's New in FamilyTree Maker with the FTM Community Ambassador
Mark Olsen is the FamilyTree Maker Ambassador and today, he will be join us for a two (2) hour live discussion and Q&A session to answer all your questions about FTM, the latest version updates, features and more. This will be an interactive session so Mark will answer all your FTM questions. He will also talk about FTM partner products such as Charting Companion and Family Book Creator, both of which are amazing plug-ins that can help you create amazing charts, graphs and books. He will even show us how to make additional finds with our DNA test results.
 
About Our Speaker:  Mark Olsen is the Family Tree Maker Ambassador to historical dn genealogical societies around the world working to support their members as the use Family Tree Maker. Mark is a graduate of Brigham Young University and holds a Bachelor's in Family History with a Spanish records emphasis. He has been working in the genealogy industry since 2007 and has been the Family Tree Maker Ambassador since 2016.
 
Special Surprises
Discount links for all products will be provided plus a door prize!
 
 
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Beginner's Genealogy SIG – MEMBERS ONLY
Thursday, March 24
Beginner's Genealogy SIG – MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
ZOOM MEETING
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.
SIG Leader:  Jon Otto
 
SAGS Members:  click HERE for the Zoom link. (This link will not work unless you are logged in to our website.)
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 



Mayflower Research Group
Thursday, April 7
Mayflower Research Group  (SIGs)
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Friends in Deed, 301 E. Camino Casa Verde, Green Valley, AZ
This group is for those seeking information about the National and Arizona Mayflower societies, needing help with continuing to find their Mayflower Ancestors, submitting applications, and getting answers to their questions
Facilitator:  Zillah Symonds
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


Storytellers: Writing Family Stories
Tuesday, April 12
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 meets the second Tuesday of each month (Oct. thru May).
Facilitator:  Becky McCreary
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


FamilyTree Maker SIG – MEMBERS ONLY
Wednesday, April 13
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!
SIG Leader:  Karen Feeney
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


Thursday, April 21
SAGS Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
In-Person Meeting & Zoom Meeting -- Open to the Public
 
MAIN PROGRAM:  TBA
 
Presenter:  TBA
 
 
SHORT PROGRAM:
TBA
 
In-Person Meeting Info:
  • Speaker: TBA
  • Meeting Location: Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino Del Sol,
    Green Valley, AZ
 
Zoom Meeting Link: 
Meeting ID:  
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Beginner's Genealogy SIG – MEMBERS ONLY
Thursday, April 28
Beginner's Genealogy SIG – MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
ZOOM MEETING
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.
SIG Leader:  Jon Otto
 
SAGS Members:  click HERE for the Zoom link. (This link will not work unless you are logged in to our website.)
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 



Mayflower Research Group
Thursday, May 5
Mayflower Research Group  (SIGs)
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Friends in Deed, 301 E. Camino Casa Verde, Green Valley, AZ
This group is for those seeking information about the National and Arizona Mayflower societies, needing help with continuing to find their Mayflower Ancestors, submitting applications, and getting answers to their questions
Facilitator:  Zillah Symonds
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


Storytellers: Writing Family Stories
Tuesday, May 10
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 is the last session (no classes during the summer) 
Facilitator:  Becky McCreary
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


FamilyTree Maker SIG – MEMBERS ONLY
Wednesday, May 11
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!
SIG Leader:  Karen Feeney
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 
 
 
 


SAGS Monthly Meeting
Thursday, May 19
SAGS Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
In-Person Meeting & Zoom Meeting -- Open to the Public
 
MAIN PROGRAM:  Collaborating to Solve DNA Puzzles
If you've been contacted by someone who shares DNA with you or want to reach out to your DNA matches, how do you share the information? We'll discuss the best ways to collaborate with others to solve your DNA puzzles. Two handouts (an outline & an activity) will be provided to all attendees at the beginning of this presentation).
 
Presenter:  Bonnie Bossert, MBA/MHA
Bonnie Bossert, is a Genetic Genealogy researcher who teaches DNA Kindergarten for genealogy enthusiasts and lectures on a variety of genealogy topics. In 2018, she collaborated with Arizona Republic reporter, John D'Anna and others, to solve the mystery of the Hatbox Baby found on Christmas Eve 1931 using DNA and genealogical evidence.
 
SHORT PROGRAM:
TBA
 
In-Person Meeting Info:
  • Speaker: Ms. Bossert will be presenting "live" from our meeting location.
  • Meeting Location: Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino Del Sol,
    Green Valley, AZ
 
Zoom Meeting Link: 
Meeting ID:  
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