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Examination of U.S. Population & Special Censuses: 1790 – 1950
Wednesday, October 5
Examination of U.S. Population & Special Censuses: 1790 – 1950  (Classes)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
ZOOM MEETING
A SERIES OF 5 WEEKLY CLASSES FROM OCT. 5 THRU & NOV. 2
Census records are one of the most used records by genealogists. Many people take a quick look at census records to verify that their ancestors lived at a certain place at a given time. But census records offer much more. With a little work, you can even use the early population censuses to provide information to supplement your family history. During this 5 week course, we will conduct a thorough analysis of the U.S. census. We will study its history, context for its use, the enumerators, and analyze how to squeeze all data possible from population and special use censuses. We will examine the strengths and weakness of the censuses and search for substitutes when we can't locate a census.
 
TODAY'S TOPIC:  History, Context and Use of Census in Genealogy and Family History
PRESENTER:  Debra Kabinier
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


Storytellers: Writing Family Stories
Tuesday, October 11
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.
 
These classes will focus on writing about our ancestors. It is a comfortable exchange of stories, without the pressure of critiquing or grammar/punctuation rules; it is finding how you best want to tell your family stories. There will be homework suggestions, creative exercises, and story ideas. Come ready to write! (No electronic devices; we use pen/pencil and paper.)
 
This is our first session of the 2022-23 season; future meetings will be held the 2nd Tuesday of the month thru May 2023. Please register in advance by sending an email to Becky McCreary:  rebeccamccreary764@gmail.com
 
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, October 12
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.
 


Examination of U.S. Population & Special Censuses: 1790 – 1950
Wednesday, October 12
Examination of U.S. Population & Special Censuses: 1790 – 1950  (Classes)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
ZOOM MEETING
A SERIES OF 5 WEEKLY CLASSES FROM OCT. 5 THRU NOV. 2
Census records are one of the most used records by genealogists. Many people take a quick look at census records to verify that their ancestors lived at a certain place at a given time. But census records offer much more. With a little work, you can even use the early population censuses to provide information to supplement your family history. During this 5 week course, we will conduct a thorough analysis of the U.S. census. We will study its history, context for its use, the enumerators, and analyze how to squeeze all data possible from population and special use censuses. We will examine the strengths and weakness of the censuses and search for substitutes when we can't locate a census.
 
TODAY'S TOPIC:  Early Population Census:  1790 - 1840
PRESENTER:  Debra Kabinier
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


Examination of U.S. Population & Special Censuses: 1790 – 1950
Wednesday, October 19
Examination of U.S. Population & Special Censuses: 1790 – 1950  (Classes)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
ZOOM MEETING
A SERIES OF 5 WEEKLY CLASSES FROM OCT. 5 THRU NOV. 2
Census records are one of the most used records by genealogists. Many people take a quick look at census records to verify that their ancestors lived at a certain place at a given time. But census records offer much more. With a little work, you can even use the early population censuses to provide information to supplement your family history. During this 5 week course, we will conduct a thorough analysis of the U.S. census. We will study its history, context for its use, the enumerators, and analyze how to squeeze all data possible from population and special use censuses. We will examine the strengths and weakness of the censuses and search for substitutes when we can't locate a census.
 
TODAY'S TOPIC:  Modern Population Census:  1850 - 1950
PRESENTER:  Debra Kabinier
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


SAGS Monthly Meeting
Thursday, October 20
SAGS Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
In-Person Meeting & Zoom Meeting -- Open to the Public
MAIN PROGRAM:  Lazy Genealogist: Work Smarter not Harder!
Develop good habits and utilize free tools to help you locate your ancestors.
 
Presenter:  Amy Urman
Any Urman is a professional genealogist and private investigator specializing in forensic, Midwestern, military, court, and land records. She holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University and is a graduate of ProGen. She serves as an educational specialist for the Lineage Committee of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Tucson Chapter. She is the co-founder and past president of the Pima County Genealogy Society. Amy is licensed as a private investigator by the state of Arizona.
 
SHORT PROGRAM & SPEAKER:
JoAnn Herbst, SAGS new President, will address the audience.
 
In-Person Meeting Info:
  • Speakers: Our speaker will be presenting "live" via Zoom which will simultaneously be available to our in-person meeting and to those unable to attend in-person. JoAnn Herbst will be presenting "in person" from our meeting location.
  • Meeting Location: Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino Del Sol, Green Valley, AZ
 
Meeting ID:  856 7390 5850
Passcode:  Meeting


Monday, October 24
Beginning DNA Class  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sahuarita Family History Center & via Zoom
The Family History Center at the Sahuarita LDS Church (located on Las Quintas near Anamax Park) is offering a monthly DNA class. The syllabus for this class is based on the book Your DNA Guide by Diahan Southard.
 
Class Facilitators:  Tim & Tery Schantzen
 


Examination of U.S. Population & Special Censuses: 1790 – 1950
Wednesday, October 26
Examination of U.S. Population & Special Censuses: 1790 – 1950  (Classes)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
ZOOM MEETING
A SERIES OF 5 WEEKLY CLASSES FROM OCT. 5 THRU NOV. 2
Census records are one of the most used records by genealogists. Many people take a quick look at census records to verify that their ancestors lived at a certain place at a given time. But census records offer much more. With a little work, you can even use the early population censuses to provide information to supplement your family history. During this 5 week course, we will conduct a thorough analysis of the U.S. census. We will study its history, context for its use, the enumerators, and analyze how to squeeze all data possible from population and special use censuses. We will examine the strengths and weakness of the censuses and search for substitutes when we can't locate a census.
 
TODAY'S TOPIC:  Census Substitutes & Addressing Other Census Problems
PRESENTER:  Debra Kabinier
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


Thursday, October 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.
 



Examination of U.S. Population & Special Censuses: 1790 – 1950
Wednesday, November 2
Examination of U.S. Population & Special Censuses: 1790 – 1950  (Classes)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
ZOOM MEETING
A SERIES OF 5 WEEKLY CLASSES FROM OCT. 5 THRU NOV. 2
Census records are one of the most used records by genealogists. Many people take a quick look at census records to verify that their ancestors lived at a certain place at a given time. But census records offer much more. With a little work, you can even use the early population censuses to provide information to supplement your family history. During this 5 week course, we will conduct a thorough analysis of the U.S. census. We will study its history, context for its use, the enumerators, and analyze how to squeeze all data possible from population and special use censuses. We will examine the strengths and weakness of the censuses and search for substitutes when we can't locate a census.
 
TODAY'S TOPIC:  Special Non-Population Census
PRESENTER:  Debra Kabinier
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 


Storytellers: Writing Family Stories
Tuesday, November 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.
 
Classes will focus on writing about our ancestors. It is a comfortable exchange of stories, without the pressure of critiquing or grammar/punctuation rules; it is finding how you best want to tell your family stories. There will be homework suggestions, creative exercises, and story ideas. Come ready to write! (No electronic devices; we use pen/pencil and paper.)
 
Classes for the 2022-23 season are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month thru May 2023. Please register in advance by sending an email to Becky McCreary:  rebeccamccreary764@gmail.com
 
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, November 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!
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.
 


SAGS Monthly Meeting
Thursday, November 10
SAGS Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
In-Person Meeting & Zoom Meeting -- Open to the Public
TAKE NOTE:  This meeting date is CORRECT. A scheduling conflict required us to schedule this meeting for the 2nd Thursday (Nov. 10) rather than our usual 3rd Thursday of the month. 
 
MAIN PROGRAM:  European Border Changes Over the Past 200 Years
Border changes affect how we search for genealogy records. Not only have we seen the countries of Europe change their borders, their names have changed. Sometimes the names have changes gradually and sometimes quickly and radically.
 
Presenter:  Debra Kabinier
Debra Kabinier, a professional genealogist, has over twenty years experience in genealogy and family history search. She enjoys teaching and writing. Debra holds M.S. degrees in Earth Science and Strategic Studies. She also holds certificated in genealogy from Boston University and the National Institute for Genealogical Studies in research, American studies, and librarianship.
 
In-Person Meeting Info:
  • Speakers: Deb Kabinier will be presenting "in person" from our meeting location. Simultaneously, this program will be available through Zoom for those unable to attend in-person. 
  • Meeting Location: Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino Del Sol, Green Valley, AZ
 
Zoom Meeting Link:  
Meeting ID:  
Passcode:


Thursday, November 17
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.
 



Thursday, December 8
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.
 


Storytellers: Writing Family Stories
Tuesday, December 13
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.
 
Classes will focus on writing about our ancestors. It is a comfortable exchange of stories, without the pressure of critiquing or grammar/punctuation rules; it is finding how you best want to tell your family stories. There will be homework suggestions, creative exercises, and story ideas. Come ready to write! (No electronic devices; we use pen/pencil and paper.)
 
Classes for the 2022-23 season are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month thru May 2023. Please register in advance by sending an email to Becky McCreary:  rebeccamccreary764@gmail.com
 
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, December 14
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.
 


Thursday, December 15
SAGS Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
In-Person Meeting & Zoom Meeting -- Open to the Public
 
MAIN PROGRAM: When Dates Disagree: 8 Ways to Resolve Conflicting Details
Every genealogist comes across conflicting names or dates in their research. With the right methodologies at your side, you can resolve conflicts and move forward in your research.
 
Presenter:  Josh Taylor
Bio coming soon.
 
SHORT PROGRAM & SPEAKER:
Chris Arundell will present a program on World War II Civilian POWs in the Phillipines.
 
In-Person Meeting Info:
  • Speakers: Josh Taylor will be presenting "live" via Zoom which will simultaneously be available to our in-person meeting and to those unable to attend in-person. .
  • Meeting Location: Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino Del Sol, Green Valley, AZ
 
Zoom Meeting Link:  
Meeting ID:  
Passcode:



Storytellers: Writing Family Stories
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
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.
 
Classes will focus on writing about our ancestors. It is a comfortable exchange of stories, without the pressure of critiquing or grammar/punctuation rules; it is finding how you best want to tell your family stories. There will be homework suggestions, creative exercises, and story ideas. Come ready to write! (No electronic devices; we use pen/pencil and paper.)
 
Classes for the 2022-23 season are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month thru May 2023. Please register in advance by sending an email to Becky McCreary:  rebeccamccreary764@gmail.com
 
Facilitator:  Becky McCreary
 
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 



Friday, February 10, 2023 through Saturday, February 11, 2023
Southern AZ Gene Soc: 2023 Seminar & Workshop  (Seminars)
 
Research Like A Pro
 
Plan to join us for our annual half-day Workshop on Friday, and a full day Seminar on Saturday featuring Diana Elder, AG and Nicole Dyer of Family Locket Genealogists. Details and registration links will be posted to our website soon.
 
This event is open to the general public.
 
 
 
 
 


Storytellers: Writing Family Stories
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
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.
 
Classes will focus on writing about our ancestors. It is a comfortable exchange of stories, without the pressure of critiquing or grammar/punctuation rules; it is finding how you best want to tell your family stories. There will be homework suggestions, creative exercises, and story ideas. Come ready to write! (No electronic devices; we use pen/pencil and paper.)
 
Classes for the 2022-23 season are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month thru May 2023. Please register in advance by sending an email to Becky McCreary:  rebeccamccreary764@gmail.com
 
Facilitator:  Becky McCreary
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 



Storytellers: Writing Family Stories
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
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.
 
Classes will focus on writing about our ancestors. It is a comfortable exchange of stories, without the pressure of critiquing or grammar/punctuation rules; it is finding how you best want to tell your family stories. There will be homework suggestions, creative exercises, and story ideas. Come ready to write! (No electronic devices; we use pen/pencil and paper.)
 
Classes for the 2022-23 season are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month thru May 2023. Please register in advance by sending an email to Becky McCreary:  rebeccamccreary764@gmail.com
 
Facilitator:  Becky McCreary
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 



Storytellers: Writing Family Stories
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
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.
 
Classes will focus on writing about our ancestors. It is a comfortable exchange of stories, without the pressure of critiquing or grammar/punctuation rules; it is finding how you best want to tell your family stories. There will be homework suggestions, creative exercises, and story ideas. Come ready to write! (No electronic devices; we use pen/pencil and paper.)
 
Classes for the 2022-23 season are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month thru May 2023. Please register in advance by sending an email to Becky McCreary:  rebeccamccreary764@gmail.com
 
Facilitator:  Becky McCreary
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.
 



Storytellers: Writing Family Stories
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
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.
 
Classes will focus on writing about our ancestors. It is a comfortable exchange of stories, without the pressure of critiquing or grammar/punctuation rules; it is finding how you best want to tell your family stories. There will be homework suggestions, creative exercises, and story ideas. Come ready to write! (No electronic devices; we use pen/pencil and paper.)
 
Classes for the 2022-23 season are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month thru May 2023. Please register in advance by sending an email to Becky McCreary:  rebeccamccreary764@gmail.com
 
Facilitator:  Becky McCreary
 
If you are not a SAGS member but would like to join, click HERE for more information.