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.


4 FREE DNA Webinars Coming Up! 
Well known DNA expert, Diahan Southard, is offering 4 webinars on DNA. Each webinar will occur on the fourth Thursday of the month at 11:00a.m (Arizona time). Diahan Southard is a dynamic speaker you won't want to miss. Her presentations include a lot of graphics for the visual learners and she explains everything in a clear concise manner. You must register in advance – for more info & to register click HERE.
The sessions are scheduled as follows:
• May 25:  Test. Analyze. Repeat – Long-term DNA Strategies for Success
• June 22:  DNA Ethnicity Estimates – How to Actually Use Them!
• July 27:  Organize Your DNA Matches Simply & Efficiently
• Aug. 24:  Double Dip Your DNA – YDNA + Autosomal DNA 

Southern AZ Genealogy Society (SAGS) and Pima County Genealogy Society (PCGS) are teaming up to present a full day of well-known DNA speakers including Michelle Leonard (official genetic genealogist of and Karen Stanbary. Topics will include: Getting Started with Your DNA, Using DNA to Solve Unknown Parentage Cases, Working with Y-DNA, and more. Q&A Panels will also address specific questions. More details, and registration, will be available later this summer but for now –– SAVE THE DATE!


  Current News & Info  
In recognition of public service, the National Archives is offering a special Genealogy Series focused on military and civilian records. The series will provide family history research tools for all skill levels along with a general overview to specific topics. Broadcasts of the program sessions will take place in May and June ... and everyone is welcome to attend! For complete information about all upcoming programs, click HERE.
• SUMMER SEASON OF SIGs & CLASSES: the Beginner's Genealogy Special Interest Group (SIG) will continue to meet during the summer months, and the Family Tree Maker SIG will continue their monthly sessions throughout the summer months as well. The Storytellers classes will not meet June through September. Check the Events Calendar for up-to-date information. To get more details about our SIGs, or to suggest a new class or SIG on a topic that's near and dear to you, send an email to our Education Director, Debra Einweck, at


Visit the Library!
The Green Valley-Sahuarita Genealogy Library, a Partnership of Southern Arizona Genealogy Society and the La Posada Community is open!  Operating hours:  Monday - Friday from 9am-3pm; Saturday from 9am-12pm. Visit our Library page for more information.


June 14
9:30 am to 11:30 am
FamilyTree Maker SIG – MEMBERS ONLY
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 ...

October 6
SCGS 53rd Jamboree: Cherishing Your Family Inheritance
The Southern California Genealogical Society's Annual Jamboree has moved to October! This hybrid conference will offer workshops of all levels – beginning, intermediate, and advanced ...

October 28
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
DNA in Action: A Southwestern Arizona DNA Seminar
SAVE THE DATE!   Southern AZ Genealogy Society (SAGS) and Pima County Genealogy Society (PCGS) are teaming up to present a full day of well-known DNA ...