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.
SAGS' Annual Workshop & Seminar
Friday Feb.10  &  Saturday Feb.11, 2023
Attend In-Person or Attend Virtually via Zoom  •  Open to the Public
Featuring Diana Elder, AG & Nicole Dyer
  Registration is Now Open!  

Diana Elder, AG, and Nicole Dyer, mother-daughter professional genealogists, are co-authors of Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide and hosts of the Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast. They co-authored Research Like a Pro with DNA: A Genealogist's Guide to Finding and Confirming Ancestors with DNA EvidenceDiana is an Accredited Genealogist professional, author, and speaker. She has eighteen years of research experience and holds a credential for genealogy research through the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists.

Nicole Dyer is a professional genealogist specializing in Southern United States research. She hosts the Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast (along with Diana). She is a frequent speaker at local and national genealogical conferences as well as genealogical institutes. Nicole created the Family Locket website in 2015 when she was volunteering as a family history consultant in her local area. She is a member of the Pima County Genealogy Society, Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogy Society, and Georgia Genealogical Society.

• In-person at the Green Valley Performing Arts Center, 1250 W. Continental Rd., Green Valley, AZ
• Virtually via Zoom
WORKSHOP:  Friday, Feb. 10, 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Featuring Two Topics
Early Bird Price: available only through Dec. 15
SAGS Member:  $30
Non-Member:     $40
Price after Dec. 15: available
until registration closes
SAGS Member: $40
Non-Member:    $50
SEMINAR: Saturday, Feb. 11, 9:00AM – 3:30PM
4 Sessions to help you research like a pro!
Early Bird Price: available only through Dec. 15
SAGS Member:  $35
Non-Member:     $45
Price after Dec. 15: available
until registration closes
SAGS Member: $45
Non-Member:    $55
For those attending the Seminar in-person:  an optional box lunch can be ordered at a cost of $10. Lunch will include a sandwich, chips, cookie and bottled water. Sandwich choices: turkey, ham or vegetarian.
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WORKSHOP DETAILS (Friday, Feb. 10)
Jurisdictions Explained: Finding New Avenues of Research for Your Family
Exploring each level of record keeping for a locality can reveal additional records for a research subject. Learn about records on the town, city, county, state, regional and federal levels and how to locate them.
Tax Records Tell the Story: Cluster and Neighborhood Research
Learn how tax records can help locate individuals, neighborhood groupings, and separate individuals from others of the same name.
SEMINAR CLASSES (Saturday, Feb. 11)
Form a Research Question and Analyze Your Sources
All research begins with a question and creating a focused research objective from that question is the first step in a research project. Once an objective is in place, a thorough analysis of the records provides a starting point for the next steps of research.
Learn About the Location, Geography and History of Your Research
Discovering new research opportunities requires learning more about the research locality. Once you have narrowed your focus to a certain place and time, you will set a foundation for building a solid research plan and finding additional information about your ancestor.
Make a Research Plan and Create Source Citations
Fruitful research begins with a plan. Learn the steps and how you can harness the power of thought before action. Documenting sources does not have to be difficult. Learn what details need to be included in a source citation and how to deal with online sources, as well as those in your personal files.
Create a Research Log, Search and Write Conclusions
Research logs are key in tracking negative and positive searches so you can make progress in your research. Learn about several types of logs, then follow a case study showing how the research log was key in solving the problem. The best way to understand and preserve your research findings is to write a report or proof summary. Learn a proven method for organizing your writing and discover how valuable it can be to put your research into words.
(The Workshop and Seminar will not be recorded.)