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.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Our Society sponsors a variety of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to support our members who have interests in special genealogical topics. These groups generally meet once a month from September through May (no sessions during the summer).These meetings are interactive allowing opportunities for questions, discussions, and sharing of information.
Current SIGs include:
• Genealogical Records of the States:  at each meeting, a different area of the United States is discussed. Bring what your know and/or don't know. There may be some repeats of states depending on the area covered each month.
‚Äč• Genealogical Resources & Research  of the World:  each meeting focuses 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.
• Storytellers – Writing Family Stories:  don't let your stories or research get lost in time! Write stories to share with family and future generations.
• Mayflower Descendants:  for those seeking information about the National and Arizona Mayflower societies and needing help with continuing to find their Mayflower ancestors, submitting applications, and getting answers to their questions.
• FamilyTree Maker:  a user's group helping genealogists at all levels on how to best use this software. 
SIGs in search of a SIG Leader:
We have several SIGs listed below that are no longer active because they need a leader. If you're interested in becoming a SIG Leader, or have a suggestion for a new group, contact our Education Director at
• DNA/Genetic Genealogy
• RootsMagic
• New to Genealogy
• Legacy Software
• Irish
• German