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:
• Storytellers – Writing Family Stories:  don't let your stories or research get lost in time! Write stories to share with family and future generations.
• FamilyTree Maker:  a user's group helping genealogists at all levels on how to best use this software. 
Beginner's Genealogy:  this SIG covers all the basics on how to get started.
• Why It Matters to Family History:  this SIG is a series of 8 sessions that will examine important issues facing family historians; this series will run monthly through Sept. 4, 2024.
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We have several SIGs listed below that are no longer active because they need a leader.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
• Legacy Software
• Irish
• German
• Mayflower Descendants
• Genealogical Records of the States
• Genealogical Resources & Research of the World