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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.
 


SAGS Monthly Meeting
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 Details 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:  D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, FUGA
D. Joshua Taylor is a nationally known and recognized genealogist who's passionate about the diverse and dynamic field of family history. Joshua is the President of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&B), an organization dedicated to preserving the stories of all New Yorkers. Previously, Joshua volunteered in leadership positions for the Federation of Genealogical Societies and other organizations. In 2017, he was named as one of Library Journal's Movers and Shakers, and in 2022 was named as a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association. He holds an MLS (Archival Management) and an MA (History) from Simmons College, and has been a featured genealogist on Who Do You Think You Are? and a host on the popular PBS series Genealogy Roadshow.
 
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
 
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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.
 


SAGS Monthly Meeting
Thursday, January 19, 2023
SAGS Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
In-Person Meeting & Zoom Meeting -- Open to the Public
 
MAIN PROGRAM: Conflict Management –- Evaluating Evidence of Identity
Genealogy research documents our families, determines identities of our forgotten or unknown relatives, and reconstructs relationships. But the records we seek do not always cooperate. Records may be wrong, records may lie. This talk discusses research challenges presented in a case study in U.S. records and explains procedures for gathering, evaluating and analyzing evidence of our relatives' lives.
 
Presenter:  Emily Garber
Genealogy researcher, writer and speaker, Emily H. Garber is an anthropological archaeologist by training (B.A. and M.A.) and has been researching heer family history since 2007. She holds a certificate from Boston University's Genealogical Research program and owns Extra Yad Genealogical Services. She has an abiding interest in family history methodology and historical context. Ms. Garber blogs at https://extrayad.blogspot.com/, has written two books and several articles on genealogical research that have appeared in Avotaynu, She serves as chair of the Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group, and a member of the Board of Directors of both the IAJGS and the Arizona Jewish Historical Society.
 
SHORT PROGRAM:
Dress Like Your Favorite Ancestor
 
In-Person Meeting Info:
  • Speakers: Ms. Garber will be presenting "in-person" and the meeting will also be available via Zoom for those unable to attend in-person. 
  • Meeting Location: Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino Del Sol, Green Valley, AZ
 
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Friday, February 10, 2023 through Saturday, February 11, 2023
Southern AZ Gene Soc: 2023 Seminar & Workshop  (Seminars)
HYBRID and VIRTUAL EVENT
 
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
 
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, the genealogists of Family Locket (familylocket.com). 
 
Feb. 10: Workshop -- Records We Should Be Using
Part 1:  Jurisdicitions Explained: Finding New Avenues of Research for Your Family
Part 2:  Tax Records Tell the Story
 
Feb. 11: Seminar -- Research Like a Pro
Session 1:  Form a Research Question and Analyze Your Sources
Session 2:  Learn About the Location, Geography and History of Your Research
Session 3:  Make a Research Plan and Create Source Citations
Session 4:  Create a Research Log, Search and Write Conclusions
 
Details and Registration links are on our 2023 Annual Seminar webpage.
 
 
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.
 


SAGS Monthly Meeting
Thursday, March 16, 2023
SAGS Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
In-Person Meeting & Zoom Meeting -- Open to the Public
 
MAIN PROGRAM: Finding Your Landless Ancestors
Since land is the key in many ancestral discoveries, tracking those individuals who did not own land often becomes a daunting task. Learn to use Trust Deed Chattels and Tax Release Books to help locate those individuals without deeds and estates.
 
Presenter:  J. Mark Lowe
J. Mark Lowe has been researching families for over 55 years. He grew up in Tennessee with extensive family roots in Kentucky. He has traveled extensively in both states and enjoys sharing his love of genealogy and the joy of research with others, including some historic reenacting. As a researcher and lecturer, Lowe enjoys working with genealogical groups and professional organizations. He was a former President of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and former Vice President and Secretary of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. He is the coordinator for the IGHR (GGS-Athens GA) Research in the South, SLIG (UGA) Southern Research (mid-South, Gulf-South) and was awarded the Grahame T. Smallwood, Jr. Award by APG in 2007, and a Lifetime Membership Award in 2019.
 
SHORT PROGRAM:
Info available soon.
 
In-Person Meeting Info:
  • Speakers: Mr. Lowe will be presenting "live" via Zoom to those attending the meeting in-person and for those unable to attend in-person. 
  • Meeting Location: Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino Del Sol, Green Valley, AZ
 
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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.
 


Thursday, April 20, 2023
SAGS Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
In-Person Meeting & Zoom Meeting -- Open to the Public
 
MAIN PROGRAM: Writing Your Story
Details coming soon.
 
Presenter:  Becky McCreary
Bio coming soon.
 
SHORT PROGRAM:
TBA
 
In-Person Meeting Info:
  • Speakers: Ms. McCreary will be presenting "in-person" and the meeting will also be available via Zoom for those unable to attend in-person. 
  • Meeting Location: Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino Del Sol, Green Valley, AZ
 
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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.
 


Thursday, May 18, 2023
SAGS Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
In-Person Meeting & Zoom Meeting -- Open to the Public
 
MAIN PROGRAM: One-Step Website -- A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools
Details coming soon.
 
Presenter:  Stephen Morse
Bio coming soon.
 
SHORT PROGRAM:
TBA
 
In-Person Meeting Info:
  • Speakers: Mr. Morse will be presenting "live" via Zoom to those attending the meeting in-person and for those unable to attend in-person. . 
  • Meeting Location: Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino Del Sol, Green Valley, AZ
 
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