Dillard, Georgia—On 10 April 2013 a group of genealogists researching in the Southern Appalachian region of the United States came together to establish the Southern Appalachians Genealogical Association (SAGA). The Association will focus on the area of the Appalachian Mountains in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
SAGA's objectives are:
- To promote scholarship of the genealogy, history, and culture of the peoples of the Southern Appalachian region through the publication of periodicals, reference and other material.
- To provide support for researchers of the peoples of the Southern Appalachians, including educational opportunities and outlets.
- To promote the preservation of records and archival material created by, for, or about the peoples of the Southern Appalachians.
- To promote the preservation of historical sites within the Southern Appalachians.
- To promote excellence in genealogical and historical research, and to encourage researchers to adhere to the highest standards.
Membership in SAGA is an easy and inexpensive way to network with area researchers, to learn more about the history and culture of the Southern Appalachians, and to give back through volunteer opportunities. Dues are $15 annually. Membership is open to anyone who is willing to support the Society’s objectives.
For more information on the Southern Appalachians Genealogical Association (SAGA), visit http://www.sagenealogy.org.