SGS MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND
2ND SATURDAY SERIES
Join us, Saturday, March 10, for a short SGS membership business meeting at 1:00 pm. It will be followed by Claudia Breland’s presentation “Finding and Using Historic Newspapers” at 1:30 pm. Claudia is a professional genealogist, author, and lecturer.
“WASHINGTON AT WAR:
THE EVERGREEN STATE IN WWI”,
AT THE SGS LIBRARY,
SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 1:00 PM
Over one hundred years ago in 1917, the US entered The Great War to fight alongside our European allies. But Washington’s home front experience began long before the country entered the war, and continued afterward.
This program, led by historian Lorraine McConaghy, begins with an illustrated introduction to the war’s themes before offering a “Readers’ Theater:” a script that is read aloud together, allowing participants to speak the history they are discovering. The script includes excerpts from newspapers, diaries, writings, speeches, and correspondence, and is based on extensive research in primary source material focused on the war’s impact on Washington—and how Washington impacted the war.
Don’t miss this event. Lorraine McConaghy has received recognition and awards for her works from the Oral History Association, AASLH, Washington State Historical Society, Pacific Northwest Historians Guild, and Humanities Washington.IRISH WEEK FESTIVAL – HELP WANTED
Jean Roth still needs a few volunteers to man the SGS Booth at the Seattle Center’s Irish Week Festival on Saturday, March 17 & Sunday, March 18. If you can help on either day, please contact Jean Roth at 206 782-2629 or email@example.com
“Greetings” from your new Director of Volunteers. SGS is buzzing with activity and we need your help! I’ve composed this list of volunteer opportunities to share with you.
Call for Interested Candidates for SGS Election 2018-2019
The SGS April election is near and there are two open Board of Directors positions:
The Director of Education establishes and leads the Education Committee (program planning) of three (3) to five (5) SGS members. The goal is to schedule at least six educational programs per month, including speakers on specific topics of interest to genealogists, panel discussions, educational classes, including a series of beginning genealogy research classes at least twice a year.
The Library Director, manages the library and makes available to researchers the society’s collection of genealogical resources.
Both positions require you attend the monthly board meeting. The outgoing Directors are available to discuss the responsibilities of their respective position with you. You may contact Karin (education) or Ann (library) directly with any questions:
Call for Members of the SGS Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee solicits candidates for the annual election each spring. We need help with our current search and to fill next year’s Nominating Committee members.
If you are interested in any of these open positions or have a question, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org , contact a current board member, or call the SGS phone number 206-522-8658 and leave a message.
Call for Indexing Volunteers
SGS is ready to launch the indexing project for the VFW cards we have added to our collection! This is something members can do online, from home. Whenever you have a few moments, or more, pull up a card on the computer, index it, and submit your transcription. Training will be provided with the first class scheduled for Wednesday, February 21st.
Ann Wright has prepared a detailed press release for this indexing project. Read it here: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/2b76c2acbc8531a2e530e3d9c/files/289f9cb3-11a6-4113-998c-4ba36017a0d6/SGS_VFW_Index_Proj.pdf
If you have any questions on the project, Ann may be contacted at : email@example.com
Call for Mailing Party Volunteers
- Election mailing on March 30th (470 pieces) – Due April 1st
- Membership mailing on April 27th (600 pieces) – Due May 1st
- Spring Seminar mailing in mid to late March (900 pieces) – Due early April
Call for SGS Booth Volunteers
- Five volunteers are still needed to staff the SGS Booth, pass out brochures, and answer questions at the Seattle Center’s Irish Week Festival on Saturday, March 17 & Sunday, March 18. If you can help on either day, please contact Jean Roth at 206 782-2629 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Two volunteers needed to set up screen and projector on Friday evening, May 18, and take them down after the Spring Seminar, May 19.
Four Desk Volunteers needed! SGS Desk Volunteers work at the library front desk assisting patrons, collecting membership dues, giving tours, etc. While we are most in need of volunteers for Fridays and Saturdays, volunteers for any day, Tuesday – Sunday, are also needed. The schedule is flexible – volunteer for one day a month, or one a week, or to fill in when needed. Training will be provided.
Whether you are interested in a one-time volunteer opportunity, or an ongoing role with SGS, we appreciate your contribution. If you have questions, feel free to contact me, Heidi Mair, Director of Volunteers at email@example.com
I am at the SGS library most Tuesdays from 1 pm – 3 pm. Check with me in advance and we’ll set up a time to meet.
Again, thank you for your support to make the Seattle Genealogical Society a continued success!
SAVE THE DATE
SEATTLE’S 2018 IRISH FESTIVAL,
Seattle Center Armory,
Saturday and Sunday, March 17 & 18, 2018
FREE admission both days
This year the festival is actually on St Patrick’s Day. How fun will that be! More info :
IRISH GENEALOGY SEMINAR,
Seattle Center Armory,
Sunday, March 18, 2018
9:30AM – 6:00PM
See the feature article about this event in this issue of the eNews! You won’t want to miss speakers Finton Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast. Registration and more details at :
Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State,
LDS Factoria Building,
4200 124th Ave SE,
Monday, March 12, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 PM
JGSWA proudly presents “Hidden Ones: A Veil of Memories” with Marcia Fine. If you’d like to bring any of her books along with you, Ms. Fine will be happy to autograph them. Presentation will start promptly at 7:15 PM. All are welcome to attend this free genealogy event.
SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Unless otherwise indicated all programs will be at the SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle. Check the SGS Web Site for additions, changes, and corrections. Programs may be canceled or postponed because of inclement weather. Note there will be no Irish or German Interest Group meeting in March due to the Irish Week festivities that same weekend.
Saturday, February 17, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Irish SIG, with Jean Roth
Saturday, February 17, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, German SIG, with Jean Roth
Sunday, February 18, 10:00 am – 11:30 am, Norwegian Webinar, with Liv Birgit Christensen
Saturday, March 3, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Family Tree Interest Group, Lou Daly, leader of this special interest group exploring all the features of the tool Family Tree on FamilySearch.org
Saturday, March 10, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, SGS Membership Meeting & Second Saturday Speaker Series, a short SGS business meeting will be followed by Claudia Breland presenting “Finding and Using Historic Newspapers”
Saturday, March 17, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, “Washington at War: The Evergreen State in World War I”, presenter is Lorraine McConaghy, public historian, Humanities Speakers Bureau Program of Washington State
Saturday, March 31, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, DNA SIG, this group meets at the Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle. Co-chaired by Cary Bright and Herb McDaniel. For more information contact SGSDNASIG@gmail