Lower Columbia Genealogical Society 1950 Census

Introducing Tracy Rebstock, Archivist, Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Archive.

Tracy Rebstock will be the guest speaker for the February Zoom meeting of the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society to be held on Thursday, February 11, 2022

The topic chosen for this evening will be on census presented for the opening of the United States 1950 population census on April 1st, 2022.

Zoom meeting will start at 6:30 pm for announcements and visiting. The Meeting will start at 7:00 pm.

Contact the LCGS website for an invitation to join the Zoom presentation  lcgsgen@yahoo.com

Fort Walla Walla Camp 3 of The Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War

Jan 29 FWW Mtg.

Fort Walla Walla Camp 3 of The Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War

Open meeting invitation to Public. Jan 29 th 2022 at 12:30 pm in Richland, WA

At the retirement community clubhouse @ 400 Clipper Drive Richland, 99354

Open to members & those interested in Civil War history, or school students. Noon to 12:30 sack lunch and social visiting. Meeting starts at 12:30 pm and program at 1:00 of Keith Deaton re-enacting Abe Lincoln. Audience encouraged to bring questions for Mr. Lincoln about the era or Gettysburg. Luke Sowieralski will commence with the Gettysburg address. Mr. Deaton is a retired history teacher and renown presenter from the region. Questions about meeting welcome, call Camp Commander, Don Jameson

at 509 945 0549

Following the program and Q & A, business meeting will continue with installation of the Camp 2022 Officers by Department Commander, Loran Bures. And plus other routine business. Typically concluded by 3:30 pm.

Dear WSGS Members

Dear WSGS Members,

We are off to a New Year and a change in leadership. It has been my honor to have served as your president for the past 6 years, but it is well past time for me to move on. Hopefully now I will have time to work on my own genealogy!

Kathy Sizer has been elected as your new President for 2022/2023. Please wish her well and offer any support you can. Especially now as she deals with the unexpected passing of her husband. My hope is that we can all continue to work on supporting each other as societies. We all have something to offer each other and our communities. Communication and support go a long way!

I wish to thank all of you who worked so hard over the past few years to keep WSGS viable and a continued presence in this ever-changing world we live in today. All Societies depend on our volunteers. WSGS is blessed to have some very dedicated ones. They kept us going when the going was tough. I am forever in your gratitude, amazed at your many talents and humbled by your dedication. To all of our members, thank you for continuing your support and financial contributions. You help us keep our presence in the genealogical community.

Sincerely,

Virginia “Ginny” Majewski, Past President, WSGS

German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society Meeting

The German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society (EGS)meeting

When: Friday, February 4, 2022 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm PT– Virtually

Topic: “Using Family Search to Find German Records”

Learn how to search effectively, efficiently and specifically for German records in Family Search. Fully use the search filters, wildcards, images and other options to access the indexed and unindexed records available on the website.

Presenter:  Janet O’Conor Camarata

Janet is a genealogist with over 30 years experience. She is a seminar presenter, educator, and trainer in genealogy societies, libraries, retirement centers and senior centers across Washington. She has supported genealogy by volunteering in a variety of ways – newsletter editor, program coordinator, publicity, Education Director and past-president of South King County Genealogical Society (SKCGS).   She is the winner of the Washington State Genealogical Society Volunteer of the Year award for 2019.  Janet is a graduate of the University of Washington Genealogy and Family History program.  She has a B.A. (Education) degree from Central Washington University and a Master’s degree from Antioch University.  She also taught within The Boeing Company and at the University of Phoenix.

More information: https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/ 

Visitors are always welcome and may request the Zoom link no later than February 2nd using the Contact tab on our website.

Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Hosting Daniel Earl

The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society will be hosting Daniel Earl via ZOOM on Feb. 8- Tuesday at 1PM the

Tuesday, February 8 Going Wayback: Using the Internet Archives in Your Research  (Virtual Meetings) 1:00 pm Virtual Zoom Meeting The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society is now providing monthly meetings via Zoom. Daniel Earl will be speaking at our February 8th meeting. Our business meeting and board meeting will follow the presentation. A Zoom link to join the meeting using your computer can be found below. The option to join the meeting by phone is also available.   Daniel’s topic: Going Wayback: Using the Internet Archives in Your Research

More Information

South King County Genealogical Society Upcoming Meetings


JANUARY – EARLY FEBRUARY 2022 MEETINGS & EVENTS

Be in the know! Receive notices for our virtual meetings, as well as the latest genealogy news and tips, by subscribing (free) to the online group at https://skcgs.groups.io

Skcgs.groups.io is the SKCGS online discussion and collaboration arena where:

  • we communicate and share information with each other
  • other than your email, you are not required to provide personal information
  • you can unsubscribe at any time

PROGRAM UPDATES

  • All meetings except the Research Group are virtual
  • Live transcription (captioning) is available during our Zoom meetings by request


Friday, January 7, 2022, 12:30 – 2:30 pm PT
EGS German Interest Group, “Why German Church Records? Why Archion?” (virtual)
Maggie Hein’s presentation will focus on using German church records for genealogy research, with emphasis on the Archion website. Visitors are welcome and can request the Zoom link before January 6th at https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/contact/  

Monday, January 10, 2022 ⋅ 1:00 – 3:00pm PT
Genetic Genealogy/DNA Interest Group (virtual)
DNA Painter: New Features
DNA Painter is a pretty site, but how can the tools there help you in your research? This group is for genealogists who use DNA data as part of their research. Join for meeting invitations and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy

Saturday, January 15, 2022, 9:30am PT social time; 10:00am – 11:30am PT program
SKCGS General Meeting (virtual)

Dr. Leah Larkin presents “The Hicks Babies”

From the early 1950s to the mid-1960s, Dr. Thomas Hicks ran a community health clinic in McCaysville, Georgia. On the side, he mediated illegal adoptions, selling hundreds of newborns on the black market to couples who couldn’t have children of their own. These so-called “Hicks babies” have no paper trail to document their true parentage. DNA testing has allowed many of them to reunite with their biological families. Three case studies will demonstrate effective research strategies for unknown parentage searches using DNA.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpc-6prDorH9dSzGgXBoL5kVKhewaZgYxG
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Monday, January 17, 2022 1:00 – 3:00pm PT

Technical User Group (virtual)
Geneanet: Triangulation and Surname Matching

Let’s begin the new year with a site new to many. Geneanet has long been a site Europeans relied upon, and now Americans are discovering it. And there is DNA matching too! TUG is for sharing knowledge and learning about technology tools, media, apps and websites. Join for meeting invitations and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG

Friday, January 21, 2022, 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Research Group (in-person)
For SKCGS members
Kent Family History Center 12817 SE 256th St., Kent, WA
Seating is limited
RSVP REQUIRED to Winona at w.laird@skcgs.org

Monday, January 24, 2022 1:00 – 3:00pm PT

Genealogy Chat (virtual): Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another! For meeting invitations and discussion, join https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society

Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 6:30pm PT
SKCGS Board of Directors Meeting (virtual)

SKCGS Board Meeting. All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Directors may vote. Write to Board@skcgs.org for the meeting link.

Friday, February 4, 2022, 12:30 – 2:30 pm PT
EGS German Interest Group: “Using Family Search to Find German Records” (virtual)
Janet O’Connor Camarata’s presentation will show the search filters, wildcards, images and other options used to access the indexed and unindexed records available on that website. Visitors welcome and can request Zoom link no later than February 2nd at https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/contact/  

Saturday, February 5, 2022, 10:00am PT – 12:00pm PT
Family Tree Maker Users Group (virtual)

Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM. Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion.

Seattle Genealogical Society Tip of the Week Copy & Paste Census Data

TIP OF THE WEEK – SELECT, COPY, AND PASTE 
PAGES OF CENSUS DATA 

  Here’s a nifty process to extract full page(s) of US Census Data from Ancestry (or FamilySearch) and paste it into Google Sheets to make a table of the data.

To copy the Census Data into Google Sheets you will be using the commands Select, Copy, and Paste Special – Values Only. Below I’ll describe the basic process using Ancestry and Google Sheets. If you prefer to use Excel instead of Google Sheets, you will use the commands Select, Copy, and Paste Special as text; nearly an identical process.

Step one is to search and find the US Census record you want to collect data from and use View Image to open the actual image. In Ancestry, located at the center bottom of your screen next to the image number, you will see an icon resembling a person. It’s called the “Index Button”. Click on it. Notice a transcription of the Census page is now displayed in the lower portion of the screen. Place your cursor anywhere in that area of the lower portion of your screen and click. Now you’ll use the shortcuts:    Ctrl + A               to select all data; data will now be highlighted    Ctrl + C              to copy all data you selected above    Ctrl + Shift + V  to paste special that copied data into Google Sheets
Move forward or backward to the next Census record image, repeating the 3 command steps shown above , until you have copied all the data from the Census you want, and you have pasted that data into your Google Sheets table. Now you can filter and analysis the data you have collected.

For more detail on filtering, table formatting, practical applications, and suggestions, take the time to watch one or two of these videos by Connie Knox of GenealogyTV :

  • Find More Ancestors By Extracting Census Data Into Google Sheets  
  • #1 Way to Breakdown Brick Walls – Updated 2020 

Connie uses this process for FAN Club or Cluster research. Here are the links for those videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgSSYl5oJdU

https://genealogytv.org/2020/10/16/1-way-to-break-down-brick-walls-updated-2020/

Seattle Genealogical Society News

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 

We are looking for two to three volunteers to serve on the SGS Nominating Committee. This committee is responsible for finding volunteer candidates for the four officer positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary) and seven director positions (Education, Library, Membership, Operations, Publications, Technology, Volunteers) that make up the SGS Board of Directors to go on the slate for the upcoming SGS elections. Incumbents in six of these positions are planning to volunteer for another year, so over half of the positions already have one candidate. Our preference is to have SGS members who are not on the Board sit on the Nominating Committee, as called for in our Policies and Procedures Manual, but if we do not have volunteers for this committee by January 31, 2022 the Board will select two Board members to handle this job.  If you are interested please contact either the SGS Secretary (Amandalei Bennett, secretary@seagensoc.org) or the SGS President (Jim Secan, president@seagensoc.org).
ANOTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
  There is one more task to complete our move to the new library space. We have approximately 100 book boxes filled with books in storage at the Public Storage facility located at 3000 15th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98115. These books need to be sent to the Internet Archive (IA) for scanning and posting on-line. First they need to be transferred to sturdier shipping boxes provided by the IA and we also need to keep a record of what we are shipping. We plan to record the items by either (a) taking a picture of the cover page of each book (cell-phone pictures are fine), or (b) keeping a written record of the title and author of each book. Volunteers to do this re-boxing and recording are needed immediately.

SGS Library Director, Kathi, will be coordinating this effort, so if you would like to help please contact her at library@seagensoc.org.
REMINDERS
The Irish and German SIGs are back and meeting today, Saturday, January 15th, at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, respectively. 

SGS rolls out the new Japanese American SIG, Sunday, January 23, 2022, at 1:00 pm. Caitlin Oiye Coon is the chairperson. 
JOIN SGS TODAYAND YOU WON’T HAVE TO RENEW
UNTIL MAY 31, 2023!

During January 1st through March 31st, 2022, new members may join the Seattle Genealogical Society with a membership that extends through May 31, 2023. Enjoy a year and a half of discounted class and seminar registration fees, free research requests, and access to exclusive SGS publications and databases. Dues are $60 individual, $75 dual. Read more about membership here.Join Online Now   Members! Did you forget to renew for 2021-22? You may reinstate your membership now and be good through May 31, 2023. Log in at Members Home then click the green “Renew Membership” button.    Or come in person and see the SGS Library at our new location in Wallingford: 
  Good Shepherd Center – Room 302 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday Get Directions
* SAVE THE DATE *Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State, 
2nd Monday meetings
usually 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST


JGSWS meets on the second Monday of each month, from Sept-June. Doors open at 6:30 PM unless noted otherwise. Watch their website for details on the next meeting. 

http://www.jgsws.org/meetings.php


AppGenInstitute, 
Spring Semester Course Offerings, 
March thru May dates, 
Virtual Online


Two of the founders of the Applied Genealogy Institute are names that should be familiar to you from programs you’ve attended at SGS, Jill Morelli, CG, and Mary Kircher Roddy, CG. Jill prepared the message below  to introduce the upcoming classes that will be able next spring. 

‘Applied Genealogy Institute is excited to announce the next series of educational offerings to the genealogical community for our Spring semester. Whether you are educational addicts like we are or one who just wants to “do it right,” you will find a course for you in the Spring offerings. 

Five courses will be offered: “Foundations I: Using the Records,” “Advanced Swedish Genealogy,” “Advanced Genetic Genealogy,” “Catholic Records” and “Getting Lost in Ledgers.” Registration will open after the first of the year.

If you want to know more, check our website and sign up for the mailing list: https://appliedgen.institute   ‘


SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Take note of the SGS Library’s new location, new hours, and new rules:
Good Shepherd Center, Suite 302
4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
206 522-8658

Monday   10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday  10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friday     10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The SGS Library is open to researchers. Masks are required at all times inside the Good Shepherd Center. 

Due to COVID the events listed below continue to be virtual, online via Zoom. Always check the SGS Website Calendar of Events for the meeting links, registration, or for last minute updates or changes to the schedule. Be advised you may need to register in advance to join a meeting. 

NOTICE: SGS has imposed more security on our Zoom meetings. Some meetings will begin with a waiting room.  The host must take action to let people into each meeting.  The host will try to open the waiting room about 10 minutes ahead of time. Please be patient.

* All times listed are Pacific Time unless otherwise noted 


Saturday, Jan 15, 2022, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm, Irish SIG is back! With Susan McKee and Jim Ryan. See the SGS website Calendar of Events for further information. 
Saturday, Jan 15, 2022, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, German SIG is back! With Carolyn Schott. See the SGS website Calendar of Events for further information.

Sunday, Jan 16, 2022,   1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Virtual Sundays: Something Old, Something New,  Jill Morelli is the host. Visit the SGS website Calendar for details and updates. Please register in advance. The topic chosen for this session is “Dissecting a Civil War Pension – Union and Confederate”. 

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists.

Sunday, Jan 23, 2022, 1:00 pm, New! Japanese American SIG,  with Caitlin Oiye Coon. This is the inaugural meeting. Please sign up if you would like to attend; send an email to family.history@densho.org 

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022, 10:00 am-11:00 am, Tech Tuesday (Virtual), back by popular demand, the informal consultation time on DNA, genealogy software, or genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcome. No appointment necessary. 

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2022, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists.

Saturday, Jan 29, 2022,  9:00 am-12:30 pm, DNA SIG (Virtual),  with Cary Bright and Craig Gowens. To participate you must be on the DNA SIG email list. Contact Cary at sgsdnasig@gmail.com to join. Please note from 9:00-10:00 am is the yearly beginners session. The regular meeting will start at 10:00 am.  

Wednesday, Feb 2, 2022, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists.

Saturday, Feb 5, 2022, 10:15 am-12:15 pm, FamilySearch Interest Group with Lou Daly (Virtual),  Discover the many ways to use FamilySearch. At each meeting a different aspect of the website will be featured. There will be time for Q & A. Want to be included on the mail listing? Email Lou: loudaly@nwlink.com

Sunday, Feb 6, 2022,  1:00 pm-3:00 pm, DNA WORKSHOP (Virtual),  with Cary Bright and Craig Gowens. To participate you must be on the DNA SIG email list. Contact Cary at sgsdnasig@gmail.com to join.

Tuesday, Feb 8, 2022, 10:00 am-11:00 am, Tech Tuesday (Virtual), back by popular demand, the informal consultation time on DNA, genealogy software, or genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcome. No appointment necessary.

Wednesday, Feb 9, 2022, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists.

Saturday, Feb 12, 2022, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Second Saturday Speaker Series: Who Owned Solomon? A Case Study of 19th Century African American Research  with Janice Lovelace, PhD

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists.

Saturday, Feb 19, 2022, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm, Irish SIG is back! With Susan McKee and Jim Ryan. See the SGS website Calendar of Events for further information. 
Saturday, Feb 19, 2022, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, German SIG is back! With Carolyn Schott. See the SGS website Calendar of Events for further information.

Sunday, Feb 20, 2022,   1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Virtual Sundays: Something Old, Something New,  Jill Morelli is the host. Visit the SGS website Calendar for details and updates. Please register in advance. 

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022, 10:00 am-11:00 am, Tech Tuesday (Virtual), back by popular demand, the informal consultation time on DNA, genealogy software, or genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcome. No appointment necessary.

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State Upcoming Programs

For registration links for upcoming programs, please see https://jgsws.org/ on the JGSWS website or request to be added to the email invitations list by contacting Programs@jgsws.org.

January 24, 2022 – JGSWS Members-Only Happy/Social Hour, 5-7 p.m. PT – presentation of “Routes on the Road,” by Jessica Moskowitz.  Come preview the Jewish Genealogical Society’s traveling road show!

February 14, 2022 – Emily Garber – her topic “Alien, Enemy, Declarant – Grief: Learning from Missteps in the Naturalization Process”

Sunday, March 6, 2022, 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time – Special Meeting sponsored by the JGSBC: Megan Lewis of the US Holocaust Memorial & Museum speaking on its resources for genealogical research.

March 14, 2022 – Janette Silverman – her topic will be a recap of her 27-day trip to eastern Europe to find documents and explore how towns looked in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

April 11, 2022 – Steve Morse – his topic will be on the 1950 census.