The SGS election is several months away, but the nominations committee already is at work searching for candidates willing to serve on the Board of Directors. Consider stepping up to run for office as an opportunity, not a chore. SGS exists because of the indispensable Board. These volunteers set the policy, manage the money, pay the bills, supervise the committees. Simply put: No Board, no SGS. If you are willing to consider running for office, or know someone who might agree to be a candidate, please email the names to nominations chairman, Nancy Hevly, at firstname.lastname@example.org Committee members will contact possible candidates, answer questions and explain the duties of each office. The committee wants to get an early start, and so should SGS members. It’s like shopping for holiday presents. The sooner you begin the easier it is to get the job done on time.
CAN YOU HELP KEEP THE SGS LIBRARY OPEN?
SGS library desk volunteers make it possible to keep our library open six days a week. We’ve recently lost several of these important volunteers, and the society is faced with the prospect of having to close the library on days when no desk volunteer is available.
All it will take from you is five hours on just one day per month. Training is provided. You’ll learn plenty about the resources our library holds and can put your new knowledge to work on your own research!
Several new desk volunteers will allow us to keep the SGS library doors open at our current hours. At present, the greatest need is on Fridays and Saturdays. Please contact Paul Wade, Desk Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com for more information.
“Flivvers, Flyboys and the Flu: WWI-era Genealogy
and Social History Resources”
Coming on Sunday, November 20th, 1:00 pm, a new presentation by Lisa Oberg, head of Public Service, Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries. Check the SGS Calendar for more details. Hope to see you then.
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. The SGS Library will be closed Thursday, November 24th through Sunday, November 27th for Thanksgiving weekend.
Saturday, November 19, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Irish Interest Group, an open session on Irish research using old and new resources Leader: Jean A. Roth
Saturday, November 19, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, German Interest Group, an open session on German research using old and new resources Leader: Jean A. Roth
Sunday, November 20, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, “Flivvers, Flyboys and the FLU: WWI Era Genealogy and Social History Resources”, An overview of the Great War, WWI, and highlights of WWI genealogy resources available. This program will be of special interest to those whose ancestors survived this era as well as those who did not. A new presentation by Lisa Oberg, head of Public Service, Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries and curator of the current exhibit, “Washington on the Western Front: At Home and Over There”.
Thursday, November 24 thru Sunday, November 27 – closed
Saturday, December 3, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Canadian SIG, David Robert, leader
Saturday, December 3, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Family Tree Maker Users Group, This session of the Family Tree Maker Users Group will be led by Reiley Kidd and Betty Ravenholt. Come get help with FTM. Learn some tips and tricks. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend or if you’d like more information.
Tuesday, December 6, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Technology Tuesday, Bring your laptop or mobile device, and enjoy discussions centered around technology and genealogy – software, genetic genealogy, internet research and more. Hosted by Lisa Chan.
Saturday, December 10, 1:00 pm – 4:00pm, “Do You Have Irish Ancestors?” Learn about an Irish life that unfolded across two continents from the second half of the 1800’s into the early years of the 1900’s. Also, learn about the genealogical research that made this story possible as presented by Kim Burkhardt.
Sunday, December 11, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Scandinavian Interest Group, Leader : Karen Knudson. Bring your laptops, your stories and projects. We’ll have Scandinavian treats and work on finding our families.
Saturday, December 17, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Irish Interest Group, an open session on Irish research using old and new resources Leader: Jean A. Roth
Saturday, December 17, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, German Interest Group, an open session on German research using old and new resources Leader: Jean A. Roth
Tuesday, December 20, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Technology Tuesday, Bring your laptop or mobile device, and enjoy discussions centered around technology and genealogy – software, genetic genealogy, internet research and more. Hosted by Lisa Chan.