In the mail…
SGS 2017 Spring Seminar
“Voices From the Past” Brochures
SGS is excited, honored, and very fortunate to be hosting Lisa Alzo as speaker for the 2017 Spring Seminar “Voices from the Past”. Lisa is an internationally recognized teacher and lecturer, specializing in Eastern European ancestry, writing your family history, and using the Internet to trace female and immigrant ancestors. She is the author of eleven books and hundreds of magazine articles, including regular articles in Family Tree Magazine. Fill out the registration form in your seminar brochure right away and get ready to enjoy a fascinating series of lectures by one of genealogy’s prominent teachers.
For more details, or if you prefer to register online, visit :
VOLUNTEER NEEDED / WORK FROM HOME
SGS is in need of a volunteer to manage the assignment of desk volunteers for the library. If you’d like, you may work remotely. As Elizabeth Howie, temporary Desk Volunteer Coordinator, states, “This is a very easy job because so many individuals are already committed to helping out on many of the days of the month.”
Usually, the only days to fill are Friday and Saturday — about 8 slots which are filled from a candidate pool of 35 willing individuals. Communication is done via emails and then you’ll coordinate with the desk volunteer to make sure the assignment calendar is updated so everyone knows their shift. If you are a “stay at home” type person, but would like to help SGS, please contact Jill Morelli at email@example.com
SO LONG, FAREWELL, AUF WIEDERSEHEN, ADIEU….
Lou Daly , founder and fearless leader of the Mac SIG Group at Fiske Library, has announced that the meeting this coming Wednesday will be the final meeting for this group that has been in existence for ten plus years. Come join in one last time. The discussion will be “What’s Next?” Wednesday, April 19th , 7:00-9:00 pm, Pioneer Hall (Fiske Library),1644 43rd Ave E, Seattle 98112
SAVE THE DATES
O Canada: Children of a Common Mother
Heritage Weekend and Genealogy Seminar
in the Skagit Valley
Friday thru Sunday, April 21-23, 2017
The Skagit Valley Genealogical Society invites you to enjoy a special heritage weekend. The O Canada theme is in honor of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation coming up July 1.
You can find more information, the flyer, and online registration at:
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society,
Spring Seminar featuring Jay Fonkert,
7809 Tieton Dr,
Yakima, WA 98908
Saturday, April 22, 2017 8am – 5pm
Jay Fonkert is one of America’s foremost genealogists. To register, or read more about his credentials and the seminar, visit the YVGS website www.yvgs.net and follow the links.
Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society – Spring Seminar
La Quinta Inn and Suites,
1425 East 27th St,
April 28-29, 2017
Speaker will be The Legal Genealogist, Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL and the emcee will be Cyndi Ingle. Some of the topics will be :
•No Vitals? No Problem! — Building a Family through Circumstantial Evidence
•When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records
•Don’t Forget the Ladies — A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law
•Beyond X and Y: The Promise and Pitfalls of Autosomal DNA Testing
Additional Information available on the TPCGS website at: http://www.tpcgs.org/seminar.html
Genealogical Forum of Oregon in Portland,
Spring Seminar With John Colletta,
Four sessions on Passenger Arrival Records, Naturalization Records, Lesser-used Federal Records, and Discovering the REAL Stories on Your Immigrant Ancestors. For online registration :
Seattle Genealogical Society Spring Seminar,
“Voices from the Past” with Lisa Alzo,
Fairview Christian Church
844 NE 78th St
Saturday, May 20, 2017 9am – 4pm
Doors open at 8am – welcome at 9am. Did you receive the brochure in the mail? Registration and further information also available online at www.seattlegenealogicalsociety.org
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 library will be closed April 16 for Easter and May 27-29 for Memorial Day.
Saturday, April 15, 10:15am – 12:15 pm, Irish Interest Group, with Jean Roth who will present “Who are the Scots-Irish?”
Saturday, April 15, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, German Interest Group, with Jean Roth who will present “What is Prussia and Who are the Prussians?”
Sunday, April 16, EASTER , library will be closed.
Tuesday, April 18, 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.
Wednesday, April 19, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Mac SIG Meeting, Jointly sponsored by SGS, Fiske, and dBug, this group met quarterly on the third Wednesday of every third month at the Fiske Genealogical Library in Madison Park, 1644 43rd Ave E, Seattle. The group is folding and this will be the final meeting.
Tuesday, May 2, 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, May 6, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Canadian SIG, David Robert, leader
Saturday, May 6, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Family Tree Interest Group, Lou Daly, leader of this new special interest group exploring all the features of the tool Family Tree on FamilySearch
Sunday, May 7, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, DNA Workshop, Led by Cary Bright with first hour on a specific topic, and the second hour open for sharing DNA issues with focus on GenomeMate Pro.
Saturday, May 13, 10:15am – 12:15 pm, Irish Interest Group, with Jean Roth, an open session on Irish research using old and new resources
Saturday, May 13, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, German Interest Group, with Jean Roth, an open session on German research using old and new resources
Tuesday, May 16, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Technology Tuesday, DNA FOCUS, 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.
Friday, May 19, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Beginning Genealogy, Want to learn how to get your genealogy project going? Linda Fitzgerald, a past president of SGS, will be presenting her “Beginning Genealogy Class”. Add it to your calendar. Invite a friend.
Saturday, May 20, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, SGS Spring Seminar “Voices from the Past”, featuring: Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A., a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer. At Fairview Christian School, 844 NE 78th Street,Seattle, WA Doors open at 8:00 a.m. – Welcome at 9:00 a.m.
DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!
SGS members, be sure to cast your ballot for the Seattle Genealogical Society 2017 Election. Then either mail it back in the envelope provided or return it in person. Remember only ballots received by 3:00 pm, Saturday, April 29, 2017 will be counted.