Seattle Genealogical Society News

“SHOW AND TELL” AT THE MEMBERSHIP MEETING

The theme for the SGS Membership Meeting coming up on June 3, is WWI, The Great War.  SGS President Jill Morelli will be giving a presentation on “The Great War and Its Stories: Jacob Schomber, Cpl., Co. I, 8th Artillery”. This will demonstrate step-by-step how she gathered information from online sources and sites for this soldier who lived in Issaquah. Record availability, record location, and building the story will all be covered.

SGS members are welcome to join in the “Show and Tell”. Please bring any WWI artifacts that belonged to your participating soldier to share with the group.

This should be a fun meeting. Hope to see you there, Saturday, June 3, 1:00-2:30 pm.

Remember it’s that time of year again and you can renew your membership or join Seattle Genealogical Society online at:
http://seattlegenealogicalsociety.org/content/join

REMINDER FOR OUR 2017 SGS SPRING SEMINAR!

Late registration is still available for the 2017 Spring Seminar, “Voices from the Past”, featuring Lisa Alzo, International Lecturer and freelance writer. It’s this Saturday, May 20, from 9am-4pm, at Fairview Christian Church, 844 NE 78th St, Seattle, WA 98115

For more information and online registration:
http://seattlegenealogicalsociety.org/2017-spring-seminar

SAVE THE DATES

The New England Historic Genealogical Society presents
 A Day with NEHGS: Researching Early New England Ancestors,
 Bellevue Club,
 11200 SE 6th St,
 Bellevue, WA 98004
 Saturday, June 10, 2017   9am – 6:30pm

Registration includes five lectures, lunch, and an evening reception. Learn from these experts in early American genealogy. Understanding migration patterns, as well as using land & probate records are a few subjects that will be covered.

More info and registration at:

A Day with NEHGS: Researching Early New England Ancestors

Washington Museum Association,
 Annual Conference,
 Moses Lake, WA
 June 21 – June 23, 2017

Details on the offerings of this three day conference can be found at :

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Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS),
 2017 Conference –  “Building Bridges to the Past”,
Pittsburgh, PA
 August 30 – September 2, 2017

Ready for a road trip? This conference is open to anyone with an interest in family history.  FGS is teaming up with the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society to put on this four day events.  There will be various tracks to suit the individual researcher; beginner to experienced.

For more info visit :  fgs.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 May 27-29 for Memorial Day and June 18 for Father’s Day. The Irish and German Interest Groups do not meet in June, July, or August; they will return to their regular schedule in the fall.

MAY

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.

JUNE

Saturday, June 3, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Annual SGS Membership Meeting, WWI presentation as well as “Show and Tell”; bring your WWI artifacts.  Meet the new SGS officers.

Sunday, June 4, 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.

Tuesday, June 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, June 10, 10:15 am – 12:15 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.
Saturday, June 10, 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm,  Family Tree Maker (FTM) Users Group, members helping one another with Family Tree Maker (FTM) the tool long associated with Ancestry.com; Reiley Kidd and Betty Ravenholt are the leaders.

Sunday, June 11, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Scandinavian Interest Group, Leader: Karen Knudson

Tuesday, June 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.

TIP OF THE WEEK –  Memorial Weekend Events

Often on a national holiday such as Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, or Veteran’s Day, the subscription genealogy sites, for example Ancestry or fold3, will offer free access to non-subscribers.  If you are in the mood to spend the holiday weekend trolling the Internet, check out the sites for any free offers.

If you’d rather get out of the house and enjoy a local activity, try one of these events.

The Hiram M Chittenden Locks (aka Ballard Locks) is celebrating its Centennial, 1917-2017,  and has several events scheduled during May. On Sunday, May 21, from 12-3 pm you are invited to come chat with a historian. On Sunday, May 28 at 2 pm the Boeing Employees Concert Band will be performing on the lawn.

On Monday, May 29, 2017 the Museum of Flight, near Boeing Field in Seattle, honors our military with patriotic music at 11 am and speeches at noon at the Memorial Day Ceremony.  Museum admission will be free for veterans & active U.S. military who show ID.

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