Seattle Genealogical Society News

NEW COURSE
WAYToGo!: A Methodology for Efficient 
Report Writing 

  Registration for the newest SGS online class opens September 1st! 
  Write as you go is a method of writing reports efficiently and accurately. SGS is calling their write as you go online course “WAYtoGO!” By focusing your attention on a single research question coupled with other techniques learned in the program, this two session course will improve the efficiency of your report writing while also increasing your accuracy and confidence in the final product. Brick wall problems, client, and research reports benefit from this approach. Sign up soon.    Course name: WAYtoGo!: A Methodology for Efficient Report Writing Dates: 14 and 28 October with an interim optional consult on 21 October. Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm PT Facilitator: Jill Morelli, CG Assignments: yes, there are assignments Maximum class size: 30, priority will be given to SGS members Cost: $40 for members, $50 for non-members
Registration:  Sign up for WAYtoGO!

  WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE IN YOUR FAMILY HISTORY
Next year the Seattle Genealogical Society will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage with educational events including lectures, workshops, articles, a resource guide, and an exhibit in our library.
 
What were your grandmothers’ or great-grandmothers’ lives like a century ago? 

Join us on a path of exploration.  Learn to access and use genealogical tools and techniques to successfully discover your female ancestors and write their stories. Through genealogy and family history, learn about the expanding civic role of women, explore the changes in women’s lives and that of their families and communities, culminating in the passage of the 19th Amendment.

In the Fall of 2020, SGS plans to publish a special edition of our Journal of the Seattle Genealogical Society with articles describing the changing roles of women’s lives from 1880-1920, especially in Washington state. We hope to hear the stories of your female ancestors; whether they resided in Washington state, or elsewhere. If your are interested in sharing a story, photo, or a genealogical gem, please contact Heidi Mair, Director of Volunteers, at : volunteers@seattlegenealogicalsociety.org 

We want to thank the Washington State Historical Society for their grant in support of our project.  For more information, see https://www.suffrage100wa.com/
  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
** Volunteer needed to sell used books at the Fall Seminar Book Sale on Saturday, October 5th  from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take money, make change, write up receipts in receipt book provided. Help pack books to be carted away after the Seminar. Membership Director, Christine Schomaker, will be available to help you and answer your questions. Contact Heidi Mair, volunteers@seattlegenealogicalsociety.org 

** Volunteer needed. We need someone willing to work from home to research libraries that might need copies of our SGS journals or newsletters. The volunteer will need to lookup contact information for the libraries, then contact them to see if they need a copy of any of our past newsletters or journals. If they do, the volunteer will pick up the item(s) from the SGS Library Committee, package and return the item(s) to the SGS Library, where they will be shipped out. The interested person will be thoroughly trained. Please contact Linda Fitzgerald at the SGS Library (206) 522-8658 or  library@seattlegenealogicalsociety.org   
  WAKAMATSU PILGRIMAGE
Coming up is the second biennial pilgrimage to the site of the first large settlement of Japanese in America. A national and state historic landmark, the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony, Placerville, CA,  was established June 8, 1869 as the first Japanese colony in the U.S. It is also the birthplace of first Japanese American, and the gravesite of the first Japanese woman buried in the U.S., Okei Ito. For more information: 
https://www.nichibei.org/wakamatsu-pilgrimage/       SAVE THE DATE
  Tom Jones – Guest Speaker, 
SGS 2019 Fall Seminar,
Fairview Christian School,
844 NE 78th St,
Seattle, WA 
October 5-6, 2019 

  Back by popular demand! We are delighted to have Dr. Tom Jones visit Seattle once again. Tom is an award-winning genealogical researcher, writer, editor, and educator. He has co-edited the National Genealogical Society Quarterly since 2002, and he is the author of the textbooks Mastering Genealogical Proof and Mastering Genealogical Documentation
 
CGSI Genealogical & Cultural Conference, 
Lincoln, NE
October 15-19, 2019 


The Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI) is the leader in genealogy and family history in the geographical areas now known as the Czech and Slovak Republics. Their 2019 conference is the premier event to learn about techniques for genealogical research in those areas. 

For additional information and registration, visit the website: 
www.cgsievents.com   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. In observance of Labor Day, our library will be closed August 31 through September 2.
  SEPTEMBER Sunday, Sept 8, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, DNA Workshop, chair person Cary Bright, Q&A first hour, while focus second hour in on Genome Mate Pro

Saturday, Sept 14, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Family Tree Maker (FTM) Users Group, co-leaders Reiley Kidd and Jesse Ramey, FTM is the genealogy software long associated with Ancestry.com

Saturday, Sept 14, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Second Saturday Speaker Series – “Tracing People Through Time and Space Using Timelines” presented by Mary Kathryn Kozy, Come learn how timelines can help answer your family history research questions! 

Tuesday, Sept 17, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Family History Writers’ Group,  contact Gail Stevens for more info at  stevens_gail@hotmail.com  Thursday, Sept 19, 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm, “DNA Learning Series”,at Mountlake Terrace Sno-Isle Library,  
Seattle and Sno-Isle Genealogical Societies are co-sponsoring the “DNA Learning Series”. Class 6 of the 7 class series is “Getting the Most Out of Ancestry DNA & My Heritage”. 

Pre-registration and class assignments are required. To register send an email to sgsdnasig@gmail.com

Saturday, Sept 21, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Irish Interest Group, with Jean Roth 

Saturday, Sept 21, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, German Interest Group,  with Jean Roth
  OCTOBER Saturday, October 5, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, SGS Fall Seminar with Tom Jones, at Fairview Christian School.  The SGS Library will be closed so our volunteers may attend the seminar.  

Sunday, October 6, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, DNA Workshop,  with Cary Bright. Q&A first hour, while focus second hour in on Genome Mate Pro.  Saturday, October 12, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Family Tree for Family Search Interest Group, with leader Lou Daly. Rescheduled date & time due to the seminar on October 5.  

Saturday, October 12, 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm, SGS Fall Membership Meeting

Saturday, October 12, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Second Saturday Speaker Series – topic TBD  

Sunday, October 13, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Scandinavian Special Interest Group – meets quarterly with Karen Knudson. Share info and discuss researching your Scandinavian ancestors.   

Tuesday, October 15, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Family History Writers’ Group,  contact Gail Stevens for more info at  stevens_gail@hotmail.com 
Thursday, October 17, 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm, “DNA Learning Series”,at Mountlake Terrace Sno-Isle Library,  
Seattle and Sno-Isle Genealogical Societies are co-sponsoring the “DNA Learning Series”. Class 7 of the 7 class series is “Intro to Advanced Techniques”. 

Pre-registration and class assignments are required. To register send an email to sgsdnasig@gmail.com

Saturday, October 26, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm,  DNA SIG, this group meets quarterly at the Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle. Co-chaired by Cary Bright and Herb McDaniel. For more information
contact sgsdnasig@gmail Saturday, October 26, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Irish Interest Group, with Jean Roth 

Saturday, October 26, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, German Interest Group,  with Jean Roth

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