Anyone in need of a Card Catalog File Cabinet for your Society? Clallam County Gen. Society has one in surplus. It is in great condition. Has 30 drawers and 2 pull out shelves. Height 44”, Depth 21”, Width 34”. Contact Clallam Co. Gen. Society and Research Center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles, WA 98362. Phone # (360)417-5000.
For Immediate Release Contact: Tanya Bushnell
Celebrating 250 Years of Volga German Heritage
Seminar Series on April 26 – 28
Portland, Oregon (17 March 2017) – From 1764 to 1772, there were 106 German colonies established along the Volga River on the barren Russian steppe. To celebrate the 250th Anniversary (1766-2016) of the establishment of the colonies of Frank, Hussenbach, Kautz, Kolb, Norka, Walter, and Yagodnaya Polyana in Russia; the Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University is hosting a seminar at The Icicle Village Resort, in Leavenworth, Washington on April 26-28, 2017. Registration is $165 per person, which includes all programs and two banquets. The public is invited to attend.
Sessions will focus on the founding of the Volga German colonies, location of the German origins of our ancestors, demonstration of an old Volga German dialect, churches of the Volga German villages, rural life of the colonies, the events that led to emigration to North and South America and a session showing what exists of the colonies today. Featured presenters include: Steve Schreiber, Director of the Center for Volga German Studies and Village Coordinator for Norka; Maggie Hein, Genealogist and Village Coordinator for the colonies of Frank and Kolb; Jean Roth, Village Coordinator for the colony of Walter; Michael Frank, Village Coordinator for the colony of Kautz; Mike Lust, teacher; Reuben Miller, descendant of the colony of Norka; and Dr. Richard Scheuerman, of Seattle Pacific University and descendant of the colony of Yagodnaya Polyana. Seminar sessions begin on Wednesday, April 26, at 12:45pm and end on Friday April 28, at 10:30am.
For more information about the event, please visit the website at: http://cvgs.cu-portland.edu/events/2017Apr26.cfm or contact Valerie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come join the celebration on April 8th!!
Monday Apr 3, 2017 KCGenealogical Soc meeting
7 PM at 413 N. Main St, Suite L, Ellensburg WA
Warren Street of CWU will tell us stories of His Grandfather in Kansas, gleaned from diary entries
refreshments will be provided by Jenny Jones and Ruth Miller.
In addition, any members who have not had a chance to share their new year’s genealogy resolutions will have an opportunity to do so.
The Eastside Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in the Bellevue Regional Library (Room 1), 1111 – 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 at 7 pm, with doors opening at 6:30 pm for networking.
“Is Great-Grandma Really Native American” – Many families have the oral history that an ancestor was Native American. How do you discover if this is true? What federal, state and tribal records are available? Local genealogist Janice Lovelace, Ph. D., will guide you through these specialized resources.
Also see our website for FREE genealogical help and other Special Interest Group meetings. Visitors are always welcome at all meetings. www.eastsidegenealogicalsociety.com
EGS Publicity Chairperson
THE GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s Wednesday Evening E-News 15 March 2017
For more information visit www.gfo.org, contact us at email@example.com, or call our library at 503-963-1932. We love hearing from you!
For a complete GFO CALENDAR click here.
Also, if you missed your free copy of our monthly Insider for February 2017, you’re in luck because we saved you a copy HERE. NOTE: The Insider issues are now located under the “Learn” –> “Our Publications” menu at our new website (still gfo.org).
Have a GFO Membership?? Please Consider Joining the GFO
It’s the GFO Annual Open House!! March 18 – 26, 2017
The German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society will meet on Friday, April 7, 2017, from 1 to 3 pm in the Relief Society Room of the LDS Church at 10675 NE 20thSt, Bellevue, WA 98004 with doors opening at 12:45 pm for networking. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.
“Newspaper Research: What’s Available and How to Find Scanned Images”: Newspaper research can provide clues to birthplaces, keys to finding relatives and adding local flavor to our ancestor’s lives. Finding the newspaper in the area of research and during a specific time frame can be challenging. Three web sites will be shared to help discover the names of the newspapers available, the time frames they were published and major sources of online images. This includes all English newspapers as well as foreign language newspapers, including German, available in America, plus a world map of historical newspapers.
Speaker: Janet O’Conor Camarata, as a genealogist, has researched her own family history for over 25 years. She is a seminar presenter and trainer in a variety of genealogy subjects to societies and libraries across Washington; a newsletter editor of the Kittitas County Genealogy Society (KCGS); a publicity chairman and past-president of South King County Genealogical Society (SKCGS). She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is a graduate of the University of Washington Genealogy and Family History program
For more information, kindly visit our website at https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/ .
The Tri-City Genealogical Society would like to announce our upcoming April 12th meeting which will feature the Sons of the American Revolution Flags, Uniforms, Weapons and researching S.A.R. records. Thank you.
PDF Flyer: TCGS 12 Apr 2017 Flyer
TCGS Program Chair
Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the founding of the Volga German colonies – to be held in Billings, Montana, on April 8.
Brent Mai, Ed.D.
Dean of Libraries & University Librarian
Diector, Volga German Institute
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, Connecticut 06824