THE GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s Wednesday Evening E-News

THE GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s Wednesday Evening E-News 24 May 2017

For more information visit www.gfo.org, contact us at info@gfo.org, or call our library at 503-963-1932. We love hearing from you!

Also, if you missed your free copy of our monthly Insider for May 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).

Curious about the status of your GFO Membership?? We’d love to have you as a GFO Member!

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Have You Saved Your Seat for the June 4th Workshop?

REGISTER for the CENSUS WORKSHOP

Don’t miss GFO’s upcoming Half-Day Workshop in just a couple weekends.
A full morning of learning the full scope of what you can glean from census records!
That’s right, folks. We’re Digging Deeper into Census Records!!
WHERE: GFO Library (map)
WHEN: Sunday, June 4th, 9:30am – noon
WHO’s THAT NOW?? Speaker Kate Eakman

Join speaker Kate Eakman for this amazing chance to learn all about “DIGGING DEEPER INTO ENGLAND, IRELAND, SCOTLAND, & THE U.S. CENSUS RECORDS”.

Tiny turtle eggs not included. Ahhhhh!!!!

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Summer Special Interest Groups – Check In Time

Remember to check in with your SIG leaders during the summer months!
If you have a Special Interest Group (SIG) that you are absolutely in love with this summer, we haven’t gotten confirmation back from all our SIG leaders regarding summer class schedules.

As a result, we advise you please please please email your SIG leaders for any available updates before coming in.
Email your leaders to verify class schedules even if it’s on the GFO Calendar please.

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MORE BOOK REVIEWERS NEEDED
We’re got a whole new round of titles and we need your help to review them!
Here’s our most current list of the books we have to be reviewed: 1. TIPS AND QUIPS for the Family Historian by Elizabeth Shown Mills and Ruth Brossette Lennon
2. QUICK SHEET, Citing Ancestry.com Databases and Images, Evidence Style, by Elizabeth Shown Mills
3. QUICK SHEET, Citing Online Historical Resources, Evidence Style, by Elizabeth Shown Mills.
4. Boyle, Joseph Lee. WHITE PENNSYLVANIA RUNAWAYS, 1769-1772. “much addicted to strong drink and swearing”.
5. Ports, Michael A. GEORGIA GENEALOGY RESEARCH. Genealogy at a Glance.

Anyone interested in reviewing one of these books, please either contact Joan or come by the GFO to pick up their book-of-choice from the bookshelf between the two offices and fill out the clipboard form. There is also a book review form on the shelf that can be used. For further information, please contact Joan Galles at bulletin@gfo.com.

If you’re currently reviewing a book, please let Joan know how it’s going and if you have questions!

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Call For Volunteers – Are ya feelin’ helpful? Are ya?!

The GFO needs your help and expertise in the following areas:
1. Brochures and Handouts Designer – With the 21st century just marching right along, we’ve decided it’s time to revamp and revitalize our brochures and library handouts! And we know you’re just the person to help head this effort! See below for how to sign up and give the GFO the best present ever.

2. Partnership Steward – Did you know the GFO has partnerships with other like-minded organizations around the area? We need a super organized person to track our partnership agreements with these other organizations. This position includes duties such as tracking renewals and double-checking that partnership agreements are in compliance with mutual advertising and other such arrangements.

3. Benevolent Member – This position involves sending out cards and notes to GFO members who are sick or injured, as well as to families of deceased members. Volunteers who have held this position in the past prove that you can do oh so much to brighten or comfort someone’s day with oh so little sent yet at just the right time.

4. Research Assistants (RA’s) – We need some additional help manning the front desk on Sundays and Wednesdays, but especially on Sundays! Training included. Our RA’s truly keep the library doors open!! Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Cathy Lauer.
Click HERE to submit a volunteer form or to request more information. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Memorial Day Closure Reminder – Monday, May 29th

Just a quick reminder that the GFO Library will be closed this coming Monday, May 29th.
Please come see us again on Tuesday, May 30th, at 9:30am.

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This Week at the GFO…

SATURDAY, MAY 27th
Beginning DNA 9am – noon

We will discuss autosomal DNA and how to fill your Family Tree DNA “buckets”. As always, there should be time for questions on any DNA topic. Remember to download and bring all three of the handouts (here, here, and here). AND, bring a friend or two! Class facilitated by Emily Aulicino.

British Interest Group 1 – 3pm

Researching in the British Isles: England, Wales, Scotland, and Scots-Irish—no Irish because a strong GFO interest group for that heritage already exists. We try to have speakers who provide interesting experiences or online databases for research in these countries. One hour of the two hour meeting is devoted to Brick Wall questions.
SUNDAY, MAY 28th
Library Work Party 9am – noon

There’s another work party at the GFO library this Sunday for those of you who can make it! There’s lots to do and we’d love to have your help. Doors open at 9am and work usually wraps up around noon. Come for as long or as short as you can. Any time you can share is so invaluable. Hope to see you there.
MONDAY, MAY 29th
GFO Library Closed for Memorial Day See you again on Tuesday, May 30th, from 9:30am – 5pm.

Olympia Genealogical Society June meeting

Jerri McCoy will discuss “Reviewing Your Genealogical Research for Missed Clues” at the Olympia Genealogical Society June meeting. Join us on Thursday, June 8 at 7 pm at Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 152. 360-451-1059

Thank-you,  JOYCE OGDEN, publicity

=======================================================================                                                                  Joyce T. Ogden             jtogden@comcast.net

Northeast Washington Genealogical Society Fall Seminar

NeWGS 2017 Fall Seminar

A Day with Dollarhide
Saturday – September 16, 2017
To be held at the Ambulance Shack
      at the north end of Colville (just east of the Roundabout)
Saturday, September 16th the Northeast Washington Genealogical Society will be holding their 36th annual Fall Seminar at the “Ambulance Shack” located at the North Roundabout in Colville.
The featured presenter will be William Dollarhide; renowned genealogy lecturer and author. He has been in pursuit of his family origins since 1971 and involved professionally with genealogy since 1980. He has written over 120 published magazine articles relating to genealogical research; has developed several software systems for genealogy; and he is the author of over 30 books, including Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920, one of the best-selling genealogy books of all time
Topics for our workshop include:
  American Migration Routes, 1750-1800

 Using Deeds to Trace the Trails of Your Ancestors

 You Know About Census Records But What About Census Substitutes?

 Civil War Genealogy

 

Mr. Dollarhides numerous books will be available for purchase during breaks and lunch.

Mark your calendars now! You don’t want to miss this one. In fact, why not bring a friend? Remember you don’t have to be a member to attend.
Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Lunch is included. The Registration Form is attached below. Please contact Karen Struve at 509-690-8380 should you have questions.

Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society June Meeting

 

If you are like me, you may never have heard the term Melungeon before now.  According to Wikipedia, Melungeons are a people from the Cumberland Gap Area of East Tennessee, Eastern Kentucky and Southwest Virginia. They are of mixed European, African and Native American ancestry.  At our next Meeting, June 13th at 1pm, Jim Johnson, President of the Heritage Quest Genealogical Library in Sumner, will be speaking on the topic of Melungeons.  The meeting will be held at the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Library and is free to attend.  Join us in learning about these unique people.

 

 

Pam Liebelt

Publicity Chair

Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society

 

Eastern Washington Genealogical Society June Meeting


Army Medicine during the American Civil War 1861-1865
Saturday, June 3
Army Medicine during the American Civil War 1861-1865  (EWGS Meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Downtown Spokane
Presenter: Mike Inmann

Mike Inman is a retired Firefighter living in Spokane with his wife MJ and has been reenacting for 26 years.  He does reenacting and living history including the frontier army of the 1880’s focusing on Forts Sherman and Spokane as well as portraying a surgeon 1861-1865 with the Washington Civil War Association.  Mike has an extensive library for research to questions and some details of ancestors who fought in the Civil War.  Mike also has a vast array of equipment including original medical instruments that he displays and allows people to handle so they can get a hands on experience, for example, of what an actual Civil War period amputation saw feels like.  He not only reenacts throughout the Pacific Northwest but has attended many Civil War reenactments back east as well as participated in filming for Civil War oriented movies.  Mike strives to educate or as he likes to say, “de-Hollywood the American Civil War” as well as entertain through both a presentation and a question and answer period.

The program is designed to give both military and civilian medical history involving the armies of the Union and Confederacy.  But the presentation can go in any direction the audience wants such as drug use, medical procedures, nursing activity, field hospital organization, statistics, etc.

Go to “Download: Meeting Handout.” to obtain the presenter’s handout.

Cookies & Social Time: 12:30 PM.  Meeting starts at 1:00 PM
Download: Meeting Handout.

Eastside Genealogical Society German Interest Group June Meeting

The German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society (EGS) will meet on Friday, June 2, 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.

 

Topic:  “Using WIKIs in Germanic Genealogical Research”  – Come learn what is a WIKI, how WIKIs can help your research and see demos of Germanic research completed on various WIKI sites.  I was surprised by what I learned and you may be, too.

 

Presenter:  Dorothy Pretare started collecting family history in 1995 and joined EGS in 2000.  She has been their Publicity Chairperson since 2007 and is an active member in three of their SIGs, including the leader of the German Interest Group.   Dorothy is also a member of South King County Genealogical Society, Seattle Genealogical Society DNA Group, Germanic Genealogy Society in MN and Polish Genealogical Society of MN.  In 2008, she visited her ancestral villages in old East Germany and present day Poland.

 

For more information, kindly visit our website at https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/  .

 

Twin Rivers Genealogy Society Walking with Ancestors

    We are going to do our Walking with Ancestors again, Walking with Ancestors is presented by the Twin Rivers Genealogy Society,  July 4th at the Normal Hill Cemetery, 1122 7th St, Lewiston, ID 83501,  starting at 9:00a.m. and finish our last tour at 11:00a.m. Walking with Ancestors is presented by the Twin Rivers Genealogy Society.

A little history:

” We started with members of the Nez Perce County Pioneer Association members, 1859 through 1876, that are buried in the K of P Section and looked at the areas they were buried in. Selected those near 14th Ave. in the NE 1/4 which included Dr. Madison A Kelly (M.D and druggist plus mayor), Juliett Mallery (selected her nephew Marcus S. Whitman & his parents, Perrin & Priscilla Whitman because of relationship to Marcus Whitman in Walla Walla), Phoebe Akins, William L. Boise, and John Penn Fix. Next we chose Laura Snyder Barbor because of the location and her round grave marker. Our Whitman’s wasn’t a minister but Perrin’s brother Marcus Whitman was.

   I don’t know what they did as that is what the research does is find out as much about them as we can. That is what we promote is that we can find something about everyone buried in the cemetery if we do research.”

 

These are the people we will be presenting:

Perrin and Priscilla Whitman (relative of Marcus Whitman

William Boise

Laura Snyder Barbor/Benjamin C Barbor

Phoebe B Akins, and John Estes Akins

John Penn (Michael) Fix

Dr. Madison Kelly is a physician

 
If you have any questions you can reach me at  cell phone 509-780-7592.  Thanks Sue Gehrke

THE GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s Wednesday Evening E-News

THE GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s Wednesday Evening E-News 17 May 2017

For more information visit www.gfo.org, contact us at info@gfo.org, or call our library at 503-963-1932. We love hearing from you!

Also, if you missed your free copy of our monthly Insider for May 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).

Curious about the status of your GFO Membership?? We’d love to have you as a GFO Member!

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It’s GFO’s GenTalk This Saturday, May 20th, at 2pm

Don’t forget this month’s Free (don’t be silly! they’re always free) GenTalk!
WHERE: The GFO Library
WHEN: Saturday, May 20th, at 2 – 4pm
WHO: Author Zita Podany

Zita Podany will be presenting her book Vanport which is part of the Images of America series.

Zita is a longtime Portland resident with a wonderful new perspective on the history of this area that was lost so suddenly to raging flood waters on May 30, 1948.
Remember! All the GFO GenTalks are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC so bring your history-lovin’ friends and family.

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Call For Volunteers – Are ya feelin’ helpful? Are ya?!

The GFO needs your help and expertise in the following areas:
1. Fall & Spring Seminar Raffle Coordinator – This is a position for someone who loves organizing all the STUFF that we get as donations for the raffles we hold at each of our semi-annual seminars.

2. Tours Coordinator – We need someone who can be the point person to receive requests for tours of the GFO Library, and who can then communicate the subsequent needs for tour guides and research assistants with our Volunteer Coordinator, Cathy Lauer.

3. Marketing Committee Chair – This has been a vacancy for some time. We need someone who is willing to put himself or herself OUT THERE to promote all things GFO. This position would include coming up with a marketing strategy and looking for ways to advocate for GFO within the genealogical community. You know you want to!

4. Obituary Editor – We need a person to coordinate the writing/editing and polishing of obituaries for our GFO members and friends as needed (usually two per quarter). Some interviewing skills recommended.
Click HERE to submit a volunteer form or to request more information. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Birds do it, Bees do it, Every Generous Fred Meyer Shopper Does it!

Donate to the GFO while you shop?? That’s crazy!
Just link it! Linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the GFO will automatically send a donation from good ol’ Freddy’s to the GFO, with no reduction in Rewards benefits to you. Click HERE to just link it!

How does this happen? This is part of Freddy’s very own “Community Rewards” program for sending separate corporation donations to non-profits and the like.

What if I don’t have a Fred Meyer Reward Card? Ask your local Fred Meyer checkout assistant for a Rewards Card application next time you’re at the register!

Won’t you help us get to 100? If 100 GFO members link their Freddy’s cards and continue to use them, the GFO could receive over $1,000 per year. Well!!?? What are we waiting for??

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Remembering Those Who’ve Gone Before…

The GFO Bulletin is Calling for Stories!
Next year is the 100th anniversary of the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 and 1919.

The GFO is putting out a special call for articles having to do with the Spanish Flu for March 2018 Bulletin. Stories (500-5,000 words) about the Spanish Flu or how the Spanish flu touched their family.

The Bulletin Editorial Group invites readers to submit articles, essays, and other articles for publication in the Bulletin.

We look for articles that are of interest to members of the GFO and those that encourage the sharing and research of family history. We appreciate articles about families with Northwest connections, but welcome articles with other geographic focuses.

Possible topics include:
· memoirs
· personal essays
· problem-solving articles
· research articles
· source guides
· articles on family history travel
· how-to articles
· using technology
· transcriptions or extractions from original sources, i.e. Bibles

More info can be viewed here: http://gfo.org/learn/our-publications/gfo-bulletin.html

The submission deadline for the March 2018 Bulletin is January 1, 2018. Submissions should be sent to bulletin@gfo.org.

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This Week at the GFO…

SATURDAY, MAY 20th
GenTalk 9:30 – 11:30am

Nestled in the floodplain between North Portland and Vancouver, a housing project was built to help house World War II shipyard workers. Its very name, Vanport, is derived from Vancouver and Portland.

When the United States entered the war, the demand for ships and for workers to build those ships became a huge priority. Workers were recruited from all corners of the United States. Portland had a serious lodging shortage, so much so that these workers lived in cars, tents, parks, and whatever shelter could be found. Vanport, built in a little over a year, was a city that did not sleep.

In its heyday, Vanport was the second-largest city in Oregon with a population of over 40,000 residents. But on May 30, 1948, it was a city that disappeared.

This Saturday at the GFO, come hear Zita Podany discuss her book, Vanport, which is part of the Images of America series by Arcadia Publishing, celebrating the history of neighborhoods, towns and cities across the country.
SUNDAY, MAY 21st
Library Work Party 9am – noon

There’s another work party at the GFO library this Sunday for those of you who can make it! There’s lots to do and we’d love to have your help. Doors open at 9am and work usually wraps up around noon. Come for as long or as short as you can. Any time you can share is so invaluable. Hope to see you there.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24th
Open Late Wednesday Night 9:30am – 8pm

Did you know the GFO Library is open late every Wednesday!? What’s that? You have after-dinner research you want to do or late-evening assistance finding information within one of GFO’s online database subscription sources? NO PROBLEM!! We’re open till 8pm every single Wednesday of the year, barring catastrophes, natural disasters, and holidays.

TriCity Genealogical Society May 24 Meeting

Hello Members and Guests:
Don’t forget our TCGS May 24th meeting!  We will be having another genealogy book sale that night as a few more books have been added. Please bring an ample supply of one dollar bills for the book purchases as we will not be able to give you any change.
See the enclosed attachment about our May 24th meeting as The Benton County Coroner will be giving a presentation.
Also, at 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., we will have our Beginning Genealogy Class which will be a presentation on Death Records.
I hope to see each of you there and please invite someone to come to our meeting.  Thank you for your continued support.
Art

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

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