COME MEET PBS GENEALOGY ROADSHOW HOST,
Kenyatta D Berry, genealogist, lawyer, writer and host of the PBS Genealogy Roadshow, will be at the Northwest African American Museum for a brief talk and reception, Sunday, August 20, 3:00pm-6:00 pm. Admission is free. You’re invited to come hear her speak, as well as meet and mingle with other fans of the show.
Kenyatta will also be a featured keynote speaker at the upcoming Northwest Genealogy Conference, August 16-19, 2017 in Arlington. See our Save the Dates section for more info on this popular conference.
The Northwest African American Museum is at 2300 S Massachusetts St, Seattle, WA 98144 – phone 206 518-6000.
For more information on this event or the museum, visit the website :
GLAD WE COULD HELP
After last issue’s Tip of the Week about Oklahoma’s online vital records index called OK2Explore, we received a message from a subscriber that this tip helped her break through one of her brick walls. It’s always nice to hear we have helped a fellow genealogist since that is our mission.
A few years ago, she had requested a death certificate from the state of Oklahoma. She had a full name and date of death from an obituary. The state couldn’t locate a record from the information she provided.
When she read our tip in the last issue, she immediately went to try to locate this record for herself.
She first tried entering the full name; that returned no record. Next she tried surname plus death year; that also returned no record. Next she tried surname plus a 5 year range; that returned too many records.
In a last ditch effort, she tried leaving surname blank, but entering a first name, middle initial, and death year; bingo! That returned an entry showing the surname had been grossly misspelled and the death date was one day different from what was reported in the obituary.
Needless to say she’s happy, and it’s satisfying to know we’ve been of help.
SAVE THE DATES
NW Genealogy Conference 2017,
August 16 – 19
The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society is putting on their annual four day conference. Remember the first day is geared toward beginners and is free. Among those presenting is current SGS president, Jill Morelli, past SGS vice president, Janice Lovelace, active SGS member, Mary Kircher Roddy, and don’t miss PBS Genealogy Roadshow host, Kenyatta Berry. Visit their website for more information, to register for the conference, or to register for the free day: www.nwgc.org
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS),
2017 Conference – “Building Bridges to the Past”,
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 2017 Fall Seminar
Speaker: Dick Eastman
Fairview Christian School,
October 21, 2017
SGS is excited to have Dick Eastman for the Fall Seminar. Registration will open in early September. Mark your calendar.
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 Family Tree Interest Group with Lou Daly will not meet in August or September. The Irish, German, and Canadian Interest Groups are not meeting in August; they will return to their regular schedule in the fall. The Scandinavian Interest Group will not meet in September. The SGS Library will closed September 2 – 4 for Labor Day weekend.
Wednesday, August 16, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Beginning Genealogy Class with SGS past president, Linda Fitzgerald. Feel free to bring your brown bag lunch.
Saturday, September 9, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, new “Second Saturday Speaker Series”, with guest, Cyndi Ingle
Sunday, September 10, 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, September 23, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, SGS Fall Membership Meeting