GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s Thursday Evening E-News

THE GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s

Thursday Evening

E-News, Edition

12 April 2018

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!

For a complete GFO CALENDAR click here.

Also, if you missed your free copy of our monthly Insider for April 2018, 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 www.gfo.org.

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

Spring Seminar is this weekend. Hope to see you there!

 

SEMINAR TOPIC: How can you prove your ancestors fought in the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War or World War I?

There’s still plenty of room in all those cushioned seats at Camp Withycombe! Walk-Ins this Saturday are welcome also.

Come hear one of the most engaging national experts in military records at the GFO’s Spring Seminar, Saturday, April 14th.

We’re bringing the renowned Michael Strauss in for two great days of lessons.

Location: Oregon Military Museum @ Camp Withycombe, Details Here!

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Tri-City Genealogical Society Tip of the Week

Here’s an opportunity to download a free magazine edition of Family Tree for a review.

 

Genealogy News & Tips
Introducing Family Tree’s New Look
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Starting this week, Family Tree Magazine subscribers will notice something a little different in their mailboxes: Our May/June 2018 issue debuts a new look and content to inspire and inform your genealogy search! Read More…

Tri-City Genealogical Society April Meeting

Dear Guests:
Please don’t forget to attend our April 11th program at the Kennewick PUD Auditorium.
We will be having another genealogy books sale, so bring your checkbook or your dollar bills as we will not be in a position to provide change.
Note that our Beginning Genealogy Class starts at 6:15 p.m. and the main program will begin at 7:00 p.m.  (See the enclosed attachment for more detailed information).
We hope that you will be able to volunteer for any TCGS (Tri-City Genealogical Society) projects in the future and we certainly want to have you consider becoming part of our society by your annual membership. For more information, please visit our website at:

Tri-City Genealogical Society – serving Benton & Franklin Counties …

Join Our Local Activities changes. Find out about upcoming classes. Join us at our Monthly Meetings. Or use the Calendar as your guide to all TCGS events. Already a Member? Explore our Member Resources. Not a member yet? Learn more About Us and the Benefits of Membership in our society

We hope to see you this coming Wednesday night.  Thank you and don’t hesitate to call us at 943-9322 for any questions that you may have.
Sincerely,
Art Kelly (V.P./Program/Publicity Chair)

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) April Meeting

  The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet Friday, April 20, 2018, at the Bainbridge Island Public Library on Bainbridge Island, 1270 Madison Ave, from 10:00a.m. – 12 noon. BIGS member Jolene Aitchison will be speaking on “The Many Facets of FamilySearch.”  The Annual Business Meeting will also be heldFree to members, a $5.00 donation is suggested for nonmembers. For more information go to http://www.bigenealogy.org or call 206-780-8009. BIGS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization.
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Sue Elfving
Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society
Director of Publicity and Public Relations

Clark County Genealogical Society April Meetings

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF ANCESTRY CLASS

Tues, Apr 10, 2018: 10 am-Noon

CCGS Education Center

Are you frustrated by your search results in Ancestry? Do you feel like there are untapped record resources you aren’t able to find? Expert genealogist Elsie Deatherage will show you how to find some of the less popular databases by changing the way you search. Feel free to bring your computer device so that you can follow along. The CCGS Library provides free wireless internet! Advance registration requested as classes with insufficient attendance may be cancelled. Fee for each class $12/members, $15/Non-Members.

 

GEORGIA: GATEWAY TO WESTWARD EXPANSION

Wed, Apr 11, 2018: 5 – 6:30 pm

CCGS Education Center

Georgia holds a critical place in the history of the expansion of the United States west. Learn the common mistakes that can stall your Georgia research. In this Legacy Family Tree webinar, you’ll learn about repositories, history and collections unique to the state to get your family history adventure off on the right foot.

 

SCANDINAVIAN ROOTS FOCUS GROUP

Thu, Apr 12, 2018: 10-11:30am

CCGS Education Center

If you want to discover your Scandinavian roots, attend this monthly meeting and learn how to conduct your research. Speaker Kay Cooke will discuss how she identified her Swedish ancestors by discovering name changes, scouring the internet, searching parish records, and befriending Swedish genealogists. She connected with cousins and walked in her Nordic ancestors’ footsteps. The focus group meets regularly on the second Thursday of the month, September-May. Members and non-members are welcome.

 

RESEARCHING YOUR OREGON ANCESTORS

Fri, Apr 13, 2018: 11 am-12:30 pm

CCGS Education Center

This Legacy Family Tree webinar is perfect if your ancestors made Oregon their new home. You’ll learn at least a dozen solid research tips along with a bit of history, the best websites to find information, and the places to include if you plan a research trip across the Columbia River to the Beaver State.

 

BETTER TOGETHER: MAKING YOUR CASE WITH DOCUMENTS AND DNA

Tues, Apr 17, 2018: 5-6:30 pm

CCGS Education Center

The genealogical proof standard requires reasonably exhaustive research in solving ancestral-identity problems. DNA evidence is now often part of that research. Even the best DNA evidence must be combined with some traditional research. This Legacy Family Tree webinar will show different ways that genealogical problems have been solved by integrating DNA evidence with the paper trail.

 

LINCOLN’S LAWS AND THE RECORDS OF WAR

Apr 18, 2018: 11 am – 12:30 pm

CCGS Education Center

President Abraham Lincoln’s General Order 100 – “Instructions for the Government of Armies … in the Field” – revolutionized the laws of war. Discover how this directive created new records for genealogists to research in this Legacy Family Tree webinar.

 

GET THE MOST FROM THE MYHERITAGE SEARCH ENGINE FOR HISTORICAL RECORDS

Tues, Apr 24, 2018: 11 am – 12:30 pm

CCGS Education Center

MyHeritage SuperSearch™ is a versatile tool for beginners and advanced genealogists alike. In this webinar, you will learn how to leverage this search engine and the more than 8.5 billion historical records it includes to expand your family history research.

 

GENEALOGY ENTHUSIASTS GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Tue, Apr 24, 2018:  7-9 pm

CCGS Education Center

Fur Trade at Fort Vancouver and the Village

National Park Service Pacific West Region’s historical archaeologist, Dr. Doug Wilson, will talk about the inhabitants of both the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Fort Vancouver and the adjacent Village.  Most of the villagers were involved in the Fort’s fur trapping and trading industry, but they did not leave any written records. Wilson will discuss the lives of the diverse people at both the Fort and Village based on the historical records and artifacts.

VERIFYING INFORMATION YOU FIND ONLINE

Wed, Apr 25, 2018: 11 am – 12:30 pm

When genealogists stumble into brick walls and other challenging genealogical puzzles, they look anywhere for clues that can help build their family tree. These can include online trees and other information with unknown sources. This Legacy Family Tree webinar will demonstrate how to verify the information as true or not.

 

 

“The good things you do and throw in the river of life, will be returned to you in the desert of life.” Sa’adi

Seattle Genealogical Society Optional Sunday Sessions Waiting List

 SGS 2018 SPRING SEMINAR
* Optional Sunday Sessions *
Have a Waiting List


 

Registrations have been pouring in for the SGS 2018 Spring Seminar featuring D. Joshua Taylor to be held Saturday, May 19, 2018.  Send in your registration form soon to ensure your place at the seminar.  Or register online at this link:

https://goo.gl/forms/4zQAcwg0rpAKiUu12

Please note, the SGS 2018 Spring Seminar optional classes scheduled for Sunday, May 20, 2018:
Session I “Treasures in the Archive: Using Archive Grid” and
Session II “Building Context and Making Connections: Using JSTOR for Family History”,  are full.

Any additional registrations we receive for either of these Sunday sessions will go on a wait list, in the order received, or postmarked.

If you still care to register and be placed on the wait list, you may do so, but we request that you do not include payment at this time.

* For Mail in Registration *  If you wish to register for a Sunday Session in hopes that a space becomes available, you may send in registration for the session, but please do NOT include payment for the Sunday Session. If a seat becomes available for you, payment will be requested.

* For ONLINE registration * If you wish to register for a Sunday Session in hopes that a space becomes available, please fill out the online registration and you will be placed on the waiting list. You will not be invoiced for the Sunday Session unless a space becomes available for you.

If you have questions, feel free to email membership@seattlegenealogicalsociety.org, or call the SGS Library, (206) 522-8658.

German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society May Meeting

The German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society (EGS) will meet on Friday, May 4, 2018, 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.       

Two Topics:

1) Reading German Handwriting:   Old German gothic handwriting (known as Sütterline or Suetterlin) and print are very different from the Roman script used in English- speaking countries.  Claire Gibben will share resources to help us read, transcribe and learn Old German Gothic.

2) A Travelogue Through Germanic Lands:   Jon and Marilyn Schunke will continue sharing pictures of their trips through Germanic lands not included in the April presentation, which focused on Jon’s German ancestral homelands. The first part will be somewhat a continuation of that presentation, including coverage of side trips from Munich – Dachau and Neuschwanstein Castle. And Nuremberg and its wonderful museum which displays rooms furnished to depict the German family home as it would be in the 1800s.

    This will be a true travelogue through Germanic lands. They will choose from among the following places. Outside of Germany – Krakow, and Prague. Their favorite old German towns – Rothenburg ab der Tauber and Bacharach – with a trip down the Rhine River, including a visit to a small museum of Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher who defeated Napolean at Waterloo … and has a very distant connection to Marilyn’s Crawford ancestry. And newer, rebuilt towns – Leipzig, Berlin, and Passau, with a small trip down the Danube.

     And hopefully, they will take that look at Marilyn’s most recent ancestor (which was advertised for April), her father, who landed on Omaha Beach 13 days after D-Day. They’ll journey through Normandy and along the Brittany coast. While retracing her dad’s footsteps, they discovered firsthand how the French have not forgotten the American servicemen.

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GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s Thursday Evening E-News

THE GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s

Thursday Evening

E-News, Edition

5 April 2018

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!

For a complete GFO CALENDAR click here.

Also, if you missed your free copy of our monthly Insider for April 2018, 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 www.gfo.org.

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

GFO’s Spring Seminar is Around the Corner! Register Now

How can you prove your ancestors fought in the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War or World War I?

Come hear one of the most engaging national experts in military records at the GFO’s Spring Seminar April 14 & 15.

We’re bringing Michael Strauss in for two great days of lessons.

Location: Oregon Military Museum @ Camp Withycombe, Details Here!

Sign Me Up

Volunteer Raffle Tablers Needed

 

GFO needs just a couple more superhero volunteers at the Spring Seminar.

Contact GFO’s Vice President, Sharyle Kingston, at vicepresident@gfo.org asap if you’re even the least bit interested!
Duties include staffing our raffle table during the Saturday Seminar on April 14th.

Location: Oregon Military Museum @ Camp Withycombe, 15300 SE Minuteman Way, Clackamas, Oregon
Time: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Note: Photo ID required by venue.

As always, thank you for all you do for GFO.

Calling all Editor-Wanna-Be’s!

 

Our fearless co-editor, Marti Dell, needs your help to keep our quarterly publication alive and well!

We have an opening for another co-editor for The Bulletin. This exciting position includes:

Soliciting interesting articles.
Managing the editing process between our copy editors and proofreaders and authors.
Coordinating the layout process.
Ensuring electronic and mail delivery of the finished product four times a year.

Interested? Please contact Marti at bulletin@gfo.org.

Are you up for the challenge??

Challenge Topic: Where’s your favorite place to do genealogical or local history research in Oregon?

A huge thank you to all who responded to our recent call for great locations for genealogical research in Oregon!

We’re busy compiling the list from all of your suggestions, but we need more help.

Our deadline is April 10th. Are you up for the challenge??

Can you help? If so, please email Laurel at president@gfo.org to give her your ideas. Please email Laurel before beginning your work on this project, as she’ll be able to let you know whether a location is already on our list.

WHAT? Research some details on your favorite research facility or location. We have a list of places, and now we’d like to collect addresses, phone numbers, and web addresses.

HOW? All the work can be done online or via telephone.

THERE’S MORE? Finally, we need to contact some of the locations (if we can’t find the information online) to find out what genealogy gems they have available—what sets them apart from other libraries or research facilities.

As always, thank you for helping to make and keep GFO a great place for genealogy!

Clatsop County Historical Society’s Archives

 

Did you know about the Clatsop County Historical Society’s online resources??

There website has lists that might be of interest to anyone researching in Clatsop County.

One list in particular is of the members of the Oregon Pioneer Society that started in 1870 and includes not only Clatsop County people but many people from other places in Oregon.

Check out their super amazing website HERE!

At the GFO This Week…

SATURDAY, April 7th

Virginia Group 10am – noon

Explore The Draper Manuscripts

Lyman Draper devoted much of his life to collecting and preserving records and information of the “Trans-Alleghen​y West,” including Virginia, Kentucky, the Carolinas, the Ohio River Valley, and parts of Georgia and Alabama, and the Mississippi River valley. The collection covers the time period 1755-1815, with emphasis on the Revolutionar​y War. We will learn about the collection and how to use it at our April meeting, with examples of the documents and stories it contains. Visit this SIG’s website HERE for more information on all things Virginia ancestry research. Leaders of this group include Judi Scott (judiscot@gmail.​com) and Carol Surrency (lcsurr@gmail.co​m).

German Group 1 – 3pm

Our April 7th meeting is a workshop. Bring questions, problems, brick walls, DNA info, research books to share, family tree. We will also have a session by Barbara Forster about “How to make a family web page”.

The German Interest Group was formed in the spring of 2011. It is intended to be a source of information and inspiration for anyone with German speaking ancestors. One goal is to provide information on a variety of topics related to Germanic history and migration. We also will provide time for members to share their research journeys and connect with others who may be researching the same region or time period.

SUNDAY, April 8th

Library Work Party 9:30am – noon

There’s another work party at the GFO library today for those of you who can come. There’s lots to do and we’d love to have your help. Doors open at 9 and work usually wraps up around noon. Some people come for just an hour or so; others work the full time. You are welcome to do either. Any time you can share is valuable. Hope to see you there.

International German Genealogy Conference Call for Presentations

The inaugural International German Genealogy Conference was a great success in 2017 and we are anticipating another fantastic conference in Sacramento in 2019.  The Call for Presentations is now live and accepting proposals through June 2, 2018. 
https://iggpartner.org/upload/menu/IGGP_2019_C4P_3-27_(1).pdf

Please pass his information on to any of your members or colleagues that might be interested in submitting proposals.  Thank you.
Amy Chidester
Presenter Team chair