FGS Webinar Breaking out of the Box

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is is pleased to announce the February 2018 webinar, “Breaking Out of the Box: Creative Thinking for Your Society,” presented by Amy Johnson Crow, CG, MLS. Doing the same thing over and over isn’t just boring. It could strangle your society. Look at some ways to get the creative juices flowing and find new solutions.

This webinar will be held on February 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Central Time, and will be recorded for viewing on the FGS website shortly after its conclusion. Please register in advance.

More Information Here

International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP)

The International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) will be hosting our second conference in Sacramento California June 15-17, 2019.  IGGP is a growing partnership comprised of more than 100 international genealogical societies and organizations interested in collaborating to help further all members’ family history research with respect to their ethnic German roots.

 

The inaugural 2017 International German Genealogy Conference (IGGC) was highly successful, with 700 in attendance from 5 countries and 34 of the US states.  IGGC is emerging as one of the pre-eminent international German genealogy conferences.  Attached is the notice of the upcoming Call for Presentations.  Please pass this information on to any who might be interested in making a proposal to participate.  IGGP 2019 Call for Presentations Save the Date

Regards,

Amy Chidester

Presenter Team Chair

Tri-City Genealogical Society February Meeting

Dear Members and Guests:

As you know, February 14th is Valentine’s Day and if you already have plans to be somewhere else for that evening, it is understandable, but if not, I hope you can attend our TCGS Beginning Genealogy Class and our Program Meeting that evening.

Please know that we will have another Genealogy Book Sale which means you will need to bring your $1 bills or checks as we will not have any change. By the way, if you want to donate any genealogy books/magazines, your donation would be very appreciated. We would first give preference to our TCGS Library for such books and then if there is duplication, we would place the books in our Genealogy Book Sale.

Beginning Genealogy Class: 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. (please note that once the class starts, the book sale is restricted until the class is over and then after the program. We certainly do not want to distract from our speakers and persons who are listening to such presentations. Thank you.

Program: 7:00 p.m. – Native American History and Researching Native American Records – see the attached “flyer”

As usual, we want to ask you to invite a friend to our meetings.

Art Kelly

TCGS Feb 2018 Flyer

GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s Thursday Evening E-News

THE GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s

Thursday Evening

E-News, Edition

8 February 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 February 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.

GFO’s 2018 Elections Call for Candidates!

The following positions are available for new candidates this coming fiscal year:

GFO President
Director-at-Large
Secretary

Interested in taking on one of these roles?

Just send an email to president@gfo.org today! We need candidates candidates candidates. And there is on-the-job training available for all of these positions.

These people help keep the GFO going in so many ways. Just curious?? Send a note to Laurel Smith at president@gfo.org for more information!

Insider Editors Needed

We also need two or three people to help take over editing and publication of the Insider this summer.

This is our monthly newsletter and our fearless editor is stepping down this summer. Interested in helping out? Email Jackie Olson at insider@gfo.org.

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German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society March Meeting

German Interest Group

 

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

Topic: Ken Passe’s Updated Windmill Story –  While the story was the result of his research and travel up to that time, the larger family story has been updated and enhanced through use of new tools, technologies, information availability and some good luck. Ken will describe the various processes that he has used to expand his family tree, with the hope that GIG members might find some of the steps helpful for their own research. 

Speaker: Ken Passé has been doing genealogy research for more than 20 years and has been fortunate to have visited his ancestral village in Germany several times. A self-professed maritime guy/waterfront rat, he has extended his research to touch upon shipboard travel from Europe to America.

  

For more information, kindly visit our website .  

Genealogical Forum of Oregon Upcoming Events

Thank you so much for sharing GFO’s events with your patrons!

Below are links to flyers for our upcoming events at GFO.

If your organization has events or news items you’d like GFO to share, please email news@gfo.org.

If you’d like paper copies of any of these flyers, please email publisher@gfo.org. We’ll happily send your organization a color copy and multiple black & white copies.

Saturday, March 3rd thru Sunday, March 11th, at GFO’s Library

GFO’s Annual Open House

Multiple Presenters! Free & Open to the Public!

See the full list of events at our Calendar.

Open House – Flyer

Saturday, March 17th, 2 – 3pm, at GFO’s Library

GFO GenTalk – Finding James

“A World War II Repatriation Project”

Presenter: Kate Eakman, MA

Finding James GenTalk – Flyer

Saturday, April 14th, 10am – 4:30pm, at Oregon Military Museum

GFO’s Spring 2018 Seminar

“Your American Soldier: Then And Now”

Presenter: Michael Strauss, AG

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Sunday, April 15th, 9:30am – noon, at GFO’s Library

GFO’s Spring 2018 Half-Day Workshop

“A House Divided: The Civil War”

Presenter: Michael Strauss, AG

Spring Seminar & Workshop – Flyer

Saturday, May 19th, 2 – 3pm, at GFO’s Library

GFO GenTalk – Finding and Following the Paths of My Cuban Cousins

Presenter: Janice Sellers

My Cuban Cousins – Flyer

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) February Meeting

  The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet Friday, February 16, 2018, at the Bainbridge Island Public Library on Bainbridge Island, 1270 Madison Ave, from 10:00a.m. – 12 noon. Guest speaker, Jill Morelli, CG, will be speaking on The Push and the Pull: Decision-Making of the 19th Century Emigrant.Free 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

GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s Thursday Evening E-News

THE GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s

Thursday Evening

E-News, Edition

1 February 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 February 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!

 

Don’t Miss GFO’s Open House, March 3rd – 11th

 

Click for the Flyer and schedule HERE. Click the picture above for a video.

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