South King County Genealogical Society A Day with Judy Russell

LAWS, LEGACIES & LOSERS

A Day with Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist
VIRTUAL EVENT
Saturday, June 5, 2021
9:00am – 4:00pm PDT
$35 SKCGS Members / $45 Non-Members
Price goes up $5 after April 30, 2021

Secure credit card payment & online registration:
https://south-king-county-genealogical-society.square.site

OR Download registration form, print and mail with check:
http://skcgs.org/seminar.html

South King County Genealogical Society is pleased to present guest speaker Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL

Seminar topics:
9:00AM “FINDING THE LAW”
10:45AM “WHERE THERE IS – OR ISN’T – A WILL”
1:00PM “ROGUES, RASCALS AND RAPSCALLIONS: THE FAMILY BLACK SHEEP”
2:30PM “DNA AND THE GOLDEN RULE: THE LAW AND ETHICS OF GENETIC GENEALOGY”Full page flyer:
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Meeting link and syllabus will be emailed the week of the seminar

COME JOIN US FOR A FUN DAY WITH JUDY. WE’LL ALSO HAVE DOOR PRIZES!! 

Tina Lawson

Publicity Team

So. King County Genealogical Society

skcgs.org

Conference Week Tips for NGS Member Orgs

Delegate Workshop Registration Register for SLAM! Register for NGS Live! Register for Focus on Societies Download the Prospectus Now Did you know NGS has a Facebook group for genealogy organization leaders?
Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/ngsmemberforum to join. Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society inspires, connects, and leads the family history community by fostering collaboration and best practices in advocacy, education, preservation, and research. We enable people, cultures, and organizations to discover the past and create a lasting legacy. The Falls Church, Virginia, based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian.

Genealogical Forum of Oregon Zoomboree

APRIL 16-18 Genealogy Zoomboree – Making the Invisible Visible

The Genealogical Forum of Oregon celebrates its 75th Anniversary with a multicultural Genealogy Zoomboree, April 16-18.

Four nationally known experts bring us 8 lessons to help you tap online resources from home as you trace your family roots. 

Registration for one, two, three or all four speakers is online at https://gfo.org/zoomboree.

Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL, Board for Certification of Genealogists – 

  • Courthouse Research & Indexes – Find critical genealogical information from your local courthouse.
  • Land Records: Rich Sources for Your Research – Even non-landowners can end up in land and deed records. 

Linda Harms Okazaki, Nikkei Genealogical Society

  • Introduction to Japanese American Research – Japanese American research provides lessons in genealogical research that benefits all genealogists. Custom information for Oregon included.
  • WWII Internment Camps: Japanese, Germans & Italians – Japanese Americans and their families, as well as Americans of other heritage, were considered “enemy aliens,” and imprisoned by the U.S. Government. Learn about internment sites and the records created. 

Sherri Camp, MLS, Past President Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society 

  • African American Research Strategies – Learn key strategies to locate resources and records for information about African American ancestors and family members.
  • A Treasure Trove of Free Websites – Learn how to access free genealogical information while we stay safe at home doing research at our computers.

Michael Lacopo, DVM, Professional Genealogist – 

  • Medical Genealogy: A primer of diseases that killed our ancestors and the epidemics they lived through – Many researchers barely understand the cause of death listed. Know what afflicted your ancestors’ communities, the common diseases, and you’ll learn how they lived.

“I am poor, obscure, plain, and little.”  Researching Invisible Ancestors – If your ancestors had little money, did not buy and sell land, did not leave wills, and did not purchase gravestones, how do you find them? This lecture will show you how!

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society April Seminar

24 April 2021
Genealogical Journeys

Our Speakers will be Jill Morelli and Linda Harms Okazaki.

Jill’s topics: “Push and Pull: Decision-Making of the 19th Century Emigrant” and “Accessing and Using Scandinavian Records.”

Linda’s Topics: “Finding Your Japanese Roots” and “20th Century Immigrants to the West Coast and Hawaii.”

For more information please visit our website at http://tpcgs.org/seminar.html

International German Genealogy Partnership Early Bird Discount

International German Genealogy Partnership
Hello German genealogists,

It’s March 24, and that means there is officially only one week left to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount for German Genealogy conference. Are you registered yet? The Early-Bird pricing expires Wednesday, March 31st. 
Register Now
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With eight Live! lectures and over 50 OnDemand lectures you won’t want to miss, this conference will advance your German genealogy in ways you never knew possible. Special Connections rooms are another conference highlight, allowing you to chat with genealogists from around the world with similar research interests. Will you be there?
We have been busy on our conference blog! Check out the latest posts and videos here:  Meet All 8 Marquee Speakers in One Video Meet Speaker Kim Ashford It’s Getting Easier to Be Genetically German – The Latest Updates! by Diahan Southard  The Pursuit of Happiness and the Migration Experience von Wolfgang Grams Meet Speaker Camille Andrus
Check Out the Conference Program
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Can’t wait to see you this summer!

Register for Focus on Societies at NGS

Register for Focus on Societies

Are you on the board of your local genealogical society? Or do you know someone who serves on the board of a genealogical society? If so, be sure to share the news that NGS is hosting an extraordinary day of learning and networking on Friday, 21 May 2021. Focus on Societies is a virtual event exclusively for society leaders and key volunteers. Registration is only $35 per person. For $100, five of your organization’s leaders can attend; that’s just $20 each.
Jill Morelli will kick off the all-day event with ideas and new opportunities based on the challenges and lessons learned during the pandemic. Then society leaders can choose from four lectures during three separate breakout sessions on communications, events, and going virtual:
Communications to Members Finding Good Material for Society Newsletters Focused Learning and Collaboration: Special Interest Groups in Your Genealogical Society Website and Social Media Communications and Content Strategies for Societies Using Your Genealogical Society’s Email List to Nurture and Grow Your Society Managing Events Society Management—Volunteer Motivations: Getting and Keeping Your Volunteers A Walk Among the Tombstones: Preparing for and Presenting a Cemetery Tour Event Management Intro for Local Genealogy Societies Grow Your Society with Quality Events Going Virtual! Online Meetings: Helping Your Society Move into a Virtual World Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Use the TxSGS Preservation Capture System for Your Society’s Digitization Going Virtual with the Next Generation: Involving Younger People in Virtual Meetings Digital Marketing for the Modern Society Society leaders won’t want to miss Society Shout Out, when we’ll share the best ideas from genealogy societies across the country. Be sure to fill out an online form to hear your society mentioned during the event.
Cheri Hudson Passey will conclude the program with an update on how NGS is supporting societies after its merger with FGS including plans for new benefits and initiatives.

Join us in May for Focus on Societies!
Register for Focus on Societies
To learn more about the NGS 2021 Virtual Family History Conference’s weeklong events, 17-21 May, visit the conference website and
download a copy of the program brochure.

2021 Heartland Family History Conference

Greetings to all of our friends and colleagues!  We want to let everyone know about our 2021 Heartland Family History Conference, which will begin May 7-8.  

We will be hosting a virtual event again this year, with two days of “live” programming on May 7-8, followed by 90 days of on-demand access to recorded content, our virtual exhibit hall, and participant networking opportunities.  Our featured speaker this year is Billie Stone Fogarty, who will be presenting four sessions.  In addition, we will be offering more than 30 breakout sessions, presented by regional, national and international speakers.  We also have some fun new networking and social activities planned.  More details and registration information can be found on our conference website, https://heartlandfhc.org.   

A conference brochure and registration form can be downloaded here. 

We would like to ask your help in spreading the word and promoting our event – please feel free to share this information widely.  We think that it is shaping up to be a great conference, one that your members and constituents won’t want to miss! 

We Thank You for your assistance,

                  The Heartland Family History Conference planning team



Topeka Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 4048
Topeka, Kansas 66604-0048
US

Online Irish Seminar


My name is Kevin Keenan, and I’m with the Ulster Historical Foundation. It is a non-profit organization with a long established and reputable research and publishing history. It is based near Belfast, N. Ireland and uses its knowledge to help those looking for their Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors.

On Tuesday the 30th of March, two of our staff – Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt, in association with the Heinz History Center and the Westmoreland Historical Society – will present a live virtual workshop on Irish and Scots-Irish genealogy. This in-depth virtual workshop will examine a multitude of historic records and electronic resources that will advance your Irish genealogy research, and will benefit beginners and seasoned genealogists alike.

We were wondering if it would be possible for you to include the workshop in your news or events section? The full details are reproduced below, under my signature. I can also supply pictures, details of the presentations, and a schedule if needed.

Many thanks,

Kevin Keenan

Guild Secretary, Ulster Historical Foundation

Bradley Thallon House, Unit 44D

Kiltonga Estate, Belfast Road

Newtownards, Co. Down

BT23 4TJ

Northern Ireland

Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC100280

Donations to the Ulster Historical Foundation are welcome and can be made in various ways

– See Website http://www.ancestryireland.com/make-a-donation/

– Using paypal – Send Money Option to kathryn.mckelvey@uhf.org.uk

– By cheque – payable to Ulster Historical Foundation

Virtual Irish Genealogy Workshop

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 • 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

$20 per person, $15 for Heinz History Center, Westmoreland Historical Society, and Ulster Historical Foundation Guild members.

Irish genealogy experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast are back (virtually!) for the seventh annual Irish Genealogy Workshop.

Featuring live Question and Answer sessions and interactive virtual networking opportunities, this workshop will foster connections between attendees and expert speakers. Benefiting beginners and seasoned genealogists alike, this in-depth virtual workshop will examine a multitude of historic records and electronic resources that will advance your Irish genealogy research.

Live virtual presentations include:

  • Irish Genealogical Essentials- the Best Websites for Getting Started with Your Family Research
  • Sources for Finding Seventeenth Century Families in Ireland (not just Ulster)
  • Census Substitutes for the Eighteenth Century and Early Nineteenth Century

Special access to recordings of the lectures will be made available to attendees following the live workshop.

Attendees will also be invited to a second live Q&A session with Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt on Tuesday, April 13.

This workshop is offered in partnership with the Westmoreland Historical Society, which preserves and interprets the history of Westmoreland County.

REGISTRATION

This program will be presented virtually via Zoom.

Registration is $15 for Heinz History Center, Westmoreland Historical Society, and Ulster Historical Foundation Guild members and $20 for non-members.

Please register online here: https://heinzhistorycenter.salsalabs.org/irish-genealogy-workshop-2021/index.html

To request special accommodations or for more information, contact Sierra Green at 412-454-6361 or sgreen@heinzhistorycenter.org.

Live captioning will be provided at this virtual program.

ABOUT THE ULSTER HISTORICAL FOUNDATION

The Ulster Historical Foundation is one of Ireland’s foremost genealogy research organizations and publishing houses. Since 2004, the Foundation has devised a series of ground breaking online historical and genealogical resources, which have helped to transform the availability of Irish records for family historians at home and abroad.

Gillian Hunt is Research Officer with the Ulster Historical Foundation and manages the Foundation’s many genealogical activities. She teaches genealogy classes in various educational institutions in Northern Ireland and has spoken in Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and North America.

Fintan Mullan has been Executive Director of Ulster Historical Foundation since 2001. He has extensive experience in Irish family history research and publishing, hosting genealogy conferences and events, and is a regular international speaker on Irish genealogy.

NGS 2021 Live!

Shelley Viola Murphy to Present at
NGS 2021 Live! Register Now Dear , We’re excited to announce Shelley Viola Murphy’s NGS 2021 Live! session: Virginia Burned Counties─So What? In this session, Shelley will discuss Virginia’s “burned counties,” meaning there are lost records you will have some challenges finding along your research path. Learn tips and strategies to combat these roadblocks and change your thinking about burned counties by seeking alternative records to help provide information. Shelley Viola Murphy, DM, aka “familytreegirl”, is a native of Michigan residing in Virginia researching her African-American & European lines. Murphy presents at local and national conferences presenting problem-solving methodology lectures using her “So What” principles. Shelley’s blog is familytreegirl.com, and her tagline is “Know your roots, they are long and strong.” Register Now To learn more about the NGS 2021 Virtual Family History Conference’s week long events, 17-21 May, visit the conference website and
download a copy of the program brochure.

A discounted Early Bird registration fee is available through 15 March 2021. Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society inspires, connects, and leads the family history community by fostering collaboration and best practices in advocacy, education, preservation, and research. We enable people, cultures, and organizations to discover the past and create a lasting legacy. The Falls Church, Virginia, based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian.

NGS Early-Bird Discount Ends Soon

Early-Bird Discount Ends
15 March for
NGS 2021
Virtual Family History Conference
Register Now
Dear ,

Only a few days are left for three representatives from Eastern Washington Genealogical Society to receive a discount on registration for the NGS Virtual Family History Conference, 17−21 May 2021. After 15 March, the price of registration for NGS 2021 Live! and On-Demand! will increase $50 across the various packages. To qualify for the early-bird discount, you must register online by 15 March.
 
Join us on Wednesday and Thursday, 19‒20 May, for NGS’s premier two-day virtual conference event― NGS 2021 Live!. Speakers include two award-winning authors, Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance, and Ric Murphy, author of Arrival of the First Africans in Virginia. Other nationally recognized speakers will join them, including Barbara Vines Little, the keynote speaker for the opening session, Eric Grundset, Thomas W. Jones, Janice Lovelace, Elizabeth Shown Mills, Judy Russell, Craig Scott, and more. The two-day event also features the announcement of winners for NGS awards; the newest genealogical products and services from exhibitors in our virtual expo hall; and drawings for exciting genealogy-related prizes.
 
In addition to NGS 2021 Live!, we offer a choice of either a twenty or forty lecture package on-demand. Those who purchase a package may choose from more than eighty-five on-demand sessions available for viewing starting in June. Program content includes twenty-one bonus lectures provided by conference sponsors and sponsoring organizations.
 
NGS will host additional events throughout the week for NGS member societies and organizations.
 
Monday, 17 May: The Delegate Council Kickoff Workshop focuses on helping delegates understand their role within NGS. Be sure to send us the name and contact email of your delegate today! Email the name of your delegate to Susan Yockey on our staff by clicking here.
 
Tuesday, 18 May: NGS presents the debut of the SLAM! Idea Showcase, included in all NGS 2021 Live! packages, which highlights creative and innovative projects or programs by societies, libraries, archives, and museums (SLAMs). The deadline to submit a Video Poster Session is also 15 March.
 
Friday, 21 May: The week ends with Focus on Societies on Friday, an all-day event devoted to presentations offering expert advice for society leaders on managing and growing their genealogical or historical society. There is a group rate of $100 for up to five society leaders.
 
Finally, take advantage of the discounted Early-Bird registration fee, plus member discounts, when you sign up for the Virtual Family History Conference by 15 March 2021. You can also have your representatives contact our Conference Registrar at registration@ngsgenealogy.org to have up to three officers or directors register at the member rate.
 
Register Now
To learn more about the NGS 2021 Virtual Family History Conference’s weeklong events, 17-21 May, visit the conference website and
download a copy of the program brochure.

A discounted Early Bird registration fee is available through 15 March 2021.