Tri-City Genealogical Society December Meeting

Dear TCGS Members and Guests:
Our December 12th meeting will be at the Benton County PUD Auditorium in Kennewick on the corner of Hwy #395 and 10th Street
The program for this year will be the Show & Tell event and we will not have a Beginning Genealogy Class that evening. The program  activity starts at 7:00 p.m., but for those of you who are setting up displays, you can come as early as 6:15 p.m.
Show Off Your Heritage
 
Members and guests are asked to bring items about your family heritage/history as well as what interests you have.
1. Photographs
2. Documents
3. Family heirlooms, antiques
4. Hobbies, collections or recreation interests
Your legacy will one day be handed down to your children/grandchildren/great-grandchildren and they will want to know what hobbies and collections you had as a child/teenager or as an adult.
You can display your family photographs and documents on a poster or a tri-fold or on the table.
This will be a fun event for everyone to have a glimpse of your family history as well as the antiques/heirlooms, hobbies and collections that you either inherited or have or previously engaged in.
Refreshments:
Please bring homemade or store bought cookies, candies, fudge, muffins, quick breads (banana, zucchini, apple, pumpkin), cake, etc.  Beverages, plates, napkins and utensils will be provided.
Thank you for your continued interest in TCGS

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society Genealogy Holiday Fest

HOLIDAY GENEALOGY FEST!
The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) hosts their Annual Genealogy Holiday Fest “Show and Tell” on Friday, December 21, 2018, at 10am to noon at the Bainbridge Island Pubic Library.  Bring your Family Treasures, Stories, or Research to share. Light Refreshments will be served. Free to members, a $5.00 donation is suggested for nonmembers. For more information go to https://bigenealogy.org/. BIGS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Parking available in the Madison Ave lot and the High School Road lot.
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Thank you,
Sue Elfving
PR
Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society

Seattle Genealogical Society News

WINTER HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
POTLUCK ON DECEMBER 8th

Join us Saturday, December 8, from 1:30 – 3:00 PM at the SGS Library for our Winter Holiday Celebration Potluck. Bring a dish to share – maybe something that reflects your cultural heritage. Share stories, recipes, and holiday memories. See you there!
-REGISTRATION NOW OPEN-

SGS JAPANESE GENEALOGY SEMINAR

with Linda Harms Okazaki

February 2-3, 2019 

Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA

 

Join the Seattle Genealogical Society and our partners for a weekend of learning how to research Japanese American ancestry.

Saturday’s all-day program “Exploring Our Nikkei Genealogy” is geared toward entry level family historians who have friends or family with Japanese ancestry. A box lunch ($15.00) may be ordered in advance. Those who attend this session are invited to return Sunday afternoon, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, for “Ask a Genealogist”.

Sunday morning’s program “Japanese American Research for Genealogists”, is designed for intermediate and advanced researchers. Those who attend this session will volunteer their research skills on Sunday afternoon, helping Saturday’s registrants to get started on their family history journey by talking to an experienced researcher.

Registration is free, but limited to 40 for each day’s program. Seats will be filled in the order registrations are submitted. Registration begins December 1st. Click this link to register online:

Register for SGS Japanese Genealogy Seminar

The brochure is here:  Seminar Brochure

This seminar is funded through the generosity of the Heritage Grant program by 4Culture, the cultural services agency of King County.

 

* POSTPONED *
DIGGING DEEPER: CIVIL WAR WIDOW’S PENSION

 

We regret to inform you that the program, “Digging Deeper: Civil War Widow’s Pension”. originally scheduled for Sunday, December 9, has been postponed until further notice. We will post a new date when it is confirmed, probably in the spring of 2019. We hope you will join us then for an opportunity to explore this topic in greater depth.
*** NOTICE ***
SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR THE SCANDINAVIAN SIG 

 

Beginning in 2019,  the Scandinavian SIG will meet quarterly instead of monthly. The first meeting of the year will be Sunday,  January 13 from 1:00-3:00 pm and the meeting following that will be Sunday, April 14. Researching Scandinavian ancestors? This is the group for you. Led by Karen Knudson.

 

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 holiday closure in December will be from December 21, 2018 through January 1, 2019.

DECEMBER

Saturday, December 1, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Canadian SIG, come join David Robert, group leader, for help researching your Canadian ancestors.

Saturday, December 1, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Family Tree Interest Group, Lou Daly is leader of this special interest group exploring all the features of the tool Family Tree on FamilySearch.org
Saturday, December 1, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Puget Sound – Association of Professional Genealogists, meeting and Holiday Party. Everyone welcome. Bring a treat to share with the group.

Saturday, December 8, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, SGS Winter Holiday Social Gathering, potluck

Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable December Meeting

Upcoming PSCWRT Meeting

December 13, 2018
Stuart Streichler will discuss the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson. He is the author of Justice Curtis in the Civil War Era: At the Crossroads of American Constitutionalism (Curtis was defense counsel for Johnson at the impeachment trial). Professor Streichler’s articles have appeared in many law reviews, newspapers, and other periodicals, and he has been interviewed by the BBC, CBC The National, Fox News, NHK, and local television news programs. He teaches at the University of Washington, Bothell, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

Social hour begins at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 6:45 pm, and program at 8:00 pm.  Click the button below to make a reservation. Students may attend free with no dinner.  Make a reservation and choose a dinner if you wish.
See website for more information and to make a reservation

PSCWRT

Eastern Washington Genealogical Society Christmas Party

 

Annual Christmas Party - Your Pioneer Ancestor

Saturday, December 1
Annual Christmas Party – Your Pioneer Ancestor  (EWGS Meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Downtown Spokane
This year’s theme is “Your Pioneer or Early American Ancestor.”
Tell us about a family, or family member, that came from somewhere other than the United States of America. America is the “Great Melting Pot” so we should see some wonderful diversity in the presentations. Each presentation will be limited to a maximum of 5 Minutes.
The following questions come to mind: Why did your ancestors come here? When? How?
Maybe your story will enable the group to learn a new research trick or prompt some ideas for you to solve a brick wall. Visual aids are always welcome. Show and tell!!
Our annual cookie parade will continue. Please bring a couple dozen of your favorite homemade holiday cookies to share. Don’t forget your recipe! We still have hopes of a cookbook some day.
There will be door prizes so be prepared for a fun and festive holiday get together.
Organizer – Mary Holcomb.
If you have questions or suggestions please contact Mary at:  mkholcomb@live.com

Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State DNA Successes

Dear Genealogy Friends,

 

You are invited to attend our upcoming free genealogy event, on
Monday evening, December 10, 2018.

 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State is pleased to present our December meeting program

 

“DNA Successes–Despite Endogamy!”

presented by Lara Diamond, Genealogist/Blogger/Speaker

 

DATE: Monday, December 10, 2018

LDS Factoria Church Building
4200 124th Ave SE

Bellevue, WA 98006

(just off I-90 and I-405)

  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m., for all to enjoy the extensive JGSWS Library’s genealogical resources and, available again, the LDS Family History Center computers and database programs!
  • Free Wi-Fi available and come early to network with other attendees
  • Presentation starts promptly at 7:15 p.m.
  • Free admission and refreshments

 

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM: “”DNA Successes–Despite Endogamy!””

Genetic genealogy is much more complicated when dealing with endogamous populations than the general population, and many people get frustrated when trying to identify actual relatives from the mass of genetic cousins, who are actually related in many ways quite far back. Learn how you can have success when dealing with endogamy by examining stories from the speaker’s own family’s DNA, which include reuniting with branches thought killed in the Holocaust.

 

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Lara Diamond is President of Jewish Genealogical Society of Maryland and has been researching her family for 25 years. She has traced all branches of her family back to Europe and most multiple generations back in Europe using Russian Empire-era and Austria-Hungarian Empire records. Most of her research is in modern-day Ukraine, with a smattering of Belarus and Poland. She leads JewishGen’s Subcarpathia SIG, is on the Ukraine Sig board and also runs several town-focused projects to collect documentation to assist all those researching ancestors from common towns. She blogs about her mostly Eastern European research at http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com.

 

 

Please    by clicking on
https://www.facebook.com/Jewish-Genealogical-Society-of-Washington-State-548090815567964/

 

 

Please visit our website at http://www.jgsws.org to join or to donate to JGSWS to help support the incredible speakers and workshops we bring to you, to view library listings, download handouts, or for more information.  JGSWS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Membership dues and donations are tax deductible.

 

Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you, your friends and family members!

Karen vanHaagen Campbell
Secretary & Publicity, Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State
www.jgsws.org

 

 

Olympia Genealogical Society’s December Meeting

In keeping with our annual tradition, Olympia Genealogical Society’s December  program will consist of 10 minute presentations by several OGS members. This year’s topic is Genealogy’s Oddballs and Quirky Ancestors. It is always fun to hear these personal stories, and we’re sure to have some laughs!

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Joyce T. Ogden
jtogden@comcast.net

Seattle Genealogical Society News

*** NOTICE ***
SGS LIBRARY HOURS ARE CHANGINGBeginning on December 2, 2018,  the Sunday hours of operation for the Seattle Genealogical Society library are changing to 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm. Tuesday through Saturday hours will remain the same, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.Additionally, the SGS Board has changed the hours for their monthly board meeting. Generally the Board will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.PUGET SOUND
ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGISTS
MEETING ON DECEMBER 1st
PS-APG will meet on Saturday, December 1, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the SGS Library. All are welcome to attend. Jill Morelli will be presenting a shortened rendition of “The Genealogical Proof Standard According to Sherlock Holmes” in the morning. This is also the Puget Sound – Association of Professional Genealogists’ holiday party. Come join in. Everyone is asked to bring a food item to share with the group.
DIGGING DEEPER: CIVIL WAR WIDOW’S PENSION

Do you have a pension file of your Civil War soldier? Ever wonder why the contents were collected and why your soldier didn’t collect sooner? We will cover the law and its impact on applications, typical contents, what the widow had to do to get the soldier’s pension, how to get the most out of the records by analyzing and correlating the information and how to obtain the pension records, if you haven’t yet. Briefly discussed will be other Civil War documents that may be available on your ancestor. This is a beta test and will be presented by Jill Morelli at the SGS Library on Sunday, December 9, 2018,  from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm.

SAVE THE DATE
DNA eWorkshop: After the Test
Family History Fanatics
Humble, TX 

Nov 29 – Dec 6 – Dec 13

Family History Fanatics is conducting an online workshop the evenings of Nov 29, Dec 6, and Dec 13. Participants will learn about what they can do with their DNA results after the test and how to start using this powerful genealogical tool.  Six hours of interactive instruction for the early bird price is $24.99 through November 18th and $29.99 thereafter. More details and registration can be found at :  https://www.familyhistoryfanatics.com/dnaworkshop . Feel free to let any of your friends or family know about this workshop. Phone  (346) 704-1433

Japanese Genealogy Seminar,
sponsored by Seattle Genealogical Society,
February 2-3, 2019 

Registration will open December 1, 2018.  Registration is free, but the Seminar and the Train the Trainer sessions are limited to 40 individuals. The registration for the One-on-One sessions will open January 1, 2019. Lunch will be provided for a fee on the first day only.

For more information contact Jill Morelli, President of SGS, at  president@seagensoc.org

This program is generously funded under the Heritage Grant program by 4Culture, a King County arts support agency.

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 library will be closed from November 21-26, 2018 for Thanksgiving. The holiday closure in December will be from December 21, 2018 through January 1, 2019.

NOVEMBER

Saturday, November 17, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Irish SIG, with Jean Roth
Saturday, November 17, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, German SIG, with Jean Roth
DECEMBER

Saturday, December 1, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Canadian SIG, come join David Robert, group leader, for help researching your Canadian ancestors.

Saturday, December 1, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Family Tree Interest Group, Lou Daly is leader of this special interest group exploring all the features of the tool Family Tree on FamilySearch.org
Saturday, December 1, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Puget Sound – Association of Professional Genealogists, meeting and Holiday Party. Everyone welcome. A presentation, “The Genealogical Proof Standard According to Sherlock Holmes”, by Jill Morelli in the AM. Bring a treat to share with the group.

Saturday, December 8, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, SGS Holiday Social Gathering
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Sunday, December 9, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Digging Deeper  Workshop: Civil War Widow’s Pension,  with Jill Morelli

 

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society December Meeting

As the holidays approach, the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society is happy to welcome to our December meeting

CHARLES GOURDE, representing the

CHILDREN’S JUSTICE & ADVOCACY CENTER OF COWLITZ COUNTY

whose mission is to provide abused children with a coordinated community approach to investigation, prosecution, treatment, and advocacy that promotes their safety, healing and well-being.

Anyone wishing to bring donations to the meeting should use the following guidelines:

Small value gasoline gift cards, children’s snacks, art supplies, copy paper, stuffed animals and bottled water.

LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~walcolgs/

SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

2025 TIBBETTS DRIVE, LONGVIEW

DINING ROOM 7:00 PM

DECEMBER 13, 2018

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.