Seattle Genealogical Society News

KOFFEE KLATSCH
WEDNESDAY,OCTOBER 21,2020
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT 

Join us for a virtual, informal social gathering via Zoom. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. Sue Jensen, Director of the SGS Library, will be the facilitator. 
HALLOWEEN FUN ONLINE 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2020
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT

Interested in researching your female ancestors, but running into a dead end? Come learn through the stories of local Puget Sound women how to unearth the herstory of your female ancestors utilizing the variety of records created at the end of their lives. Lisa Oberg and Amber Brock will present, “Unearthing Herstories In Cemeteries”. 
SAVE THE DATE
Native American Genealogy & Research – Webinar (Virtual),
Oklahoma Genealogical Society,
Oklahoma City, OK 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 


Rick Fogarty, instructor of Native American tribal genealogy and a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation, will be the presenter at this online event. For additional information visit the website of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society: 
https://okgensoc.org/index.php

Fund Raising Seminar (Virtual),
the South King County Genealogical Society, 
Auburn, WA
October 24, 2020 


This 2020 virtual conference will feature Diahan Southard presenting two sessions on DNA 

  • “No Tree? No Problem”  at 10 am
  • “Connecting Your DNA Matches” at noon 

Visit the website for more info and registration. 
http://skcgs.org/

SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS* In consideration of COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, the SGS Library is closed until further notice and SGS in-person events have been replaced with online events.
** Go to the SGS Website Calendar of Events for the meeting links and for any last minute updates or changes to the schedule.  


Saturday, Oct 17, 2020,  9:00 am – 3:00 pm, 

SGS 2020 Fall Seminar (Virtual) –  with Blaine Bettinger, professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence.
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020,  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 

Virtual Cemetery Tour with Lisa Oberg & Amber Brock – “Unearthing Herstories in Cemeteries”, virtual online – the link will be on the SGS website calendar of events. 

Sunday, Nov 1, 2020,  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm,  

DNA Workshop SIG (Virtual), Is back! For now it will be online via Zoom. Watch for details. Chaired by Cary Bright and her new co-chair, Craig Gowens.

Saturday, Nov 7, 2020,  10:15 am – 12:15 pm,

FamilySearch Interest Group, Discover the many ways to use Family Tree and FamilySearch. Featuring a different aspect of the website each meeting. There will be time for Q & A.  Chaired by Lou Daly.

Saturday, Nov 7, 2020,  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 

Digging Deeper: Researching Women’s History, Beyond census records and vital records, a wealth of information can be found about the experiences of our female ancestors in archives and other special collections. This workshop is aimed at learning how archives are arranged in order to locate information when researching women’s history. Presented by Lisa Oberg. Lisa is the Associate Director and the History of Science and Medicine Curator for Special Collections in the UW Libraries.    This workshop is part of the Seattle Genealogical Society’s lecture and workshop series: Women’s Suffrage in your Family History. We thank the Washington State Historical Society for their grant in support of our project. For more information, see https://www.suffrage100wa.com/

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020,  7:00 pm – 9:00  pm,  

Mac Computer Interest Group, sponsored by SGS and Fiske, this group meets every other month from October through June on the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. via Zoom. Meetings are open to the public and address topics and resources helpful for those using MacIntosh (Apple) computers and the Reunion program in their genealogy research.

The link to logon will be sent to the MAC SIG email list. People wishing to attend should email dhettrick@earthlink.net to be added to the mailing list.

Co-Chairs: Lisa Marker and Diane Hettrick  

Saturday, Nov 14, 2020, 10:15 am-12:15 pm,

 Family Tree Maker (Virtual), We’re back. Learn and share tips and tricks for using  Software MacKiev  With Rob Sexton.

Saturday, Nov 14, 2020, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 

Second Saturday:  For the Record: Memoir, Oral History, And Writing Family Stories,  author and archivist Claire Gebben leads participants through exercises and strategies for writing about the past, especially in the creation of memoir. This session guides you to the art, and heart of telling your story.

Monday, Nov 23, 2020, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm,  

Quilting Your Family History, Cozy up with a quilt and a cup of tea, cocoa or coffee and learn about the role of quilts in family history. Kathy Emmel’s special presentation will feature 14 quilts she has made that showcase family history, stories and heritage, as well as celebrations, historical events and groups of people. 
 

German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society

The German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society (EGS)meeting

When: Friday, November 6, 2020 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm – Virtually

Topic: Heraldry in a Nutshell or Two: How a Coat of Arms came to be. What is heraldry and how does it relate to genealogy? Learn about the history of heraldry and what constitutes a Coat of Arms, its components and who can bear one.  

Presenter:  Gail Spangenberg-Parrish

A native of Pretoria, South Africa, Gail first learned of heraldry at the Bureau of Heraldry in Pretoria where she worked as an artist. Her knowledge of Coats of Arms was minimal but she soon learned and found the entire process fascinating. Gail has executed numerous Coats of Arms for various groups or private individuals both in the US and abroad. Some of her work is on display in South Africa, in both Western and Eastern Washington, California, Massachusetts, Washington DC, Germany and Thailand.

More information: https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/ 

Visitors are always welcome. To request an invitation, please use the Contact tab on our website, no later than November 1st.  

Tri-City Genealogical Society October Meeting

Bill Floberg is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: TCGS October  Zoom MeetingTime: Oct 14, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Olympia Genealogical Society Virtual November Meeting

Olympia, An Origin Story by Chris Staudinger
What was Olympia before it was our state’s capital? How did it rise to power, and how was it betrayed? These questions and more will be answered in this virtual tour of historic Olympia. Chris Staudinger, operator of  Pretty Gritty Tours in Tacoma, will tell the history of downtown Olympia’s bumpy beginnings, taking us down its streets and alleys and showing us cool things to do in downtown Olympia’s historic district. You’ll hear the tales of the indigenous hunters, railroad tycoons, brew masters, lawmakers, and artists that called Olympia home.  Olympia Genealogical Society virtual meeting, Thursday, November 12, 7:00 pm   events@OlyGenSoc.org  or 360-754-6230

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Heritage Quest Research Library News

October is
Family History Month


Now that we have your attention, did you know that October is Family History Month?  Heritage Quest Research Library is here to assist you in the search for your own personal family history.  Do you have a “Brick Wall”?  Are you frustrated that you can’t access the records you need from home?  We can help!
     HQRL is Family Search affiliate library.  While many of the Family History Centers for the LDS church are closed, we can access most of the records when you are in our facility.  Our library collection includes many of the books you previously could find only in a FHL location.
     If you are a member of HQRL you can access the Library edition of Ancestry and My Heritage from the security of your own home.  Go to www.hqrl.com, click on the members page and log in to your account.  You will find the link to both there.
     We hope you will take this opportunity to spend some time with your ancestors. Learning from the past can help us as we head into the future.



Please do not respond to this blog.  If you have questions or comments you may reach us at; research@hqrl.com or by calling us at 253-863-1806

Clark County Genealogical Society News


Clark County Genealogical Society (CCGS)
3205 NE 52nd St
Vancouver, WA 98663
360-750-5688
http://www.ccgs-wa.org/


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR FORMER CCGS PRESIDENT
Steve Cornick, one of our members, is celebrating a milestone birthday on October 8, 80 years old!. We would like to wish him a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many more years to celebrate. You can send birthday wishes to his email: scr2000@comcast.net or mail a card to our library:
CCGS Library, 3205 NE 52nd Street, Vancouver, WA 98663. Here is also a link to an ecard set up by his daughter Sophia Barre.

https://www.groupgreeting.com/sign/0555744e703a73b




CCGS FALL CLASSES All Classes Online: live from the Clark County Genealogical Society Library from 10am to Noon Tuition for each class is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.
Registration may be made using PayPal or mailed with a check.  Registration information is available from: https://www.ccgs-wa.org/activities/calendar/

Researching Your Family in Maryland: Elsie Deatherage – Tuesday October 13, 2020
Maryland is where many of our ancestors arrived before heading west. Learn how to find their records in the “Old Line State”. Join Elsie as she shares more of her many genealogical gems to locating your family.
  Secrets of Wiki in FamilySearch.org: Alice Allen – Tuesday October 20, 2020 FamilySearch.org is an easy-to-access online research database, just enter your ancestor’s name and information appears! But you may be missing great family clues searching only a family name. Alice will share how to make the most of your research time using the Wiki.
  Scottish Ancestors’ Emigration History: Marcia Grubb – Tuesday, November 3, 2020 When and why our Scottish ancestors departed their homeland often offers clues to where they next landed. Scottish history is complex and full of reasons sons left and families resettled in new lands.
  Internet Security Tips: Stephen Young – Tuesday, November 10, 2020 With Steve’s Intel career experience, he brings to this class practical and on-point internet security tips to assist your family history searches. The www is a vast helpful resource which may include some mysterious pitfalls.
  



  RESEARCH BOOK CLUB
Come join the CCGS Research Book Club as we start a new book “The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox 3rd edition” by Lisa Louise Cooke. We meet on the first Monday of each month at Noon and will analyze this book one to two chapters at a time. For now, we are conducting our meetings virtually until we are able to meet in the library. Focus groups are free and open to CCGS members and non-members. If you would like more information or are interested in joining this group please contact Paula (facilitator) at gensoc@ccgs-wa.org


 

DNA SEMINAR
Saturday, October 24, 2020
South King County
Two virtual sessions on DNA
If you are feeling that your DNA data is not fully working for you, join us Saturday, October 24 for two sessions with Diahan Southard, a pioneer in the field. She will help you analyze and connect the data the companies give you with your family tree.
http://skcgs.org/seminar.html






NATIVE AMERICAN GENEALOGY AND RESEARCH
The Oklahoma Genealogical Society is presenting a special program entitled, “Native American Genealogy & Research”.  The speaker will be a Native Oklahoman, Rick Fogarty. The program will be held via webinar on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. CST.

If interested in participating, go to www.okgensoc.org.




ROOTS TECH 2021
Roots Tech for 2021 will be a virtual convention, and FREE. More information and registration form is available here: https://www.rootstech.org/?lang=eng



LOCAL NEWSPAPERS
Are you keeping local newspapers for us? If you’re keeping The Reflector, the Post-Record, or other smaller papers from our area, please contact Barbara Schrag at the.schrags2005@gmail.com, we’d love to pick up what you have for 2020. 
If you’ve been keeping The Columbian, there is no need to keep them any longer. We’re “clipping” obituaries, death notices and vital statistics daily from their e-paper, so won’t need paper copies for 2020.
Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who’ve been saving newspapers for us over the years!





COMPUTER MONITOR FOR SALE
It is a 32 inch, 720 DPI monitor, with built in audio, built in stand and solid as a rock.  Any reasonable offer will be considered.   Contact:  President@ccgswa.org Questions:  sryoung100@gmail.com





CCGS CRAFT CLAN
The CCGS Craft Clan started meeting just before Covid 19 closed everything down, and have had some virtual meetings in the meantime. They meet the 4th Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. Contact Marcia Grubb for more information, as well as log-in information. Her email is mlouise421 @ aol.com.



  Registration Now Open For National Nordic Museum’s Virtual Nordic Genealogy Conference
Participants Can Delve Into Family History Online SEATTLE, WA—The National Nordic Museum’s Virtual Nordic Genealogy Conference opens in September. The first genealogy conference ever offered by the Museum, it provides resources about family history and lineage to a wide global audience with internationally-renowned experts. Participants can choose from variety of live broadcasts and pre-recorded courses designed to be taken at their own pace. Registration is now open at nordicmuseum.org/genealogyconference.

Photos and other resources can be downloaded at https://www.nordicmuseum.org/media September 26-27, 2020




  RENEWING YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Many thanks to our members who renew their membership promptly.  Double thanks to those who include a donation along with their renewal.  We do have ongoing expenses even though the building is closed to the public (rent, water, electricity, etc).  Thank you for your patience and loyalty.

Eric Jordahl, President

If you would like to renew your membership or make a donation, please email
gensoc@ccgs-wa.org


  CCGS IS CLOSED
The CCGS building is currently closed to the public. All previously scheduled meetings and activities are cancelled or postponed. More detailed information will be forthcoming and available on the CCGS calendar as conditions change. 

http://www.ccgs-wa.org/calendar.html






Your CCGS Board is working to share the Library with you without you leaving home!  

Clark County Genealogy on YouTube – Our content currently includes past classes and speakers that you might have missed.  We are developing new content and hope to post regularly on topics such as “What’s that Library Resource?”  “Memorable Family Stories”. “Spotlight on Focus Groups”.  

ZOOM makes Face to Face meetings come together from remote locations via your cell phone, iPad or Computer.  Presenting meetings virtually with Zoom will be an effective “social distancing” way for more members to enjoy our great CCGS programs.  





ACCESS TO ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION FROM HOME
Hello, all. As everyone is surely aware, CCGS is closed up tight for the duration of the pandemic. But there is a ray of light peeking through. If you have a library card with Fort Vancouver Regional Library you can access the Library Edition of Ancestry from home in your bunny slippers. Click or copy and paste this link: 

fvrl.org/resource/ancestry-library

into your browser. That will take you to a page where there is a link to enter your library card number and password and be taken to the home page of Ancestry – Library Edition. 

Don’t have a fvrl card?? The normal procedure is to present yourself with picture ID and proof of residence at a library. Not a possibility with the libraries all shut down, however, you can apply for an eCard. Go to 

fvrl.org 

and apply for the eCard. That will get you access to many digital and electronic fvrl assets. 

Also, CCGS now has our own YouTube channel. Just go to YouTube.com and search for Clark County Genealogy and you will have the opportunity to subscribe and view three previously presented CCGS classes. More to come.

All others who provide access to the communication tools for CCGS, please edit, copy and deseminate where appropriate.




UPCOMING WEBINARS

MEMBERS CAN NOW SUBSCRIBE TO LEGACY WEBINARS FOR HALF-PRICE!!
The introductory price is normally $49.95 for a year subscription. Geoff Rasmussen has provided CCGS with our own discount code that allows a CCGS member to purchase a yearly subscription for ½ price. CCGS Members can email gensoc@ccgs-wa.org for the discount code. 

FRED MEYER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM
As you may be aware, CCGS participates in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program. That means Fred Meyer makes a donation to CCGS every quarter. The amount we receive is based on purchases made by our members who have signed up and chosen CCGS from among the many non-profits registered with them. This past year, we have received over $400. There are currently twenty-six members who have designated CCGS as their preferred recipients. Neither your Reward points nor your Fuel points are reduced by participating. This is a win-win.  If you have not yet signed up for this program yet, please consider doing so. Just click on www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards and click on Link Your Rewards Card Now. CCGS thanks you and so do I.
Clark County Genealogical Society
president@ccgswa.org



AMAZON SMILE
Amazon has a charitable giving program, similar to the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program.  CCGS is already entered in their system as a potential recipient. There is no need for individual registration. All that is needed is for people to make their Amazon based purchases starting at the  smile.amazon.com website rather than the normal amazon.com. Everything works exactly the same except at checkout the user will be prompted to enter in the name of the organization that will benefit. Just start typing in Clark County Gen . .  and we will magically pop up as a choice.

Seattle Genealogical Society News

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS  

If one could see a bright side to this trying year 2020, it would have to be that there are so many more online learning opportunities today. Look at the SGS Calendar of Events. Look at the items under Save the Dates – items from Auburn, Washington to Washington, DC to Oklahoma. Because of technology, no matter where you live, you can “attend” these events, near or far.

Our SGS Second Saturday presentations are very popular. You are all invited to the next one, October 10, at 1:00 pm PDT, when Lori Lee Sauber will present “Did My Ancestors Really Pay for the Mayflower Voyage”. This is the conclusion to Lori’s story, “Mayflower and Me”, from the July 31st eNews! Click below to reread that story: 
https://seagensoc.org/upload/menu/Mayflower_and_Me_2020.pdf

If Scandinavian genealogy is your thing, we have a group for that. Their next meeting is Sunday, October 11, at 1:00 pm PDT. There will be presentations on Moveable Feast Days, as well as Swedish Estate Inventories. 

Don’t forget about the SGS 2020 Fall Seminar (Virtual) with Blaine Bettinger, Saturday, October 17, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT. Register today. Now, more than every, your support is important and appreciated. 
SAVE THE DATE
Dr Blaine Bettinger of “The Genetic Genealogist” blog, 
SGS 2020 Fall Seminar (Virtual),
Seattle, WA 
October 17, 2020 


We all come from somewhere. Where does your DNA take you? Dive in with the Seattle Genealogical Society and renowned DNA expert Blaine Bettinger to begin your journey. Visit the SGS Website for more information and to
register. 
https://seagensoc.org/

AAHGS 2020 Annual Conference & Exhibition,
Washington, DC  
October 14-17, 2020 


Like elsewhere, this year the annual conference of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society will be virtual, online – no need to travel all that way. There are full conference or daily registration options. Information and registration at : 
https://www.aahgs.org/

Native American Genealogy & Research – Webinar (Virtual),
Oklahoma Genealogical Society,
Oklahoma City, OK 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 


Rick Fogarty, instructor of Native American tribal genealogy and a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation, will be the presenter at this online event. For additional information visit the website of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society: 
https://okgensoc.org/index.php

Fund Raising Seminar (Virtual),
the South King County Genealogical Society, 
Auburn, WA
October 24, 2020 


This 2020 virtual conference will feature Diahan Southard presenting two sessions on DNA 

  • “No Tree? No Problem”  at 10 am
  • “Connecting Your DNA Matches” at noon 

Visit the website for more info and registration. 
http://skcgs.org/

SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS* In consideration of COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, the SGS Library is closed until further notice and SGS in-person events have been replaced with online events.
** Go to the SGS Website Calendar of Events for the meeting links and for any last minute updates or changes to the schedule.  

Saturday, Oct 3, 2020, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm,  

Family Search Interest Group(Virtual),  See Calendar of Events on the SGS website. Discover the many ways to use Family Tree and FamilySearch. Featuring a different aspect of the website each meeting. There will be time for Q & A.  Chaired by Lou Daly. Possible schedule change. Check back for updates. 
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 

SGS Centennial Planning Meeting (Virtual), Help us brainstorm ideas on how to commemorate the SGS centennial. As always, you will find the Zoom meeting id link on the Calendar of Events section of the SGS Website. 

Sunday, Oct 4, 2020, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm,  

DNA Workshop SIG (Virtual), Is back! For now it will be online via Zoom. The meeting id link will be on the Calendar of Events section of the SGS Website. Chaired by Cary Bright and her new co-chair, Craig Gowens 


Saturday, Oct 10, 2020, 1:00 pm – 3:00  pm, 

Second Saturday:  Did My Ancestors Really Pay for the Mayflower Voyage? (Virtual),  See Calendar of Events on the SGS website.  Presented by Lori Lee Sauber.

Sunday, Oct 11, 2020, 1:00 pm – 3:00  pm, 

Scandinavian Interest Group (Virtual),  See Calendar of Events on the SGS website for the Zoom link.  Jill Morelli, past president of SGS,  will give a presentation “Moveable Feast Days” and chair person, Karen Knudson, will present “Swedish Estate Inventories”. 

Saturday, Oct 17, 2020,  9:00 am – 3:00 pm, 

SGS 2020 Fall Seminar (Virtual) –  with Blaine Bettinger, professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence. Register today, you don’t want to miss this one. Register for the Seminar

Saturday, Oct 31, 2020,  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 

Virtual Cemetery Tour with Lisa Oberg & Amber Brock, back by popular – stay tuned for the details.  

Eastern Washington Genealogical Society October Workshop

Saturday, October 3 October Workshop  (EWGS Meetings) 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Meeting via Zoom – REGISTRATION IS FREE The topics and their presenters are:    

Take Advantage of Land Records with Betty Ellis

Probate Records with Susan Beamer

Maximizing the Federal Censuses & exploring “Other” Census Records with Lynda Keenan                        

Forging Ahead – Where the WPA meets the CCC with Donna Potter-Phillips

Registration Required for this FREE event. Registration allows everyone to be sent an EWGS Mask and any OF 7 door prizes you may win when you attend. To register download the form below, open it in a pdf program such as Adobe Reader then fill it out and save it back to your hard drive. Then attach it to an email and send it to the address on the form. We are limited to 100 participants so register as soon as possible. Form to download and email to EWGSmeetingreg@gmail.com

Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society October Meeting

Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society October Meeting.
WAGS (Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society) is meeting again–it’s been since March! Our next meeting will be Monday, October 12, at 2:00 p.m. Since October makes us think of Halloween and cemeteries, we’re presenting a couple of videos on cemetery preservation, and are looking forward to hearing your comments and experiences in that area. To receive a Zoom invitation, contact Diane at WAGSlibrarian@gmail.com.

Thanks,Susan RumbleWAGS