August 2018 finds a number of JCGS volunteers gearing up for several educational events that will occur in the Fall. We are offering a Beginners Class starting the 1st of October. However, the registration deadline is in September. Speaking of September, September’s monthly program on Saturday, the 15th for members and the public will be “Bagging a Live One: Reverse Genealogy in Action” given by Mary Roddy. In November, a large and exciting event will be presenting CeCe Moore, Genetic Genealogist, in a full day of lectures at a spacious venue in Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend. (A limited number of tickets are still available.) See our website <www.wajcgs.org> for all the latest information.
The German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society (EGS) will meet on Friday, Sept 7, 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: Find Your Germanic Ancestor’s Village on Maps
You have the name of the village for your Germanic ancestor from any of many sources, like genealogical records, family stories, etc. Now how do you locate that village on a map? It could be a challenge. So come learn some tips.
Presenter: Dorothy Pretare started collecting family history in 1995 and is active in 2 local genealogical societies, leader of the EGS German Interest Group and a member of 3 societies in Minnesota. In 2008, she visited her ancestral villages in old East Germany and present day Poland.
For more information, kindly visit our website .
I’d like to let you know about an upcoming educational program we are offering on September 8, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in partnership with Skagit Valley Genealogical Society. The topic of the program is “Google Tools for Genealogists” and will be presented by George Ridgeway. This event is free and open to the public. I’ve attached a flyer with more information. Please feel free to forward or post on any wall you wish! We appreciate your help in getting the word out, because we would like as many people as possible to benefit from our programs.
Please contact me with any questions or feedback. Thank you for helping us spread the word about these free and valuable community resources.
Hope to see you there!
Kathleen Headden, Reference Librarian
Burlington Public Library
820 E. Washington Ave.
Burlington, WA 98233
360-755-0760, ext. 7906
Changes to Genealogy Library Volunteers Schedule
Beginning Saturday, October 6, 2018 Skagit Valley Genealogical Society (SVGS) genealogy library volunteers will begin a new schedule. Genealogy volunteers will be available from 10:00 a.m. to Noon at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Avenue to help visitors with their family history research. Members of SVGS are stationed in the genealogy section on the first Saturday of the month between 10:00am-Noon (except if the Saturday is during a holiday weekend such as July 4th, Labor Day or New Year’s.) The genealogy library volunteers will not do the research for you but they will give you an orientation to the research resources and materials available for your use in the library, and give some helpful suggestions. The Skagit Valley Genealogical Society’s book collection now has over 2000 reference books on various genealogy research related topics. Free access to Ancestry.com Library Edition is also available at the Burlington Library. You do not have to have a Burlington Library card to use the database resources. Note: No volunteers on Sat. Sept. 1 due to the Labor Day holiday weekend. For details call: Margie Wilson 360-757-6224, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about upcoming SVGS educational programs or how to become a member of the genealogy society visit: www.skagitvalleygenealogy.org.
FRUSTRATED BY FINDING A DNA MATCH BUT NO LINKED TREE??? THEIR TREE IS PROBABLY NOT THE ONLY TREE THAT INCLUDES THE MATCHING ANCESTOR AND WITH PERSISTENT SLEUTHING, IT CAN BE FOUND.
To learn more, please plan to attend the August meeting, when we will share a ROOTSTECH VIDEO presentation, featuring DIAHAN SOUTHARD and LISA LOUISE COOK.
LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS
2025 TIBBETTS DRIVE, LONGVIEW
DINING ROOM 7:00 PM
AUGUST 9, 2018
Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The Grays Harbor Genealogical Society is rising from the ashes after the total loss of their research library in a raging fire on June 9, 2018. The 3-alarm fire at the Aberdeen Armory also destroyed most of the Aberdeen Museum of History, Coastal Community Action and Aberdeen Senior Center. Occupants are still unable to get inside the building according to the Daily World newspaper update on July 27, 2018.
In the meantime, GHGS is moving ahead, thanks in large part to the generosity of many individuals, organizations and genealogical societies. The Hoquiam Library has offered a temporary space to set up shop. With funds collected from the Go Fund Me campaign and donations directly to GHGS, a copy machine and computer have been purchased and installed. Members are hoping to purchase a second computer, printer, office furniture and office supplies soon.
Two fundraising events benefiting the society have been organized. The American Legion Post 5 (Aberdeen) is sponsoring two bingo sessions and a raffle on Saturday, August 11. All proceeds from the bingo sessions, food and raffle will go directly to GHGS. A second fundraiser will be a workshop with Portland-area genealogist Pam Vestal on Saturday, October 13. Ms. Vestal reached out and generously offered to donate her time and talent at a three-session workshop. More information will be forthcoming.
For more information about the Grays Harbor Genealogical Society, the fire or the research library, contact GHGS President Gary Parfitt.
YOUR CHANCE TO ASK THE EXPERTS
Seattle Genealogical Society is partnering with the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (PS-APG) to host an “Ask the Experts” event!
Participants can sign up for a free 20-minute consultation with a professional genealogist. The professional will offer guidance on how to move forward with a research question, which might be just what you need to get past a brick wall!
Space is limited, but there are some spaces will available! Get your request in soon. Consultations will be assigned in the order received. Please sign up by Thursday, August 2nd using this link:
AN UPGRADE AT THE SGS LIBRARY
Did you know that when you access Ancestry.com at the Seattle Genealogical Library you can now get FULL access to Newspapers.com? Well, it is true! We have upgraded our membership in order to provide this wonderful resource to our patrons. Remember, you must use the Patron Computers IN the Library in order to access the full Newspapers.com. We are looking forward to seeing your smiling face as you find what you need in our library.
DIGGING DEEPER WORKSHOP: THE GPS
The Genealogical Proof Standard, or GPS, serves as a guide to our genealogical work, but it is probably the most misunderstood of the many genealogical principles that apply to our everyday work. This intensive session will look at all five elements of the GPS, dissecting each one individually and then collectively to gain a better understanding of its application and benefit. Foundational vocabulary will be covered. This is an interactive workshop so bring a research question of your own to work on. You should be able to identify one individual with some known facts that make him/her unique in the world. This is a beta test workshop. We will stop in the middle of the session and have a debrief of the effectiveness of the exercises.
Mark your calendar. This workshop will take place at the SGS library on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY
SEPTEMBER 24, 2018
10:30 AM – 7:00 PM
The Board of Directors will host a Volunteer Appreciation Day for all SGS volunteers at the library. Volunteers of the Quarter for 2017-2018 will be recognized, the Board of Directors will be on hand to celebrate your hard work and achievements and help with your genealogical questions. Raffle includes a DNA test kit and more!
Stop by for an hour or so, or stay for the whole day! No need to RSVP. Refreshments will be provided.
If you want to volunteer for SGS contact email@example.com
UNLOCK THE PAST IN SEATTLE
SEPTEMBER 6, 2018
Seattle Genealogical Society will have a table at Unlock the Past In Seattle – a full day seminar at the Seattle Public Library on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Presenters at this event include Blaine Bettinger, Dr Maurice Gleeson, Cyndi Ingle, and Wayne Shepheard.
For additional information, check out their web site: https://www.utpinseattle.com/
SGS is seeking volunteers to staff our table for 2 – 3 hours each. If interested, contact Heidi Mair, Director of Volunteers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE
2018 Northwest Genealogy Conference,
Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society,
Byrnes Performing Arts Center,
18821 Crown Ridge Blvd,
August 15 – 18, 2018
Keynote speakers will be Beth Foulk, CeCe Moore, Peggy Lauritzen, and Amie Bowser Tennant.
Days 2-4 will be packed full of lectures and activities, such as post a surname on the “Cousin Board”; have fun connecting with other attendees you may be related to. On Friday, participate in the optional “Dress As Your Ancestor” day to honor your heritage.
As usual, the first day of this four day conference is designed for beginners and is free (registration required). .
For more details and to register, visit their website:
Unlock the Past in Seattle, the “land conference”
Seattle Public Library,
1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Have you heard of Unlock the Past Cruises, genealogy on the high seas? Their 14th conference cruise will be to Alaska, Sept 7-14, and sail out of Seattle. They have put together an all day, companion “land conference” for September 6. It will be held at the downtown Seattle Public Library and it is open to all – whether on the cruise, or not. Blaine Bettinger, Maurice Gleeson, Cyndi Ingle, and Wayne Shepheard will be the presenters.
If you are interested, see their website :
“A Day of Discovery with Lisa Louise Cooke”,
Puget Sound Genealogical Society,
4131 Pine Rd NE (at the Bremerton Elks),
Saturday, September 22, 2018
8:30am – 3:30pm
Cost is $50 for PSGS members / $55 for non-members. Lunch is included and will be catered by the Bremerton Elks. For more information and the registration form see www.pusogensoc.org/psgs/seminar2018
”Harvest Your Family Tree”,
The Kelowna & District Genealogical Society Conference 2018,
Friday, September 28 – Sunday, September 30
There will be plenty to see and learn at one of Western Canada’s largest genealogy conferences – eleven speakers on 31 topics. Featuring Louis Kessler, programmer,
genealogist, member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG) will be speaking about Double Match Triangulation, the program he developed for autosomal DNA analysis. His program won third place at the 2017 RootsTech Innovator Showdown.
For more on this conference, visit their website :
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.
Sunday, August 12, 10:00 am – 2:00pm, “Ask the Experts” Event, led by members of the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (PS-APG). See the article in the June 30, 2018 eNews! for more info. Registration required. Please sign up by Thursday, August 2 using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/voi5DqEZQLFzcjI13
Sunday, August 19, 1:00 pm – 4:00pm, “Digging Deeper Workshop: The Genealogical Proof Standard” with Jill Morelli, This intensive session will look at all five elements of the GPS, dissecting each one individually and then collectively to gain a better understanding of its application and benefit. Foundational vocabulary will be covered. This is an interactive workshop so bring a research question of your own to work on. As this is a beta test workshop, we will stop in the middle of the session and have a debrief of the effectiveness of the exercises.
SGS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL – IT’S NOT TOO LATE!
Join or renew your SGS membership for 2018-19. The fastest way is to use our new onine form and pay with a credit/debit card here: Online SGS Membership form
Or, print out a copy of our membership form and send it with your check to Seattle Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 15329, Seattle WA 98115-0329. Here’s the link: Printable SGS Membership form
Thanks for supporting SGS!
The Yakima Genealogical Society will hold its monthly general meeting Saturday, August 4 at 10:00 AM at the library. Gerry Shepard will present “All Roads Lead to Virginia. The public is welcome. Information at 509-248-1328.