VOLUNTEER OF SUMMER QUARTER
Elizabeth Howie, who was selected to be SGS Volunteer of the Summer Quarter, has been an active member of SGS for many years. Currently she is the Front Desk Volunteer Coordinator, a role she has filled twice in the past.
Responsible for recruiting and training new front desk volunteers, and for coordinating the schedule of volunteers for the desk, Elizabeth makes sure there is always an able and experienced volunteer on site to greet patrons and help them with their research.
Elizabeth has many genealogical interests that keep her busy when she isn’t wrangling front desk volunteers. Past research trips include journeys to Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. These trips didn’t lead to much in the way of genealogical discoveries, as the countries were so beautiful she didn’t want to be indoors with books and papers! She had fun visiting the library in Salt Lake City and hopes to return there for more fun.
Art Loh, who was Elizabeth’s beloved companion, was an electrician who worked and set up the printers for the patrons and volunteers. Sadly, he passed away in 2011.
Thank you, Elizabeth, for your years of service. SGS couldn’t survive without the help of wonderful volunteers like you.
NEW SGS VICE PRESIDENT, GARY EPPERLEY
Congratulations to Gary Epperley! The Board approved the appointment of Gary to the position of Vice President of the Seattle Genealogical Society, which has been operating without a VP for quite a while.
In addition to his regular vice presidential duties, Gary has agreed to assume some responsibilities for the maintenance of our technology and the transference to the new website.
SGS is very happy to have Gary on board!
KICKOFF FOR THE NEW
“SECOND SATURDAY SPEAKER SERIES”
Hope you were able to catch the debut of our new program, “Second Saturday Speaker Series”, last weekend at the SGS Library. We were lucky enough to have the founder of the renowned website Cyndi’s List as our first speaker. Not only is Cyndi Ingle a talented webmaster and speaker, she is pretty funny to boot.
As the name implies “Second Saturday Speaker Series” takes place on the second Saturday of the month from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm at the SGS Library. Each month will be a new speaker and a new topic. Here’s a preview of what’s in the pipeline.
Oct 14, 2017 “Trails West: Crossing the Continent 1840-1869” Mary Kircher Roddy
Nov 11, 2017 “Using social Media for Family History: Why Bother?” Mary Kathryn Kozy
Jan 13, 2018 “Chinese Exclusion Act Files – Original Documents at NARA” Trish Nicola
Feb 10, 2018 “Using Academic Libraries for Genealogy Research” Lisa Oberg
Mar 10, 2018 “Finding and Using Historic Newspapers” Claudia Breland
FREE DNA WEBINAR! Reveal Your Unique Story through DNA and Family History will be broadcast LIVE from New York City on Saturday, September 23rd, 11:00 am Eastern. Join Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems and DNA expert Diahan Southard along with Beth Forrester of Animoto in this 90-minute webinar. Here’s what you’ll learn:
•Your DNA Guide will dispel the myth that there’s just on DNA test. There are more options, and possible outcomes, than you might think! Diahan will walk you through the choices.
•Creative ideas for filling in the gaps in your family’s story. Lisa will who you online tools for you that go well beyond names and dates. Then we’ll expand your story in unexpected ways by finding DNA connections.
•Share the story you’ve uncovered through awesome video. Lisa & Beth will show you how easy it is to tell your story like a pro!
Click HERE to register – via Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems
The German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society (EGS) will meet on Friday, October 6, 2017, 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: German Village 1500-1850: Marriage, Religion & Inheritance – Have you ever wondered what life was like for your German ancestors? An overview of courtship, marriage, and religious differences impacting inheritance and family life.
Speaker: Janet O’Conor Camarata, a member of South King County Genealogical Society, has over 25 years of experience in genealogy. She is an instructor in genealogy at Pierce College, a seminar presenter and trainer in genealogy societies across Washington, who takes advantage of the latest technology and staying mobile with the latest computing tools.
For more information, kindly visit our website at ( https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/ ) .
Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting at LDS Family History Center, Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Summer break is over and it’s time for the monthly meetings of the Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical society to start again. Hopefully this summer has allowed you to break down some of the brick walls, and discover new ancestors that you didn’t know about last spring.
Our September meeting will be an informal question, answers and stories at the LDS Family History Center located on 12th and Pearl in Tacoma. Claudia Breland will be joining us to answer questions we may have about a research problem, and we will also be doing our annual show and tell. So bring your stories and your questions or just come and listen to other members talk about what they have found recently. Who know, maybe someone’s story will help you with your research.
Hope to see everyone there!
TPCGS monthly meetings are held September – May at Bates Technical College, South Campus, Building E, 2201 South 78th St., Tacoma. (September’s meeting is at the LDS Family History Center) Meetings are from 6pm – 9pm. In between the two talks, there will be a short business meeting along with a social time and light refreshments. Find more information at www.tpcgs.org
Whatcom Genealogical Society will meet Monday, September 11 at 2 p.m. at the Bellingham Elks Lodge, 710 Samish Way, Bellingham,WA.
Program: Share your summer research finds or something you have written about an ancestor – we would love to hear about them! Cindy Harris, our Education Chair, who plans all our wonderful programs, will be discussing things such as changes in the genealogy community, upcoming education opportunities, special interest groups, and the possibility of a field trip to Seattle to visit the Fiske Library. Visitors welcome!
WGS Publicity Chair
The End of Family History Library Microfilm Rental and How a Visit to the Richland Family History Center Could Help With Your Research
YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A PRESENTATION
NATIONALLY RENOWN GENEALOGIST
SEPTEMBER 9, 2017
1:00 – 2:30 P.M
SEATTLE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY LIBRARY
“The Hidden Web: Digging Deeper”
“When Google and traditional search engines don’t return useful information, don’t stop there. We will explore resources that are invisible to Google and hidden deep within web sites and proprietary databases. The “hidden web” lies buried within the collections for commercial web sites, libraries, archives, and museums. We will also talk about the importance of indexes that deep-link into websites online, thus uncovering hidden gems of information that may not be found easily through a search engine query.”
Please join us for this fascinating presentation
by one of our favorite local genealogists