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:
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.
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
The Yakima Valley Genealogical Society will hold its annual Christmas party Saturday, December 1 at the library at 1901 S. 12 Avenue at 11:00 am. The public is welcome as are paper gifts for the library. Bring a dish and share a feast with us. Call 509-248-1328 for more information.
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 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
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!
Joyce T. Ogden
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
SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS
2025 TIBBETTS DRIVE, LONGVIEW
DINING ROOM 7:00 PM
DECEMBER 13, 2018
Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.