Lower Columbia Genealogical Society December Meeting

As the holidays approach, the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society is happy to welcome representatives of the

COWLITZ COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

to our December meeting. The presentation will include Cowlitz County history and activities, information about Habitat’s national organization and international disaster relief.

DONATIONS OF NO LONGER NEEDED BUT USABLE ITEMS AROUND YOUR HOME CAN BE GIVEN TO THE HABITAT STORE AT 1321 S. 13TH AVENUE, KELSO, WA, 9 TO 5, WED THRU SATURDAY. 360-636-6765

LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

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

SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

2025 TIBBETTS DRIVE, LONGVIEW

DINING ROOM 7:00 PM

DECEMBER 14, 2017

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Seattle Genealogical Society News

SUCH A SUCCESS

Hopefully you didn’t miss Dick Eastman, publisher of the popular Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter, at the SGS Fall Seminar a few weeks ago. He spoke to a packed house and it was a fun day. Attendees appreciated that there was plenty of opportunity for Q&A.

The Seminar Committee anticipated a larger than usual crowd so they commissioned two rooms for this seminar. The room usually used for the presentation was set up just to accommodate registration, book sales, refreshments, and plenty of lunch tables. A larger auditorium, set up classroom style with chairs and writing tables, was dedicated to the lecture. Everyone seemed to like the new arrangement.

Did you catch Dick’s recent blog with kind words and thanks to SGS? The sentiment is reciprocated. Thanks so much to you, Dick. It was a great seminar.

A link to that blog is here : https://blog.eogn.com/2017/10/23/thank-you-seattle-genealogical-society/#more-20229

HURRY – FREE THROUGH NOVEMBER 17th

The recording of webinar “Using Non-Population Schedules for Context and Evidence” by Jill Morelli, CG is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Most are familiar with the decennial censuses, but the non-population schedules can also provide evidence and context for your family history. Using basic analytical skills and correlating tools, investigate five different records sets which shed light on many aspects of your ancestors lives and enrich your stories of them.

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 SGS Library will be closed from November 23 through November 27 and from December 22 through January 1, 2018, for the holidays. The Scandinavian Interest Group will not meet in December.

NOVEMBER

Saturday, November 18, 10:15am – 12:15pm, Irish SIG, with Jean Roth

Saturday, November 18, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Women in WWI, presented by Lisa Oberg

Sunday, November 19, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, DNA Workshop, Led by Cary Bright with first hour on a specific topic, and the second hour open for sharing DNA issues with focus on GenomeMate Pro.

DECEMBER

Saturday, December 2, 10:15am – 12:15pm, Family Tree Interest Group, Lou Daly, leader of this special interest group exploring all the features of the tool Family Tree on FamilySearch.

Saturday, December 9, 10:15am – 12:15pm, Family Tree Maker (FTM) Users Group, with Reiley Kidd and Betty Ravenholt, leaders

Saturday, December 16, 10:15am – 12:15pm, Irish SIG, with Jean Roth

Saturday, December 16, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, German SIG, with Jean Roth

 

Tri-City Genealogical Society December Meeting

Hello TCGS Members and Guests:

Would you like to highlight and display something about your ancestral history?

Would you like to display a collection that you inherited from one of your ancestors?

Would you like to display an heirloom, antique or vintage item that was handed down from your ancestors?

Would you like to display a personal hobby or a collection you had from the past or currently engaged in?

 

If so, this is what our December 13th meeting will be all about. We want you to share with us via photographs, documents and a display of family anitques/heirlooms and hobbies and collections. Hobbies and collections of the past are very much part of your ancestral legacy, but your personal past/current hobbies and collections will also become a family legacy to your descendants.

Please consider what you would like to bring to this meeting to display. This will be fun to get to know more about you or your ancestors.

Also, we are asking each of you to bring either homemade or store bought Christmas cookies, candies, fudge, muffins, or breads (banana, zucchini, apple, pumpkin, etc.) to share with one another.

If you have any questions about what to bring, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for supporting TCGS.

Art Kelly

 

 

https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=586

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

 

Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society November Meeting

 

Jill Morelli, CG will be presenting part 2 of an Overview of Scandinavian Resources which will present an introduction to three major record sets of Sweden, Denmark and Norway in a two part series.  The presentation will be Tuesday, November 14th at 1pm.  The presentation will be held at the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Library, is free to the public and will be followed by the regular meeting of the SVGS.  Jill lectures and writes about her research and discoveries as a family historian.  She is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, Association of Professional Genealogists and numerous societies and is coming to us from Seattle, WA.

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society November Meeting

The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at the LDS church on Bainbridge Island, 8677 Madison Ave, from 10:00a.m. – 12 noon. Noted NW genealogist and presenter Steven W. Morrison will be speaking on “NOW WHAT? Options for YOUR Genealogy Education”. Free to members, a $5.00 donation is suggested for nonmembers. For more information go to http://www.bigenealogy.org or call 206-780-8009. BIGS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization.
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Sue Elfving
Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society
Director of Publicity and Public Relations

Tri-City Genealogical Society Annual Dinner Meeting

This is a reminder about the annual dinner.
Please note that the TCGS Annual Dinner Meeting (no-host dinner) will be held at the Isla Bonita Restaurant in Richland on November 8th.  The banquet room will be open at 5:30 p.m. and you may order dinner by 6:00 p.m.
A $2.00 coupon is offered by Isla Bonita via the following website, so you may want to take advantage of this offer. Also, this website will show you the address, telephone number and a map for directions.
Thanks for your continued support of TCGS and we hope to see you on November 8th.
Sincerely,
Art Kelly
Tri-City Genealogical Society V.P./Program/Publicity Chair

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Clark County Genealogical Society November Meetings

NAVIGATING THROUGH NEW YORK CITY’S BOROUGHS FOR GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH

Wed 08 Nov 2017: 5-6:30 pm

CCGS Education Center

Many people can trace their origins to the Empire State. Between the American Revolution and the Civil War, several key urban cities along the eastern seaboard grew in population, the most populous of which was New York City. This Legacy Family Tree webinar offers a unique perspective into the countless genealogical sources and historical records that can be found in New York City.

 

SCANDINAVIAN ROOTS FOCUS GROUP

Thu, Nov 9, 2017: 10-11:30am

CCGS Education Center

If you want to discover your Scandinavian roots, attend this monthly meeting and learn how to conduct your research. Meet with other like-minded individuals who have discovered their ancestors going back many generations in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands. The November meeting topic will be “What is new in Swedish Genealogy Research.” The presentation will include extensive material from a Swedish workshop sponsored by the Swenson Center of Augustana College in Salt Lake City. This focus group meets regularly on the second Thursday of the month, September-May. Members and non-members are welcome.

 

USING NON-POPULATION SCHEDULES FOR CONTEXT AND EVIDENCE

Fri 10 Nov 2017: 11 am-12:30 pm

CCGS Education Center

We are familiar with the decennial censuses, but the non-population schedules can also provide evidence and context for your family history. Using basic analytical skills and correlating tools, we will investigate five different records sets which shed light on many aspects of our ancestors lives and enrich our stories of them.

 

SECRETS OF THE CENSUS

Tue, Nov 14, 10am-12 noon

Instructor Barbara Schrag

CCGS Education Center

Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced researcher, you can always learn more about what the census has to tell you. This class will focus on details of the United States Federal Census. Instructor Barbara Schrag will also touch on census research in Canada, Ireland and Great Britain.Class is $12 for CCGS members and $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested as classes may be canceled with insufficient advance registration.

 

BRITISH AND IRISH RESEARCH: THE DIFFERENCES

Wed 15 Nov 2017: 11 am – 12:30 pm

CCGS Education Center

Ireland was England’s oldest colony, but the records are not always the same in each country as their history and relationship to each other are different. We all know about the terrible loss of Irish records, but there are great treasure troves of surviving records which don’t exist in England – records about war, rebellion, security and land control. This Legacy Family Tree webinar will examine the differences in records and research techniques between Britain and Ireland, why Irish records were created, or destroyed, and how they can be used to unlock your past.

 

RESEARCH IN FEDERAL RECORDS: SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED

Tues 21 November 2017: 5-6:30 pm

CCGS Education Center

Federal records offer genealogical gold with direct references to our ancestors and rich contextual background information. But it can be daunting to explore record groups that are not readily available online. The wide array of tools includes paper finding aids, preliminary inventories, online indexes, web guides, and published articles, as well as the National Archives Catalog. This Legacy Family Tree webinar will offer a framework and several case studies that highlight the integration of multiple research tools.

 

General Membership Meeting: RESOURCES FOR RESEARCHING GERMAN ROOTS

Tues 28 Nov 2017: 10 am – 12 noon

CCGS Education Center

Tom O’Brien, a frequent speaker at Portland area genealogy groups, will give tips and resources for researching German ancestors. After looking at reasons why our ancestors may have chosen to leave their homeland, we’ll look at the constant boundary changes and other events that influenced the lives of our ancestors. Tips for locating the records created by our ancestors will also be given.

 

UNDERSTANDING ALABAMA

Wed 29 Nov 2017:11 am-12 Noon

CCGS Education Center

Alabama presents the budding genealogist with both unique challenges and unique opportunities. Explore the records and repositories you’ll need to consider. Learn Alabama’s place in classic southern migratory patterns, and the reasons for it. In this Legacy Family Tree webinar, discover opportunities for African American research not found in other southern states.

 

Jefferson County Genealogy Society November Meeting

JEFFERSON COUNTY GENEALOGY SOCIETY

PO Box 627

Port Townsend, WA 98368

Contact for this media release: Judy Tough 360- 385-3065 or tough@olympus.net

FOR RELEASE: NOVEMBER 10 – 17, 2017

FAMILY TREES HAVE ‘KNOTS’ IN THEM

Jefferson County Genealogical Society (JCGS) members have submitted “family tree knots” (aka “brick walls”) to Jesse Stewart and friends, JCGS’s researchers extraordinaire. This annual popular presentation finds Jesse presenting a variety of research techniques and records to consider some ”knotty” problems such as finding the maiden name of the women in your tree. Jesse asks the audience for suggestions of research options and tips, giving each of us ideas for our own research challenges. This opportunity is free and open to the public. Join us on Saturday November 18th at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 W. Valley Rd., Chimacum, 9:30 to 1l:30 am. Donations gratefully accepted and used to bring professional genealogists to speak at our monthly meetings to which the public is always invited. Visit JCGS at www.wajcgs.org for more information.