Seattle Genealogical Society Meeting Changes

IMPORTANT!  THE MEETING ID HAS CHANGED FOR BOTH THE SGS MEMBERSHIP MEETING  AND THE SECOND SATURDAY PRESENTATION : “DO YOU TRELLO AND KANBAN?” 

The SGS Membership Meeting is coming up Saturday, June 13, 2020. The room will open at 12:00 pm and the meeting will begin at 12:30 pm. Directly following the SGS Membership Meeting, the Second Saturday, presented by Lori Lee Sauber, will begin.  

Please note, the meeting ID for both of these events is different than the one previously published on the website and in the eNews!  Only this new meeting ID will work. 
 
MEETING ID CHANGE!

SGS Membership Meeting 
Saturday, June 13, 2020 
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 
Follow this link to join – 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/91069962051?pwd=NDBDdTR2aVhOS0ZpRll2U3p3enkwUT09
 
This will be an informal and “virtual” meet up using Zoom. The new SGS officers will be introduced. Room opens at noon; meeting begins at 12:30 pm. 
 
MEETING ID CHANGE!

Second Saturday: “Do You Trello and Kanban?”  
Saturday, June 13, 2020 
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 
Follow this link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/91069962051?pwd=NDBDdTR2aVhOS0ZpRll2U3p3enkwUT09

Discover how using these workflow visualization tools enable you to optimize the flow of your family research work and get more done. Kanban is a process taught around the world to businesses of all sizes. Now you can leverage its power in genealogy. Let Lori Lee Sauber show you how. 
  Have you remembered to renew your SGS membership? Log in at the SGS website Members Home to renew your membership for 2020-21. Or print out a Membership Application and send it with your payment to Seattle Genealogical Society, PO Box 15329, Seattle WA 98115-0329. If you have questions, send a note to membership@seagensoc.org. Thank you for your participation and continued support of SGS! 

 
June 11, 2020

Tri-City Genealogical Society June Meeting

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Message Body

You are all invited to attend June’s meeting online using Zoom.  Please use the invitation’s link below:
Bill Floberg
Bill Floberg is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: TCGS June 2020 Regular Zoom Meeting Time: Jun 10, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 824 9847 3211

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Seattle Genealogical Society News

NEW SGS LIBRARY TRUSTEE

The SGS Board of Directors has approved the nomination of Bernadette Laqueur to a three-year term as one of the three Trustees of the SGS Library. She will be replacing John Eshelman, who has been a Trustee for the past three years. The Trustees provide support and continuity to the operation of the SGS Library. The Board thanks John Eshelman for his years of service in this, and other, positions in SGS, and welcomes Bernadette Laqueur to the Trustees and thanks her for volunteering to take on this responsibility.   SECOND SATURDAY SERIES
 “DO YOU TRELLO AND KANBAN?”
SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2020 1:00-2:00 PM

If you have lots of genealogy research projects in the hopper right now and don’t quite know how to get it all done, let Lori Lee Sauber help show you how. Learn the basic concepts of Kanban workflow management and how the FREE web application Trello can help support you every day regardless of whether you’re just getting started or are an “old hat”. Discover how using these workflow visualization tools enable you to optimize the flow of your family research work and get more done. Join in this online Zoom meeting by following this link : 
https://zoom.us/j/91069962051   VIRTUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 
SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2020 12:30-1:00 PM

  The next membership meeting of the Seattle Genealogical Society is coming up. This will be a real time, online meeting via Zoom. The “room” opens at noon and the meeting begins at 12:30 pm. The new SGS officers will be introduced.

Join the Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87101310252
  SGS members, have you renewed your membership for 2020-2021? If not, please do so using the renewal button on your  Members Home

Not yet a SGS member? We’d love to have you – Join SGS

STORIES OF OUR FEMALE ANCESTORS – MAY 2020 
Each month we are featuring a story of a female ancestor of 100 or more years ago. This month’s contribution, Women’s Voting Stories , was submitted anonymously by a member of the Seattle Genealogical Society. It includes a summary of the Women’s Suffrage movement followed by a series of vignettes, including life on a Kansas farm. 

If you have a story to tell of one of your female ancestors of 100 or more years ago, submit it to education@seattlegenealogicalsociety.org  Stories can be as brief as one or two paragraphs, or longer. 
SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS*** In consideration of COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, the SGS Library is closed until at least July 5, 2020 and all SGS in-person events have been canceled, postponed, or replaced with an online event.
Stay home – stay healthy – but stay engaged by attending one of our live, online events! 
Saturday, June 6, 2020Time: 1:00 pm -3:00 pm PDT  ONLINE


Digging Deeper : “How I Discovered My Female Ancestor”  with Jill Morelli and Mahina Oshie

Follow this link to join https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87966848541

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/

Saturday, June 13, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm -1:00 pm PDT ONLINE


SGS MEMBERSHIP MEETING  with the new SGS officers

Room opens at noon. Meeting starts at 12:30 pm. 
Follow this link to join in:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87101310252
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm -3:00 pm PDT ONLINE

Second Saturday: “Do You Trello and Kanban?”  with Lori Lee Sauber. 

Follow this link to join in: 
https://zoom.us/j/91069962051


Eastern Washington Genealogical Society September Meeting

The June 2020 meeting of EWGS has been cancelled.

“The September 12th meeting for EWGS will feature the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower. Jerri McCoy will be our speaker. The Program committee “zoomed” on Monday and thought it would be nice to recognize the society members that have Mayflower ancestors. Depending on how many Mayflower Descendants we have, the member might give a brief talk about who, where and how they are connected to this ancestor. Please contact me, Juanita McBride by August 15th at Juanita.m.mcbride@gmail.com.”

“SAVE THE DATE! – Blaine Bettinger will be our featured speaker for our all-day seminar on March 6th 2021. More details to come!”

Seattle Genealogical Society News

A LETTER FROM THE SGS PRESIDENT

To: SGS Genealogical community,
Re: Closure of SGS in the near future

In an abundance of caution, the SGS Library will be closed as follows:

1. The Library will be closed the month of May. The Board will consider that June 2, 2020 is the next possible open date.
2. We will have no programs or group meetings until the end of June, following the Seattle Public Libraries model.
3. Starting June 18, 2020 and subject to modification by the Board or the President, we will allow single individuals to enter the facility if they have SGS work to be accomplished,  but social distancing practices must be maintained, masks worn at all times and hands washed upon entry and frequently. The following are pre-approved for entry: Wright, McGinnis and individual Board members. All others must be pre-approved by the President.
4. The earliest we will schedule desk volunteers is June 16, 2020.
5. The Board will revisit this at our next Board meeting May 11, 2020, but the incoming president has the flexibility to make changes to the above if situations change and are warranted.

With our vulnerable population, it is wise to err on the side of caution. I thank you for your cooperation.

Stay safe!

Jill Morelli, CG
Seattle Genealogical Society, President

SGS MEMBERSHIP MEETING NOTICE
  Please note the next membership meeting of the Seattle Genealogical Society has been scheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2020  from 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm PDT.  This will be a real time, online meeting via Zoom. The room opens at noon and the meeting starts at 12:30 pm. The new SGS officers will be introduced.

Bring a genealogical discovery to share. Below is the Zoom meeting link.

Join the Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81599981851?pwd=ckd2OTZqcThKWVFsejV5VmI2UEtKZz09
STORIES OF OUR FEMALE ANCESTORS – APRIL 2020 
What was life like in Seattle in the 1870’s and 1880’s? Our April contributor, Valarie, writes a local history blog, Wedgwood in Seattle History. She shared the story of Viola Kenyon, an early Seattle homesteader and teacher. Read about Viola here and on Valarie’s blog.

*** REGISTRATION OPEN ***
SGS 2020 Spring Virtual Seminar
with Dr Fritz Juengling: Old European Records

Saturday, May 16, 2020
9:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT 
    The SGS Spring Seminar has gone virtual! Dr. Fritz Juengling will present a talk via Zoom on “Old European Records Research” including presentations on: 

“Names – Their Origins, Meanings, and Characteristics” – Meanings of given names and the four types of surnames.   

“Historical Events that Affect European Genealogical Research” – Learn about historical events, such as wars and foreign occupation, and their impact on European research.

“The Genealogical Value of Guild Records” – The history, structure, and purpose of guilds.

Zoom space is limited to the first 97 registrants. There are still seats available. 
Cost:  SGS Members $30.00, Non-Members $40.00
Register for Online Seminar

Registration must be submitted before 9:00 pm Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Registrants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting and a Syllabus by email on May 15th.
RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP THE MODERN WAY
SGS members, it’s time to renew for 2020-21. We’re experts at exploring the past, but this year let’s take a step into the future. Use the quick and convenient “Renew Membership” button at the SGS website. You can print out an invoice and mail it to SGS with a check. Or, you can pay your dues right then and there with a credit or debit card, the modern way!

Yes, you must first log in to your member account – then your renewal button will be just a click away. If you haven’t tried logging in yet, now is your chance. Go here: Members Home

Remember, you can always email for help to membership@seagensoc.org.

Are you an eNews! reader who hasn’t joined SGS yet? You too can join the modern way! Our membership year runs from June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021. Now is a great time to become a member and obtain a full year of discounted class and event registration fees, free research requests, and access to exclusive SGS publications and databases. Annual dues are $40.00 individual, $50.00 dual (two at the same mailing address). Click here: Join SGS
DONATIONS TO SGS 
Just a note, SGS will not be participating in GiveBig Washington 2020 and will instead focus on our annual donation drive around the winter holidays. If you would like to donate now, please go to our website, or mail in your donation. Thank you.

SAVE THE DATE Spring 2020 SGS Seminar
with Fritz Juengling: Old European Records Research

Saturday, May 16, 2020 *** Online Event ***
9:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT   Mr Juengling is the German, Dutch and Scandinavian Research Specialist at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. This will be an online, virtual seminar  Register for Online SeminarSGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS   Check the SGS Web Site for additions, changes,  and corrections. 
MAY
*** In consideration of COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, the SGS Library is closed for the month of May and all SGS in-person events for May have been canceled, postponed, or replaced with an online event.
Stay home – stay healthy – but stay engaged by attending one of our live, online events! 

Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
Time: 12:30 pm PDT


Webinar: Friedrich Christian Eiler: Scoundrel, Bigamist, and More 
Presenter: Jill Morelli


Not all our ancestors are fine upstanding citizens, but Friedrich challenged all parameters of exemplary citizenship. But, who was Friedrich Eiler? The ability to combine fragments of identity to form a single individual is an important skill. This case study illustrates the techniques used to identify the unknown!

The Eastside Germanic SIG of the Eastside Genealogical Society has invited SGS members and friends to join in this event.   
  No pre-registration required. Meeting live, online via Zoom.

Follow this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/978964694?
pwd=T0pQenI5YnhIWTZsRHkxQjJZbDBYQT09

After entering the link, use this password: 367866
Meeting ID: 978 964 694



Saturday, May 9, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm PDT


Second Saturday Series : “1890-1920 – The Progressive Era and Women’s Rights”
Presenter: Heidi Mair


A wide range of social movements arose across the U.S. from 1890 – 1920, a period known as the Progressive Era. Progressive reformers sought to end political corruption, improve the lives of individuals and increase government intervention to protect citizens. How did the Progressive Era impact women in their communities, including your ancestors?

Meeting live, online via Zoom.

Follow this link to join in: https://zoom.us/j/811505083



Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm PDT


Online class : “How to Write Your Family History”
Presenter: Jill Morelli 


It is said that after three generations our ancestral stories are lost. What stories do you have of your grandparents, your parents or yourself that should be shared? Let’s talk about writing those stories. I am a big proponent of “small bites”, i.e. writing the short vignettes first.    Meeting live, online via Zoom. There will be plenty of time for Q & A. 

Follow this link to join in: https://zoom.us/j/653218845    

Heritage Quest Research Library

We remain Closed at this time.
HQRL remains closed at this time. 
We hope you are safe and well at home and have taken the opportunity to work on your family history.
We are continuing to follow the guidelines of the CDC and the Governor of the State of Washington, Jay Inslee.  Be assured that we are still working to re-open as soon as we are able.
Ancestry Remote Login and Forums
As a current member of Heritage Quest Research Library you have access to our FORUMS page and the ANCESTRY REMOTE LOGIN.
Currently the Forum topics range from “What are you doing during the Pandemic?” to “What you would like to see on the website and/or in the “library” and “What classes would you like to see?” 
Please note that this is not available to the general public and you must be a member in good standing to participate.

Heritage Quest Research Library Temporary Closure

What happens when a library is closed? We are happy to say that many things are happening during this COVID-19 Closure.  
The library has been thoroughly cleaned, we have added a new computer to the back office and replaced our oldest, very slow computer with the one from the office.  Our Office Manager is still picking up the mail from the Post Office so that we can process your inquiries, memberships and donations from the Nourish Our Roots Campaign. 
On the tech side, we have held our first online Board Meeting with amazing success. 
Our Tech Manager and our Web Manager have worked closely to get our online Forum and the Ancestry Remote Login up and running for our MEMBERS.
Closely here is OK because one is in Sumner and the other is in Montana!
Our Collections Manager is still working on cataloging our microfilm so that we can add it to our database.  We have our Education Manager working on procuring classes for us when we re-open.
All in all, even though we are at home like all of you, we are busy keeping things running. 
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN THE NEAR FUTURE!
  Ancestry Remote Login and Forums
As a current member of Heritage Quest Research Library you have access to our FORUMS page and the ANCESTRY REMOTE LOGIN.
Currently the Forum topics range from “What are you doing during the Pandemic?” to “What you would like to see on the website and/or in the “library” and “What classes would you like to see?” 
Please note that this is not available to the general public and you must be a member in good standing to participate.