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This came to me via Lisa Louise Cooke’s blog…………

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November 10 – 11, 2017

NEHGS Webinar Notarial Records in Quebec

Upcoming Webinar—Watch from Home!
Navigating Notarial Records in Quebec
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 3:00–4:00 PM EST
Presented by Sheilagh Doerfler, Senior Researcher
Free and open to the public

Notarial records are an essential—yet often overlooked—resource for family historians researching ancestors with roots in Quebec. From marriages to estate inventories to labor contracts these records can provide a wealth of genealogical information not found elsewhere. Join Senior Researcher Sheilagh Doerfler to learn about what types of notarial records exist, how to access them, and how to get the most out of these important resources.
Can’t attend a live broadcast? Not a problem! You will be able to watch a recording of the presentation on our website following the broadcast.

About the Speaker

NEHGS Senior Researcher Sheilagh Doerfler received her B.A. in History and Communication from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her research interests include New England, Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, Ireland, Sweden, and Norway.
Call 617-226-1226 or
email education@nehgs.org

Legacy Family Tree Webinar New York City Research

Wednesday November 8, 2017 5 p.m. Pacific Time


New York City Genealogical Research: Navigating Through The Five Boroughs

Note that one is generally able to view webinars up to a week after the original webcast for free. Then, the webinar is only viewed via their archive which requires a membership subscription.

Free Access Native American Records at fold3


Free* Access to the Native American Collection

82 - Broken Arm, Ogalalla Sioux Do you have Native American ancestry? Or are you interested in Native American history? Then explore Fold3’s Native American Collection for free November 1-15.

Titles in this collection include:

    • Ratified Indian Treaties (1722-1869): Ratified treaties that occurred between the United States government and American Indian tribes. Also included are presidential proclamations, correspondence, and treaty negotiation expenses.
    • Indian Census Rolls (1885-1940): Census rolls submitted annually by agents or superintendents of Indian reservations as required by an 1884 Act of Congress. Only persons who maintained a formal affiliation with a tribe under Federal supervision are listed on these census rolls.
    • Dawes Packets: Applications between 1896 and 1914 from members of the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole tribes to establish eligibility for an allotment of land in return for abolishing their tribal governments and recognizing Federal law.
    • Dawes Enrollment Cards (1898-1914): Enrollment cards, also referred to as “census cards,” prepared by the staff of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, commonly known as the Dawes Commission. The cards record information provided by applications submitted by members of the same family group or household and include notations of the actions taken.
    • Eastern Cherokee Applications (1906-1909): Applications submitted for shares of the money that was appropriated for the Eastern Cherokee Indians by Congress on June 30, 1906.

Iroquois Indian tribe, 1914

  • Enrollment of Eastern Cherokee by Guion Miller (1908-1910): The Guion Miller Roll is perhaps the most important source for Cherokee genealogical research. There are an estimated 90,000 individual applicants from throughout North America included within this publication.
  • Cherokee Indian Agency, TN (1801-1835): The records of the agent of Indian Affairs in Tennessee, including correspondence, agency letter books, fiscal records, records of the Agent for the Department of War in Tennessee, records of the Agent for Cherokee Removal, and miscellaneous records.
  • Rinehart Photos – Native Americans (1898): Photographs of over 100 Native Americans taken by Frank A. Rinehart, a commercial photographer in Omaha, Nebraska. Rinehart was commissioned to photograph the 1898 Indian Congress, part of the Trans-Mississippi International Exposition.

Have you found an ancestor in Fold3’s Native American collection? Tell us about it! Or get started exploring the Native American Collection here.

Upcoming Webinars

The Wisconsin Genealogical Society is offering a free webinar on US Citizenship & Immigration Services Records on October 17th (first come first serve with limited registrations).


The Georgia Genealogical Society is offering a free webinar on October 25th on

Secrets and Clues Hidden in the 1790-1840 U.S. Censuses

The Southern California Genealogical Society is offering a free webinar on Family History + Health History Lead to Personalized Healthcare
on October 18th.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars

October 2017


Yakima Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Octoberfest


The local Yakima chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia is inviting you to attend their annual Oktoberfest Luncheon.  You do not need to be a member to attend.
This is a no-host luncheon and visiting time
Saturday, October 21
12:00 noon
Jack-sons Sports Bar
48th Avenue and Tieton Drive in Yakima
Please contact Rosemary Rief at 453-4107 if you plan to attend.

Lewis County Genealogists at GFO Conference with CeCe Moore

Lewis County Genealogical Society from Chehalis, WA  in big numbers attending CeCe Moore’s DNA Conference.  She is great.  Thanks CeCe!
Left to Right:   Brenda Keefer, Kathy Francione, Patty Olsen CeCe Moore, Leslee Dunlap & Ivan Keefer.
CeCe will be in Washington a couple of times in 2018 so maybe more people can see her then.

Non Profit Training for Genealogical Societies

Looks like the December 5 and December 7 webinars should be viewed by every genealogical society in Washington

Nonprofit Essentials Toolkits

You care about your mission and want to make sure your organization does what it needs to do to succeed. That is why we created DIY learning toolkits that include short videos, kit materials, key documents, and more. Click on the images below for more information!

Boards in Gear
Why, What, and How of Boards to Better Achieve Mission

Connection to cause
Roles & responsibilities
Board development
Board operations

Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits
What Every Board Member Needs to Know about Finance

Balance Sheets
Income Statements
IRS Form 990

Let’s Go Legal
The right road to compliance and protectionState law
Federal law
Employment law
Intellectual property
Strategic Planning in Nonprofits
Your Step-by-Step Guide to Achieve Your Mission


We know that you want to learn about other topics as well. Visit the Washington Nonprofit Institute website for archived webinars on many other topics, including fundraising, risk management, equity, and communications. If you can’t find what you are looking for, contact us!
Opportunities to learn

You also need opportunities to learn with others. That’s why we are offering a full schedule of workshops and webinars designed to give you what you need to strengthen your board. Upcoming board-related events include:

10/12 SEQUIMFinance Unlocked for Nonprofits
10/26 SPOKANEInland Northwest Conference for the Greater Good
11/1 ONLINEChanges to Washington Leave Laws
11/2 KENNEWICKBoards in Gear
11/2 MOUNT VERNONBoards in Gear
11/3 YAKIMABoards in Gear
11/9 CALL: What you need to know to serve on a nonprofit board
11/9 KENT: Understanding the 501(c)3 Application Process
11/15 SPOKANE: Boards in Gear
11/15 SHELTON: Boards in Gear
12/5 ONLINE: Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits webinar
12/7 ONLINE: Nonprofit Legal Checklist

There are many more nonprofit learning opportunities to join! Visit the Washington Nonprofits calendar (by clicking the icon below) and the 501 Commons featured training and networking events listing.

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

FREE NARA 2017 Virtual Genealogy Fair (save the date — 25 October 2017) #genfair2017
From our friends at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)!  An always great opportunity to learn about federal records and just how valuable they can be to your genealogy research.
WHAT: The National Archives will host a live, virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast on YouTube. Participate in our biggest genealogy event of the year! Sessions offer advice on family history research for all skill levels. Topics include Federal government documents on birth, childhood, and death; recently recovered military personnel files; Japanese Americans during World War II; 19th century tax assessments; and a “how to” on preserving family heirlooms. For the schedule, videos, handouts, and participation instructions, visit the Virtual Genealogy Fair online.
WHEN: October 25, starting at 10 a.m. EDT
WHO: Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero and records experts from National Archives’ facilities nationwide.
WHERE: Anywhere! Participate during the Fair while it is live streamed on the US National Archives’ YouTube channel
Captioning: Live captioning will be available online. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for the event, please send an email to: KYR@nara.gov or call 202-357-5260 in advance.
Background: The National Archives holds the permanently valuable records of the Federal government. These include records of interest to genealogists, such as pension files, ship passenger lists, census, and Freedmen’s Bureau materials. See “Resources for Genealogists and Family Historians” online.
Follow the National Archives on Twitter @USNatArchives and join the Genealogy Fair conversation using #genfair2017.
Do you plan to attend?
What federal records group would you most like to learn about?