Kids and Genealogy Event in Hoquiam

The Grays Harbor Genealogical Society and Hoquiam Library are co-sponsoring a “Kids and Family Genealogy” event on 08 July, 10:30 – noon at the library, 420 7th Street in Hoquiam. Library staff and GHGS members will help kids learn about searching for their ancestors. For more information, visit the library website or contact

Seattle Genealogical Society News


The SGS Library has begun exchanging books and periodical issues with other genealogy libraries around the country.

Thus far, through this exchange, we have added 7 new books (conservatively valued at over $280) to our collection which bolstered our holdings for counties in Virginia and West Virginia. In return, we have either reimbursed the sender for postage, or exchanged some of SGS’ publications with them.

When the SGS Library offered our publications to other libraries, we received requests from seven other genealogical libraries. The response has been very positive.

One librarian checked her own family names in Edmond S Meany’s Living Pioneers of Washington, published by SGS in 1995, and found two family members with full articles, including the date their wagon train left Illinois, and a third relative is mentioned. She hopes to visit SGS in January 2019 when the American Library Association meets in Seattle.

This book exchange is an excellent way to raise our profile within the genealogy community!


The SGS Library has a new section devoted to Acadia. The colony of New France in northeastern North America was known as Acadia. This includes areas of Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Maine. Acadians who resettled in Louisiana came to be known as Cajuns. You can find this new section under Canada (CAND/AC/) in the library, but for a while check for items for Acadia on the new acquisitions shelf.

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South King County Genealogy Society Meeting

South King County Genealogy Society General Meeting is scheduled for this Saturday, June 17th beginning at 10:00 am at Wesley Home – Lea Hill, 32049 109th Pl SE, Auburn. Arrive by 9:30 am with your morning coffee and share your research with an experienced genealogist.

Be Your Own Digital Archivist: Preserve Your Research – Are you doing everything you can to safeguard your genealogical research? Your documents? Your data? Your scanned images? We will talk about the importance of taking charge of your own materials and making sure they aren’t going to disappear.

Our guest speaker is Cyndi Ingles of Cyndi’s List – Cyndi is the creator, owner and “webmaster” of the award-winning web site Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet,, a categorized index to more than 335,000 online resources. In its first three years, Cyndi’s List was three times voted the best genealogy site on the World Wide Web. Cyndi has been interviewed for many television and radio broadcasts including ABC News, NBC News, the BBC, and National Public Radio. She has also participated in the Ancestors II television series on PBS. Cyndi, a genealogist for more than 35 years is a past-member of the board of directors for the National Genealogical Society. Cyndi is an internationally known guest lecturer for various genealogical society meetings and seminars (



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FOR RELEASE: June 8 -16, 2017



In the1800s America underwent a Transportation Revolution that greatly affected workers, farmers, and communities all across the nation. Dr. Austin Kerr, Ohio State University History Professor and member of Jefferson County Genealogical Society (JCGS), will share the story of his family to illustrate the changes and impacts of the Revolution on the movements of people and their economic opportunities. The public is invited to hear this free presentation at the monthly meeting of JCGS on Saturday morning, June 17, 9:30 – 11:30, at the Chimacum Grange, located across Hwy 19 from the Tri-Area Community Center in Chimacum. (Please note this temporary change of venue.) <>

Dr. Austin Kerr, retired History Professor from Ohio State University

Puget Sound Genealogical Society June Meeting

Puget Sound Genealogical Society
Saturday, June 24 10:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.
at Kitsap Regional Library. 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton
with Janet Camarata. Learn about town, county, and
regional histories that are in print, where to find them
and how to assess their value.
Registration is required: call Genealogical Center
Thanks Jackie Horton, Publicity Chairperson

Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society June Special Meeting

TPCGS is having a special meeting on June 13, 2017

With special guest Elissa Scalise Powell

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, is a Pennsylvania researcher and co-director of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). She is a past-president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists and coordinator of the IGHR “Professional Genealogy” course since 2007 She was an instructor for Boston University’s Genealogical Research Certificate course (2008-2016) and co-coordinator of SLIG’s 2013 “Credentialing: AG, CG, or Both?” course. She has also served as president of two local societies and has volunteered on society boards for over 25 years.

Fresh from the Southern California Genealogical Jamboree, Elissa will present an interesting program entitled Patriot or Not? – Using the GPS on a Closed DAR Line. This case study, concerning a man who is currently a patriot on a closed DAR line, goes through four questions in which the audience determines if the conclusions follow the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS). The Colglazier family was said to be of Pennsylvania, but were they? Following each step of the migration backward from where they settled in Indiana to Ohio to their origins through land, probate, military, census, and tax lists, each question is laid out and analyzed through several analysis techniques.

There will not be an early session, so this meeting will begin a 7 pm. However, you are welcome to come earlier and visit.

These meetings will be held in our usual location at Bates Technical College, South Campus, 2201 South 78th St, Tacoma, Building E. 

Olympia Genealogy Society Genealogy Cafe

GENEALOGY CAFE  Meet with Olympia Genealogy Society experts for personal help with your family history research. Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th AV SE, on both Thursday June 15 and Saturday June 17 from 1-3 pm. 360-529-9813

Thank-you  JOYCE OGDEN, Publicity

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Seattle Genealogical Society News


The SGS Editorial Board invites contributions to be considered for publication in our 2017-2018 bi-annual journal. We are always happy to receive articles, which should include documentation and citation of sources. The editors will consider works that pertain to any type of subject within the larger range of genealogical research. Examples of compositions that have been included in the Bulletin in the past can be seen in the Publications section of the SGS Website, along with advice and suggestions for preparing your manuscript for submission. Please email your contributions to to be considered for 2017-2018.


Jill Morelli, president, will review the past year for SGS and announce and introduce the SGS officers for the coming year. Stay for the presentation “The Great War and Its Stories: Jacob Schomber “, a step-by-step look at how to research your WWI soldier.  Bring any artifacts you have of the Great War to End all Wars, only later called WW I, as we celebrate the 100th year of the US entry into the conflagration. 1:00-2:30 pm at the SGS Library.


Hope you had a chance to attend the Spring Seminar.  It’s always helpful to get feedback on a program and we appreciate that attendee, K Tsujii, took the time to give us her assessment.

She wrote,  “The Spring 2017 Seminar was the best ever! Lisa Alzo’s passion about telling our stories and her wise insights inspired me to do 6 hours of online research the next day. I found multiple sources of information about my grandparents and where they lived and worked, using Lisa’s vast online resource tools. I am especially excited to start writing the stories of my female ancestors. I appreciate the hard work of the Seattle Genealogical Society seminar organizers. The seminar was a highly rewarding way to spend a sunny Saturday.”

Congratulations and many thanks to Sandra Stark, seminar chair, and the entire SGS crew who helped to make this seminar a success.


Want to know more about certification as a genealogist?  Contact Jill Morelli at  to be placed on the list for the next series of online classes that will start in July. SGS members have priority for this discussion group. Watch for more online classes in the future.


The New England Historic Genealogical Society presents
 A Day with NEHGS: Researching Early New England Ancestors,
 Bellevue Club,
 11200 SE 6th St,
 Bellevue, WA 98004
 Saturday, June 10, 2017   9am – 6:30pm

Registration includes five lectures, lunch, and an evening reception. Learn from these experts in early American genealogy. Understanding migration patterns, as well as using land & probate records are a few subjects that will be covered.

More info and registration at:

A Day with NEHGS: Researching Early New England Ancestors

Washington Museum Association,
 Annual Conference,
 Moses Lake, WA
 June 21 – June 23, 2017

Details on the offerings of this three day conference can be found at :


Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS),
 2017 Conference –  “Building Bridges to the Past”,
Pittsburgh, PA
 August 30 – September 2, 2017

Ready for a road trip? This conference is open to anyone with an interest in family history.  FGS is teaming up with the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society to put on this four day events.  There will be various tracks to suit the individual researcher; beginner to experienced.

For more info visit :


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 library will be closed June 18 for Father’s Day and July 4 for Independence day. The Irish, German, and Canadian Interest Groups do not meet in June, July, or August; they will return to their regular schedule in the fall.


Saturday, June 3, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Annual SGS Membership Meeting, WWI presentation as well as “Show and Tell”; bring your WWI artifacts.  Meet the new SGS officers.

Sunday, June 4, 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.

Tuesday, June 6, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Technology Tuesday, Bring your laptop or mobile device, and enjoy discussions centered around technology and genealogy – software, genetic genealogy, internet research and more.  Hosted by Lisa Chan.

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

Saturday, June 10, 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm,  Family Tree Maker (FTM) Users Group, members helping one another with Family Tree Maker (FTM) the tool long associated with; Reiley Kidd and Betty Ravenholt are the leaders. This week topics will include an update on the delayed release of FTM 2017, and the new features it contains, including new Tree Hints from, and links to them.

Sunday, June 11, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Scandinavian Interest Group, What’s new? Kathi McGinnis will review 1875 Norwegian census and other tips to searching Digitalarkivit. Karen Knudson will review new Swedish records available on and Arkivdigital.

Tuesday, June 20, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Technology Tuesday, Bring your laptop or mobile device, and enjoy discussions centered around technology and genealogy – software, genetic genealogy, internet research and more.  Hosted by Lisa Chan.


Saturday, JULY 8, 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm,  Family Tree Maker (FTM) Users Group, members helping one another with Family Tree Maker (FTM) the tool long associated with; Reiley Kidd and Betty Ravenholt are the leaders.

Sunday, JULY 9, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Scandinavian Interest Group,   Karen Knudson, leader.

Tuesday, July 18, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Technology Tuesday, Bring your laptop or mobile device, and enjoy discussions centered around technology and genealogy – software, genetic genealogy, internet research and more.  Hosted by Lisa Chan.

Saturday, July 29, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, DNA SIG, this group meets at the Wedgwood Presbyterian Church. For more information contact Co-chaired by Cary Bright and Herb McDaniel.