CeCe Moore, the renowned genetic genealogicst and media consultant, will be the Jefferson County Genealogical Society’s special-event guest speaker on Saturday, November 10, 2018. She will give four DNA lectures in Fort Worden State Park’s USO building; two lectures in the morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. and two lectures in the afternoon. Details and registration form are on our website www.wajcgs.org.
Puget Sound Genealogical Society
Saturday, May 26, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Class held at Kitsap Regional Library 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton
WEBINAR: TAP INTO YOUR INNER PRIVATE EYE
with Lisa Louise Cooke: Learn techniques to find elusive living
relatives who may hold the key to your brick wall or possess
treasured family photos.
Registration is required: call (360)475-9172
Jackie Horton, Publicity Chairperson
Tomorrow, May 16th, is the birthday of my only granddaughter, Aleena Christine. We live 300 miles apart and don’t get to hug nearly often enough. Here she is about age 10:
My purpose here today is not to brag, but to tell you about a something project I’ve done for each of my grandchildren. I wrote up my memories of “The Day You Were Born.” For instance, she was born in the middle of the night, in a very nighttime-quiet hospital, and both of us grandmas were blessed to hear her first HOLLER echoing loudly down the hall right after she was born. Now don’t you think she’ll want to know that someday??? I just wrote what each family member was doing that day, and especially what Gramps and I were doing in eager welcoming anticipation of her arrival. I happily pass the idea on to you all.
If I were to ask you, “Ever heard of Frenchtown…..and where is it?” What would be your answer………… I said Frenchtown, Montana, just west of Missoula, when Margie Beldin asked me this question. “Nope,” she said, “Frenchtown near Walla Walla!” WHAT??
Here’s the story summary: The French Canadian voyageurs travel throughout Canada and then down into the Pacific Northwest. As decades passed, and as they intermarried with local women, they did establish “Frenchtowns” or at least that was the designation given to these settlements.
It’s a forgotten bit of Northwest history that there was such a settlement just off Hwy 12 near the mouth of the Walla Walla River was established about 1824. The settlers in this area retained “their French Canadian character with their architectural forms, land division patterns and Roman Catholic religion.”
Margie Beldin, who has French Canadian ancestry, will give a presentation (in costume!) on this forgotten bit of Northwest history to the TCGS (Tri City Genealogical Society) meeting in October. Can’t wait!
**The quote is from www.historylink.org, the website for Washington history; an essay by Stephen B. Emerson posted in 2008.
Breaking Through Brick Walls; a panel discussion with Janet Camarata, Marylynn Strickland and Karen Sipe will be the topic of the May meeting of the South King County Genealogical Society. The meeting will be held Saturday, May 19, from 10 am – 12 noon, at Wesley Lea Hill, 32049 109th Pl SE, Auburn.
Puget Sound Genealogical Society
Wednesday, May 23, 1pm – 2pm
Class held at Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton
WHERE THERE’S A WILL
with Mary Kircher Roddy: Learn how to find wills and abstracts,
understand the differences, and what to do with the will
once you find it.
A section of the Fort Vancouver Tapestry
For those attending the Clark County Genealogical Society’s Spring Seminar, don’t miss viewing the Fort Vancouver Tapestry on exhibit at the CCGS Annex, 717 Grand Blvd., Vancouver. This exquisite textile will be on display from Thursday, May 24 through Monday, May 28.
The tapestry was completed over a six-year period (1999 – 2005), using over 100,000 hours of volunteer effort. The 70 panels, stitched by 57 talented embroiderers, depicts the history and growth of the American West all the way to the banks of the mighty Columbia. The tapestry is 108 feet long and has more than 22 miles of woolen yarn.
An amazing work of art not to be missed.
varies greatly, and to learn how to approach it, we look forward to having LAUREL SMITH, President of the GENEALOGICAL FORUM OF OREGON, to share her experience with us.
LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS
2025 TIBBETTS DRIVE, LONGVIEW
DINING ROOM 7:00 PM
June 14, 2018
VISITORS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.
Flyer: Jensen, Benton County PUD Auditorium
You will want to put this presentation on you calendar as it will be very entertaining as we learn about Hollywood and the Contributions to World War II as presented by Humanities Washington. Please see the enclosed attachment.
I also appreciate those of you who continue to attend our meetings and I trust that they have been helpful to you in your family history research. We would so much enjoy having you become a member of the Tri-City Genealogical Society and membership is even easier via our website through Pay-Pal. An account with Pay-Pal is not necessary as you would just pay with you debit or credit card. See our website for membership instructions.
We hope to see you in June. Thank you for your interest.