THE GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s
6 September 2017
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Just A Few Seats Left for Saturday’s Session, Oct 14th!
GFO’s Fall Seminar is filling up fast! Sunday’s Workshop, Oct 15th, is full.
TOPIC: Breaking Down Brick Walls with DNA
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WHAT: GFO’s Fall Seminar (two days!)
WHEN: Saturday, Oct 14th
WHERE: Saturday at the Milwaukie Center (map), and Sunday at the GFO Library
WHO: The fabulous CeCe Moore! DNA Extraordinaire!!
CeCe Moore helped unravel Alice Collins Plebuch’s century-old DNA mystery (news article here), and she’s coming to lend her wealth of DNA research knowledge for GFO’s Fall Seminar goers this October. Don’t miss it! Sign up today!!
Genealogical Hot Links This Fall…
Genealogical Society of WA
The Genealogical Society of Washington County Oregon will hold its monthly meeting from 10am to noon, Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Parkway.
Speaker Don Anderson will talk about “From Native American to Scottish – The Journey to Find My First Parents”. The event is free and open to the public. GSWCO is not limited to research in Washington County, and promotes the study of genealogy in all parts of the world. For further information, call 503-640-4431.
JGSO Cemeteries Program
This month’s program is an interactive event. Instead of just learning about Jewish genealogy we will participate in documenting and preserving it for future generations. This is a fun and educational project that can be performed by all members of the family. We are excited that you will play a part in it!
We will meet at the Kesser Israel Cemetery at 10:30 AM. It is located at 6509 SE Nehalem St Portland, Oregon 97206. See map and directions HERE.
Monday, October 9th, at the LDS Factoria Building. Free admission and refreshments, with doors at 6:30pm. The presentation starts at 7:15pm. Come early to use our extensive JGSWS library and network with other attendees.
JGSWS presents an interactive Ellis Island experience: “Manifest Destiny: Names at Ellis Island,” presented by Joel Weintraub.
Oregon Historical Newspapers
Did you hear?! Have you seen!?! Oregon Historical Newspapers’ website got a complete makeover. Check out all the new bells and whistles HERE.
Don’t be shy! We know you love reading and reviewing all those new books at the GFO!
The following titles need to be reviewed for our Insider publication. Let Joan know if any catch your eye!
1. Dobson, David. SCOTTISH-AMERICAN GRAVESTONES, 1700-1900, Volume II.
2. Mills, Elizabeth Shown. QUICK SHEET, CITING ONLINE HISTORICAL RESOURCES, Evidence Style.
3. Mills, Elizabeth Shown. QUICK SHEET, CITING ANCESTRY. COME DATABASES AND IMAGES, Evidence Style.
4. Mitchell, Brian. THE TOP 300 SURNAMES OF DERRY-LONDONDERRY.
5. Murray, Sonia Bennett. THEY CAME TO BELIZE, 1750-1810. Compiles from Records of Jamaica, the Mosquito Shore, and Belize at the British and Belize National Arches.
6. Ports, Michael A. GENEALOGY AT A GLANCE,GEORGIA GENEALOGY RESEARCH.
7. Ports, Michael A. INDIAN WARS OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1610-1858. A Guide for Genealogists and Historians.
8. Thode, Ernest. SWISS PIONEERS OF SOUTHEASTERN OHIO. The re-Discovered Settlements of Jacob Tisher, Baron Rudolph de Steiguer, & Ludwig Gall (plus John Joseph Labarthe in Louisiana).
9. Kemp, Thomas Jay. INTERNATIONAL VITAL RECORDS HANDBOOK. 7TH EDITION. Births, Marriages, Deaths. Application Forms and Ordering Information for the Vital Records You Need for Driver’s Licenses, Passports, Jobs, Social Security, Proof of Identity, etc.
If you’re interested in reviewing one of these titles, please email Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Week at the GFO…
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th
Mexican Ancestry Group 11:30am – 1:30pm
Finding your Hispanic ancestors from Mexico, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California. This Special Interest Group (SIG) will pertain specifically to Mexican ancestors from Mexico and the American Southwest (New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California).
Beginning and intermediate researchers are very welcome. Some subjects will include online parish records, Hispanic genealogy societies, Family History Library/FamilySearch.org. Ancestry.com, solving genealogical problems, methodology of organizing your research, etc. Of course this group will also be about sharing our research experiences, and having fun.
If you know of any other people interested in Hispanic genealogy tell them about the up and coming group. They don’t have to be a GFO member to participate.
For questions or comments, please email Vince at email@example.com.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th
Finding Your People Past and Present 9:30am – noon
Come hear Mary Kircher Roddy give a workshop about researching through City Directories by signing up HERE! Learn also all about how to connect with cousins you never knew you had!
Writers’ Forum 1 – 3pm
This is a peer group of genealogists, who meet to learn about writing and to share our writing with each other. Peggy Baldwin facilitates this group and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-916-9410.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th
Maps Work Party 9am – noon
We are planning to continue working on this project on the second Sunday of the month from 9:00 am until noon or whenever. Come when you can. Doris Cruickshank, map project coordinator.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th
Free First…uhm, Second Monday! 10am – noon
Not a GFO Member? No problem! Come check out the GFO Library for free (no pesky $7 day-fee needed) every first Monday of every single month! Well, unless there’s a national holiday that falls on that first Monday, then it’s the second Monday you’ll want to keep an eye out for on your calendar! Bring your friends and family (or even your arch nemesis, if you insist) to show them the wonder of the biggest genealogical library between Seattle and San Francisco. We’re open from 9:30am until 5pm!