COMING IN MAY
“AN INTRODUCTION TO DNA FOR GENEALOGY”
SEATTLE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY – ONLINE COURSE
THURSDAYS – MAY 10, 17, 24
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Have you thought about doing a DNA test for genealogy? Have you taken a test and now you want to know how to make the most of your results?
Join Karin Borgerson for an online three-part Introduction to DNA for Genealogy. Bring your curiosity and your questions! The course is conducted via video chat and students will learn how to use ZOOM software.
Week 1 – Why use DNA in your genealogy research? Learn about the different types of DNA tests and what you can learn from each.
Week 2 – Beyond the pie chart: Explore how autosomal tests like AncestryDNA and 23andMe (and several others) can help you learn about all of the branches of your family tree—there’s more to it than the ethnicity estimates!
Week 3 – A closer look at Y-DNA; tools and resources for learning more.
Fee for the 3-part series : $30 for SGS members, $40 for all others
Register here: http://www.seattlegenealogicalsociety.org/content/join-sgs
At “New or Renewing Membership” select: Class
At “Membership Type” select: DNA Class – SGS Member ($30) or Intro Class – All others ($40)
Registration is processed in order received.
Course limit: 14
Questions: email Karin – email@example.com
Course Instructor: Karin Lovisa Borgerson is a professional genealogist specializing in using DNA to solve family mysteries. Her genealogical education includes the Institute for Genetic Genealogy (2016), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (Practical Genetic Genealogy, 2017) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (Advanced Genealogical Methods, 2018). She holds a BA in biology and anthropology, an MBA, and has done graduate study in science, health, and environmental journalism.
BEGINNING BEGINNING GENEALOGY
TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018
10:15 AM – 3:00 PM
All necessary materials will be provided for this free beginners class. No reservation required and no fee for this full day of instruction. Please bring your own sack lunch as there is nowhere close to SGS to get lunch. Everyone is welcome. Linda Fitzgerald, past SGS president, will be the instructor.
* VOLUNTEERS NEEDED *
Help us get the word out about the May 19th Spring Seminar with D. Joshua Taylor. The brochure will be ready for folding and labeling beginning March 15th and we plan to mail @ 900 brochures by March 27th. All work with be done during normal library hours Tuesdays – Sundays. If you can help, even if only for an hour or so, please respond to (include your availability information) : firstname.lastname@example.org
SGS 2018 SPRING SEMINAR,
“Family History: What the Future Holds”,
featuring D. Joshua Taylor,
Co-host of the PBS series Genealogy Roadshow
The SGS Spring Seminar on May 19th is fast approaching. Mark your calendar. Brochures for the seminar will be mailed the last week in March and seminar registration will open April 1.
At the SGS 2017 Fall Seminar, the new idea “Lunch Table Topics” was well received, so we will have more topics and more tables at our spring seminar. The expanded list of lunch topics will be posted on our website and you may sign up for your choice during check-in at the seminar.
SAVE THE DATES
SEATTLE’S 2018 IRISH FESTIVAL,
Seattle Center Armory,
Saturday and Sunday, March 17 & 18, 2018
FREE admission both days
This year the festival is actually on St Patrick’s Day. How fun will that be! More info :
IRISH GENEALOGY SEMINAR,
Seattle Center Armory,
Sunday, March 18, 2018
9:30AM – 6:00PM
You won’t want to miss speakers Finton Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast. Registration and more details at :
SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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. Note there will be no Irish or German Interest Group meeting in March due to the Irish Week festivities that same weekend. The SGS Library will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 1.
Saturday, March 17, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, “Washington at War: The Evergreen State in World War I”, presenter is Lorraine McConaghy, public historian, Humanities Speakers Bureau Program of Washington State
Saturday, March 24, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, “Finding a Father for Molly Using DNA” , presenter Jill Morelli. This presentation is featured above in this edition of the eNews!
Saturday, March 31, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, DNA SIG, this group meets at the Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle. Co-chaired by Cary Bright and Herb McDaniel. For more information contact SGSDNASIG@gmail
Thursday, April 5, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Online Introduction to Genealogy and Family History – Part 1, Heidi Mair will be the instructor of this 4 part interactive online class series. Cost for the 4 class series is $30 for SGS Members, $40 for non-members. Registration required.
Saturday, April 7, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Canadian SIG, Come join David Robert, group leader, for help researching your Canadian ancestors.
Saturday, April 7, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Family Tree Interest Group, Lou Daly, leader of this special interest group exploring all the features of the tool Family Tree on FamilySearch.org
Sunday, April 8, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Scandinavian SIG, with Karen Knudson. There will be a short review of Nordic Gothic handwriting & a discussion of what topics to cover in future meetings. Please bring your projects and ideas.
Tuesday, April 10, 10:15am – 3:00pm, Beginning Beginning Genealogy, with Linda Fitzgerald. All necessary materials will be provided for this free beginners class. No reservation required and no fee for this full day of instruction. Please bring your own sack lunch as there is nowhere close to SGS to get lunch.
Thursday, April 12, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Online Introduction to Genealogy and Family History – Part 2, Heidi Mair will be the instructor of this 4 part interactive online class series. Cost for the 4 class series is $30 for SGS Members, $40 for non-members. Registration required.
Saturday, April 14, 10:15am – 12:15pm, Family Tree Maker (FTM) Users Group, leaders Reiley Kidd & Betty Ravenholt, this group meets the second Saturday of every even month, FTM is the tool long associated with Ancestry.com
Saturday, April 14, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Second Saturday Speaker Series, the speaker will be Janet Camarata
Wednesday, April 18, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Seattle Mac Genealogy SIG, Sponsored jointly by SGS, Fiske, and dBug, meets quarterly at Pioneer Hall at the Fiske Genealogical Library, 1644 43rd Ave E, Seattle. Contact Diane Hettrick at email@example.com with questions.
Thursday, April 19, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Online Introduction to Genealogy and Family History – Part 3, Heidi Mair will be the instructor of this 4 part interactive online class series. Cost for the 4 class series is $30 for SGS Members, $40 for non-members. Registration required.
Saturday, April 21, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Irish SIG, with Jean Roth
Saturday, April 21, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, German SIG, with Jean Roth
Thursday, April 26, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Online Introduction to Genealogy and Family History – Part 4, Heidi Mair will be the instructor of this 4 part interactive online class series. Cost for the 4 class series is $30 for SGS Members, $40 for non-members. Registration required.