RELATED TO THE HOMESTEAD ACT OF 1862 Many genealogists are familiar with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) website and use that site to see if their ancestors acquired land under the Homestead Act, or by any of the other federal land acts. On this website, one can see the legal description of the land, along with a digital image of the patent itself. But many people do NOT know that there is a file associated with each patent, that is not online. Both the affidavit of eligibility and the proof required for the patent after five years may contain detailed genealogical information. In many cases, because non-citizens were eligible to claim land but only citizens could receive a patent, the actual naturalization records of the claimants may be found in the files. Other files, by widows or children of the original claimant, may include marriage or birth records. The Homestead file itself is available through the National Archives, for a fee of $50. For more information about these records, and how to order them, see The Legal Genealogist article titled “Happy Birthday, Homestead Act” by Judy Russell at https://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/ . Just scroll down to the May 20, 2019 post. One can sign up to subscribe to The Legal Genealogist at no charge and receive it as a daily email. Her daily blog posts are frequently very interesting and informative, as this one is. Consider this a bonus Tip of the Week!
Our next membership meeting is June 8 at the library from 12:30-1, with the 2nd Saturday presentation, “Organizing Your Family History in Order to Stay Sane” with Mary Kathryn Kozy to follow.
We will be discussing accomplishments and future plans for SGS.
SGS ELECTION RESULTS
results of the Seattle Genealogical Society’s (SGS) 2019 Election are
in and congratulations go to the recently re-elected officers and
directors on the SGS Board:
President: Jill Morelli
Treasurer: Karen Knudson
Secretary: Amandalei Bennett
Director of Education: Janice Lovelace
Director of Operations: Rob Sexton
Director of Volunteers: Heidi Mair
Director of Technology: David Rimmer
Director of Library: Sue Jensen
Director of Membership: Christine Schomaker
The positions of Vice President and Publications had no candidates, so the Board is looking for volunteers. Contact Amandalei Bennett at email@example.com
if you would like to serve. Marilyn Rose will serve as Past President
and Mahina Oshie is the representative from the Seattle Public Library.
There will also be a representative from the LibraryTrustees. This Board
will serve from June 2019 through May 2020.
In addition, the proposed changes to the Bylaws passed.
Special thanks to our Election Committee: Bruce Finlayson, Lisa Oberg,
Marilyn Rose, and Paul Wade. We also thank Julia Marconi for serving on
the Board in various positions over the years, particularly
TIME TO RENEW YOUR SGS MEMBERSHIP
Members! Thank you for your participation in our all-volunteer,
non-profit society. We look forward to your continued support during our
96th year as we face the challenges of maintaining our public research
library, preserving records and providing educational programs and
activities for exploring family history. Your annual membership expires
May 31, 2019.
Please use one of the links below to renew your membership through May 31, 2020.
Not a member yet? Now is a great time to join SGS and obtain a full year
of discounted class and event registration fees, free research
requests, and access to exclusive SGS publications and databases.
held our annual Spring Seminar “Next Steps for Your DNA Test Results”
with Diahan Southard on May 18 -19. It was a most enjoyable and
On Saturday 136 attendees were welcomed at the Fairview Christian School
gym, where they purchased over 10 boxes of books at our Book Sale and
over 300 tickets for our raffle of donated database subscriptions and
DNA tests. Fortified with abundant snacks, we settled down in the
auditorium for Ms. Southard’s insightful presentations about DNA and
learned how to understand, organize, and analyze DNA test results to
produce a more accurate family genealogy. Lunch brought enrichment in
the form of our popular roundtable discussions. We had 14 tables of nine
with topics from DNA to Ohio to the DAR. Then on Sunday at the SGS
Library, 60 lucky workshop participants used DNA to help solve a
real-world genealogical mystery under Ms. Southard’s guidance.
All in all a great success. A special thank you to the Seminar Co-chairs
Sandra Stark and Lori Lee Sauber, and to the Seminar Committee and SGS
Volunteers who made it all happen!
If you missed the seminar and would like a copy of the syllabus, they
are available at the SGS Library for $3.00 while the supply lasts. And
while we’re on the subject, mark your calendars now for the SGS 2019
Fall Seminar with Tom Jones, PhD, October 5, 2019.
GIVEBIG 2019 RESULTS
the recent GiveBig program on May 8, SGS received $2035 from 16 donors.
These funds will help towards our increasing budgetary demands. The
Board sends a hearty ‘Thank You’ to those donors!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 73rd ANNUAL
PACIFIC NORTHWEST SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES
Saturday, July 27 & Sunday, July 28
Enumclaw Expo Center
– Come Listen to the Bagpipes – Watch the Dancers – Visit the Clans –
– Help SGS Promote Genealogy –
need volunteers to help at the Seattle Genealogical Society booth
during the Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games in Enumclaw. We
have been participating for years and it is a great way to let the
public know about SGS and to promote membership. Our participation also
gives us valuable community outreach credit for our grant applications.
Game attendance is about 30,000 for the weekend. Most of the people who
come to the SGS booth are interested in knowing these two things :
What clan do I belong to?
What tartan can I use?
will have a number of reference books available at the booth that help
answer those questions. You will receive an e-mail attachment prior to
the games that will give you a refresher course on Scottish and Celtic
Volunteers will work 2 hour sessions. SGS will fund an entry ticket for each volunteer. Parking will be at your own expense. We encourage carpooling.
we purchase before July, we can get discounted early bird and senior
tickets. Please contact us before June 25th to confirm that you can
help. Send along your name, email address, phone contact, age if you
are over 62, and a date/time preference to : firstname.lastname@example.org
You also may contact Jean Roth with any questions at 206 782-2629.
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.
JUNE Saturday, June 1, 10:15 am -12:15 pm, Family Tree on FamilySearch Interest Group, led by Lou Daly. Come hear about all the new items at FamilySearch. There will also be time to go over questions and problems you may have. This is the last meeting of this Interest Group until October. CANCELLATION NOTICE The program below is canceled due to a a change in Cary’s plans. Sunday, June 2, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, DNA Workshop, with Cary Bright
Saturday, June 8, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, Second Saturday Speakers Series – “Organizing Your Family History in Order to Stay Sane” with Mary Kathryn Kozy
Saturday, June 15, 10:15 am-12:15 pm, Irish Special Interest Group, with Jean Roth Saturday, June 15, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, German Special Interest Group, with Jean Roth
Thursday, June 20, 6:00 pm-7:45 pm, DNA Learning Series Class 3: “I Got My Results… Now What?”, with Cary Bright and Craig K Gowen. This series is for current members of the Seattle Genealogical Society (SGS) and the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society (SIGS) only. Free advance registration is required for each class. These classes will be held at the Mountlake Terrace – Sno-Isle Libraries, 23300 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043. To register, email : email@example.com
Saturday, June 22, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, “Dissecting A Civil War Pension Record–Union and Confederate,” presented by Jill Morrelli. Have you identified a Union or Confederate Civil War soldier in your ancestry? Lucky you! These records are the most accessible and information-rich of all military records. We will discuss the history of these records, who was included and excluded, and the changes in the law. Typical contents will be reviewed of two examples and, of course, there is a story. This is a beta test.
Saturday, June 29, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, DNA SIG, this group meets quarterly at the Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle. Co-chaired by Cary Bright and Herb McDaniel. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org JULY
Saturday, July 13, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Family Tree Maker (FTM) Users Group – Special presentation: Using Source Templates in Family Tree Maker, presented by Janet Stroebel, leader of the FTM Users Group at the Eastside Genealogical Society. Come and learn how the templates in Family Tree Maker can help streamline the important and often challenging process of creating source citations.
Sunday, July 14, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, Scandinavian Special Interest Group, with Karen Knudson. Bring your projects and share your discoveries with others. We’ll look at what’s new in Arkivdigital for Swedish researchers and review the best way to use Digitalarkivet for Norwegian researchers. If you are researching in Finland or Denmark, come and share your expertise.
Thursday, July 18, 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm, “DNA Learning Series”, at Mountlake Terrace Sno-Isle Library Seattle and Sno-Isle Genealogical Societies are co-sponsoring the “DNA Learning Series.” Class 4 of the seven series is “Understanding your Autosomal DNA & DNA inheritance.”
This is a class you must pre-register for by sending an email to email@example.com Deadline to register is July 15, to allow enough time for you to do the assignment in time. Pre-class assignments are part of the learning and you must be on our list to receive them by email.
We began an experiment this spring by offering late hours, until 8:00 p.m., on our first Monday of the month. These
are popular days because the GFO is free to everyone; no membership
required. Enough of you enjoyed this feature that we’re now making this
part of our regular schedule. The library’s next Free First Monday is coming right up on June 3. We hope we’ll see you. Special Note:
If you arrive after 7:00 p.m., the door to the Ford Building may be
locked. Call us at 503-963-1932 and we’ll come right up to let you in.
There are 5 seats left for our upcoming Beginners’ Boot Camp on June 10. Just a reminder that Registration closes on June 6 and we won’t be having another Boot Camp until August! This is a great way to get started in your family tree research. GFO members get in free! Join Laurel Smith at the GFO for a day of beginning genealogy.
Registration now Open!Adding Historical Context: A Hands-On Approach Join
GFO’s Kate Eakman for a half-day of learning about how to add
historical context to your genealogical research to make it richer and
more interesting. In this workshop you will: ▪ Practice identifying items, events, and topics ripe for historical research. ▪ Once the questions have been asked, learn how to find the answers. ▪ Discuss how to add this new-found information to one’s family’s history. Take advantage of Early Bird pricing. Register by June 30 and save $5.00!
Have you ever wanted to study at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy? Now is your chance to land a scholarship. The
Laura Prescott SLIG Scholarship covers tuition in the course of your
choice, plus six nights at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City. You can be a beginner or professional, young or old but you must exhibit a passion for genealogy. The deadline is days away: June 1. Click here to learn more if you’d like to apply.
GFO still needs a Webmaster!
If you are looking for a way to volunteer, this may be the job for you! Our volunteer webmaster is leaving, and we are looking for someone to take her place. Web
design skills are not needed since our website provider has a template
we follow. We offer many indexes and resources and our site needs
updating when our volunteers finish each new project. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or wish to volunteer. Thank you.
Annual Business Meeting and Conference of the Genealogical Society of
Hispanic American will be held in Pueblo, Colorado, August 16-18. The
host hotel will once again be the Marriott Hotel located about five
minutes from the Rawlings Library and El Pueblo Museum where most of our
activities are planned. The discounted rate is $119 plus tax. Call
(719) 542-3200 and make sure you tell them you are with the Genealogical
Society of Hispanic America to get the discounted rate. Please go to our website for updated information .
Online registration is available thru PayPal here.
Our featured book this week is The Guidebook to Historic Germantown: Prepared for the Site & Relic Society
by Charles F. Jenkins and printed in Germantown (Philadelphia, PA) in
1902. It is inscribed on the flyleaf, “Bought at Relic Show, Germantown
Alumni Hall, June 12, 1902.”
are three news clippings glued to the inside covers and back flyleaf,
and one of them is about the Relic Show itself! It’s a sweet little
book, filled with illustrations, and there’s even a fold-out map. It has
a few little scuffs on the cover—but wouldn’t you, too, if you were
born in 1902? Otherwise, it is in absolutely fabulous condition. Pick it up at the GFO for $25 or have it mailed to you for $30. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Survey Results: Your DNA Experience
received 82 responses to our survey asking whether your DNA results
were surprising or not. There were a lot more surprises than we
expected, 35 (42.7%), while 47 (57.3%) reported ho hum results. One
participant said, “I was hoping for something more exotic, but no.” The reasons for the surprises were varied and interesting. Respondents could select more than one answer.
▪ Confirming an ancestor in question: 15.8% ▪ Ethnicities you weren’t expecting: 23.7% ▪ Unknown parentage of you or an ancestor: 23.7% ▪ Family members with unexpected parentage: 21.1% ▪ Health issues: 5.2% ▪ Other
included Y-DNA matches have not revealed anyone with the same surname;
Identified two brick wall great-grandfathers; Descendants of relatives I
was not aware of; and What I already knew. We invited participants to tell us more if they wanted to share. Click here to see all the comments.
New Survey: Has DNA testing helped you break through a Brick Wall?
often hit “brick walls,” a dead end in their research of a specific
ancestor. We’d like to know if DNA has helped you solve any of yours. And for those of you bored with all the DNA questions, we have a query just for you.
This week at GFO … Saturday, June 1st Virginia Group 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Pirates or Privateers – What’s in a Name? Did your ancestors have contact with pirates or privateers? If they lived anyplace along the Eastern Seaboard, from Canada through New England and the southern colonies, all the way to the Caribbean, their lives were likely affected. Trade routes and the safe exchange of goods was essential for survival, as was security in times of war – Revolutionary, 1812, and the Civil war. Join the Virginia Group to learn a little about this history and its role in the political, social, and economic development of the modern world. Did you know Sir Walter Raleigh was a privateer? Join us to explore this exciting history. For more information see our blog: Virginia Roots and Vines. You can also reach this group’s leaders, Judi Scott and Carol Currency, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunday, June 2nd Library Work Party – Manuscripts 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Explore our manuscript, personal papers, and Bible collection while we organize, scan, and create finding aids. Drop by at the time that works for you. Questions? Send a note to email@example.com. Monday, June 3rd GFO Free Monday 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. GFO open for free to non-members. Wednesday, June 5th Learn and Chat 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. At Learn & Chat some of the learning comes from speakers with particular expertise but most of it comes from the sharing of experiences and knowledge of attendees who have developed methods that work for them. And if you have been doing genealogy for any length time you have likely experienced the wonderful moments of exhilaration, the successes that you then share with others and that drive you to continue researching. Unfortunately those times can be few and far between. Join us to talk about your genealogy questions and help provide support to others. Facilitated by Jeanne Quan. DNA Q&A 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Lisa McCullough will be available to help answer your DNA questions, whether you are new and just getting started or have more involved questions. You may contact Lisa if you want more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
you use Legacy Family Tree Software for tracking your genealogy
research, there is a Legacy Users Group that meets monthly to discuss
tips, tricks and problems. You will always come away with some new
ideas. The meetings are held regularly on the first Monday of the month.
Members and non-members are welcome.
GENEALOGY RESEARCH BOOK CLUB
Mon, 3 June 2019: 12-1:30 pm
are many “research rich” books of genealogical historical collections,
as well as “how to” books on methods, collection and data storage of
genealogy research. This group delves into one book at a time and
discusses how to make the best use of it. Join this casual group as they
delve into their favorite topic of books on family history discovery
and sleuthing. (Brown baggers welcome!)
WEBINAR: LESSONS IN JEWISH DNA: ONE MAN’S SUCCESSES AND WHAT HE LEARNED ON THE JOURNEY
Wed, 5 June 2019: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
DNA test results to determine family origins is more complicated among
Jews, who have married “within the tribe” for hundreds of years.
Marrying within a closed community – “endogamy” – has barely been
addressed by the non-Jewish genetic genealogy community. This Legacy
Family Tree presentation uses the instructor’s own research as a “how
UNFOCUSED GENEALOGY DISCUSSION GROUP
Thu, 6 June 2019: 1-3 pm
CCGS Education Center
no meeting agenda, no special topic, just a group of curious people
bringing genealogy research notes, questions, brick walls, etc. to share
with the group. Get ideas for the next steps you should take in your
WEBINAR: RESEARCHING IN NEW MEXICO
Wed, 19 June 2019: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
47th State holds some of the oldest documents in the U.S. With written
records that begin in 1598 to the current day, researchers will learn
the record groups, how to use them, and where to find them. An abundance
of sacramental records, Governor’s papers, censuses, wills and probates
will be discussed in this Legacy Family Tree webinar.
THIRD THURSDAY EVENING HOURS
Thurs, 20 June 2019: 6-9 pm
you find it hard to get to the Clark County Genealogical Library during
daytime hours? Come in on Third Thursday to tap into our richest
resource: knowledgeable librarians who can help you with your family
history search. We won’t do it for you, but we will provide guidance.
One librarian has Scandinavian research expertise. The library has over
10,000 books and resources, and free access on our computers to
Ancestry.com and AmericanAncestors.com. Bring your own computer and use
our free wifi.
GENERAL MEETING FOR GENEALOGY ENTHUSIASTS
Presentation: Finding the First Fort Vancouver
Tues, 25 June 2019: 6 p.m.-Potluck begins; 7 p.m. program begins
Location: Clark County PUD Community Room, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA
Clearman, archaeology graduate student at Portland State University,
will discuss what she found during her archaeological investigation of
two Vancouver neighborhoods and an ethnographic study with residents.
The project was intended to find evidence of the first Fort Vancouver,
built in 1825 in the vicinity of the State School for the Deaf. Building
relevancy of archaeological research to communities in which research
occurs was also a key component.
Bring your favorite dish to share at this annual spring potluck meeting!
WEBINAR: A MONTH’S WORTH OF MUST-HAVE TECH TIPS TO START USING TODAY
Wed, 26 June 26, 2019: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
technology tips can help you with your genealogy research? Make a goal
this month to try a new technology tip each day and this Legacy Family
Tree webinar will help you! We’ll look at tips to help you enhance your
email, use shortcuts, conduct better searches, and use your cell phone
for genealogy. When we are done, you’ll be able to do more with less
time and learn tools that will help you in your research and personal
Formation of a New Interest Group: Genealogy Travelers
County Genealogical Society has a newly formed interest group, The
Genealogy Travelers! It is for anyone who enjoys going to archives,
libraries, etc. near and far. We have some initial trips planned for
this summer within Washington. If you are interested in joining us,
please call CCGS at 360-417-5000 and add your name to the roster, so we
can notify you of upcoming events. Members and non-members are
welcome, so plan to bring along a genealogy friend.
first adventure will be to the Seattle Public Library (downtown) on
Wednesday, June 5th. If you would like to travel with us, please
contact the CCGS Research Center by May 31st, so we can plan
accordingly. We will be sending out travel details next week, once we
know how many folks will be traveling with us.
Registration now Open!Adding Historical Context: A Hands-On Approach Join
GFO’s Kate Eakman for a half-day of learning about how to add
historical context to your genealogical research to make it richer and
more interesting. But if you aren’t a historian, how do you know when
there is an opportunity for adding history to our research? In this
workshop we will: ▪ Practice identifying items, events, and topics ripe for historical research. ▪ Once the questions have been asked, we will learn how to find those answers. ▪ Finally, we will discuss how to add this new-found information to our family’s history. Kate
Eakman is a Senior Researcher and Team Lead for Legacy Tree
Genealogists and has taught a variety of classes and genealogical
presentations across the United States. She holds an MA in History from
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with additional graduate
work in history and education from Immaculata University, Lewis and
Clark College, and Seattle Pacific University. For additional
information, contact email@example.com. Take advantage of Early Bird pricing. Register by June 30 and pay $20.00 – a $5.00 savings!
There are only 5 seats left for our upcoming Beginners’ Boot Camp on June 10. Just a reminder that Registration closes on June 6 and we won’t be having another Boot Camp until August! This is a great way to get started in your family tree research. GFO members get in free! Join Laurel Smith at the GFO for a day of beginning genealogy.
Research Session with the Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon
Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon invites you, your family, and
friends to their upcoming June meeting, which will be a research session
providing one-on-one support to all those interested in exploring their
Jewish ancestry/family history. Bring your research materials and your
personal laptops or tablets to work on your research goals or get help
with the endless supply of genealogical websites. Even if you don’t have
specific questions, come and exchange knowledge and ideas with others
who have similar interests. Some computers with internet access will be available for those without. The
meeting is free to all participants and will be held at the Hillsdale
Public Library located at 1525 SW Sunset Boulevard Portland, OR 97239 on
Sunday, June 23rd at 10:30 a.m. Doors will be open at 10:00 a.m. with
time for conversation and sharing. Public parking is available, and the
library is easily accessible via Tri-Met bus. See the Tri-Met Interactive Map for more details. If you want a head start on your issue, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance with your research question.
A Brief Update on the Paradise Book Drive
had a call or two from folks who are concerned that we are gathering
books to send to a library that doesn’t want them—or will never be able
to use them. We
would like to reassure everyone that before we began this project, we
were in touch with the Paradise Genealogical Society Board of Directors.
The organization has leased a space, and the Board is dedicated to
rebuilding the library. GFO would not have undertaken this book drive
had we not been certain the books were wanted.
Paradise Board has been sent the list of the books that have been
collected at GFO or pledged by the Douglas County Genealogical Society.
Clark County Genealogical Society has packed at least five more boxes
full of materials not on our list. The folks in Paradise are thrilled! One
person voiced a concern about the cost to GFO and whether we are
raiding our library shelves for things to send. The GFO is not spending
any cash out of pocket, nor are we pulling books from our library to
send. The books that have been gathered are from our sales shelves
(which were really overcrowded) and from donations from folks like you. We
hope this answers any questions you may have and that you will support
us in the effort to help what was, and we hope will be again, a thriving
genealogical society. It just seems to us like the right thing to do. And it seems like a lot of you think so too. We love hearing you’re behind us!
week’s surplus books are the product of a massive effort from 1959 to
the 1970s by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. “Mayflower Families Through Five Generations” traces five generations of Mayflower descendants, both male and female, to Revolutionary times. This book is Volume 2 of a set. It includes descendants of the families of James Chilton, Richard More, and Thomas Rogers.
We happen to have three spare copies of this intensively researched work available. Pick up at GFO Price: $24 Delivery Price: $30 All
three of our copies are in very good condition with only a few minor
scratches in the covers and a few marks inside from prior owners. If you’d like to buy one contact email@example.com
Survey Results: Which tests have you or close relatives taken?
Last week we asked about whether you had taken an mtDNA or Y-DNA test. And we were a little surprised by the results. Fifty-seven people entered responses: 15 of 28 males who responded said they have taken a Y-DNA test; 8 of 26 males report having done an mtDNA test; 22 of 41 females have taken an mtDNA test; and 22 of 37 female respondents replied that a father or brother had taken a Y-DNA test for them.
New Survey: Your DNA Experience
know many of our members have taken DNA tests. Some of them have had
big surprises and some have found their results pretty ho-hum. We’re wondering what your experience has been. Please take this week’s survey to let us know.
Saturday, May 25th DNA Beginners 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. DNA Led the Way: A Y-DNA Case Study by Emily D. Aulicino Do you have Y-DNA matches for which you cannot find the common ancestor(s) even though the genealogy time frame is reasonable? Have you hunted all over the web to find the answer, but are still fighting that brick wall? Learn how several Y-DNA matches were able to find their common ancestor(s) in just one day! You can download the handout here. Lisa McCullough will present information on the new tools at Ancestry, including how to turn on the Beta Profile, how to access and use the new tools such as MyTreeTags and the New & Improved DNA Matches and ThruLines. She will also cover the new tools at MyHeritage, specifically the Chromosome Browser Triangulation, Theory of Relativity, and Auto Cluster Tools. All are welcome. Questions can be sent before the meeting to: firstname.lastname@example.org British Interest Group 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Our topic will be Northern Ireland, its history and how that effects genealogical records. We will also plan next year’s meetings. Plus snacks of our ancestors! One hour of the two hour meeting is devoted to Brick Wall questions. Anyone with an interest in English/Welsh/Scottish research is welcome to join us. Questions may be directed to: Duane Funk at email@example.com Sunday, May 26th Library Work Party 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Of course there’s another work party at the GFO library today for those of you who can come! There’s lots to do, and we’d love to have your help. Doors open at 9 and work usually wraps up around noon. Some people come for just an hour or so; others work the full time. You are welcome to do either. Any time you can share is valuable. Hope to see you there. Monday, May 27th GFO Closed for Memorial Day
the June meeting of Olympia Genealogical Society we will hear Judi
Hine, Regent of the DAR Sacajawea Chapter in Olympia, presenting an
overview of the Daughters of the American Revolution and what they have
to offer all genealogists. Join us on Thursday June 13 at Thurston County Courthouse, Bldg 1, Room 152 at 7 pm. www.OlyGenSoc.org
Thank-you JOYCE OGDEN, PUBLICITY
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