Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society DNA Event

DNA Test Results: What Do They Mean? On Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, the Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) and the Bainbridge Island Public Library, in recognition of National History Month, hosts a special DNA Event that is free and open to the public.
 
For people who have received their DNA test results, sign-up for a one-on-one 30-45 minute session to help you understand what your results tell you. Register online, by phone (206-842-4162) or in-person at the Library. Please Note: Specific DNA medical results from 23andMe will not be addressed.  You may bring your own laptop or a library computer will be provided.
If you haven’t had your DNA tested and are curious, you don’t need an appointment, Just stop by for information on the different types of testing available, companies that provide the service, costs, and what you can learn from your results. BIGS members will be available for discussion and questions.
Save the Date and Register Now: Online via the KRL Events calendar (http://www.krl.org/events/dna-test-results-what-do-they-mean), or register by phone (206-842-4162), or in person at the Bainbridge Island Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Appointments are between 10am-3pm and walk-in information available 10am-4pm.
Sue Elfving
PR
Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society September Meeting

The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) presents “Unearthing Records on your Revolutionary Ancestors” on Friday, September 21, 2018, at 10am to noon at the Bainbridge Island Pubic Library. The guest speaker is Sylvia Hasenkopf, A.G., an expert researcher in Palatinate, Colonial, and Revolutionary eras. Ms Hasenkopf is also a noted columnist, and house historian from Greene County, New York. Free to members, a $5.00 donation is suggested for nonmembers. For more information go to https://bigenealogy.org/ BIGS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization.
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Sue Elfving
PR
Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society July Meeting

The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet Friday, July 20, 2018, at the Bainbridge Island Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave N  from 10:00a.m. – 12 noon. Guest speaker Jewell Lorenz Dunn, A.G., Washington State Archives will present  “Immigration Law and Records”. Free to members, a $5.00 donation is suggested for nonmembers. For more information go to http://www.bigenealogy.org or call 206-780-8009. BIGS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization.
Sue Elfving
Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society
Publicity and Public Relations

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) June Meeting

For immediate release:
  The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet Friday, June 15, 2018, at the Bainbridge Island Public Library on Bainbridge Island, 1270 Madison Ave, from 10:00a.m. – 12 noon. The topic for the Monthly BIGS Meeting will be “Making Use Of Land Records” presented by Jerri Thorpe McCoy, a Washington genealogist and current historian for the Washington State Chapter of the Mayflower (Descendants) Society.  Free to members, a $5.00 donation is suggested for nonmembers. For more information go to http://www.bigenealogy.org or call 206-780-8009. BIGS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization.
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Sue Elfving
Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society
Director of Publicity and Public Relations

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society May Meeting

The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet Friday, May 18, 2018, at the Bainbridge Island Public Library on Bainbridge Island, 1270 Madison Ave, from 10:00a.m. – 12 noon. The topic for the Monthly BIGS Meeting will be “Making Sense Of The U.S. Census” presented by Janet Lovelace, A.G. Join us for this opportunity to improve on our genealogical research skills. Free to members, a $5.00 donation is suggested for nonmembers. For more information go to http://www.bigenealogy.org or call 206-780-8009. BIGS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization.
Sue Elfving
Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society
Director of Publicity and Public Relations

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) April Meeting

  The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet Friday, April 20, 2018, at the Bainbridge Island Public Library on Bainbridge Island, 1270 Madison Ave, from 10:00a.m. – 12 noon. BIGS member Jolene Aitchison will be speaking on “The Many Facets of FamilySearch.”  The Annual Business Meeting will also be heldFree to members, a $5.00 donation is suggested for nonmembers. For more information go to http://www.bigenealogy.org or call 206-780-8009. BIGS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization.
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Sue Elfving
Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society
Director of Publicity and Public Relations

Claire Smith Awarded 2017 Outstanding Volunteer Honor

Since 2003, the Washington State Genealogical Society has recognized over 500 outstanding volunteers and teams, nominated by their local society or genealogical organization for their service and dedication. These volunteers are the backbone of their local society, giving their time and expertise, to the organization and the field of genealogy. In the coming months, you will be introduced to each of the 2017 award recipients and learn why they received the 2017 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer and Team Award.

Claire Smith

Today we’re introducing Claire Smith who was nominated by the Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS). She was recognized for her exceptional leadership and consistent support of her local society.

Ms. Smith was instrumental in her local society’s creation in 2005, and shaped its growth, serving as president, vice president/program chair, webmaster, newsletter editor, mentor and special interest group (SIG) leader. Because of her astute business sense and organizational skills, procedures and processes were put in place, creating a legacy for the organization to rely on into the future.

Ms. Smith unselfishly shared her knowledge and time with anyone asking for help. She consistently encouraged and supported members to continue to gain and improve skills.

In Ms. Smith, BIGS found a rare combination of leadership and vision, commitment and dedication, technological know-how, and a passion for genealogy. Without a doubt, she richly deserves being a recipient of a 2017 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award.

For more information on the WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award program, visit the Recognition page of the WSGS website or contact Roxanne Lowe, Interim Recognition Chair, at Roxanne@thekeeffes.com.

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) February Meeting

  The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet Friday, February 16, 2018, at the Bainbridge Island Public Library on Bainbridge Island, 1270 Madison Ave, from 10:00a.m. – 12 noon. Guest speaker, Jill Morelli, CG, will be speaking on The Push and the Pull: Decision-Making of the 19th Century Emigrant.Free to members, a $5.00 donation is suggested for nonmembers. For more information go to http://www.bigenealogy.org or call 206-780-8009. BIGS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization.
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Sue Elfving
Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society
Director of Publicity and Public Relations

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) January Meeting

  The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet Friday, Jan 19, 2018, at the Bainbridge Island Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, from 10:00a.m. – 12 noon. Presented by BIGS Members, the topic is  “Arriving in America: Passenger Lists and Ports of Arrival from Colonial Times to the Present”. Free to members, a $5.00 donation is suggested for nonmembers. For more information go to http://www.bigenealogy.org or call 206-780-8009. BIGS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization.

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) December Meeting

  The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at the LDS church (gym) on Bainbridge Island, 8677 Madison Ave, from 10:00a.m. – 12 noon. Join us for the BIGS Holiday Genealogy FestFamily Treasures “Show and Tell”, Door Prizes, Research Resources Swap, and Refreshments”. Free to members, a $5.00 donation is suggested for nonmembers. For more information go to http://www.bigenealogy.org or call 206-780-8009. BIGS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization.
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Thank you!
Sue Elfving
Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society
Director of Publicity and Public Relations