Eastside Genealogical Society German Interest Group October Meeting

 

The German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society (EGS) will meet on Friday, October 6, 2017, from 1 to 3 pm in the Relief Society Room of the LDS Church at 10675 NE 20thSt, Bellevue, WA 98004 with doors opening at 12:45 pm for networking. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.

 

Topic:  German Village 1500-1850: Marriage, Religion & Inheritance – Have you ever wondered what life was like for your German ancestors? An overview of courtship, marriage, and religious differences impacting inheritance and family life.

 

Speaker: Janet O’Conor Camarata, a member of South King County Genealogical Society, has over 25 years of experience in genealogy. She is an instructor in genealogy at Pierce College, a seminar presenter and trainer in genealogy societies across Washington, who takes advantage of the latest technology and staying mobile with the latest computing tools.

 

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German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society Meeting

The German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society (EGS) will meet on Friday, September 1, 2017, from 1 to 3 pm in the Relief Society Room of the LDS Church at 10675 NE 20thSt, Bellevue, WA 98004 with doors opening at 12:45 pm for networking. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.

 

Topic:  What I Wish I Had Known . . .  before I started researching my ancestors.  Members of the interest group will share their experiences and lessons learned in researching in Germany – the importance of understanding law, the importance of location, the importance of siblings, understanding time period differences, dealing with data differences and brick walls.  Come learn from experienced genealogists who are willing to share their research adventures.

 

Facilitated by Janet O’Conor Camarata, a genealogist with over 25 years experience and member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.  She is a seminar presenter and trainer in genealogy societies across Washington and supported genealogy by volunteering in a variety of ways – newsletter editor, program coordinator and as past-president of South King County Genealogical Society (SKCGS).

 

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Eastside Genealogical Society Meeting

The Eastside Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, September 14, 2017 in the Bellevue Regional Library (Room 1), 1111 – 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 at 7 pm, with doors opening at 6:30 pm for networking.

 

Topic: “How Did You Know That?!” Using the Research Wiki in FamilySearch.org presented by Celia McNay.  Explore this wonderful tool with tips and guidelines at your fingertips.  Whatever the genealogical topic, it’s covered in the Wiki!  It’s like the Red Book but so much more!

 

Also see our website for FREE genealogical help and other Special Interest Group meetings. Visitors are always welcome at all meetings. https://eastsidegenealogicalsociety.com/

 

Eastside Genealogical Society June Meeting

The Eastside Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in the Bellevue Regional Library (Room 1), 1111 – 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 at 7 pm, with doors opening at 6:30 pm for networking.

 

Topic: “The Struggles of the Suffragettes” – Tames Alan is an actress, historian, and instructor, who has combined her skills to create an educational program for people of all ages. In this lecture, she appears in the authentic clothing of a suffragette and talks about the struggle of American women to gain the right to vote.

 

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Eastside Genealogical Society German Interest Group June Meeting

The German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society (EGS) will meet on Friday, June 2, 2017, from 1 to 3 pm in the Relief Society Room of the LDS Church at 10675 NE 20thSt, Bellevue, WA 98004 with doors opening at 12:45 pm for networking. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.

 

Topic:  “Using WIKIs in Germanic Genealogical Research”  – Come learn what is a WIKI, how WIKIs can help your research and see demos of Germanic research completed on various WIKI sites.  I was surprised by what I learned and you may be, too.

 

Presenter:  Dorothy Pretare started collecting family history in 1995 and joined EGS in 2000.  She has been their Publicity Chairperson since 2007 and is an active member in three of their SIGs, including the leader of the German Interest Group.   Dorothy is also a member of South King County Genealogical Society, Seattle Genealogical Society DNA Group, Germanic Genealogy Society in MN and Polish Genealogical Society of MN.  In 2008, she visited her ancestral villages in old East Germany and present day Poland.

 

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Eastside Genealogical Society May Meeting

The Eastside Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, May 11, 2017 in the Bellevue Regional Library (Room 1), 1111 – 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 at 7 pm, with doors opening at 6:30 pm for networking.

 

Topic:

Publishing Your Family History:  For 41 years, Gorham Printing of Centralia has produced short run, self-published books for people wanting to share their family history.  If you want to publish that novel you always had in you, they will do that as well.  Please come and see what Gorham can do for you and your project.

 

Also see our website for FREE genealogical help and other Special Interest Group meetings. Visitors are always welcome at all meetings.

German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society

 

The German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society will meet on Friday, May 5, 2017, from 1 to 3 pm in the Relief Society Room of the LDS Church at 10675 NE 20thSt, Bellevue, WA 98004 with doors opening at 12:45 pm for networking. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.

 

Topic:  “What’s Your Family’s Story?”  – “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”  Maya Angelou.  Three of the many ways in which to capture your family’s history will be addressed: 1) Family Medical History, 2) Legacy Statements and 3) Family Biographical Stories.  Utilizing the facts that genealogists research, information can be presented in a way that descendants will want to read or see more about their ancestors lives versus dust covering their copy of your ancestral pedigree charts.  Bringing these stories of our ancestors to life will benefit future generations.

 

Presenter:  Paula R. Seeger. Paula is an ESG member and will share information she’s gathered over the years of research, interviewing and writing her family history and working with others to capture their story by voice recording, video recording, slide shows, biographies, family history memoires as well as interviewing nursing home residents and writing the text for a book of their legacy statements.

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Eastside Genealogical Society April Meeting

 

The Eastside Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in the Bellevue Regional Library (Room 1), 1111 – 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 at 7 pm, with doors opening at 6:30 pm for networking.

 

Topic:

“Is Great-Grandma Really Native American” – Many families have the oral history that an ancestor was Native American. How do you discover if this is true? What federal, state and tribal records are available? Local genealogist Janice Lovelace, Ph. D., will guide you through these specialized resources.

 

Also see our website for FREE genealogical help and other Special Interest Group meetings. Visitors are always welcome at all meetings. www.eastsidegenealogicalsociety.com

 

Dorothy Pretare

EGS Publicity Chairperson

Eastside Genealogical Society German Interest Group

 

The German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society will meet on Friday, April 7, 2017, from 1 to 3 pm in the Relief Society Room of the LDS Church at 10675 NE 20thSt, Bellevue, WA 98004 with doors opening at 12:45 pm for networking. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.

 

“Newspaper Research: What’s Available and How to Find Scanned Images”: Newspaper research can provide clues to birthplaces, keys to finding relatives and adding local flavor to our ancestor’s lives. Finding the newspaper in the area of research and during a specific time frame can be challenging. Three web sites will be shared to help discover the names of the newspapers available, the time frames they were published and major sources of online images.  This includes all English newspapers as well as foreign language newspapers, including German, available in America, plus a world map of historical newspapers.

 

Speaker: Janet O’Conor Camarata, as a genealogist, has researched her own family history for over 25 years. She is a seminar presenter and trainer in a variety of genealogy subjects to societies and libraries across Washington; a newsletter editor of the Kittitas County Genealogy Society (KCGS); a publicity chairman and past-president of South King County Genealogical Society (SKCGS).   She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is a graduate of the University of Washington Genealogy and Family History program

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Dorothy Pretare

GIG Leader

GermanInterestGroupEGS@outlook.com

Eastside Genealogical Society Meeting Thursday, March 9

 

The Eastside Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in the Bellevue Regional Library (Room 1), 1111 – 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 at 7 pm, with doors opening at 6:30 pm for networking.

 

Topic:

“Trails West: Crossing the Continent 1840-1869” – Before the transcontinental railroad was completed Easterners and Mid-Westerners began to settle the West.  How did they get there and what was the journey like?  Presentation covers overland and water routes with descriptions of the journey and using clues to discover how and when your ancestor traveled.

Mary Roddy

Speaker:    

Mary Roddy, a Certified Public Accountant, has a certificate from the Genealogy and Family History program at the University of Washington.  She speaks frequently in western Washington as well as at regional and national conferences. She is a regular contributor to YourGenealogyToday and Internet Genealogy magazines and a frequent webinar presenter with LegacyFamilyTree Webinars.

 

Also see our website for FREE genealogical help and other Special Interest Group meetings. Visitors are always welcome at all meetings. www.eastsidegenealogicalsociety.com