Eastside Genealogical Society November Meeting

The Eastside Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, November 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: Adoptions and DNA – Finding Long Lost Family

 

We will . . .

 

. review two adoptee’s stories of how we found living biological relatives.

. learn about DNA basics, DNA search tips and understanding DNA testing results.

. learn how to build a DNA Match’s family tree with documented resources only to discover potential relatives.

. learn how to ask questions and find answers using on-line resources that will lead you to discovering your own family tree and finding remaining biological relatives.

There is enough content, technique and intrigue here to interest every family historian.

 

Speaker:  Leslie Edmunds is an expert-level family historian and consultant trainer. She has been developing skills over the last 40 years and enjoys sharing tips and techniques to mine a resource to its fullest potential. She is often heard saying” It’s crazy but true; when I look, I find.” Leslie is known for starting with the vaguest of clues to discover entire family lines for other people. Her regions of expertise include Canada, the US, the UK, Scandinavia, Germany, Luxembourg, Hungary, Slovakia and Northern Europe. Her time periods of expertise include 1940 to present, 1860 to 1940, and 1700 to 1860. Leslie has recently completed projects in compiling surname family units over three centuries in ancestral locations, finding living biological relatives of adoptees, creating biographical stories/timelines from newspapers, creating sourced only family trees, tracing Quaker immigrants, researching civil war participation and using government-sponsored digital archives and demographic databases to hone her skills and develop new resource knowledge. Leslie is all about doing family history on a budget and has an incredible arsenal of free on-line and off-line resources at her finger tips.

 

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

Eastside Genealogical Society German Interest Group

The German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society (EGS) will meet on Friday, November 3, 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: Applying for German Naturalization – Carol will share her experience applying for German naturalization, based on Article 116, paragraph 2 of the German Basic Law.  This law allows descendants of Germans, who lost their citizenship during the 1933 to 1945 time period, to receive German naturalization.  It is also a story of how a person’s birthplace can shape their life and that of their descendants.

 

Speaker: Carol Shafer is a first generation American on her mother’s side. Currently, she is an English as a Second Language teacher at City University in Seattle and has worked for the government, in the private sector and in education.

 

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Eastside Genealogical Society October Meeting

The Eastside Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, October 12, 2017 in the LDS Bellevue South Stake Center, 15205 SE 28th St,(Across 148th Ave from Bellevue College, behind LDS Temple), Bellevue, WA 98007 at 7 pm, with doors opening at 6:30 pm for networking.

 

Topic: Go West, Young Man: Online Resources for the Western United States.   Cowboys, ranchers, miners, & pioneers with wanderlust led to colorful history and lifestyles. Learn about traditional & unique records found in the Wild West.

 

Speaker: Cyndi Ingle is owner & webmaster of Cyndi’s List, a categorized list of over 336,000 online genealogical resources.   She is also a seminar presenter & an author.

 

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 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.

 

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

 

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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