Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State Meetings

You are invited to attend our upcoming free genealogy event, on
Monday evening, September 14, 2020.

We would also appreciate it if you could help us publicize this event using this email or our flyer, attached above, by emailing it out, posting it on your bulletin boards or calendars (on-line and physical), and/or website, or handing out flyers to or sharing this email with those you think might be interested.

Thank you,

Karen Campbell, JGSWS President

president@jgsws.org

View this email in your browser   The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State
proudly
presents a free presentation:
  “Bubbie, Who Are You?
Finding the Maiden Names in Your Family Tree” presented by
Janice M. Sellers, Professional Genealogist   DATE:  Monday evening, September 14, 2020, at 7 p.m.
             VIA ZOOM Welcome and upcoming meeting information at 7 p.m. Presentation starts promptly at 7:15 p.m. Free Admission Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83182288568     
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     Meeting ID: 831 8228 8568   ABOUT OUR 9/14/20 PROGRAM
Female relatives can be difficult to trace, but they can be found.  This presentation introduces resources for tracing the women in your family, many of which are available online, including oral histories, federal and state census records, immigration records, vital records, church records, journals, newspapers, legal and court records, library archives, and manuscript collections.  When you are researching the women in your ancestry, also consider looking at family items, including cards, letters, cookbook notes, and records.
This presentation will help you with name and surname research, as well as genealogical methods and research tips on finding the women in your ancestry.
       ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Janice M. Sellers a professional genealogist specializing in Black, Jewish, dual citizenship, forensic, and newspaper research. She is the editor of ZichronNote, the quarterly journal of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society (SFBAJGS) and has previously edited four other genealogy publications. She is the publicity director, programming director, and a board member of SFBAJGS and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and Genealogical Forum of Oregon. Janice is also currently the acting president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon. She has volunteered at Family History Centers since 2000 and gives dynamic presentations on many genealogical topics at the local, regional, state, and national/international levels, most recently this August at the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies’ annual conference. She has researched her own family history for more than 40 years. Before becoming a professional genealogist, Janice worked in publishing for many years as an editor, indexer, translator, and compositor. Her translation services primarily include French, Spanish, and Russian.

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SAVE THE DATES FOR OUR UPCOMING MEETINGS!   Monday evening, October 12, 2020, 7 p.m.
     “What were the odds? Four stories of survival”
          Presented by Arik Cohen, speaker from
               Seattle’s Holocaust Center of Humanity
      Description: All four of Arik Cohen’s grandparents survived the Holocaust.  When told by Holocaust experts that this was quite rare, he was motivated to research and discover their survival stories.  For the last five years, as a legacy member of the Holocaust For Humanity’s Speakers Bureau, Arik has shared how his grandparents survived mass murders,  ghetto liquidations, death camp internment, death marches and winter wilderness survival with students and community members across the Pacific Northwest.  Arik will share four incredible stories along with the research and primary sources that have enabled him to find and share his family’s history.
  ————————————————————————————————————————————    Monday evening, October 19, 2020, at 5 p.m.
     JGSWS’s first “Happy Hour/Social Meeting!”

           Hosted by JGSWS’s Board Members,
           Linda Deneroff and Jessica Moskowitz
The JGSWS invites our members to attend our first “Happy Hour/Social Meeting” on Monday, October 19, from 5 p.m-8 p.m. on Zoom. Get to know your fellow members and discuss our favorite topic: genealogy. We’ll have some breakout rooms available so if enough people are interested in a particular topic, you can get your fill!
  ————————————————————————————————————————————    Monday evening, November 9, 2020, 7 p.m.
     “Finding My Roots: Using the Entire Genealogy Toolbox”
          Presented by Coral Grant, Genealogical Lecturer

    Description: The secrets that Coral Grant’s grandparents thought were safe eventually became unraveled through the magic of DNA, archival research, and tenacity. The truth revealed an unknown ancestor and a truly rich Latvian heritage. Working back in time, this adventure begins in the Garment District of Toronto, Canada in the early 1930’s and ends deep in the Latvian countryside of the 18th century. The journey includes a life altering deportation from the Latvian countryside during World War I, a survivor’s struggle to return home, a deception to avoid military service, and a most reluctant immigration. Along the way, Coral encountered many genealogical roadblocks: name changes, protective descendants, and multiple individuals with the same name. Using her research to share her family story and Latvian Jewish history, Coral’s presentation highlights the use of all the tools available to the genealogist. Ultimately, the goal of our genealogical research is to honor our ancestors and to make sure we do not forget their stories. Coral’s presentation will leave you with the tools to break through your genealogical roadblocks and find your ancestors, for you to tell their stories.     ———————————————————————————————————————————— 
Monday evening, December 14, 2020, 7 p.m.
     Meeting Topic and Presenter information coming soon
  ————————————————————————————————————————————      Upcoming Conferences, Meetings Around and About    RootsTech Connect 2021 virtual conference, February 25-27, 2020 – Family Search has announced that RootsTech 2021 conference previously planned for February 3-6, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah will now be held as a free, virtual event online. Register and more information is available through this link:
     https://www.rootstech.org/?lang=eng
 
September 10, 2020 – Eastside Genealogical Society Meeting: “Organizing & Safely Storing Genealogy Media,” presented by Desa Omli
     http://wasgs.org/blog/tag/wsgs-blog/     September 12, 2020 – Virtual We Are History Keepers Workshop, sponsored by the Ethnic Heritage Council, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, and Black Heritage Society of Washington State   Register at the following link for the Saturday, September 12th, from 10 am to noon, virtual
We Are History Keepers Workshop! https://wearehistorykeepers.wordpress.com/   The workshop is sponsored by the Ethnic Heritage Council, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, and Black Heritage Society of Washington State. Interactive sessions will be led by UW archivists and librarians on archiving and research. – Organizing and preserving paper archives – Researching family and local history – Scanning or digitizing materials – Conducting Oral Histories and oral history projects   The event is FREE and open to all! Registration is required!  A Zoom link will be provided to each registrant two days before the workshop.    
For information on genealogical meetings, SIGs, and conferences in the State of Washington,
 
          Check out the Washington State Genealogical Society’s Blog!
                    http://wasgs.org/blog/tag/wsgs-blog/
 
          Checkout the Seattle Genealogical Society’s Website!
                    https://seagensoc.org/
 
          Checkout the Eastside Genealogical Society’s Website!
                    https://eastsidegenealogicalsociety.org/
  ————————————————————————————————————————————      Information and Links to Help You in Your Genealogical
and Family History Research
   The Wiener Holocaust Library is one of the world’s leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era. Formed in 1933, the Library’s unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony. The Museum is located in London, England, United Kingdom,
 
The Wiener Holocaust Library’s current exhibition (6 August -30 November 2020) is Jewish Resistance to the Holocaust.
     https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/

 
Washington State Genealogical Society’s Blog – check this out for genealogical tips and other information
     http://wasgs.org/blog/tag/wsgs-blog/
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Jewish Genealogical Society Cancels March Meeting

Our upcoming free genealogical event that had been set for Monday evening, March 9, 2020, in Factoria/Bellevue, has been canceled due to the concerns raised by the Corona virus locally. 

In concert with best practices, we realized we should err on the side of caution and health of all our members and attendees.

Our speaker, Ron Arons, and his topic, “Sex, Lies, and Genealogical Tape” will be rescheduled to another date. 

Thank you very much,

Karen Campbell

JGSWS President/Publicity/Programs

president@jgsws.org

Jewish Genealogical Society March 2020 Meeting

Our upcoming free genealogical event that had been set for Monday evening, March 9, 2020, in Factoria/Bellevue, has been canceled due to the concerns raised by the Corona virus locally. 

In concert with best practices, we realized we should err on the side of caution and health of all our members and attendees.

Our speaker, Ron Arons, and his topic, “Sex, Lies, and Genealogical Tape” will be rescheduled to another date. 

Thank you very much,

Karen Campbell

JGSWS President/Publicity/Programs

president@jgsws.org

Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State Meeting

Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State

You are invited to attend our upcoming free genealogy event, on
Monday evening, January 13, 2020.

We would also appreciate it if you could help us publicize this event using this email or our flyer, attached above, by emailing it out, posting it on your bulletin board or calendar, and/or website, or handing out flyers to or sharing this email with individuals and groups you think might be interested.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State is pleased to present our January 2020 meeting program:

“Finding My Roots: Using the Entire Genealogy Toolbox”

presented by Coral Grant, Genealogical Lecturer

DATE:  Monday, January 13, 2020

Location:  LDS Factoria Building
4200 124th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA  98006

·         Doors open at 6:30 p.m., for all to enjoy our extensive library of genealogical resources, including FREE access to the LDS FHC computers and genealogical websites!

·         Free Wi-Fi available. Come early and network with other attendees!

·         Presentation starts promptly at 7:15 p.m.

  • Free admission and refreshments

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

The secrets that Coral Grant’s grandparents thought were safe eventually became unraveled through the magic of DNA, archival research, and tenacity. The truth revealed an unknown ancestor and a truly rich Latvian heritage. Working back in time, this adventure begins in the Garment District of Toronto, Canada in the early 1930’s and ends deep in the Latvian countryside of the 18th century. The journey includes a life altering deportation from the Latvian countryside during World War I, a survivor’s struggle to return home, a deception to avoid military service, and a most reluctant immigration. Along the way, Coral encountered many genealogical roadblocks: name changes, protective descendants, and multiple individuals with the same name. Using her research to share her family story and Latvian Jewish history, Coral’s presentation highlights the use of all the tools available to the genealogist. Ultimately, the goal of our genealogical research is to honor our ancestors and to make sure we do not forget their stories. Coral’s presentation will leave you with the tools to break through your genealogical roadblocks and find your ancestors, for you to tell their stories.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

As a retired Public Health Administrator and now a business owner and motivational speaker, Coral Grant developed a fascination/obsession with genealogy. Researching and exploring her family’s roots to preserve for the next generation has opened many new doors and fundamentally changed her life and perspective. Coral has had the privilege to have lived and worked from coast to coast in Canada but landed on the west coast of Vancouver Island, where she loves to run, hike and enjoy nature with her husband and dog.

Please    by clicking on
https://www.facebook.com/Jewish-Genealogical-Society-of-Washington-State-548090815567964/

Please visit our website at http://www.jgsws.org to join or to donate to JGSWS to help support the incredible speakers and workshops we bring to you, to view library listings, download handouts, or for more information.  JGSWS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Membership dues and donations are tax deductible.

Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you, your friends and family members!

Karen vanHaagen Campbell
President/Publicity/Programs, Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State
president@jgsws.org
www.jgsws.org

Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington Free Event

Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington

Dear Genealogy Friends,

You are invited to attend our upcoming free genealogy event, on
Monday evening, September 9, 2019.

We would also appreciate it if you could help us publicize this event using this email or our flyer, attached above, by emailing it out, posting it on your bulletin board or calendar, and/or website, or handing out flyers to or sharing this email with individuals and groups you think might be interested.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State is pleased to present our September meeting program

“Jewish Genealogy: How Is This Research
Different from All Other Research?”
presented by Janice M. Sellers, Professional Genealogist

DATE:  Monday, September 9, 2018

LDS Factoria Building
4200 124th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA  98006

·         Doors open at 6:30 p.m., for all to enjoy the extensive JGSWS Library’s genealogical resources, including FREE access to the FHC computers and genealogical websites!

·         Free Wi-Fi available. Come early to network with other attendees!

·         Presentation starts promptly at 7:15 p.m.

·         Free admission and refreshments

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

This presentation provides an overview of the unique aspects of Jewish culture and history that affect family history research. Topics include history, geography, naming patterns, languages and alphabets, rabbinical genealogies, kehillah records, Yizkor books, cemeteries, and other resources. The information presented will be of great help to those new to Jewish genealogical research as well as providing important information to more experienced researchers.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Janice M. Sellers is a professional genealogist specializing in Black, Jewish, dual citizenship, forensic, and newspaper research. She is the editor of ZichronNote, the quarterly journal of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society (SFBAJGS) and has previously edited four other genealogy publications. Currently, Janice is the publicity director, programming director, and a board member of SFBAJGS and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and Genealogical Forum of Oregon. She has volunteered at Family History Centers since 2000 and gives presentations on many genealogical topics at the local, regional, state, and national/international levels, most recently returning from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies’ annual conference, held earlier this August in Cleveland, OH. She has researched her own family history for more than 40 years. Before becoming a professional genealogist, Janice worked in publishing for many years as an editor, indexer, translator, and compositor. Her translation services primarily include French, Spanish, and Russian.

Please    by clicking on
https://www.facebook.com/Jewish-Genealogical-Society-of-Washington-State-548090815567964/

Please visit our website at http://www.jgsws.org to join or to donate to JGSWS to help support the incredible speakers and workshops we bring to you, to view library listings, download handouts, or for more information.  JGSWS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Membership dues and donations are tax deductible.

Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you, your friends and family members!

Karen vanHaagen Campbell
President/Publicity/Programs, Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State
president@jgsws.org
www.jgsws.org

Jewish Genealogical Society May Meeting

Dear Genealogy Friends,

You are invited to attend our upcoming free genealogy event, on
Monday evening, May 13, 2019.

We would also appreciate it if you could help us publicize this event using this email or our flyer, attached above, by emailing it out, posting it on your bulletin board or calendar, and/or website, or handing out flyers to or sharing this email with those you think might be interested.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State is pleased to present our May meeting program

“Ins and Outs of Indexes: Keys to Unlock Probates, Deeds, and More”

presented by Mary Kircher Roddy, Genealogist/Writer/Lecturer

 

DATE: Monday, May 13, 2019

   LOCATION:

LDS Factoria Church Building
4200 124th Ave SE

Bellevue, WA 98006

(just off I-90 and I-405)

•        Doors open at 6:30 p.m., for all to enjoy the extensive JGSWS Library’s genealogical resources,
                 including FREE access to the FHC computers and genealogical websites!

•        Free Wi-Fi available. Come early to network with other attendees!

•        Presentation starts promptly at 7:15 p.m.

•        Free admission and refreshments

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM: “Ins and Outs of Indexes: Keys to Unlock Probates, Deeds, and More”

Indexes for county records can be the key to finding deeds, probates, and more.  As FamilySearch continues to digitize and make available more and more records, it’s crucial to be familiar with the different indexing systems and how to use them.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

     Mary Kircher Roddy grew up in San Rafael, California. She earned a Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree from The University of California, Riverside in 1982 and a Master’s degree in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas in 1984. She earned a certificate in Genealogy and Family History at the University of Washington in 2005.

     Mary became interested in genealogy in 2000 in anticipation of a sabbatical in Ireland where her husband was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Limerick. She was sure she would complete all her Irish genealogy while her husband taught at UL but the genealogy is still a work in progress. Her trip to Ireland awakened something deep in her Celtic bloodlines, the Irish tradition of the Seanachi, the storytellers and historians of yore. Mary has published articles in Family Chronicle and Internet Genealogy. She’s currently working on a novel set in the San Francisco area in 1900 and 1901, based on stories of several of her ancestors and their associates.

     Her husband’s most recent sabbatical took them to Sydney, Australia. While he taught at the University of Western Sydney, Mary spent her time swapping research strategies and methodologies with the genealogists at the Botany Bay Family History Society. Mary frequently lectures around the Seattle area and is an active member of Seattle Genealogical Society. She is also a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the National Genealogical Society.

Please    by clicking on
https://www.facebook.com/Jewish-Genealogical-Society-of-Washington-State-548090815567964/

Please visit our website at http://www.jgsws.org/membership.php to join or to donate to JGSWS to help support the incredible speakers and workshops we bring to you, to view library listings, download handouts, or for more information.  JGSWS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Membership dues and donations are tax deductible.

Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you, your friends and family members!

Karen vanHaagen Campbell
President & Publicity, Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State

President@JGSWS.org

www.jgsws.org

Jewish Genealogical Society April Free Event

Dear Genealogy Friends,

You are invited to attend our upcoming free genealogy event, on
Monday evening,
April 8, 2019.

We would also appreciate it if you could help us publicize this event using this email or our flyer, attached above, by emailing it out, posting it on your bulletin board or calendar, and/or website, or handing out flyers to or sharing this email with those you think might be interested.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State is pleased to present our April meeting program

“Breaking Down Brick Walls”

presented by Mary Kathryn Kozy, Genealogical Lecturer

 

DATE: Monday, April 8, 2019

   LOCATION:

LDS Factoria Church Building
4200 124th Ave SE

Bellevue, WA 98006

(just off I-90 and I-405)

•        Doors open at 6:30 p.m., for all to enjoy the extensive JGSWS Library’s genealogical resources,
                 including FREE access to the FHC computers and genealogical websites!

•        Free Wi-Fi available. Come early to network with other attendees!

•        Presentation starts promptly at 7:15 p.m.

•        Free admission and refreshments

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM: “Breaking Down Brick Walls”

Everyone has them: family lines that seem to have defied every effort to push them back farther in time. (Don’t have a brick wall yet? Just wait. You probably haven’t been doing family history long enough!) This presentation will discuss how you might be adding to that wall yourself, brick by brick, with some common research mistakes. We will also discuss several simple steps you can take to reevaluate where you are in the research process. Using the Genealogical Proof Standard, we will walk through methodologies that, when applied to your problem, may give you greater insight. Who knows? Perhaps looking at your genealogical problem with a fresh perspective will cause that brick wall to come tumbling down in 2019!

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Mary Kathryn Kozy has been working on her own family history for almost 40 years, since she first became interested as a young teenager. Over the years she has researched families in the United States from the Midwest to the Deep South, and from both Western and Eastern Europe. She started her own family history website in November 1996 and has continued developing it. She has served in multiple positions in several local societies and on the state level. She currently supports the USGenWeb project, serves as a part-time LDS Family History missionary, and speaks to many groups in the area. Mary is married, the mother of three wonderful children, and is now a grandma of three. She holds bachelor’s degrees from UW in both Zoology and Information Technology & Systems and has completed two certificate programs with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She has also completed the ProGen program with an eye toward certification as a professional genealogist.

Please    by clicking on
https://www.facebook.com/Jewish-Genealogical-Society-of-Washington-State-548090815567964/

Please visit our website at http://www.jgsws.org/membership.php to join or to donate to JGSWS to help support the incredible speakers and workshops we bring to you, to view library listings, download handouts, or for more information.  JGSWS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Membership dues and donations are tax deductible.

Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you, your friends and family members!

Karen vanHaagen Campbell
President & Publicity, Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State

President@JGSWS.org

www.jgsws.org