IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE
FOR FALL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Please note that the SGS Fall Membership Meeting originally scheduled for Saturday, September 23, has been postponed until Saturday, November 11. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Mary Kathryn Kozy, avid genealogist and researcher, will be the featured speaker. Mark your calendar. We hope to see you then.
SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR OUR INTEREST GROUPS
The Irish and German Interest Groups are starting up again on their usual third Saturday of the month. Their next meeting will be Saturday, September 16. Due to the Fall Seminar in October, they will move their meetings to the fourth Saturday, October 28.
Also Family Tree Maker (FTM) Users Group is starting up again in October. They have elected to meet bimonthly (every other month), on the 2nd Saturday of the month, at the new time of 10:15am-12:15pm. The schedule for the next twelve months is :
•October 14, 2017
•December 9, 2017
•February 10, 2018
•April 14, 2018
•June 9th, 2018
•August 11, 2018
ANOTHER GREAT TESTIMONIAL!
Were you able to catch Jill Morelli’s presentation, “FamilySearch: the Other 70%” on August 13th? It was about locating image only records in FamilySearch.
In a nutshell, the class covered how to conduct locational searches using the map, “Find a Collection,” FamilySearch Wiki and the Card Catalog. While not indexed for surname searches, often the arrangement of the image-only record set is embedded in the images. The images, dependent on the type of document, are arranged alphabetically, geographically or chronologically, making it easier to find your ancestor. Look at the beginning of the images of the record set to find the key to finding your ancestor.
Jill was thrilled to get the following note from a grateful attendee who said we could share this with our readers.
“Hi – I was at your presentation at SGS on Aug 13th, and just had to let you know my WONDERFUL find using the ‘Catalog’ search method you taught us. I’m the one who talked to you at the end about ‘miss attributed paternity’ and the fact that my grandmother had been married twice, and that the first husband was unknown. Well, I was able to find their marriage license and certificate for June 1906 in Missouri using the Catalog search! It was such an overwhelming event for me, as I hadn’t know until a few months ago about the first marriage, and that my father was a product of this first marriage. Now I’m on the hunt for his birth announcement, but at least I know now who his father was, and his birth name. Thank you again, and I look forward to your next presentation”.
Thank you for sharing your experience. It’s nice to hear we’ve been of help.
SGS member, Lisa Oberg, will be presenting a free webinar, “Luxembourgers on the Prairie: Researching Your Luxembourg Ancestors”, on Tuesday, September 12, 6-7:00pm PDT. This webinar is sponsored by the Illinois State Genealogical society.
To register, go to :
SAVE THE DATES
SGS 2017 Fall Seminar,
“Becoming A More Organized and Effective Genealogist”
by Dick Eastman
Fairview Christian School,
October 21, 2017
SGS is excited to have Dick Eastman for the Fall Seminar. Registration will open in early September. Mark your calendar.
2017 LDS FAMILY HISTORY FAIR,
Stake Center Bellevue,
14536 Main St,
Saturday, November 4, 2017
It’s time again for the annual LDS Family History Fair. Always free, always informative, a different venue.
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. The Family Tree Interest Group with Lou Daly and the Scandinavian Interest Group will not meet in September. The SGS Library will be closed September 2 – 4 for Labor Day weekend.
Saturday, September 9, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, new “Second Saturday Speaker Series”, with guest, Cyndi Ingle
Sunday, September 10, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, DNA Workshop, Led by Cary Bright with first hour on a specific topic, and the second hour open for sharing DNA issues with focus on GenomeMate Pro.
Saturday, September 16 , 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Irish SIG, with Jean A Roth
Saturday, September 16 , 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, German SIG, with Jean A Roth
Tuesday, September 26, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Beginning Genealogy Class, research veteran and past president of SGS, Linda Fitzgerald, will teach you how to get your genealogy project going. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.
Saturday, October 7, 1:00p m – 3:00 pm, Family Tree Interest Group, Lou Daly, leader of this new special interest group exploring all the features of the tool Family Tree on FamilySearch.
Sunday, October 8, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Scandinavian Interest Group, Karen Knudson, leader. A workshop for your Scandinavian genealogy.
Saturday, October 14, 10:15 am -12:15 pm, Family Tree Maker (FTM)Users Group, members helping one another with Family Tree Maker (FTM) the tool long associated with Ancestry.com; Reiley Kidd and Betty Ravenholt are the leaders.
Saturday, October 14, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, “Second Saturday Speaker Series” , new with guest speaker
Sunday, October 15, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, DNA Workshop, Led by Cary Bright with first hour on a specific topic, and the second hour open for sharing DNA issues with focus on GenomeMate Pro.
Saturday, October 21, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, SGS Fall Seminar, “Becoming a More Organized and Effective Genealogist” with Dick Eastman. Details to follow.
Saturday, October 28 , 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Irish SIG, with Jean A Roth
Saturday, October 28 , 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, German SIG, with Jean A Roth
Saturday, October 28, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, DNA SIG, this group meets at the Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle. For more information contact SGSDNASIG@gmail.com. Co-chaired by Cary Bright and Herb McDaniel.
Sunday, October 29, 1:00pm-2:30pm, as part of the traditional SGS Halloween Open House, Jean A Roth will give this presentation, 500th Anniversary Talk on Protestant Reform & Martin Luther