DON’T MISS OUR 2018 FALL SEMINAR
“SHARPEN YOUR ONLINE SLEUTHING SKILLS”
Cyndi Ingle, creator of Cyndi’s List, international lecturer, and author will be the presenter at our fall seminar. Topics for the 4 workshops are going to be:
· Advanced Googling for Your Grandma
· Back to Basics: Research Planning and Execution Online
· Maintaining an Organized Computer
· Ten Resources I Use Everyday: Misc Tips for the Online Researcher
For more information and online registration: http://seattlegenealogicalsociety.org/
IMPORTANT SGS MEMBERSHIP MEETING
SGS members, the Membership Meeting is October 13, 1:00-4:00 pm. A topic of discussion will be revising the SGS bylaws. Hear from the SGS Board. The Second Saturday Series presentation that day will be The Homestead Act with Karen V Sipe.
OCTOBER IS AMERICAN ARCHIVES
& FAMILY HISTORY MONTH
So celebrate with a visit to the Seattle Central Library, October 9th, 11 am until 3 pm, Fourth Floor-Room 1, for “Faces of the Archives: Genealogical Research Using Local Collections”. Seattle Genealogical Society will be there featuring two people from our Archives Committee, Mildred Stoliker and Fred Schack.
Learn about genealogical resources at libraries, archives, and museums from any of a dozen participating institutions. There will be a half hour formal talk beginning at noon, by Paula Becker, historian and author.
This event is free, registration is not required, but space is limited so plan to arrive early.
During the entire month of October, there is a barrage of activities scheduled around Washington, and the Seattle area, to educate and entertain family historians such as yourself. A sampling:
- October 6, Ellensburg, Archives and Museum Crawl
- October 6, Cheney, History Day for Teachers
- October 6, Olympia, Archives Month Special:Preserving Large Items
- October 10, Olympia, History Happy Hour Trivia Night
For the complete list of October events visit the Washington State Archives website and check out Upcoming Events.
Additionally, on Mondays in October, at the Seattle Central Library, are these classes:
- October 1, Genealogy: Getting Started, 10 am – 12 pm
- October 8, Genealogy: Databases – Ancestry Library Edition, 2-4 pm
- October 15, Genealogy: Tour the Collection, 10-11:30 am
- October 22, Genealogy: Introduction to DNA, 2-4 pm
BEGINNING RESEARCH TOOLS CLASS AT SGS
This class, taught by Linda Fitzgerald, is an introduction to the paper, internet, and other tools that a beginning genealogist will need in order to address the problem of ancestor identity. All materials needed for the class will be provided by SGS, so we ask that if you are going to attend, you RSVP by calling SGS at 206 522-8658 on or before October 27th, so we can plan accordingly.
Location: SGS Library
Date and Time: Sunday, October 28, 2018, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
This class is a precursor to Heidi Mair’s online classes coming up in November.
COMING UP IN NOVEMBER …
Are you new to Genealogy, or have you hit a brick wall and are looking for a fresh perspective? Join Heidi Mair. each Tuesday in November from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, for a fun, online and interactive session of “Introduction to Genealogy and Family History”. Share your family history story, research challenges, and more.
Each of the four sessions will be conducted online using Zoom.
To learn more or register, please visit:
JAPANESE GENEALOGY SEMINAR
Save the Dates! Get the word out. Coming in February, the Seattle Genealogical Society is proud to sponsor a Japanese Genealogy Seminar for individuals researching their Japanese heritage.
- 2 February 2019 (Saturday): all, day session; Japanese Genealogical Seminar for those beginning their quest for their Japanese heritage. Learn how to find records in the U.S. and in Japan.
- 3 February 2019 (Sunday): morning session; “Train the Trainers,” Japanese genealogical seminar for researchers who wish to know how to research the records of the Japanese-Americans here in the United States and in Japan in order to help others.
- 3 February 2019 (Sunday): afternoon session; “One-on-One,” the newly trained researchers will conduct one-on-one sessions with those who need help getting started with their research.
Interest in genealogy, or tracing our personal ancestral lineage, is increasing due to in part to television shows such as Who Do You Think You Are?, Ancestor RoadShow, and others; DNA advertisements; and continuing conversations about immigration in the political arena. Many individuals are using advertised tools to make documentary and genetic discoveries about their own families. While each ethnic group presents unique challenges, this seminar will teach Nikkei what records exist and how they can build their own family trees. This seminar will open the door to their personal heritage and how that heritage fits within the wider scope of Japanese history in the United States and in Japan.
Linda Harms Okazaki, newly back from her latest trip to Japan, will conduct the seminar and the Train the Trainer sessions. She is a nationally known Japanese-American genealogical researcher and lecturer. A charter member of the Nikkei Genealogical Society and past president of the California Genealogical Society, she is the founder and partner of Linda’s Orchard, LLC, a research company specializing in Japanese-American research. She is a bi-monthly columnist for the Nichi Bei Weekly, a board member of the Nichi Bei Foundation, and a research consultant for ProGenealogists, Salt Lake City.
Registration will open 1 December 2018 at the Seattle Genealogical Society website: http://seattlegenealogicalsociety.org Registration is free, but the Seminar and the Train the Trainer sessions are limited to 40 individuals. The registration for the One-on-One sessions will open 1 January 2019. Lunch will be provided for a fee on the first day only.
For more information contact Jill Morelli, President of SGS, at email@example.com
This program is generously funded under the Heritage Grant program by 4Culture, a King County arts support agency.
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.
Saturday, October 6, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Canadian SIG, come join David Robert, group leader, for help researching your Canadian ancestors.
Saturday, October 6, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Family Tree Interest Group, Lou Daly is leader of this special interest group exploring all the features of the tool Family Tree on FamilySearch.org
Sunday, October 7, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, DNA Workshop, with Cary Bright, First hour focuses on questions that group members bring; second hour focuses on Genome Mate Pro
Tuesday, October 9, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, SGS will be at Faces of the Archives, with Paula Becker speaking from 12:00 pm- 12:30 pm, event is at the Seattle Central Library, 4th Floor Room 1, drop in to hear from many about resources available at the archives, libraries, and museums
Saturday, October 13, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Membership Meeting & Second Saturday Speaker Series, business meeting, hear from the SGS board, discussion of revising bylaws, Karen V Sipe will present The Homestead Act for the Second Saturday Series
Sunday, October 14, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Scandinavian SIG, with Karen Knudson, Swedish and Norwegian Workshop – bring your laptops and your research. We will have resources available to help you with your hunt for your Scandinavian ancestors.
Saturday, October 20, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, “Sharpen Your Online Genealogical Sleuthing Skills”, with Cyndi Ingle of Cyndi’s List fame. This is the SGS Fall Seminar and will be held at Fairview Christian School in Seattle. The SGS library will be closed on this day so volunteers may attend the seminar.
Saturday, October 27, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Irish SIG, with Jean Roth
Saturday, October 27, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, German SIG, with Jean Roth
Saturday, October 27, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Digging Deeper Workshop: Researching Washington’s World War I Honor Roll, with Lisa Oberg, at the University of Washington
Sunday, October 28, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Beginning Research Tools with Linda Fitzgerald, supplies provided, free class, but please phone the library by Saturday, October 27 to register so we have a headcount and can plan accordingly.
Saturday, November 3, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Canadian SIG, come join David Robert, group leader, for help researching your Canadian ancestors.
Saturday, November 3, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Family Tree Interest Group, Lou Daly is leader of this special interest group exploring all the features of the tool Family Tree on FamilySearch.org
Tuesday, November 6, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Intro to Genealogy & Family History – Online, 1 of 4 part series with Heidi Mair, each Tuesday in November, registration required
Saturday, November 10, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Family Tree Maker (FTM) Interest Group, with Reiley Kidd & Jess Ramey
Saturday, November 10, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Second Saturday Speaker Series
Sunday, November 11, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Scandinavian SIG, with Karen Knudson, Swedish and Norwegian Workshop – bring your laptops and your research. We will have resources available to help you with your hunt for your Scandinavian ancestors.
Tuesday, November 13, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Intro to Genealogy & Family History – Online, 2 of 4 part series with Heidi Mair, registration required
Wednesday, November 14, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Ask the Genealogist at the Shoreline Library, a volunteer will assist you with your research problems
Saturday, November 17, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Irish SIG, with Jean Roth
Saturday, November 17, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, German SIG, with Jean Roth
Tuesday, November 20, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Intro to Genealogy & Family History – Online, 3 of 4 part series with Heidi Mair, registration required
Tuesday, November 27, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Intro to Genealogy & Family History – Online, 4 of 4 part series with Heidi Mair, registration required