VOLUNTEER OF THE WINTER QUARTER
The Board of Directors has named SGS member Laurie Clark as our Volunteer of the Quarter. Laurie is a graphic artist who lives in North Bend. Now retired, she is part of a collective of artists and as such part owner and volunteer in a gallery in Snoqualmie where her artwork is displayed.
On the SGS Volunteer Interest Sheet she filled out, Laurie indicated she would be available to help with graphic arts projects. So when our technology expert Lisa Chan took on the task of finding some way to freshen up our tried and true, but a bit dated looking Seattle Genealogical Society logo, she turned to Laurie. The logo appears on virtually all our publications, flyers, and stationary and SGS members felt the old logo lacked the desired sharpness. An update was in order.
Laurie produced a work of art for us. The project included her actually redrawing the tree in the logo, selecting a new font for the motto, and slightly changing the shape of the shield outline. She spent dozens of hours creating a sleek new look. The society is deeply grateful she was able to beautifully the logo, but still remain true to the original, traditional design; the familiar symbol of our association.
Laurie’s genealogical interest is more in the history involved in her family tree. She is a DAR Registrar and a member of the Colonial Dames. Part of her line stems from William Penn and the Quakers who arrived with him. She recently became a member of the Royal Order of the Crown of Charlemagne; this requires about 27 generations of proof.
Our deepest gratitude to Laurie Clark for her artistic contribution which will grace our publications and documents for many years to come!
“ROOTLESS” IN SEATTLE
AT THE SPRING MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Lisa Oberg and Jill Morelli will present “Rootless: A Retrospective Look at America’s Fascination with its Ancestry” for the membership meeting, at SGS on March 18th at 1:30. The program will follow the business meeting.
“Rootless” was first presented at the Popular Culture Association/Association of Culture in America conference in 2015, an academic conference focusing on social history. It examines trends related to family history and the popularity of genealogy, then and now. Explore what’s behind the motivations and underlying the trends; there are some surprising results.
Remember to mark your calendars for the Spring Membership meeting, Saturday, March 18, 1:30-3:00pm. Hope to see you then.
SAVE THE DATES
Ulster Historical Foundation – USA Tour – Lecture,
Pierce County Libraries, Administrative Center Library,
3005 112th St E,
Tacoma, WA 98446
Sunday, March 5, 1:00pm–5:00pm
Tel 253-548-3425 or 316-300-3383 (mobile)
Register online: www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar.aspx?id=281
The Ulster Historical Foundation is a research and publishing agency based in Belfast, N.Ireland which uses its knowledge to help those looking for their Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors. They are conducting a USA Lecture Tour during the month of March and fortunately this includes a stop in Tacoma on March 5. Hosted by the Pierce County Library System, the lecture is free of charge, but registration is required.
Whether you are just beginning your Irish research or have been at it for years, you won’t want to miss this workshop. Learn how to get the most out of Irish resources and records, gain strategies for breaking down brick walls, and grasp important historical context that may help fill in gaps in your research.
IRISH WEEK 2017
Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12
Kicks off with the Seattle St Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, followed by two days of Irish Festival and activities. Isn’t everyone Irish on St Patrick’s Day? Join in the fun. Stop by the SGS booth. Parade route and more info at :
ALL DAY IRISH GENEALOGY WORKSHOP,
Luther Memorial Lutheran Church,
130th & Greenwood Ave N,
Saturday, March 25th
Sponsored by the Irish Heritage Club with help from the SGS Irish Interest Group. Speakers are Steve W. Morrison and Jean A. Roth. The schedule and registration are on the Irish Heritage Club Website at www.irishclub.org
For more information contact Jean A. Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org
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, March 4, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Canadian SIG, David Robert, leader
Sunday, March 5, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, DNA Workshop, Led by Cary Bright
Tuesday, March 7, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Technology Tuesday, Bring your laptop or mobile device, and enjoy discussions centered around technology and genealogy – software, genetic genealogy, internet research and more. Hosted by Lisa Chan.
Saturday, March 11, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Family Tree Maker Users Group, members helping one another with FTM, led by Reiley Kidd and Betty Ravenholt; email Reiley at email@example.com for more info.
Sunday, March 12, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Scandinavian Interest Group, Karen Knudson, facilitator. Program this week will include a 42 minute video about the history, farms, communities, clerical districts and counties of Norway by Jerry Paulson.
Saturday, March 18, 1:30 pm – 12:15 pm, SGS Spring Membership Meeting, business meeting will be followed by Lisa Oberg and Jill Morelli presenting “Rootless: A Retrospective Look at America’s Fascination with its Ancestry”
Tuesday, March 21, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Technology Tuesday, Bring your laptop or mobile device, and enjoy discussions centered around technology and genealogy. Hosted by Lisa Chan.
Saturday, March 25, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, DNA SIG, The group meets quarterly at the Wedgwood Presbyterian Church. For more information contact SGSDNASIG@gmail.com. Co-chaired by Cary Bright and Herb McDaniel.
Sunday, March 26, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, “Making Sense of the US Census Records”, What can the genealogist learn from the data of the U.S. censuses from 1790-1940? What is included and why do we care? This session will also cover some special census schedules, including slave, mortality and agricultural schedules. This session takes an in-depth look at the value of census data and how to analyze the information.
Presenter: Janice Lovelace, BU Certificate in Genealogical Research; G&FHC (U of WA). Janice is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogist.
Saturday, April 1, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Canadian SIG, David Robert, leader
Tuesday, April 4, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Technology Tuesday, Bring your laptop or mobile device, and enjoy discussions centered around technology and genealogy – software, genetic genealogy, internet research and more. Hosted by Lisa Chan.
Saturday, April 8, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Family Tree Maker Users Group, members helping one another with FTM, led by Reiley Kidd and Betty Ravenholt; email Reiley at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.