South King County Genealogical Society

Did you get a DNA test for Christmas? Even while waiting for your results to arrive, there is much you can do to make your test results useful to you as you research your family. We’ll begin with creating a profile, show you how to get started with your tree and where you can research for free! See what your “match list” looks like and how to start using that. There will be plenty of time for questions.

Presented by MaryLynn Strickland AND Valorie Zimmerman of the South King County Genealogical Society.

REGISTER: https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/601d78ab78553424005eb852

South King County Genealogical Society February happenings

Monday, February 1, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT
Persons of Interest #Research Opportunity
Join us to help tackle the brick walls in your tree! Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Research-Group for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 6:30pm-8:30pm PT
Board Meeting
SKCGS Board Meeting. All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Directors may vote. Write to Board@skcgs.org for the meeting link.

Friday, February 5, 2021, 12:30pm-2:30pm PT
German Interest Group (EGS
)
Topic is: “What’s in a Name: Going from Iowa back to Saxony”

How does someone locate an ancestral village when the original surname has evolved over time? Follow a near beginner as she builds upon clues discovered in ordinary documents and learn how taking some simple actions can be helpful in your family research. Presented by Beth Snyder. Visitors are always welcome and can request an invitation via Contact tab on the website no later than 2 days prior to the meeting: https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/

Saturday, February 6, 2021, 10am-noon PT
Family Tree Maker User Group
Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM. Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Monday, February 8, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT
Genetic Genealogy/DNA

Topic is: GEDmatch, the Free Tools
Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Monday, February 15, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT
Technical User Group

Topic is: All Things FamilySearch
Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Saturday, February 20, 2021, 9:30am PT Social time, 10am-Noon Program
General Meeting & Speaker

“Chronicling America: A Newspaper Site for Everyone” presented by Dana Palmer, CG, CGL
Using online search engines can be tricky! Learn techniques to find elusive ancestors in newspapers on Chronicling America. Basic and advanced search techniques will be discussed, including tricks for Fraktur type and diacritics. Locating newspapers in print, microfilm and repositories will be covered.
For meeting reminders and link, go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/society
This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Monday, February 22, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT
Genealogy Chat

Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another! Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society for meeting link, discussion and meeting reminders. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, June 5, 2021
“LAWS, LEGACIES & LOSERS – A DAY WITH JUDY RUSSELL”

South King County Genealogical Society is pleased to announce a full-day virtual seminar with Judy Russell, a noted speaker, genealogist, and writer with a law degree. We hope you can join us for a fun and informative day. More details will be posted on our website at http://skcgs.org/seminar.html as updates become available.
Remember to mark your calendars and share the news with your friends.

South King County Genealogical Society Judy Russell Seminar

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, June 5, 2021

“LAWS, LEGACIES & LOSERS – A DAY WITH JUDY RUSSELL”

South King County Genealogical Society is pleased to announce a full-day virtual seminar with Judy Russell, a noted speaker, genealogist, and writer with a law degree. We hope you can join us for a fun and informative day. More details will be posted on our website at skcgs.org/seminar.html as updates become available.

Remember to mark your calendars and share the news with your friends.

January with South King County Genealogical Society

Saturday, January 2, 2021, 10am-noon PT

Family Tree Maker User Group

Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM. Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Monday, January 4, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT

Persons of Interest #Research Opportunity

Join us to help tackle the brick walls in your family tree! Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Research-Group for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 6:30pm-8:30pm PT

Board Meeting

SKCGS Board Meeting. All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Directors may vote. Write to Board@skcgs.org for the meeting link.

Friday, January 8, 2021, 12:30pm-2:30pm PT

German Interest Group (EGS)

Topic is: “The Anabaptists and Finding My Brallier Roots in Alsace.” Speaker Paul Brallier will discuss how wars, politics and religion led to the formation of the Anabaptists and how his ancestors played a part. Visitors are always welcome. Request an invitation at least 4 days before the meeting: https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/

Monday, January 11, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT

Genetic Genealogy/DNA

“How to Get Started with Your New DNA Results.”

Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Saturday, January 16, 2021, 9:30am PT Social time, 10am-Noon Program

General Meeting & Speaker

“Armchair Mysteries Solved at Home with Old School Communication and New School Technology” presented by Patti Gillespie, B.A., M.S., of Family Lines & Stories.

Learn tips, tricks and techniques to successfully resolve ancestor mysteries using both online sites and offline sources for information.

For meeting link and meeting reminders, go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/society

This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Monday, January 18, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT

Technical User Group

“Google Photos for Identification of Mystery People.” Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Monday, January 25, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT

Genealogy Chat

Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another! Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society for meeting link, discussion and meeting reminders. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

South King County Genealogical Society December Meetings

🌠 Saturday, December 5, 10 am – noon PDT, Family Tree Maker User Group. Question & Answer. Join https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG for discussion and meeting reminders. All our meetings have Closed Caption available.
🌠 Monday, December 7, 1–3 pm PDT, Research Group, Persons of Interest #ResearchOpportunity. Join https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Research-Group for meeting reminders and discussion. All our meetings have Closed Caption available.

🌠 Monday, December 14, 1–3 pm PDT, Genetic Genealogy/DNA: How to Use Wikitree as a DNA Research Tool.  Join https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy for meeting reminders and discussion. All our meetings have Closed Caption available.
🎉 Monday, December 21, 1–3 pm PDT, Technology User Group: Wassail party! Bring your beverage of choice and we’ll chat about genealogy, tech, computers, websites or whatever has come up this past month or year. For invitations and discussion, join https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG. All our meetings have Closed Caption available.
🌠 Monday, December 28, 1–3 pm PDT, Genealogy Chat. Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another! Join https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society for discussion and meeting reminders. All our meetings have Closed Caption available.

South King County Genealogical Society News

🌠 Monday, 16 November, 1–3 pm PST. Technology User Group: One-Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse. Valorie will present, not Stephen Morse, who created the webpage tools! Join https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG for meeting invitations and discussion.
🔰Friday, 20 November, 6-7 pm PST. Joint presentation SKCGS/KCLS: Genealogy Research Help: Why, What & Where? presented by MaryLynn Strickland and Valorie Zimmerman. Online, free. Registration required:https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/5fad66d317e1da2400c94008
🌟 Saturday, 21 November, 9:30-noon PST. SKCGS General Meeting: Thomas MacEntee presents Genealogy Pit Stop: Researching in 15 Minute Increments. Mr. MacEntee will be using Zoom to present, and registration is requiredhttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYucOuprT4jGtxk16x3MNxRTYLhEmFuDa0E.
Please register before Friday the 20th, so we have an idea of how many people to plan for.

After getting your confirmation, please put the event and the link you will receive into your calendar. Only the first 100 people to join our live meeting will be able to participate, so connect as early as you can; ideally 9:30 am.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, a recording of the lecture will be available to members and registrants for 30 days after the meeting. Discussion in our online group: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society

🌠 Monday, 23 November, 1–3 pm  PST: Genealogy Chat. Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another! To join, click or paste into your browser: https://meet.google.com/phg-exxp-one?hs=122&authuser=0 or call (‪US‬) ‪+1 484-268-2552‬. For meeting invitations and discussion, join or free online group: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society

South King County Genealogical Society November Meetings

🌠 Saturday, 7 November, 10–noon PST. Family Tree Maker User Group. Q&A. For meeting invitations and discussion, join https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG

🌠 Monday, 9 November, 1–3 pm PST. Genetic Genealogy / DNA: Recap: Strategies for Research. For meeting invitations and discussion, join https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy
Wednesday, 11 November: Veterans Dayhttps://auburnwa.gov/vetsday. The local live event this year is all virtual. 

South King County Genealogical Society Meetings

Monday, September 28, 1 – 3 pm PDT: Genealogy Chat. Meet up and talk genealogy. We have no agenda; we just like one another! Click or paste into your browser https://meet.google.com/zkj-fphx-qky?hs=122&authuser=0 or join by phone: ‪(US) +1 406-686-2783 PIN: ‪268 156 108#. Join https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society for invitations, reminders and discussion.

Saturday, October 3, 10 am – noon PDTFamily Tree Maker User Group. We are just starting up online meetings – join us! Join https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG for meeting invitations and discussion.

Monday, October 5, 1 – 3 pm PDT: Persons of Interest #ResearchOpportunity. Our newest online meeting; join us to help tackle the frustrating people in your tree! Join https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Research-Group for meeting invitations, to share your #ResearchOpportunity and help others with theirs. 

Monday, October 12, 1 – 3 pm PDT: Genetic Genealogy/DNA Interest Group – When DNA is the Only Option: Hunting for Ann’s Father presented by Janet Stroebel. Please join https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy for meeting invitations and discussion.

Saturday, October 24, 2020, 10 am – 1:30 pm PDT. Seminar: South King County Genealogy Society is pleased to present Diahan Southard, of Your DNA Guide, offering two topics: No Tree? No Problem starting at 10:00 to 11:30 and from noon to 1:30, Connecting your DNA Matches. This is a fundraiser for us, yet only $20! Register: http://skcgs.org/seminar.html Spread the word on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/346272226523013

South King County Genealogical Society October Seminar

Fellow Washington state genealogical and historical societies,
Normally your members might not want to drive to south King County for a DNA seminar. However, now everyone is just a few clicks away! We would appreciate you sharing news about our seminar with your members and Facebook and Twitter followers. We hope your group is well and healthy in these perilous times.

Registration is open! Attached is the flyer and registration form for our upcoming seminar with Diahan Southard. 
If you are feeling that your DNA data is not fully working for you, join us Saturday, October 24 for two sessions with Diahan Southard, a pioneer in the field. She will help you analyze and connect the data the companies give you with your family tree.
If you plan to pay by check, we suggest downloading and sending the registration form soon because of the Postal Service slowdowns. Payments using Paypal, Venmo and Square are all accepted. Just download the registration form: http://skcgs.org/seminar.html , fill in the PDF and email to treasurer@skcgs.org
Why not do it today and add it to your calendar?