Let’s Talk About…Filles du Roi

Was your ancestral mother a filles du roi? If so, be proud. These women are known as the founding mothers of Canada.

Here’s the history:

To secure his colonial claims in North America, King Louis XIV of France had to strengthen his settlements in New France (Nova Scotia). French officials recruited girls and women to migrate to New France to increase the population. They became known as the filles du roi, or King’s Daughters.

From 1663 to 1673, nearly 1000 women came to New France. In exchange, the women received money, clothes and household items. Almost all of these women married and had children, doubling the population. 

From the perspective of the French Crown, the program was a success. However, little has been recorded of how these women viewed their experiences. 

The women were to be of child-bearing age and especially so, in good health. The women picked for this “adventure” were chosen by their age, health and physical strength, not necessarily for their looks. They had to be “in good health and strong enough for field work and have strong skills when it comes to domestic tasks…”

There are many Canada-based societies dedicated to preserving the memory, experiences and descendancy of these so-called King’s Daughter. Also, YouTube offers several video-stories. 

So be proud if your great-x-time-grandmother was a Kings’ Daughter!

Seattle Genealogical Society “Finally Get Organized”

SGS Second Saturday Program
Saturday, April 13, 2024, 1:00 – 2:30 pm (PT)


“Finally Get Organized:
Conquer the Clutter Using Your Natural Learning Style”

presented by Elizabeth Swanay O’Neal
To view at the SGS Library, register here. (Available only if 2 or more people register in advance. Call a friend.)
Registration is optional, but it helps us know how many seats will be needed, and it allows us to notify you in case of elevator outage or unexpected closure.  Elizabeth will be presenting via Zoom.  Library attendance is for social and research purposes.

To view online from home, register here.
After registering, you will be able to join the meeting immediately from the registration window.  If you register in advance, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

About the program: Have you tried organizing your family history documents, photos, and digital files, but you just can’t find a system that you can stick to? Start organizing according to your natural learning style! This talk will help you identify your specific learning style and will share brain- and research-based organizing strategies for each style. Learn how you learn so you can finally get organized with the right system for YOU!

About the Speaker:Elizabeth Swanay O’Neal is a professional genealogist who writes, lectures, and consults on a variety of topics. For 35 years, she has made it her goal to research, preserve, and share her family stories. Elizabeth is the author of the family history lifestyle blog Heart of the Family™, and her mission is to help others make the past part of their present.

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German Interest Group of the Eastside Genealogical Society National Socialism and Family Research

The German Interest Group

of The Eastside GenealogicalSociety (EGS)meeting

When: Friday, May 3, 2024 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm PDT

Zoom Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/mrwca3bd

(This presentation will not be recorded.)

Topic:  National-Socialism – “Euthanasia” and family research
During the Nazi era, people were transferred from hospitals and homes for the disabled to various institutions in the German Reich and in the annexed territories and murdered there. This took place in 2 phases.
Based on the speaker’s own relative, it is possible to follow his path in today’s Poland and the Pomeranian institutions until he was murdered in Meseritz (today Międzyrzecz) in Brandenburg. There will be an overview of the history surrounding the forced sterilization of mentally ill and disabled people and their murder (“euthanasia”).

Presenter:   Inga Guttzeit

Inga Guttzeit, is a Citizen Scientist and Genealogist residing in Lübeck, Germany. She has been doing genealogical research for more than 20 years. She is a volunteer on several projects such as “Transkribus for Hanse-Documents” where she is helping to train the Transkribus AI Software platform, building the “Hanse-Recess Model” enabling better transcriptions of handwritten and printed documents of the Hanseatic League. Inga is a member of the “Working group for research into Nazi-“euthanasia” and forced sterilization” ( www.ak-ns-euthanasie.de ) which was founded in 1983 and she is a member of the group “Researching Lübeck 20th Century”. She has spoken several times in person and online about genealogy and Euthanasia. In June 2023, she began working on a remembrance book (Gedenkbuch) for victims of National Socialist-“Euthanasia” who were born in, deported from, or lived in Lübeck. Inga’s areas of research are Silesia, East Prussia, Thuringia (South), Schleswig-Holstein (near Kiel) and the Salzburg Protestant Expulsion. 

More information: Visitors are always welcome. Our website is https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/

Italian Interest Group of the Eastside Genealogical Society AI

20-Apr-2024 Meeting
Welcome to Italian Genealogy Let’s explore the world of Italian genealogy together, one person at a time.
                          ZOOM Meeting Topic:    FamilySearch.org – Full Text Search
When:        20-Apr-2024, Saturday
Time:         1:30 PM – 3:30 PM (PST)
FamilySearch has introduced a new full-text search feature for historical records. This powerful tool leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to help you uncover valuable information in historical documents. This innovative search capability allows you to explore historical records more comprehensively, making your genealogical research even more exciting! AI Searches every word of text including unindexed documents.
If you aren’t an active member, please request a Zoom meeting request. Request Here
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Eastside Genealogy Group – Italian Interest Group 2410 East Helen Street, Seattle WA, United States of America

Heritage Quest Research Library Finding Ohio Ancestors before 1850

Shelley Bishop is a professional genealogical researcher, writer, and speaker with a passion for finding and preserving the stories of our ancestors.  She is a frequent contributor to Family Tree Magazine, NGS Magazine, and other publications.  As the owner of Buckeye Family Trees, Shelley specializes in Ohio and midwestern research. Her projects often involve work with military, court, and land records. Shelley is President of the Great Lakes Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild.  You can find out more at www.buckeyefamilytrees.com
 
Finding Ohio Ancestors Before 1850 Researching Ohioans before the advent of birth and death records and an every-name census presents a challenge to genealogists of all skill levels.  Yet by employing time-tested research methods, seeking out some lesser-known resources, and understanding how to work with evidence, you can overcome difficulties caused by the scarcity of early Ohio records.  When:
April 18, 2024
11:00 AM to 12 PM

Where:
ZOOM or limited in-person

Cost: $20 members
               $25 non-members

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In-Person (8 only)
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Puyallup, WA 98372
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Jan WellsMinzel Named One of WSGS’s Outstanding Volunteers in 2023

Since 2003, the Washington State Genealogical Society has recognized over 600 outstanding volunteers and teams, nominated by their local society or genealogical organization for their service and dedication. These volunteers are the backbone of their local society, giving their time and expertise, to the organization and the field of genealogy. Over the last year, you were introduced to each of the 2023 award recipients and learned why they received the 2023 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer and Team Award.

Today we’re introducing Jan WellsMinzel of Shelton, Washington, who were nominated by the Mason County Genealogical Society (MCGS).

To assist visitors seeking information about their Civil War ancestors in Mason County, MCGS in partnership with Mason County Historical Society Museum (MCHS) decided to assemble the vital records of Civil War veterans residing in Mason County as identified in the 1890 U.S. Veteran’s Census. Jan took on researching and writing a narrative page for more than 33 veterans. Her narratives are well written and contain the vital records required for sound genealogical practices.

Jan has completed 90 percent of the Civil War veterans that Mason County is tracking. The society is building a three-ring binder containing Jan’s narratives with headstone photos for use at the MCHS Museum.  Jan also recognized our newsletter editor needed help when she was ill and immediately pitched in to assist the editor and keep the newsletter on schedule. Jan’s super power is she recognizes when help is needed and acts.

For more information on the WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award program, visit the Recognition page of the WSGS website or contact Info@wasgs.org. Please type “Volunteer Award” in the subject line.

Let’s Talk About….Are You A Francophone?

A francophone, simply put, is one who speaks French primarily as a first language. We might guess that there are many French speaking people in Canada and Louisiana but I never would have guess that there are so many francophones in the rest of the world, especially Africa. 

According to an article in American Ancestors, Fall 2010, by Felix Lafrance:

Between 1840 and 1930, more than 900,000 French-Canadians left Canada for the U.S. This massive exodus was the result of many complex factors. In 19th century French Canada faced significant economic and socio-cultural changes as it transformed from a rural society to an industrial economy. …… as economic development exploded, the lives of the working people became worse…. pricing, lack of farmland, poor quality of arable land, debt.. left many French Canadians without a home or a job.

So they came to the United States. But where? By 1900 there was a sizable French-speaking population in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Smaller groups were in New Hampshire, and Maine. And they did well in their new home. 

What attracted them to the U.S.? If lack of jobs, debts and poverty were the primary reasons why French-Canadians left their native land, the pull exerted by America was a factor.  By the end of the Civil War, American industry found itself with a shortage of workers in all sectors….. housing, construction, dam and canal building, installing and maintaining roads, sewage and aqueduct systems, farming, timber and especially industrial manufacturing. These industries experienced unprecedented growth due to the influx of French-Canadians eager to work.  

American life itself was a powerful attraction. American cities promised a new way of life and escape from agricultural work. “City delights” attracted the young. 

Bottom line, the “fever of departure” caused almost one million French-Canadians to immigrate to the U.S. between 1840 and 1930. Perhaps your ancestor was among them??

Do you still speak some French?? 

Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society Chat

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society Genealogy Chat

Tuesday, April 16, 2024, starting at 7:00 PM via Zoom



This month’s conversation starter topic is: What Special Interest
Group (SIG) would you like to see our society offer? We currently have
a Book Club, DNA, Legacy Family Tree, and this Genealogy Chat. Ideas
recently mentioned are Family History Writing and Mayflower Ancestors
groups. What genealogy topics are you the most interested in?



Please join us and let’s chat!



This is a monthly opportunity to connect with others and talk about
anything and everything genealogical. The value of this meeting
increases with the participation of each person that attends and
contributes to the conversations. This is your chance to celebrate the
breaking down of a brick wall in your research or ask questions of
others that can help you find records or relatives. Everyone, members,
and guests are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate.



Date & Time: Every month on the Third Tue, from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
Pacific Time

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your calendar system.

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Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society Virtual Spring Seminar

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society
2024 Virtual Spring Seminar April 27, 2024

Our speakers will be Cyndi Ingle and Cari Taplin.

Cyndi’s Topics:
• Smarter Searching: Refining Search Parameters for Genealogists
• Off the Shelf: The Unexplored Potential for eBooks in Genealogy
Cari’s Topics:
• Using Timelines to Analyze Your Research
• The Heart of it All: A New Hampshire to Ohio Migration Case Study

Registration closing soon – don’t delay!

Members: $30.00
Non-Members: $35.00

Mail-in registration must be postmarked by April 20, 2024.
Online Registration closes on April 25, 2024.

Register  Online

Or

Download the Brochure: 2024 TPCGS Seminar

More information available on our seminar page:  https://www.tpcgs.org/cpage.php?pt=3

On Mon, Apr 8, 2024 at 10:04 AM Tim Ward <timlward@gmail.com> wrote:

Reminder Registration is closing soon – don’t delay!

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society
2024 Virtual Spring Seminar April 27, 2024

Our speakers will be Cyndi Ingle and Cari Taplin.

Cyndi’s Topics:

Smarter Searching: Refining Search Parameters for Genealogists
Off the Shelf: The Unexplored Potential for eBooks in Genealogy

Cari’s Topics:

Using Timelines to Analyze Your Research
The Heart of it All: A New Hampshire to Ohio Migration Case Study

Registration closes soon – don’t delay!

Members: $30.00

Non-Members: $35.00

Mail-in registration must be postmarked by April 20, 2024.
Online Registration closes on April 25, 2024.

 Register Online

Or

Download the Brochure: 2024 TPCGS Seminar

More information available on our seminar page:
https://www.tpcgs.org/cpage.php?pt=3

South King County Genealogical Society April 2024

At the May 2024 Annual Membership Meeting, SKCGS will hold officer elections for the positions of Vice President and Secretary. If you’re interested or know someone who might be, please contact nominating-committee@skcgs.org. The Nominating Committee is pleased to share the slate of candidates and invite additional nominations. Learn more at https://www.skcgs.org/home/nominees.  


Be in the know! Receive notices for our virtual meetings, as well as the latest genealogy news and tips, by subscribing (free) to the online group at https://skcgs.groups.io

Skcgs.groups.io is the SKCGS online discussion and collaboration arena where:

  • we communicate and share information with each other
  • other than your email, you are not required to provide personal information
  • you can unsubscribe at any time

PROGRAM UPDATES

  • All meetings are online except the in-person Research Group, Family Tree Maker 2024 Tour, and Genealogy Help at the Auburn and Federal Way Libraries
  • Live transcription (captioning) is available during our Zoom meetings by request
  • Online meeting participants need to register for SKCGS Zoom meetings. Register at our website skcgs.org. Upon registration, Zoom will send a confirmation email with instructions on joining the meeting. 


APRIL – EARLY MAY 2024 MEETINGS & EVENTS

Saturday, April 6, 2024, 10:00am – 12:00pm PT
Family Tree Maker Users Group (online)
Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM.
Register at https://www.skcgs.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS FTM email list for announcements and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG

Monday, April 8, 2024 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genetic Genealogy/DNA Interest Group (online)
Topic: Getting DNA data into DNA Painter to “paint your chromosomes” and Answer Your Research Questions

Come prepared to share your screen to demonstrate both how to do these things, but also to show the questions you have about the process.

Register at https://www.skcgs.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS Genetic-Genealogy email list for announcements and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy

Monday, April 15, 2024
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Technical User Group (online)
Topic: Full Text Search – FamilySearch

Register at https://www.skcgs.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS Technical User Group email list for announcements and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
6:30pm – 7:30pm PT

Genealogy with SKCGS and KCLS (online)
Sources to use in replacing the 1890 Census

Join professional genealogist, Winona Laird, from South King County Genealogical Society for a series of programs to help you along on your genealogical journey.
King County Library will email a Zoom link no later than 24 hours before the program start time. If you do not see an email, check your Junk or Spam folder. If you need assistance, please contact Jennifer at jwooten@kcls.org.
Register at KCLS:  https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/65565bbd61803d36006d6b5d


Friday, April 19, 2024, 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Research Workshop (in-person)
For SKCGS members
Kent FamilySearch Center
12817 SE 256th St., Kent, WA
Seating is limited
RSVP REQUIRED to Winona at w.laird@skcgs.org

Saturday, April 20, 2024, 9:30am PT social time; 10am – 11:30am PT program (online)
SKCGS General Membership Meeting (Online)
Lisa Gorrell “General Land Office: Get the Most Out of the BLM-GLO Website”

Did your ancestor obtain land from the Federal Government in the Public Land States? The General Land Office website has the answers but the website can be confusing to use. This presentation will dip deep into the website and offer tips for future research in other records. Even if your ancestor did not get land from the Federal Government, information from the site can be useful for your land-owning ancestors in the Public Land States.

Lisa S. Gorrell is a Certified Genealogist®. She has served on boards of several genealogical societies and is currently the recording secretary with the local historical society, where she volunteers at their archives. She is a founding member and instructor of the new online institute Applied Genealogy Institute. She enjoys giving genealogy presentations and writing about her family on two blogs: “Mam-ma’s Southern Family” (https://mam-massouthernfamily.blogspot.com/) and “My Trails into the Past” (https://mytrailsintothepast.blogspot.com/). She has written a three-generation family history about her husband’s Swedish ancestors.

The program will be recorded for playback by SKCGS Members. Guests welcome! Register at https://www.skcgs.org

Monday, April 22, 2024
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genealogy Chat (online)
Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another!
Register at https://www.skcgs.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Subscribe to the free SKCGS email list for announcements and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society

Thursday, April 25, 2024 11:00am – 1:00pm PT or 5:30pm – 8:30pm PT
Family Tree Maker 2024 Tour (in-person)
Mark Olson, Family Tree Maker Ambassador, will be presenting an in-depth look at the upcoming new edition FTM 2024.
Meeting location:
Good Shepherd Center, Rm 202
4649 Sunnyside Ave N

Seattle, WA 98103-6955
More information and registration at https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG

Thursday, April 25, 2024 11:00am – 1:00pm PT
Genealogy Help with SKCGS at the Auburn Library (in-person)
Genealogy questions? SKCGS offers one-on-one help with a volunteer
1102 Auburn Way S
Auburn, WA 98002
Registration not required. In-person event. Safety guidelines and current protocols followed. More information at King County Library, email kcls-auburn@kcls.org

Thursday, April 25, 2024 2:00pm – 4:00pm PT
Genealogy Help with SKCGS at the Federal Way Library (in-person)
Genealogy questions? SKCGS offers one-on-one help with a volunteer
34200 1st Way S
Federal Way, WA 98003
Registration not required. In-person event. Safety guidelines and current protocols followed. More information at King County Library, https://kcls.org/locations/federal-way, or phone: (253) 838-3668

Friday, May 3, 2024 12:30pm PT
EGS German Interest Group (online)
Topic: “National-Socialism – ‘Euthanasia’ and family research”
by Inga Guttzeit.
For meeting registration, visit https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/

Saturday, May 4, 2024, 10:00am – 12:00pm PT
Family Tree Maker Users Group (online)
Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM.
Register at https://www.skcgs.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Subscribe to the free SKCGS FTM email list for announcements and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG

Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 6:30pm PT
SKCGS Board of Directors Meeting (online)
All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Officers and Directors may vote. Write to Board@skcgs.org for the meeting link.

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