SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS
All programs are at the SGS Library at 6200 Sand Point Way unless otherwise indicated. Please Check the SGS Web Site for additions, changes, and corrections. Programs may be postponed.
Sunday, August 2, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
PROGRAM MEETING: “USING “FIND A GRAVE” FOR GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH.”
“Find A Grave” is a resource for finding the final disposition of family, friends, and famous people as a virtual cemetery experience. “Find a Grave” memorials may contain rich content including pictures, biographies and more specific information. Speaker: Karen Sipe.
Sunday, August 16, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
PROGRAM MEETING: “LOVE, COURTSHIP, SEX & MARRIAGE”
Until Eve – It was a man’s world. Without women, there would be no genealogy; but their status has changed throughout history, and this has had a profound effect on the records we use for research. We’ll explore the surprising customs and practices of our ancestors, and the place of women in society over time. Speaker: Jean A. Roth
Saturday, August 22, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
ETHNIC WORKSHOP: “BREAKING THROUGH THE WALL OF SLAVERY: AN INTRODUCTION to AFRICAN-AMERICAN GENEALOGY” Speaker: Janice Lovelace, SGS Vice-President
Sunday, August 23, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
BRICK WALL PROBLEM SOLVING
Join SGS members for a problem-solving session. This is an open forum format.
Sunday August 30, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
PROGRAM MEETING: “USING FIRE INSURANCE MAPS”
These maps, including the famous Sandborn Maps, were originally created in the years following the Civil War and used for assessing fire insurance liability in urban areas in the United States. They are a highly useful resource for historical and genealogical research. Speaker: Jill Morelli
SAVE THE DATES
August 13-15 Northwest Genealogy Conference
Arlington, WA – details at www.nwgc.org
Saturday October 17 and Sunday, October 18
Seattle Genealogical Society Fall Seminar
“The Family History Detective: Finding Solutions to Your Toughest Research Problems.” Speaker: Dr. Thomas W. Jones
It is with sadness that we report the death of Linda Dougherty, a longtime member of SGS, who died on the 7th of July. Linda served the Society in several capacities, most recently as Secretary from June 2011 until her stroke in 2013. She will be missed.
Her full obituary, published in the Seattle Times, can be viewed at http://www.legacy.com/