Eastside Genealogical Society German Interest Group June Meeting

The June meeting of the Eastside Genealogical Society’s German Interest Group (GIG) will take place Friday, June 3, 2016, from 1-3 p.m. at the LDS Church at 10675 NE 20th St, Bellevue, WA 98004.

This is their last meeting before summer break.  Please note that the GIG doesn’t have monthly meetings over the summer in July or August.  Their meetings will resume monthly beginning in September 2016.

The June meeting topic will be: “What Are Your Summer Genealogy Plans & How Might We Help You.”

Will you be going on a research trip, attending/hosting a family reunion, doing a genealogy project (like organizing your research and documents or writing a book or breaking down a brickwall or learning about DNA), or share what your summer genealogical plans or hopes may be!

Come share your plans & ask any questions that might help you be successful!

GIG members have experience and are willing to share what they have learned. We will all learn something new!

You’ll end your summer with the wonderful feeling of accomplishment and, at our September 2016 meeting, we hope you’ll share what you did over the summer!

DNA family tree imageUpcoming Local Genealogical Events:

Monday evening, June 6, 2016, 7:15 p.m.:  “Writing the Story When They Left No Stories”, by Mary Kircher Roddy, Genealogist, Writer and Lecturer, presented by the JGSWS.  Location:  Factoria LDS Church, 4200 124th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006; http://jgsws.org/

Thursday evening, June 9, 2016, 7 p.m.:  EGS Monthly Meeting: ” Let’s Go Exploring!” No need to drive all over the states; there are many wonderful repositories just beyond your front door.    Bob Barnes will be presenting information about places to visit in the Puget Sound area; Location:  Downtown Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Avenue N.E., Bellevue, WA 98004; https://eastsidegensoc.org/

August 7 – 12, 2016, International Association Jewish Genealogical Societies’ 36th International Jewish Genealogy Conference, Location:  Seattle Sheraton Hotel, Seattle, WA; International speakers and attendees, 4 Tracks: The Sephardic Experience in the United States, European Migrations. South American, Australian and South African Branches, Westward Ho! Jews in the Western US, and Coming Home to Israel.  Register to attend for 6 days or day by day; http://www.iajgs2016.org/

Tuesday evenings:  PBS’ “Genealogy Roadshow”  On TV Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Pacific Time, May 17 – June 28, 2016.  http://www.pbs.org/genealogy-roadshow/home/

Washington State Genealogical Society Calendar: http://www.wasgs.org/eventListings.php?nm=76

The German Interest Group (GIG) is a special genealogy interest group affiliated with the Eastside Genealogical Society.  The GIG consists of members and visitors who have an interest in German genealogy and, whose ancestors came from the areas of the old principalities in and around the areas of what is now currently Germany, from Germany after it became its own country in 1871, and whose ancestors moved from Germany to other countries, such as the Germans from Russia, or immigrated to other countries, such as the USA or Canada.

Everyone is welcome to our meetings whether they are just beginning their family history research or are an expert!  We have speakers on all aspects of German and general genealogy topics.  Our free meeting are usually the first Friday of each month, from 1-3 p.m., unless the first Friday falls on a holiday.  In that case, the meeting is usually held on the following Friday.  From time to time, our group goes on field trips.  Upcoming trips will be to the Seattle Genealogical Society, the Suzallo Library and their special collections at the UW, and the National Archives at Sand Point, in Seattle.