FAMILY TREE MAKER HELP SESSIONS
Do you wish you could create attractive pedigree charts, display ancestor timelines, or show your documentation for key family facts? Do you want to learn more about the Family Tree Maker genealogy software program and how to use its special features to record and share your family history research with others?
SGS will sponsor a series of meetings for users of Family Tree Maker to learn more about how to use that software most effectively. The series starts Saturday, August 27 at the SGS Library at 10:15 a.m.
This first meeting will be a collaborative session in which we’ll work together to illustrate how we use the program and to address basic questions and problems. There will be no formal presentation at the first meeting; we’ll make a list of top issues to be addressed in subsequent meetings.
Anyone is welcome. SGS membership is encouraged but not required.
If you plan to attend, OR if such a program is of interest to you, but you cannot attend on August 27, please email Reiley Kidd at email@example.com, indicating what version of FTM you use, and what topics you are particularly interested in. Attendees should bring, if possible, their laptop and FTM, for hands-on assistance.
Do you want to be one of the first to know all the upcoming SGS event and program news? Do you have up to 2 hours per month to work online at home forwarding SGS news to selected websites, genealogical society web pages, blogs, and calendars? If so, please contact Betty Ravenholt at firstname.lastname@example.org and join the happy band of SGS members working to ensure the Seattle Genealogical Society’s events, programs, and resources are the best promoted in the region.
SEEKING DONATED SERVICE
SGS plans to install a large ceiling-mounted pull-down screen to enhance our education programs and presentations. Our landlord has granted permission to install the screen, but has requested that the work be done by a licensed contractor/installer.
Do you know of an individual or company qualified to perform the installation? We’ll provide the screen and mounting hardware.
please email email@example.com for suggestions or additional details.
LOST AND FOUND
The Seattle Genealogical Society has a Lost and Found box where we keep items left behind in the Library or at a seminar or event. We hold them for a few months, hoping they will be reclaimed.
If you recently lost a pair of women’s brown tortoise shell sunglasses with bifocal lenses, call the Library at (206) 522-8658.
If they remain unclaimed, we donate them to Goodwill.
CALENDAR OF SGS EVENTS
Unless otherwise indicated all programs will be at the SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE. Please check the SGS Web Site for additions, changes, and corrections. Programs may be canceled or postponed due to inclement weather.
The German, Irish, Canadian and Scandinavian Interest Groups will not meet during the summer; regular meetings will resume in the fall.
Tuesday, August 2, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Technology Tuesday, Hosted by Lisa Chan, SGS Director of Technology. Bring your laptop or mobile device, visit with other members and learn from each other while working on your family history. Discuss current projects, hardware, software, organizing data, and technology trends in genealogy.
Tuesday, August 9, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Technology Tuesday, Hosted by Lisa Chan, SGS Director of Technology.
Tuesday, August 16, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Technology Tuesday, Hosted by Lisa Chan, SGS Director of Technology.
Saturday, August 20, 10am -12:30pm, SGS DNA Special Interest Group
Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 8005 35 th Ave NE, Seattle, WA, downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.
Join us to learn about new discoveries in DNA testing.
If you are interested in being added to their email list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, August 23, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Technology Tuesday, Hosted by Lisa Chan, SGS Director of Technology.
Saturday, August 27, 10 am – noon, Family Tree Maker Help Session, Reiley Kidd and Betty Ravenholt, leaders. See above article for more details.
Tuesday, August 30, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Technology Tuesday, Hosted by Lisa Chan, SGS Director of Technology.
Tuesday, September 6, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Technology Tuesday, Hosted by Lisa Chan, SGS Director of Technology.
Tuesday, September 13, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Technology Tuesday, Hosted by Lisa Chan, SGS Director of Technology.
Tuesday, September 20, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Technology Tuesday, Hosted by Lisa Chan, SGS Director of Technology.
Tuesday, September 27, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Technology Tuesday, Hosted by Lisa Chan, SGS Director of Technology.
SAVE THE DATES
August 7th -12th
36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy: “The Wandering Jew”
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 Sixth Ave
This annual conference is coming to Seattle this year. For more information and registration:
Stillaquamish Valley Genealogical Society 2016 Northwest Genealogy Conference
Byrnes Performing Arts Center, Arlington, WA
August 17th is The Beginner Genealogy Free Day with classes geared for those new to genealogy. For more details on this conference and registration go to:
SGS members Janice Lovelace and Mary Kircher Roddy are presenting at this conference.
The Kelowna & District Genealogical Society’s (KDGS)
“Harvest Your Family Tree” Conference 2016
Kelowna, BC, Canada
More info and registration at: www.kdgsconference2016.blogspot.ca
SGS member Mary Kircher Roddy is also speaking at this conference.
September 23-24, 2016
Ancestry Days in Washington State
Greater Tacoma Convention Center
Tacoma, WA 98402
The Office of the Secretary of State and the Washington State Historical Society are partnering with Ancestry to bring a very special genealogical event to the Pacific Northwest. Ancestry Day in Washington will be held in Tacoma on Saturday, September 24, and is expected to attract more than 1,000 family historians. Whether you are a new subscriber to Ancestry, an experienced genealogist, or just interested in finding out what genealogy is all about, this is the event for you! Activities on September 23 will be held at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma and will include access to the museum and special presentations on outstanding genealogical resources in Washington. On Saturday, September 24, Ancestry will take center stage at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. They will be bringing their expertise, engaging speakers, door prizes, and Ancestry DNA kits to purchase. There also will be vendors from around the state sharing their products and ideas.
Registration opens in late July. Stay tuned for more information. For more details, see:
October 15, 2016
SGS Fall Seminar, featuring author Emily Aulicino, well-known expert on DNA and genealogy.
More details to follow soon.