CONGRATULATIONS TO CAROLYN SCHOTT
The International Society of Family History Writers and Editors announced the winners of their Excellence-in-Writing Competition and Carolyn Shott took 2nd place in the category of Columns for her “Welcome Back to Osthofen”. Our hearty congratulations to Carolyn, a member of SGS since 2014.
***** SPOTLIGHT ON OUR FALL SEMINAR *****
There is still time to register for the 2017 SGS Fall Seminar, “Becoming a More Organized and Effective Genealogist”, featuring Dick Eastman. Remember registration fees will go up after Oct 15th.
For more information, see the online brochure at :
You may register online, in person at the SGS Library, or use the brochure and register by mail.
For online registration visit the SGS Website Seminar page at :
The 23andMe CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT
Customers banded together and filed a class action lawsuit against 23andMe, raising claims of false advertising and/or consumer protection issues. So if you purchased any 23andMe DNA test kits between October 16, 2007 and November 22, 2013, you are a member of this class and you have three options to choose from.
• Opt out of the settlement – must be in writing postmarked no later than Oct 20, 2017
• Object to the settlement – again, must be in writing, via mail or email by Oct 20, 2017
• Accept the settlement – opt for either $40 off a 23andMe DNA Kit or $12.50 in cash
The Legal Genealogist, Judy Russell, has details of the lawsuit and your options in her blog of September 24, 2017. You can read it at:
If you are a member of this class, you probably received an email from the KCC Settlement Administrator with a return address of firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don’t remember getting this email, check your spam folder.
UPCOMING “SECOND SATURDAY SPEAKER SERIES”
Don’t forget about the next presentation coming up on October 14th. Mary Kircher Roddy will give a talk on “Trails West: Crossing the Continent 1840-1869”. It will be interesting.
SIX ONE HOUR LECTURES – OCTOBER 6, 2017
If you belong to the Seattle Genealogical Society Networking Group on Facebook, you probably already saw this notice, but since most of you do not belong to that group, it bears repeating.
Top genealogists Jeanne Bloom, Martha Garrett, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, Jill Morelli, Ann Staley, and Tom Jones will present six one-hour lectures held at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City Friday, October 6, 2017 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Mountain time.
The lectures are free and open to the public (registration is not required), sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
All lectures will also be broadcast online (also free, but registration is required). Here’s where you can sign
Time, speaker, and topic:
9:00 a.m. – Martha Garrett, CG
“Sweden’s Multiple Naming Systems and How They Changed in the 1800s”
10:15 a.m. – Jeanne Bloom, CG
“Past Conflict Repatriation: The Role of Genealogists and Methodology in Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise”
11:30 a.m. – LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG
“Reasonably Exhaustive Research of African American Families That Came Out of Slavery”
1:30 p.m. – Jill Morelli, CG
“Using Timelines for Correlation and Analysis”
2:45 p.m. – Ann Staley, CG, CGL
“Land, Licenses, Love Gone Wrong, and Other Assorted Courthouse Records”
4:00 p.m. – Tom Jones, Ph.D, CG, CGL
“Systematically Using Autosomal DNA Test Results to Help Break Through Genealogical Brick Walls”
SAVE THE DATES
SGS 2017 Fall Seminar,
“Becoming A More Organized and Effective Genealogist”
by Dick Eastman
Fairview Christian School,
October 21, 2017
SGS is excited to have Dick Eastman for the Fall Seminar. Space is still available. See the featured article above for more details and the links to the brochure and registration.
2017 Washington Family History Fair,
LDS – the Bellevue Stake Center,
14536 Main St,
Saturday, November 4, 2017
It’s time again for the annual Washington Family History Fair. Always free, always informative, a different venue.
Speakers include some familiar SGS names, Jill Morelli, Jean A Roth, Mary Kathryn Kozy, and Mary Kircher Roddy.
Explore the agenda, the instructors, and see the schedule at :
SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Unless otherwise indicated all programs will be at the SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle. Check the SGS Web Site for additions, changes, and corrections. Programs may be canceled or postponed because of inclement weather. The SGS Library will be closed on Saturday, October 21, the day of our fall seminar.
Saturday, October 7, 1:00p m – 3:00 pm, Family Tree Interest Group, Lou Daly, leader of this new special interest group exploring all the features of the tool Family Tree on FamilySearch.
Sunday, October 8, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Scandinavian Interest Group, Karen Knudson, leader. This session will be reviewing information from the Nordic Family History Webinars presented the week of Sept. 12th and hosted by Family Search. There is something for all the Nordic countries.
Saturday, October 14, 10:15 am -12:15 pm, Family Tree Maker (FTM)Users Group, members helping one another with Family Tree Maker (FTM) the tool long associated with Ancestry.com; Reiley Kidd and Betty Ravenholt are the leaders.
Saturday, October 14, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Second Saturday Speaker Series – “Trails West: Crossing the Continent 1840-1869” with Mary Kircher Roddy
Saturday, October 14, 3:00 pm, Mary Stolieker Diary Event
Sunday, October 15, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, DNA Workshop, Led by Cary Bright with first hour on a specific topic, and the second hour open for sharing DNA issues with focus on GenomeMate Pro.
Saturday, October 21, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, SGS Fall Seminar, “Becoming a More Organized and Effective Genealogist” with Dick Eastman, at Fairview Christian School. Registration is now open.
Saturday, October 28, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Irish SIG, with Jean A Roth
Saturday, October 28, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, German SIG, with Jean A Roth
Saturday, October 28, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, DNA SIG, this group meets at the Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle. For more information contact SGSDNASIG@gmail.com. Co-chaired by Cary Bright and Herb McDaniel.
Sunday, October 29, 1:00pm-2:30pm, as part of the traditional SGS Halloween Open House, Jean A Roth will give this presentation, 500th Anniversary Talk on Protestant Reform & Martin Luther
Saturday, November 4, 1:00p m – 3:00 pm, Family Tree Interest Group, Lou Daly, leader of this new special interest group exploring all the features of the tool Family Tree on FamilySearch.
Saturday, November 11, 1:00p m – 3:00 pm, Fall Membership Meeting & Second Saturday Speaker Series, a short membership business meeting will be followed by Mary Kathryn Kozy presenting “Using Social Media for Family History: Why Bother?”
Sunday, November 12, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Scandinavian Interest Group, Karen Knudson, leader. A workshop for your Scandinavian genealogy.
Saturday, November 18, 10:15am – 12:15pm, Irish SIG, with Jean Roth
Saturday, November 18, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Women in WWI, presented by Lisa Oberg
Sunday, November 19, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, DNA Workshop, Led by Cary Bright with first hour on a specific topic, and the second hour open for sharing DNA issues with focus on GenomeMate Pro.