Seattle Genealogical Society News

NEW! DNA LEARNING SERIES

Seattle Genealogical Society and Sno-Isle Genealogical Society are co-sponsoring the new  “DNA Learning Series”. This will be a series of seven classes, meeting once each month from April to October. Class will be held from 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm at the Mountlake Terrace – Sno-Isle Library, 23300 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043.

These are hands-on classes working with your own DNA results in real time with experts available to help you accomplish the tasks. The series builds slowly, workshop style, using your own computer and has homework assignments. The instructors are Craig K Gowen and Cary Bright.

The series is for current members of the Seattle Genealogical Society (SGS) and the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society (SIGS) only. Free advance registration is required for each class. The first class is 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm, Thursday, April 18, 2019. Register by sending an email to: sgsdnasig@gmail.com

HOURS ARE CHANGING AT THE SGS LIBRARY


Please note, beginning May 1, 2019, the hours of the Seattle Genealogical Society Library at 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 will be Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  The library will be closed on Sundays except for events. 

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION Thank you to all of our SGS volunteers!

Here is a partial list of the tasks our dedicated volunteers do on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis:

  • Greet our library visitors and keep our doors open to the public
  • Represent SGS at community events
  • Plan and present educational programs
  • Facilitate our Special Interest Groups
  • Manage our library collections
  • Maintain our building
  • Write and edit ENews! and SGS Journal
  • Serve on a committee or as a Board Member
  • Research and archival work
  • Tech support
  • Write and submit grants…. and much more!

Each quarter the Board of Directors selects a Volunteer of the Quarter, based upon their contributions to SGS.

Our 2018 recipients were:

  • Winter       John Eshelman
  • Spring       Janice Lovelace
  • Summer    Siri Nelson
  • Fall           Lori Lee Sauber

Are you interested in joining SGS and becoming a volunteer? Read more: http://seattlegenealogicalsociety.org/content/volunteSAVE THE DATE

SGS and SIGS “DNA Learning Series” ,
Mountlake Terrace Library – Sno-Isle Libraries,
23300 58th Ave W
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

 
See the featured article in this eNews! issue for more info. For members of SGS and SIGS only. Registration required. Register by email to: sgsdnasig@gmail.com

Scheduled dates for the first three classes:

  • April 18 “Intro to Genealogical DNA Testing”
  • May 16  “yDNA & mtDNA Testing”
  • June 20  “I’ve Got My Results … Now What?”

SGS 2019 Spring Seminar,
“Next Steps for Your DNA Results”,
with Diahan Southard,
Fairview Christian School,
844 NE 78th St, Seattle, WA 98115
Saturday, May 18 ,  9:00 am – 4:00 pm


From beginner to advanced genealogist, Diahan will help you understand and help you organize your results to find those lost relatives. 

Topics for the 4 workshops are:

  • Let Your DNA Tell Your Story
  • Me and My 1,000+ DNA 4th Cousins
  • Making YDNA and mtDNApart of Your Family History
  • Three Next Steps for Your DNA Test Results

Also check out the Special Workshops on Sunday morning, May 19: “Organizing Your DNA Results”.

Register for the Seminar online  

 – or –

Print out a Seminar Brochure and mail your registration to: SGS, PO Box 15329, Seattle, WA 98115

          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 closed May 25-27 in observance of Memorial Day weekend. 

APRIL

Thursday, April 18, 6:00 pm-7:45 pm, DNA Learning Series Class 1: “Intro to Genealogical DNA Testing”, with Cary Bright and Craig K Gowen. This  series is for current members of the Seattle Genealogical Society (SGS) and the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society (SIGS) only. Free advance registration is required for each class. These classes will be held at the Mountlake Terrace – Sno-Isle Libraries, 23300 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043. To register, email : sgsdnasig@gmail.com

Saturday, April 27, 10:15 am-12:15 pm, Irish Special Interest Group,  with Jean Roth Saturday, April 27, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, German Special Interest Group,  with Jean Roth
MAY
Sunday, May 4, 10:15 am -12:15 pm, Family Tree Interest Group, 
Lou Daly is leader of this special interest group exploring all the features of the tool Family Tree on FamilySearch.org  Come learn about the proposed changes coming to Family Search and Family Tree.    Sunday, May 5, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, DNA Workshop, with Cary Bright. Q&A first hour, while focus second hour in on Genome Mate Pro.


Saturday, May 11, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, (FTM) Family Tree Maker Users Group, co-chairs, Reiley Kidd and Jess Ramey.Meets on the 2nd Saturday of every odd month (Jan 2019, Mar 2019, May 2019, July 2019). Family Tree Maker is the genealogy software long associated with Ancestry.com     Saturday, May 11, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, Second Saturday Speakers Series – “Ohio: The Crossroads of a Young Nation” with Heidi Mair 

Thursday, May 16, 6:00 pm-7:45 pm, DNA Learning Series Class 2: “yDNA & mtDNA Testing”,  with Cary Bright and Craig K Gowen. This series is for current members of the Seattle Genealogical Society (SGS) and the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society (SIGS) only. Free advance registration is required for each class.  These classes will be held at the Mountlake Terrace – Sno-Isle Libraries, 23300 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043. To register, email : sgsdnasig@gmail.comSaturday, May 18, The SGS Library will be closed so all SGS volunteers may attend the SGS 2019 Spring Seminar at Fairview Christian School.

Sunday, May 19, the SGS Library will be closed for a special event.   

 

One comment on “Seattle Genealogical Society News

  1. Patty Olsen says:

    Diahan Southard presented at the NW Genealogy Conference last August. She’s an exceptional speaker. if you missed her last Fall, please attend SGS’S Spring Seminar May 18th.

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