Seattle Genealogical Society Spring Seminar Online


SGS is happy to announce we have put together a SGS 2020 Spring Virtual Seminar with Dr Fritz Juengling as the speaker. Registration opens today, April 20, 2020. Zoom space is limited to 97 registrants, so hurry.

Also please note, the Zoom links have changed for the April 23, 2020 presentation “Dancing with the Spanish Lady” and the May 1, 2020 presentation “Friedrich Christian Eiler: Scoundrel, Bigamist, and More”. You must use these new Zoom links to join these meetings. 

SGS 2020 Spring Virtual Seminar
with Fritz Juengling:
Old European Records
ONLINE via Zoom

Saturday, May 16, 2020
9:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT   

“Names – Their Origins, Meanings, and Characteristics” – Meanings of given names and the four types of surnames.  We also take a ‘world tour’ to learn how constructed in different cultures.

“Historical Events that Affect European Genealogical Research” – Learn about historical events, such as wars and foreign occupation, and their impact on European research, especially records and jurisdictions, looking at examples where appropriate.

“The Genealogical Value of Guild Records” – The history, structure, and purpose of guilds. Then, we look at some of the many record types that guilds created and how they can be of use to the researcher, especially when church records are missing and how these records can fill those gaps.

Registration begins Monday, April 20th.
Zoom space is limited to the first 97 registrants.
SGS Members $30.00, Non-Members $40.00
Register for Online Seminar

Registration must be submitted before 9:00 pm Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Registrants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting and a Syllabus by email on May 15th.

Dr. Juengling holds a Master’s and Doctorate in German Philology with minors in both English and Linguistics. Philology is a highly specialized field of study, combining languages, linguistics, paleography and history. He is an Accredited Genealogist for Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden. Fritz is the German, Dutch and Scandinavian Research Specialist at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and speaks widely at genealogical conferences and seminars. 


Dancing with the Spanish Lady: 
The Influenza Pandemic of 1918  
(Online Class and Discussion)
Thursday, April 23, 2020 
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm PDT

Follow this link to join:

Here’s a timely topic to be presented by Lisa Oberg. 

Schools canceled, closed theaters and churches, social distancing… all of these public health measures in effect today were used to help combat the influenza pandemic of 1918.


Webinar: Friedrich Christian Eiler: Scoundrel, Bigamist, and More
Presenter: Jill Morelli
Date: Friday, 1 May 2020 
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm PDT

Follow this link to join:
  Not all our ancestors are fine upstanding citizens, but Friedrich challenged all parameters of exemplary citizenship. But, who was Friedrich Eiler? The ability to combine fragments of identity to form a single individual is an important skill. This case study illustrates the techniques used to identify the unknown!   This is an online meeting via Zoom of the German Interest Group of the Eastside Genealogical Society    SGS Members are welcome to join in!   After entering the link, use this password: 367866 Meeting ID: 978 964 694