VOLUNTEER OF SPRING QUARTER
Each quarter, the Seattle Genealogical Society recognizes one member as our Volunteer of the Quarter. Our Volunteer for Spring Quarter 2021 is Sue Schack Jensen.
Sue is being honored for her work as Director of the Library, and the creator and host of the weekly discussion group, Brags and Bricks.
Sue has been a member of SGS for 3 years. She started training to take over as librarian almost as soon as she joined SGS. Her training was following her predecessor, Ann Wright, around the library and absorbing the position! Due to health issues, Sue had to resign as librarian during her second term.
Sue continues to facilitate the Brags and Bricks social group that meets via Zoom each Wednesday from 10-11:30 am. Brags and Bricks is an informal group where participants meet to discuss genealogy, their brick walls, or even brag a little about a success. They share research knowledge, as well as check up on each other’s well-being. It’s been a good group, Sue thinks. She loves meeting with the people in this group and seeing them get answers to their questions.
Sue’s genealogical interests lie in the German areas where she has been unsuccessful researching her paternal side of the family. In retrospect, she thinks this family line might actually be Scandinavian instead of German!! Sue loves researching and will research anything and everything. She has been researching family for over 30 years. Looking for ancestors is just a lot of fun, she says. She started out trying to discover what the “domestic outrage” that occurred in her maternal 2nd great grandparents’ lives really entailed. It involved lies, a seduction, a murder, a trial, and commitment to an insane asylum.
Besides an avid genealogist, Sue is also a knitter, weaver, spinner of yarn, and painter. Currently, she is learning bookbinding, sculpting, and web design with WordPress.
Many thanks to Sue for her service to SGS, both past and present.
IT’S ALMOST HERE!
REGISTER FOR OUR SPRING SEMINAR TODAY
Are you knocking on the right door?
Do you know where to search next?
If you’re seeking ancestors in England and throughout the United Kingdom, this event is aimed at bolstering your knowledge of how and where to research across the pond.
Join us Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT for A Day of English Research!
SGS Members: $40, Non-Members: $55
Register online at www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-genealogical-society-spring-seminar-2021-tickets-140606494811
If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Seminar Lecture Topics
- Are you Lost? Using Maps and Gazetteers for English Research:Learn what maps, gazetteers and directories are available for researching your ancestors in England. Learn from examples how to make good use of these tools to find where your ancestors are, what they did, when, where, and why they may have moved.
- Effective Use of England’s National Archives Website:Learn how to effectively use the research tools, indexes, educational tools and catalogs on this large website to find your ancestors and to put them into their correct historical context.
- English Parish Registers: How to Access, Use and Interpret:Learn how to access, use, and correctly interpret the information found in the christening, marriage, and burial registers of the English parish church. See examples of the problems to watch for and the clues given for further research. Learn what to do when your ancestor is not found.
- Buried Treasures: What’s in the English Parish Chest:The English parish was both an ecclesiastical and a civil jurisdiction. Both jurisdictions created informative records and kept them in the Parish Chest. This presentation will examine the breadth and wealth of information that can be found, going well beyond the baptism, marriage, and burial registers.
About our Speaker
- Paul Milner, a native of northern England, professional genealogist and international lecturer. He teaches English and Scottish research tracks at SLIG, IGHR and the British Institute. Paul is a recipient of UGA Fellow Award (2018) and the FGS David S. Vogels Jr Award (2019). He is the author of six publications providing how-to guidance for English and Scottish researchers. He is the past-president of the BIGWILL, and board member of the APG, FGS and GSG. Paul focuses on British Isles resources and methodology on his blog at www.milnergenealogy.com
* SAVE THE DATE *
Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State,
“How to Utilize the JewishGen email Discussion Group”,
Monday, May 10, 2021, 6:00pm via Zoom
Phil Goldfarb, moderator of the group, will speak. Visit :
www.jgsws.org for the link.
Seattle Genealogical Society Spring Seminar,
with Paul Miner
Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9:00am – 3:00pm PDT
This seminar will be virtual online. Paul specializes in British Isles research. See the feature story in this eNews! for details and registration.
Southern California Genealogical Society,
June 11-12, 2021
There is lots going on at SCGS in June : multiple conferences, Genetic Genealogy, June 4-5, and Jamboree 2021, June 11-12, plus mid-week special events, June 7-10. Too much to mention here. All of it virtual, online this year. Check out their website to learn more about it.
The International German Genealogy Partnership presents,a
“Researching Together Worldwide / Weltweit Gemeinsam Forschen”,
the first ever International German Genealogy Virtual Conference,
July 17-24, 2021
Is German genealogy one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2021? If so, be sure to mark your calendars for July 17-24, 2021. The IGGP Conference, which only takes place every two years, is your chance to take a deep dive into all things German genealogy – and learn from the experts themselves. This year, the conference will be virtual, which means you can tune in from anywhere in the world!
SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS*
In consideration of COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, the SGS Library is closed until further notice and SGS in-person events have been replaced with online events.
** Go to the SGS Website Calendar of Events for the meeting links and for any last minute updates or changes to the schedule.
Saturday, May 1, 2021, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, FamilySearch Interest Group with Lou Daly, Discover the many ways to use FamilySearch. At each meeting a different aspect of the website will be featured. There will be time for Q & A. Want to join the mailing list? Email Lou: email@example.com
Sunday, May 2, 2021,1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, DNA Workshop, To be included you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary Bright at SGSDNASIG@gmail.com to join.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 10:00 am-11:00 am, Tech Tuesday (Virtual), back by popular demand, the informal consultation time on DNA, genealogy software, or genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcomed. No appointment necessary. Visit www.seagensoc.org Calendar of Events for the Zoom meeting link.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual), Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists.
Saturday, May 8, 2021, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Family Tree Maker (FTM) , with Rob Sexton, learn and share tips & tricks for using Family Tree Maker 2017 by Software MacKiev. Want to join this SIG? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 8, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Second Saturday Series: “Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy”, presenter will be Dr Penny Walters
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual), Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm, MAC SIG Interest Group, Jointly sponsored by SGS and Fiske, this group meets every other month from October through June on the second Wednesday of the month. Meetings address topics and resources helpful for those using MacIntosh (Apple) computers and the Reunion program in their genealogy research.
The link to logon will be sent to the MAC SIG email list. People wishing to attend should email email@example.com to be added to the mailing list.
Co-Chairs: Lisa Marker and Diane Hettrick
Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9:00 am-3:00 pm PDT, SGS 2021 Spring Seminar with Paul Milner,
all details and registration at: www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-genealogical-society-spring-seminar-2021-tickets-140606494811
Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 10:00 am-11:00 am, Tech Tuesday (Virtual), back by popular demand, the informal consultation time on DNA, genealogy software, or genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcomed. No appointment necessary. Visit www.seagensoc.org Calendar of Events for the Zoom meeting link.
Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual), Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual), Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists.