South King County Genealogical Society August Programs

We can see the end of summer vacation approaching. SKCGS has been busy planning for the upcoming year and preparing for the return of Genetic Genealogy SIG and the Technology User Group. 

We would like to change the group formerly called Persons of Interest, to instead focus on Collaboration. This can include persons of interest with whom you would welcome help, our research projects such as the Black Heritage of Franklin,, or other collaborative projects. Share your thoughts with us:

If you’d like to attend our next virtual Genealogy Chat this month, on the 23rd at 1 pm Pacific Time, please bring projects you have been working on, problems you are experiencing, breakthroughs, and cool things you have encountered. Every chat is different and they have all been interesting and fun! Watch for invitations and reminders on You will notice that we are now transitioning to Zoom rather than Google Meet for video conferencing. We are sorry to make a change, but Zoom offers some features we need. 

If you are interested in a monthly study group of Mastering Genealogical Proof by Thomas Jones, be sure to join Be warned: this is intense!


Be in the know! Receive notices for our virtual meetings, as well as the latest genealogy news and tips, by subscribing (free) to the online group at is the SKCGS online discussion and collaboration arena where:

  • we communicate and share information with each other
  • other than your email, you are not required to provide personal information
  • you can unsubscribe at any time


  • Research/Person of Interest, Genetic Genealogy/DNA, and Technical User interest groups are taking a summer break
  • There is no General Meeting in August
  • King County Library System/SKCGS joint monthly program is on hiatus
  • IMPORTANT: Be sure to check meeting invitations for updated Zoom meeting links this month

Monday, August 23, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT

Genealogy Chat
Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another! Go to for meeting link, discussion and meeting reminders. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Take a look at our Fall/Winter line up of topics and speakers. Be sure to mark your calendars!

  • September 18, 2021 – “Genealogical Proof for the Everyday Genealogist” Annette Burke Lytle
  • October 16, 2021 – “You Can Do This: Photo Organizing and Preservation” Thomas MacEntee
  • November 20, 2021 – “Using Maps for Genealogical Research” Dr. Malinda Kashuba
  • January 15, 2022 – “The Hicks Babies” Dr. Leah Larkin