Southern King County Genealogical Society September Happenings

Check out our SKCGS Blog! This week: our Annual Report
Amidst many challenges, we have continued our mission of education and promoting genealogy. Find the report here:

South King County Genealogical Society Five Year Plan: Call for Volunteers
Winona Laird has volunteered to chair the committee, which will meet virtually via Zoom. South King County is changing and we need to grow and change with it! We need to reach out beyond serving our present membership, in order to better serve the larger community. Our sessions in partnership with the King County Library System and some of the area historical societies is part of that; how can we reach out even more? Please write to to volunteer.

A note of thanks to the many organizations that help spread the word about our society. Recent promoters of our activities include the Genealogical Forum of Oregon (, the Tri-City Genealogical Society (, and Barbara Mattoon, former SKCGS president, in a PEO group presentation. The Washington State Genealogical Society Blog faithfully promotes our events, and even tweet about them! @WSGSociety


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  • IMPORTANT: Be sure to check meeting invitations for updated Zoom meeting links this month
  • All meetings except the Research Group are virtual
  • Live transcription (captioning) is available during our Zoom meetings by request

Saturday, September 4, 2021, 10:00 am PT
Family Tree Maker Users Group (virtual)

Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM. Go to for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 6:30pm PT
SKCGS Board of Directors Meeting (virtual)

SKCGS Board Meeting. All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Directors may vote. Write to for the meeting link.

Friday, September 10, 2021, 12:30pm-2:30pm PT
German Interest Group (EGS) (virtual)

“Find Your Germanic Ancestor’s Village on Maps” presented by Dorothy Pretare
Visitors are always welcome and can request an invitation via Contact tab on the website no later than 2 days prior to the meeting:

Monday, September 13, 2021, 1:00 – 3pm PT
GG/DNA (virtual)

Glen York Presenting: Finding the Birth Mother—A DNA Case Study
Go to for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion.

Friday, September 17, 2021, 1:00 – 3 pm PT
Research Group (in-person)

Kent Family History Center 12817 SE 256th St. Kent
Seating is limited
RSVP REQUIRED to Winona at

Saturday, September 18, 2021, 10:00 – 12:00 PT
SKCGS General Meeting (virtual)

Annette Lyttle Presenting : Genealogical Proof for the Everyday Genealogist

“Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the national, state, and local levels and loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. She was a faculty member for “Exploring Quaker Records in America” at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh in June 2020 and course coordinator for “From Sea to Shining Sea: Researching Our Ancestors’ Migrations in America” for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in January 2021. Annette is a member of the board of directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists and editor of The Florida Genealogist.”

Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

NOTE: This month’s speaker handout will be made available for download during the September 18th meeting.

Monday, September 20, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 pm PT
Technology User Group (virtual)

Facebook & locality groups surnames and special genealogy interests
There are groups for almost any genealogy topic! How do you find the ones which will help you? We’ll look at Facebook, at for localities, surnames, and other topics such as software, users of specialized sites, GenealogySquad, etc. Go to for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion.

Monday, September 27, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT

Genealogy Chat (virtual)

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.

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