South King County Genealogical Society Upcoming Meetings


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Friday, January 7, 2022, 12:30 – 2:30 pm PT
EGS German Interest Group, “Why German Church Records? Why Archion?” (virtual)
Maggie Hein’s presentation will focus on using German church records for genealogy research, with emphasis on the Archion website. Visitors are welcome and can request the Zoom link before January 6th at  

Monday, January 10, 2022 ⋅ 1:00 – 3:00pm PT
Genetic Genealogy/DNA Interest Group (virtual)
DNA Painter: New Features
DNA Painter is a pretty site, but how can the tools there help you in your research? This group is for genealogists who use DNA data as part of their research. Join for meeting invitations and discussion:

Saturday, January 15, 2022, 9:30am PT social time; 10:00am – 11:30am PT program
SKCGS General Meeting (virtual)

Dr. Leah Larkin presents “The Hicks Babies”

From the early 1950s to the mid-1960s, Dr. Thomas Hicks ran a community health clinic in McCaysville, Georgia. On the side, he mediated illegal adoptions, selling hundreds of newborns on the black market to couples who couldn’t have children of their own. These so-called “Hicks babies” have no paper trail to document their true parentage. DNA testing has allowed many of them to reunite with their biological families. Three case studies will demonstrate effective research strategies for unknown parentage searches using DNA.

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Monday, January 17, 2022 1:00 – 3:00pm PT

Technical User Group (virtual)
Geneanet: Triangulation and Surname Matching

Let’s begin the new year with a site new to many. Geneanet has long been a site Europeans relied upon, and now Americans are discovering it. And there is DNA matching too! TUG is for sharing knowledge and learning about technology tools, media, apps and websites. Join for meeting invitations and discussion:

Friday, January 21, 2022, 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Research Group (in-person)
For SKCGS members
Kent Family History Center 12817 SE 256th St., Kent, WA
Seating is limited
RSVP REQUIRED to Winona at

Monday, January 24, 2022 1:00 – 3:00pm PT

Genealogy Chat (virtual): Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another! For meeting invitations and discussion, join

Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 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, February 4, 2022, 12:30 – 2:30 pm PT
EGS German Interest Group: “Using Family Search to Find German Records” (virtual)
Janet O’Connor Camarata’s presentation will show the search filters, wildcards, images and other options used to access the indexed and unindexed records available on that website. Visitors welcome and can request Zoom link no later than February 2nd at  

Saturday, February 5, 2022, 10:00am PT – 12:00pm 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.