South King County Genealogical Society May and early June Meetings

The SKCGS Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the following candidates for election at the May 21 Annual Membership Meeting:

For Vice President: Alexis Scholz – Alexis is currently SKCGS Vice President and has agreed to stand for election. This year, she’s involved with the Five-year Planning project and has done a presentation on wills and probate for the SKCGS General Meeting.
For Secretary: Melanie Hinds – Melanie currently assists SKCGS with calendaring activities and moderating the society’s community forum on She regularly participates in SKCGS general meetings, SIGs and chats via Zoom from her residence in Illinois.

Nominations are still open and will remain so up to the election on May 21. To nominate someone, please contact


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Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 6:30pm PT
SKCGS Board of Directors Meeting (virtual)
All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Officers and Directors may vote. Write to for the meeting link.

Friday, May 6, 2022, 12:30 – 2:30 pm PT
EGS German Interest Group: “Separating Same Name Ancestors with German Parish Records” by Carol Whitton CG® 
Do parish records contain elements to help distinguish same name persons? These may include witnesses, occupations, parents’ names or a combination.
Visitors welcome and can request Zoom link no later than May 4th at

Saturday, May 7, 2022, 10:00am – 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.

Monday, May 9, 2022
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genetic Genealogy/DNA Interest Group (virtual)
Keeping Track of DNA Matches
On a tree? In your genealogy database? Spreadsheet? Specialty software? Join for meeting invitations and discussion:

Monday, May 16, 2022 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT

Technical User Group (virtual)
Leveraging Ancestry, FamilySearch and one more site
See: The Power of One Little Detail:  
The Power of Three:
TUG is for sharing knowledge and learning about technology tools, media, apps and websites. Join for meeting invitations and discussion:

Friday, May 20, 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

Saturday, May 21, 2022, 9:30am PT social time; 10:00am – 11:30am PT program
SKCGS Annual General Membership Meeting (virtual)
Election of officers followed by

Julie Miller “Carriers of News and Knowledge – Using the Records of the U.S. Postal Service”
Post Office records are full of genealogical riches. This lecture will discuss Post Office records, their contents, and how to access these underutilized records.

 Julie Miller, holds Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Speaker credentials and is a fellow of the National Genealogical Society. She is a full-time professional researcher, speaker, and writer who lives in Colorado. Her articles have appeared in the NGSQ and NGS Magazine. Julie was the NGS interim Education Manager (2018). She was a member of the NGS conference committee for fourteen years and a volunteer at NARA-Denver for twenty-one years.

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Monday, May 23, 2022
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genealogy Chat
Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another! For meeting invitations and discussion, join

Friday, June 3, 2022, 12:30 – 2:30 pm PT
EGS German Interest Group: 
“Mapping: Genealogy and Data Visualization, how to “see” your research roadblock with new eyes” 
by Annette Adams, a reference consultant at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Learn how to use maps and data visualization to better understand research obstacles and discover new strategies to answer those difficult questions. A case study will demonstrate how different “mapping” types can be employed to solve smaller data problems which are not readily visible. Visitors welcome and can request Zoom link no later than June 1st at:  

Saturday, June 4, 2022, 10:00am – 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.


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