Seattle Genealogy Society News

SGS GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING,
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2022,
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

SGS members, mark your calendars and show up at the virtual membership meeting. Learn what’s happening at SGS and the proposed changes to the bylaws. Stay on afterward for October’s Virtual Sunday presentation with guest speaker, Stephanie O’Connell. 

IT’S FALL AND YOUR
FAVORITE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
ARE BACK!

After a summer haitus most of our SGS Special Interest Groups will resume their virtual meetings come October. Show up for your favorites!

  • FamilySearch SIG with Lou Daly 
  • DNA Workshop SIG with Cary Bright and Craig Gowens
  • Scandinavian SIG with Karen Knudson 
  • Write It Up! with Alaine Keisling
  • Irish SIG with Susan McKee & Jim Ryan
  • German SIG with Carolyn Schott
  • MAC Computer SIG with Lisa Marker & Diane Hettrick

Did you notice that Brags & Bricks, our weekly social group, has changed their meeting day to Monday? The meeting time is still 10:00 am – 11:30 am. And please note, the Japanese SIG is taking a hiatus until January 2023. 

RENEW OR JOIN SGS

For Members –  to renew online log in at Members Home, go to your Member Profile, and then click the green “Renew Membership” button.  If you’d rather renew by postal mail, click print a membership application and send it together with your dues payment to SGS. Or better yet, stop by the SGS Library and renew in person!
 
Not a member yet? Join online today and enjoy discounted class and Seminar fees, free research requests, special interest groups, and access to exclusive SGS publications and databases. Find out more about membership at Join SGS.

Take part as SGS enters it 100th Year! 

SAVE THE DATE

Genealogy: A Guide for African Americans Tracing Their Roots, 
sponsored by AARP Ohio, 
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 
4:00-5:00 pm PTD 

This session, led by African American genealogy educators Kenyatta D. Berry and Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D., will offer guidance on how to overcome what’s known as the 1870 Brick Wall, a reference to the fact that censuses taken before the 1870 census did not identify people who had been enslaved by name. The presentation will help you understand what information you should look for to aid you on your journey, and where to find the information. It also will give you an opportunity to get your questions answered. 

Attendees will receive a copy of “The Family Tree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy,” by Kenyatta D. Berry, while supplies last.

This event is FREE to everyone; you need not be an AARP member. But registration is REQUIRED. Please do not opt out of event-related emails, as you will be emailed a link to join the presentation via Zoom prior to the event.  Here’s a link for more info: 
https://local.aarp.org/aarp-event/genealogy-201-african-american-roots-dqnlcd2g8kg.html
Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State, 
2nd Monday meetings
usually 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST


JGSWS meets on the second Monday of each month, from Sept-June. Doors open at 6:30 PM unless noted otherwise. The next meeting is Monday, Oct 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm. 

http://www.jgsws.org/meetings.php

SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Good Shepherd Center, Suite 302
4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
206 522-8658

New Hours :  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm ** Please call ahead to make sure our library will be open. We are short on front desk volunteers this summer.  

Masks are recommended  inside the Good Shepherd Center. Due to COVID the events listed below continue to be virtual, online via Zoom. Always check the SGS Website Calendar of Events for the meeting links, registration, or for last minute updates or changes to the schedule. Be advised you may need to register in advance to join a meeting. 

NOTICE: SGS has imposed more security on our Zoom meetings. Some meetings will begin with a waiting room.  The host must take action to let people into each meeting.  The host will try to open the waiting room about 10 minutes ahead of time. Please be patient.

All times listed are Pacific Time unless otherwise noted 


Saturday, September 17, 2022,
9:00 am-12:00 pm, the SGS Fall Seminar with Judy Russell,  the first day of the virtual seminar  
Sunday,   September 18, 2022, 
1:00 pm-4:00 pm, the SGS Fall Seminar with Judy Russell,  the second day of the virtual seminar 

Monday, September 19, 2022, 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. 

Monday, September 26, 2022, 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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 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 welcome. No appointment necessary. 

Saturday, October 1, 2022, 10:15 am- 12:15 pm, FamilySearch SIG, with Lou Daly. Discover many ways to use the FamilySearch website in your research. Meeting includes instruction and time for Q&A. Email Lou to get on the email list: loudaly@nwlink.com 

Sunday, October 2, 2022, 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm, DNA Workshop SIG, with Cary Bright and Craig Gowens. To participate you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary at SGSDNASIG@gmail.com to join. 

Monday, October 3, 2022, 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, October 8, 2022, 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm, Second Saturday: Cousins, Not Castles: A Half-Irish Genetic Genealogist’s Trip to Ireland, with SGS member, Kathy Weber. 

Sunday, October 9, 2022, 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm, Scandinavian SIG, with Karen Knudson. Share information and discuss Scandinavian ancestral research. As always visit the SGS website Calendar of Events for links, updates, and additional information.  

Monday, October 10, 2022, 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.

Monday, October 10, 2022, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Write It Up! SIG (Virtual), Join this group  to share and discuss writing projects, resources, and ideas.  To join or learn more, contact Alaine Keisling at keisling@gmail.com 

Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 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 welcome. No appointment necessary. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, MAC Computer SIG, Jointly sponsored by SGS and Fiske this group shares an interest in Mackintosh (Apple)  computers and the Reunion family history software. They meet every other month, October through June. The link to logon will be sent to the MAC SIG email list. People wishing to attend should email macusersig@seagensoc.org to be added to the mailing list. Lisa Marker and Diane Hettrick are the co-chairs.

Saturday, October 15, 2022, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm, Irish SIG, with Susan McKee and Jim Ryan. See the SGS website Calendar of Events for further information. Notice there is a new Zoom link.

Saturday, October 15, 2022, 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm, German SIG, with Carolyn Schott See the SGS website Calendar of Events for further information. Notice there is a new Zoom link.

Sunday, October 16, 2022,  12:30 pm-1:00 pm, SGS General Membership Meeting,  Come hear the latest news, updates, and proposed changes to the bylaws. Registration required. Visit the Calendar of Events on the SGS website for instructions to this virtual meeting. 

Sunday, October 16, 2022,  1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Virtual Sundays: Something Old, Something New,  Jill Morelli is the usual host. This month we will have a guest speaker, Stephanie O’Connell.  Visit the website Calendar of Events for details and updates. Please register in advance. 

Monday, October 17, 2022, 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.

Monday, October 24, 2022, 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.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 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 welcome. No appointment necessary. 

Monday, October 31, 2022, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual), It’s Halloween. Does anyone have a spooky story? Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists.

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