South King County Genealogical Society Meetings & Events


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  • All meetings are virtual except the in-person Research Group and Genealogy Help at the Auburn Library
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Tuesday, November 1, 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, November 4, 2022, 12:30 – 2:30 pm PT
EGS German Interest Group (virtual)
“Using German Newspapers” by Carol Whitton, CG®

Learn how to read German newspaper print and find those newspapers in the U.S. and Germany. 

Visitors welcome and more information at

Registration is required:

Saturday, November 5, 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, November 14, 2022 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genetic Genealogy/DNA Interest Group (virtual)
“Use DNA Painter Tools to Answer Your Research Questions”
This group is for genealogists who use DNA data as part of their research. DNA evidence, like all genealogical evidence cannot stand alone. So we use DNA and other research to answer questions about who is related to whom genetically, and how can we support that conclusion? Subscribe for meeting invitations and discussion:

Friday, November 18, 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, November 19, 2022, 9:30am PT social time; 10:00am – 11:30am PT program
SKCGS General Meeting (virtual)
Dave Obee presents “In Search of Home: Migration into, out of, and within Canada”

Understanding the flow of people will help you understand how your family fits in the history of the country. In some cases, records are available in Canada and in other countries, but in other cases researchers will need to consider social history and traditional migration routes to understand the lives of their ancestors. Includes a look at the social history of the arrival of the railway, which helped bring massive development to the four western provinces.

Dave Obee is a journalist and genealogical researcher who has written a dozen books and given more than 700 presentations at conferences and seminars in Canada, the United States and Australia since 1997. He is a columnist for Internet Genealogy magazine, and has been awarded an honorary degree by the University of Victoria for his work as a genealogist, journalist and historian. He is the author of books on immigration to Canada, and the Canadian census.

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Monday, November 21, 2022
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Technical User Group (virtual)
“Helpful Browser Extensions for Genealogy”
TUG is for sharing knowledge and learning about technology tools, media, apps and websites. Subscribe for meeting invitations and discussion:

Monday, November 28, 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, December 2, 2022, 12:30 – 2:30 pm PT
EGS German Interest Group (virtual)
“Beyond the Nutcracker: German Christmas Traditions” by Claire Gebben

Learn about those traditions brought to the US by the German immigrants and the current ones in Germany.

Visitors welcome and more information at

Registration is required:

Saturday, December 3, 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.

Volunteers Needed (in-person)

SKCGS partners with the King County Library System in Auburn by offering a Genealogy Help Desk (GenDesk) to assist library patrons with ancestor research. GenDesk is available monthly on the fourth Thursday from 11 am to 1 pm (except November). We have materials to help anyone coming to the desk and we use our own genealogy research skills to show how to research and make progress on genealogy questions. And we are LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS to help with this project! If you would like to volunteer once a month, help others, and improve your own skills, let us know! Having a tablet or laptop to bring with you is valuable, but library computers are available to use as an alternative. We’d love to hear from you. You don’t need to have an advanced skill level to help. E-mail with some information on your research skill level.  


MEMBERSHIP:  We welcome guests to our meetings and special interest groups, which are free. Naturally we hope that visitors will want to become members. Support like yours helps us to educate and engage with our community to foster interest in family and local history. Regarding our programs, even if and when we can meet again in person, we will continue with some virtual programs. You can find more information about membership at our website at

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