South King County Genealogical Society December early January Meetings & Events


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  • All meetings are online except the in-person Research Group and Genealogy Help at the Auburn Library
  • Live transcription (captioning) is available during our Zoom meetings by request
  • No General Membership Meeting/Speaker in December
  • Beginning in January, online meeting participants will need to register for SKCGS meetings held on Zoom. Upon registration, Zoom will send a confirmation email with instructions on joining the meeting.

Friday, December 2, 2022, 12:30 – 2:30 pm PT
EGS German Interest Group (online)
“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 (online)

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

Monday, December 12, 2022 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genetic Genealogy/DNA Interest Group
“Boncella method of sorting DNA matches”
Watch in advance: 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, December 16, 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, December 19, 2022
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Technical User Group (online)
“Internet Archives”
How to submit websites to the WayBack Machine, how to search it, what you can find there. Watch
TUG is for sharing knowledge and learning about technology tools, media, apps and websites. Subscribe for meeting invitations and discussion:
Thursday, December 22, 2022 11:00am – 1:00pm PT
Genealogy Help with SKCGS at the Auburn Library
Genealogy questions? SKCGS offers one-on-one help with a volunteer
1102 Auburn Way S
Auburn, WA 98002
Registration not required. In-person event. Safety guidelines and current protocols followed. More information at King County Library, email

Monday, December 26, 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

Tuesday, January 3, 2023, 6:30pm PT
SKCGS Board of Directors Meeting (online)
All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Officers and Directors may vote. Write to for the meeting link.

Friday, January 6, 2023, 12:30 – 2:30 pm PT
EGS German Interest Group (online)
“Start the New Year Right – Get organized by letting software do the work”

Several EGS-GIG members will demo free software that can help turn your piles and files into easily stored and retrievable data. 

Visitors welcome and more information at

Registration is required:

Saturday, January 7, 2023, 10:00am – 12:00pm PT
Family Tree Maker Users Group (online)

Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM.
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS FTM email list for 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. 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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