South King County Genealogical Society May 2024 Meetings


May 18, 2024 10:00am Pacific Time is our Annual Membership Meeting held online via Zoom. During the business portion of the meeting, SKCGS will hold its annual election for the positions of Vice-President and Secretary. The proposed 2024-2025 budget will also be recommended for approval. Guests are welcome to attend, but only SKCGS members in good standing may vote. After the short business meeting, our guest speaker Paula Stuart-Warren will present “Superb Seven: Fabulous Avenues for Finding Family in Manuscript Collections.”

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PROGRAM UPDATES

  • All meetings are online except the in-person Research Group and Genealogy Help at the Auburn and Federal Way Libraries
  • Live transcription (captioning) is available during our Zoom meetings by request
  • Online meeting participants need to register for SKCGS Zoom meetings. Register at our website skcgs.org. Upon registration, Zoom will send a confirmation email with instructions on joining the meeting. 


MAY – EARLY JUNE 2024 MEETINGS & EVENTS

Monday, May 13, 2024 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genetic Genealogy/DNA Interest Group (online)
Topic: Using  BanyanDNA
Introducing BanyanDNA! : https://thednageek.com/introducing-banyandna/
Introducing BanyanDNA: A New Tool for Complex Pedigrees: https://cms-z-assets.familysearch.org/b8/74/09851533437fa6786d3d5e71fa71/rootstech-larkin-introducing-banyandna.pdfIs Your Family Tree Biologically Correct? https://thednageek.com/is-your-family-tree-biologically-correct/

Register at https://www.skcgs.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS Genetic-Genealogy email list for announcements and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
6:30pm – 7:30pm PT

Genealogy with SKCGS and KCLS (online)
Immigration, Emigration, Naturalization and Passports

Join professional genealogist, Winona Laird, from South King County Genealogical Society for a series of programs to help you along on your genealogical journey.
King County Library will email a Zoom link no later than 24 hours before the program start time. If you do not see an email, check your Junk or Spam folder. If you need assistance, please contact Jennifer at jwooten@kcls.org.
Register at KCLS:  https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/65565be7b036662f00807fdd


Friday, May 17, 2024, 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Research Workshop (in-person)
For SKCGS members
Kent FamilySearch Center
12817 SE 256th St., Kent, WA
Seating is limited
RSVP REQUIRED to Winona at w.laird@skcgs.org

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 9:30am PT social time; 10am – 11:30am PT program (online)
SKCGS Annual Membership Meeting (Online)
Election of officers and budget approval followed by Paula Stuart-Warren, Certified Genealogist®, FMGS, FUGA
presenting “Superb Seven: Fabulous Avenues for Finding Family in Manuscript Collections”
We have at least seven easily accessible finding aids to locate old family letters, photos, business records, church records, diaries, membership records, and other original records that we may not know still exist. These items could be in a repository anywhere and luckily, we have the Superb Seven that will help us locate them. Examples will have you itching to search for your own scattered family documents and most searches of these FREE finding aids can be done online from home. Researchers should review all the information on the websites of the finding aids to fully understand all details, including the origins and limitations of the descriptions and contributors. This presentation includes an extensive handout detailing the Superb Seven, examples of what can be found, and ways to learn more.

Paula is an internationally recognized genealogical educator, researcher, and consultant focusing on unusual resources, manuscripts, methodology, and analyzing records. She also specializes in Native American research, the WPA, and railroad records. She has spent extensive research time at libraries, courthouses, libraries, state archives, historical societies, and at various locations of the U.S. National Archives. She is currently a coordinator and instructor for the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. She has presented courses for Research Write Connect Academy, Ancestry Academy, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Texas Institute of Genealogical Research, Family Tree University, and continues to present virtual seminars and webinars across the U.S. and in Canada. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, a former officer of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and has been a Board-Certified Genealogist since 1988.
She is descended from eight ancestral countries and has researched family connections across the U.S. and Canada, including many connections to her German ancestors. She currently has her own educational website and blog at http://genealogybypaula.com and is enthusiastic about sharing knowledge and continuing education.
The program will be recorded for playback by SKCGS Members. Guests welcome! Register at https://www.skcgs.org

Monday, May 20, 2024
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Technical User Group (online)
Topic: Genealogy on a Budget! 

Beyond using FamilySearch and other free sites, are there ways we can both streamline our research, collaborate with family members AND save money? See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOrzyE7YrAw&list=UULFcvpi8XvOScBogIxmarmADw&index=2 , https://support.ancestry.com/s/article/Ancestry-Circles , https://support.ancestry.com/s/article/Ancestry-Family-Plan-Membershipshttps://www.myheritage.com/help-center?a=What-is-the-Omni-Plan
Register at https://www.skcgs.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS Technical User Group email list for announcements and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG

Thursday, May 23, 2024
11:00am – 1:00pm PT
Genealogy Help with SKCGS at the Auburn Library (in-person)
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 kcls-auburn@kcls.org

Thursday, May 23, 2024 2:00pm – 4:00pm PT
Genealogy Help with SKCGS at the Federal Way Library (in-person)
Genealogy questions? SKCGS offers one-on-one help with a volunteer
34200 1st Way S
Federal Way, WA 98003
Registration not required. In-person event. Safety guidelines and current protocols followed. More information at King County Library, https://kcls.org/locations/federal-way, or phone: (253) 838-3668

Monday, May 27, 2024 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genealogy Chat (online)
Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another!
Register at https://www.skcgs.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Subscribe to the free SKCGS email list for announcements and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society

Saturday, June 1, 2024, 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 at https://www.skcgs.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Subscribe to the free SKCGS FTM email list for announcements and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG

Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 6:30pm PT
SKCGS Board of Directors Meeting (online)
All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Officers and Directors may vote. Write to Board@skcgs.org for the meeting link.

Friday, June 7, 2024 12:30pm PT
EGS German Interest Group (online)
Topic: Is this the End? Taking Your German Brick Walls Down Piece by Piece
by Luana M. Darby, AG®
For meeting registration, visit https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/

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SOUTH KING COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
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BLACK DIAMOND, WASHINGTON 98010 

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