Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society How Do You Find That?

At 10AM, Friday, May 20, 2022, on Zoom,

Cari Taplin will present:

How’d You Find That?!?”

Tips for Locating Obscure or Hidden Records

Sometimes the most amazing and useful family history information shows up in very unexpected places. Cari A. Taplin will be showing us how to find some of those hidden gems.

Cari’s family told her that she was related to Roy Rogers. That resulted in her search for her true heritage since the year 2000. Cari holds the Certified Genealogist® credential and has served in a wide variety of volunteer and leadership positions for state, local, and national societies. She provides speaking services through GenealogyPANTS, and lends help and shares her expertise as an administrator on the highly popular Facebook Group “The Genealogy Squad.” Cari currently works for Ancestry ProGenealogists. Her personal research focuses on the midwestern and Great Lakes states.

For your Zoom invitation, just go to our website,, on May 19, the day before the meeting and click on EVENTS.

Free webinar: “Stump the Archivist”

Free webinar: “Stump the Archivist”
Washington State Archives will present another edition of “Stump the Archivist,” a Q&A webinar for researchers of all experience levels, on May 20 at 10 a.m.
Bring your questions and a notebook, and chat with Research Archivist Tracy Rebstock! Learn how to use state and local government records in your historical research or family history.
New records are added to our collections all the time. Updates to vital records means more access to birth, death, marriage, and divorce collections. Rebstock will talk about criminal records and then take your questions so you can dig deeper into your research. (Your questions don’t need to be related to criminal records.)
Register here. It is free to attend this event.
Visit our YouTube channel to view past webinars.

International German Genealogy Partnership

The International German Genealogy Partnership’s mission is to facilitate German genealogy research globally as the internationally recognized federation of German genealogy organizations.
International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) conference to be held in Fort Wayne, Indiana   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   03 May 2022 – Fort Wayne, Indiana   Fort Wayne, Indiana has recently been chosen as the host of the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) conference in 2023. This conference, which is expected to draw upward of 500 attendees, focuses on the history and genealogy of those with German ancestry, wherever they live in the world.   Fort Wayne has long been known as “a most German town,” with about 50% of its residents claiming German ancestry. The acclaimed Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library (ACPL) is more than pleased to be the local host for the 2023 event, with support from local German societies, genealogical societies, and Visit Fort Wayne.    The 2023 IGGP International Conference will be held in downtown Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Conference Center and will offer three days of German-centric presentations in multiple tracks. Attendees will learn from top presenters with advanced proficiency in their fields of study, including genealogists, authors, historians and archivists. Those attending the conference will also have the opportunity to utilize the ACPL’s Genealogy Center’s historical and genealogical materials that number more than 1.2 million items in the physical collection. The library further offers access to dozens of major databases and thousands of smaller specialty data files. Researchers will have access to the expert staff who can assist them with finding their families’ histories and stories.    Join us 9 June – 11 June 2023 for this exciting conference. Partnership leadership day will be 8 June 2023. We look forward to seeing you there!     Learn More and Stay Connected:   Visit the IGGP website at    Read the IGGP newsletter at    Like IGGP on Facebook:    Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center: 
About the International German Genealogy Partnership  IGGP comprises more than 100 organizations around the world. IGGP’s mission is “to facilitate German genealogy research globally as the internationally-recognized federation of German genealogy organizations.”   IGGP held its first international conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2017. Participants traveled from Europe, North America, South America and Australia.   The 2023 conference is hosted by the Allen County Public Library with its acclaimed Genealogy Center and supported by a local German societies, local genealogical societies, and Visit Fort Wayne. Details of the Fort Wayne conference will be posted when available on the IGGP website.    Germans arrived in America as early as Jamestown in 1607. In 2000, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that almost 50 million people in the United States have German roots – the largest ethnic minority in the country at that time. The 2010-2014 American Community Survey found almost 15 percent of the U.S. population can claim German ancestry. #####   Contact:    International German Genealogy Partnership P.O. Box 16312 Saint Paul, Minnesota 55116-0312
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MyHeritage Blast from My Past Podcasts

We are thrilled to tell you that we’ve passed the half-season point in Season 1 of our podcast, Blast From My Past — available on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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The Blast From My Past podcast features the incredible true stories of people whose lives were changed by what they discovered through MyHeritage about their family’s pasts — whether it was a close relative they never knew existed, the key to unlocking an old family mystery, or a newfound connection to a long-forgotten legacy.

Here’s a brief recap of the season so far:

Episode 1: “The Secret of Ereikoussa — Yvette Corporan had to know: did the entire Greek island community where her grandmother grew up really conspire to hide a Jewish family, right under the noses of their Nazi occupiers? Follow her quest to confirm this extraordinary story… and find out what happened to the family her grandmother helped to rescue.

Episode 2: “The Missing Piece— Abandoned at the same train station in Daegu, South Korea, just weeks apart, Kim and Christine were placed for adoption on opposite sides of the globe and grew up unaware of each other’s existence. Then came the DNA test results that changed everything.

Episode 3: “The Hero Who Fought Both Sides — In a 1933 photo, a Jewish shopkeeper, decorated with a German military medal from WWI, smiles wryly right next to a Nazi guard outside his shop. Who was this man, and what happened to him in the dark years? The answer tells an astonishing story of courage.

Episode 4: “The Real Uncle Sam — He wants YOU to join the U.S. Army. But who is this Uncle Sam in that iconic recruitment poster? It turns out that he was based on a real person — and this is his fascinating story.

Episode 5: “The Colombian Link — When a pair of Colombian half-brother adoptees reunited thanks to a DNA test, they couldn’t have known that their journey to find their birth families had only just begun… or exactly how far that journey would take them.

There are plenty more beautiful and mind-blowing stories on the way! Please help us reach a wider audience by sharing about the podcast and encouraging everyone you know to follow or subscribe to it, too.


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From 990 Due May 16th 2022

Many tax-exempt organizations must file information returns by May 16, 2022

Even though organizations like charities and foundations may be tax-exempt, the IRS still requires them to file certain information every year. For many of these exempt organizations, the deadline to file their 2021 information return is Monday, May 16, 2022.

Here are the forms they may need to file, depending on the size and type of organization:

  • Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax
  • Form 990-EZ, Short Form Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax
  • Form 990-PF, Return of Private Foundation or Section 4947(a)(1) Nonexempt Charitable Trust Treated as a Private Foundation
  • Form 990-N, Electronic Notice, e-Postcard, for Tax-Exempt Organizations Not Required to File Form 990 or Form 990-EZ
  • Form 990-T, Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Return
  • Form 4720, Return of Certain Excise Taxes Under Chapters 41 and 42 of the Internal Revenue Code

Mandatory electronic filing
Tax-exempt organizations must file their forms electronically. E-filing reduces processing time, making compliance with reporting requirements easier.

Here are a few things organizations should know about filing:

  • Organizations can e-file most returns through an IRS Authorized e-File Provider.
  • However, organizations filing Form 990-N must e-file through the Form 990-N, e-Postcard, page on
  • The IRS will reject incomplete or incorrect returns. Organizations should check that they’re using the right return, have fully completed it and don’t have missing schedules.
  • The IRS has a series of pre-recorded online workshops for exempt organizations. For organizations filling out one of the Form 990 series, the Form 990 Overview Course may be helpful.

    Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society DNA SIG

    Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society DNA SIG Meeting May 24th at 7:00 pm

    The Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society DNA Special Interest Group invites you to attend our May meeting.

    Please join us as we discuss the use of DNA in genealogy.

    At this meeting we plan to watch Crista Cowan’s webinar on color-coding your Ancestry DNA matches.

    We will continue our discussion of The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine Bettinger.

    Our meeting this month is virtual via Zoom and if you would like to attend, we ask that you email to request the meeting login.

    Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society Book Club

    Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society Book Club Meeting May 21st 3:00 pm

    The Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society Book Club invites you to attend our May meeting.

    Please join us as we discuss a genealogical murder mystery.

    Henrietta Who? by Catherine Aird is an older murder mystery from before the advent of genealogical DNA testing.

    Amazon link:

    We will also discuss the direction in which we would like this group to go and choose future books.

    Our meeting this month is virtual via Zoom and if you would like to attend, we ask that you email to request the meeting login.

    Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society Legacy SIG

    Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society Legacy SIG Meeting May 17th at 7:00 pm

    This week we will continue reviewing the video “Sources and Citations Made Simple, Standard, and Powerful”.  It is free and available from the Help tab in Legacy by clicking to the QuickTip Videos icon.  The direct link to the video is:

    Topics covered in this video include:

    Welcome                                                             Introduction

    Guidelines and Models                                  SourceWriter

    Which Template to Use                                 Citations in Reports

    Organizing Master Source List                     Source Clipboard

    Advanced Source Clipboard                         Watch Geoff Live

    Even More Sources

    We hope to see you Tuesday, May the 17th!

    Our meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7:00 pm until 8:30. Links to the reoccurring Zoom Meetings are located at the bottom of this page, one for the 1st Tuesday and one for the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

    The first half of each meeting we will work thru training videos, watching, and then pausing to talk about the section we just watched before moving on to the next section.  The second half will be used for open discussion of topics related to using Legacy. This could include any questions or problems we are having with the program or tips and features we have discovered.  If you think of something you would like to bring up, please write it down so you can share it with the group.

    1st Tuesday of Month Meeting Link:

    3rd Tuesday of Month Meeting Link:

    As always if a hyperlink is not active just copy and paste it into your browser.

    Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society Presents Reference Archivist for the Washington State Archives

    Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society Meeting Tues May 10th at 6:30 pm

    The Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society invites you to attend our May meeting.
    At approximately 7pm, Jessica Jones, Reference Archivist for the Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Branch, will present an introduction to the Puget Sound Regional Archives. She will also give an overview of records frequently used by genealogical researchers and provide helpful information for those interested in the process of researching in person or submitting remote requests for records.  You’re welcome to bring your questions.

    Our meeting this month is virtual via Zoom and if you would like to attend we ask that you email to request the meeting login.