South King County Genealogical Society July-Early August Meetings & Events’


Some of our regular monthly events are paused for the summer so be sure to check the Program Updates section below for the latest news.   

JULY – EARLY AUGUST 2022 MEETINGS & EVENTS

Be in the know! Receive notices for our virtual meetings, as well as the latest genealogy news and tips, by subscribing (free) to the online group at https://skcgs.groups.io

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PROGRAM UPDATES

  • The in-person Research Group is cancelled for July and August
  • EGS German Interest Group is on summer break and will resume September 9, 2022
  • SKCGS monthly General Meetings with featured speakers will resume September 16, 2022
  • July and August SKCGS Board Meetings are cancelled
  • NEW! Genealogy Help (in-person) with SKCGS at the Auburn Library starts July 28, 2022



Saturday, July 2, 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 https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion.

Monday, July 11, 2022
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genetic Genealogy/DNA Interest Group (virtual)
Triangulation – What is it, Why Should I Care, and How Can I Use It?
Resources:
Triangulation Resources In One Place:   https://dna-explained.com/2020/12/16/triangulation-resources-in-one-place/ 
This group is for genealogists who use DNA data as part of their research. Join for meeting invitations and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy

Monday, July 18, 2022 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Technical User Group (virtual)
Starting & Keeping a Successful Blog
Resources:
Blogger Help: https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/1623800?hl=en
Start a Free WordPress Blog: https://wordpress.com/website-builder
Tips to Write an Excellent Genealogy Blog: https://ancestralfindings.com/tips-write-excellent-genealogy-blog/

TUG is for sharing knowledge and learning about technology tools, media, apps and websites. Join for meeting invitations and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG

Monday, July 25, 2022 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genealogy Chat
(virtual)
Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another! For meeting invitations and discussion, join https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society

Thursday, July 28, 2022 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

Saturday, August 6 , 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 https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Volunteer needed for approximately one hour per month. Our new Secretary until recently posted and ensured the accuracy of our Groups.io calendars, which send out meeting invitations and reminders. She needs to step back from that job. Please volunteer by writing to president@skcgs.org. Training is provided.  


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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 http://skcgs.org/membership.

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PO BOX 582
AUBURN, WASHINGTON 98071-0582 

Seattle Genealogical Society News

WSGS AWARDS

The Washington State Genealogical Society (WSGS) has restarted its awards programs and five SGS members received awards this year. Four SGS members received a WSGS Outstanding Volunteer award. This award is given by WSGS based on recommendations from local societies. The SGS recipients are: 

  • Kathi M and Rob Sexton (team award) were recognized for their efforts in planning and executing the move and restructuring of the SGS library.
  • Cary Bright was honored for her many years of running the SGS DNA Special Interest Group.
  • And accolades go to Christine Schomaker for being, in essence, the SGS Swiss army knife, doing whatever is needed, and doing it well, for so many years.

Created in 2015, the WSGS President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement is not given out each year. It was designed and is reserved to single out that rare individual, society, or organization who has demonstrated exemplary service, above and beyond expectations. For 2022 this award was given to SGS’s past president, Jill Morelli. Everyone who knows Jill also knows that she has earned this award for her many efforts, not only within SGS, but within the genealogical community at large. 

Our congratulations, and thanks, to all the award recipients!

A MESSAGE FROM THE SGS PRESIDENT

What Should We Be Doing?

At the July meeting of the SGS Board we will be having a discussion of what we should be doing over the next year or so. Our time these past couple of years has been consumed by responding to COVID-19, the move to the Good Shepherd Center, and the library restructuring project. So, now what?  

Please send your thoughts on what the SGS Board and SGS should be doing over the next little while to me at president@seattlegenealogicalsociety.org.

Thanks, and have a great summer!

Jim Secan
President, SGS

ANOTHER REMINDER TO RENEW OR  
JOIN THE SEATTLE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

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! 

Help wanted! A few more volunteers are needed to man the SGS booth at the Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering, Saturday, July 23, or Sunday, July 24. Volunteers will get a free entry ticket to the games that day. Also we have one volunteer from the Northgate area who needs a ride to the games. If you can help in the booth and/or provide a ride, call or text Jean Roth at 206 510-5202. Please make that call today. Thank you. 

SAVE THE DATE

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. 

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

Virtual Celtic Connections Conference 2022, 
Saturday, July 9 – Friday, Sept 30, 2022 
 

Registration is now open.  Here are some of the highlights. 

  • 22 international and national speakers will deliver over 50 pre-recorded talks
  • Talks available 24/7 for almost 3 months
  • 6 Conference Tracks
  • 15 live chats to engage with Presenters
  • At least 5 interactive roundtables

For all the details visit: http://celtic-connections.org/


Pacific NW Scottish Highland Games &
Clan Gathering, 
Enumclaw Expo Center, 
Enumclaw, WA 
Friday, July 22, 2022 – Sunday, July 24, 2022


Mark your calendar and show up for plenty of fun at the 75th Annual Pacific NW Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering.  For full details visit: 
https://www.sshga.org/daily-event-schedule/

SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Good Shepherd Center, Suite 302
4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
206 522-8658
New Hours : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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 

Wednesday, July 6, 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.

Sunday, July 10, 2022,  1:00 pm-3:00 pm, Scandinavian Interest Group,   Jill Morelli will speak about Scandinavian Handwriting at this meeting. Hosted by Karen Knudson. 

Tuesday, July 12 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, July 13, 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.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm, MAC Computer SIG, Jointly sponsored by SGS and Fiske Genealogical Library, this group meets every other month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Meetings are open to the public and address topics and resources helpful for those using MacIntosh (Apple) computers and the Reunion program in their genealogy research.  Meetings are virtual via Zoom until in-person meetings can resume. 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.

Saturday, July 16, 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.

Sunday, July 17, 2022,  1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Virtual Sundays: Something Old, Something New,  Jill Morelli is the host. Visit the SGS website Calendar for details and updates. Please register in advance. Topic this month is “150 Years of Burned Records: Parents for Elna Johansdotter”. 

Wednesday, July 20, 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, July 26, 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, July 27, 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.

MyHeritage July Webinars & a Benefit For Your Society Members

We have some fantastic free webinars from Legacy Family Tree Webinars in July, plus a free genealogy conference AND a new benefit for your society members. Check out the details below and let your audience know about July 2022’s live webinars:

  • The Madness of ‘Mc’ Surnames by Carol Baxter
  • What’s New at DNA Painter by Jonny Perl
  • Exploring Your Ethnicities on MyHeritage by Gal Zrihen
  • Montana Genealogy Treasures by Janet Thomson, Ed.D.
  • Colonial Spanish & Mexican Censuses & Census Substitutes by Henrietta Martinez Christmas
  • Les nouvelles collections belges sur MyHeritage (French) by Marie Cappart
  • Ancestors’ Religions in the U.S. by Carolyn L. Whitton, CG
  • Our hour to master your camera settings by Jared Hodges
  • MyHeritage’s Latest Photo Innovations by Tal Erlichman

Click here to register.

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Free Genealogy Conference, July 23

Treat yourself to a genealogy conference Saturday, July 23! Join us at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/conference to enjoy five, completely FREE, pre-recorded classes on the topic of Military Research. No registration is required.

Be sure to spread the news far and wide so your friends and followers don’t miss out on this fantastic FREE content! You can use the graphic above.

New benefit for your society members

I know of the challenge of recruiting new members for your society and hoping that your current members will renew. We’ve now created a new membership benefit that you can offer to your members and potential members that I think will help solve these challenges.

In addition to the free webinars at Legacy, the complete back-library of 1,700+ webinar recordings is available with a webinar membership. As a new membership benefit for your society members, you can now offer them a first-year 50% off discount for a webinar membership (regular pricing is $49.95, the discount would make it $24.98, valid for new memberships only). Included in the membership are:

  • Anytime access to the recorded webinars (currently 1,798 classes)
  • Anytime access to the instructor syllabus (currently 6,643 pages)
  • Anytime access to the chat logs of the live webinars
  • Bonus members-only webinars
  • Lots of other goodies

Please write to Geoff Rasmussen at Geoff@LegacyFamilyTree.com to obtain your society’s unique coupon code or if you have any questions. He has also prepared a draft announcement you can share with your group. Sounds like a great opportunity.

Best regards!

Daniel Horowitz

Genealogy Expert

MyHeritage Ltd., P.O.Box 50, 3 Ariel Sharon Blvd., Or Yehuda, Israel 6037606, Israel, +972-3-6280000

Surrey Libraries Family History

Hello WaSGS,

A quick note from over the border here at Surrey Libraries Family
History…  We have two FREE online Eastern Europe research programs in
August, on the heels of our really popular Eastern Europe program
earlier this year.  Are you able to promote to your gen folks?  I’d be
grateful for whatever you are able to do.  Posters are attached, and
blurbs are below.

Genealogy: Eastern Europe Border Changes

ONLINE program

Tuesday, August 16

10:00 – 11:30am PDT

Anyone researching their family history in Eastern Europe probably has
faced the challenges that changing borders present. In this program,
Edie Adam will use findings from her family history research to
demonstrate the key factors — time and place — and how to use them to
your advantage.

Free.  Registration required.  Email familyhistory@surrey.ca or call
604-598-7327

https://www.surreylibraries.ca/events/genealogy-and-eastern-europe-border-changes?eventdate=Tue%20Aug%2016%20|%2010:00%20am


Genealogy:  Online Polish Records

ONLINE program

Tuesday, August 30

10:00am – 11:30am PDT

The ability to search for birth, marriage and death records in regions
now in Poland has enabled genealogy research most of us never thought
possible. However, to many these resources are a perplexing maze of
random searches. This presentation will provide a brief overview of two
primary databases which reveal parish and civil registry records in
Poland encompassing many Polish, German and Jewish residents of in the
19th – early 20th centuries: Geneteka and Metryki.Genealodzy.PL

Free.  Registration required.  Email familyhistory@surrey.ca or call
604-598-7327

https://www.surreylibraries.ca/events/navigating-online-records-poland-find-ancestors?eventdate=Tue%20Aug%2030%20|%2010:00%20am


Many thanks!

Carmen

Carmen Merrells, BA, MLIS | Information Services Librarian

Cloverdale Branch, Family History Department

5642 – 176A Street, Surrey, BC, Canada V3S 4G9
T 604.598-7447 | F 604.598-7321 |  www.surreylibraries.ca [1]

_Discover something new at Surrey Libraries!_ [2]__

_Surrey Libraries recognizes that our work takes place on the ancestral,
traditional, and unceded territories of the SEMYOME (Semiahmoo),
q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem),
q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm
(Musqueam) First Nations and on the ancestral and traditional territory
of the sc̓əwaθən məsteyəxʷ (Tsawwassen) First Nation._



Links:
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[1] http://www.surreylibraries.ca/
[2] https://www.surreylibraries.ca/services/online-library

MyHeritage Theory of Family Relativity

I’m excited to tell you that MyHeritage has just completed an additional update to the data for our ultimate genetic genealogy tool, Theory of Family Relativity™!

In case you’re still unfamiliar with Theory of Family Relativity™, this feature pulls together billions of data points from across all the family tree profiles and historical records on MyHeritage to bring you theories about how your DNA Matches may be related to you. The calculations are run on a periodic basis, and since our last update, countless new DNA kits, family tree profiles, and historical records have been added to MyHeritage.

This means that the number of theories, the number of DNA Matches that include a theory, and the number of kits that have a theory have all increased significantly — and so have your chances of getting a new theory! As a result of this new update 25,636,711 Theories of Family Relativity™ were added.


Check out our blog post to learn more about this update, and feel free to use the graphic below and spread the news.

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Best regards!

Daniel Horowitz

Genealogy Expert

MyHeritage Ltd., P.O.Box 50, 3 Ariel Sharon Blvd., Or Yehuda, Israel 6037606, Israel, +972-3-6280000

Heritage Quest Research Library Getting Started

Beginning your family history PART A: GETTING STARTED
What is it?
Why do it?
Where do I begin?
How do I get organized?
  So, you want to start a little project?
How can Heritage Quest Research Library help you? We can start with a FREE Beginning Class taught by our very own research librarians.

WHEN: July 7, 2022, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
WHERE: ZOOM or
in-person at HQRL (Please note that we are limited to 8 in-person attendees)
SIGN UP: 
Come in: 1007 Main Street, Sumner, WA 98390
Call: 253-863-1806
Online: hqrl.com at the HQRL Store

 
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Seattle Genealogical Society News

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE
HIGHLAND GAMES

After a two year closure due to Covid, the Scottish Highland Games are back on for Saturday, July 23, 2022 and Sunday, July 24, 2022! 

The Irish Heritage Club and SGS will share a double booth, display maps, and genealogy reference books for lookup of surnames of Scotland and Ireland. The Scottish Highland Games will be at the Fairgrounds in Enumclaw, WA. We have been participating for over 30 years and this community outreach program helps with our 4Culture grant. In past years over 30 thousand people have attended these games. 

As a volunteer you will receive a free day use ticket in exchange for manning a 2 hour shift in our booth. Loads of fun…see the website for Seattle Scottish Highland Games at:  https://www.sshga.org/

If you can help, please call or text Jean Roth at 206-510-5202 ASAP. Please respond before June 30.

VIRTUAL SUNDAYS: SOMETHING OLD,
SOMETHING NEW

 JUNE 19, 2022

1:00-2:30pm on ZOOM

“FINDING TREASURES in ACADEMIC LIBRARIES”

Genealogists often look online at Ancestry and FamilySearch, repositories with a vast array of types of materials. Some might even be familiar with the county libraries close to their geographic area of interest. In this session three Academic Libraries, an overlooked resource, will be explored. These repositories will be important even if your ancestor never attended. You will see what can be found online and what you are missing if you do not visit them. General collections, special collections, and archives will be covered.

Jill Morelli is the presenter for “Virtual Sundays” which takes place via Zoom on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Jill is a certified genealogist, a writer, lecturer, and researcher specializing in methodology, the U.S. Midwest, and Scandinavia. As some of you know, in 2017 she founded the online “Certification Discussion Group,” sharing her journey and demystifying the process of submission of a portfolio to the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Jill is also past president of the Seattle Genealogical Society.

Please visit the  SGS Website Calendar of Events and register in advance for this presentation. 

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN,  
JOIN THE SEATTLE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

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

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. 

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

Genealogical Research Institure of Pittsburgh, 
Pittsburgh, PA 
Online Evening Lectures,
June 20-23, 2022 and
July 11-14, 2022
4:00 PM PDT


From their website, they say, “As is traditional, during the weeks that GRIP (Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh) is having their week-long daytime institutes, some of the course instructors give a lecture in the evening (7 PM Eastern, 4 PM Pacific) that is open to the public.  These virtual presentations are free to attend because of the generous sponsorship of various societies. They are presented live on Zoom with no recording.”  Visit their website for more details. 
https://www.gripitt.org/free-lectures-open-to-the-public/?fbclid=IwAR2mdp0rjfMmPMMS6M2kglnqJOnuV7n6LStNFwiFn9_8e5OKP7K3Baw111s

SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Good Shepherd Center, Suite 302
4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
206 522-8658
New Hours : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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 

Wednesday, June 15, 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.

Friday, June 17, 2022, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Family Tree Maker SIG,  with the Eastside Genealogical Society. You must be on the email list of attend a meeting; send your request to egsgenealogyhelper@yahoo.com 

Saturday, June 18, 2022, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm, Irish SIG is back! With Susan McKee and Jim Ryan. See the SGS website Calendar of Events for further information. 
Saturday, June 18, 2022, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, German SIG is back! With Carolyn Schott. See the SGS website Calendar of Events for further information.

Sunday, June 19, 2022,  1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Virtual Sundays: Something Old, Something New,  Jill Morelli is the host and this month’s presentation is “Finding Treasures in Academic Libraries”. Visit the SGS website Calendar for details and updates. Please register in advance. Topic to be determined – stay tuned. 

Wednesday, June 22, 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, June 25, 2022, 10:00 am- 12:30 pm,  DNA SIG with Cary Bright and Craig Gowens.To participate you must be on the DNA SIG email list. Contact Cary at sgsdnasig@gmail.com to join.

Sunday, June 26, 2022, 1:00 pm, Japanese American SIG,  with Caitlin Oiye Coon. This is one of our newer SIGs. Please sign up if you would like to attend; send an email to family.history@densho.org 

Tuesday, June 28, 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, June 29, 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.

Wednesday, July 6, 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.

Sunday, July 10, 2022,  1:00 pm-3:00 pm, Scandinavian Interest Group,   Jill Morelli will speak about Scandinavian Handwriting at this meeting. Hosted by Karen Knudson. 

Tuesday, July 12 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, July 13, 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.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm, MAC Computer SIG, Jointly sponsored by SGS and Fiske Genealogical Library, this group meets every other month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Meetings are open to the public and address topics and resources helpful for those using MacIntosh (Apple) computers and the Reunion program in their genealogy research.  Meetings are virtual via Zoom until in-person meetings can resume. 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.

Saturday, July 16, 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, July 16, 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, July 17, 2022,  1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Virtual Sundays: Something Old, Something New,  Jill Morelli is the host. Visit the SGS website Calendar for details and updates. Please register in advance. Topic this month is “Solving Family Myths Using the Principles of Logic”. 

Wednesday, July 20, 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, July 26, 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, July 27, 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.

Heritage Quest Research Library Mapping an Ancestor

Janet O’Conor Camarata is a genealogist with over 30 years of experience.  Janet has presented at seminars, genealogy libraries and societies and retirement centers across Washington. Janet returns to Heritage Quest Research Library as one of our favorite presenters.   Mapping an Ancestor Researching Using Maps Geography is a discipline closely related to genealogy and an untapped resource for learning more about our ancestors.  Using geography and maps in research provides visual clues to help answer questions about where, how far, and what is nearby.  Learn about the George E. Curry family of Ohio and Kansas and how maps focused the research, located property, identified lost place names, solved a family mystery, and identified jurisdictions to write for records. 
When:  June 16, 2022            11:00 – 12:00 PM
Where:   ZOOM
Cost: $20 Members     $25 Non-members
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