Tri-City Genealogical Society Using AI to Help Genealogists

Please join us for Tri-City Genealogical Society’s March General meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13.  The presentation will be at the Richland FamilySearch Center located at 1314A Goethals Dr.  Entrance is down the ramp from the parking lot that is to the north of Dairy Queen.  The presentation will also be on Zoom so you can join in from the comfort of your own home.  See below for the Zoom link.

  The March presentation will be by Thomas MacEntee.  Thomas is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community.  A handout will be available upon request.

  The subject of the talk will be Translating, Transcribing and Summarizing Documents Using AI (Artificial Intelligence): Learn how to harness the power of artificial intelligence to assist in translating, transcribing, and summarizing a variety of genealogy records. A handwritten baptismal record from the 1800s? No problem. A faded newspaper obituary? No problem. We’ll cover the best AI platforms as well as how to craft a solid prompt to get you the results you need.

  RootsTech 2024 starts on February 29 and continues through March 2.  There is still time to sign up to view the online presentations.  The free registration page can be found at http://tinyurl.com/2s3u9tx2 .  Free registration gives online access to 200+ online sessions, keynote sessions, syllabi and handouts and the opportunity to chat online with other attendees. 

  Thank you to everyone who has already joined TCGS for 2024.  For those who would like to join, the online application can be found at https://tricitygenealogicalsociety.org/q/join/join_renew/ and a printable application can be found at https://tricitygenealogicalsociety.org/q/wp-content/uploads/2023TCGSBrochure.pdf .

Topic: TCGS General Meeting March 13 at 7 p.m.

Time: Mar 13, 2024 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87836522633?pwd=SDEzYkYwNzE3aEQrOVM2SFl2am51Zz09

Meeting ID: 878 3652 2633

Passcode: 877772

One tap mobile

+12532158782,,87836522633#,,,,*877772# US (Tacoma)

+12532050468,,87836522633#,,,,*877772# US

Dial by your location

• +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

• +1 253 205 0468 US

• +1 719 359 4580 US

• +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

• +1 669 444 9171 US

• +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

• +1 689 278 1000 US

• +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

• +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

• +1 305 224 1968 US

• +1 309 205 3325 US

• +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

• +1 360 209 5623 US

• +1 386 347 5053 US

• +1 507 473 4847 US

• +1 564 217 2000 US

• +1 646 931 3860 US

Meeting ID: 878 3652 2633

Passcode: 877772

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcE1Mb40uc

Yakima Valley Genealogical Society U.S. Draft Records of the Civil War, WW1 & 2

Yakima Valley Genealogical Society

General Meeting

Saturday, March 2, 2024

10:00 a.m. 

Y.V.G.S. Library

Speaker: Ruth Anglin

Subject: U.S. Draft Records

Ruth will be giving a presentation on the information you will find in the U.S. Draft Records of the Civil War, World War 1 & 2. Come and find how beneficial Draft Records are to your ancestry.

Yakima Valley Genealogical Society

1901 S. 12th Avenue

Union Gap, WA 98903

Phone: (509) 248-1328

Email: yvgs@yvgs.net

Heritage Quest Research Library Cindi’s List in Practice

Cyndi’s List in Practice Sometimes overwhelming to beginners and sometimes underused by veterans, Cyndi’s List is a research tool that is robust with resources helpful in everyone’s research.  Using specific examples for beginners, as well as more advanced researchers, we will explore the site and point out how to make the most of the categories and the links found within. Cyndi Ingle, a genealogist for more than 43 years, is a creator and innovator behind the award-winning and globally recognized CyndisList.com. Cyndi is an expert in using technology for genealogy, research in the US and bringing together traditional methodology with organization, computers, software and the Internet.  March 7, 2024

11:00 AM to NOON


ZOOM $20 Members

$25 Non-members


Go to hqrl.com 
and click on the HQRL Store.
Be sure to sign in as a member to receive the discount. Finding Your Female Ancestors with M. Diane Rogers is scheduled for March 27, 2024.  More information coming soon!
Along with information regarding the re-opening of the library!
Copyright © 2024 Heritage Quest Research Library, All rights reserved.
You have told us that you want to receive our news and updates from our library.

Our mailing address is:
Heritage Quest Research Library
2102 East Main Suite 105
Puyallup, WA98372-3205

Eastern Washington Genealogical Society Digital Archives

Saturday, March 2 DIGITAL ARCHIVES
  (EWGS Meetings) 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hybrid Meeting at The Hive –
2904 E Sprague Ave,
Spokane, WA 99202

Digital Archives with guest speaker Robert Perret
A comprehensive presentation by the new Eastern Branch Manager of the Cheney Archives, Robert Perret. He will cover navigating digital archives, the Washington State Archives and what’s new at the Cheney Archives.
DOOR PRIZES AND RAFFLES AND OUR NEW  “DDD” fund.
Drop a Dollar in our “fund can”  when you attend the meeting and get a chance to win 50% of the fund.  Must be present to win!  Great opportunity to support EWGS and win some extra pocket money.

Fiske Genealogical Library March Events

Two upcoming events – Fiske Genealogical Library (Seattle):

Wednesday, March 6

10:00 am to 11:15 am Pacific Time – Fiske Genealogical Library, Seattle (Virtual Class)

19th-Century Women Settlers Confront the Far West

Presented by Janice C. Lovelace

For links to join the meeting and get class notes, select https://fiskelibrary.org

Women settled the Far West along with their male family members although we don’t learn about them as much. This session will help you learn more and delve deeper into the lives of White, Asian and Black women ancestors who settled in the Far West pre-1900. We will look at women’s lives through their own lenses in letters, diaries and photos as well as what records were generated during their lifetimes.

Wednesday, March 13

10:00 am to 11:15 am Pacific Time – Fiske Genealogical Library, Seattle (Virtual Class)

French-Canadian Records: Beyond Initial Resources

Presented by Judy Nimer Muhn

For links to join the meeting and get class notes, select https://fiskelibrary.org

This class will follow on from her class on January 31, including advanced topics such as notarial records and the eastern townships of Quebec. A real opportunity to bring your own specific questions and problems with French-Canadian and Acadian genealogy!

Grays Harbor Genealogy Society Genealogy Cafes

Aberdeen and Elma Timberland Libraries

The Grays Harbor Genealogical Society will host Genealogy Cafés. Whether you’re new to genealogy or experienced, you’ll learn about local resources, as well as get individualized help using the library’s online resources and print materials. This free program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration is necessary.

Regards,

Debbie Stiles-Lusk

Aberdeen, Grays Harbor County, Washington, USA

360-624-6258, debbie.stileslusk@gmail.com