Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington
Dear Genealogy Friends,
You are invited to attend our upcoming
free genealogy event, on
Monday evening, September 9, 2019.
We would also appreciate it if you could help us publicize this event using this email or our flyer, attached above, by emailing it out, posting it on your bulletin board or calendar, and/or website, or handing out flyers to or sharing this email with individuals and groups you think might be interested.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State is pleased to present our September meeting program
“Jewish Genealogy: How Is This Research
Different from All Other Research?”
presented by Janice M. Sellers, Professional Genealogist
DATE: Monday, September 9, 2018
LDS Factoria Building
4200 124th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006
· Doors open at 6:30 p.m., for all to enjoy the extensive JGSWS Library’s genealogical resources, including FREE access to the FHC computers and genealogical websites!
· Free Wi-Fi available. Come early to network with other attendees!
· Presentation starts promptly at 7:15 p.m.
· Free admission and refreshments
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
This presentation provides an overview of the unique aspects of Jewish culture and history that affect family history research. Topics include history, geography, naming patterns, languages and alphabets, rabbinical genealogies, kehillah records, Yizkor books, cemeteries, and other resources. The information presented will be of great help to those new to Jewish genealogical research as well as providing important information to more experienced researchers.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Janice M. Sellers is a professional genealogist specializing in Black, Jewish, dual citizenship, forensic, and newspaper research. She is the editor of ZichronNote, the quarterly journal of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society (SFBAJGS) and has previously edited four other genealogy publications. Currently, Janice is the publicity director, programming director, and a board member of SFBAJGS and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and Genealogical Forum of Oregon. She has volunteered at Family History Centers since 2000 and gives presentations on many genealogical topics at the local, regional, state, and national/international levels, most recently returning from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies’ annual conference, held earlier this August in Cleveland, OH. She has researched her own family history for more than 40 years. Before becoming a professional genealogist, Janice worked in publishing for many years as an editor, indexer, translator, and compositor. Her translation services primarily include French, Spanish, and Russian.
Please visit our website at http://www.jgsws.org to join or to donate to JGSWS to help support the incredible speakers and workshops we bring to you, to view library listings, download handouts, or for more information. JGSWS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Membership dues and donations are tax deductible.
Whitman County Genealogical Society
is hosting a FREE Fall mini-seminar
Bishop Place Independent Living Social Room, 811 SE Klemgard, Pullman, WA
Saturday, September 14, 2019
featuring: DAN OWENS and DULCE KERSTING-LARK
“Using the Public Library for Genealogy and Local History”
9:00 am: The doors open.
9:30 am-10:30 am: Dan Owens will discuss the resources in the Palouse Heritage Collection at Neill Public Library in Pullman as well as working with public libraries, in general, when doing genealogical research or learning more about local history. This can be applied to researching in any area, not just our own local area. In addition he will cover the ins and outs of interlibrary loan.
10:30 am-10:45 am: Break and refreshments.
“Archival Power: Demonstrating the Importance of Primary Sources to Stakeholders and the Public”
10:45 am-11:45 am: Dulce Kersting-Lark will discuss how working with original source materials is a privilege, but it is also a complex challenge. The nature of archives makes them both authoritative and flawed. Creating a community repository in a border town is just one of many challenges that we must make our users aware of from the get-go. How we promote the value of primary source material to the broader public is another. She will also speak to the interesting and rewarding work she does at Latah County Historical Society, as well as share information about the History Relevance Campaign.
If you have any questions or need more information contact WCGS President, Sue Kreikemeier at:
email@example.com or 509-635-1303. Please RSVP to Sue or firstname.lastname@example.org
by September 7 to accommodate handouts & refreshments.
While the seminar is free, donations are welcome at the door.
Directions: Turn off Bishop Boulevard onto Klemgard Ave., follow Klemgard Ave. up the hill and turn left at the top. Do not go into the front entrance, but turn right, continuing up the hill and turn left at the white car ports. Find an appropriate parking place, enter the building through the main doors and go straight ahead to the Social Room.
| Thursday, August 15th, 1-3 p.m.|
Meyer’s Orts- und Verkehrs- Lexicon
Join us as we welcome our member, Sue Foster, as a new instructor.
Sue will speak on 2 subjects:
1) Meyer’s Orts- und Verkehrs- Lexicon includes all place names as they were designated during the time of the German Empire (1871-1918). She will discuss the online version, importance in locating the place where vital records were recorded and the locations of the microfilmed/digitized records of the Family History Library based on this Gazeteer. She will also discuss
2) a FREE German website, which translates to English, and its 2 divided sections: a] information, history, links to regional family history groups and repositories, and b] family trees submitted by researchers.
$20.00 members / $25.00 non-members
| Wednesday, August 28th, 1-3p.m. |
Janet Camarata’s topic for this month is: Discover County Histories and the Family Stories They Tell
The town, county, and regional histories are important sources for genealogists for 18th and 19th-century research. Discover settlement patterns of a given area, origins of the early settlers, geography, religion, economics, education, the social conditions and major events of the times, and if lucky, a biographical sketch of your ancestor. Learn what’s been written, where to find them and how to assess their value.
$20.00 members / $25.00 non-members
All of our classes are held in the Library classroom. To reserve a spot for either class, please call: 253-863-1806 or stop by HQRL and we will add you to the list of attendees. If you find you cannot attend the reserved spot, please let us know so that we can make room for others.
The German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society (EGS) meeting
When: Friday, September 6, 2019, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm
(Doors open at 12:15 pm for networking)
Where: Primary Room of the Latter-day Saints Church
10675 NE 20th St, Bellevue, WA 98004.
Topic: Genealogical Benefits of Facebook – Facebook can provide expertise, knowledge, and genealogical assistance on many facets to support your research. We will explore those benefits and demonstrate how to find the right pages or groups for your specific area of interest, and how to effectively access and search within groups, pages and your saved posts. Many of the examples address researching Germans from Russia.
Presenter: Marilyn Mullins Schunke – As a graduate of University of Washington’s Genealogy & Family History Certificate Program, Marilyn volunteered at Heritage Quest Research Library as a Board member, Education Coordinator and Volunteer Librarian. Technology is her forte and she presented Windows 10 and Digital Organization classes. She is a member of several local, state and national genealogy organizations. Marilyn will be presenting this same program at Concordia University’s Center for Volga German Studies in November.
Visitors are always welcome at our meetings. For more information about our Group, kindly visit our website at https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/ .
| DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR|
SGS FAMILY HISTORY WRITING CONTEST
We admit we didn’t get very many submissions so we would like to extend the deadline for submission of your family history story to August 21, 2019. Here are the “rules”:
1. 500 to 5000 words.
2. Stories, poems etc. are all acceptable, but should be your original work. If the piece has been published before, the approval of that organization to re-publish by SGS is necessary (your responsibility to get). Items submitted in the previous SGS FHWC and not selected for publication can be reworked and resubmitted. The author retains the copyright in all cases.
3. You do not need to be a member to submit. Board members of SGS are not allowed to submit, but former Board members are.
4. Cite the facts, but since these are usually personal stories, there are few needed.
5. Decision of the judges is final.
6. Monetary prizes will be awarded to the top three submissions. Others may be selected for publication. Submit to email@example.com by end of the day on August 21, 2019.
LOG IN AT THE NEW SGS WEBSITE! Have you checked out our new website yet? Lots to see, including a detailed listing of upcoming programs and interest group meetings for the next several months. Go to https://seagensoc.org.
SGS Members – Log in at the new website to access exclusive SGS publications and databases, enter your family research names in the new SGS Surname Registry, and, if you haven’t already, renew your membership for 2019-20.
Go to Members Home and log in to your account. If you have not logged in before, follow the instructions there under “Login Problems?”. You will need to get your login name and then set your password.
After logging in, you will see an expiration notice if you have not yet renewed. Go to Member Profile and click the green “Renew Membership” button. A dues invoice will be created that you may pay right away with your credit/debit card, or print out and mail with a check to SGS.
Not a member yet? Join us during our 96th year in support of the SGS Library and family history research in our community. Click Join SGS Now.
SGS SURNAME REGISTRY Have you ever wanted to collaborate with other SGS members? Have you wondered if another member has a similar research area?
Our new website has a great feature: SGS Member Surname Registry. The registry is viewable by both members and non-members, but only SGS members may add to the list.
Find the registry by selecting Research and Databases from the menuon the left side of the Home Page (https://seagensoc.org). From the list of databases, select #3. SGS Member Surname Registry. A new page will open with the surnames currently added to our growing database. You can view more details for any entry by selecting the “eye” icon, or you can message the member by selecting the email “envelope” icon. You will be routed to the Surname Inquiry Emailer. Follow the instructions to write a message on the secure website system. (We cannot guarantee that you will receive a response.)
SGS Members – When a researcher finds a matching name in the registry, they may send an email to you through the secure website system. They will not have access to your name and contact information unless you reply to their email. To add your research names to the registry go to Members Home and log in. Then open your Member Profile and go to the “Surnames” tab. Click on the “plus” icon to create a surname record. Create a separate record for each surname.
SAVE THE DATE
“2019 Northwest Genealogy Conference”,
Stillaguamish Valley Genealogy Society,
Byrnes Performing Arts Center,
18821 Crown Ridge Blvd,
August 14-17, 2019
As they do every year, the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogy Society kicks off their summer genealogy conference by offering free Beginning Genealogy classes on Wednesday, August 14th, from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm.
For complete details on the offerings of this multi-day, premier conference, visit their website:
CGSI Genealogical & Cultural Conference,
October 15-19, 2019
The Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI) is the leader in genealogy and family history in the geographical areas now known as the Czech and Slovak Republics. Their 2019 conference is the premier event to learn about techniques for genealogical research in those areas.
For additional information and registration, visit the website:
SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Unless otherwise indicated all programs will be at the SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle. Check the SGS Web Site for additions, changes, and corrections. Programs may be canceled or postponed because of inclement weather. In observance of Labor Day, our library will be closed August 31 – September 2nd.
Thursday, August 15, 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm, “DNA Learning Series”, at Mountlake Terrace Sno-Isle Library,
Seattle and Sno-Isle Genealogical Societies are co-sponsoring the “DNA Learning Series”. Class 5 of the 7 class series is “Using GEDmatch and 3rd Party Tools”.
Pre-registration and class assignments are required. To register send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, August 25, 10:00 am – 11:30 am, “SGS Tour of Washelli Cemetery: From Pioneers to Patriots”, special event with tour guides Lisa Oberg & Amber Brock. Tour Washelli Cemetery, 11111 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133. Join us for a walk through Washelli Cemetery as we explore the history of this hallowed ground and the stories behind the stones including Seattle’s white founders, Medal of Honor winners, and others less well-known. Good walking shoes are recommended as the ground is uneven in areas. Limited to 15 participants. Sign Up for Cemetery Tour
Sunday, Sept 8, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, DNA Workshop, chair person Cary Bright, Q&A first hour, while focus second hour in on Genome Mate Pro
Saturday, Sept 14, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Family Tree Maker (FTM) Users Group, co-leaders Reiley Kidd and Jesse Ramey, FTM is the genealogy software long associated with Ancestry.com
Saturday, Sept 14, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Second Saturday Speaker Series – “Tracing People Through Time and Space Using Timelines” presented by Mary Kathryn Kozy, Come learn how timelines can help answer your family history research questions!
Tuesday, Sept 17, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Family History Writers’ Group, contact Gail Stevens for more info at email@example.com
Thursday, Sept 19, 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm, “DNA Learning Series”,at Mountlake Terrace Sno-Isle Library,
Seattle and Sno-Isle Genealogical Societies are co-sponsoring the “DNA Learning Series”. Class 6 of the 7 class series is “Getting the Most Out of Ancestry DNA & My Heritage”.
Pre-registration and class assignments are required. To register send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, Sept 21, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Irish Interest Group, with Jean Roth
Saturday, Sept 21, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, German Interest Group, with Jean Roth
Whatcom Genealogical Society meets September to December, and February
to June — no meetings in January, July, and August. The next meeting
will be September 9, 2019, 2 pm, at the Elks Lodge, 710 Samish Way,
Whatcom Genealogical Society has replaced their Wednesday Library research volunteers with a new e-mail address where you can arrange for one-on-one help with your genealogy research. Please e-mail researchWGS@gmail.com, and the person who responds to you will arrange for you to get the help that you need.
Sharon NeemWGS Publicity Chair_________________________________________________________
I HAVE MY DNA RESULTS;
……. NOW WHAT???
FRUSTRATED BY FINDING A DNA MATCH BUT NO LINKED FAMILY TREE??? FOR HELP WITH FINDING YOUR MATCHING ANCESTOR, YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THE AUGUST MEETING OF THE LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY.
Member TERRY MATTISONhas pursued this subject extensively, and will be sharing her approaches to the mystery. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend!
LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
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DINING ROOM 7:00 PM
2025 TIBBETTS DRIVE, LONGVIEW
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