South King County Genealogical Society July Events

Monday 13 July 2020, 1-3 pm: Genetic Genealogy/DNA group. Topic: Using the Leeds Method to sort your DNA Matches. Please join https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy for meeting invitations and reminders.

Monday, 20 July 2020, 1-3 pm: Tech User Group. Topic: “Deep web” of FamilySearch unindexed images: How to find, link them to people in your tree, and cite them in your reports. This will draw on education we have received in the past about record indexing systems, analysis of the image filmstrip rolls, and how to find and use the excellent FamilySearch citations. To receive invitations and meeting reminders, please join https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG
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Seattle Genealogical Society News

SGS LIBRARY STATUS

The SGS Board has reviewed the status of the SGS library facility in the context of the State and King County plans for reopening the community. We decided to link our plans for reopening the library to the State plan; the library will not be reopened for use by our members and guests until King County has moved to Phase 4 of the State plan. We are as anxious to reopen the library as our membership, but we believe that the safety of our membership is paramount, and the guidance provided by the State plan makes it clear that it is not safe for us to reopen the library until Phase 4. We will keep you posted on the library’s status via eNews! notices.  

NEED A LOOKUP? SEND US A RESEARCH REQUEST!
Throughout our nearly 100-year history, the Seattle Genealogical Society has  compiled many databases and indexes from unique sources that you will not find anywhere else. Although the library is closed for now, we continue to provide research lookups in these databases, as well as in books and online archives. Research Requests are your lifeline to all SGS library resources.

For example, you might request a specific lookup in the King County Court Cases Index 1881-1980 (KC3I), Seattle area Veterans of Foreign Wars Membership Cards, SGS Bulletin and Journal 1952-2020, Seattle Obituaries, Seattle City Directories 1890-1990, or any of the books and periodicals listed in the  SGS Library Catalog.

Research requests may be submitted by anyone for a non-refundable fee of $7.50 per name, or by SGS Members at no charge. For more information, and to make a Research Request, click here: 
SGS Research Services

WALTER CLINTON 1952-2020
Very sad news. We just received notice that SGS member Walter Clinton, 68, of Seattle, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020. He was a much-appreciated volunteer here at SGS, serving most recently as Chair of the Nominating Committee for our 2020 election. Our condolences to his family.
  You may read Walter’s full obituary or share your memories of him here:
https://www.emmickfunerals.com/obituary/Walter-Clinton

MEMBERSHIP MEETING REPORT 
  The Seattle Genealogical Society (SGS) held its June Membership Meeting on June 13, 2020 with over 50 members tuning in on Zoom for a virtual meeting.  James Secan, the new President of the Society, welcomed the new Board, presented Marilyn Rose with a plaque in recognition of her Past President’s status, and reviewed both past, present, and future activities for the Society.

Minutes and attachments, such as financial statements, are located on the SGS website for members. Lori Lee Sauber gave an informative presentation on Trello and Kanban.


THE SCANDINAVIAN SIG IS BACK!
On Sunday, July 12th starting at 1:00 PM, Karen Knudson, leader of the Scandinavian SIG, will be hosting their first online virtual meeting via Zoom. Anyone interested in Scandinavian research is invited to join in. You will find the link for this Zoom meeting on the Calendar of Events section of the  SGS website: www.seagensoc.org 


STORIES OF OUR FEMALE ANCESTORS – JUNE 2020
As part of the SGS commemoration of Women’s Suffrage, we are sharing women’s stories of 100 and more years ago. This month, we share The Boughten Dress.

Singer began mass-producing domestic electric sewing machines in 1910 and transformed many women’s lives. Imagine hand-sewing clothing for 12 children! The Boughten Dress, written by Jan Johnson illustrates the significance of the sewing machine in her grandmother’s and mother’s lives. They lived in desperate poverty during the Great Depression in northern Minnesota, close to the Canadian border. Jan inherited her grandmother’s machine and her love of sewing. She cherishes her memories and has carried on the tradition of sewing for her family.

You can view this story and others on the SGS website – Women’s Suffrage in Your Family History: https://seagensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=125

SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS*** In consideration of COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, the SGS Library is closed until further notice and all SGS in-person events have been canceled, postponed, or replaced with an online event.
Stay home – stay healthy – but stay engaged by attending one of our live, online events! 

Heritage Quest Research Library is Still here

We’re happy to say
“We’re still here”!
I know it’s been awhile since we sent out an email, but we are happy to say “we’re still here” even if we haven’t been open.  Pierce County (the county where we are located) has moved to the Phase 2 of the COVID-19 recovery.  For us at the library, it means that we must make sure that we are able to accommodate our patrons in a safe environment. We must be able to protect our volunteers, members and patrons before we are allowed to re-open.  In the mean time we are working on ways to help you with your Genealogy. 
 
1)  If you are a current member of Heritage Quest Research Library, when you access our webpage, click on the Members tab.  It will take you to the log in page.  Log in and you will see the name Ancestry remote login under members. Click on it and you’re IN!
2)  Can’t find the time to do research?  We have the volunteers who are able to do the research for you. Our assistance rate is $15.00 per hour.  Send inquiries to: research@hqrl.com
3)  Our Webmaster and our Technology gurus are working to adapt our Pay Pal account to accept your membership payments.  We’re not there yet, but hope to be soon. If you regularly pay by mail, that’s OK too.  Our office manager is picking up our mail on a regular basis.   
4)  We are also working on ways to bring Genealogy to you!  Many of the Gen Societies and Heritage Groups are doing classes remotely.  We are working on that too!  

We sincerely care about all our members and patrons.  We have your health in our hearts.  Be well, stay healthy and we will see you soon!

Heritage Quest Research Library Management Team and Board of Trustees
 

Seattle Genealogical Society News

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR TWO
POPULAR SGS SPONSORED COURSES “Certification Discussion Group”, an online course to discuss the process and techniques of becoming a Certified Genealogist is taking registration for the fall series of classes. Dates and times have not been set. SGS members, WA residents, and those already with their pre-applications submitted to the Board for Certification of Genealogists have preference. Classes will be organized starting in August.  Sign up here for this SGS sponsored event:  http://theCDGseries.wordpress.com
  Also opening up to new registrants is Valerie Lair’s course, “The Level I-Genealogy Basics and Beyond”. This course is suitable for everyone and covers how to successfully conduct research in census records, vital records, newspapers, city directories, churches, cemeteries, military records; using major online resources along with libraries and archives; and so much more. The course will challenge you in perfecting your genealogy skills.     Sign Up for Genealogy Basics & Beyond  
REGISTRATION FOR VIRTUAL 
 CELTICS CONNECTIONS 
CONFERENCE 2020 NOW OPEN

Like many other programs this year, “Journey Home”, the Celtic Connections Conference, co-hosted by The Irish Genealogical Society International and the Irish Ancestral Research Association, had to be transformed from a traditional convention gathering to a virtual online format.

This online virtual conference will last an entire month, July 31 through August 31, 2020 and include : 11 Speakers 25 Pre-recorded Presentations 9   Live Chats All for only $99 (USD)! For more information and registration visit:
http://www.celtic-connections.org/
      ALICE ELEANOR McCOY
(1925-2020) 
  Alice Eleanor McCoy, age 94, of Brier, Washington passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020. She was a member of Seattle Genealogical Society for over 30 years. Our condolences to Alice’s family and friends. Memories and expressions of sympathy for the McCoy family may be shared at www.floralhillslynnwood.com 
  SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS   *** In consideration of COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, the SGS Library is closed until at least July 5, 2020 and all SGS in-person events have been canceled, postponed, or replaced with an online event.
To stay up-to-date, check the “Calendar of Events” on the SGS website for any last minute changes. 
   
  Did you remember to renew your membership?   Log in at the SGS website Members Home to renew your membership for 2020-21.
  Or print out a Membership Application and send it with your payment to Seattle Genealogical Society, PO Box 15329, Seattle WA 98115-0329
  If you have questions, send a note to membership@seagensoc.org
  Thank you for your participation and continued support of SGS! 
 

Seattle Genealogical Society Meeting Changes

IMPORTANT!  THE MEETING ID HAS CHANGED FOR BOTH THE SGS MEMBERSHIP MEETING  AND THE SECOND SATURDAY PRESENTATION : “DO YOU TRELLO AND KANBAN?” 

The SGS Membership Meeting is coming up Saturday, June 13, 2020. The room will open at 12:00 pm and the meeting will begin at 12:30 pm. Directly following the SGS Membership Meeting, the Second Saturday, presented by Lori Lee Sauber, will begin.  

Please note, the meeting ID for both of these events is different than the one previously published on the website and in the eNews!  Only this new meeting ID will work. 
 
MEETING ID CHANGE!

SGS Membership Meeting 
Saturday, June 13, 2020 
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 
Follow this link to join – 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/91069962051?pwd=NDBDdTR2aVhOS0ZpRll2U3p3enkwUT09
 
This will be an informal and “virtual” meet up using Zoom. The new SGS officers will be introduced. Room opens at noon; meeting begins at 12:30 pm. 
 
MEETING ID CHANGE!

Second Saturday: “Do You Trello and Kanban?”  
Saturday, June 13, 2020 
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 
Follow this link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/91069962051?pwd=NDBDdTR2aVhOS0ZpRll2U3p3enkwUT09

Discover how using these workflow visualization tools enable you to optimize the flow of your family research work and get more done. Kanban is a process taught around the world to businesses of all sizes. Now you can leverage its power in genealogy. Let Lori Lee Sauber show you how. 
  Have you remembered to renew your SGS membership? Log in at the SGS website Members Home to renew your membership for 2020-21. Or print out a Membership Application and send it with your payment to Seattle Genealogical Society, PO Box 15329, Seattle WA 98115-0329. If you have questions, send a note to membership@seagensoc.org. Thank you for your participation and continued support of SGS! 

 
June 11, 2020

Tri-City Genealogical Society June Meeting

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Message Body

You are all invited to attend June’s meeting online using Zoom.  Please use the invitation’s link below:
Bill Floberg
Bill Floberg is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: TCGS June 2020 Regular Zoom Meeting Time: Jun 10, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 824 9847 3211

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Seattle Genealogical Society News

NEW SGS LIBRARY TRUSTEE

The SGS Board of Directors has approved the nomination of Bernadette Laqueur to a three-year term as one of the three Trustees of the SGS Library. She will be replacing John Eshelman, who has been a Trustee for the past three years. The Trustees provide support and continuity to the operation of the SGS Library. The Board thanks John Eshelman for his years of service in this, and other, positions in SGS, and welcomes Bernadette Laqueur to the Trustees and thanks her for volunteering to take on this responsibility.   SECOND SATURDAY SERIES
 “DO YOU TRELLO AND KANBAN?”
SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2020 1:00-2:00 PM

If you have lots of genealogy research projects in the hopper right now and don’t quite know how to get it all done, let Lori Lee Sauber help show you how. Learn the basic concepts of Kanban workflow management and how the FREE web application Trello can help support you every day regardless of whether you’re just getting started or are an “old hat”. Discover how using these workflow visualization tools enable you to optimize the flow of your family research work and get more done. Join in this online Zoom meeting by following this link : 
https://zoom.us/j/91069962051   VIRTUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 
SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2020 12:30-1:00 PM

  The next membership meeting of the Seattle Genealogical Society is coming up. This will be a real time, online meeting via Zoom. The “room” opens at noon and the meeting begins at 12:30 pm. The new SGS officers will be introduced.

Join the Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87101310252
  SGS members, have you renewed your membership for 2020-2021? If not, please do so using the renewal button on your  Members Home

Not yet a SGS member? We’d love to have you – Join SGS

STORIES OF OUR FEMALE ANCESTORS – MAY 2020 
Each month we are featuring a story of a female ancestor of 100 or more years ago. This month’s contribution, Women’s Voting Stories , was submitted anonymously by a member of the Seattle Genealogical Society. It includes a summary of the Women’s Suffrage movement followed by a series of vignettes, including life on a Kansas farm. 

If you have a story to tell of one of your female ancestors of 100 or more years ago, submit it to education@seattlegenealogicalsociety.org  Stories can be as brief as one or two paragraphs, or longer. 
SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS*** In consideration of COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, the SGS Library is closed until at least July 5, 2020 and all SGS in-person events have been canceled, postponed, or replaced with an online event.
Stay home – stay healthy – but stay engaged by attending one of our live, online events! 
Saturday, June 6, 2020Time: 1:00 pm -3:00 pm PDT  ONLINE


Digging Deeper : “How I Discovered My Female Ancestor”  with Jill Morelli and Mahina Oshie

Follow this link to join https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87966848541

This workshop is part of the Seattle Genealogical Society’s lecture and workshop series: Women’s Suffrage in your Family History. We thank the Washington State Historical Society for their grant in support of our project. For more information, see https://www.suffrage100wa.com/

Saturday, June 13, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm -1:00 pm PDT ONLINE


SGS MEMBERSHIP MEETING  with the new SGS officers

Room opens at noon. Meeting starts at 12:30 pm. 
Follow this link to join in:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87101310252
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm -3:00 pm PDT ONLINE

Second Saturday: “Do You Trello and Kanban?”  with Lori Lee Sauber. 

Follow this link to join in: 
https://zoom.us/j/91069962051