Eastern Washington Genealogical Society Wisconsin

Please Join us in Wisconsin!

Saturday, February 4

“Genealogy and the Wisconsin Historical Society” 

12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Hybrid Meeting (Zoom and In-Person) at Shadle Park Library, Spokane, WA

Presented by Lori Bessler

Reference Librarian and Instructor of local and family history

Lori Bessler has worked at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library Archives since 1988.  She is a Reference Librarian and instructor in local and family history.  Lori has lectured throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest on genealogical topics for over 30 years and has been researching family history for over 45 years.  She specializes in breaking down brick walls and finding hard-to-find resources.

Seattle Genealogical Society News

THEIR OWN THOUGHTS
The time of year is upon us that we start piecing together the slate of candidates for positions on the SGS Board of Directors for the May election. There is a commitment of a certain amount of your time and energy when you serve on the board, but aside from helping SGS what is the ROI (return-on-investment, for those who don’t speak “business”) for the volunteer? Here are the thoughts from four current board members on this question.

Jill Morelli (Past President):

My first elected position to the Board was as Publications Director, in charge of 2 Bulletins and 4 major newsletters. I remember when the recruiting committee called and suggested I run for the position. I had seen the request and thought I could do it. I served in that position for 3 years. during that time I learned a lot about the Society, felt that we published some very innovative issues and started the conversation of going all electronic. I gained writing skills, layout and graphic skills and met a lot of nationwide writers.

I served as President for 3.5 years,  We each bring skills to the table and the president applies those skills to the betterment of the Society. I felt I brought to the board: organization and discipline, a focus on the financial affairs, and the embracement of electronic media for all we do. What would you bring to the Board?

Ceil Rogers (Director of Education):

A few years ago I was recruited to serve on the Nominating Committee. I was new to Seattle and to SGS, and I was flattered to be asked. Finding candidates for board positions turned out to be beyond my capabilities, so I just volunteered to fill one of those positions myself.  It wasn’t a job I was particularly well suited for, but I met other board members–a group of active and interesting people.  I was then able to slide into another board position, more aligned with my abilities and interests.  I became aware of opportunities I would not otherwise have known about, and I met dozens of other genealogists, all of whom had something to teach me.  I don’t look at serving on the board as an obligation as much as an opportunity to actively participate in the social network of SGS.  I encourage you to do the same.

Karen Knudson (Treasurer):

I joined SGS to start work on my genealogy. I had visited the library a few times and had gotten to know some of the desk volunteers. After I retired the society was in need of a treasurer. After a few pleas for a volunteer I decided to be that volunteer. I had no experience in financing for a non-profit. It became a learning experience,  not only in the running of a non-profit, but I also met a lot of great genealogists that helped me advance in my research. I found out about many resources that I may not have learned about had I not volunteered. Yes, there is work to do, and yes, there is a commitment, but it is not a hardship, but an opportunity for learning.

Jim Secan (President):

I’ve been fortunate to be the SGS President during a period of many transitions: the physical relocation of our library, a shifting in the society’s focus from physical objects (books, periodicals, etc.) to virtual ones (images, databases, etc.), and the growing importance of new technologies such as DNA matching and online meetings.  It has been a challenge to all involved, but working together with a great group of SGS volunteers has been fun as well.  I joined SGS in June 2018 to try to repay those in other societies in other states who have helped me over the years (think “Paying It Forward”). Every job in SGS, from library front desk volunteer to the president, is involved in this endeavor providing a sense of satisfaction that comes with helping others.  I wasn’t sure about taking this job when Jill Morelli asked me to consider it, but I am certainly glad that I did.

If you feel you’d like to be a candidate for a position on the board, or for any other volunteer position at SGS, please contact any SGS Board member and they will help you get in touch with the right person within SGS to get you set up. Or you can email your questions, comments, or thoughts to: 
nominations@seattlegenealogicalsociety.org

100 years ago: 1 January 1923

“Seattle has Wettest of Dry New Year Fetes” was the sub-headline for the day. Cafes, theaters, and streets had scenes of wild enthusiasm. As the newspaper explained “It was the wettest celebration since state-wide prohibition, after a threat that it might become the driest.” A complication arose when the whisky runners got caught in some bad weather, resulting in the bootleg market raising their prices $1 and $2 a quart.

“Seattle Has Wettest of Dry New Year,” Seattle Post Intelligencer, 
1 January 1923. p. 1.

* Watch each eNews! issue for “100 years ago”, our new anecdotal series. We will be running it for the duration of 2023, our centennial year. 

SAVE THE DATE

Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State, 
usually 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

“RootsTech 2023”, 
Family History Library, 
Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 2-4, 2023


Choose how to attend; in person or online! Visit the website for more info and registration. 

https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/home?mc_cid=d8c7b37731&mc_eid=2ae79ab586

SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Good Shepherd Center, Suite 302
4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
206 522-8658

New Hours :  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm ** Please call ahead to make sure our library will be open. We are short on front desk volunteers. *** The elevator in the Good Shepherd Center will be out of service for the next several weeks. 

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 

Monday, January 16, 2023, 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, January 20, 2023,  10:30 am-12:30 pm, Family Tree Maker SIG, the FTM by Software MacKiev user’s group  meets via Zoom on the 3rd Friday of each month. If you would like to attend and are not on the SIG e-mail distribution list, please send an e-mail to egsgenealogyhelper@yahoo.com no later than Thursday, January 19th to request the meeting link.

Saturday, January 21, 2023, 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, January 21, 2023, 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, January 22, 2023,  1:00 pm-2:00 pm, Japanese American SIG, Jointly sponsored by SGS and Densho, this group meets quarterly on the fourth Sunday of the month (July, October, January, and April) at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific). Meetings address topics and resources helpful for those conducting Japanese genealogy research.
 
The link to logon will be sent to the Japanese American SIG email list. People wishing to attend should email family.history@densho.org to be added to the mailing list.
 
Co-Chairs: Caitlin Oiye Coon and [a co-host is still very much needed]

Monday, January 23, 2023, 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, January 24, 2023, 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. 

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 9:00 am- 10:00 am, DNA SIG for Beginners, with Cary Bright and Craig Gowens. Special session for beginners, held annually before the first regular meeting of the DNA SIG in January. To participate, contact Cary Bright at SGSDNASIG@gmail.com

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 10:00 am- 12:00 mm, DNA SIG, with Cary Bright and Craig Gowens. The first regular meeting of the DNA SIG in 2023. To participate you need to be on the DNA SIG email list; to join contact Cary Bright at SGSDNASIG@gmail.com

Monday, January 30, 2023, 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, February 4, 2023, 10:15 am- 12:15 pm, FamilySearch SIG, with Lou Daly. Discover many ways to use the FamilySearch website in your research. Meeting includes instruction and time for Q&A. Email Lou to get on the email list: loudaly@nwlink.com 

Sunday, February 5, 2023,  1:00 pm-3:00 pm, DNA Workshop, with Cary Bright and Craig Gowens. To participate you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary Bright at SGSDNASIG@gmail.com to join. 

Monday, February 6, 2023, 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, February 11, 2023, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Second Saturday: Black Miners in the Western US,  with Janice Lovelace. 

Monday, February 13, 2023, 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, February 14, 2023, 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. 

Saturday, February 18, 2023, 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, February 18, 2023, 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,February 19, 2023,  1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Virtual Sundays: Something Old, Something New, Jill Morelli is the usual host.

Monday, February 20, 2023, 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.

Monday, February 27, 2023, 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, February 28, 2023, 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. 

Seattle At Gettysburg Free Online Presentation

“Seattle At Gettysburg” Free online presentation hosted by the Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable | Facebook

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2023 AT 7:00 PM PST

“Seattle At Gettysburg” Free online presentation hosted by the Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable


Event by Civil War Seattle

Civil War Seattle presents “Seattle at Gettysburg,” a presentation that will tell the captivating story of the cross-country journey of Washington State’s delegation of veteran survivors of the Battle of Gettysburg to the 1913 50th anniversary reunion. This event is hosted by the Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable and is free and open to all to watch online via Zoom. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 7 pm pacific and will be followed with some time for viewers questions. Hope you’ll join us! Zoom link is below:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89826741004

Meeting ID: 898 2674 1004
One tap mobile
+12532050468,,89826741004# US
+12532158782,,89826741004# US (Tacoma)

Seattle Genealogical Society Centennial Event


Flappers, jazz, bootleggers, bathtub gin. The roaring 1920s was a decade of decadence and prosperity following a pandemic and world war.
 

Join us on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 1:00 PM PST for an online presentation via Zoom from Dr. Bill Woodward, emeritus professor of history, at Seattle Pacific University, where we will explore what lessons from the 1920s can we apply to our own looming 20s.

Remarkable parallels chart between the 2020s and developments from a century ago: shattered idealism, social clashes, domestic terrorism, culture wars, disorienting technologies, and fearsome disease. How might stories from a particular moment in the past shed light on ways for us to move forward or broaden our context of when our ancestors lived 100 years ago? As the 2020s unfold, what conversations should we have? 

Will the 2020s Roar Like the 1920s? is offered in conjunction with Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. Register now at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vc-mvrjouHNXDNVEcqOX5F_eG3wbo5prr

William Woodward is an award-winning professor of American and Pacific Northwest history at Seattle Pacific University. His teaching, research, and writing focus on iconic elements of regional and national culture, including the military and baseball. His co-authored pictorial history of the Washington National Guard was released in 2019. Woodward lives in Seattle. Check the Calendar of Events for upcoming program meetings from SGS.

SGS Logo - shadow, no backgroundKing Co WA 4-Culture LogoSeattle Genealogical Society is an all volunteer,
 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization.

 Tax ID #91-0850085. Contributions are tax deductible.
Join or Renew Membership
Copyright © 2023 Seattle Genealogical Society, All rights reserved.
All SGS members have been automatically signed up for this e-letter.

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society Research Problems and Possible Solutions

The Lower Columbia Genealogical Society will present Terry Mathison as moderator for questions and replies from the membership on research problems and possible solutions.

The Zoom meeting will be held January 12th and is opened to the public. Please contact lcgsgen@yahoo.com for a link to join the meeting. You will be welcome.

Fort Walla Walla Camp 3 of The Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War Meeting

 

From Don Jameson Camp Commander of the Fort Walla Walla Camp 3 of The Sons of the Union Veterans

of the Civil War.  

Our open to the public meeting will be Jan 28, 2023 at 12:30 at VFW Post 1435  at  212   S. David St.   Spokane Valley. Program speaker at 1:00 pm is Rudy Lopez director of the E. Washington Veterans Cemetery on interments, eligibility and research process. Some human interest stories will be shared. Also John Davis on how numerous CW veterans, became family related with in their units. Other business after the program.   Fuller details at www.suvpnw.org under events of FWW Camp 3.

You may post this or share to your members, and we would appreciate it.  Thank you in Fraternity, Charity and loyalty, Don Jameson

Questions cell 509 945 0549.

Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society Meeting

Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society General Membership Meeting

Tuesday, January 10 at 6:30 pm via Zoom

Our presenter for January is Judith Nimer Muhn, Ed.M., FSA Scot, she will help us understand how to work with Native American family histories and use the proper terminology. She has been featured on various genealogy programs. 

Meeting Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86718143644?pwd=S0FjYU5acVVKbDEyamdXWWZVekFjdz0