Heritage Quest Research Library GRAND OPENING

GRAND OPENING! You’re ALL Invited! Please join us as we celebrate the re-opening of our Library.  
We have much to be thankful for and to celebrate!
Puyallup Sumner Chamber of Commerce VIP ribbon cutting at
9:00 AM Thursday, April 4, 2024
OPEN HOUSE
April 4,5,6 from 10 AM to 4 PM  We are located at 2102 East Main Ave, Suite 105, in the Linden Park complex in Puyallup.   The stacks are waiting for you.
In each of our rooms we have space for you to sit and browse the collection.  The classroom allows us the opportunity to participate in our classes in person or watch from home via ZOOM. Join us for; Refreshments, Tours, Door Prizes, Book Sale, Discounts, Meet our Staff, Ask Questions, Class Sign-up, Search for Lost Relatives
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Genealogical Forum of Oregon Open House

The Genealogical Forum of Oregon’s Open House is next week!

We have just added two new classes.

Also, we are pleased to announce viewing parties for most classes. You can easily make a day of attending a class, meeting GFO members in-person, and researching at the largest genealogical library in the northwest! All at no charge.

Registration and details can be found at https://gfo.org/openhouse.

This year’s Open House features more than 20 classes across a wide variety of interests. 

* Discover the History of Your House
* GFO’s African  American Special Interest Group

* RootsMagic, the Swiss Army Knife of Personal Genealogy Software
* Getting Started with Family Tree Maker
* Germans in America – U. S. Records
* Lineage Society Panel – How to Document your Eligibility
* Using the FamilySearch Catalog
* Find a Grave: Fabulous and/or Frustrating?
* Military Bounty Land: 1776-1855
* Getting Started with AncestryDNA
* Getting Started with Latin American Research
* Finding German Church Records at Archion and Matricula
* Following Your Ancestor Through Swedish Church Records
* English Civil Records
* The 10,000,000 Names Project (and one member’s discoveries)
* Records and Research in New York State, 18th-19th Centuries
* The Great Lakes, Gateway to Western Migration
* Genealogy Problem Solvers (GPS) Special Interest Group
* Introduction to British Records, and Where to Find Them
* Access to GFO Resources from Home

All Open House events are free of charge.

Genealogical Forum Oregon Annual Open House

The Genealogical Forum of Oregon is pleased to announce our annual Open House, March 16 – 24, 2024.

Registration and details can be found at https://gfo.org/openhouse.

This year’s Open House features more than 20 classes across a wide variety of interests. Most classes are online, including:

* GFO’s Afircan American Special Interest Group

* RootsMagic, the Swiss Army Knife of Personal Genealogy Software
* Getting Started with Family Tree Maker
* Germans in America – U. S. Records
* Lineage Society Panel – How to Document your Eligibility
* Using the FamilySearch Catalog
* Find a Grave: Fabulous and/or Frustrating?
* Military Bounty Land: 1776-1855
* Getting Started with AncestryDNA
* Getting Started with Latin American Research
* Finding German Church Records at Archion and Matricula
* Following Your Ancestor Through Swedish Church Records
* English Civil Records
* Records and Research in New York State, 18th-19th Centuries
* The Great Lakes, Gateway to Western Migration
* Genealogy Problem Solvers (GPS) Special Interest Group
* Introduction to British Records, and Where to Find Them
* Access to GFO Resources from Home

Both in-person and online events are free of charge.

Whitman County Genealogical Society Library Excess Books

Greetings from Whitman County Genealogical Society,

    Over the summer many books from the WCGS library have been sent out but we still have some left.  As promised I have compiled a list of what is left that we would like to find homes for.  If you see any book/books you would like for your home library or organization’s library please reply to: whitmancgs@gmail.com  with your choices to see if still available. Books are free and shipping costs are negotiable depending on how many books you want.  Looking forward to hearing from you all!  

Janet Damm, Whitman County Genealogical Society Librarian

Catalog #TitleAuthor/Editor
16.929 scGenealogical & Local History Books in Print V.1Schreiner-Yantis, Netti
16.929 scGenealogical & Local History Books in Print V.2Schreiner-Yantis, Netti
929 amGenealogical Research Methods and SourcesAmer. Soc. of Gen.
929 baSearching on location: Planning a Research TripBalhuizen, Anne Ross
929 buResearch Guide to Loyalist AncestorsBunnell, Paul J.
929 crGenealogist’s Companion & Sourcebook (The)Croom, Emily Anne
929 eaHow to Trace your Pedigree LadiesEakle, Arlene H.
929 eiRed Book (The)Eichholz, Alice
929 evHandy Book for Genealogists 7th Ed.Everton
929 evHandy Book for Genealogists 9th Ed.Everton
929 hoCyndi’s ListHowells, Cyndi
929 keInternational Vital Records BookKemp, Thomas Jay
929 kiHandwriting of American Records for 300 YearsKirkham, E. Kay
929 laCite Your Sources: A Manual for Documenting Fam. Hist.Lackey, Richard S.
929 naGuide to Gen. Res. in the Nat. ArchivesNatiional Archives
929 neCirculation Library Catalog Vol.1NEHGS
929 neCirculation Library Catalog Vol.2NEHGS
929 stGenealogical EvidenceStevenson, Noel C.
929 stSearch & Research: The Researcher’s HandbookStevenson, Noel C.
929 weTracing Your Norwegian RootsWellauer, Maralyn A.
929.107 ngNGS 1991 Conf.NGS
929.107 soSouth King Co. Surname Book 1983South King Co. Gen. Soc.
929.11 smImmigrants to America Appearing in English RecordsSmith, Frank
929.11 yaMarr. of Some Amer. Residents & Guide to Documents Vol.1Yates Publishing Company
929.11 yaMarr. of Some Amer. Residents & Guide to Documents Vol.2Yates Publishing Company
929.11 yaMarr. of Some Amer. Residents & Guide to Documents Vol.3Yates Publishing Company
929.11 yaMarr. of Some Amer. Residents & Guide to Documents Vol.4Yates Publishing Company
929.11 yaMarr. of Some Amer. Residents & Guide to Documents Vol.5Yates Publishing Company
929.6 puDictionary of Heraldry & Related Subjects (A)Puttock, A.G.
940.3 neUncle, We Are Ready!Newman, John J.
940.3 scGreat War (The)Schaefer, Christina K.
942 smLives & Times of our English Ancestors (The)Smith, Frank
943Happy Days in Germany 1987
973US MilitaryNeagles, James
973 mePrinted Sources: A Guide to Publ. Gen. Rec.Meyerink, Kory L.
973.2 coComplete Book of Emigrants (The)Coldham, Peter Wilson
974 saSupplemental to Torrey’s, NE Marr. Prior to 1700Sanborn, Melinde
974.8 laIndex to some Philadelphia Marr. 1745-1806
974.802 myQuaker Arrivals at Philadelphia 1682-1750Myers, Albert Cook
975.5 whEarly Quaker Rec. of VAWhite, Miles Jr.
977 inPathways to the Old NorthwestIndiana Historical Society
977.101Ohio Valley GenealogiesHanna, Charles A.
977.2 arDocumentary Hist. of the IN Decade of the Harmony Soc. V.1Arndt, Karl J. R.
977.2 arDocumentary Hist. of the IN Decade of the Harmony Soc. V.2Arndt, Karl J. R.
977.2 daMarion Co. IN, Records MiscellaneaDarlington, Jane E.
977.2 maIndiana Way (The): A State HistoryMadison, James H.
977.8 moGuide to Co. & Municipal Rec. in MicrofilmMO State Archives
977.8Death Records of MO Women 1850-53
978.1 anKS Newspapers: A Directory of Newsp. Holdings in KSAnderson, Aileen
978.1 baDiggin” Up Bones: Obits of Lakin & Harland Cem. V.1Barnes, Betty
978.1 baDiggin” Up Bones: Obits of Lakin & Harland Cem. V.2Barnes, Betty
978.1 olFt. Scott, KSOliva, Leo E.
978.7Wyoming Lynching of Cattle Kate 1889 (The)Hufsmith, George W.
979.4 baCalifornia Pioneer Register and IndexBancroft, Hubert Howe
979.4 baCalifornia Rancho DaysBauer, Helen
979.4 baRiverside Co. CA Local History
979.5 laLane Co. (OR) Historian 1982, 1983 Spring & SummerQuarterly



Seattle Genealogical Society October 2023

1923-2023 and Beyond
You’re Invited!
SGS 100th Birthday Party
Friday, Oct. 20, 2023
5:00-7:00 pm
Dunn Gardens Cottage
13533 Northshire Rd NW, Seattle WA 98177
COME CELEBRATE WITH SGS!
Knute Berger to speak at SGS birthday bashKnute Berger
SGS is turning 100 and we are getting ready to mark the occasion. Well known Seattle television host and historian Knute Berger will be the keynote speaker. This event is the capstone event of our centennial year and is not to be missed.

There will be awards and proclamations recognizing the accomplishments of the society and the vision for it in the future. 

There is no cost for the event, but donations will be requested. Please RSVP on the SGS website so organizers can plan accordingly.

COME SEE WHAT’S NEW AT THE SGS LIBRARY Do you need access to the American Ancestors subscription website? The SGS library has three computer workstations that provide free access to this site. American Ancestors has recently added or updated a number of new databases including: 

Boston Tea Party Participant Biographies
Rhode Island Vital Records 1636-1850
Massachusetts-Shaker Records of the Fruitlands Museum 1791-1910
Early Vermont Settlers 1700-1784
Canadian Headstones: Cemetery Heritage of Canada
Early New England Families 1640-1700
Massachusetts Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery Records 1866-1940

They also started a new project, 10 Million Names, to recover the names of people enslaved in America before emancipation and locate their living dependents.

ROOTSTECH 2024 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN RootsTech, the popular family history conference, is getting ready for their 2024 event, coming Feb. 28- March 2. They offer both in-person sessions in Salt Lake City as well as an online viewing option for attendees. Register today and be a part of this exciting program.100 YEARS AGO: 14 SEPT 1923Toronto Canada Councilman Erickson cited Seattle’s municipally owned utilities as typical of the public ownership movement which he said is sweeping the West. He noted that the price of water was about one-fourth the price that was charged under private ownership. He also cited the reduced price for electric light and power,

— “City’s Utilities Lauded in East”, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 14 Sept 1923, p4, col 7* 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 DATEFiske Genealogical Library Classes (Free!), 
Wednesdays in October
10:00 pm – 11:59 am Pacific Time

Join the Fiske Genealogical Library as they continue their Fall virtual classes. All classes are Wednesdays, 10 am to noon, unless otherwise noted on their schedule.

October 4: Moving Beyond FamilySearch — Jenny Hansen
October 11: Buffalo Soldiers in the West — Janice Lovelace
October 18: Women’s Service During WWI — Lisa A. Oberg
October 25: Using Timelines to Organize Your Research — Claire Smith
November 1: Using Online Scandinavian Church Records — Jenny Hansen

EGS German Interest Grouup
October 6, 2023, 12:30 am


Charlotte Noelle Champenois from the FamilySearch Library will share “The ABC’s of the Old German Script.” Please register in advance with the Eastside Genealogical Society for this event.

EGS Family Tree Maker SIG
October 20, 2023, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm


Join Eastside Genealogical Society and SGS to learn and share tips and tricks for using Family Tree Maker by Software MacKiev.  The meetings open about 15 minutes in advance.  You can join and/or leave whenever you have to, and you may email your question(s) in advance or bring them up during the meeting.
 
If you want to be on the Eastside Genealogical Society Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group email list, send your request to ftmsig@eastsidegenealogicalsociety.org.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State, 
usually 2nd Monday meetings
usually 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Pacific Time


JGSWS meets on the second Monday of each month, from Sept-June. Doors open at 6:30 pm unless noted otherwise. The next meeting is Oct. 9, 2023, “When Henry Silverstein Got Cold: Fraud in the 1920 Census” presented by Ron Arons. For more information see
http://www.jgsws.org/meetings.php

“Every Family has a Story … What’s Yours”?
November 4, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Pacific Time
The Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum will be hosting this virtual event to learn the basic research progress. Limited to 100 attendees. The event is free for museum members and $10 for non-members. Register in advance.

“Julefest: A Nordic Christmas Celebration”, 
National Nordic Heritage Museum, 
2655 NW Market St,
Seattle, WA 98107 
Sat-Sun, November 18-29
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM 


Modeled after a traditional outdoor Christmas market, expect all the traditional Nordic holiday goodies. Ticket price for non-members includes entry to the museum.  Julefest is no charge for museum members. 

https://nordicmuseum.org/events/julefest

SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTSGood Shepherd Center, Suite 302
4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
206 522-8658


Please call ahead to make sure our library will be open. We are short on front desk volunteers.Hours :  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and 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 Sunday, Oct 1, 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.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2023, 10:00 pm-12:00 pm, Scandinavian Interest Group SIG (in person), Workshop your Swedish ancestors with Karen and your Norwegian ancestors Kathi. Share information and discuss Scandinavian ancestral research. This event will be in person at the SGS library.

Monday, Oct 9, 2023, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm,  SGS Board of Directors Meeting (Virtual), All SGS members are welcome to attend. SGS is an all volunteer organization. Please be involved. Members must sign in to website to see Zoom link.

Monday, Oct 11, 2023, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Write It Up! SIG (Virtual), Join this group  to share and discuss writing projects, resources, and ideas. To join or learn more, contact Alaine Keisling at keisling@gmail.com 

Tuesday, Sept 12, 2023, 10:00 am-11:00 am, Tech Tuesday (Virtual), informal consultation time on DNA, genealogy software, or genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcome. No appointment necessary. Bring us your problem; we’ll try to help. 

Saturday, Oct 14, 2023, 12:30 am-1:00 pm,  General Membership Meeting (HYBRID!), Stay current with what is going in the SGS. Please register in advance on the SGS website or by calling the library at (206) 522-6858, confirm if you will be attending in person or on Zoom. The Second Saturday event (listed below) will immediately follow this event.

Saturday, Oct 14, 2023, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Second Saturday: Technology to the Rescue (Hybrid), Learn how to work smarter, not harder with free tools – from programs to extensions to built-in features from your operating system. These tools help with organization, research, writing, and plotting land deeds, as well as abstracting, extracting, and transcribing records. There is something for everyone, and who doesn’t love free stuff! Please visit the SGS website to register in advance for this event.

Sunday, Oct 15, 2023, 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm, Virtual Sundays: Something Old, Something New, Topic to be announced. Please visit the SGS website to register in advance for this event.

Tuesday, Oct 19, 2023, 10:00 am-12:00 pm,  Family History Writers’ Group (Social Interest Group), Create your family history and share with others in an effort to improve your writing. Please note: The Writers’ Group is at the maximum number of participants and is not currently accepting any new members.

Friday, Oct 20, 2023, 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm, SGS100 Birthday Party, Come celebrate 100 years of the SGS and we look to the past and dream for the future. Please visit the SGS website to register in advance for this event.

Saturday, Oct 21, 2023, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm, Irish SIG (Virtual), with Susan McKee. See the SGS website Calendar of Events for further information. New Zoom link started in July.

Saturday, Oct 21, 2023, 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm, German SIG (Virtual), Bring your favorite German research resource to share with the group. Carolyn Schott is the facilitator. Get the new Zoom link that starts this month. Register on the SGS website.

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2023, 10:00 am-11:00 am, Tech Tuesday (Virtual), informal consultation time on DNA, genealogy software, or genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcome. No appointment necessary. Bring us your problem; we’ll try to help. 

Saturday, Nov 4, 2022, 10:15 am- 12:15 pm, FamilySearch SIG (Virtual), 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, Nov 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.

Heritage Quest Research Library Needs Your Help!

Heritage Quest Research Library is seeking your help to move forward.
As many of you know, on October 28, 2022, we experienced a devastating fire in the building next door to our library. Because of the smoke damage to our space, we had to remove the entire contents of our library. The books and shelving units have been through an ionization/cleaning process and are ready for us to reopen at any time.

Because of the fire, the building owner is required to do major restoration and seismic upgrades to the building that will take many months to complete. We are and have been looking for a space for many months now.

One of the major stumbling blocks to our search, is the cost per square foot, to lease a unit large enough to accommodate the library, bookstore, classroom and office space. We will be required to double the rate we were paying before the fire.

We hope that you will consider our plight and feel the need to HELP.
You can find the GoFundMe page for Heritage Quest Research Library by clicking on the link below. We sincerely Thank you for considering our request.

Click Here for the GoFundMe page

Seattle Genealogical Society Volunteers Needed

SGS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR OUR  BOOTH AT THE
ENUMCLAW SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES
JULY 22-23, 2023
SGS is sharing a booth with the Irish Heritage Club @ the 76th Annual Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering [ www.SSHGA.org ] to be held @ the Enumclaw Expo Center [ King County Fairgrounds ] on Sat, 22 Jul & Sun, 23 Jul from 8 AM to 5 PM.

If you can help by staffing our booth for a few hours, please contact James Ryan at janglinjehu@yahoo.com.
If you would like more information on this popular festival, go to: https://sshga.org 
The 76th Annual
Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering, 
Enumclaw Expo Center (King County Fairgrounds),
Enumclaw, WA 98022
* Friday, July 21, 2023 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, July 22, 2023 8:00 am – 8:00 pm  & 
Sunday, July 23, 2023 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
* Admission is free to Friday evening’s events
Copyright © 2023 Seattle Genealogical Society, All rights reserved.
All SGS members have been automatically signed up for this e-letter.

Our mailing address is:
Seattle Genealogical Society4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Suite 302Seattle, WA98103-6955

Seattle Genealogical Society Needs Volunteers

SGS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
FOR THE CLANS OF IRELAND BOOTH! 
Continuing our community outreach commitment initiated by Jean Roth,  SGS is sharing the Clans of Ireland Booth at the 27th Annual Skagit Valley Highland Games & Celtic Festival in Mt Vernon, WA, Saturday, July 8, 2023 & Sunday, July 9, 2023, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Volunteers are needed to help SGS man this booth. No experience necessary.  

If you can help staff our table in the booth for several hours on either day, Saturday, July 8th, or Sunday, July 9th,   please contact James Ryan at janglinjehu@yahoo.com.   

If you would like more information on this popular festival, go to: http://celticarts.org 
The 27th Annual
Skagit Valley Highland Games & Celtic Festival, 
Edgewater Park,
Mt Vernon, WA 98273
Saturday, July 8, 2023  & 
Sunday, July 9, 2023
9:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Copyright © 2023 Seattle Genealogical Society, All rights reserved.
All SGS members have been automatically signed up for this e-letter.

Our mailing address is:
Seattle Genealogical Society
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Suite 302
Seattle, WA98103-6955

Sharon Neem Celebration of Life

My dear friend Sharon Neem passed away on Wed. April 19, 2023 from heart disease.

There will be a celebration of life for Sharon on Saturday, May 20 at 11:00am in Stanwood at the 

Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center

27130 102nd Street 
Stanwood, WA 98292

Website: thefloydnorgaard.weebly.com

For more details you may contact her son Brian Ferguson:  brian.s.ferguson@gmail.com

Sharon was active in the Chief Whatcom Chapter of the D.A.R. and served in numerous leadership roles over the years and promoted the DAR with tremendous enthusiasm.

Sharon moved to Blaine, WA in the early 1990s. She immediately became active in the Blaine Senior Center and spearheaded

many activities to benefit seniors in the community. She was the essence of a positive, can-do attitude. 

She was also a former president of the Whatcom Genealogical Society and enjoyed serving as the society’s newsletter editor before moving to Stanwood in 2022.

Sharon was the first person I met when I moved to Skagit County in 1987. We quickly became close friends, celebrating weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and travels to the LDS Library in Salt Lake City for genealogy conferences, etc. Sharon got me interested in genealogy and also sparked my interest in reactivating my membership with the DAR.  I will miss her deeply in my life. Sharon celebrated her 82 birthday on March 1, 2023…the last time I spoke with her. 

Her sons asked that anyone who has connections with the organizations Sharon enjoyed being involved in to help by notifying them of her passing. Thank you.

With sadness,

Margie