TIP OF THE WEEK – “HERITAGE FROM THE HEARTLAND” SERIES
The Eastern Washington Genealogical Society has been running a webinar series on research in the Heartland of America. There are 4 webinars left; they are hybrid, meaning you can attend in person or online virtual. They will take place:
March 4, 2023 : Michigan April 1, 2023 : Ohio, Minnesota, and Iowa May 6, 2023 : Kansas June 3, 2023 : Oklahoma
TIP OF THE WEEK – IMAGE ONLY RECORDS ON FAMILYSEARCH
A large percentage of FamilySearch records are not indexed. Sunday, February 19, 2023, at 1:00 pm, for our “Virtual Sundays: Something Old, Something New”, Jill Morelli will teach you how to navigate the image only records on FamilySearch. Preregistration is required. Visit our SGS website for registration.
Like many other genealogical organizations, due to COVID 19 worries, the Fiske Library in Seattle started conducting their classes online via Zoom in 2020. Fiske has an online class opportunity each Wednesday. The Wednesday class usually runs from 10:00 AM until noon. They recently published their Winter 2023 Class Schedule. You can find it here: https://fiskelibrary.org/2023WinterClasses.pdf
Now, don’t confuse The Family History Guide with the Family History Library or FamilySearch. But FamilySearch does have a relationship with The Family History Guide and here’s what they have to say about them:
“Note: The Family History Guide is an additional resource for help with FamilySearch.org. The guide contains free lessons on using the website FamilySearch.org and on topics related to family history and genealogy. The content is provided by a FamilySearch partner. The guide is written in English and made available in other languages through Google Translate.”
TIP OF THE WEEK – NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION, AGAIN Is your New Year’s resolution this year the same as it was last year, organize this genealogy research mess, it’s out of control. Here’s a few simple tips from the Family Curator:
KISS – Keep it simple, silly! Use an easy to setup and easy to maintain system.
Sheet Control – use a standard 8.5 x 11 sheet for all notes and print outs
Stay Single – One surname, one locality per sheet for easy filing
Date Yourself – Always write the current date on your research notes
One File at a Time – Work through those paper piles steadily; the mess didn’t happen in a day.
Legacy Family Tree Webinars offers Seattle Genealogical Society members a 50% discount off a first-year Legacy webinar membership.
Legacy Family Tree Webinars hosts online genealogy programs presented by nationally-known speakers on a variety of genealogy and technology topics. The live webinars are initially free to view for about a week. Then the recordings are placed in the Webinar Library and viewing access is granted through an annual membership ($49.95/year).
The SGS member discount makes it $24.98 for the first year, valid for new Legacy webinar memberships only.
SGS members, please login to your “Members Home” via the SGS website to take advantage of this offer.
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