Seattle Genealogical Society Tip of the Week Seattle at Gettysburg Tour

TIP OF THE WEEK –
“SEATTLE AT GETTYSBURG” TOUR

The Gettysburg campaign was a military invasion of Pennsylvania by the main Confederate army under General Robert E Lee in the summer of 1863. The Union army may have won a decisive victory, July 1–3, 1863, but there were heavy casualties on both sides. 

Did you know Seattle has a GAR Cemetery Park? Me neither. It’s up on Capitol Hill, literally a stone’s throw from the more known Lake View Cemetery. 

Did you know Seattle has a historian that specializes in walking tours, presentations, and local history stories linking Seattle citizens to the Civil War? Me neither. But I hear the tours are very entertaining, as well as informative. 

Civil War Seattle, which has a website and a Facebook page, is kicking off the summer walking tour season with “Seattle At Gettysburg” tour on July 2 and July 3 for the special, and clever, price of $18.63. 

Experience the story of the Battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of the dozens of Seattle Civil War veterans who fought there. To register for the tour, visit : 
https://www.civilwarseattle.com/tours

Even if you are not interested in taking a tour at this time, go to the website and read the BLOG. There is some good information there. 

Seattle Genealogical Society News

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE
HIGHLAND GAMES

After a two year closure due to Covid, the Scottish Highland Games are back on for Saturday, July 23, 2022 and Sunday, July 24, 2022! 

The Irish Heritage Club and SGS will share a double booth, display maps, and genealogy reference books for lookup of surnames of Scotland and Ireland. The Scottish Highland Games will be at the Fairgrounds in Enumclaw, WA. We have been participating for over 30 years and this community outreach program helps with our 4Culture grant. In past years over 30 thousand people have attended these games. 

As a volunteer you will receive a free day use ticket in exchange for manning a 2 hour shift in our booth. Loads of fun…see the website for Seattle Scottish Highland Games at:  https://www.sshga.org/

If you can help, please call or text Jean Roth at 206-510-5202 ASAP. Please respond before June 30.

VIRTUAL SUNDAYS: SOMETHING OLD,
SOMETHING NEW

 JUNE 19, 2022

1:00-2:30pm on ZOOM

“FINDING TREASURES in ACADEMIC LIBRARIES”

Genealogists often look online at Ancestry and FamilySearch, repositories with a vast array of types of materials. Some might even be familiar with the county libraries close to their geographic area of interest. In this session three Academic Libraries, an overlooked resource, will be explored. These repositories will be important even if your ancestor never attended. You will see what can be found online and what you are missing if you do not visit them. General collections, special collections, and archives will be covered.

Jill Morelli is the presenter for “Virtual Sundays” which takes place via Zoom on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Jill is a certified genealogist, a writer, lecturer, and researcher specializing in methodology, the U.S. Midwest, and Scandinavia. As some of you know, in 2017 she founded the online “Certification Discussion Group,” sharing her journey and demystifying the process of submission of a portfolio to the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Jill is also past president of the Seattle Genealogical Society.

Please visit the  SGS Website Calendar of Events and register in advance for this presentation. 

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN,  
JOIN THE SEATTLE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

For Members –  to renew online log in at Members Home, go to your Member Profile, and then click the green “Renew Membership” button.   If you’d rather renew by postal mail, click print a membership application and send it together with your dues payment to SGS. Or better yet, stop by the SGS Library and renew in person!
 
Not a member yet? Join online today and enjoy discounted class and Seminar fees, free research requests, special interest groups, and access to exclusive SGS publications and databases. Find out more about membership at Join SGS.

Take part as SGS enters it 100th Year! 

SAVE THE DATE

Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State, 
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

Genealogical Research Institure of Pittsburgh, 
Pittsburgh, PA 
Online Evening Lectures,
June 20-23, 2022 and
July 11-14, 2022
4:00 PM PDT


From their website, they say, “As is traditional, during the weeks that GRIP (Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh) is having their week-long daytime institutes, some of the course instructors give a lecture in the evening (7 PM Eastern, 4 PM Pacific) that is open to the public.  These virtual presentations are free to attend because of the generous sponsorship of various societies. They are presented live on Zoom with no recording.”  Visit their website for more details. 
https://www.gripitt.org/free-lectures-open-to-the-public/?fbclid=IwAR2mdp0rjfMmPMMS6M2kglnqJOnuV7n6LStNFwiFn9_8e5OKP7K3Baw111s

SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Good Shepherd Center, Suite 302
4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
206 522-8658
New Hours : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 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 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 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, June 17, 2022, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Family Tree Maker SIG,  with the Eastside Genealogical Society. You must be on the email list of attend a meeting; send your request to egsgenealogyhelper@yahoo.com 

Saturday, June 18, 2022, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm, Irish SIG is back! With Susan McKee and Jim Ryan. See the SGS website Calendar of Events for further information. 
Saturday, June 18, 2022, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, German SIG is back! With Carolyn Schott. See the SGS website Calendar of Events for further information.

Sunday, June 19, 2022,  1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Virtual Sundays: Something Old, Something New,  Jill Morelli is the host and this month’s presentation is “Finding Treasures in Academic Libraries”. Visit the SGS website Calendar for details and updates. Please register in advance. Topic to be determined – stay tuned. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 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, June 25, 2022, 10:00 am- 12:30 pm,  DNA SIG with Cary Bright and Craig Gowens.To participate you must be on the DNA SIG email list. Contact Cary at sgsdnasig@gmail.com to join.

Sunday, June 26, 2022, 1:00 pm, Japanese American SIG,  with Caitlin Oiye Coon. This is one of our newer SIGs. Please sign up if you would like to attend; send an email to family.history@densho.org 

Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 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. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 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.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 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.

Sunday, July 10, 2022,  1:00 pm-3:00 pm, Scandinavian Interest Group,   Jill Morelli will speak about Scandinavian Handwriting at this meeting. Hosted by Karen Knudson. 

Tuesday, July 12 2022, 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. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 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.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm, MAC Computer SIG, Jointly sponsored by SGS and Fiske Genealogical Library, this group meets every other month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Meetings are open to the public and address topics and resources helpful for those using MacIntosh (Apple) computers and the Reunion program in their genealogy research.  Meetings are virtual via Zoom until in-person meetings can resume. The link to logon will be sent to the MAC SIG email list. People wishing to attend should email macusersig@seagensoc.org to be added to the mailing list.

Saturday, July 16, 2022, 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, July 16, 2022, 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, July 17, 2022,  1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Virtual Sundays: Something Old, Something New,  Jill Morelli is the host. Visit the SGS website Calendar for details and updates. Please register in advance. Topic this month is “Solving Family Myths Using the Principles of Logic”. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 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, July 26, 2022, 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. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 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.

JuneTeenth Poster

Hello My name is Jeremy G Bell and I am a Seattle based artist.

In honor of Juneteenth, I have created the attached poster that depicts over 50 noteworthy African Americans throughout history. From Martin Luther King to Nina Simone, this poster gives a brief glimpse into the tenacity and impact the African American has contributed to our country and the world!

Feel free to print this hi resolution 18x24in poster and display it in honor of this year’s Juneteenth celebration!

The qr code in the lower left directs people to a digital hi resolution version of the poster.

Let’s Talk About: Tsagiglalal

Tsagiglalal, She Who Watches, is an example of Native American art located high on the basalt rocks on the northern side of the Columbia River near Horsethief Canyon and lake. A longer translation of this name is “She who watches and sees all who are coming and going up and down the river.”

The book, Weird Washington, explains that “there is no doubt that Tsagiglalal was meant as a magical protection for the people who lived in her village for centuries.” The legend is that:

Long ago, in the before time, the Great Spirit wandered the world. He traveled along the Great River (the Columbia) and stopped at a village. He asked the people if they lived well or in poverty. They said that they were happy because of the guidance of their chief. He asked where their chief was, and they pointed to the hills above their village. He went up to the hills and found a woman sitting in front of a hut, looking down at the village. She told him she was the chief, and she looked after her people, teaching them ow to build and live well. He told her, ‘the world is changing and women will no longer be chiefs. What will you do now?’ The woman asked the Great Spirit to turn her into stone, so that she could continue watching over her people. As a sign of mercy, he did just that, and her image was painted into the rockface overlooking her village. She is still there today, looking out over a world that has changed very much since her time…and not always for the better.

Hikers can climb to view Tsagiglalal on tours with Park Rangers by appointment only. I’m glad that she is protected from vandalism and so can continue to watch over her people.

Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society  Legacy SIG Meeting

Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society

 Legacy SIG Meeting June 21st, 2022, 7:00 pm

This week we will begin reviewing a medium length video done by Geoff that is free and available from the Help tab in Legacy by clicking to the QuickTip Videos icon.  The direct link to the video is listed below its title:

Legacy Family Tree and FamilySearch Family Tree

Please take some time this week to review the “FREE” videos available on the Legacy Family Tree Webinars site and bring your list of videos you would like to review back to the group next Tuesday.

I hope to see you this coming Tuesday, June 21st!

Regards,

Tim Ward

Our meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7:00 pm until 8:30. Links to the reoccurring Zoom Meetings are located at the bottom of this page, one for the 1st Tuesday and one for the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

The first half of each meeting we will work thru training videos, watching, and then pausing to talk about the section we just watched before moving on to the next section.  The second half will be used for open discussion of topics related to using Legacy. This could include any questions or problems we are having with the program or tips and features we have discovered.  If you think of something you would like to bring up, please write it down so you can share it with the group.

1st Tuesday of Month Meeting Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82495661568?pwd=dy85YmluVzF5aEU4SzFTcTUrVDlTUT09

3rd Tuesday of Month Meeting Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87839130000?pwd=dGdHY2wrZ0d1bDNRTEQ4Uk15OVk0Zz09

As always if a hyperlink is not active just copy and paste it into your browser.

Heritage Quest Research Library Mapping an Ancestor

Janet O’Conor Camarata is a genealogist with over 30 years of experience.  Janet has presented at seminars, genealogy libraries and societies and retirement centers across Washington. Janet returns to Heritage Quest Research Library as one of our favorite presenters.   Mapping an Ancestor Researching Using Maps Geography is a discipline closely related to genealogy and an untapped resource for learning more about our ancestors.  Using geography and maps in research provides visual clues to help answer questions about where, how far, and what is nearby.  Learn about the George E. Curry family of Ohio and Kansas and how maps focused the research, located property, identified lost place names, solved a family mystery, and identified jurisdictions to write for records. 
When:  June 16, 2022            11:00 – 12:00 PM
Where:   ZOOM
Cost: $20 Members     $25 Non-members
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Lower Columbia Genealogy Society Burned Courthouses

BURNED COURTHOUSES

Larry Turner, President of Lower Columbia Genealogy Society, will share ways of finding duplicate information after a fire has destroyed courthouse records, at the Zoom meeting of the Society on June 9th, starting at 6:30 for chat and announcements. Program will start at 7: oo pm. The public is invited to join by contacting the following lcgsgen@yahoo.com for a Zoom link.

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society Emotional Roller Coaster of DNA Testing

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society: The Emotional Roller Coaster of DNA Testing

10AM, Friday, June 17, 2022

At the Bainbridge Public Library and on Zoom,

Janice Lovelace will present: “The Emotional Roller Coaster of DNA Testing”

DNA Testing can prove otherwise unknown relationships. Such results can be totally unexpected and cause strong emotional ups and downs. How do you best handle previously unknown relatives or totally unexpected parentage? What about doner conception or non-responsive matches?

There are two ways to attend: Either come to the library prepared to mask, or pick up your Zoom invitation at our website, bigenealogy.org, on June 16, the day before the meeting and clicking on EVENTS. Janice will be speaking remotely.

Everyone Welcome! No membership necessary.