Non Profit Annual Report

Well the new Non Profit law changed the annual report we do to the secretary of state and doubled the fee also. Question #8 asks if you are a Public Benefit Corporation??? So what is a Public Benefit Corporation??

So if you are a 501 (c)(3) or have applied to be a 501(c)(3) you are a Public Benefit Corporation!!

Question #9 asks is the Nonprofit Corporation a Charitable Nonprofit, (see definition #5 below).

This is page 1 of FIVE pages of definitions!!

Question #10 Asks Does the Nonprofit Corporation meet exemptions of reporting as outlined below??

So be sure to have your annual meeting!!

Heritage Quest Research Library Beginning DNA Class

Beginning DNA for Genealogists Getting down to the basics.  In this presentation, we will look at all types of DNA that are currently being used for genealogical purposes.  The inheritance patter of each will be reviewed.  Identify basic information that should be provided by all testing companies.  The purpose of the “admixture” will be explained.  We will also explain why your admixture percentages change from time to time.  
The remainder of the time will be OPEN for questions.
Taught by our Book Store Manager, Judy Line
Judy has been doing genealogy off and on for over 30 years.  She has completed several formal education programs and holds several certificates for genealogy from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, and Boston University.  In addition, she has a business degree from Washington State University.  She has completed DNA courses presented by Blaine Bettinger and Diahan Southard.  Although not an expert, she has a good grasp on the concepts.  
Judy has written articles for local genealogy newsletters and publications.  She has also lectured on genealogical subjects, such as Newspapers, DNA and Documentation.  
She is a member of: Ohio Genealogical Association, Lake County Genealogical Association, Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society (TPCGS), Utah Genealogical Association, NEHGS, NGS and others.  Judy is currently a member of the HQRL Management Team as Book Store Manager and is a member of the TPCGS Board.    

January 20, 2022 11:00AM – 11:45 AM
Come in to HQRL or Call: 253-863-1806
You may also sign up by going to our websit at: 
Please be sure to sign up by January 14, 2022

Tri-City Genealogical Society January 12th Meeting

Please join us on Zoom for the Tri-City Genealogical Society’s January General Meeting at 7 p.m. on January 12.  Wayne Ross, director of the Richland Family History Center, will be discussing the resources that are available at the Center for researching your family’s genealogy.

  Thank you to everyone who has joined the TCGS for 2022.  For those who would like to join or renew please see or

Dan Metzger is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: TCGS General Meeting Wednesday January 12 at 7 p.m.

Time: Jan 12, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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1099 NEC Form?

Will you be required to file a 1099 form with the IRS by January 31? Did your society pay more than $600 during 2021 to any one person for labor or for speaking at a seminar? Did you get a new roof on your library? Pay a plumber, electrician or other workers for repairs or work in or around your library? The amount you paid can include materials but must include some labor. So you paid a plumber to replace a toilet and the total bill was $650 for his labor and the toilet, you need to send him a 1099 NEC form. If you just got materials and then volunteers put them in no 1099 is required.

Did you pay any speaker more than $600 you need to send the speaker a 1099 NEC form.

What information do you need for the 1099 NEC form? You need the name and address and social security number of the person that provided the labor or spoke at your society. How do you get that information? The IRS provides a form W9 which you send the person and they fill in the Name, Address and Social Security number they want to be used on the 1099 form. What happens if they refuse to give you their social security number? Don’t pay them till you get it. You also need the amount you paid that person, but your treasurer should have that. Where can you get the 1099 NEC forms? Office Depot has them here where I live, and probably other office supply places might have them. You can order them online also. You will also need a 1096 form which is just like a cover form for the IRS, it has your society name and address and a total of the 1099s. The IRS requires a special red ink for the copy that goes to the IRS, but the other copies are black ink. You send the red copies to the IRS by January 31 and a black copy to the speaker or laborer also by January 31,

Bainbridge Island Genealogy Society (BIGS) Are You Really My Ancestor

The Bainbridge Island Genealogy Society (BIGS) Monthly Program for January will be held on Friday, January 21, 2022, 10AM-Noon, on Zoom.

Claire Smith will be presenting “Are You Really My Ancestor?”

A matching name isn’t enough to prove a relationship, especially if you have a common surname. In this session you’ll learn what it takes to prove a lineage, and how to handle conflicting information or multiple potential matches. We’ll explore cases that illustrate how to deal with these issues.

Claire has spent more than 20 years in genealogy research. We know her and her work quite well. You see, she used to live in these parts and is a past president, mentor, and webmaster for our society.

It’s free, and the public is most welcome! Pick up your Zoom link at our website, under “Events.”


Thank you!

Larry Noedel


Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society Following American Migration

The Lower Columbia Genealogical Society is extending an invitation to the public to join the Society’s next Zoom meeting on Thursday, January 13th.  The meeting will open for visiting at 6:30 pm, with the meeting to start at 7:00 pm.  The guest speaker for that evening will be Tricia Oberndorf speaking on  Following American Migration.  For a Zoom invitation contact the Society at

Eastern Washington Genealogical Society NARA by Judy Russell

Have you ever been frustrated trying to use NARA?  (The National Archives)  Then…you do not want to miss this presentation by the “Legal Genealogist” Judy Russell. One of our members has already commented “This is the best presentation EWGS has ever brought to it’s members.”  So be sure to join us this coming Saturday on Zoom.

Saturday, January 8 EWGS General Meeting  (EWGS Meetings) 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Meeting via Zoom  The Zoom link will be posted on the EWGSi site the morning before this presentation.   Judy Russell – a genealogist with a law degree. “The Legal Genealogist” JD,CG, CGL“

NARA Mythbusters: Your Family IS in the National Archives”   “All the military records were burned in the fire.” “There isn’t any birth, marriage or death information in federal records.” “There aren’t any details about ordinary families at the
National Archives.” These kinds of myth-statements stop genealogists from breaking down all kinds of brick walls using the wealth of information in NARA records. Join the mythbusters with the treasures the National Archives holds for your family.

Seattle Genealogical Society TIP OF THE WEEK –  RootsTech Video Archive  

TIP OF THE WEEK –  RootsTech Video Archive  

Videos from many of the past RootsTech conferences are available for your viewing online. You can search the videos by conference year or by speaker. Right now the years you’ll find in the archive are 2015-2020. If you missed the entire conference or simply want to review a single session, visit :