South King County Genealogical Society Last Call For Judy Russell


Join us for a fun and informative day with Judy Russell. We’ll have plenty of time for questions and answers between sessions and opportunities to win terrific door prizes throughout the day. 

Saturday, June 5, 2021
9:00am – 4:00pm PDT

$40 SKCGS Members/$50 Non-Members

Secure credit/debit card payment & online registration:
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South King County Genealogical Society is pleased to present guest speaker Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL
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International German Genealogy Ambassador

International German Genealogy Partnership
Hello German genealogists,

If you signed up to be an ambassador for the IGGP German Genealogy Conference (to start earning money back!), today is the day that you can officially start sharing your special code! And if you didn’t sign up yet, it’s not too late. Just send an e-mail to jim@iggc.infoand receive your discount code for your friends, family, and society members.   How the Ambassador Program Works: Contact Jim Beidler at to receive your own special promo code. You promote your code on your social network, to your genealogy societies, library groups, friends, family, etc. This special code gives the new registrant $25 off.  For every single registration that uses your special code, you will receive a $25 refund to the credit card you used to register for the conference (up to the cost of the conference).  The Ambassador Program will run from June 1 through June 30. Contact Jim Beidler at to receive your special code. Then, as of June 1, share and start earning that registration money back! Thank you for your support and we will see you on 17 July at IGGP Live!
Das IGGC Freunde-Programm ist da!
Wir freuen uns sehr, unser Freunde-Programm bekannt zu geben. Werden auch Sie ein IGGC Freund und teilen Ihre Genealogiebegeisterung mit Ihren Freunden! Neben der Verbreitung der Freude an der virtuellen IGGC, können Sie auch Geld für Ihre Konferenzregistrierung zurückerhalten!
  So funktioniert das IGGC Freunde-Programm:
  1. Kontaktieren Sie Jim Beidler unter, um Ihren speziellen Promo-Code zu erhalten.

2. Leiten Sie Ihren Code an Ihre Freunde & Familie per Email, in sozialen Netzwerken, in Ihren  genealogischen Vereinen oder Bibliotheksgruppen weiter. Mit diesem speziellen Code erhält der neue Registrant 25 Euro Rabatt.

3. Für jede einzelne Registrierung, die Ihren speziellen Code verwendet, erhalten Sie eine Rückerstattung von 25 Euro auf Ihre Zahlungsweise, mit der Sie sich für die Konferenz registriert haben (bis zu 100% der gezahlten Beträge).
Das Freunde-Programm läuft vom 1. bis 30. Juni. Wenden Sie sich an Jim Beidler unter, um Ihren speziellen Code zu erhalten und ab dem 1. Juni Freund & Familie zur Konferenz einzuladen und somit selber etwas zu sparen! Vielen Dank für Ihre Unterstützung und wir sehen uns ab dem 17. Juli bei IGGC Live!
Check out some of the presentations that will be featured at the conference this summer: Problems with Alsace-Lorraine? Consider Kehl (Kenneth W. Heger) The Leo Baeck Institute: Home of German Jewish Genealogy (Karen Franklin) Johann Who? Of What Place? Overcoming Butchered Names of People and Places (Joseph B. Everett)  Finding the Right German Place with On‐ and Offline Tools (James Beidler) An Introduction to Germans from Russia (Ellie Vance)  German Genealogy on the Internet: Beyond the Basics and Advanced Problem Solving in Pennsylvania German Research (Dr. Michael Lacopo)  Conference Program
Register Now
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Can’t wait to see you this summer!

Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree is having two FREE Events

Here’s a great way to have fun from home and maybe win something you really want. I hope you’ll tell all your members, family and friends about it.

The Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree is offering two FREE events for at-distance participants: JamboFree, two-days of educational opportunities, and the free Exhibit Hall full of Show Specials and Prize Drawings.

JamboFree – Free Education for All offers two days of activities, Monday, Jun 7 and Wednesday June 9. We hope you’ll join us. Here’s the schedule

Virtual Exhibit Hall – The Hall opens Friday, June 4 at 9 am (PDT) and closes Sunday, June 13 at 12 midnight (PDT). That means the Jamboree Exhibitors are offering your favorite products and services at amazing discounts 24 hours a day for 10 days!

Plus, every Jamboree Exhibitor is offering a Prize Drawing. You can enter to win database subscription services, research assistance, DNA testing and interpretation, software and more. Enter at the SCGS booth for a chance to win the Conference Grand Prize – a 7-night stay at the Plaza Hotel in Salt Lake City.

Not enough? How about FREE access to selected Ancestry products for 10-days of the conference?

To join the fun at either event, you will need a FREE SCGS account (think of it like putting on your name badge). Here’s the link to open an SCGS account:
Already have an account? You can always use the “forgot password” feature to reset your password.   Once you’ve logged in, click the MY JAMBOREE tab in the left column.
  If you have any questions, please ask me.

Margaret Rutledge
Jamboree Marketing Volunteer

MyHeritage Photo Repair

We did it again! I’m very excited to announce the release of Photo Repair — the newest feature to join MyHeritage’s photo toolbox. Photo Repair automagically fixes scratches, tears, holes, stains and other damage on historical photos.

Photo Repair PR Image

When a photo is uploaded to MyHeritage, a specialized detection algorithm runs in the background and determines if it has sustained damage. If so, a Repair button will appear, ensuring that users will not waste time attempting to repair photos that don’t need it. Photos may be repaired with a single click, and in just a few seconds. The default repair model, named Gentle Repair, will fix most types of damage with minimal changes to the rest of the photo. For photos with more substantial damage, an Extensive Repair model can be applied.

Watch the video to see some amazing examples of the results produced when using Photo Repair. 

Please see some more incredible examples of repaired photos in the blog post and find more information in the press release. I would be grateful if you could share this news with your audience, include the video and attached visual, and encourage them to see the magic for themselves.


Daniel Horowitz Genealogy Expert

MyHeritage Ltd., P.O.Box 50, 3 Ariel Sharon Blvd., Or Yehuda, Israel 6037606, Israel, +972-3-6280000

Free Access to all Military Records on MyHeritage

I hope this email finds you well! I wanted to let you know about a special offer we have in honor of Memorial Day in the U.S.: free access to all military records on MyHeritage starting tomorrow, May 26, through June 1, 2021.


MyHeritage is home to 69.6 million military records from all over the world, including draft, enlistment, and service records, pension records, and other military documents. These collections contain valuable information about men and women who served and their families. Military records can contain birth and death dates, names and addresses of family members, and details about the soldier’s service. In some cases, they can provide details not found in other types of records, such as notes on physical characteristics like height, weight, and eye color.

This offer is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with ancestors who fought for their country — and a great way to honor their service this Memorial Day. Please spread the word to your audience, and encourage them to search the collection. You can read more about the military records on MyHeritage in the blog post.


Daniel Horowitz Genealogy Expert

MyHeritage Ltd., P.O.Box 50, 3 Ariel Sharon Blvd., Or Yehuda, Israel 6037606, Israel, +972-3-6280000

Seattle Genealogical Society Tip of the Week Tech Tuesday

  If you haven’t been to SGS’s “Tech Tuesday” why not drop in? As one attendee said…she didn’t have a question herself, but she always comes away with a new tidbit of information she didn’t know about. The next “Tech Tuesday” will be May 18, 2021, 10:00-11:00am PDT. Visit Calendar of Events for the Zoom meeting link.

Seattle Genealogical Society News


Take a few moments now to renew your membership for our 98th year! When you renew online you can pay your dues with a credit/debit card right away, or print out your invoice and send it with your dues payment to SGS. Log in at Members Home, then go to your Member Profile and click the green “Renew Membership” button. If you haven’t logged in before or have questions, send an email to  

Join online today and enjoy a full year of discounted class and event fees, free research requests, special interest groups, and access to exclusive SGS publications and databases.
  Find out more about membership at Join SGS.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our Spring Seminar, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 15, 2021, has been postponed. With a number of factors still at play, we do not, as yet, have the new date. It will be provided as soon as possible. Our apologies for any inconvenience this postponement may have caused.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Elizabeth Miller at:
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM 

  Incoming Board of Directors will be announced and introduced. Hear the latest updates on the project to reduce the size of the library, as well as the pending move. This meeting will be virtual via Zoom.
The meeting  will be followed by the Second Saturday Series presentation, “Earning Your Wings: Volunteering as a Search Angel”  with Susan V.H. Fabian. 
Southern California Genealogical Society,
Jamboree 2021, 
June 11-12, 2021 

There is lots going on at SCGS in June : multiple conferences, Genetic Genealogy, June 4-5, and Jamboree 2021, June 11-12,  plus mid-week special events, June 7-10. Too much to mention here. All of it virtual, online this year. Check out their website to learn more about it. 

The International German Genealogy Partnership presents,a
“Researching Together Worldwide / Weltweit Gemeinsam Forschen”, 
the first ever International German Genealogy Virtual Conference, 
July 17-24, 2021

Is German genealogy one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2021? If so, be sure to mark your calendars for July 17-24, 2021. The IGGP Conference, which only takes place every two years, is your chance to take a deep dive into all things German genealogy – and learn from the experts themselves. This year, the conference will be virtual, which means you can tune in from anywhere in the world!  


In consideration of COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, the SGS Library is closed until further notice and SGS in-person events have been replaced with online events.
** Go to the SGS Website Calendar of Events for the meeting links and for any last minute updates or changes to the schedule.  

Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9:00 am-3:00 pm PDT, SGS 2021 Spring Seminar with Paul Milner,
This event has been postponed. Watch for the updated scheduled. 
Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 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 welcomed. No appointment necessary. Visit Calendar of Events for the Zoom meeting link.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 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, May 26, 2021, 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, June 6, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, DNA Workshop, To be included you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary Bright at to join.  

Saturday, June 12, 2021,  12:30 pm – 1:00 pm, SGS General Membership Meeting, virtual via Zoom

Saturday, June 12, 2021,  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Second Saturday Series: “Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy”, presenter will be Susan V.H. Fabian. 

Saturday, June 26, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, DNA Interest Group, To be included you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary Bright at to join. Chaired by Cary Bright and Craig Gowans.