Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society How Do You Find That?

At 10AM, Friday, May 20, 2022, on Zoom,

Cari Taplin will present:

How’d You Find That?!?”

Tips for Locating Obscure or Hidden Records

Sometimes the most amazing and useful family history information shows up in very unexpected places. Cari A. Taplin will be showing us how to find some of those hidden gems.

Cari’s family told her that she was related to Roy Rogers. That resulted in her search for her true heritage since the year 2000. Cari holds the Certified Genealogist® credential and has served in a wide variety of volunteer and leadership positions for state, local, and national societies. She provides speaking services through GenealogyPANTS, and lends help and shares her expertise as an administrator on the highly popular Facebook Group “The Genealogy Squad.” Cari currently works for Ancestry ProGenealogists. Her personal research focuses on the midwestern and Great Lakes states.

For your Zoom invitation, just go to our website, bigenealogy.org, on May 19, the day before the meeting and click on EVENTS.

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society Navigating Online Genealogy Databases

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society

Patti Lee Hobbs will present:

Navigating Online Genealogy Databases”

10AM, March 18, 2022, on Zoom,

Online databases allow us to research our family histories quickly and easily. Unfortunately, they have also made it quick and easy to pick up data that proves to be incorrect. This presentation will help us ensure that the family history information we gather online is accurate.

For your Zoom invitation, just go to our website, bigenealogy.org, and click on EVENTS the day before the meeting.

EVERYONE WELCOME

No membership necessary

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Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society Are You Ready for the 1950 Census ?

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS)

February 7, 2022

For WSGS:

On February 18,2022, at 10AM on Zoom, Thomas MacEntee will present:

Are You Ready for the 1950 Census?”

If you are new to genealogy in the past 9 years you’ve never lived through the release of a new U.S. Census. If you’ve been at it longer than that you know it hasn’t always been a smooth process at the outset. Either way, you are probably anxious to learn what has happened to some of those folks you traced to the 1940 Census.

The release is scheduled to happen in less than 2 months, on April 1, 2022. It will likely be some months after that before the major online genealogy services have indexed the data so that you can find 1950 census information as easily as you can now search other online data. So, join us and get up to speed on how and why the 1950 US Census form is radically different than pervious forms, and how you can go about accessing the data immediately on and after the release date.

Thomas will cover how you can prepare now to hit the ground running on April 1.

It’s free, and the public is most welcome! Pick up your Zoom link at our website, the day before the meeting, April 17, at http://www.bigenealogy.org under “Events.”

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Thank you!

Larry Noedel

Publicity

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society

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, http://www.bigenealogy.org under “Events.”

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Thank you!

Larry Noedel

Publicity

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society

The Bainbridge Island Genealogy Society (BIGS) will hold its Monthly Program

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS)

The Bainbridge Island Genealogy Society (BIGS) will hold its Monthly Program on Friday, November 19, 2021, 10AM-Noon, on Zoom.

Jill Morelli

Certified Genealogist, will present a program on

The Orphan Train Movement

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

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Thank you!

Larry Noedel

Publicity

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society

Bainbridge Island Genealogy Society Identifying Shared Ancestries Through DNA and Genealogy

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS)

Join the Bainbridge Island Genealogy Society (BIGS) Monthly Program on Friday, October 15, 2021, 10AM-Noon, on Zoom, when Nicka Sewell-Smith presents “Case Studies in Gray: Identifying Shared Ancestries Through DNA and Genealogy.”

If you’ve ever identified a group shared of DNA matches, but were stumped on how you were all related, this presentation is for you. Learn how to let DNA take the lead in determining who and where to search to uncover the group’s most recent common ancestor.

Nicka Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, host, consultant, and documentarian with more than 20 years of experience as a genealogist. She has extensive experience in African genealogy, and reverse genealogy, and is expert in genealogical research in the Northeastern Louisiana area, and in researching enslaved communities.

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

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Thank you!

Larry Noedel

Publicity

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society May Meeting

The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet Friday, May 17, 2019, at the Bainbridge Island Public Library on Bainbridge Island, 1270 Madison Ave N, from 10:00a.m. – 12 noon. The topic for the BIGS Monthly Meeting will be “Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors”,  presented by Claire Smith of Massachusetts, formerly of Bainbridge Island, and one of the founding members of BIGS. We all have immigrant ancestors, whether they came in Colonial times or more recently. We’ll be looking at strategies for tracking down their places of origin, finding out whether records exist, where to find them and what they can tell you. Parking is available in the 2 library parking facilities, accessed from High School Ave and Madison Ave North. Free to members, a $5.00 donation is suggested for nonmembers. For more information go to http://www.bigenealogy.org or call 206-755-9283. BIGS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization.

Thank you! Sue ElfvingBainbridge Island Genealogical SocietyDirector of Publicity and Public Relations

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society April Meeting

Press Release for Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS)
For immediate release:
  The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet Friday, April 19, 2019, at the Bainbridge Island Public Library on Bainbridge Island, 1270 Madison Ave, from 10:00a.m. – 12 noon. The April meeting is the annual BIGS business meeting with election of officers plus the monthly presentation topic of “Family Search Free-for-all”by our ownJolene Aitchison. This program offers a Q&A on all things Family Search. Parking is available in the 2 library parking facilities, accessed from High School Ave and Madison Ave North. Free to members, a $5.00 donation is suggested for nonmembers. For more information go to http://www.bigenealogy.org or call 206-755-9283. BIGS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization.
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Sue Elfving

PR

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society

  The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Bainbridge Island Public Library on Bainbridge Island, 1270 Madison Ave, from 10:00a.m. – 12 noon. The topic for the Monthly BIGS Meeting will be “Preserve and Digitize Over-sized Items”  The presenters are Mary Hammer and Maggie Cogswell, Preservation and Imaging Experts from the Washington State Archives. This program offers a special opportunity to learn from the professional experts. Parking is available in the 2 library parking facilities, accessed from High School Ave and Madison Ave North. Free to members, a $5.00 donation is suggested for nonmembers. For more information go to http://www.bigenealogy.org or call 206-755-9283. BIGS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization.

Sue ElfvingBainbridge Island Genealogical SocietyDirector of Publicity and Public Relations

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society February Meeting

  The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet Friday, February 15, 2019, at the Bainbridge Island Public Library on Bainbridge Island, 1270 Madison Ave, from 10:00a.m. – 12 noon. The topic for the Monthly BIGS Meeting will be “Mapping an Ancestor: Using Geography and Maps in Family Research.”  The presenter is Janet O’Conor Camarataa noted and popular NW genealogist, educator, and technology specialist. Parking is available in the 2 library parking facilities, accessed from High School Ave and Madison Ave North. Free to members, a $5.00 donation is suggested for nonmembers. For more information go to http://www.bigenealogy.org or call 206-755-9283. BIGS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization.

Thank you! Sue Elfving

Bainbridge Island Genealogical SocietyDirector of Publicity and Public Relations