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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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

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society Family Search Wiki

The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) presents Family Search: WAYS WITH THE WIKI on Friday, January 18 2019, at 10am to noon at the Bainbridge Island Pubic Library.  The presenter is Joleen Aitchison, BIGS member, noted Puget Sound researcher and expert on the Family History Library. Learn how best to use the FHL WIKI to navigate the internet and further your genealogical research. Free to members, a $5.00 donation is suggested for nonmembers. For more information go to https://bigenealogy.org/. BIGS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Parking available in the Madison Ave lot and the High School Road lot.

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society Genealogy Holiday Fest

HOLIDAY GENEALOGY FEST!
The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) hosts their Annual Genealogy Holiday Fest “Show and Tell” on Friday, December 21, 2018, at 10am to noon at the Bainbridge Island Pubic Library.  Bring your Family Treasures, Stories, or Research to share. Light Refreshments will be served. Free to members, a $5.00 donation is suggested for nonmembers. For more information go to https://bigenealogy.org/. BIGS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Parking available in the Madison Ave lot and the High School Road lot.
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Thank you,
Sue Elfving
PR
Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society Civil War Records

The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) presents “Anatomy of a Civil War Record” on Friday, November 16, 2018, at 10am to noon at the Bainbridge Island Pubic Library. The guest speaker is Jill Morelli, C.G. and President of the Seattle Genealogical Society. Free to members, a $5.00 donation is suggested for nonmembers. For more information go to https://bigenealogy.org/ BIGS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization.
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Thank you,
Sue Elfving
PR
Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society DNA Event

DNA Test Results: What Do They Mean? On Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, the Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) and the Bainbridge Island Public Library, in recognition of National History Month, hosts a special DNA Event that is free and open to the public.
 
For people who have received their DNA test results, sign-up for a one-on-one 30-45 minute session to help you understand what your results tell you. Register online, by phone (206-842-4162) or in-person at the Library. Please Note: Specific DNA medical results from 23andMe will not be addressed.  You may bring your own laptop or a library computer will be provided.
If you haven’t had your DNA tested and are curious, you don’t need an appointment, Just stop by for information on the different types of testing available, companies that provide the service, costs, and what you can learn from your results. BIGS members will be available for discussion and questions.
Save the Date and Register Now: Online via the KRL Events calendar (http://www.krl.org/events/dna-test-results-what-do-they-mean), or register by phone (206-842-4162), or in person at the Bainbridge Island Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Appointments are between 10am-3pm and walk-in information available 10am-4pm.
Sue Elfving
PR
Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society September Meeting

The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) presents “Unearthing Records on your Revolutionary Ancestors” on Friday, September 21, 2018, at 10am to noon at the Bainbridge Island Pubic Library. The guest speaker is Sylvia Hasenkopf, A.G., an expert researcher in Palatinate, Colonial, and Revolutionary eras. Ms Hasenkopf is also a noted columnist, and house historian from Greene County, New York. Free to members, a $5.00 donation is suggested for nonmembers. For more information go to https://bigenealogy.org/ BIGS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization.
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Sue Elfving
PR
Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society