German Interest Group of the Eastside Genealogical Society German Brick Walls

When: Friday, June 7, 2024 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm PDT

Zoom Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/3748pjb9    

Topic:  Is this the End? Taking Your German Brick Walls Down Piece by Piece 
What do you need to look for once you have reached your brick wall? What is available and how do you find it? Leam how to think like a German and understand how to assess the needs of your German research to get the most out of it, from both sides of the ocean. You will understand how a typical German lived and made decisions. A case study will show you step by step how to overcome a typical brick wall.

Presenter:   Luana M. Darby, AG®

Luana M. Darby, AG® is a professional genealogist, author, and consultant. She has a bachelor’s degree in Family History and Genealogy from Brigham Young University and a master’s in library and information science from San Jose State University. Luana has been actively involved in the genealogical field for over thirty-five years. She specializes in Palatine German, US Canadian, and Western European research and forensic genealogical research for probate firms. She frequently travels to Europe for genealogical research onsite in archives and repositories and is a frequent lecturer at local and national conferences and institutes. Luana has served as past president and director of the Utah Genealogical Association, on the Association of Professional Genealogists board, and as a director of the Genealogical Speakers Guild. 
She is currently a board member of ICAPGen and the Utah State Society of DAR as state registrar. She also served as the chair for the NGS 2020 Virtual Family History conference and is a past online adjunct faculty member of the Family History department at BYU-Idaho. Luana M. Darby is accredited for research in the United States Midwest region.

More information: Visitors are always welcome. Our website is https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/   

Italian Interest Group of the Eastside Genealogical Society First American Saint

18-May-2024 Meeting
Welcome to Italian Genealogy Let’s explore the world of Italian genealogy together, one person at a time.
                          ZOOM Meeting Topic:        St. Cabrini:
                          First Italian-American Saint and her Influence
 on the world including Seattle
When:              18-May-2024, Saturday
Time:               1:30 PM – 3:30 PM (PST)
(Italea Rediscover your Italian origins – Official travel promotion program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini was the Italian-born founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart and the first United States citizen to be canonized. She was born on July 15, 1850, in Sant’Angelo Lodigiano, Lombardy, Italy, and died on December 22, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. She was canonized on July 7, 1946, and her feast day is November 13. Cabrini was sent to the United States by Pope Leo XIII and spent the rest of her life working with Italian immigrants, particularly in New York City and Chicago.
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German Interest Group of the Eastside Genealogical Society National Socialism and Family Research

The German Interest Group

of The Eastside GenealogicalSociety (EGS)meeting

When: Friday, May 3, 2024 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm PDT

Zoom Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/mrwca3bd

(This presentation will not be recorded.)

Topic:  National-Socialism – “Euthanasia” and family research
During the Nazi era, people were transferred from hospitals and homes for the disabled to various institutions in the German Reich and in the annexed territories and murdered there. This took place in 2 phases.
Based on the speaker’s own relative, it is possible to follow his path in today’s Poland and the Pomeranian institutions until he was murdered in Meseritz (today Międzyrzecz) in Brandenburg. There will be an overview of the history surrounding the forced sterilization of mentally ill and disabled people and their murder (“euthanasia”).

Presenter:   Inga Guttzeit

Inga Guttzeit, is a Citizen Scientist and Genealogist residing in Lübeck, Germany. She has been doing genealogical research for more than 20 years. She is a volunteer on several projects such as “Transkribus for Hanse-Documents” where she is helping to train the Transkribus AI Software platform, building the “Hanse-Recess Model” enabling better transcriptions of handwritten and printed documents of the Hanseatic League. Inga is a member of the “Working group for research into Nazi-“euthanasia” and forced sterilization” ( www.ak-ns-euthanasie.de ) which was founded in 1983 and she is a member of the group “Researching Lübeck 20th Century”. She has spoken several times in person and online about genealogy and Euthanasia. In June 2023, she began working on a remembrance book (Gedenkbuch) for victims of National Socialist-“Euthanasia” who were born in, deported from, or lived in Lübeck. Inga’s areas of research are Silesia, East Prussia, Thuringia (South), Schleswig-Holstein (near Kiel) and the Salzburg Protestant Expulsion. 

More information: Visitors are always welcome. Our website is https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/

Italian Interest Group of the Eastside Genealogical Society AI

20-Apr-2024 Meeting
Welcome to Italian Genealogy Let’s explore the world of Italian genealogy together, one person at a time.
                          ZOOM Meeting Topic:    FamilySearch.org – Full Text Search
When:        20-Apr-2024, Saturday
Time:         1:30 PM – 3:30 PM (PST)
FamilySearch has introduced a new full-text search feature for historical records. This powerful tool leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to help you uncover valuable information in historical documents. This innovative search capability allows you to explore historical records more comprehensively, making your genealogical research even more exciting! AI Searches every word of text including unindexed documents.
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Eastside Genealogy Group – Italian Interest Group 2410 East Helen Street, Seattle WA, United States of America

Beth Snyder Named One of WSGS’s Outstanding Volunteers in 2023

Since 2003, the Washington State Genealogical Society has recognized over 600 outstanding volunteers and teams, nominated by their local society or genealogical organization for their service and dedication. These volunteers are the backbone of their local society, giving their time and expertise, to the organization and the field of genealogy. In the coming months, you will be introduced to each of the 2023 award recipients and learn why they received the 2023 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer and Team Award.

Today we’re introducing Beth Snyder of Bellevue, Washington, who were nominated by the Eastside Genealogical Society (EGS).

Beth joined EGS in 2015. In 2016, she was named the SIG coordinator and joined the EGS board. She immediately focused on improving communications between the individual SIGs, the board and the general membership.

In 2019 as co-chair of the program committee, Beth worked to find new program topics and coordinated closely with the Bellevue Regional Library (BRL), our partner organization, to find program topics that would be of interest to EGS members as well as supporting existing library themes. In 2020 as EGS transitioned to using Zoom for its meetings, Beth quickly capitalized on Zoom’s greatly expanded inventory of available program topics that were less expensive and offered more flexible scheduling than in-person presentations.

In 2023 in addition to her role as program chair, Beth began publishing an electronic “Occasional Newsletter” which is intended to improve communications within EGS.

For more information on the WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award program, visit the Recognition page of the WSGS website or contact Info@wasgs.org. Please type “Volunteer Award” in the subject line.

Italian Interest Group of the Eastside Genealogical Society

Post 16-Mar-2024 Meeting Dinner
Welcome to Italian Genealogy Let’s explore the world of Italian genealogy together, one person at a time.

34th Anniversary Of The Italian Interest Group! Celebrate the Italian Interest Group’s 34th anniversary!
No-host dinner
Saturday, 3/16/24 at 5:00 pm (May vary based on restaurant availability)
Location: TBD

We normally celebrate the IIG anniversary with a group dinner at Ristorante Paradiso in Kirkland. We need a head count to make a reservation.
Please RSVP to: email@egs-iig.com
Include:Your nameYour email addressNumber of people wishing to attend  Mille Grazie, Stephen
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German Interest Group of the Eastside Genealogical Society “Germanic Genealogy on Facebook”

When: Friday, April 5, 2024 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm PDT

Zoom Registration required:  http://tinyurl.com/mrz2hzw3

Topic: “Germanic Genealogy on Facebook: Prussia, Austro-Hungary, Russia, Denmark, Swiss & more!”   

This Facebook group was established to provide a forum for those that had ancestors from ANY region where German was, or is, spoken to include Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, etc… and all the areas where those Germanic people emigrated to around the world.  The group is entirely a volunteer-based group, although we have many professional genealogists that are members and donate their time as they are able.

We cover a variety of topics in the group:

·         Genealogy/Family Tree Building

·         Geography of the regions

·         History of the regions including immigration/emigration

·         Cultures/Traditions from the regions

·         Record searching and sources

·         Languages of the regions & translations of records, postcards, letters – mostly German, but also Polish, Russian, Danish, Latin

·         DNA Matching via GEDmatch Ancestor Projects

Presenter:  Laura Kaatz

Laura Kaatz is a semi-retired international business development exec and an avid hobby genealogist who started on genealogy in 1990.  She has traveled extensively throughout Europe for business & pleasure (including genealogy-focused trips) and has a special interest in the former Prussian provinces now in Poland where her husband’s ancestry is from – including Brandenburg, Pommern, Posen & West Prussia.  She and her partners (Native Germans & Americans) who are admins for the Facebook group belong to many other Germanic Facebook groups, but they felt there was a need to cover multiple geographies due to migration of Germanic people and unknown “German” locations for those doing genealogical research.

More information: Visitors are always welcome. Our website is https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/    

Italian Interest Group of the Eastside Genealogical Society Meeting Dinner

Post 16-Mar-2024 Meeting Dinner
Welcome to Italian Genealogy Let’s explore the world of Italian genealogy together, one person at a time.

34th Anniversary Of The Italian Interest Group! Celebrate the Italian Interest Group’s 34th anniversary!
No-host dinner
Saturday, 3/16/24 at 5:00 pm (May vary based on restaurant availability)
Location: TBD

We normally celebrate the IIG anniversary with a group dinner at Ristorante Paradiso in Kirkland. We need a head count to make a reservation.
Please RSVP to: email@egs-iig.com
Include:Your nameYour email addressNumber of people wishing to attend  Mille Grazie, Stephen
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Eastside Genealogy Group – Italian Interest Group 2410 East Helen Street, SeattleWA, United States of America

Glen McNay Named One of WSGS’s Outstanding Volunteers in 2023

Since 2003, the Washington State Genealogical Society has recognized over 600 outstanding volunteers and teams, nominated by their local society or genealogical organization for their service and dedication. These volunteers are the backbone of their local society, giving their time and expertise, to the organization and the field of genealogy. In the coming months, you will be introduced to each of the 2023 award recipients and learn why they received the 2023 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer and Team Award.

Today we’re introducing Glen McNay of North Bend, Washington, who was nominated by the Eastside Genealogical Society (EGS).

Glen has been a generous volunteer to EGS with time and talent. This year Glen took on the treasurer position mid-year. He updated the financial report, clarified the on-line donation process and worked with board members on a new deposit process. Glen took on these new duties while he was already performing the webmaster duties. As webmaster, Glen continued to update the EGS website. He also implemented Google Workspace and trained board members on its use.

Glen creates and runs the announcement slides for EGS monthly meetings and often volunteers for those extra jobs. As an EGS member, Glen participates in society activities engaging the wider community. He actively welcomes and advises the new attendees. His contributions at board meetings are thoughtful. He has expertise in computers that he shares with board members.

For more information on the WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award program, visit the Recognition page of the WSGS website or contact Info@wasgs.org. Please type “Volunteer Award” in the subject line.

Italian Interest Group Dual Italian Citizenship

16-Mar-2024 Meeting
Please notify your members of our next Zoom meeting.
Dual Italian Citizenship is always a popular subject.
Mille Grazie, Stephen Stimac, Webmaster
email@egs-iig.com
Welcome to Italian Genealogy Let’s explore the world of Italian genealogy together, one person at a time.
                          ZOOM Meeting Topic:                 Dual Italian Citizenship by Descendancy
Presented by:       Mike Mechum
When:                     16-Mar-2024, Saturday
Time:                      1:30 PM – 3:30 PM (PST)
Most people may not realize it, but they could actually be citizens of Italy from birth. Italy requires you to prove your Italian ancestry with proper documentation to apply for and obtain Italian citizenship and does not require you to renounce your current citizenship(s), which allows you to hold two or more passports and be a dual-citizen or “multi”-citizen.
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Eastside Genealogy Group – Italian Interest Group
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Seattle WA, United States of America