Eastside Genealogical Society is Hosting the “Photo Detective”

 

Maureen Taylor, the nationally known “Photo Detective”,

is coming to Bellevue on September 15, 2018.

 

 “Finding Family History in Your Picture Mysteries”

 

Her Three Presentations:

 

  • 10 Easy Steps to Identify & Date Those Pictures in the Shoeboxes
  • Google Images and Beyond
  • Genealogical Clues in Family Photos

 

This event will be held on September 15, 2018 at the Vasa Park Ballroom, 3560 W Lake Sammamish Road SE, Bellevue, WA  98008.  Doors open at 9 am with presentations from 9:30 am to 2 pm.

 

Admission is only $25. (The date to order lunch has passed, so please bring your own.)

 

Private consultations with her are available afterwards at an additional cost of $20 for 10 minutes for the maximum of 2 pictures. Of course, you can book more than one consult and pay her directly. These can be arranged by sending an email to EGSGenealogyhelper@yahoo.com stating the desired number.

 

For more details, see our website   . Of course, you can register for the event using our website to the prior day. At the door of the event, cash and checks will be accepted for admission.

 

Come and bring your friends for a fun day!

 

Eastside Genealogical Society September Workshop

Maureen Taylor, the nationally known “Photo Detective”,

is coming to Bellevue on September 15, 2018.

 

 “Finding Family History in Your Picture Mysteries”

 

Her Three Presentations:

 

  • 10 Easy Steps to Identify & Date Those Pictures in the Shoeboxes
  • Google Images and Beyond
  • Genealogical Clues in Family Photos

 

This event will be held on September 15, 2018 at the Vasa Park Ballroom, 3560 W Lake Sammamish Road SE, Bellevue, WA  98008.  Doors open at 9 am with presentations from 9:30 am to 2 pm.

 

Private consultations with her are available afterwards at an additional cost.

 

This event is part of the Eastside Genealogical Society’s 40th Anniversary celebration. Thus, EGS members, who register before September 1st, will have free admission.

 

Boxed lunches are available for $15, if ordered by September 1st.

 

Non-EGS Members and everyone after September 1st will be charged $25 admission.

 

For more details about the presentations and lunch, see our website (Also, there are links to the digital files for the Color Poster and the Registration Flyer.) Of course, you can register for the event using our website.

 

Come and bring your friends for a fun day!

German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society Meeting

The German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society (EGS) will meet on Friday, Sept 7, 2018, from 1 to 3 pm in the Relief Society Room of the LDS Church at 10675 NE 20thSt, Bellevue, WA 98004 with doors opening at 12:45 pm for networking. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.       

Topic: Find Your Germanic Ancestor’s Village on Maps

You have the name of the village for your Germanic ancestor from any of many sources, like genealogical records, family stories, etc.  Now how do you locate that village on a map?  It could be a challenge.  So come learn some tips.

Presenter: Dorothy Pretare started collecting family history in 1995 and is active in 2 local genealogical societies, leader of the EGS German Interest Group and a member of 3 societies in Minnesota.  In 2008, she visited her ancestral villages in old East Germany and present day Poland.

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Five Societies Earn Innovative Grants

In an announcement made at the WSGS Annual Meeting on 26 May 2018 in Vancouver, five local societies were  awarded Innovative Grants for special projects and purchases. The grants, up to $100, are designed to support the inventive and creative efforts of WSGS-member societies and organizations. Each society’s proposal was scored and ranked by a review team.

2018 Innovative Grants were awarded to:

  1. Eastside Genealogical Society to help pay for “The Photo Detective” Maureen Taylor workshop to celebrate the society’s 40th birthday. Ms. Taylor will present “Finding Family History in Your Picture Mysteries” on September 15 in Bellevue. Society members will get to attend for free while the public will pay a small fee. For more information about this workshop, click here.
  2. Lower Columbia Genealogical Society to purchase genealogical books to donate to the Longview Public Library for public use. Lower Columbia has generously donated books for a number of years, using money from membership dues and their coffee stops.
  3. Okanogan Genealogical Society to help purchase supplies to repair and preserve books holding the “Tonasket Times” newspaper from 1913 – 1952. Each book uses an entire roll of special archival document repair tape. This grant will buy a few rolls of tape to stop the destruction of the collection.
  4. Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society to help publish a book on “Early Stillaguamish Valley Schools” in the Arlington Area. It’s taken years to gather historical documents and photographs for this project from the 1800s to the early 1940s and now they’re ready to publish.
  5. Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society For the 4th consecutive year, WAGS has applied for an Innovative Grant to promote genealogy in their area. This year, they’re focusing on the digital preservation of family records, library holdings and archival documents. They plan to preserve family histories and archival materials of their society, its members and the community.

The Innovative Grant program was started in 2015 to support the inventive and creative efforts of local societies and organizations. When created, Recognition Chair Roxanne Lowe explained, “We know that local societies can do a lot with very little, so we’re hoping the Innovative Grant Program will be what you need to jump-start a project that has been dreamed about for some time.”

Eastside Genealogical Society September Workshop

 

Maureen Taylor, the nationally known “Photo Detective”,

is coming to Bellevue on September 15, 2018.

 

 “Finding Family History in Your Picture Mysteries”

 

Her Three Presentations:

 

  • 10 Easy Steps to Identify & Date Those Pictures in the Shoeboxes
  • Google Images and Beyond
  • Genealogical Clues in Family Photos

 

This event will be held on September 15, 2018 at the Vasa Park Ballroom, 3560 W Lake Sammamish Road SE, Bellevue, WA  98008.  Doors open at 9 am with presentations from 9:30 am to 2 pm.

 

Private consultations with her are available afterwards.

 

This event is part of the Eastside Genealogical Society’s 40th Anniversary celebration. Thus, members, who register before September 1st, will have free admission.

 

Boxed lunches are available for $15, if ordered by September 1st.

 

Non-EGS Members and everyone after September 1st will be charged $25.

 

For more details about the presentations and lunch, see our website    (Also, there are links to the digital files for the Color Poster and the Registration Flyer.) Of course, you can register for the event using our website.

 

Come and bring your friends for a fun day!

 

Eastside Genealogical Society June Meeting

 

The Eastside Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, June 14, 2018 in the Bellevue Regional Library (Room 1), 1111 – 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 at 7 pm, with doors opening at 6:30 pm for networking.

 

Two events: 1) “Preparing to Visit an Archive”, including Fiske Genealogical Library, NARA in Seattle, and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City will be presented by Celia McNay, President of EGS. Now that the rain has stopped, are you ready to be out and search for records??? Preparing in advance for an archive visit will better enable you to be successful. Are there special collections? Is there someone to assist with resources? When is the best time to go? This and more will be covered so when you visit a library or archive this summer, you won’t come home empty-handed!

2) Honoring past EGS Presidents and serving refreshments, as part of the commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of EGS. Come learn, mingle, and celebrate 40 years of finding ancestors!

 

Presenter: Celia McNay did her first family history project when she was 16 years old and has been doing genealogy, preserving family stories, and searching out relatives ever since. She has a bachelor’s degree in Family History and enjoys teaching others about genealogy. Celia is the current president of Eastside Genealogical Society, a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and is a Family History consultant for the LDS Church. She taught for the Bellevue Regional Library in their ‘Genealogy Boot Camp’ workshops in 2013, 2014, and 2016 and in the Family History Fair for four years.

 

See our website for FREE genealogical help and other Special Interest Group meetings. Visitors are always welcome at all meetings. Visit the website here

German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society (EGS) May Meeting

The German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society (EGS) will meet on Friday, June 1, 2018, from 1 to 3 pm in the Relief Society Room of the LDS Church at 10675 NE 20thSt, Bellevue, WA 98004 with doors opening at 12:45 pm for networking. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.       

Topic: “How to Find German Records on Family Search Efficiently and Effectively” – Many genealogists use FamilySearch and yet may not realize that they are accessing only a small portion of the records available. Learn several strategies for using FamilySearch to access the 70% of the records not currently indexed.  This means more than 1.33 billion records and 247,000 books not indexed on FamilySearch. The presentation will include step-by-step actions and examples to specifically access German records in the U.S. and Europe. (Feel free to bring your laptops.)

Speaker: Janet O’Conor Camarata, a member of Eastside Genealogical Society and South King County Genealogical Society, has over 25 years of experience in genealogy. She is an instructor in genealogy at Pierce College, a seminar presenter and trainer in genealogy societies across Washington, who takes advantage of the latest technology and staying mobile with the latest computing tools.

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Eastside Genealogical Society May Meeting

 

The Eastside Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, May 10th, 2018 in the Bellevue Regional Library (Rm. 1), 1111-110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 at 7:00 pm, with doors opening at 6:30 pm for networking.

 

Topic: Mary Kathryn Kozy will present “How Do I Know That’s Right”.

Also see our website for FREE genealogical help and other Special Interest Group meetings. Visitors are always welcome alt all meetings.  https://eastsidegenealogicalsociety.com/

German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society May Meeting

The German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society (EGS) will meet on Friday, May 4, 2018, from 1 to 3 pm in the Relief Society Room of the LDS Church at 10675 NE 20thSt, Bellevue, WA 98004 with doors opening at 12:45 pm for networking. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.       

Two Topics:

1) Reading German Handwriting:   Old German gothic handwriting (known as Sütterline or Suetterlin) and print are very different from the Roman script used in English- speaking countries.  Claire Gibben will share resources to help us read, transcribe and learn Old German Gothic.

2) A Travelogue Through Germanic Lands:   Jon and Marilyn Schunke will continue sharing pictures of their trips through Germanic lands not included in the April presentation, which focused on Jon’s German ancestral homelands. The first part will be somewhat a continuation of that presentation, including coverage of side trips from Munich – Dachau and Neuschwanstein Castle. And Nuremberg and its wonderful museum which displays rooms furnished to depict the German family home as it would be in the 1800s.

    This will be a true travelogue through Germanic lands. They will choose from among the following places. Outside of Germany – Krakow, and Prague. Their favorite old German towns – Rothenburg ab der Tauber and Bacharach – with a trip down the Rhine River, including a visit to a small museum of Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher who defeated Napolean at Waterloo … and has a very distant connection to Marilyn’s Crawford ancestry. And newer, rebuilt towns – Leipzig, Berlin, and Passau, with a small trip down the Danube.

     And hopefully, they will take that look at Marilyn’s most recent ancestor (which was advertised for April), her father, who landed on Omaha Beach 13 days after D-Day. They’ll journey through Normandy and along the Brittany coast. While retracing her dad’s footsteps, they discovered firsthand how the French have not forgotten the American servicemen.

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Eastside Genealogical Society April Meeting

The Eastside Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, April 12, 2018 in the Bellevue Regional Library (Room 1), 1111 – 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 at 7 pm, with doors opening at 6:30 pm for networking.

 

Topic: A panel of experienced researchers will help people break down their family research brick walls.  Come learn their tips.

 

See our website for FREE genealogical help and other Special Interest Group meetings. Visitors are always welcome at all meetings. More Information click here