Heritage Quest Research Library Getting Started

Beginning your family history PART A: GETTING STARTED
What is it?
Why do it?
Where do I begin?
How do I get organized?
  So, you want to start a little project?
How can Heritage Quest Research Library help you? We can start with a FREE Beginning Class taught by our very own research librarians.

WHEN: July 7, 2022, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
WHERE: ZOOM or
in-person at HQRL (Please note that we are limited to 8 in-person attendees)
SIGN UP: 
Come in: 1007 Main Street, Sumner, WA 98390
Call: 253-863-1806
Online: hqrl.com at the HQRL Store

 
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Heritage Quest Research Library Mapping an Ancestor

Janet O’Conor Camarata is a genealogist with over 30 years of experience.  Janet has presented at seminars, genealogy libraries and societies and retirement centers across Washington. Janet returns to Heritage Quest Research Library as one of our favorite presenters.   Mapping an Ancestor Researching Using Maps Geography is a discipline closely related to genealogy and an untapped resource for learning more about our ancestors.  Using geography and maps in research provides visual clues to help answer questions about where, how far, and what is nearby.  Learn about the George E. Curry family of Ohio and Kansas and how maps focused the research, located property, identified lost place names, solved a family mystery, and identified jurisdictions to write for records. 
When:  June 16, 2022            11:00 – 12:00 PM
Where:   ZOOM
Cost: $20 Members     $25 Non-members
Sign up: Come into HQRL in Sumner or Call 253-863-1806
OR sign up online at hqrl.com
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Heritage Quest Research Library June Meeting Start Writing

Steven W Morrison, MPA is the past-president of the Puget Sound Chapter of APG and the Olympia Genealogical Society.  He holds an undergraduate degree from Western Washington University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Evergreen. Steven is well known and respected across the genealogy community.   START WRITING – Your Ancestor’s Legacy Depends Upon YOU! To some genealogists “the hunt” is everything. Learn how to shift gears and write a cohesive story about your ancestor.  Writing helps you refocus your thinking.  You might even surprise yourself, realizing you have bagged your ancestor without even realizing it!

Whether you think of yourself as a writer or not, here is a class to polish those writing skills and pay tribute to your family at the same time. 
Writing puts things in a different part of our brain and helps the story stay with us and come alive. WHEN: June 2, 2022          11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WHERE:  ZOOM
COST:  Members $20          Non-Members $25
Deadline: May 26, 2022
Sign-up and Payment:  Come into HQRL
1007 Main Street, Sumner, WA 98390
OR Call: 253-863-1806
OR go to our website: hqrl.com 

Members must log in to the members page and then proceed to the HQRL Store in order to obtain the member discount. SAVE THE DATE:  June 16, 2022
Janet O’Conor Camarata is back with MAPPING YOUR ANCESTOR More information coming soon!  
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Heritage Quest Research Library Finding your Scottish Connections

Finding Your Scottish Connections May 19, 2022 
11:00 AM – 12:00PM

ZOOM  Using the Scotland’s People website can be intimidating when looking for your ancestors. Learn how to navigate and determine which areas to search, where your ancestors came from and what resources to use before you cross the pond. Jo-Anne Huber has been searching for her Scottish Smith connections since 1994 when her father received a package containing several family artifacts.  The questions raised were many and the answers few.  She has found a treasure trove of information and secrets that her father never knew all while researching from across the pond. 
Come into HQRL in Sumner
1007 Main Street
Or Call:
253-863-1806
or online with hqrl.com


$20 members / $25 non-members

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Heritage Quest Research Library May Classes

Autosomal DNA Matches
You have a beginning understanding of DNA terminology and what it all means.  You have taken a look at the possible tools that you can use to do your DNA testing and what they each can do for you.  Maybe you have taken the next step to actually get tested and you are beginning to see matches in your DNA. 

Now what? What can you learn from the matches? What can you do to learn? 
Take Judy’s class and find out!

Thursday, May 5, 2022          11:00 – 12:00 PM
  zoom
Cost:  $20 members          $25 non-members
 Come in to the library or sign up at hqrl.com or call 253-863-1806 
After you have signed up, be sure to check your spam or promotions folder if you do not receive your link to the zoom meeting.  

Members must log into the member page and then proceed to the hqrl store in order to obtain the member discount.

Heritage Quest Research Library Researching Pennsylvania Ancestors

Researching Pennsylvania Ancestors Jennifer Warner has worked in both public and special libraries since 1990, most recently as a reference librarian.  Her genealogy research roots began with her mother’s stories about family and where they immigrated from.  Jennifer has been the editor of a Civil War Roundtable Newsletter for over 12 years.  She is the President of the DuPage County Genealogical Society and is a member of 14 lineage societies. 
Do you or your spouse have Pennsylvania ancestors and don’t know where to start?
Pennsylvania has many resources available to you. We will go over how to start your research in Pennsylvania.  We will discuss the many resources available to you online and in paper form.

WHEN:  April 21, 2022, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 
WHERE:  ZOOM
COST:  Members $20 – Non-members $25
Sign up & Pay:  Come into HQRL at 1007 Main Street, Sumner, WA 98390 or Call: 253-863-1806  
OR go to hqrl.com and sign up online.

Members must log in to the members page and go to the hqrl store in order to obtain the discount.
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Heritage Quest Research Library April Seminars

Steven Waltz Morrison, MPA, is the past president of the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Olympia Genealogical Society. He holds an undergraduate degree from Western Washington University, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Evergreen State College where he taught for seven years as an adjunct faculty. Recipient of 2016 Scholar Award from the American Society of Genealogists.

DIGGING UP NEW DIRT – Unearthing the REAL New England Immigrant
Beginner

Do you believe that family associations know everything about their early New England ancestors? Well, guess again! 
Learn what nuggets you can uncover by rediscovering original records.
So, with some surprising facts, sound analysis and a little historical context you may just uncover the real secret about your elusive ancestor. 

When: April 7, 2022 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: ZOOM
Cost: Members $20 – Non-Members $25
Sign up & Pay: Come into HQRL at 1007 Main Street, Sumner,WA 98390
or Call 253-863-1806

OR go to hqrl.com and sign up online.

Members must log in to the members page and go the hqrl store in order to obtain the discount.

Jennifer Warner has worked in both public and special libraries since 1990, most recently as a reference librarian.  Her genealogy research roots began with her mother’s stories about family and where they immigrated from.  Jennifer has been the editor of a Civil War Roundtable Newsletter for over 12 years.  She is the President of the DuPage County Genealogical Society and is a member of 14 lineage societies.  Researching Pennsylvania Ancestors
Do you or your spouse have Pennsylvania ancestors and don’t know where to start?
Pennsylvania has many resources available to you. We will go over how to start your research in Pennsylvania.  We will discuss the many resources available to you online and in paper form.

WHEN:  April 21, 2022, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 
WHERE:  ZOOM
COST:  Members $20 – Non-members $25
Sign up & Pay:  Come into HQRL at 1007 Main Street, Sumner, WA 98390 or Call: 253-863-1806  
OR go to hqrl.com and sign up online.

Members must log in to the members page and go to the hqrl store in order to obtain the discount.

Heritage Quest Research Library German Research when you do not speak the Language

Doing German (and other country) Records When You Don’t Speak the Language.
While focusing on German records for those who live in America and don’t speak German, this program will also assist people looking at ancestral records from other areas of the world. There are many helpful websites and tools to assist in translation, locating people and places, and narrowing your search. This does NOT deal with how to transcribe Gothic German Script but will give direction on where those helps can be found. Don’t stop your research just because you came to the ocean! Jean Wilcox Hibben; PhD, MA, former So. Cal. college speech professor (MA – Speech Communication; PhD – Folklore), is a national speaker and author. A member of the DAR, she is the former director and current staff trainer for the Corona, CA Family History Center, has worked on background research for two genealogy television programs, and was a host for podcasts on social history. A former Board-Certified genealogist with over 40 years of research experience, she is a former board member of APG and past president of its So. Cal. Chapter; President of the Corona Gen. Society, as well as webmaster for that same organization; and has participated on a number of other society boards. Jean writes the “Aunty Jeff” column for the Informer, the newsletter of the Jefferson County NY Genealogical Society. Her website: circlemending.org.
WHEN:  March 17, 2022   11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 
WHERE:  ZOOM
COST:  Members $20 – Non-members $25
Sign up & Pay:  Come into HQRL at 1007 Main Street, Sumner, WA 98390 or Call (253)863-1806  
OR go to hqrl.com and sign up on line.

Members must log in to the members page and go to the hqrl store in order to obtain the discount.

Heritage Quest Research Library DNA Tools

DNA TOOLS
Emphasis on Ancestry’s Tools
Discussion and examples of several tools that are currently available to assist you in using your DNA results to advance your genealogy research.  Tools that will be discussed will be DNA Painter, GEDmatch, Ancestry’s matches and groups, as well as ThruLines.

Do you have matches on Ancestry that do not have a tree or the tree is private?  We will walk through how you can use the data with others to help identify the possible relationship/DNA connection.
February 24, 2022

11:00 – 12:00 PM

ZOOM

$20 Members – $25 non-members

Come in to:
HQRL at 1007 Main Street in Sumner
OR
Call 23-863-1806
OR
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Heritage Quest Research Library February class information

Winona I. Laird is a Professional Genealogist.  She is a member of APG, NGS, FGS and a past President of South King County Gen Society as well as a member of several other Gen Societies. Winona is a member of the Mary Fell Stevenson Chapter, NSDAR and is the Registrar for the Chapter.  She is also the owner of the Genealogy Education Center in Kent, WA.  
Winona began her genealogy research when she was a small child. What began as a class project became a lifelong journey to find and write the stories of her ancestors. 
Organizing Your Genealogy When: Thursday, February 3, 2022, 10 am to 11 am
Where: Via Zoom
Cost: $20 members $25 non-members
Deadline for sign-up & payment: January 28, 2022
Sign-up online at: hqrl.com and follow the links 
OR
Come in to HQRL in Sumner
1007 Main Street, Sumner, WA 98390
253-863-1806
Judy has been doing genealogy off and on for over 30 years. She has completed several formal education programs and holds genealogy certificates from National Institute for Genealogical Studies and Boston University.  Judy also holds a business degree from Washington State University.  
Judy has memberships in several genealogy societies and is the current Bookstore Manager for Heritage Quest Research library. She is also a Board member for TPCGS.
DNA TOOLS (Emphasis on Ancestry’s Tools) Discussion and examples of several tools that are currently available to assist you in using your DNA results to advance your genealogy research.  DNA Painter, GEDmatch, Ancestry’s matches and groups, along with ThruLines are the tools that will be discussed.
If you have matches on Ancestry that do not have a tree or are private, Judy will walk you through how to use the data with others to help identify possible relationships/DNA connections.
When: February 24, 2022, 11:00am—12:00pm
Where: ZOOM
Deadline for sign up and payment is February 17, 2022
Cost: $20 members / $25 Non-Members
Sign up online at: hqrl.com and follow the links 
OR
Come in to HQRL in Sumner
1007 Main Street, Sumner, WA 98390
253-863-1806