Jewish Genealogical Society May Meeting

Dear Genealogy Friends,

You are invited to attend our upcoming free genealogy event, on
Monday evening, May 13, 2019.

We would also appreciate it if you could help us publicize this event using this email or our flyer, attached above, by emailing it out, posting it on your bulletin board or calendar, and/or website, or handing out flyers to or sharing this email with those you think might be interested.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State is pleased to present our May meeting program

“Ins and Outs of Indexes: Keys to Unlock Probates, Deeds, and More”

presented by Mary Kircher Roddy, Genealogist/Writer/Lecturer

 

DATE: Monday, May 13, 2019

   LOCATION:

LDS Factoria Church Building
4200 124th Ave SE

Bellevue, WA 98006

(just off I-90 and I-405)

•        Doors open at 6:30 p.m., for all to enjoy the extensive JGSWS Library’s genealogical resources,
                 including FREE access to the FHC computers and genealogical websites!

•        Free Wi-Fi available. Come early to network with other attendees!

•        Presentation starts promptly at 7:15 p.m.

•        Free admission and refreshments

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM: “Ins and Outs of Indexes: Keys to Unlock Probates, Deeds, and More”

Indexes for county records can be the key to finding deeds, probates, and more.  As FamilySearch continues to digitize and make available more and more records, it’s crucial to be familiar with the different indexing systems and how to use them.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

     Mary Kircher Roddy grew up in San Rafael, California. She earned a Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree from The University of California, Riverside in 1982 and a Master’s degree in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas in 1984. She earned a certificate in Genealogy and Family History at the University of Washington in 2005.

     Mary became interested in genealogy in 2000 in anticipation of a sabbatical in Ireland where her husband was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Limerick. She was sure she would complete all her Irish genealogy while her husband taught at UL but the genealogy is still a work in progress. Her trip to Ireland awakened something deep in her Celtic bloodlines, the Irish tradition of the Seanachi, the storytellers and historians of yore. Mary has published articles in Family Chronicle and Internet Genealogy. She’s currently working on a novel set in the San Francisco area in 1900 and 1901, based on stories of several of her ancestors and their associates.

     Her husband’s most recent sabbatical took them to Sydney, Australia. While he taught at the University of Western Sydney, Mary spent her time swapping research strategies and methodologies with the genealogists at the Botany Bay Family History Society. Mary frequently lectures around the Seattle area and is an active member of Seattle Genealogical Society. She is also a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the National Genealogical Society.

Please    by clicking on
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Please visit our website at http://www.jgsws.org/membership.php to join or to donate to JGSWS to help support the incredible speakers and workshops we bring to you, to view library listings, download handouts, or for more information.  JGSWS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Membership dues and donations are tax deductible.

Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you, your friends and family members!

Karen vanHaagen Campbell
President & Publicity, Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State

President@JGSWS.org

www.jgsws.org

Jewish Genealogical Society April Free Event

Dear Genealogy Friends,

You are invited to attend our upcoming free genealogy event, on
Monday evening,
April 8, 2019.

We would also appreciate it if you could help us publicize this event using this email or our flyer, attached above, by emailing it out, posting it on your bulletin board or calendar, and/or website, or handing out flyers to or sharing this email with those you think might be interested.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State is pleased to present our April meeting program

“Breaking Down Brick Walls”

presented by Mary Kathryn Kozy, Genealogical Lecturer

 

DATE: Monday, April 8, 2019

   LOCATION:

LDS Factoria Church Building
4200 124th Ave SE

Bellevue, WA 98006

(just off I-90 and I-405)

•        Doors open at 6:30 p.m., for all to enjoy the extensive JGSWS Library’s genealogical resources,
                 including FREE access to the FHC computers and genealogical websites!

•        Free Wi-Fi available. Come early to network with other attendees!

•        Presentation starts promptly at 7:15 p.m.

•        Free admission and refreshments

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM: “Breaking Down Brick Walls”

Everyone has them: family lines that seem to have defied every effort to push them back farther in time. (Don’t have a brick wall yet? Just wait. You probably haven’t been doing family history long enough!) This presentation will discuss how you might be adding to that wall yourself, brick by brick, with some common research mistakes. We will also discuss several simple steps you can take to reevaluate where you are in the research process. Using the Genealogical Proof Standard, we will walk through methodologies that, when applied to your problem, may give you greater insight. Who knows? Perhaps looking at your genealogical problem with a fresh perspective will cause that brick wall to come tumbling down in 2019!

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Mary Kathryn Kozy has been working on her own family history for almost 40 years, since she first became interested as a young teenager. Over the years she has researched families in the United States from the Midwest to the Deep South, and from both Western and Eastern Europe. She started her own family history website in November 1996 and has continued developing it. She has served in multiple positions in several local societies and on the state level. She currently supports the USGenWeb project, serves as a part-time LDS Family History missionary, and speaks to many groups in the area. Mary is married, the mother of three wonderful children, and is now a grandma of three. She holds bachelor’s degrees from UW in both Zoology and Information Technology & Systems and has completed two certificate programs with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She has also completed the ProGen program with an eye toward certification as a professional genealogist.

Please    by clicking on
https://www.facebook.com/Jewish-Genealogical-Society-of-Washington-State-548090815567964/

Please visit our website at http://www.jgsws.org/membership.php to join or to donate to JGSWS to help support the incredible speakers and workshops we bring to you, to view library listings, download handouts, or for more information.  JGSWS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Membership dues and donations are tax deductible.

Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you, your friends and family members!

Karen vanHaagen Campbell
President & Publicity, Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State

President@JGSWS.org

www.jgsws.org

Jewish Genealogical Society February Meeting Rescheduled

Dear Friends,

We are sorry to have to cancel the free genealogy meeting set for this Monday evening, 2/11/19, due to the continued snowy and icy conditions and the likely chance of more snow tomorrow and Saturday.

We have rescheduled Mary Kathryn Kozy’s talk to Monday, April 8, 2019, and invite you to join us then.  Attached is the updated flyer for her talk.

Also attached is the flyer for our Monday evening, March 4, 2019 free genealogy meeting.  We are hosting Mark Olsen, of Family Tree Maker.  Please note that his talk is on the first Monday of March and the location for this one meeting has changed to the Downtown Bellevue Public Library.

Would it be possible for you to post the attached flyers on your bulletin board, calendar and/or website for upcoming events?

Our upcoming events, on 3/419 and 4/8/19, are free to the public.

If it would help for me to mail you color paper copies of the flyers, I’d be happy to – just let me know!

The descriptions of our March and April topics are:

3/4/19 – “Using MacKiev’s Family Tree Maker Software”

Mark OIsen, Family Tree Maker Ambassador, will join us in-person, to walk us through the newest features, tips, and upgrades in Family Tree Maker 2017, as well as answering the questions: Do I need to upgrade? How do I upgrade? What’s new in version 2017? Mark will also discuss options to synchronize your FTM trees with your trees at Ancestry.com. Other topics and features to be addressed include: FamilySync™, Photo Darkroom™, FamilySearch Integration, Color Coding, DNA Basics in conjunction with Charting Companion 7 (a partner product), Saved Filtered Lists, Sync Weather Report, Moving to FTM 2017, Using FTM 2017 for the first time, Upgrading to FTM 2017 from prior versions, moving trees over to the new version, and the FTM 2017 Free Update. This program will be a live, interactive presentation. Come meet Mark and bring your questions to the meeting!

A raffle for free Family Tree Software will be held!  You’ll be able to purchase Family Tree Maker Software, at a deeply reduced price, before and after this presentation, from 6:15-6:30 p.m. and 8:30-8:45 p.m.

4/8/19 – “Breaking Down Brick Walls”

Everyone has them: family lines that seem to have defied every effort to push them back farther in time. (Don’t have a brick wall yet? Just wait. You probably haven’t been doing family history long enough!) This presentation will discuss how you might be adding to that wall yourself, brick by brick, with some common research mistakes. We will also discuss several simple steps you can take to reevaluate where you are in the research process. Using the Genealogical Proof Standard, we will walk through methodologies that, when applied to your problem, may give you greater insight. Who knows? Perhaps looking at your genealogical problem with a fresh perspective will cause that brick wall to come tumbling down in 2019!

Thank you so very much,

Karen vanHaagen Campbell

JGSWS President & Publicity

KarenCampbellGenealogy@outlook.com

206-790-2167 Cell/Texts/Home

Jewish Genealogical Society Free Event

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Dear Genealogy Friends,

You are invited to attend our upcoming free genealogy event, on
Monday evening, February 11, 2019.

We would also appreciate it if you could help us publicize this event using this email or our flyer, by emailing it out, posting it on your bulletin board or calendar, and/or website, or handing out flyers to or sharing this blog post with those you think might be interested.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State is pleased to present our February meeting program

“Breaking Down Brick Walls”

presented by Mary Kathryn Kozy, Genealogical Lecturer

 

DATE: Monday, February 11, 2019

LDS Factoria Church Building
4200 124th Ave SE

Bellevue, WA 98006

(just off I-90 and I-405)

•        Doors open at 6:30 p.m., for all to enjoy the extensive JGSWS Library’s genealogical resources,
                 including FREE access to the FHC computers and genealogical websites!

•        Free Wi-Fi available. Come early to network with other attendees!

•        Presentation starts promptly at 7:15 p.m.

•        Free admission and refreshments

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM: “Breaking Down Brick Walls”

Everyone has them: family lines that seem to have defied every effort to push them back farther in time. (Don’t have a brick wall yet? Just wait. You probably haven’t been doing family history long enough!) This presentation will discuss how you might be adding to that wall yourself, brick by brick, with some common research mistakes. We will also discuss several simple steps you can take to reevaluate where you are in the research process. Using the Genealogical Proof Standard, we will walk through methodologies that, when applied to your problem, may give you greater insight. Who knows? Perhaps looking at your genealogical problem with a fresh perspective will cause that brick wall to come tumbling down in 2019!

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Mary Kathryn Kozy has been working on her own family history for almost 40 years, since she first became interested as a young teenager. Over the years she has researched families in the United States from the Midwest to the Deep South, and from both Western and Eastern Europe. She started her own family history website in November 1996 and has continued developing it. She has served in multiple positions in several local societies and on the state level. She currently supports the USGenWeb project, serves as a part-time LDS Family History missionary, and speaks to many groups in the area. Mary is married, the mother of three wonderful children, and is now a grandma of three. She holds bachelor’s degrees from UW in both Zoology and Information Technology & Systems and has completed two certificate programs with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She has also completed the ProGen program with an eye toward certification as a professional genealogist.

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Please    by clicking on
https://www.facebook.com/Jewish-Genealogical-Society-of-Washington-State-548090815567964/

Please visit our website at http://www.jgsws.org/membership.php to join or to donate to JGSWS to help support the incredible speakers and workshops we bring to you, to view library listings, download handouts, or for more information.  JGSWS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Membership dues and donations are tax deductible.

Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you, your friends and family members!

Karen vanHaagen Campbell
President & Publicity, Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State

President@JGSWS.org

www.jgsws.org

Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State DNA Successes

Dear Genealogy Friends,

 

You are invited to attend our upcoming free genealogy event, on
Monday evening, December 10, 2018.

 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State is pleased to present our December meeting program

 

“DNA Successes–Despite Endogamy!”

presented by Lara Diamond, Genealogist/Blogger/Speaker

 

DATE: Monday, December 10, 2018

LDS Factoria Church Building
4200 124th Ave SE

Bellevue, WA 98006

(just off I-90 and I-405)

  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m., for all to enjoy the extensive JGSWS Library’s genealogical resources and, available again, the LDS Family History Center computers and database programs!
  • Free Wi-Fi available and come early to network with other attendees
  • Presentation starts promptly at 7:15 p.m.
  • Free admission and refreshments

 

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM: “”DNA Successes–Despite Endogamy!””

Genetic genealogy is much more complicated when dealing with endogamous populations than the general population, and many people get frustrated when trying to identify actual relatives from the mass of genetic cousins, who are actually related in many ways quite far back. Learn how you can have success when dealing with endogamy by examining stories from the speaker’s own family’s DNA, which include reuniting with branches thought killed in the Holocaust.

 

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Lara Diamond is President of Jewish Genealogical Society of Maryland and has been researching her family for 25 years. She has traced all branches of her family back to Europe and most multiple generations back in Europe using Russian Empire-era and Austria-Hungarian Empire records. Most of her research is in modern-day Ukraine, with a smattering of Belarus and Poland. She leads JewishGen’s Subcarpathia SIG, is on the Ukraine Sig board and also runs several town-focused projects to collect documentation to assist all those researching ancestors from common towns. She blogs about her mostly Eastern European research at http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com.

 

 

Please    by clicking on
https://www.facebook.com/Jewish-Genealogical-Society-of-Washington-State-548090815567964/

 

 

Please visit our website at http://www.jgsws.org to join or to donate to JGSWS to help support the incredible speakers and workshops we bring to you, to view library listings, download handouts, or for more information.  JGSWS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Membership dues and donations are tax deductible.

 

Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you, your friends and family members!

Karen vanHaagen Campbell
Secretary & Publicity, Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State
www.jgsws.org

 

 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington November Event

 

 

Dear Genealogy Friends,

 

You are invited to attend our upcoming free genealogy event, on
Monday evening, November 12, 2018.

 

We would also appreciate it if you could help us publicize this event using this email or our flyer, attached above, by emailing it out, posting it on your bulletin board or calendar, and/or website, or handing out flyers to or sharing this email with those you think might be interested.

flyer for 11-12-18 speaker Molly Burrard

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State is pleased to present our November meeting program

 

“Preserving Memories:  How to Organize and Turn Your Family Memorabilia into a Personal Archival”
By Molly Bullard, Speaker and Owner of Seattle Photo Organizing

 

DATE: Monday, November 12, 2018

LDS Factoria Church Building
4200 124th Ave SE

Bellevue, WA 98006

(just off I-90 and I-405)

  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m., for all to enjoy the extensive JGSWS Library’s genealogical resources!
  • Free Wi-Fi available and come early to network with other attendees
  • Presentation starts promptly at 7:15 p.m.
  • Free admission and refreshments

 

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM: “Preserving Memories:  How to Organize and Turn Your Family Memorabilia into a Personal Archival Project”

Molly Bullard, founder of Seattle Photo Organizing, will teach you how to sort through your memorabilia, explain photo scanning settings for do-it-yourself digitizers, and lead you step-by-step through the process of backing up your digital ancestry archive. You will learn how to organize your materials in order to scan them so you can create your own family archive. This will allow you to simplify, remember, and share your memories with your family.

 

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Molly Bullard is the founder of Seattle Photo Organizing, a company that specializes in transforming diverse collections of archives into accessible memories. In 2005, Molly recognized the potential for this niche market and for the last twelve years has built a business that is dedicated to bridging the technology gap so that her clients can easily access, remember, and share their legacy.

 

Molly is recognized as an expert in the field and has been highlighted in The Seattle Times, Seattle Magazine, King5 News, New Day NW, CBC Radio, and various guest blogs. She has presented to Ignite Seattle, the Seattle Genealogical Society, the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO), and teaches monthly classes to clients throughout Seattle and Bellevue on topics such as: How to Organize Your Loose Pictures, Organize Your Digital Pictures on PC and Mac, and How to Create Digital Photo Books.

 

 

Please visit our website at http://www.jgsws.org to join or to donate to JGSWS to help support the incredible speakers and workshops we bring to you, to view library listings, download handouts, or for more information.  JGSWS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Membership dues and donations are tax deductible.

 

Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you, your friends and family members!

Karen vanHaagen Campbell
Secretary & Publicity, Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State
www.jgsws.org

Jewish Genealogical Society September Event

Dear Genealogy Friends,

 

You are invited to attend our upcoming free genealogy event, on
Monday evening, September 17, 2018.

 

We would also appreciate it if you could help us publicize this event using this email or our flyer, attached below, by emailing or posting it on your bulletin board or calendar, and/or website,
or handing out flyers to or sharing this email with those you think might be interested.

Flyer: 9-17-18 Flyer for Janice M. Sellers–Using Online Historical Jewish Newspapers for Genealogical Research

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State is pleased to present our February meeting program

 

Using Online Historical Jewish Newspapers for Genealogical Research
By Janice M. Sellers, Professional Genealogist

 

DATE: Monday, September 17, 2018 (this is the 3rd Monday of September)

LDS Factoria Church Building
4200 124th Ave SE

Bellevue, WA 98006

(just off I-90 and I-405)

  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m., for all to enjoy the extensive JGSWS Library’s genealogical resources!
  • Free Wi-Fi available and come early to network with other attendees
  • Presentation starts promptly at 7:15 p.m.
  • Free admission and refreshments

 

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM: “Using Online Historical Jewish Newspapers for Genealogical Research”    

Many historical Jewish newspapers are now available online, with more being added regularly. Most are on free sites. This presentation gives an overview of which ones are online and where they can be found, suggests access strategies, discusses what to do if you don’t read Hebrew or Yiddish, and shows sample search results.

 

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Janice Sellers, a professional genealogist, has been researching her family since 1975 and has conducted genealogical research for others since 2005. She is the editor of four genealogical periodicals: ZichronNote, the journal of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society (SFBAJGS); The Baobab Tree, the journal of the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California (AAGSNC); The California Nugget, the semiannual journal of the California Genealogical Society; and the CSGA Newsletter, the newsletter of the California State Genealogical Alliance. She is also the vice president and publicity & programming director for San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society, board member and journal committee chairman for AAGSNC, board member for CSGA, and a staff member of the Oakland Regional Family History Center since 2000.

Janice has a B.A. in French with minors in Spanish and Russian and has completed graduate studies in library and information science, computer programming, and music. She has worked as an editor, indexer, and translator since 1983. Her genealogical areas of specialization are in family history research for the 18th-21st centuries, specializing in Jewish, black American, newspaper, and forensic genealogy.

 

 

Please visit our website at http://www.jgsws.org to join or to donate to JGSWS to help support the incredible speakers and workshops we bring to you, to view library listings, download handouts, or for more information.  JGSWS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Membership dues and donations are tax deductible.

 

Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you, your friends and family!

Karen vanHaagen Campbell
Secretary & Publicity, Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State
www.jgsws.org