Seattle Genealogical Society Tip of the Week Ancestry DNA Sale

TIP OF THE WEEK – ANCESTRY FATHER’S DAY SALE
  As it does multiple times each year, Ancestry has put their autosomal AncestryDNA test on sale for $59 ($40 savings). That’s a nice deal, but if you are interested in a 3-month Ancestry research subscription, here’s a great deal for you! They have bundled their AncestryDNA test with a 3-month World Explorer Membership for only $60 ($118 savings). World Explorer Membership gives you access to all research records Ancestry has to offer, both international and US, as well as access to all public family trees on Ancestry. This bundle offer is for new and returning subscribers only. It cannot be used for renewal of current subscriptions. The sale lasts until 11:59 ET on June 20, 2021.

A link to the offers:

https://www.ancestry.com/c/dna/offer/?o_iid=115349&o_lid=115349&o_sch=Web+Property

Seattle Genealogical Society News

SGS has signed a five-year lease with Historic Seattle for space in the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle, to begin on August 1, 2021. The Good Shepherd Center is a designated Seattle Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.

Our current lease for the Sand Point Way NE facility extends through December 31, 2021, allowing time to prepare the new space, make the move, and remediate the current space as needed without undue rush/pressure.   

Schedule planning is underway, with the expectation to begin physically moving items in September/October. 

That brings us to this plea for volunteers:

We will be paying movers to do the heavy lifting, but to keep our library holdings safe and organized, we will need volunteers to do the boxing and re-shelving before and after the physical move to the Good Shepherd Center. Please sign up now by contacting Volunteers@seattlegenealogicalsociety.org  

SPRING SEMINAR IS SOON!
Our 2021 Spring Seminar on English research with Paul Milner is Saturday, June 26, 9:00 am – 3:00 PM PDT. If you have already registered and paid for this virtual seminar, you’ll be receiving your login instructions via email. If you have not registered, but would like to like to attend, register online at this link: Eventbrite – SGS 2021 Spring Seminar

If you have questions, feel free to contact Elizabeth Miller at: 
seminar@seattlegenealogicalsociety.org

VIDEO RECORDING FOR OUR MEMBERS
Our Second Saturday Speaker Series is popular and well attended. On June 12th, Susan V.H. Fabian spoke on “Earning Your Wings: Volunteering As a Search Angel”.  A recording of that session is now available to SGS members on the SGS website. It will be available for six months and it can be accessed by navigating to the SGS website and then clicking  Members Home and then Watch a Program Video. Currently, recordings of these five past Second Saturday presentations are available to SGS members:

  • “Earning Your Wings: Volunteering as a Search Angel”
  • “Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy”
  • “For the Record: Memoir, Oral History, and Writing Family Stories”
  • “Did My Ancestors Really Pay For The Mayflower Voyage?”
  • “House Histories – The Intersection of Architecture and Genealogy”

SGS MEMBERS, 
TIME TO RENEW FOR 2021-22
  If you have not done so already, please take a few moments to renew your SGS membership. It is our 98th year! When you renew online you can pay your dues with a credit/debit card right away, or print out your invoice and send it with your dues payment to SGS. Log in at Members Home, then go to your Member Profile and click the green “Renew Membership” button. If you have never logged in before or have questions, send an email to membership@seattlegenealogicalsociety.org.  
JUNE 21-24
GRIP PRESENTATIONS

  Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) is offering evening presentations (7:00 PM EDT, 4:00 PM PDT) June 21-24. They are free and open to the public. Anyone interested can come and hear these sponsored presentations. The schedule can be found at :  
programswww.GRIPitt.org/evening-

NOT A SGS MEMBER YET?
Join online today and enjoy a full year of discounted class and event fees, free research requests, special interest groups, and access to exclusive SGS publications and databases, as well as video recordings of some of our past Second Saturday presentations. 
  Find out more about membership at Join SGS.
* SAVE THE DATE *
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG),
Virtual Fall 2021, 
Registration opens June 19, 2021


Billed as in-depth education in the comfort of your home, these virtual classes will begin this fall. There is far too much information to list here so see their website for all the details:
https://slig.ugagenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=611

The International German Genealogy Partnership presents,a
“Researching Together Worldwide / Weltweit Gemeinsam Forschen”, 
the first ever International German Genealogy Virtual Conference, 
July 17-24, 2021


Is German genealogy one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2021? If so, be sure to mark your calendars for July 17-24, 2021. The IGGP Conference, which only takes place every two years, is your chance to take a deep dive into all things German genealogy – and learn from the experts themselves. This year, the conference will be virtual, which means you can tune in from anywhere in the world!

https://iggp.org  

SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS*

In consideration of COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, the SGS Library is closed until further notice and SGS in-person events have been replaced with online events.
** Go to the SGS Website Calendar of Events for the meeting links and for any last minute updates or changes to the schedule.  

Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 10:00 am-11:00 am, Tech Tuesday (Virtual), back by popular demand, the informal consultation time on DNA, genealogy software, or genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcome. No appointment necessary. Visit www.seagensoc.org Calendar of Events for the Zoom meeting link.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Saturday, June 26, 2021, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT, SGS 2021 Spring Seminar, a day of English research with Paul Milner. This seminar will be virtual online using Zoom.  

Saturday, June 26, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, DNA Interest Group, To be included you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary Bright at SGSDNASIG@gmail.com to join. Chaired by Cary Bright and Craig Gowans. 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Sunday, July 11, 2021,  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm,  Scandinavian Interest Group, chaired by Karen Knudson, Share information and discuss Scandinavian ancestral research. 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 10:00 am-11:00 am, Tech Tuesday (Virtual), back by popular demand, the informal consultation time on DNA, genealogy software, or genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcome. No appointment necessary. Visit www.seagensoc.org Calendar of Events for the Zoom meeting link.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm, MAC SIG Interest Group, Jointly sponsored by SGS and Fiske, this group meets every other month from October through June on the second Wednesday of the month. They decided to meet in July 2021. Meetings address topics and resources helpful for those using MacIntosh (Apple) computers and the Reunion program in their genealogy research.

The link to logon will be sent to the MAC SIG email list. People wishing to attend should email dhettrick@earthlink.net to be added to the mailing list.

Co-Chairs: Lisa Marker and Diane Hettrick

Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 10:00 am-11:00 am, Tech Tuesday (Virtual), back by popular demand, the informal consultation time on DNA, genealogy software, or genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcome. No appointment necessary. Visit www.seagensoc.org Calendar of Events for the Zoom meeting link.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Seattle Genealogical Society Tip of the Week FHL Lookup Service

TIP OF THE WEEK – FHL LOOKUP SERVICE
  For over a year, the Family History Library (FHL), family history centers, and the affiliate libraries (SGS is an affiliate library) have been closed due to COVID, preventing researchers, like yourself, access to those pesky “locked” records, the ones that can only be viewed from within the FHL, or a family history center, or an affiliate library.

The FHL staff and volunteers have come up with a solution to this big problem. They launched a new Lookup Service. You still do the research work on FamilySearch, identifying the record that is important to you. If you find your access to that record image is restricted, fill out a Records Lookup Request Form. The staff, or a volunteer, will find the record from the information you provided and email it to you. 

Be patient. Requests may take a few weeks to process, depending on the volume of requests being handled at any given time.  

For more information on the Records Lookup Service and what types of materials (including books) it encompasses, visit:
https://www.familysearch.org/family-history-library/family-history-library-records-look-up-service  

Seattle Genealogical Society News

SGS 2021 SPRING SEMINAR UPDATE

We were able to reschedule our 2021 Spring Seminar on English research with Paul Milner. The new date is Saturday, June 26, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT. If you have already registered and paid for this virtual seminar, you’ll be receiving your login instructions via email. If you have not registered, but would like to like to attend, visit the SGS website.  

If you have questions, feel free to contact Elizabeth Miller at: 
seminar@seattlegenealogicalsociety.org

REMINDERS FOR 
SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2021

  On Saturday, June 12, 2021 there will be a SGS Membership Meeting from 12:30-1:00 pm PDT. Incoming Board of Directors will be announced and introduced. Hear the latest updates on the project to reduce the size of the library, as well as the pending move. This meeting will be virtual via Zoom.
The membership meeting will be followed by the Second Saturday presentation, “Earning Your Wings: Volunteering as a Search Angel” with Susan V.H. Fabian. The presentation will begin at 1:00 pm PDT. As always, you can find the Zoom meeting ID on the SGS website Calendar.  

Our Second Saturday Speaker Series is popular and well attended. Did you know a perk of being a SGS member is members alone have access to video recordings of some select Second Saturday presentations? 

On May 8th, Dr. Penny Walters spoke on “Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy.” A recording of that session is available only to SGS members through the SGS website. It can be accessed by navigating to the SGS website and following this trail of breadcrumbs: Members Home > Watch a Program Video (middle of the second column of the center menu). Currently, recordings of these four past Second Saturday presentations are available to SGS members:

  • “Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy”
  • “For the Record: Memoir, Oral History, and Writing Family Stories”
  • “Did My Ancestors Really Pay For The Mayflower Voyage?”
  • “House Histories – The Intersection of Architecture and Genealogy”

If you are not yet a SGS member, now is the time to join. SGS members, if you haven’t renewed, please take the time to do so today.  
SGS MEMBERS, 
TIME TO RENEW FOR 2021-22
  If you have not done so already, please take a few moments to renew your SGS membership. It is our 98th year! When you renew online you can pay your dues with a credit/debit card right away, or print out your invoice and send it with your dues payment to SGS. Log in at Members Home, then go to your Member Profile and click the green “Renew Membership” button. If you have never logged in before or have questions, send an email to membership@seagensoc.org.   NOT A SGS MEMBER YET?
Join online today and enjoy a full year of discounted class and event fees, free research requests, special interest groups, and access to exclusive SGS publications and databases, as well as video recordings of some of our past Second Saturday presentations. 
  Find out more about membership at Join SGS.
* SAVE THE DATE *
Southern California Genealogical Society,
Jamboree 2021, 
June 11-12, 2021 


There is lots going on at SCGS in June : multiple conferences, Genetic Genealogy, June 4-5, and Jamboree 2021, June 11-12,  plus mid-week special events, June 7-10. Too much to mention here. All of it virtual, online this year. Check out their website to learn more about it. 

https://genealogyjamboree.com 

The International German Genealogy Partnership presents,a
“Researching Together Worldwide / Weltweit Gemeinsam Forschen”, 
the first ever International German Genealogy Virtual Conference, 
July 17-24, 2021


Is German genealogy one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2021? If so, be sure to mark your calendars for July 17-24, 2021. The IGGP Conference, which only takes place every two years, is your chance to take a deep dive into all things German genealogy – and learn from the experts themselves. This year, the conference will be virtual, which means you can tune in from anywhere in the world!

https://iggp.org  

SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS*

In consideration of COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, the SGS Library is closed until further notice and SGS in-person events have been replaced with online events.
** Go to the SGS Website Calendar of Events for the meeting links and for any last minute updates or changes to the schedule.  Wednesday, Jun 2, 2021, 
10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Saturday, Jun 5, 2021, 10:15 am-12:14 am, FamilySearch Interest Group (Virtual),  Discover the many ways to use the FamilySearch website in your research. A different aspect of the website will be featured at each meeting.  Chaired by Lou Daly. If you would like to join this group and be added to the mailing list, send her a message at loudaly@nwlink.com  This will be the last meeting before the normal summer hiatus. Meetings will resume in October. 

Sunday, June 6, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, DNA Workshop, To be included you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary Bright at SGSDNASIG@gmail.com to join.  

Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 10:00 am-11:00 am, Tech Tuesday (Virtual), back by popular demand, the informal consultation time on DNA, genealogy software, or genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcomed. No appointment necessary. Visit www.seagensoc.org Calendar of Events for the Zoom meeting link.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Saturday, June 12, 2021,  12:30 pm – 1:00 pm, SGS General Membership Meeting, virtual via Zoom. Meet the new board. 

Saturday, June 12, 2021,  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Second Saturday Series: “Volunteering as a Search Angel”, presenter will be Susan V.H. Fabian a researcher and genetic genealogist specializing in tackling brick walls and adoption cases using DNA.  

Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 10:00 am-11:00 am, Tech Tuesday (Virtual), back by popular demand, the informal consultation time on DNA, genealogy software, or genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcomed. No appointment necessary. Visit www.seagensoc.org Calendar of Events for the Zoom meeting link.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Saturday, June 26, 2021, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT, SGS 2021 Spring Seminar, a day of English research with Paul Milner. This seminar will be virtual online using Zoom.  

Saturday, June 26, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, DNA Interest Group, To be included you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary Bright at SGSDNASIG@gmail.com to join. Chaired by Cary Bright and Craig Gowans. 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Seattle Genealogical Society Tip of the Week Tech Tuesday

TIP OF THE WEEK – DROP IN FOR TECH TUESDAY
  If you haven’t been to SGS’s “Tech Tuesday” why not drop in? As one attendee said…she didn’t have a question herself, but she always comes away with a new tidbit of information she didn’t know about. The next “Tech Tuesday” will be May 18, 2021, 10:00-11:00am PDT. Visit www.seagensoc.org Calendar of Events for the Zoom meeting link.

Seattle Genealogical Society News

SGS MEMBERS, 
TIME TO RENEW FOR 2021-22
 

Take a few moments now to renew your membership for our 98th year! When you renew online you can pay your dues with a credit/debit card right away, or print out your invoice and send it with your dues payment to SGS. Log in at Members Home, then go to your Member Profile and click the green “Renew Membership” button. If you haven’t logged in before or have questions, send an email to membership@seagensoc.org.  

NOT A SGS MEMBER YET?
Join online today and enjoy a full year of discounted class and event fees, free research requests, special interest groups, and access to exclusive SGS publications and databases.
  Find out more about membership at Join SGS.

SGS SPRING SEMINAR IS POSTPONED
Due to unforeseen circumstances, our Spring Seminar, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 15, 2021, has been postponed. With a number of factors still at play, we do not, as yet, have the new date. It will be provided as soon as possible. Our apologies for any inconvenience this postponement may have caused.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Elizabeth Miller at: 
seminar@seattlegenealogicalsociety.org
SGS GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
– VIRTUAL –
SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2021
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM 

  Incoming Board of Directors will be announced and introduced. Hear the latest updates on the project to reduce the size of the library, as well as the pending move. This meeting will be virtual via Zoom.
The meeting  will be followed by the Second Saturday Series presentation, “Earning Your Wings: Volunteering as a Search Angel”  with Susan V.H. Fabian. 
* SAVE THE DATE *
Southern California Genealogical Society,
Jamboree 2021, 
June 11-12, 2021 


There is lots going on at SCGS in June : multiple conferences, Genetic Genealogy, June 4-5, and Jamboree 2021, June 11-12,  plus mid-week special events, June 7-10. Too much to mention here. All of it virtual, online this year. Check out their website to learn more about it. 

https://genealogyjamboree.com 

The International German Genealogy Partnership presents,a
“Researching Together Worldwide / Weltweit Gemeinsam Forschen”, 
the first ever International German Genealogy Virtual Conference, 
July 17-24, 2021


Is German genealogy one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2021? If so, be sure to mark your calendars for July 17-24, 2021. The IGGP Conference, which only takes place every two years, is your chance to take a deep dive into all things German genealogy – and learn from the experts themselves. This year, the conference will be virtual, which means you can tune in from anywhere in the world!

https://iggp.org  

SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS*

In consideration of COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, the SGS Library is closed until further notice and SGS in-person events have been replaced with online events.
** Go to the SGS Website Calendar of Events for the meeting links and for any last minute updates or changes to the schedule.  

Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9:00 am-3:00 pm PDT, SGS 2021 Spring Seminar with Paul Milner,
This event has been postponed. Watch for the updated scheduled. 
Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 10:00 am-11:00 am, Tech Tuesday (Virtual), back by popular demand, the informal consultation time on DNA, genealogy software, or genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcomed. No appointment necessary. Visit www.seagensoc.org Calendar of Events for the Zoom meeting link.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Sunday, June 6, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, DNA Workshop, To be included you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary Bright at SGSDNASIG@gmail.com to join.  

Saturday, June 12, 2021,  12:30 pm – 1:00 pm, SGS General Membership Meeting, virtual via Zoom

Saturday, June 12, 2021,  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Second Saturday Series: “Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy”, presenter will be Susan V.H. Fabian. 

Saturday, June 26, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, DNA Interest Group, To be included you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary Bright at SGSDNASIG@gmail.com to join. Chaired by Cary Bright and Craig Gowans.     

Seattle Genealogical Society Tip of the Week May CLASSES at FamilySearch

TIP OF THE WEEK –
CLASSES at FamilySearch    

The May calendar at FamilySearch.org is full of free online learning opportunities for those new to genealogy or new to the FamilySearch website. The classes are free. Registration is required. Start out on the right foot with this invaluable instruction. A sampling of the titles slated for beginners and coming up on the calendar in May are:
May 3   – Using the FamilySearch Catalog (Beginner)  
May 4   – Using the FamilySearch Wiki (Beginner)
May 13 – Comenzando tú árbol en FamilySearch (Beginner)
May 20 – The US Colored Troops & Buffalo Soldiers: History, Records, Strategies (Beginner)
May 25 – Navigate, Add, Edit, Standardize, Print on FamilySearch Family Tree (Beginner)
May 27 – Ask Your United States and Canada Research Questions (Beginner)

For a full list visit: 
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/img_auth.php/0/01/May_FHL_Webinars.pdf

Seattle Genealogical Society News

SUE JENSEN, 
VOLUNTEER OF SPRING QUARTER

Each quarter, the Seattle Genealogical Society recognizes one member as our Volunteer of the Quarter. Our Volunteer for Spring Quarter 2021 is Sue Schack Jensen.  

Sue is being honored for her work as Director of the Library, and the creator and host of the weekly discussion group, Brags and Bricks.

Sue has been a member of SGS for 3 years. She started training to take over as librarian almost as soon as she joined SGS. Her training was following her predecessor, Ann Wright, around the library and absorbing the position! Due to health issues, Sue had to resign as librarian during her second term.

Sue continues to facilitate the Brags and Bricks social group that meets via Zoom each Wednesday from 10-11:30 am. Brags and Bricks is an informal group where participants meet to discuss genealogy, their brick walls, or even brag a little about a success. They share research knowledge, as well as check up on each other’s well-being. It’s been a good group, Sue thinks. She loves meeting with the people in this group and seeing them get answers to their questions.

Sue’s  genealogical interests lie in the German areas where she has been unsuccessful researching her paternal side of the family. In retrospect, she thinks this family line might actually be Scandinavian instead of German!! Sue loves researching and will research anything and everything. She has been researching family for over 30 years. Looking for ancestors is just a lot of fun, she says. She started out trying to discover what the “domestic outrage” that occurred in her maternal 2nd great grandparents’ lives really entailed. It involved lies, a seduction, a murder, a trial, and commitment to an insane asylum. 

Besides an avid genealogist, Sue is also a knitter, weaver, spinner of yarn, and painter. Currently, she is learning bookbinding, sculpting, and web design with WordPress.

Many thanks to Sue for her service to SGS, both past and present. 

IT’S ALMOST HERE!
REGISTER FOR OUR SPRING SEMINAR TODAY



Are you knocking on the right door?

Do you know where to search next?

If you’re seeking ancestors in England and throughout the United Kingdom, this event is aimed at bolstering your knowledge of how and where to research across the pond.

Join us Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT for A Day of English Research! 

SGS Members: $40, Non-Members: $55

Register online at www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-genealogical-society-spring-seminar-2021-tickets-140606494811
If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth at seminar@seattlegenealogicalsociety.org

Seminar Lecture Topics

  • Are you Lost? Using Maps and Gazetteers for English Research:Learn what maps, gazetteers and directories are available for researching your ancestors in England. Learn from examples how to make good use of these tools to find where your ancestors are, what they did, when, where, and why they may have moved.
  • Effective Use of England’s National Archives Website:Learn how to effectively use the research tools, indexes, educational tools and catalogs on this large website to find your ancestors and to put them into their correct historical context. 
  • English Parish Registers: How to Access, Use and Interpret:Learn how to access, use, and correctly interpret the information found in the christening, marriage, and burial registers of the English parish church. See examples of the problems to watch for and the clues given for further research. Learn what to do when your ancestor is not found.
  • Buried Treasures: What’s in the English Parish Chest:The English parish was both an ecclesiastical and a civil jurisdiction. Both jurisdictions created informative records and kept them in the Parish Chest. This presentation will examine the breadth and wealth of information that can be found, going well beyond the baptism, marriage, and burial registers.

About our Speaker

  • Paul Milner, a native of northern England, professional genealogist and international lecturer. He teaches English and Scottish research tracks at SLIG, IGHR and the British Institute. Paul is a recipient of UGA Fellow Award (2018) and the FGS David S. Vogels Jr Award (2019). He is the author of six publications providing how-to guidance for English and Scottish researchers. He is the past-president of the BIGWILL, and board member of the APG, FGS and GSG. Paul focuses on British Isles resources and methodology on his blog at www.milnergenealogy.com 

* SAVE THE DATE *
Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State, 
“How to Utilize the JewishGen email Discussion Group”,
Monday, May 10, 2021,  6:00pm via Zoom


Phil Goldfarb, moderator of the group, will speak.  Visit :
www.jgsws.org for the link. 


Seattle Genealogical Society Spring Seminar,
with Paul Miner
Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9:00am – 3:00pm PDT


This seminar will be virtual online. Paul specializes in British Isles research. See the feature story in this eNews! for details and registration.  

Southern California Genealogical Society,
Jamboree 2021, 
June 11-12, 2021 


There is lots going on at SCGS in June : multiple conferences, Genetic Genealogy, June 4-5, and Jamboree 2021, June 11-12,  plus mid-week special events, June 7-10. Too much to mention here. All of it virtual, online this year. Check out their website to learn more about it. 

https://genealogyjamboree.com 

The International German Genealogy Partnership presents,a
“Researching Together Worldwide / Weltweit Gemeinsam Forschen”, 
the first ever International German Genealogy Virtual Conference, 
July 17-24, 2021


Is German genealogy one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2021? If so, be sure to mark your calendars for July 17-24, 2021. The IGGP Conference, which only takes place every two years, is your chance to take a deep dive into all things German genealogy – and learn from the experts themselves. This year, the conference will be virtual, which means you can tune in from anywhere in the world!
https://iggp.org  

SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS*

In consideration of COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, the SGS Library is closed until further notice and SGS in-person events have been replaced with online events.
** Go to the SGS Website Calendar of Events for the meeting links and for any last minute updates or changes to the schedule.  

Saturday, May 1, 2021,  10:15 am – 12:15 pm, FamilySearch Interest Group with Lou Daly, Discover the many ways to use FamilySearch. At each meeting a different aspect of the website will be featured. There will be time for Q & A.  Want to join the mailing list? Email Lou: loudaly@nwlink.com

Sunday, May 2, 2021,1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, DNA Workshop, To be included you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary Bright at SGSDNASIG@gmail.com to join.  

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 10:00 am-11:00 am, Tech Tuesday (Virtual), back by popular demand, the informal consultation time on DNA, genealogy software, or genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcomed. No appointment necessary. Visit www.seagensoc.org Calendar of Events for the Zoom meeting link.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Saturday, May 8, 2021,  10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Family Tree Maker (FTM) , with Rob Sexton, learn and share tips & tricks for using Family Tree Maker 2017 by Software MacKiev. Want to join this SIG? Email operations@seattlegenealogicalsociety.org
Saturday, May 8, 2021,  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Second Saturday Series: “Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy”, presenter will be Dr Penny Walters

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm, MAC SIG Interest Group, Jointly sponsored by SGS and Fiske, this group meets every other month from October through June on the second Wednesday of the month. Meetings address topics and resources helpful for those using MacIntosh (Apple) computers and the Reunion program in their genealogy research.

The link to logon will be sent to the MAC SIG email list. People wishing to attend should email dhettrick@earthlink.net to be added to the mailing list.

Co-Chairs: Lisa Marker and Diane Hettrick

Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9:00 am-3:00 pm PDT, SGS 2021 Spring Seminar with Paul Milner,
all details and registration at: www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-genealogical-society-spring-seminar-2021-tickets-140606494811
Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 10:00 am-11:00 am, Tech Tuesday (Virtual), back by popular demand, the informal consultation time on DNA, genealogy software, or genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcomed. No appointment necessary. Visit www.seagensoc.org Calendar of Events for the Zoom meeting link.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Seattle Genealogical Society Tip of the Week Ordering a Deceased Persons SS-5

TIP OF THE WEEK –
ORDERING A DECEASED PERSON’S SS-5 FOR GENEALOGY
The first time you order a copy of the Social Security Application (SS-5) for a Deceased Person, the process may feel a little daunting. What do I order? How do I order it? Will I be spending money and getting nothing? 

Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist, has written a nice little article, “Ordering the SS-5 : 2020 Style”, that will walk you through the process in detail.

Her key points are:

You have to make a request using Form SSA-771. Do this online if you are comfortable filling out forms online, making payments online, and attaching supporting files. If you aren’t comfortable with the online process, you can print the form, fill it out manually, attach supporting documents, and mail it back. 

Always choose the option “Photocopy of Original Application for a Social Security Card (SS-5) for a Deceased Individual”; it costs $21. Do NOT choose the the Computer Extract of Social Security Application (Numident) for a Deceased Individual that costs $20.

Expedited processing? Answer NO.

Certification? Answer NO. 

Supporting files? That depends on a couple of factors, including the age of the deceased person. Read the details in Judy’s article at: 

https://www.legalgenealogist.com/2020/11/16/ordering-the-ss-5-2020-style/

Seattle Genealogical Society News

NATIONAL ARCHIVES FACILITY
 IN SEATTLE SAVED

The combined efforts of 35 Northwest tribes, congressional delegates from the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska, as well as Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, and NARA patrons like yourself, have paid off. The sale of the National Archives Facility in Seattle is halted!

The difference in sentiment of the current Administration vs the outgoing administration is also a major contributing factor. In a letter, the acting director of the the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Shalanda D Young,  said, “But the process that led to the decision to approve the sale of the Federal Archives and Records Center is contrary to this Administration’s tribal-consultation policy, and I am accordingly withdrawing OMB’s approval of the sale of that facility.” 

For now, the National Archives and Records Administration in Seattle, directly across the street from the Seattle Genealogical Society library, is staying put. Hopefully it won’t be long before we genealogy enthusiasts can get back to using both these resources in person.    

Are you knocking on the right door?

Do you know where to search next?

If you’re seeking ancestors in England and throughout the United Kingdom, this event is aimed at bolstering your knowledge of how and where to research across the pond.

Join us Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm PDT for A Day of English Research! 

SGS Members: $40, Non-Members: $55

Register online at www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-genealogical-society-spring-seminar-2021-tickets-140606494811
If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth at seminar@seattlegenealogicalsociety.org

Seminar Lecture Topics

  • Are you Lost? Using Maps and Gazetteers for English Research:Learn what maps, gazetteers and directories are available for researching your ancestors in England. Learn from examples how to make good use of these tools to find where your ancestors are, what they did, when, where, and why they may have moved.
  • Effective Use of England’s National Archives Website:Learn how to effectively use the research tools, indexes, educational tools and catalogs on this large website to find your ancestors and to put them into their correct historical context. 
  • English Parish Registers: How to Access, Use and Interpret:Learn how to access, use, and correctly interpret the information found in the christening, marriage, and burial registers of the English parish church. See examples of the problems to watch for and the clues given for further research. Learn what to do when your ancestor is not found.
  • Buried Treasures: What’s in the English Parish Chest:The English parish was both an ecclesiastical and a civil jurisdiction. Both jurisdictions created informative records and kept them in the Parish Chest. This presentation will examine the breadth and wealth of information that can be found, going well beyond the baptism, marriage, and burial registers.

About our Speaker

  • Paul Milner, a native of northern England, professional genealogist and international lecturer. He teaches English and Scottish research tracks at SLIG, IGHR and the British Institute. Paul is a recipient of UGA Fellow Award (2018) and the FGS David S. Vogels Jr Award (2019). He is the author of six publications providing how-to guidance for English and Scottish researchers. He is the past-president of the BIGWILL, and board member of the APG, FGS and GSG. Paul focuses on British Isles resources and methodology on his blog at www.milnergenealogy.com 

* SAVE THE DATE *
The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society, 
“Research Like a Pro” virtual seminar,
April 24, 2021 10:00 am – 4:00 pm PDT


Author of Research Like A Pro, A Genealogist’s Guide, Diana Elder, will present morning classes outlining steps to develop a research plan and organizing what research you have using solid methodology. In the afternoon, learn about the types of probate records created at the death of your ancestor and what tax records reveal. This is a virtual seminar using Zoom.  

Registration is now open. For more details, or to register, visit :
www.rvgslibrary.org 

Seattle Genealogical Society Spring Seminar,
with Paul Miner
May 15. 2021, 9:00am – 3:00pm PDT


This seminar will be virtual online. Paul specializes in British Isles research. See the feature story in this eNews! for details and registration.  

Southern California Genealogical Society,
Jamboree 2021, 
June 11-12, 2021 


There is lots going on at SCGS in June : multiple conferences, Genetic Genealogy, June 4-5, and Jamboree 2021, June 11-12,  plus mid-week special events, June 7-10. Too much to mention here. All of it virtual, online this year. Check out their website to learn more about it. 

https://genealogyjamboree.com 

The International German Genealogy Partnership presents,a
“Researching Together Worldwide / Weltweit Gemeinsam Forschen”, 
the first ever International German Genealogy Virtual Conference, 
July 17-24, 2021


Is German genealogy one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2021? If so, be sure to mark your calendars for July 17-24, 2021. The IGGP Conference, which only takes place every two years, is your chance to take a deep dive into all things German genealogy – and learn from the experts themselves. This year, the conference will be virtual, which means you can tune in from anywhere in the world!

https://iggp.org  

SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS*

In consideration of COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, the SGS Library is closed until further notice and SGS in-person events have been replaced with online events.
** Go to the SGS Website Calendar of Events for the meeting links and for any last minute updates or changes to the schedule. 

 Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 10:00 am-11:00 am, Tech Tuesday (Virtual), back by popular demand, the informal consultation time on DNA, genealogy software, or genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcomed. No appointment necessary. Visit www.seagensoc.org Calendar of Events for the Zoom meeting link.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 pm, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 pm, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Saturday, May 1, 2021,  10:15 am – 12:15 pm, FamilySearch Interest Group with Lou Daly, Discover the many ways to use FamilySearch. At each meeting a different aspect of the website will be featured. There will be time for Q & A.  Want to join the mailing list? Email Lou: loudaly@nwlink.com

Sunday, May 2, 2021,1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, DNA Workshop, To be included you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary Bright at SGSDNASIG@gmail.com to join.  

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 10:00 am-11:00 am, Tech Tuesday (Virtual), back by popular demand, the informal consultation time on DNA, genealogy software, or genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcomed. No appointment necessary. Visit www.seagensoc.org Calendar of Events for the Zoom meeting link.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Saturday, May 8, 2021,  10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Family Tree Maker (FTM) , with Rob Sexton, learn and share tips & tricks for using Family Tree Maker 2017 by Software MacKiev. Want to join this SIG? Email operations@seattlegenealogicalsociety.org
Saturday, May 8, 2021,  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Second Saturday Series: “Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy”, presenter will be Dr Penny Walters

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm, MAC SIG Interest Group, Jointly sponsored by SGS and Fiske, this group meets every other month from October through June on the second Wednesday of the month. Meetings address topics and resources helpful for those using MacIntosh (Apple) computers and the Reunion program in their genealogy research.

The link to logon will be sent to the MAC SIG email list. People wishing to attend should email dhettrick@earthlink.net to be added to the mailing list.

Co-Chairs: Lisa Marker and Diane Hettrick

Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9:00 am-3:00 pm PDT, SGS 2021 Spring Seminar with Paul Milner,
all details and registration at: www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-genealogical-society-spring-seminar-2021-tickets-140606494811
Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 10:00 am-11:00 am, Tech Tuesday (Virtual), back by popular demand, the informal consultation time on DNA, genealogy software, or genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcomed. No appointment necessary. Visit www.seagensoc.org Calendar of Events for the Zoom meeting link.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists.