South King County Genealogical Society May 2024 Meetings


May 18, 2024 10:00am Pacific Time is our Annual Membership Meeting held online via Zoom. During the business portion of the meeting, SKCGS will hold its annual election for the positions of Vice-President and Secretary. The proposed 2024-2025 budget will also be recommended for approval. Guests are welcome to attend, but only SKCGS members in good standing may vote. After the short business meeting, our guest speaker Paula Stuart-Warren will present “Superb Seven: Fabulous Avenues for Finding Family in Manuscript Collections.”

Be in the know! Receive notices for our virtual meetings, as well as the latest genealogy news and tips, by subscribing (free) to the online group at https://skcgs.groups.io

Skcgs.groups.io is the SKCGS online discussion and collaboration arena where:

  • we communicate and share information with each other
  • other than your email, you are not required to provide personal information
  • you can unsubscribe at any time

PROGRAM UPDATES

  • All meetings are online except the in-person Research Group and Genealogy Help at the Auburn and Federal Way Libraries
  • Live transcription (captioning) is available during our Zoom meetings by request
  • Online meeting participants need to register for SKCGS Zoom meetings. Register at our website skcgs.org. Upon registration, Zoom will send a confirmation email with instructions on joining the meeting. 


MAY – EARLY JUNE 2024 MEETINGS & EVENTS

Monday, May 13, 2024 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genetic Genealogy/DNA Interest Group (online)
Topic: Using  BanyanDNA
Introducing BanyanDNA! : https://thednageek.com/introducing-banyandna/
Introducing BanyanDNA: A New Tool for Complex Pedigrees: https://cms-z-assets.familysearch.org/b8/74/09851533437fa6786d3d5e71fa71/rootstech-larkin-introducing-banyandna.pdfIs Your Family Tree Biologically Correct? https://thednageek.com/is-your-family-tree-biologically-correct/

Register at https://www.skcgs.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS Genetic-Genealogy email list for announcements and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
6:30pm – 7:30pm PT

Genealogy with SKCGS and KCLS (online)
Immigration, Emigration, Naturalization and Passports

Join professional genealogist, Winona Laird, from South King County Genealogical Society for a series of programs to help you along on your genealogical journey.
King County Library will email a Zoom link no later than 24 hours before the program start time. If you do not see an email, check your Junk or Spam folder. If you need assistance, please contact Jennifer at jwooten@kcls.org.
Register at KCLS:  https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/65565be7b036662f00807fdd


Friday, May 17, 2024, 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Research Workshop (in-person)
For SKCGS members
Kent FamilySearch Center
12817 SE 256th St., Kent, WA
Seating is limited
RSVP REQUIRED to Winona at w.laird@skcgs.org

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 9:30am PT social time; 10am – 11:30am PT program (online)
SKCGS Annual Membership Meeting (Online)
Election of officers and budget approval followed by Paula Stuart-Warren, Certified Genealogist®, FMGS, FUGA
presenting “Superb Seven: Fabulous Avenues for Finding Family in Manuscript Collections”
We have at least seven easily accessible finding aids to locate old family letters, photos, business records, church records, diaries, membership records, and other original records that we may not know still exist. These items could be in a repository anywhere and luckily, we have the Superb Seven that will help us locate them. Examples will have you itching to search for your own scattered family documents and most searches of these FREE finding aids can be done online from home. Researchers should review all the information on the websites of the finding aids to fully understand all details, including the origins and limitations of the descriptions and contributors. This presentation includes an extensive handout detailing the Superb Seven, examples of what can be found, and ways to learn more.

Paula is an internationally recognized genealogical educator, researcher, and consultant focusing on unusual resources, manuscripts, methodology, and analyzing records. She also specializes in Native American research, the WPA, and railroad records. She has spent extensive research time at libraries, courthouses, libraries, state archives, historical societies, and at various locations of the U.S. National Archives. She is currently a coordinator and instructor for the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. She has presented courses for Research Write Connect Academy, Ancestry Academy, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Texas Institute of Genealogical Research, Family Tree University, and continues to present virtual seminars and webinars across the U.S. and in Canada. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, a former officer of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and has been a Board-Certified Genealogist since 1988.
She is descended from eight ancestral countries and has researched family connections across the U.S. and Canada, including many connections to her German ancestors. She currently has her own educational website and blog at http://genealogybypaula.com and is enthusiastic about sharing knowledge and continuing education.
The program will be recorded for playback by SKCGS Members. Guests welcome! Register at https://www.skcgs.org

Monday, May 20, 2024
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Technical User Group (online)
Topic: Genealogy on a Budget! 

Beyond using FamilySearch and other free sites, are there ways we can both streamline our research, collaborate with family members AND save money? See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOrzyE7YrAw&list=UULFcvpi8XvOScBogIxmarmADw&index=2 , https://support.ancestry.com/s/article/Ancestry-Circles , https://support.ancestry.com/s/article/Ancestry-Family-Plan-Membershipshttps://www.myheritage.com/help-center?a=What-is-the-Omni-Plan
Register at https://www.skcgs.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS Technical User Group email list for announcements and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG

Thursday, May 23, 2024
11:00am – 1:00pm PT
Genealogy Help with SKCGS at the Auburn Library (in-person)
Genealogy questions? SKCGS offers one-on-one help with a volunteer
1102 Auburn Way S
Auburn, WA 98002
Registration not required. In-person event. Safety guidelines and current protocols followed. More information at King County Library, email kcls-auburn@kcls.org

Thursday, May 23, 2024 2:00pm – 4:00pm PT
Genealogy Help with SKCGS at the Federal Way Library (in-person)
Genealogy questions? SKCGS offers one-on-one help with a volunteer
34200 1st Way S
Federal Way, WA 98003
Registration not required. In-person event. Safety guidelines and current protocols followed. More information at King County Library, https://kcls.org/locations/federal-way, or phone: (253) 838-3668

Monday, May 27, 2024 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genealogy Chat (online)
Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another!
Register at https://www.skcgs.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Subscribe to the free SKCGS email list for announcements and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society

Saturday, June 1, 2024, 10:00am – 12:00pm PT
Family Tree Maker Users Group (online)
Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM.
Register at https://www.skcgs.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Subscribe to the free SKCGS FTM email list for announcements and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG

Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 6:30pm PT
SKCGS Board of Directors Meeting (online)
All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Officers and Directors may vote. Write to Board@skcgs.org for the meeting link.

Friday, June 7, 2024 12:30pm PT
EGS German Interest Group (online)
Topic: Is this the End? Taking Your German Brick Walls Down Piece by Piece
by Luana M. Darby, AG®
For meeting registration, visit https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/

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MEMBERSHIP:  We welcome guests to our meetings and special interest groups, which are free. Naturally we hope that visitors will want to become members. Support like yours helps us to educate and engage with our community to foster interest in family and local history. Regarding our programs, even if and when we can meet again in person, we will continue with some virtual programs. You can find more information about membership at our website at https://www.skcgs.org/support-skcgs/membership.

You are receiving this email because you have attended a SKCGS meeting and indicated you would like to receive periodic notice of events. If you would like to be removed from our list and stop receiving emails from us, send an email to skcgsfriends+unsubscribe@skcgs.org.

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SOUTH KING COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
PO BOX 143
BLACK DIAMOND, WASHINGTON 98010 

South King County Genealogical Society April 2024

At the May 2024 Annual Membership Meeting, SKCGS will hold officer elections for the positions of Vice President and Secretary. If you’re interested or know someone who might be, please contact nominating-committee@skcgs.org. The Nominating Committee is pleased to share the slate of candidates and invite additional nominations. Learn more at https://www.skcgs.org/home/nominees.  


Be in the know! Receive notices for our virtual meetings, as well as the latest genealogy news and tips, by subscribing (free) to the online group at https://skcgs.groups.io

Skcgs.groups.io is the SKCGS online discussion and collaboration arena where:

  • we communicate and share information with each other
  • other than your email, you are not required to provide personal information
  • you can unsubscribe at any time

PROGRAM UPDATES

  • All meetings are online except the in-person Research Group, Family Tree Maker 2024 Tour, and Genealogy Help at the Auburn and Federal Way Libraries
  • Live transcription (captioning) is available during our Zoom meetings by request
  • Online meeting participants need to register for SKCGS Zoom meetings. Register at our website skcgs.org. Upon registration, Zoom will send a confirmation email with instructions on joining the meeting. 


APRIL – EARLY MAY 2024 MEETINGS & EVENTS

Saturday, April 6, 2024, 10:00am – 12:00pm PT
Family Tree Maker Users Group (online)
Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM.
Register at https://www.skcgs.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS FTM email list for announcements and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG

Monday, April 8, 2024 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genetic Genealogy/DNA Interest Group (online)
Topic: Getting DNA data into DNA Painter to “paint your chromosomes” and Answer Your Research Questions

Come prepared to share your screen to demonstrate both how to do these things, but also to show the questions you have about the process.

Register at https://www.skcgs.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS Genetic-Genealogy email list for announcements and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy

Monday, April 15, 2024
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Technical User Group (online)
Topic: Full Text Search – FamilySearch

Register at https://www.skcgs.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS Technical User Group email list for announcements and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
6:30pm – 7:30pm PT

Genealogy with SKCGS and KCLS (online)
Sources to use in replacing the 1890 Census

Join professional genealogist, Winona Laird, from South King County Genealogical Society for a series of programs to help you along on your genealogical journey.
King County Library will email a Zoom link no later than 24 hours before the program start time. If you do not see an email, check your Junk or Spam folder. If you need assistance, please contact Jennifer at jwooten@kcls.org.
Register at KCLS:  https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/65565bbd61803d36006d6b5d


Friday, April 19, 2024, 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Research Workshop (in-person)
For SKCGS members
Kent FamilySearch Center
12817 SE 256th St., Kent, WA
Seating is limited
RSVP REQUIRED to Winona at w.laird@skcgs.org

Saturday, April 20, 2024, 9:30am PT social time; 10am – 11:30am PT program (online)
SKCGS General Membership Meeting (Online)
Lisa Gorrell “General Land Office: Get the Most Out of the BLM-GLO Website”

Did your ancestor obtain land from the Federal Government in the Public Land States? The General Land Office website has the answers but the website can be confusing to use. This presentation will dip deep into the website and offer tips for future research in other records. Even if your ancestor did not get land from the Federal Government, information from the site can be useful for your land-owning ancestors in the Public Land States.

Lisa S. Gorrell is a Certified Genealogist®. She has served on boards of several genealogical societies and is currently the recording secretary with the local historical society, where she volunteers at their archives. She is a founding member and instructor of the new online institute Applied Genealogy Institute. She enjoys giving genealogy presentations and writing about her family on two blogs: “Mam-ma’s Southern Family” (https://mam-massouthernfamily.blogspot.com/) and “My Trails into the Past” (https://mytrailsintothepast.blogspot.com/). She has written a three-generation family history about her husband’s Swedish ancestors.

The program will be recorded for playback by SKCGS Members. Guests welcome! Register at https://www.skcgs.org

Monday, April 22, 2024
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genealogy Chat (online)
Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another!
Register at https://www.skcgs.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Subscribe to the free SKCGS email list for announcements and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society

Thursday, April 25, 2024 11:00am – 1:00pm PT or 5:30pm – 8:30pm PT
Family Tree Maker 2024 Tour (in-person)
Mark Olson, Family Tree Maker Ambassador, will be presenting an in-depth look at the upcoming new edition FTM 2024.
Meeting location:
Good Shepherd Center, Rm 202
4649 Sunnyside Ave N

Seattle, WA 98103-6955
More information and registration at https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG

Thursday, April 25, 2024 11:00am – 1:00pm PT
Genealogy Help with SKCGS at the Auburn Library (in-person)
Genealogy questions? SKCGS offers one-on-one help with a volunteer
1102 Auburn Way S
Auburn, WA 98002
Registration not required. In-person event. Safety guidelines and current protocols followed. More information at King County Library, email kcls-auburn@kcls.org

Thursday, April 25, 2024 2:00pm – 4:00pm PT
Genealogy Help with SKCGS at the Federal Way Library (in-person)
Genealogy questions? SKCGS offers one-on-one help with a volunteer
34200 1st Way S
Federal Way, WA 98003
Registration not required. In-person event. Safety guidelines and current protocols followed. More information at King County Library, https://kcls.org/locations/federal-way, or phone: (253) 838-3668

Friday, May 3, 2024 12:30pm PT
EGS German Interest Group (online)
Topic: “National-Socialism – ‘Euthanasia’ and family research”
by Inga Guttzeit.
For meeting registration, visit https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/

Saturday, May 4, 2024, 10:00am – 12:00pm PT
Family Tree Maker Users Group (online)
Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM.
Register at https://www.skcgs.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Subscribe to the free SKCGS FTM email list for announcements and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG

Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 6:30pm PT
SKCGS Board of Directors Meeting (online)
All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Officers and Directors may vote. Write to Board@skcgs.org for the meeting link.

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MEMBERSHIP:  We welcome guests to our meetings and special interest groups, which are free. Naturally we hope that visitors will want to become members. Support like yours helps us to educate and engage with our community to foster interest in family and local history. Regarding our programs, even if and when we can meet again in person, we will continue with some virtual programs. You can find more information about membership at our website at https://www.skcgs.org/support-skcgs/membership.

You are receiving this email because you have attended a SKCGS meeting and indicated you would like to receive periodic notice of events. If you would like to be removed from our list and stop receiving emails from us, send an email to skcgsfriends+unsubscribe@skcgs.org.

Like – Facebook :: Blog :: Follow – Twitter :: Website – SKCGS.org :: Member support – info@skcgs.org

SOUTH KING COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
PO BOX 143
BLACK DIAMOND, WASHINGTON 98010 

South King County Genealogical Society March 2024 Happenings & Meetings

At the May 2024 Annual Membership Meeting, SKCGS will hold officer elections for the positions of Vice President and Secretary. If you’re interested or know someone who might be, please contact nominating-committee@skcgs.org. The position responsibilities will be posted soon on our website.

We’re also looking for a volunteer to lead our Outreach Committee. If you enjoy working with the public, answering genealogy-related questions, coordinating with community groups, and managing publications, please write to president@skcgs.org for more details.  

Be in the know! Receive notices for our virtual meetings, as well as the latest genealogy news and tips, by subscribing (free) to the online group at https://skcgs.groups.io

Skcgs.groups.io is the SKCGS online discussion and collaboration arena where:

  • we communicate and share information with each other
  • other than your email, you are not required to provide personal information
  • you can unsubscribe at any time

PROGRAM UPDATES

  • All meetings are online except the in-person Research Group and Genealogy Help at the Auburn and Federal Way Libraries
  • Live transcription (captioning) is available during our Zoom meetings by request
  • Online meeting participants need to register for SKCGS Zoom meetings. Register at our website skcgs.org. Upon registration, Zoom will send a confirmation email with instructions on joining the meeting. 


MARCH – EARLY APRIL 2024 MEETINGS & EVENTS

Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 6:30pm PT
SKCGS Board of Directors Meeting (online)
All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Officers and Directors may vote. Write to Board@skcgs.org for the meeting link.

Monday, March 11, 2024 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genetic Genealogy/DNA Interest Group (online)
Topic: What’s New and How to Make Use of New Tools

What are your research questions? How can you best use these new capabilities to answer them?
Register at https://www.skcgs.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS Genetic-Genealogy email list for announcements and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy

Friday, March 15, 2024, 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Research Workshop (in-person)
For SKCGS members
Kent FamilySearch Center
12817 SE 256th St., Kent, WA
Seating is limited
RSVP REQUIRED to Winona at w.laird@skcgs.org

Saturday, March 16, 2024, 9:30am PT social time; 10am – 11:30am PT program (online)
SKCGS General Membership Meeting (Online)
MaryLynn Strickland “Women’s History Month–Honoring Disobedient Women”
History is made by people who dare to defy authority and follow their hearts for the better of their families, friends and communities. Anne Marbury Hutchinson and Mary Barrett Dyer acted on their personal convictions rather than obey the demands of their Puritan governors. Ultimately their legacies became the foundation for colonial charters and, over a century later, our U S Constitution.


MaryLynn Strickland has been a SKCGS member for over 20 years, being involved with technology interest groups, the newsletter and now, editor of the weekly blog. She has a deep interest in local histories and the impact on her ancestral families. 
The program will be recorded for playback by SKCGS Members. Guests are welcome! Register at https://www.skcgs.org

Monday, March 18, 2024
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Technical User Group (online)
Topic: After RootsTech: What’s New?
How can we use the new stuff to reach our research goals?
Register at https://www.skcgs.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS Technical User Group email list for announcements and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
6:30pm – 7:30pm PT

Genealogy with SKCGS and KCLS (online)
Extra! Extra! I found it in the Newspapers

Join professional genealogist, Winona Laird, from South King County Genealogical Society for a series of programs to help you along on your genealogical journey.
King County Library will email a Zoom link no later than 24 hours before the program start time. If you do not see an email, check your Junk or Spam folder. If you need assistance, please contact Jennifer at jwooten@kcls.org.
Register at KCLS:  https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/65565b47bf3fd82800d03af5


Monday, March 25, 2024
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genealogy Chat (online)
Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another!
Register at https://www.skcgs.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS email list for announcements and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society

Thursday, March 28, 2024 11:00am – 1:00pm PT
Genealogy Help with SKCGS at the Auburn Library (in-person)
Genealogy questions? SKCGS offers one-on-one help with a volunteer
1102 Auburn Way S
Auburn, WA 98002
Registration not required. In-person event. Safety guidelines and current protocols followed. More information at King County Library, email kcls-auburn@kcls.org

Thursday, March 28, 2024 2:00pm – 4:00pm PT
Genealogy Help with SKCGS at the Federal Way Library (in-person)
Genealogy questions? SKCGS offers one-on-one help with a volunteer
34200 1st Way S
Federal Way, WA 98003
Registration not required. In-person event. Safety guidelines and current protocols followed. More information at King County Library, https://kcls.org/locations/federal-way, or phone: (253) 838-3668

Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 6:30pm PT
SKCGS Board of Directors Meeting (online)
All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Officers and Directors may vote. Write to Board@skcgs.org for the meeting link.

Friday, April 5, 2024 12:30pm PT
EGS German Interest Group (online)
Topic: Germanic Genealogy on Facebook: Prussia, Austro-Hungary, Russia, Denmark, Swiss & more!
 
Presenter Laura Kaatz discusses this Facebook group that was established to provide a forum for those with ancestors from ANY region where German was, or is, spoken.

For meeting registration, visit https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/

Saturday, April 6, 2024, 10:00am – 12:00pm PT
Family Tree Maker Users Group (online)
Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM.
Register at https://www.skcgs.org
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS FTM email list for announcements and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG

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MEMBERSHIP:  We welcome guests to our meetings and special interest groups, which are free. Naturally we hope that visitors will want to become members. Support like yours helps us to educate and engage with our community to foster interest in family and local history. Regarding our programs, even if and when we can meet again in person, we will continue with some virtual programs. You can find more information about membership at our website at https://www.skcgs.org/support-skcgs/membership.

You are receiving this email because you have attended a SKCGS meeting and indicated you would like to receive periodic notice of events. If you would like to be removed from our list and stop receiving emails from us, send an email to skcgsfriends+unsubscribe@skcgs.org.

Like – Facebook :: Blog :: Follow – Twitter :: Website – SKCGS.org :: Member support – info@skcgs.org

SOUTH KING COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
PO BOX 143
BLACK DIAMOND, WASHINGTON 98010 

Winona Hahn Laird Named One of WSGS’s Outstanding Volunteers in 2023

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

Today we’re introducing Winona Hahn Laird of Kent, Washington, who was nominated by the South King County Genealogical Society (SKCGS).

Winona is being honored for the effort she put into creating and teaching beginning genealogy classes for SKCGS in 2023. The society experienced a 25 percent increase in membership directly attributable to her classes.

Winona also has served as president and vice president of SKCGS and on numerous committees, including chair of the last two seminar committees, and head of the education committee and the five-year planning committee. Currently she runs the virtual Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group and the in-person Research Workshop at the Kent Family Search Center (FSC). She has also been group liaison for the Family Search Center.

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

South King County Genealogy Society February 2024 Meetings

At the May 2024 General Membership Meeting, SKCGS will hold its annual election for the positions of Vice President and Secretary. Please send nominations to nominating-committee@skcgs.org.  

Be in the know! Receive notices for our virtual meetings, as well as the latest genealogy news and tips, by subscribing (free) to the online group at https://skcgs.groups.io

Skcgs.groups.io is the SKCGS online discussion and collaboration arena where:

  • we communicate and share information with each other
  • other than your email, you are not required to provide personal information
  • you can unsubscribe at any time

PROGRAM UPDATES

  • In-person Genealogy Help expanded to Federal Way Library
  • All meetings are online except the in-person Research Group and Genealogy Help at the Auburn and Federal Way Libraries
  • Live transcription (captioning) is available during our Zoom meetings by request
  • Online meeting participants need to register for SKCGS Zoom meetings. Register at our website skcgs.org or use links below. Upon registration, Zoom will send a confirmation email with instructions on joining the meeting.


FEBRUARY – EARLY MARCH 2024 MEETINGS & EVENTS

Friday, February 2, 2024 10:30-12:30pm PT (time change)
EGS German Interest Group (online)
Topic: Practical Advice for Family Research in Pomerania presented by Dr. Klaus-D. Kohrt
Learn how to find where your ancestors lived, which records have survived and where to find them both in archives and online.

This seminar will cover the tools provided via the website of the Pommerscher Greif and how they will lead you to sources in various archives and demonstrate what and where to find on the internet or how to contact organizations holding the original records. The focus of the presentation will be on (Protestant) church books and civil registers and explain the organizational structures of the Protestant church and the civil administration in Pomerania until 1945.
For meeting registration, visit https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/

Saturday, February 3, 2024, 10:00am – 12:00pm PT
Family Tree Maker Users Group (online)
Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM.
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdu6uqzgiGdDn7eCsOAgkvdOXktX127sz
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS FTM email list for meeting reminders and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG

Monday, February 5, 2024, 11:00am PT
Beginning Genealogy Class: Military Records (online)
More details at https://www.skcgs.org/meetings-events/classes/bgc

Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 6:30pm PT
SKCGS Board of Directors Meeting (online)
All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Officers and Directors may vote. Write to Board@skcgs.org for the meeting link.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 7:00pm PT
Beginning Genealogy Class: Military Records (online)
Repeat of the February 5th class
More details at https://www.skcgs.org/meetings-events/classes/bgc

Monday, February 12, 2024
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genetic Genealogy/DNA Interest Group (online)
Topic: Strategies For Using the Smaller Databases: 23andMe, MyHeritage, FamilyTreeDNA, LivingDNA

If there is time we can also discuss the upload-only sites such as Gedmatch, Geneanet, Geni.
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucuCvqTsqHNcN7wBEC0fB_3-TRYD1rZLm
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS Genetic-Genealogy email list for meeting reminders and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy

Friday, February 16, 2024, 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Research Workshop (in-person)
For SKCGS members
Kent FamilySearch Center
12817 SE 256th St., Kent, WA
Seating is limited
RSVP REQUIRED to Winona at w.laird@skcgs.orgSaturday, February 17, 2024, 9:30am PT social time; 10am – 11:30am PT program (online)
SKCGS General Membership Meeting (Online)
Christine Cohen presents “Grand Army of the Republic – Researching Your Civil War Veterans”
Do you have a Union Civil War Veteran? Did you know that in 1890 there were over 400,000 Veterans who belonged to the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R), including members of the USCT? This organization existed from 1866 to 1956. It generated records noting Civil War service, birth, marriage, death, residences, occupations, detailed biographies and even photographs. Christine will show where and how to find these hidden gems.


Christine Cohen is a 21-year member of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS), and currently the Program Director of WAGS. She is a member of the El Redondo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, The Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, and the Association of Professional Genealogists. Her interest in genealogy began in 1977 with the airing of the TV mini-series “Roots”. A native Californian, she is a graduate of UCLA, and recently retired to pursue genealogical education full time.
The program will be recorded for playback by SKCGS Members. Guests welcome! Register at https://www.skcgs.org

Monday, February 19, 2024
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Technical User Group (online)
Topic: Preparing for RootsTech
Registration, your profile, how to communicate with cousins, and more.
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAucuigqj4uH92bWWD2uycX9Z1uSsRLY4K6
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS Technical User Group email list for meeting invitations and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
6:30pm – 7:30pm PT

Genealogy with SKCGS and KCLS (online)
County Histories

Join professional genealogist, Winona Laird, from South King County Genealogical Society for a series of programs to help you along on your genealogical journey.
King County Library will email a Zoom link no later than 24 hours before the program start time. If you do not see an email, check your Junk or Spam folder. If you need assistance, please contact Jennifer at jwooten@kcls.org.
Register at KCLS: https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/65565abcb036662f00807fad


Thursday, February 22, 2024 11:00am – 1:00pm PT
Genealogy Help with SKCGS at the Auburn Library (in-person)
Genealogy questions? SKCGS offers one-on-one help with a volunteer
1102 Auburn Way S
Auburn, WA 98002
Registration not required. In-person event. Safety guidelines and current protocols followed. More information at King County Library, email kcls-auburn@kcls.org

Thursday, February 22, 2024 2:00pm – 4:00pm PT
Genealogy Help with SKCGS at the Federal Way Library (in-person)
Genealogy questions? SKCGS offers one-on-one help with a volunteer
34200 1st Way S
Federal Way, WA 98003
Registration not required. In-person event. Safety guidelines and current protocols followed. More information at King County Library, https://kcls.org/locations/federal-way, or phone: (253) 838-3668

Monday, February 26, 2024 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genealogy Chat (online)
Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another!
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUud-uqpzoiGtEMxlqDBQ_fUeS8oZjScF71
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS email list for meeting invitations and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society

Friday, March 1, 2024 10:30-12:30pm PT (time change)
EGS German Interest Group (online)
Co-hosted by EGS German Interest Group and Ahnenforscher Stammtisch Unna: “Working with Marginal Notes on German Civil Records” by Ursula C. Krause in Germany
The program will be in the English language. Visitors welcome and more information at https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com


Saturday, March 2, 2024, 10:00am – 12:00pm PT
Family Tree Maker Users Group (online)
Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM.
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdu6uqzgiGdDn7eCsOAgkvdOXktX127sz
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS FTM email list for meeting reminders and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG

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MEMBERSHIP:  We welcome guests to our meetings and special interest groups, which are free. Naturally we hope that visitors will want to become members. Support like yours helps us to educate and engage with our community to foster interest in family and local history. Regarding our programs, even if and when we can meet again in person, we will continue with some virtual programs. You can find more information about membership at our website at https://www.skcgs.org/support-skcgs/membership.

You are receiving this email because you have attended a SKCGS meeting and indicated you would like to receive periodic notice of events. If you would like to be removed from our list and stop receiving emails from us, send an email to skcgsfriends+unsubscribe@skcgs.org.

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SOUTH KING COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
PO BOX 143
BLACK DIAMOND, WASHINGTON 98010 

South King County Genealogical Society January Meetings


Be in the know! Receive notices for our virtual meetings, as well as the latest genealogy news and tips, by subscribing (free) to the online group at https://skcgs.groups.io

Skcgs.groups.io is the SKCGS online discussion and collaboration arena where:

  • we communicate and share information with each other
  • other than your email, you are not required to provide personal information
  • you can unsubscribe at any time

PROGRAM UPDATES

  • All meetings are online except the in-person Research Group and Genealogy Help at the Auburn Library
  • Live transcription (captioning) is available during our Zoom meetings by request
  • Online meeting participants need to register for SKCGS Zoom meetings. Register at our website skcgs.org or use links below. Upon registration, Zoom will send a confirmation email with instructions on joining the meeting.


JANUARY – EARLY FEBRUARY 2024 MEETINGS & EVENTS

Saturday, January 6, 2024, 10:00am – 12:00pm PT
Family Tree Maker Users Group (online)
Special guest Mark Olsen from Family Tree Maker
will be talking about Family Book Creator, a plugin for Family Tree Maker which turns your research into a detailed personalized book with just a few clicks.

Come and join us and get your questions answered on how to use Family Book Creator.  
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdu6uqzgiGdDn7eCsOAgkvdOXktX127sz
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS FTM email list for meeting reminders and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG

Monday, January 8, 2024, 11:00am PT
Beginning Genealogy Class: County Histories (online)
More details at https://www.skcgs.org/meetings-events/classes/bgc

Monday, January 8, 2024
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genetic Genealogy/DNA Interest Group (online)
Topic: Time for a Fresh Start? Taking Stock of Progress on Your Research Questions
What are your research questions, and how do you measure your progress?
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucuCvqTsqHNcN7wBEC0fB_3-TRYD1rZLm
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS Genetic-Genealogy email list for meeting reminders and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy

Wednesday, January 10, 2024, 7:00pm PT
Beginning Genealogy Class: County Histories (online)
Repeat of the January 8th class
More details at https://www.skcgs.org/meetings-events/classes/bgc

Monday, January 15, 2024
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Technical User Group (online)
Topic: Where Am I? Creating a Plan
Do you want to travel this year?  Attend conferences? Focus on writing? Let’s bring our calendars, put our heads together and get to work.
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAucuigqj4uH92bWWD2uycX9Z1uSsRLY4K6
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS Technical User Group email list for meeting invitations and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG

Friday, January 19, 2024, 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Research Workshop (in-person)
For SKCGS members
Kent FamilySearch Center
12817 SE 256th St., Kent, WA
Seating is limited
RSVP REQUIRED to Winona at w.laird@skcgs.orgSaturday, January 20, 2024, 9:30am PT social time; 10am – 11:30am PT program (online)
South King County Genealogical Society & Eastside Genealogical Society present
Angela Packer McGhie “Document Analysis: Digging into the Details”
Learn to analyze documents by studying the background and context. Assess the reliability of the source and the information it contains. Compare the information with details from other records. See these principles in action as we look at two different documents and analyze them using a set of questions provided. Use your knowledge and the questions provided to assess the documents you are researching. This session will walk step-by-step through analyzing two documents to:
• assess the characteristics affecting the reliability of documents
• demonstrate detailed background analysis
• seek the law that influenced the creation of the document
• look at the legal terminology used in the document
• compare to other documents of the same type
• investigate the provenance of a document
• determine who the informant was and if they provided primary information

Angela Packer McGhie, CG, FUGA has a passion for teaching genealogy. She is the Education Director of the National Genealogical Society and a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Angela enjoys teaching at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, as well as other genealogy conferences and institutes. Angela serves as trustee for the BCG Education Fund and was the first administrator of the ProGen Study Program.
The program will be recorded for playback by SKCGS Members. Guests welcome! Register at https://www.skcgs.org


Monday, January 22, 2024
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genealogy Chat (online)
Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another!
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUud-uqpzoiGtEMxlqDBQ_fUeS8oZjScF71
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS email list for meeting invitations and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society

Thursday, January 25, 2024 11:00am – 1:00pm PT
Genealogy Help with SKCGS at the Auburn Library (in-person)
Genealogy questions? SKCGS offers one-on-one help with a volunteer
1102 Auburn Way S
Auburn, WA 98002
Registration not required. In-person event. Safety guidelines and current protocols followed. More information at King County Library, email kcls-auburn@kcls.org

Friday, February 2, 2024
12:30-2:30pm PT
EGS German Interest Group (online)
Topic: Practical Advice for Family Research in Pomerania presented by Dr. Klaus-D. Kohrt
Learn how to find where your ancestors lived, which records have survived and where to find them both in archives and online.

This seminar will cover the tools provided via the website of the Pommerscher Greif and how they will lead you to sources in various archives and demonstrate what and where to find on the internet or how to contact organizations holding the original records. The focus of the presentation will be on (Protestant) church books and civil registers and explain the organizational structures of the Protestant church and the civil administration in Pomerania until 1945.
For meeting registration, visit https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/

Saturday, February 3, 2024, 10:00am – 12:00pm PT
Family Tree Maker Users Group (online)
Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM.
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdu6uqzgiGdDn7eCsOAgkvdOXktX127sz
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS FTM email list for meeting reminders and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG

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MEMBERSHIP:  We welcome guests to our meetings and special interest groups, which are free. Naturally we hope that visitors will want to become members. Support like yours helps us to educate and engage with our community to foster interest in family and local history. Regarding our programs, even if and when we can meet again in person, we will continue with some virtual programs. You can find more information about membership at our website at https://www.skcgs.org/support-skcgs/membership.

You are receiving this email because you have attended a SKCGS meeting and indicated you would like to receive periodic notice of events. If you would like to be removed from our list and stop receiving emails from us, send an email to skcgsfriends+unsubscribe@skcgs.org.

Like – Facebook :: Blog :: Follow – Twitter :: Website – SKCGS.org :: Member support – info@skcgs.org

SOUTH KING COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
PO BOX 143
BLACK DIAMOND, WASHINGTON 98010 

South King County Genealogical Society December 2023 Meetings

Season’s Greetings!

Be in the know! Receive notices for our virtual meetings, as well as the latest genealogy news and tips, by subscribing (free) to the online group at https://skcgs.groups.io

Skcgs.groups.io is the SKCGS online discussion and collaboration arena where:

  • we communicate and share information with each other
  • other than your email, you are not required to provide personal information
  • you can unsubscribe at any time

PROGRAM UPDATES

  • All meetings are online via Zoom
  • In-person Research Group, in-person Genealogy Help at the Auburn Library, 4th Monday of the month online Chat, and online Study Group are canceled for December.
  • No General Membership Meeting/Speaker in December
  • Live transcription (captioning) is available during our Zoom meetings by request
  • Online meeting participants need to register for SKCGS Zoom meetings.Register at our website skcgs.org or use links below. Upon registration, Zoom will send a confirmation email with instructions on joining the meeting.


DECEMBER 2023  – EARLY JANUARY 2024 MEETINGS & EVENTS

Monday, December 4, 2023, 11:00am PT
Beginning Genealogy Class: Immigration, Emigration, and Naturalization Records (online)
More details at https://www.skcgs.org/meetings-events/classes/bgc

Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 6:30pm PT
SKCGS Board of Directors Meeting (online)
All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Officers and Directors may vote. Write to Board@skcgs.org for the meeting link.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 7:00pm PT
Beginning Genealogy Class: Immigration, Emigration, and Naturalization Records (online)
Repeat of the December 4th class
More details at https://www.skcgs.org/meetings-events/classes/bgc
Monday, December 11, 2023 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genetic Genealogy/DNA Interest Group (online)
Topic: Most Useful Testing Companies & Third-Party DNA Websites
Please come ready to discuss what you find most useful and how those features help you answer your research questions.
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucuCvqTsqHNcN7wBEC0fB_3-TRYD1rZLm
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS Genetic-Genealogy email list for meeting reminders and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy

Monday, December 18, 2023
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Technical User Group (online)
Topic: New Ways to Use Artificial Intelligence in Genealogy Research.
Watch in advance: You CAN use ChatGPT for genealogy (with accuracy)! Here’s how: https://youtu.be/LnBKjprPTPo?si=wohtHb4pss-7be-H (13 mins)
Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAucuigqj4uH92bWWD2uycX9Z1uSsRLY4K6
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS Technical User Group email list for meeting invitations and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG


Wednesday, December 20, 2023, 7:00pm PT
Introduction to Genealogy Class: Research Techniques (online)

Hosted by King County Library

Join professional genealogist, Winona Laird, from South King County Genealogical Society for the last class in a series of programs to help you along on your genealogical journey. King County Library will email a Zoom link no later than 24 hours before the program start time. If you do not see an email, check your Junk or Spam folder. If you need assistance, please contact Jennifer at jwooten@kcls.org

More details at https://www.skcgs.org/meetings-events/classes/kcls

Tuesday, January 2, 2024, 6:30pm PT
SKCGS Board of Directors Meeting (online)
All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Officers and Directors may vote. Write to Board@skcgs.org for the meeting link.

Friday, January 5, 2024
12:30-2:30 PM PT
EGS German Interest Group (online)
Topic: The Best Websites for German Genealogy 
presented by Dan JungclasFor meeting registration, visit https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/

Saturday, January 6, 2024, 10:00am – 12:00pm PT
Family Tree Maker Users Group (online)

Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM.
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdu6uqzgiGdDn7eCsOAgkvdOXktX127sz
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS FTM email list for meeting reminders and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG


PLAN AHEAD:

Saturday, January 20, 2024, 9:30am PT social time; 10am – 11:30am PT program (online)
South King County Genealogical Society & Eastside Genealogical Society present
Angela Packer McGhie “Document Analysis: Digging into the Details”
Learn to analyze documents by studying the background and context. Assess the reliability of the source and the information it contains. Compare the information with details from other records. See these principles in action as we look at two different documents and analyze them using a set of questions provided. Use your knowledge and the questions provided to assess the documents you are researching. This session will walk step-by-step through analyzing two documents to:
• assess the characteristics affecting the reliability of documents
• demonstrate detailed background analysis
• seek the law that influenced the creation of the document
• look at the legal terminology used in the document
• compare to other documents of the same type
• investigate the provenance of a document
• determine who the informant was and if they provided primary information

Angela Packer McGhie, CG, FUGA has a passion for teaching genealogy. She is the Education Director of the National Genealogical Society and a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Angela enjoys teaching at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, as well as other genealogy conferences and institutes. Angela serves as trustee for the BCG Education Fund and was the first administrator of the ProGen Study Program.
The program will be recorded for playback by SKCGS Members. Guests are welcome! Register at https://www.skcgs.org

——————

MEMBERSHIP:  We welcome guests to our meetings and special interest groups, which are free. Naturally we hope that visitors will want to become members. Support like yours helps us to educate and engage with our community to foster interest in family and local history. Regarding our programs, even if and when we can meet again in person, we will continue with some virtual programs. You can find more information about membership at our website at https://www.skcgs.org/support-skcgs/membership.

You are receiving this email because you have attended a SKCGS meeting and indicated you would like to receive periodic notice of events. If you would like to be removed from our list and stop receiving emails from us, send an email to skcgsfriends+unsubscribe@skcgs.org.

Like – Facebook :: Blog :: Follow – Twitter :: Website – SKCGS.org :: Member support – info@skcgs.org

SOUTH KING COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
PO BOX 143
BLACK DIAMOND, WASHINGTON 98010 

South King County Genealogical Society November Meetings

Be in the know! Receive notices for our virtual meetings, as well as the latest genealogy news and tips, by subscribing (free) to the online group at https://skcgs.groups.io

Skcgs.groups.io is the SKCGS online discussion and collaboration arena where:

  • we communicate and share information with each other
  • other than your email, you are not required to provide personal information
  • you can unsubscribe at any time

PROGRAM UPDATES

  • All meetings are online via Zoom except the in-person Research Group
  • Genealogy Help at the Auburn Library is canceled for November due to the Thanksgiving holiday
  • Join us December 2 for a presentation, Q&A session, and chance to win a copy of Family Tree Maker 2019 with special guest Mark Olsen, Family Tree Maker Ambassador
  • Live transcription (captioning) is available during our Zoom meetings by request
  • Online meeting participants need to register for SKCGS Zoom meetings.Register at our website skcgs.org or use links below. Upon registration, Zoom will send a confirmation email with instructions on joining the meeting. 


NOVEMBER – EARLY DECEMBER 2023 MEETINGS & EVENTS

Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 7:00pm PT
Beginning Genealogy Class: Preparing a Research Notebook and Organizing Your Genealogy (online)
More details at https://www.skcgs.org/meetings-events/classes/bgc

Friday, November 3, 2023
12:30-2:30 PM PT
EGS German Interest Group (online)
German Guilds and their Records: A Possibility for Filling Gaps when Church Records are Missing
Presented by Fritz Juengling, Ph.D., AG®For meeting registration, visit https://tinyurl.com/2kzh8yd2 

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 10:00am – 12:00pm PT
Family Tree Maker Users Group (online)

Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM.
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdu6uqzgiGdDn7eCsOAgkvdOXktX127sz
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS FTM email list for meeting reminders and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG

Monday, November 6, 2023, 11:00am PT
Beginning Genealogy Class: Preparing a Research Notebook and Organizing Your Genealogy (online)
Repeat of November 1st class
More details at https://www.skcgs.org/meetings-events/classes/bgc

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 6:30pm PT
SKCGS Board of Directors Meeting (online)
All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Officers and Directors may vote. Write to Board@skcgs.org for the meeting link.

Monday, November 13, 2023 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genetic Genealogy/DNA Interest Group (online)
What’s New at Ancestry.com – How to Use New Features to Answer Your Research Questions

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucuCvqTsqHNcN7wBEC0fB_3-TRYD1rZLm
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS Genetic-Genealogy email list for meeting reminders and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
⋅ 7:00pm – 8:00pm PT
Using Timelines in your Genealogy (online)
Hosted by King County Library

Join professional genealogist, Winona Laird, from South King County Genealogical Society for a series of programs to help you along on your genealogical journey. King County Library will email a Zoom link no later than 24 hours before the program start time. If you do not see an email, check your Junk or Spam folder. If you need assistance, please contact Jennifer at jwooten@kcls.org

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/6499c32e0225e3df10838be1

Friday, November 17, 2023, 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Research Workshop (in-person)
For SKCGS members
Kent FamilySearch Center
12817 SE 256th St., Kent, WA
Seating is limited
RSVP REQUIRED to Winona at w.laird@skcgs.org

Saturday, November 18, 2023, 9:30am PT social time; 10:00am – 11:30am PT program
SKCGS General Membership Meeting (online)
Michael L. Strauss presents “Following the Tracks: Your Ancestors on the Railroad”
Railroads for nearly two centuries have been the preferred mode of transportation for many of our ancestors. Their rich history includes details on when lines started, ceased, merged, or filed bankruptcy. Records including employee, manuscripts, directories, pensions, social security, and other organizations including the Pullman Porters and Harvey Girls are examined.

Michael L. Strauss, AG has been employed as a forensic investigator for thirty years, most recently he has worked as a research manager for Ancestry ProGenealogists. Michael is a native of Pennsylvania and a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He is a court qualified expert witness in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Michael is a national genealogical lecturer and instructor and is a faculty member at Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), and the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR) where he coordinates the military history and research courses. Michael was the film historian for the 2015 Academy Award nominated movie Finding Vivian Maier and has been involved in Civil War and Mexican American War reenacting for more than twenty-five years.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrdeyrpjwuGd2RNYsvXkW95Gdh7sWcactF
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This meeting will be recorded for playback by members. 

Monday, November 20, 2023
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Technical User Group (online)
How to Make Use of Lost Cousins
– https://www.lostcousins.com/
Create an account with Lost Cousins if you don’t have one, and begin to find not just all of your direct ancestors but as many collaterals as possible in order to follow the advice on the HowTo page: https://www.lostcousins.com/pages/info/how_to.mhtml.
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAucuigqj4uH92bWWD2uycX9Z1uSsRLY4K6
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS Technical User Group email list for meeting invitations and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG

Monday, November 27, 2023
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genealogy Chat
(online)
Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another!
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUud-uqpzoiGtEMxlqDBQ_fUeS8oZjScF71
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS email list for meeting invitations and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society

Friday, December 1, 2023
12:30-2:30 PM PT
EGS German Interest Group (online)
German Advent, Christmas and New Year’s Traditions and Superstitions
Presenter Ingeborg Carpenter will share stories about German Advent, Christmas and New Year’s traditions for the period from December 1st to

Epiphany, with superstitions thrown in.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/ktbcsaww

Saturday, December 2, 2023, 10:00am – 12:00pm PT
Family Tree Maker Users Group (online)
Presentation and Q&A with special guest Mark Olsen, Family Tree Maker Ambassador
Mark Olsen is the Family Tree Maker Ambassador to historical and genealogical societies around the world working to support their members as they use Family Tree Maker. Mark is a graduate of Brigham Young University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Family History with a Spanish records emphasis. He has been working in the genealogy industry since 2007 and has been the Family Tree Maker Ambassador since 2016.

After his presentation there will be a drawing for a Family Tree Maker 2019 program.

Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdu6uqzgiGdDn7eCsOAgkvdOXktX127sz
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS FTM email list for meeting reminders and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG

Monday, December 4, 2023, 11:00am PT
Beginning Genealogy Class: Immigration, Emigration, and Naturalization Records (online)
More details at https://www.skcgs.org/meetings-events/classes/bgc

Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 6:30pm PT
SKCGS Board of Directors Meeting (online)
All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Officers and Directors may vote. Write to Board@skcgs.org for the meeting link.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 7:00pm PT
Beginning Genealogy Class: Immigration, Emigration, and Naturalization Records (online)
Repeat of the December 4th class
More details at https://www.skcgs.org/meetings-events/classes/bgc

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MEMBERSHIP:  We welcome guests to our meetings and special interest groups, which are free. Naturally we hope that visitors will want to become members. Support like yours helps us to educate and engage with our community to foster interest in family and local history. Regarding our programs, even if and when we can meet again in person, we will continue with some virtual programs. You can find more information about membership at our website at https://www.skcgs.org/support-skcgs/membership.

You are receiving this email because you have attended a SKCGS meeting and indicated you would like to receive periodic notice of events. If you would like to be removed from our list and stop receiving emails from us, send an email to skcgsfriends+unsubscribe@skcgs.org.

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SOUTH KING COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
PO BOX 143
BLACK DIAMOND, WASHINGTON 98010 

South King County Genealogical Society October Meetings


Be in the know! Receive notices for our virtual meetings, as well as the latest genealogy news and tips, by subscribing (free) to the online group at https://skcgs.groups.io

Skcgs.groups.io is the SKCGS online discussion and collaboration arena where:

  • we communicate and share information with each other
  • other than your email, you are not required to provide personal information
  • you can unsubscribe at any time

PROGRAM UPDATES

  • All meetings are online via Zoom except the in-person Research Group and Genealogy Help at the Auburn Library
  • Live transcription (captioning) is available during our Zoom meetings by request
  • Online meeting participants need to register for SKCGS Zoom meetings.Register at our website skcgs.org or use links below. Upon registration, Zoom will send a confirmation email with instructions on joining the meeting. 


OCTOBER – EARLY NOVEMBER 2023 MEETINGS & EVENTS

Monday, October 2, 2023, 11:00am PT
Beginning Genealogy Class: Using Timelines (online)
More details at https://www.skcgs.org/meetings-events/classes/bgc

Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 6:30pm PT
SKCGS Board of Directors Meeting (online)
All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Officers and Directors may vote. Write to Board@skcgs.org for the meeting link.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 7:00pm PT
Beginning Genealogy Class: Using Timelines (online)
Repeat of the October 2nd class
More details at https://www.skcgs.org/meetings-events/classes/bgc

Friday, October 6, 2023
12:30-2:30 PM PT
EGS German Interest Group (online)
The ABCs of the Old German Script
Presenter Charlotte Noelle Champenois, AG®dives into how to decipher individual letters of the old German script and how to decipher key genealogical terms.
Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcodO6spzwqGtcrpejCkF6_UddpHAG6dWQu#/registration

Saturday, October 7, 2023, 10:00am – 12:00pm PT
Family Tree Maker Users Group (online)

Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM.
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdu6uqzgiGdDn7eCsOAgkvdOXktX127sz
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS FTM email list for meeting reminders and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG

Monday, October 9, 2023
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genetic Genealogy/DNA Interest Group (online)
How to Get Started with DNA (and help others get started)

Watch in advance: How to Invite Others to Test and How it Helps You (20 mins), AncestryDNA Shared Matches to Solve Genealogy Research Questions: https://youtu.be/vm9WRkyaE14?si=xnLSH94Pbz5jG19f (24 mins), and AncestryDNA Cousin Matches: Next Steps (40 mins)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucuCvqTsqHNcN7wBEC0fB_3-TRYD1rZLm
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS Genetic-Genealogy email list for meeting reminders and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy

Thursday, October 12, 2023, 6:30pm PT social time; 7pm – 8:30pm PT program (online)
Eastside Genealogical Society & South King County Genealogical Society present
Leah Larkin “SOLVED! Case Studies in Genetic Genealogy”
DNA is daunting! We know that it can be used to break through brick walls, but we may not always understand how to put that knowledge into practice. Join us to work through real-life case studies where DNA provided answers that couldn’t be found any other way. We’ll address strategies for solving brick walls, whether it’s an unknown parent, grandparent, or great grandparent.

Leah Larkin, PhD, is a professional genealogist and educator known for her brainchild, the What Are the Odds? tool (WATO), a mathematical approach to autosomal DNA matches. She previously worked in both academia and scientific publishing and now applies those research skills to solving genealogical questions using DNA. She blogs at TheDNAGeek.com and speaks widely. In addition to taking private clients, she is currently collaborating on a new tool for analyzing complex pedigrees. 

Zoom information here:
https://eastsidegenealogicalsociety.org/2019/10/02/october-10th-meeting/
For questions, please contact bethjsny@yahoo.com


Monday, October 16, 2023 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Technical User Group (online)
How to Wring More Information out of a Census
All of us have heard that we should look 3 pages before and 3 pages after our ancestor. But we can do much more – and share the information with cousin-researchers, using a simple spreadsheet. Watch on Youtube: “Extract U.S. Census Data into Excel to Find Your Ancestors in Your Family History Fast”: https://youtu.be/E2SJsANQ6zo and/or “Find More Ancestors by Extracting Census Data into Google Sheets: Filter by Name”: https://youtu.be/qgSSYl5oJdU
We’ll demonstrate and show how to use and share this information.
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAucuigqj4uH92bWWD2uycX9Z1uSsRLY4K6
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS Technical User Group email list for meeting invitations and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
⋅ 7:00pm – 8:00pm PT
Introduction to Genealogy: Supplemental Census Records (online)
Hosted by King County Library

Join professional genealogist, Winona Laird, from South King County Genealogical Society for a series of programs to help you along on your genealogical journey. King County Library will email a Zoom link no later than 24 hours before the program start time. If you do not see an email, check your Junk or Spam folder. If you need assistance, please contact Jennifer at jwooten@kcls.org

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/6499c338d37885e510b7401f

Friday, October 20, 2023, 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Research Workshop (in-person)
For SKCGS members
Kent FamilySearch Center
12817 SE 256th St., Kent, WA
Seating is limited
RSVP REQUIRED to Winona at w.laird@skcgs.org

Saturday, October 21, 2023, 9:30am PT social time; 10:00am – 11:30am PT program
SKCGS General Membership Meeting (online)
Peggy Clemens Lauritzen presents “How Using the Genealogical Proof Standard Uncovered a Family Story”
One of the elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard is analyzing your information and documentation and correlating it with other known facts. Does the research trail end when you can’t find the family? This is an advanced-level class presenting a case study that was used in a First Families of Ohio application. It particularly drills deeper into census research when an ancestor was supposedly missed. By correlating the missing information with known information of the time period, a new family story emerges.

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, FOGS, was involved in genealogy before she was even born. The daughter of avid genealogists, she was spending time in courthouses and cemeteries while other children were playing on swings and going to the beach. The love of her family’s history has never left her. With her experience serving as a former and current Family History Director, she frequently speaks at genealogical societies, workshops, seminars, and webinars where she loves bringing genealogy to life. Some of those would include The Ohio Genealogical Society, The Ohio State University, Brigham Young University, and many other state and local genealogy societies. She has recently completed several Legacy QuickGuides on Appalachia and is a well-known webinar presenter. In 2018, she was awarded the title of Fellow of the Ohio Genealogical Society and received the Laura G. Prescott Award for Exemplary Service in Genealogy. Peggy is an instructor at Ancestry Academy, Family Tree University, a columnist for Reminisce magazine, and a former researcher for Ancestry ProGenealogists.
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvcu6upzwvHte2Ct7GOnxdirf1UxdFSY_q
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This meeting will be recorded for playback by members. 

Monday, October 23, 2023
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genealogy Chat
(online)
Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another!
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUud-uqpzoiGtEMxlqDBQ_fUeS8oZjScF71
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS email list for meeting invitations and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society

Thursday, October 26, 2023
11:00am – 1:00pm PT
Genealogy Help with SKCGS at the Auburn Library
(in-person)
Genealogy questions? SKCGS offers one-on-one help with a volunteer
1102 Auburn Way S
Auburn, WA 98002
Registration not required. In-person event. Safety guidelines and current protocols followed. More information at King County Library, email kcls-auburn@kcls.org

Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 7:00pm PT
Beginning Genealogy Class: Preparing a Research Notebook and Organizing Your Genealogy (online)
More details at https://www.skcgs.org/meetings-events/classes/bgc

Friday, November 3, 2023
12:30-2:30 PM PT
EGS German Interest Group (online)
For meeting topics and registration, visit:  https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com   


Saturday, November 4, 2023, 10:00am – 12:00pm PT
Family Tree Maker Users Group (online)

Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM.
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdu6uqzgiGdDn7eCsOAgkvdOXktX127sz
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS FTM email list for meeting reminders and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG

Monday, November 6, 2023, 11:00am PT
Beginning Genealogy Class: Preparing a Research Notebook and Organizing Your Genealogy (online)
More details at https://www.skcgs.org/meetings-events/classes/bgc

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 6:30pm PT
SKCGS Board of Directors Meeting (online)
All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Officers and Directors may vote. Write to Board@skcgs.org for the meeting link.


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MEMBERSHIP:  We welcome guests to our meetings and special interest groups, which are free. Naturally we hope that visitors will want to become members. Support like yours helps us to educate and engage with our community to foster interest in family and local history. Regarding our programs, even if and when we can meet again in person, we will continue with some virtual programs. You can find more information about membership at our website at https://www.skcgs.org/support-skcgs/membership.

You are receiving this email because you have attended a SKCGS meeting and indicated you would like to receive periodic notice of events. If you would like to be removed from our list and stop receiving emails from us, send an email to skcgsfriends+unsubscribe@skcgs.org.

Like – Facebook :: Blog :: Follow – Twitter :: Website – SKCGS.org :: Member support – info@skcgs.org

SOUTH KING COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
PO BOX 143
BLACK DIAMOND, WASHINGTON 98010 

South King County Genealogical Society September 2023 Meetings and Programs


Be in the know! Receive notices for our virtual meetings, as well as the latest genealogy news and tips, by subscribing (free) to the online group at https://skcgs.groups.io

Skcgs.groups.io is the SKCGS online discussion and collaboration arena where:

  • we communicate and share information with each other
  • other than your email, you are not required to provide personal information
  • you can unsubscribe at any time

PROGRAM UPDATES

  • All meetings are online via Zoom except the in-person Research Group and Genealogy Help at the Auburn Library
  • Live transcription (captioning) is available during our Zoom meetings by request
  • Online meeting participants need to register for SKCGS Zoom meetings.Register at our website skcgs.org or use links below. Upon registration, Zoom will send a confirmation email with instructions on joining the meeting.


SEPTEMBER – EARLY OCTOBER 2023 MEETINGS & EVENTS

Tuesday, September 5, 2023, 6:30pm PT
SKCGS Board of Directors Meeting (online)
All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Officers and Directors may vote. Write to Board@skcgs.org for the meeting link.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023, 7:00pm PT
Beginning Genealogy Class: Non Population Supplemental Census Records (online)
More details at https://www.skcgs.org/meetings-events/classes/bgc

Friday, September 8, 2023
12:30-2:30 PM PT
EGS German Interest Group (online)
“Wanting to travel to German archives? Hold up! Finesse and Know How Required!” by Annette Unrau.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/p323wpt4    


Monday, September 11, 2023 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genetic Genealogy/DNA Interest Group (online)
Topic: Beyond Backups: Use a Research Log for DNA Contacts & Document Research
Watch in advance for one excellent method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBKAf7wXoJ4
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucuCvqTsqHNcN7wBEC0fB_3-TRYD1rZLm
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS Genetic-Genealogy email list for meeting reminders and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 ⋅ 7:00pm – 8:00pm PT
Introduction to Genealogy: Searching US Population Census Records (online)
Hosted by King County Library

Join professional genealogist, Winona Laird, from South King County Genealogical Society for a series of programs to help you along on your genealogical journey. King County Library will email a Zoom link no later than 24 hours before the program start time. If you do not see an email, check your Junk or Spam folder. If you need assistance, please contact Jennifer at jwooten@kcls.org

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/6499c3446d11062800b781de

Friday, September 15, 2023, 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Research Workshop (in-person)
For SKCGS members
Kent FamilySearch Center
12817 SE 256th St., Kent, WA
Seating is limited
RSVP REQUIRED to Winona at w.laird@skcgs.org

Saturday, September 16, 2023, 9:30am PT social time; 10:00am – 11:30am PT program
SKCGS General Meeting (online)
Julie Stoddard presents “Seeing the Hidden Evidence: Strategies to Improve FAN Club Research”
When researching ancestors who lived in earlier time periods or regions with few records, the lack of records can create a brick wall in the research. This necessitates expanding the research to include the cluster of people who associated with the ancestor: immediate and extended family, friends, associates, and neighbors, also known as the ancestor’s FAN Club. Come learn when to use cluster research, who is in the ancestor’s cluster, how to organize the findings, and the steps for successful cluster research.

Julie Stoddard, MSc, AG®, is an Accredited Genealogist professional for the U.S. Mid-South. She received a BA in family history from BYU and a master’s degree in Genealogical Studies from the University of Strathclyde. She works part-time as the senior mentor for BYU’s Center for Family History and Genealogy, managing the Linking Families for Cancer Prevention project. She is also an owner of ConnectTheBranch.com where she specializes in DNA and U.S. research.
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAldOmsrT0tG9bf1kH114MbubMgArIla0sf
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This meeting will be recorded for playback by members. 
Monday, September 18, 2023 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Technical User Group (online)
Topic: Backup, Backup, Backup!
Please read https://skcgs.blogspot.com/2023/05/backup-backup-backup.html in advance of the meeting, and bring your tips and tricks. How to YOU do your backups? Do you have a reminder to do so regularly on your calendar?
Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAucuigqj4uH92bWWD2uycX9Z1uSsRLY4K6
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS Technical User Group email list for meeting invitations and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG

Monday, September 25, 2023
1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Genealogy Chat
(online)
Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another!
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUud-uqpzoiGtEMxlqDBQ_fUeS8oZjScF71
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS email list for meeting invitations and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society

Thursday, September 28, 2023 11:00am – 1:00pm PT
Genealogy Help with SKCGS at the Auburn Library
(in-person)
Genealogy questions? SKCGS offers one-on-one help with a volunteer
1102 Auburn Way S
Auburn, WA 98002
Registration not required. In-person event. Safety guidelines and current protocols followed. More information at King County Library, email kcls-auburn@kcls.org

Monday, October 2, 2023, 11:00am PT
Beginning Genealogy Class: Using Timelines (online)
More details at https://www.skcgs.org/meetings-events/classes/bgc

Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 6:30pm PT
SKCGS Board of Directors Meeting (online)
All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Officers and Directors may vote. Write to Board@skcgs.org for the meeting link.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 7:00pm PT
Beginning Genealogy Class: Using Timelines (online)
Repeat of the October 2nd class
More details at https://www.skcgs.org/meetings-events/classes/bgc

Friday, October 6, 2023
12:30-2:30 PM PT
EGS German Interest Group (online)
For meeting topics and registration, visit: https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com   


Saturday, October 7, 2023, 10:00am – 12:00pm PT
Family Tree Maker Users Group (online)

Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM.
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdu6uqzgiGdDn7eCsOAgkvdOXktX127sz
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Subscribe to the free SKCGS FTM email list for meeting reminders and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG

——————

MEMBERSHIP:  We welcome guests to our meetings and special interest groups, which are free. Naturally we hope that visitors will want to become members. Support like yours helps us to educate and engage with our community to foster interest in family and local history. Regarding our programs, even if and when we can meet again in person, we will continue with some virtual programs. You can find more information about membership at our website at https://www.skcgs.org/support-skcgs/membership.

Like – Facebook :: Blog :: Follow – Twitter :: Website – SKCGS.org :: Member support – info@skcgs.org

SOUTH KING COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
PO BOX 143
BLACK DIAMOND, WASHINGTON 98010