South King County Genealogical Society News

BOARD ELECTIONS – RESULTS

Welcome to Valorie Zimmerman, our newly elected society President, and to Alexis Scholz, incoming Vice President filling the position vacated by Valorie. Thanks goes to our reelected Treasurer, Michele Mattoon, who will serve a second two-year term. A special thanks to Barbara Mattoon who leaves the President position but will remain on the Board as the Education Director. Thank you to MaryLynn Strickland, Member-at-Large, for another term. We are grateful for the talented individuals leading our society into the future. 

JUNE 2021 MEETINGS & EVENTS

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
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PROGRAM CHANGES IN JUNE

  • Family Tree Maker User Group is cancelled in June (sign up for our June 5 seminar instead!)
  • Research/Person of Interest Special Interest Group is cancelled starting in June
  • There is no General Meeting in June, July, or August
  • King County Library System/SKCGS joint monthly program is on hiatus
  • NEW! We have two Genealogy Chats in June:  June 7 from 1-3pm and June 28, 1-3pm


Friday, June 4, 2021, 12:30pm-2:30pm PT
German Interest Group (EGS)

“Finding my 19th Century Immigrants from Germanic Europe” presented by David S Raese.
Visitors are always welcome and can request an invitation via Contact tab on the website no later than 2 days prior to the meeting: https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/

Saturday, June 5, 2021, 9am-4pm PT
LAWS, LEGACIES & LOSERS – A Day With Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist

South King County Genealogical Society is pleased to present guest speaker Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL
For more information http://skcgs.org/seminar.html

Monday, June 7, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT
Genealogy Chat

Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another! Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society for meeting link, discussion and meeting reminders. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Monday, June 14, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT
Genetic Genealogy/DNA

“How and where to download and upload a GEDCOM File”
This group is for genealogists who use DNA data as part of their research. Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Monday, June 21, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT
Technical User Group

“Tech Q&A Roundtable”
The Technology User Group is for sharing knowledge and learning about technology tools, media, apps and websites. Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Monday, June 28, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT
Genealogy Chat

Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another! Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society for meeting link, discussion and meeting reminders. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

South King County Genealogical Society Last Call For Judy Russell

LAST CALL FOR REGISTRATION –
DON’T MISS OUT! 

Join us for a fun and informative day with Judy Russell. We’ll have plenty of time for questions and answers between sessions and opportunities to win terrific door prizes throughout the day. 

ONLINE EVENT
Saturday, June 5, 2021
9:00am – 4:00pm PDT

$40 SKCGS Members/$50 Non-Members

Secure credit/debit card payment & online registration:
https://south-king-county-genealogical-society.square.site
OR
Download registration form, print and mail with check:
http://skcgs.org/seminar.html

South King County Genealogical Society is pleased to present guest speaker Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Seminar topics:
9:00AM “FINDING THE LAW”
10:45AM “WHERE THERE IS – OR ISN’T – A WILL”
1:00PM “ROGUES, RASCALS AND RAPSCALLIONS: THE FAMILY BLACK SHEEP”
2:30PM “DNA AND THE GOLDEN RULE: THE LAW AND ETHICS OF GENETIC GENEALOGY”

Full page flyer:
http://skcgs.org/graphics/Seminar-21.jpg

South King County Genealogical Society May Programs

ONLINE EVENT
Saturday, June 5, 2021
9:00am – 4:00pm PDT

$40 SKCGS Members/$50 Non-Members

Secure credit/debit card payment & online registration:
https://south-king-county-genealogical-society.square.site
OR
Download registration form, print and mail with check:
http://skcgs.org/seminar.html

South King County Genealogical Society is pleased to present guest speaker Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Seminar topics:
9:00AM “FINDING THE LAW”
10:45AM “WHERE THERE IS – OR ISN’T – A WILL”
1:00PM “ROGUES, RASCALS AND RAPSCALLIONS: THE FAMILY BLACK SHEEP”
2:30PM “DNA AND THE GOLDEN RULE: THE LAW AND ETHICS OF GENETIC GENEALOGY”

Full page flyer:
http://skcgs.org/graphics/Seminar-21.jpg

COME JOIN US FOR A FUN DAY WITH JUDY. WE’LL ALSO HAVE DOOR PRIZES!!

MAY 2021 MEETINGS & EVENTS

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

Monday, May 3, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT

Persons of Interest #Research Opportunity

Join us to help tackle the brick walls in your tree! Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Research-Group for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available. 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 6:30pm-8:30pm PT
Board Meeting

SKCGS Board Meeting. All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Directors may vote. Write to Board@skcgs.org for the meeting link.

Friday, May 7, 2021, 12:30pm-2:30pm PT
German Interest Group (EGS)
“From Pikeman to Pennsylvanian: Swiss Ancestral Origins”  presented by Claire Gebben

Visitors are always welcome and can request an invitation via Contact tab on the website no later than 2 days prior to the meeting: https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/

Monday, May 10, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT
Genetic Genealogy/DNA

This group is for genealogists who use DNA data as part of their research. Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 6pm-7pm PT
“Uncovering Community Stories from Railroad History” hosted by King County Library System

Presented by Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive in Burien in partnership with Newcastle Historical Society
Learn about our local Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive and the stories and treasures it holds. Access to railroad records can expose new dimensions to genealogy research, local history and communities. This presentation will get you started on learning more about railroad history in the Pacific Northwest.
Registration is required: https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/605e08ead8233a450061c85d
KCLS will send the Zoom link the day before the program

Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9:30am PT Social time, 10am-Noon Program
Annual Membership Meeting – election of officers followed by
“Finding WWI & WWII Ancestors Online” presented by KB Barcomb

There is an ever-growing multitude of WWI and WWII records and documents available online. Learn what they are, where they are, and how to use them. Most importantly, learn effective strategies for finding online content related to your WWI & WWII ancestors. This class is designed to benefit both advanced genealogists and those new to family history research. Visitors welcome! For meeting reminders and link, go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/society
This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Monday, May 17, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT
Technical User Group
“Using Evernote for Genealogy” presented by Carol Friedel

The Technology User Group is for sharing knowledge and learning about technology tools, media, apps and websites. Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Monday, May 24, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT
Genealogy Chat

Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another! Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society for meeting link, discussion and meeting reminders. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available. 

South King County Genealogical Society Newspaper Research

Extra! Extra! I found it in the Newspapers with South King County Genealogical Society at King County Library System online.

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Register: https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/606752361eedf0240080ec21 (if you registered last month, register again!)

Newspaper records include announcements, obituaries, anniversaries, legal notices, letters to the editor and social columns filled with personal news of the daily experiences and lives of your family and their neighbors. Learn to access a variety of historical newspapers to see your ancestors as part of a larger community.

Due to technical difficulties in March, we are pleased to re-present a program by Winona Laird of the South King County Genealogical Society.
All the best,

South King County Genealogical Society A Day with Judy Russell

LAWS, LEGACIES & LOSERS

A Day with Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist
VIRTUAL EVENT
Saturday, June 5, 2021
9:00am – 4:00pm PDT
$35 SKCGS Members / $45 Non-Members
Price goes up $5 after April 30, 2021

Secure credit card payment & online registration:
https://south-king-county-genealogical-society.square.site

OR Download registration form, print and mail with check:
http://skcgs.org/seminar.html

South King County Genealogical Society is pleased to present guest speaker Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL

Seminar topics:
9:00AM “FINDING THE LAW”
10:45AM “WHERE THERE IS – OR ISN’T – A WILL”
1:00PM “ROGUES, RASCALS AND RAPSCALLIONS: THE FAMILY BLACK SHEEP”
2:30PM “DNA AND THE GOLDEN RULE: THE LAW AND ETHICS OF GENETIC GENEALOGY”Full page flyer:
http://skcgs.org/graphics/Seminar-21.jpg

Meeting link and syllabus will be emailed the week of the seminar

COME JOIN US FOR A FUN DAY WITH JUDY. WE’LL ALSO HAVE DOOR PRIZES!! 

Tina Lawson

Publicity Team

So. King County Genealogical Society

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South King County Genealogical Society April Happenings

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Monday, April 12, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT
Genetic Genealogy/DNA

This month’s topic is Triangulation. Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Saturday, April 17, 2021, 9:30am PT Social time, 10am-Noon Program
General Meeting & Speaker
“Solving Genealogy Problems with Timelines” presented by Beth Foulk

When you create a personal timeline of an ancestor’s life, it is easy to see facts, relationships, and stories emerge that were never before apparent. Learn how to create a timeline and the many uses for them in genealogy research and analysis.

For meeting reminders and link, go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/society

This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Monday, April 19, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT
Technical User Group

The Technology User Group is for sharing knowledge and learning about technology tools, media, apps and websites.

Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 6pm-7:30pm PT
KCLS & SKCGS Presentation
“Extra! Extra! I found it in the Newspapers”

Presented by Winona Laird of South King County Genealogical Society (rescheduled from last month)
Newspaper records include announcements, obituaries, anniversaries, legal notices, letters to the editor, social columns filled with personal news of the daily experiences and lives of your family and their neighbors. Learn to access a variety of historical newspapers to see your ancestors as part of a larger community.

Register at: https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/606752361eedf0240080ec21
The library will send the Zoom link on the day of the event.

Monday, April 26, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT
Genealogy Chat

Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another! Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society for meeting link, discussion and meeting reminders. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

South King County Genealogical Society March Happenings

Saturday, March 6, 2021, 10am-noon PT
Family Tree Maker User Group

Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM. Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Monday, March 8, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT
Genetic Genealogy/DNA
“Case studies: From DNA matches to expanding the tree”
Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Monday, March 15, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT
Technical User Group

“Google Search, including Randy Majors’ AncestorSearch”
Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 6pm-7:30pm PT
KCLS & SKCGS Presentation
“Extra! Extra! I found it in the Newspapers,” presented by Winona Laird 
 Newspaper records include announcements, obituaries, anniversaries, legal notices, letters to the editor, social columns filled with personal news of the daily experiences and lives of your family and their neighbors. Learn to access a variety of historical newspapers to see your ancestors as part of a larger community.
Search for event at https://kcls.org and be sure to sign up when registration opens.

Saturday, March 20, 2021, 9:30am PT Social time, 10am-Noon Program
General Meeting & Speaker
“Irish Records Online at Findmypast and Ancestry,” presented by Steven W. Morrison
Most of us start our family history with what we’ve been able to collect at home. But, how does that line up with the historical records from the Emerald Isle? Explore and compare Irish records available on both Findmypast and Ancestry before paying for a subscription.
For meeting reminders and link, go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/society
This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Monday, March 22, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT
Genealogy Chat

Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another! Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society for meeting link, discussion and meeting reminders. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

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South King County Genealogical Society

Did you get a DNA test for Christmas? Even while waiting for your results to arrive, there is much you can do to make your test results useful to you as you research your family. We’ll begin with creating a profile, show you how to get started with your tree and where you can research for free! See what your “match list” looks like and how to start using that. There will be plenty of time for questions.

Presented by MaryLynn Strickland AND Valorie Zimmerman of the South King County Genealogical Society.

REGISTER: https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/601d78ab78553424005eb852

South King County Genealogical Society February happenings

Monday, February 1, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT
Persons of Interest #Research Opportunity
Join us to help tackle the brick walls in your tree! Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Research-Group for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 6:30pm-8:30pm PT
Board Meeting
SKCGS Board Meeting. All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Directors may vote. Write to Board@skcgs.org for the meeting link.

Friday, February 5, 2021, 12:30pm-2:30pm PT
German Interest Group (EGS
)
Topic is: “What’s in a Name: Going from Iowa back to Saxony”

How does someone locate an ancestral village when the original surname has evolved over time? Follow a near beginner as she builds upon clues discovered in ordinary documents and learn how taking some simple actions can be helpful in your family research. Presented by Beth Snyder. Visitors are always welcome and can request an invitation via Contact tab on the website no later than 2 days prior to the meeting: https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/

Saturday, February 6, 2021, 10am-noon PT
Family Tree Maker User Group
Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM. Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Monday, February 8, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT
Genetic Genealogy/DNA

Topic is: GEDmatch, the Free Tools
Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Monday, February 15, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT
Technical User Group

Topic is: All Things FamilySearch
Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Saturday, February 20, 2021, 9:30am PT Social time, 10am-Noon Program
General Meeting & Speaker

“Chronicling America: A Newspaper Site for Everyone” presented by Dana Palmer, CG, CGL
Using online search engines can be tricky! Learn techniques to find elusive ancestors in newspapers on Chronicling America. Basic and advanced search techniques will be discussed, including tricks for Fraktur type and diacritics. Locating newspapers in print, microfilm and repositories will be covered.
For meeting reminders and link, go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/society
This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

Monday, February 22, 2021, 1pm-3pm PT
Genealogy Chat

Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another! Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society for meeting link, discussion and meeting reminders. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, June 5, 2021
“LAWS, LEGACIES & LOSERS – A DAY WITH JUDY RUSSELL”

South King County Genealogical Society is pleased to announce a full-day virtual seminar with Judy Russell, a noted speaker, genealogist, and writer with a law degree. We hope you can join us for a fun and informative day. More details will be posted on our website at http://skcgs.org/seminar.html as updates become available.
Remember to mark your calendars and share the news with your friends.

South King County Genealogical Society Judy Russell Seminar

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, June 5, 2021

“LAWS, LEGACIES & LOSERS – A DAY WITH JUDY RUSSELL”

South King County Genealogical Society is pleased to announce a full-day virtual seminar with Judy Russell, a noted speaker, genealogist, and writer with a law degree. We hope you can join us for a fun and informative day. More details will be posted on our website at skcgs.org/seminar.html as updates become available.

Remember to mark your calendars and share the news with your friends.