Whitman County Gen Society Newsflash

The dedicated-but-small membership of the Whitman County Genealogical Society in Pullman, WA, just went on their annual “picnic.” This is really an annual outing and since I am a member I joined them this time. The group rendezvoused in Pullman early on a Friday morning and drove the 90 minutes southeast to the town of Pomeroy and a great lunch at the being-restored Pataha Flour Mill. Here are Mary, Janet, Marge and Luke at the entrance…. old vintage “stuff” was everywhere! (Monica and Don not shown.)

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Mary Simonsen Honored as Outstanding Volunteer in 2014

Since 2003, the Washington State Genealogical Society has recognized more than 400 outstanding volunteers, 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 weeks, you will be introduced to each of the 2014 award recipients and learn why they received the 2014 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award.

Today we’re introducing Mary Bybee Simonsen of Pullman, Washington, who was nominated by the Whitman County Genealogical Society (WCGS). She was recognized for her outstanding efforts in the identification and preservation of historical documents of importance and value to researchers interested in the Whitman County Area.

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Mary Simonsen

Since 1997, Ms. Simonsen has spent hundreds of hours volunteering for WCGS projects. She has worked on small projects such as transcribing vital records (birth, death, divorce, marriage), obituaries, and homestead patents as reported in the Pullman Herald and other newspapers. She has also worked on big projects, including transcribing the 1883, 1885, and 1887 Whitman County Territory censuses, and the 1890 Whitman County Veterans census. She also played a major role in the transcription of the 1910 Whitman County census.

Ms. Simonsen also assisted with the transcription of the Whitman County Death Register, and early marriage and probate records. She has indexed various publications not only for the WCGS, but also for the Whitman County Historical Society.

Ms. Simonsen’s dedication to enable the public to access these records demonstrated that she richly deserved this recognition in 2014.

For more information on the WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award program, visit the Recognition page of the WSGS website or contact Roxanne Lowe, Recognition Chair, at Roxanne@thekeeffes.com.

Whitman County Gen Soc News Flash!

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“Extra! Extra! I Found It In the Newspaper!”

Whitman County Genealogical Society (Pullman, Washington) is hosting a seminar featuring Janet Camarata and Winona Laird from Genealogy Training Center.

Winona will teach us how to access a variety of historical newspapers to see your ancestors as part of a larger community. 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. Winona has been doing genealogy for over 60 years. When she retired she became a Professional Genealogist. She is a member of Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, and Federation of Genealogy Societies. & “Timelines, Chronologies, and Collateral Lines”

Janet will show how to use a variety of methods to better understand the lives of our ancestors. One method is the use of timelines and/or chronologies to summarize a person’s life, demonstrate how lives interconnect, point out problems and areas for further research, and help in writing a memoir, family history or obituary. Janet is currently President of South King County Genealogical Society (SKCGS). She is a seminar presenter and trainer in genealogy societies across Washington and her specialties are Teaching and Lecturing on genealogy.

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015 Time: 09:00 am-12:30 pm Lunch: 12:30 pm-1:00 pm

Place: Holiday Inn Express meeting room, 1190 SE Bishop Blvd. Pullman WA (near the intersection of SE Klemgard St.)

Cost: Pre-Registration, by March 20: $30.00 and includes a taco bar lunch catered by Taco Del Mar Registration, after March 20 or at the door: $35.00 without lunch Morning refreshments will be provided.  If you have any questions or need more information contact President, Sue Kreikemeier at: aerocraft@completebbs.com or 509-635-1303

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REGISTRATION FORM:

Name: ___________________________________ Email: ___________________________________

Phone: _________________

Make checks payable to W.C.G.S and send to: WCGS, P.O. Box 393, Pullman, WA 99163 For planning purposes, please have pre-registrations in by March 20.

Whitman County genealogical Society March Seminar

Whitman County Genealogical Society

is hosting a seminar featuring

Janet Camarata and Winona Laird from Genealogy Training Center.

http://www.genealogyintodaysworld.com/about.html

Topics include:

Extra! Extra! I Found It In the Newspaper!”

Winona teaches how to access a variety of historical newspapers to see your ancestors as part of a larger community. 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.

Winona has been doing genealogy for over 60 years. When she retired she became a Professional Genealogist. She is a member of Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, and Federation of Genealogy Societies.

&

Timelines, Chronologies, and Collateral Lines”

Janet will show how to use a variety of methods to better understand the lives of our ancestors. One method is the use of timelines and/or chronologies to summarize a person’s life, demonstrate how lives interconnect, point out problems and areas for further research, and help in writing a memoir, family history or obituary.

Janet is currently President of South King County Genealogical Society (SKCGS). She is a seminar presenter and trainer in genealogy societies across Washington and her specialties are Teaching and Lecturing on genealogy.

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015

Time: 09:00 am-12:30 pm

Lunch: 12:30 pm-1:00 pm

Place: Holiday Inn Express meeting room, 1190 SE Bishop Blvd. Pullman WA

(near the intersection of SE Klemgard St.)

Cost: Pre-Registration, by March 20: $30.00 and includes a taco bar lunch catered by Taco Del Mar

Registration, after March 20 or at the door: $35.00 without lunch

Morning refreshments will be provided.

If you have any questions or need more information contact President,

Sue Kreikemeier at: aerocraft@completebbs.com or 509-635-1303

=======================================================================

REGISTRATION FORM:

Name: ___________________________________

Email: ______________________________________ or Phone: _________________

Make checks payable to W.C.G.S and send to: WCGS, P.O. Box 393, Pullman, WA 99163

For planning purposes, please have pre-registrations in by March 20.

Whitman County Genealogical Society March Seminar

Whitman County Genealogical Society

is hosting a seminar featuring

Janet Camarata and Winona Laird from Genealogy Training Center.

http://www.genealogyintodaysworld.com/about.html

Topics include:

Extra! Extra! I Found It In the Newspaper!”

Winona teaches how to access a variety of historical newspapers to see your ancestors as part of a larger community. 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.

Winona has been doing genealogy for over 60 years. When she retired she became a Professional Genealogist. She is a member of Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, and Federation of Genealogy Societies.

&

Timelines, Chronologies, and Collateral Lines”

Janet will show how to use a variety of methods to better understand the lives of our ancestors. One method is the use of timelines and/or chronologies to summarize a person’s life, demonstrate how lives interconnect, point out problems and areas for further research, and help in writing a memoir, family history or obituary.

Janet is currently President of South King County Genealogical Society (SKCGS). She is a seminar presenter and trainer in genealogy societies across Washington and her specialties are Teaching and Lecturing on genealogy.

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015

Time: 09:00 am-12:30 pm

Lunch: 12:30 pm-1:00 pm

Place: Holiday Inn Express meeting room, 1190 SE Bishop Blvd. Pullman WA

(near the intersection of SE Klemgard St.)

Cost: Pre-Registration, by March 20: $30.00 and includes a taco bar lunch catered by Taco Del Mar

Registration, after March 20 or at the door: $35.00 without lunch

Morning refreshments will be provided.

If you have any questions or need more information contact President,

Sue Kreikemeier at: aerocraft@completebbs.com or 509-635-1303

=======================================================================

REGISTRATION FORM:

Name: ___________________________________

Email: ____________________________________ or Phone: _______________

Make checks payable to W.C.G.S and send to: WCGS, P.O. Box 393, Pullman, WA 99163

For planning purposes, please have pre-registrations in by March 20.