News Updates from the Seattle Genealogical Society

January 15, 2021

NOW ENROLLING!


Registration is now open for the next series of "Level I - Genealogy Basics & Beyond" with Valerie Lair. This small-group course includes seven 2-hour sessions, meeting weekly online. It covers how to successfully conduct research in census records, vital records, newspapers, city directories, churches, cemeteries, military records; using major online resources along with libraries and archives; and so much more. The course will challenge you in perfecting your genealogy skills.
 
The next series is scheduled to meet online March 9 - April 27, 2021, Tuesday evenings at 6:00 pm PT (8:00 pm CT). It is limited to five registrants. 

 


 YOUR CHANCE TO WEIGH IN ON
MOVING THE ARCHIVES

Here an excerpt from a press release from the Attorney General of Washington State, as well as a link to the rest of the release.  
 
SEATTLE —  "Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced he will host a remote  public meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, so the public can share their comments on plans by the federal government to sell Seattle’s National Archives building and move the records thousands of miles away.

The federal government did not hold any meetings of its own in the Pacific Northwest, and did not consult with state, local, or tribal leaders in the region prior to announcing its decision to sell the Archives facility.

One member of the Public Buildings Reform Board (PBRB) recently said the sale would allow the Archives building to “become a part of the community, as opposed to what it is today.”

The office will record the public comments and forward them to the PBRB. Ferguson will also formally invite the PBRB members to attend the remote public hearing. The public meeting will be held via Zoom from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 19, 2021."

For more info and the meeting link, visit: 
https://www.atg.wa.gov/news/news-releases/ag-ferguson-host-remote-public-comment-meeting-national-archives-facility-and?fbclid=IwAR1_4fF-pFXPs9LnQt0StVycvkorFojw1WNwsJOdoCe3LOKqNgg_Kn7SAug
  

SGS RECRUITING EFFORT

The Seattle Genealogical Society (SGS) Board of Directors is recruiting for the following positions for the Board of Directors for the fiscal year of 2021-2022: 
  • Operations 
  • Library 
  • Volunteers
  • Secretary* (A Bennett is willing to serve if no other candidate)
  • Membership* (C Schomaker is willing to serve if no other candidate)
  • Publications*  (We have editors for The Journal and eNews! )
  • Communications 
Anyone interested in serving in one of these positions is asked to fill out a Nomination Acceptance Form. Please contact the SGS Secretary by February 7, 2021  at secretary@seattlegenealogicalsociety.org for a form,  or if you have any questions. 

Candidates for the upcoming May 2021 election will be presented at the virtual March 13, 2021, Membership Meeting scheduled for 12:30 pm. See the SGS website for details : seagensoc.org 

 


* SAVE THE DATE *

COMING UP ARE TWO EXTRA SPECIAL
ONLINE EVENTS YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS




Presented by KCTS 9 - speakers will be:
Knute "Mossback" Berger of Crosscut,
Warren KingGeorge - Muckleshoot Oral Historian,
Dr Quintard Taylor - African American History in the American West specialist,
professors Margaret O'Mara and Dr Josephine Ensign

Free Event * RSVP required
Register here: 

https://crosscut.com/event/finding-your-roots-washington-old-growth-new-beginnings




YOU ARE INVITED TO THE 
2021 INTERNATIONAL
HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY EVENT 



Registration required.  This event is free to the public, or become an Event Patron, supporting the Holocaust Center for Humanity, by purchasing a Patron Ticket. 

https://www.classy.org/event/2021-international-holocaust-remembrance-day-event/e312327 

 

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

 
Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021, 10:00 am-11:00 am, Tech Tuesday (Virtual), back by popular demand, the informal consultation time on DNA, genealogy software, or genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcomed. No appointment necessary. Visit www.seagensoc.org Calendar of Events for the Zoom meeting link. 


Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Saturday, Jan 30, 2021,  10:00 am - 12:30 pm, SGS DNA Interest Group workshop , will be meeting via Zoom. To be included you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary Bright at SGSDNASIG@gmail.com to join. Link to be sent to the email group prior to the meeting along with the pdf handout.

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Saturday, Feb 6, 2021,  10:15 am - 12:15 pm, FamilySearch Interest Group with Lou Daly, Discover the many ways to use Family Tree and FamilySearch. At each meeting a different aspect of the website will be featured. There will be time for Q & A.  Want to join the mailing list? Email Lou: loudaly@nwlink.com

Sunday, Feb 7, 2021,  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, DNA Workshop, To be included you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary Bright at SGSDNASIG@gmail.com to join.  

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2021, 10:00 am-11:00 am, Tech Tuesday (Virtual), back by popular demand, the informal consultation time on DNA, genealogy software, or genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcomed. No appointment necessary. Visit www.seagensoc.org Calendar of Events for the Zoom meeting link.

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

Saturday, Feb 13, 2021,  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Second Saturday Series:"How Healthy is Your Family Tree: Discovering Health Issues", presenter will be Janice Lovelace

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021, 10:00 am-11:00 am, Tech Tuesday (Virtual), back by popular demand, the informal consultation time on DNA, genealogy software, or genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcomed. No appointment necessary. Visit www.seagensoc.org Calendar of Events for the Zoom meeting link.

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

 

 
NOT A MEMBER YET? JOIN NOW FOR 1 1/2 YEARS!
 
During the first quarter of 2021,  January 1st - March 31st, new members may join the Seattle Genealogical Society with a membership that extends through May 31, 2022. Obtain a year and a half of discounted class and event registration fees, free research requests, and access to exclusive SGS publications and databases. Dues are $60 individual, $75 dual. Read more...
 

 
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