News Updates from the Seattle Genealogical Society

February 28, 2021

SIGN UP BY MARCH 1st

 
Last chance to register for the upcoming series "Level I - Genealogy Basics & Beyond" with Valerie Lair! The small-group course includes seven two-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 class will meet online March 9 - April 27, 2021, Tuesday evenings at 6:00 pm PT (8:00 pm CT). It is limited to just five participants, so sign up now to secure your place in the class.
 


LOOK WHAT'S HAPPENING MARCH 13th

Mark your calendar. There are three SGS activities happening on Saturday, March 13, 2021. 

At 10:15 am PST, the Family Tree Maker SIG meets online via Zoom. Rob Sexton is the chairperson. If you are not yet a member, but are interested in joining this group whose focus is learning and sharing tips and tricks for using Family Tree Maker 2017 by Software MacKiev, send an email to Rob at operations@seattlegenealogicalsociety.org

The SGS General Membership Meeting is scheduled to start at 12:00 pm PST. SGS members, please plan to attend. There are important items on the agenda: nominations for the SGS board and the election, possible digitization of some materials owned by the SGS Library, and possible relocation of the SGS Library. 

After the SGS Membership Meeting, starting at 1:00 pm PST,  Pam Vestal will give this month's Second Saturday Series presentation, "Why They Left, Where They Went, and the Tales Their Journeys Can Reveal". Come learn:
  • Why did our ancestors leave their homes?  
  • Why did they settle where they did?  
  • What secrets about them might their migration paths reveal.
Sounds like a good one! 

As usual, the Zoom meeting id for any of these online events can be found on the SGS website Calendar of Events. 
 
 
* SAVE THE DATE *

The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society, 
"Research Like a Pro" virtual seminar,
April 24, 2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT


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

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

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


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

Don't miss the "Early Bird Special" price. To learn more about this event, sign up for the conference newsletter on their website:

https://iggp.org
 
SGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 
* In consideration of COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, the SGS Library is closed until further notice and SGS in-person events have been replaced with online events.
** Go to the SGS Website Calendar of Events for the meeting links and for any last minute updates or changes to the schedule.  
 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

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

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

Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm, MAC SIG Interest Group (Virtual), Jointly sponsored by SGS and Fiske, this group meets every other month from October through June on the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Meetings address topics and resources helpful for those using MacIntosh (Apple) computers and the Reunion program in their genealogy research.
 
The link to logon will be sent to the MAC SIG email list. People wishing to attend should email dhettrick@earthlink.net to be added to the mailing list. Co-chaired by Lisa Marker and Diane Hettrick

Saturday, March 13, 2021, 10:15 am - 12:00 pm, Family Tree Maker (FTM), chaired by Rob Sexton, Learn and share tips and tricks for using Family Tree Maker 2017 by Software MacKiev . Want to join this SIG? Email operations@seattlegenealogicalsociety.org 


Saturday, March 13, 2021,  12:00 pm - 12:50 pm, SGS Membership Meeting - Virtual, The March SGS Membership meeting is the time that the Board presents the slate of nominees for Board positions in preparation for the May election.  We expect to have some open positions, so remember that nominations may be made by the membership at any time, including at this meeting.

In addition, there are two major interconnected projects underway we will discuss.  First, we are working to reduce the physical size of our library, part of which is a plan to move large parts of it online to facilitate access by SGS members and the genealogy community at large.  Second, as mentioned at earlier meetings, our lease runs out this year and we have been looking for a new location.  We will be providing information about both of these topics and asking for feedback from the membership.


Saturday, March 13, 2021,  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Second Saturday Series:"Why They Left, Where They Went, and the Tales Their Journeys Can Reveal", presenter will be Pam Vestal

Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 am, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

Tuesday, March 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, March 24, 2021, 10:00 am-11:30 pm, Brags & Bricks Social Interest Group (Virtual),  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges, or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 

 
Saturday, March 27, 2021,  10:00 am - 12:30 pm, DNA Interest Group, with Cary Bright & Craig Gowens, 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 with the pdf handou
 
 
 
TIP OF THE WEEK -
 WYOMING DIGITAL NEWSPAPER COLLECTION
 
Have Wyoming ancestors? The site www.wyomingnewspapers.org currently contains over 134,000 issues of historical and archived Wyoming newspapers with issues dating from 1849-1922. The database is searchable and use of the site is free to the public. It is a service of the Colorado & Wyoming State Libraries and the University of Wyoming, and it is partially funded through grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 
 
 

 

 
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