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Second Saturday: Holiday Gathering
Second Saturday: Holiday Gathering  (Special Events)
Saturday, December 14
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Bring your favorite cookies and genealogical gems to share!


Family History Writers' Group
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Tuesday, December 17
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Create your family history and share with others in an effort to improve your writing. Please note: the Writers' Group is at the
maximum number of participants and are not currently accepting any new members. 
 
Group Contact: Gail Stevens


Winter Holiday
Winter Holiday  (Holiday Closures)
Saturday, December 21 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020
 
The Seattle Genealogical Society is closed for the Winter Break.



Women's Suffrage in your Family History
Women's Suffrage in your Family History  (Special Events)
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
 
Throughout 2020, the Seattle Genealogical Society will commemorate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage with educational events including lectures, workshops, articles, a resource guide and an exhibit in our library. What were your grandmothers' or great-grandmothers' lives like a century ago? Join us on a path of exploration. Learn to access and use genealogical tools and techniques to successfully discover your female ancestors and write their storiesThrough genealogy and family history, learn about the expanding civic role of women, explore the changes in women’s lives and that of their families and communities culminating in the passage of the 19th Amendment. In the Fall of 2020, SGS plans to publish a special edition of our Journal of the Seattle Genealogical Society with articles describing the changing roles of women’s lives from 1880 – 1920, especially in Washington state.  
 
We hope to hear the stories of your female ancestors - whether they resided in Washington state or elsewhere. If your are interested in sharing a story, photo or a genealogical gem, or wish to volunteer,  please contact Heidi Mair, Director of Volunteers (volunteers@seattlegenealogicalsociety.org). 
 
We thank the Washington State Historical Society for their grant in support of our project.  For more information, see https://www.suffrage100wa.com/


FamilySearch Interest Group
FamilySearch Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, January 4, 2020
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
Discover the many ways to use Family Tree and FamilySearch on familysearch.org.(link is external)We will feature a different aspect of the website every meeting. There will be time for Q & A.  
 
Chair: Lou Daly


MAC Computer Interest Group
MAC Computer Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fiske Genealogical Library, 1644 43rd Ave E, Madison Park, Seattle
 
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. at the Fiske Genealogical Library. Meetings are open to the public and address topics and resources helpful for those using MacIntosh (Apple) computers and the Reunion program in their genealogy research.
 
Co-Chairs: Lisa Marker and Diane Hettrick


Family Tree Maker Users Group
Family Tree Maker Users Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, January 11, 2020
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
Learn and share tips and tricks for using Family Tree Maker 2017 by Software MacKiev .
 
Chair: Reiley Kidd


Second Saturday: “Fraktur und Fremdwörter*: Hacks for Reading Foreign Books & Newspapers
Second Saturday: “Fraktur und Fremdwörter*: Hacks for Reading Foreign Books & Newspapers  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, January 11, 2020
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Watch for details!
 
Speaker: Mary Roddy


Scandinavian Interest Group
Scandinavian Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, January 12, 2020
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Share information and discuss Scandinavian ancestral research.
 
Chair: Karen Knudson


Family History Writers' Group
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Create your family history and share with others in an effort to improve your writing. Please note: the Writers' Group is at the
maximum number of participants and are not currently accepting any new members. 
 
Group Contact: Gail Stevens



FamilySearch Interest Group
FamilySearch Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, February 8, 2020
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
Discover the many ways to use Family Tree and FamilySearch on familysearch.org.(link is external)We will feature a different aspect of the website every meeting. There will be time for Q & A.  
 
Chair: Lou Daly


Second Saturday: “The Price of Love: American Women, the Cable Act and Lost Citizenship”
Second Saturday: “The Price of Love: American Women, the Cable Act and Lost Citizenship”  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, February 8, 2020
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
American women proselytized and protested for more than 70 years to finally win the right to vote. And yet, the victory wasn't complete with the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. In this session, we'll explore the rights of women from the founding of America's colonies to the turmoil of the suffrage era in the 20th century and beyond. We'll also delve into various laws that have affected the rights of your female ancestors.
 
Speaker: Lisa Oberg
 
This lecture is part of the Seattle Genealogical Society's lecture and workshop series: Women's Suffrage in your Family History. We thank the Washington State Historical Society for their grant in support of our project. For more information, see https://www.suffrage100wa.com/


Family History Writers' Group
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Create your family history and share with others in an effort to improve your writing. Please note: the Writers' Group is at the
maximum number of participants and are not currently accepting any new members. 
 
Group Contact: Gail Stevens



FamilySearch Interest Group
FamilySearch Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, March 7, 2020
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
Discover the many ways to use Family Tree and FamilySearch on familysearch.org.(link is external)We will feature a different aspect of the website every meeting. There will be time for Q & A.  
 
Chair: Lou Daly


MAC Computer Interest Group
MAC Computer Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fiske Genealogical Library, 1644 43rd Ave E, Madison Park, Seattle
 
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. at the Fiske Genealogical Library. Meetings are open to the public and address topics and resources helpful for those using MacIntosh (Apple) computers and the Reunion program in their genealogy research.
 
Co-Chairs: Lisa Marker and Diane Hettrick


Family Tree Maker Users Group
Family Tree Maker Users Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, March 14, 2020
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
Learn and share tips and tricks for using Family Tree Maker 2017 by Software MacKiev .
 
Chair: Reiley Kidd


Second Saturday: “Do You Trello and Kanban?”
Second Saturday: “Do You Trello and Kanban?”  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, March 14, 2020
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Watch for details!
 
Speaker: Lori Lee Sauber


Family History Writers' Group
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Create your family history and share with others in an effort to improve your writing. Please note: the Writers' Group is at the
maximum number of participants and are not currently accepting any new members. 
 
Group Contact: Gail Stevens


Digging Deeper: Researching Women's History
Digging Deeper: Researching Women's History  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, March 21, 2020
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Special Collections Classroom, Room B069, Allen Library, University of Washington
 
Beyond census records and vital records, a wealth of information can be found about the experiences of our female ancestors in archives and other special collections. Join us for a hands-on workshop to learn how archives are arranged and locate information which might be of interest to you when researching women's history.
 
Parking on the UW campus is free on the date of our workshop. Attendees will meet at the Allen Library breezeway since the library is officially closed for spring break. https://www.washington.edu/maps/#!/alb 
 
Maximum attendees: 25
Although this event is free, it requires advance registration. Please register by following this link: https://forms.gle/oB5wU5Lv6wLsjw8p8
 
Presenter: Lisa Oberg
Lisa is the Associate Director and the History of Science and Medicine Curator for Special Collections in the UW Libraries. 
 
This workshop is part of the Seattle Genealogical Society's lecture and workshop series: Women's Suffrage in your Family History. We thank the Washington State Historical Society for their grant in support of our project. For more information, see https://www.suffrage100wa.com/
 



FamilySearch Interest Group
FamilySearch Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, April 4, 2020
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
Discover the many ways to use Family Tree and FamilySearch on familysearch.org.(link is external)We will feature a different aspect of the website every meeting. There will be time for Q & A.  
 
Chair: Lou Daly


Second Saturday: “1890-1920 – The Progressive Era and Women’s Rights”
Second Saturday: “1890-1920 – The Progressive Era and Women’s Rights”  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, April 11, 2020
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
A wide range of social movements arose across the U.S. from 1890 - 1920, a period known as the Progressive Era. Progressive reformers sought to end political corruption, improve the lives of individuals and increase government intervention to protect citizens. How did the Progressive Era impact women in their communities, including your ancestors?
 
The women's suffrage movement was part of this wave of Progressive Era reforms culminating in the passage of the 19th Amendment on August 18th, 1920. And prominent suffragettes led progressive-era causes that impacted women. Discover the fascinating lives and accomplishments of Jane Addams, Nellie Bly and Ida B. Wells-Barnett as well as local leaders Emma Smith DeVoe, Abigail Scott Duniway, Alice Lord and others. 
 
Speaker: Heidi Mair
 
This lecture is part of the Seattle Genealogical Society's lecture and workshop series: Women's Suffrage in your Family History. We thank the Washington State Historical Society for their grant in support of our project. For more information, see https://www.suffrage100wa.com/


Family History Writers' Group
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Create your family history and share with others in an effort to improve your writing. Please note: the Writers' Group is at the
maximum number of participants and are not currently accepting any new members. 
 
Group Contact: Gail Stevens



FamilySearch Interest Group
FamilySearch Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, May 2, 2020
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
Discover the many ways to use Family Tree and FamilySearch on familysearch.org.(link is external)We will feature a different aspect of the website every meeting. There will be time for Q & A.  
 
Chair: Lou Daly


Family Tree Maker Users Group
Family Tree Maker Users Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, May 9, 2020
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
Learn and share tips and tricks for using Family Tree Maker 2017 by Software MacKiev .
 
Chair: Reiley Kidd


Second Saturday: “Surprise! Surprise! The Things You Might Find Out Through DNA Testing”
Second Saturday: “Surprise! Surprise! The Things You Might Find Out Through DNA Testing”  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, May 9, 2020
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Watch for details!
 
Speaker: Nancy Cordell, Ph.D.


MAC Computer Interest Group
MAC Computer Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fiske Genealogical Library, 1644 43rd Ave E, Madison Park, Seattle
 
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. at the Fiske Genealogical Library. Meetings are open to the public and address topics and resources helpful for those using MacIntosh (Apple) computers and the Reunion program in their genealogy research.
 
Co-Chairs: Lisa Marker and Diane Hettrick


SGS 2020 Spring Seminar with Fritz Juengling
SGS 2020 Spring Seminar with Fritz Juengling  (Seminars)
Saturday, May 16, 2020
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fairview Christian School, 844 NE 78th St, Seattle
 
Dr. Juengling holds a Master's and Doctorate in German Philology with minors in both English and Linguistics. Philology is a highly specialized field of study, combining languages, linguistics, paleography and history. He is an Accredited Genealogist for Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden. Fritz is the German, Dutch and Scandinavian Research Specialist at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and speaks widely at genealogical conferences and seminars. 
 
Please note: the SGS Library is closed during the seminar so our dedicated volunteers can attend.
 
Watch for registration information!


Family History Writers' Group
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Create your family history and share with others in an effort to improve your writing. Please note: the Writers' Group is at the
maximum number of participants and are not currently accepting any new members. 
 
Group Contact: Gail Stevens



FamilySearch Interest Group
FamilySearch Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, June 6, 2020
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
Discover the many ways to use Family Tree and FamilySearch on familysearch.org.(link is external)We will feature a different aspect of the website every meeting. There will be time for Q & A.  
 
Chair: Lou Daly


Family History Writers' Group
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Create your family history and share with others in an effort to improve your writing. Please note: the Writers' Group is at the
maximum number of participants and are not currently accepting any new members. 
 
Group Contact: Gail Stevens



MAC Computer Interest Group
MAC Computer Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fiske Genealogical Library, 1644 43rd Ave E, Madison Park, Seattle
 
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. at the Fiske Genealogical Library. Meetings are open to the public and address topics and resources helpful for those using MacIntosh (Apple) computers and the Reunion program in their genealogy research.
 
Co-Chairs: Lisa Marker and Diane Hettrick


Family Tree Maker Users Group
Family Tree Maker Users Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, September 12, 2020
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
Learn and share tips and tricks for using Family Tree Maker 2017 by Software MacKiev .
 
Chair: Reiley Kidd



SGS 2020 Fall Seminar with Blaine Bettinger
SGS 2020 Fall Seminar with Blaine Bettinger  (Seminars)
Saturday, October 17, 2020
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fairview Christian School, 844 NE 78th St, Seattle
 
Dr. Blaine Bettinger is a professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence. He is the author of the popular blog, The Genetic Genealogist  and frequently gives presentations and webinars to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry.
 
Please note: the SGS Library is closed during the seminar so our dedicated volunteers can attend.
 
Watch for registration information!



MAC Computer Interest Group
MAC Computer Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fiske Genealogical Library, 1644 43rd Ave E, Madison Park, Seattle
 
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. at the Fiske Genealogical Library. Meetings are open to the public and address topics and resources helpful for those using MacIntosh (Apple) computers and the Reunion program in their genealogy research.
 
Co-Chairs: Lisa Marker and Diane Hettrick


Family Tree Maker Users Group
Family Tree Maker Users Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, November 14, 2020
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
Learn and share tips and tricks for using Family Tree Maker 2017 by Software MacKiev .
 
Chair: Reiley Kidd