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Level I-Genealogy Basics and Beyond
Level I-Genealogy Basics and Beyond  (Online Classes)
Tuesday, July 7 through Tuesday, August 18
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online class
 
The Level I-Genealogy Basics and Beyond course is suitable for everyone and 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. Online class meets on Tuesday evenings on July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4, 11, 18
 
 
Instructor: Valerie Lair



Family History Writers' Group
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Tuesday, August 18
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
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


The Suffrage Special Whistle Stop Tour Video Series
The Suffrage Special Whistle Stop Tour Video Series  (Elsewhere Around the Sound)
Wednesday, August 19 through Wednesday, August 26
Online event
 
This eight-episode video series explores our state’s connections to the larger national history of women’s suffrage, and honors Washington’s women changemakers who led the way then as well as those who continue to do so today. It is thematically based on the real life 1909 “Suffrage Special” train which carried local and national suffragists across the country and through Washington State from Spokane to Seattle in support of women’s fight for the vote.

Ride along with the Suffrage Special Whistle Stop Tour! Watch for daily segments from August 19-26 on the Historical Society and Votes for Women Suffrage Centennial Facebook pages. https://www.facebook.com/suffrage100wa/




Learn how to use Zoom
Learn how to use Zoom  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, September 5
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
Want to attend our events this Fall but haven't tried Zoom yet?
 
You can download Zoom following this easy online tutorial. Then join us for a short meeting to learn tips on how to attend meetings using Zoom. If you have any difficulty downloading Zoom, email education@seagensoc.org for assistance. 
 
 


SGS Centennial Planning Meeting
SGS Centennial Planning Meeting  (Special Events)
Saturday, September 5
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
Join us on Saturday, September 5th for our second planning session to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Seattle Genealogical Society. 
 
On October 18, 1923, Alexander Craig Dermond, Eleanor M. Freeman, Elizabeth A. Hubbart, Susan M. Keppel, Lida R. McKercher, Harry Denton Moore, Alice V. Robinson, and George E. Tilton founded SGS. Their purpose was to form an active genealogical society and to begin a library collection available for Pacific Northwest researchers. Read more about the history and founding of SGS here
 
We will continue discussing ways to commemorate this important milestone. 
 


DNA Workshop
DNA Workshop  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, September 6
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
Watch for details!
 
Chairs: Cary Bright and Craig Gowens


Labor Day
Labor Day  (Holiday Closures)
Monday, September 7
 
 


MAC Computer Interest Group
MAC Computer Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, September 9
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 - CANCELED
Family Tree Maker Users Group - CANCELED  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, September 12
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
 
Learn and share tips and tricks for using Family Tree Maker 2017 by Software MacKiev .
 
Chair: Reiley Kidd


Second Saturday: House Histories - The Intersection of Architecture and Genealogy
Second Saturday: House Histories - The Intersection of Architecture and Genealogy  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, September 12
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Follow this link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86862146120?pwd=bHVpU1FtMHA0MWJzRUJwbWxsaUMxUT09

Considering doing a history of your house? First consider what is your goal? There are three things to consider--documents, architecture and the neighborhood. We will cover all 3 in this unique presentation by an architect/genealogist. While each county is different, we will explore the methodology, using King County, Washington, as our case study.
 
Speaker: Jill Morelli


Family History Writers' Group
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Tuesday, September 15
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
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


Irish Interest Group - CANCELED
Irish Interest Group - CANCELED  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, September 19
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
 
Share information and discuss Irish ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth


German Interest Group - CANCELED
German Interest Group - CANCELED  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, September 19
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
Share information and discuss German ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth


DNA Interest Group
DNA Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, September 26
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
SGS DNA Interest Group Workshop is 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 with the pdf handout
 
 
Chairs: Cary Bright and Craig Gowens


Virtual Cemetery Tour
Virtual Cemetery Tour  (Classes and Workshops)
Sunday, September 27 through Sunday, September 27
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
Back by popular demand - watch for details! 
 
Presenters: Lisa Oberg and Amber Brock
 



FamilySearch Interest Group
FamilySearch Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, October 3
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
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


SGS Centennial Planning Meeting
SGS Centennial Planning Meeting  (Special Events)
Saturday, October 3
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
Join us on Saturday, October 3rd for another planning session to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Seattle Genealogical Society. 
 
On October 18, 1923, Alexander Craig Dermond, Eleanor M. Freeman, Elizabeth A. Hubbart, Susan M. Keppel, Lida R. McKercher, Harry Denton Moore, Alice V. Robinson, and George E. Tilton founded SGS. Their purpose was to form an active genealogical society and to begin a library collection available for Pacific Northwest researchers. Read more about the history and founding of SGS here
 
We will continue discussing ways to commemorate this important milestone. 
 


DNA Workshop
DNA Workshop  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, October 4
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
Watch for details!
 
Chair: Cary Bright


Second Saturday: Did My Ancestors Really Pay For The Mayflower Voyage?
Second Saturday: Did My Ancestors Really Pay For The Mayflower Voyage?  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, October 10
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom

While researching her English ancestral roots, Lori Lee kept seeing non-specific references to her family being among a group who provided the capital for the Mayflower voyage...but is it true? Perhaps you also have a Mayflower family legend you wish to research during the 400th Mayflower Commemoration year? Join Lori Lee as she defines a topical research plan you can follow then identifies whether her family legend is factual or a myth propagated through the years.
 
Speaker: Lori Lee Sauber


Scandinavian Interest Group
Scandinavian Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, October 11
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
Share information and discuss Scandinavian ancestral research.
 
Chair: Karen Knudson


SGS 2020 Fall Seminar with Blaine Bettinger
SGS 2020 Fall Seminar with Blaine Bettinger  (Seminars)
Saturday, October 17
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
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.
 
Watch for registration information!


Family History Writers' Group
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Tuesday, October 20
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
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


Irish Interest Group - CANCELED
Irish Interest Group - CANCELED  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, October 24
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
 
Share information and discuss Irish ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth


German Interest Group - CANCELED
German Interest Group - CANCELED  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, October 24
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
Share information and discuss German ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth



DNA Workshop
DNA Workshop  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, November 1
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
Watch for details!
 
Chair: Cary Bright


FamilySearch Interest Group
FamilySearch Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, November 7
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
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


Digging Deeper: Researching Women's History
Digging Deeper: Researching Women's History  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, November 7
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
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. This workshop is aimed at learning how archives are arranged in order to locate information when researching women's history. 
 
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/
 


Mayflower 400
Mayflower 400  (Special Events)
Wednesday, November 11
 
 
400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower in Plymouth, MA
 
 


MAC Computer Interest Group
MAC Computer Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, November 11
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 - CANCELED
Family Tree Maker Users Group - CANCELED  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, November 14
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
 
Learn and share tips and tricks for using Family Tree Maker 2017 by Software MacKiev .
 
Chair: Reiley Kidd


Second Saturday: For the Record: Memoir, Oral History, and Writing Family Stories
Second Saturday: For the Record: Memoir, Oral History, and Writing Family Stories  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, November 14
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom

Your life and family stories comprise an important legacy, but writing them down gets complicated with decisions– which format to choose (memoir? autobiography? genealogical narrative?), what to include, what to leave out, and more. In “For the Record,” author and archivist Claire Gebben leads participants through exercises and strategies for writing about the past, especially in the creation of memoir. This session guides you to the art, and heart of telling your story.
 
Speaker: Claire Gebben 


Family History Writers' Group
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Tuesday, November 17
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
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


Irish Interest Group - CANCELED
Irish Interest Group - CANCELED  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, November 21
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
 
Share information and discuss Irish ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth


German Interest Group - CANCELED
German Interest Group - CANCELED  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, November 21
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
Share information and discuss German ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth



FamilySearch Interest Group
FamilySearch Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, December 5
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
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


Holiday Celebration
Holiday Celebration  (Special Events)
Saturday, December 12
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom

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Second Saturday: To be announced
Second Saturday: To be announced  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, January 9, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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Second Saturday: To be announced
Second Saturday: To be announced  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, February 13, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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Second Saturday: To be announced
Second Saturday: To be announced  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, March 13, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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Second Saturday: To be announced
Second Saturday: To be announced  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, April 10, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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Second Saturday: To be announced
Second Saturday: To be announced  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, May 8, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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