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Women's History Month
Women's History Month  (Special Events)
Sunday, March 1 through Tuesday, March 31
March is Women's History Month
 
Read more about it: WHM website
 
Image Credit: Smithsonian Institution, Office of Communications & External Affairs


DNA Workshop
DNA Workshop  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, March 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, March 7
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


March Board of Directors Meeting  (Special Events)
Monday, March 9
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington


Using the The King County Court Cases Index (KC3I), 1881-1980 and other SGS Databases
Using the The King County Court Cases Index (KC3I), 1881-1980 and other SGS Databases  (Classes and Workshops)
Wednesday, March 11
10:15 am to 12:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Attendees will learn what these databases contain, and how to access them.  We will also talk about databases that are in process and will soon be online.
 
We'll do lookups to demonstrate the use of the each of the currently available databases as time permits, so bring requests if you have any.
 
Presenters: Reiley Kidd and Jess Ramey


MAC Computer Interest Group
MAC Computer Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, March 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
Family Tree Maker Users Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, March 14
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


Irish Week
Irish Week  (Elsewhere Around the Sound)
Saturday, March 14 through Sunday, March 15
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Seattle Center Armory
 
SGS will have a booth on both days. Want to volunteer? Contact volunteers@seattlegenealogicalsociety.org. 
 
 


Spring Membership Meeting  (Special Events)
Saturday, March 14
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington


Second Saturday: “Do You Trello and Kanban?”
Second Saturday: “Do You Trello and Kanban?”  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, March 14
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington

If you have lots of genealogy research projects in the hopper right now and don’t quite know how to get it all done, let Lori Lee show you how. Learn the basic concepts of Kanban workflow management and how the FREE web application Trello can help support you every day regardless of whether you’re just getting started or are an “old hat”. Discover how using these workflow visualization tools enable you to optimize the flow of your family research work and get more done. Kanban is a process taught around the world to businesses of all sizes. Now you can leverage its’ power in genealogy. Adding Trello to the mix makes it a party! Come see what is capturing the genealogy research world like a storm.
 
Speaker: Lori Lee Sauber


Family History Writers' Group
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Tuesday, March 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


Digging Deeper: Researching Women's History
Digging Deeper: Researching Women's History  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, March 21
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
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


Scandinavian Interest Group
Scandinavian Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, April 5
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


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
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/


April Board of Directors Meeting  (Special Events)
Monday, April 13
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington


Irish Interest Group
Irish Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, April 18
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Share information and discuss Irish ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth


German Interest Group
German Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, April 18
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Share information and discuss German ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth


Family History Writers' Group
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Tuesday, April 21
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
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
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
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Watch for details!
 
Speaker: Nancy Cordell, Ph.D.


May Board of Directors Meeting  (Special Events)
Monday, May 11
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington


MAC Computer Interest Group
MAC Computer Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, May 13
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


Deadline  for Women’s Suffrage Centennial Family History Writing Contest
Deadline for Women’s Suffrage Centennial Family History Writing Contest  (Special Events)
Friday, May 15
 
Share the story of your  female ancestor 100 or more years ago. Submit your story by May 15, 2020. Read our guidelines before submitting your story. Winners will be published in the Fall 2020 edition of our Journal of the Seattle Genealogical Society and our top three stories will be awarded:
  • ​First prize will be awarded $100
  • Second prize will be awarded $75
  • Third prize will be awarded $50
 


SGS 2020 Spring Seminar with Fritz Juengling
SGS 2020 Spring Seminar with Fritz Juengling  (Seminars)
Saturday, May 16
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
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


Memorial Day
Memorial Day  (Holiday Closures)
Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25
 
 


DNA Interest Group
DNA Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, May 30
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle
 
Quarterly meeting. Come early for the Beginner Session 9:30  - 10:00 am.
Note that this meeting takes place in the fellowship hall at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, see map.
An annual $5.00 contribution is collected at the door to fund rental of the space.
 
Chairs: Cary Bright and Herb McDaniel


Irish Interest Group
Irish Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, May 30
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Share information and discuss Irish ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth


German Interest Group
German Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, May 30
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Share information and discuss German ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth



FamilySearch Interest Group
FamilySearch Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, June 6
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


Digging Deeper: How I Discovered my Female Ancestor
Digging Deeper: How I Discovered my Female Ancestor  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, June 6
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
 
In this interactive workshop, panelists will share how they found their female ancestor, and lead a discussion on best practices and resources available to genealogists. Come with your story to share, a brick wall to solve or simply listen to the fascinating stories.
 
Level 4, Room 1 (Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room).
 
 
Panelists: Jill Morelli, Mahina Oshie, TBA
 
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/
 


DNA Workshop
DNA Workshop  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, June 7
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
Watch for details!
 
Chair: Cary Bright


June Board of Directors Meeting  (Special Events)
Monday, June 8
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington


June Membership Meeting  (Special Events)
Saturday, June 13
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington


Family History Writers' Group
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Tuesday, June 16
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


Irish Interest Group
Irish Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, June 20
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Share information and discuss Irish ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth


German Interest Group
German Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, June 20
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Share information and discuss German ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth



Independence Day
Independence Day  (Holiday Closures)
Saturday, July 4
 
 


Scandinavian Interest Group
Scandinavian Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, July 12
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



Women's Suffrage Centennial Celebration
Women's Suffrage Centennial Celebration  (Elsewhere Around the Sound)
Saturday, August 22
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Washington State Capitol
 
 
Join the Washington Women's Commission and the Washington State Historical Society for a day-long event at the State Capitol in Olympia featuring speakers, exhibits, vendors, music, parades and more!
 



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
Family Tree Maker Users Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, September 12
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


Irish Interest Group
Irish Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, September 19
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Share information and discuss Irish ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth


German Interest Group
German Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, September 19
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
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
Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle
 
Quarterly meeting. Come early for the Beginner Session 9:30  - 10:00 am.
Note that this meeting takes place in the fellowship hall at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, see map.
An annual $5.00 contribution is collected at the door to fund rental of the space.
 
Chairs: Cary Bright and Herb McDaniel



10th Anniversary DNA Interest Group Conference
10th Anniversary DNA Interest Group Conference  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, October 3
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
Conference for all members. Speakers TBD. Watch for details!
 
Chair: Cary Bright


DNA Workshop
DNA Workshop  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, October 4
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
Watch for details!
 
Chair: Cary Bright