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Brag and Bricks
Brag and Bricks  (Special Events)
Wednesday, December 2
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
To join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85773174624?pwd=eTNYYmJLZFh3V3dvV09pcXE0bVdldz09
 
Meeting ID: 857 7317 4624
Passcode: 217488
 
Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 
 
Facilitator: Sue Jensen


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


Tech Tuesdays
Tech Tuesdays  (Classes and Workshops)
Tuesday, December 8
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Follow this link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82205286601?pwd=SXp4THdBSExxbnZoMHFQZEVVVzZ6UT09
 
Passcode: 144819
 
Tech Tuesdays are back! In response to numerous requests, SGS is reinstituting Tech Tuesdays, the popular informal consult time on DNA, genealogy software and  genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcomed, especially those who are just starting.
 
These will occur virtually the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. No appointment necessary. No guarantee we can solve your problem, but we sure will try.
 
No meeting on December 22nd. 
 
Facilitator: Varies
 


Brag and Bricks
Brag and Bricks  (Special Events)
Wednesday, December 9
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
To join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85773174624?pwd=eTNYYmJLZFh3V3dvV09pcXE0bVdldz09
 
Meeting ID: 857 7317 4624
Passcode: 217488
 
Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 
 
Facilitator: Sue Jensen


Holiday Celebration
Holiday Celebration  (Special Events)
Saturday, December 12
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87016711331?pwd=cmpqT3FJRnlTV0ZDUnZPYXNjVkJsZz09
 
Meeting ID: 870 1671 1331
Passcode: 259608
 
Join us for our annual holiday gathering. 
 
Share your family recipes! Send your recipe to Sue Jensen, library@seagensoc.org. We will compile your recipes and share them on our web site and at our Holiday Party.  
 
Join in our genealogy trivia contest. Your facilitators each have five questions to stump you. Our top two winners will receive prizes.
 
Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 
 
Facilitators: Sue Jensen and Heidi Mair


December Board of Directors Meeting  (Special Events)
Monday, December 14
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Meeting via Zoom



Family Tree Maker Users Group
Family Tree Maker Users Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, January 9, 2021
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83226455943?pwd=am1TZ3U1VW5OSmNDK3VVTUVIdTFDdz09
Meeting ID: 832 2645 5943
Passcode: 751001
 
Learn and share tips and tricks for using Family Tree Maker 2017 by Software MacKiev . Want to join this SIG? Email operations@seagensoc.org. 
 
Chair: Rob Sexton


Second Saturday: From Church Archives to KGB Archives
Second Saturday: From Church Archives to KGB Archives  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, January 9, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89698704112?pwd=S2hyVUQ1NENaMUU3MmVnSHJvZFVLQT09
 
Meeting ID: 896 9870 4112
Passcode: 111807
 
We will be following in the footsteps of the Billigmeier family, who left the Pfalz region after the “Year Without a Summer” to immigrate to Russia in search of a better life. After years of peaceful prosperity in the Beresan (Odessa) area, the fate of two branches of the family diverged. One branch went to Bessarabia and then on to homestead in North Dakota. The branch that remained in the Odessa region had their farms seized and collectivized, suffered during the famine genocide, and finally faced arrest and execution. Some family members were exiled to Kyrgyzstan. The presentation blends historical events and the story of a specific family. It will also review the documents that were used to re-create the lives of this family, from church records to local histories to copies of KGB/NKVD files.
 
Speaker: Carolyn Schott
 
Carolyn Schott has researched her German ancestors for 20 years. She’s a founder of the Black Sea German Research Community, a former board member of the Germans from Russia Heritage Society, and author of the book, “Visiting Your Ancestral Town.”


January Board of Directors Meeting  (Special Events)
Monday, January 11, 2021
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Meeting via Zoom


Scandinavian Interest Group
Scandinavian Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Monday, January 11, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89333022809?pwd=dEo0eVVNTjBmb1hFM2JxbkNQWCtQQT09
 
Meeting ID: 893 3302 2809
Passcode: 837446
 
Share information and discuss Scandinavian ancestral research.
 
Chair: Karen Knudson


Tech Tuesdays
Tech Tuesdays  (Classes and Workshops)
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Follow this link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82205286601?pwd=SXp4THdBSExxbnZoMHFQZEVVVzZ6UT09
 
Passcode: 144819
 
Tech Tuesdays are back! In response to numerous requests, SGS is reinstituting Tech Tuesdays, the popular informal consult time on DNA, genealogy software and  genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcomed, especially those who are just starting.
 
These will occur virtually the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. No appointment necessary. No guarantee we can solve your problem, but we sure will try.
 
No meeting on December 22nd. 
 
Facilitator: Varies
 


MAC Computer Interest Group
MAC Computer Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
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-Chairs: Lisa Marker and Diane Hettrick


DNA Interest Group
DNA Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, January 30, 2021
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



DNA Workshop
DNA Workshop  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, February 7, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
To be included you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary Bright at SGSDNASIG@gmail.com to join. 
 
Chair: Cary Bright and Craig Gowens


February Board of Directors Meeting  (Special Events)
Monday, February 8, 2021
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm


Second Saturday: How Healthy is Your Family Tree: Discovering Health Issues
Second Saturday: How Healthy is Your Family Tree: Discovering Health Issues  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, February 13, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

 

An in-depth look at building a health genogram starting with a traditional genealogical pedigree chart.  Also covered are a basic overview of DNA, epigenetics and inheritance of health issues. Several physical and mental health issues are discussed in greater detail.

 
Speaker: Janice Lovelace, PhD.



DNA Workshop
DNA Workshop  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, March 7, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
To be included you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary Bright at SGSDNASIG@gmail.com to join. 
 
Chair: Cary Bright and Craig Gowens


March Board of Directors Meeting  (Special Events)
Monday, March 8, 2021
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm


MAC Computer Interest Group
MAC Computer Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
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-Chairs: Lisa Marker and Diane Hettrick


Second Saturday: Why They Left, Where They Went, and the Tales Their Journeys Can Reveal
Second Saturday: Why They Left, Where They Went, and the Tales Their Journeys Can Reveal  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, March 13, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Why did our ancestors leave their homes?  Why did they settle where they did?  Using unexpected records, social history, the law, and more, we'll discover the secrets our ancestors’ migrations can reveal as we track them from place to place, across the ocean, across the country, even across town! 
 
Speaker: Pam Vestal


DNA Interest Group
DNA Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, March 27, 2021
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
 
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



DNA Workshop
DNA Workshop  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, April 4, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
To be included you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary Bright at SGSDNASIG@gmail.com to join. 
 
Chair: Cary Bright and Craig Gowens


Second Saturday: Digging Up New Dirt – Unearthing the ‘Real’ New England Immigrant
Second Saturday: Digging Up New Dirt – Unearthing the ‘Real’ New England Immigrant  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, April 10, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Do you believe that family associations know everything about their early New England ancestors? Well, guess again! Learn what nuggets you can uncover by rediscovering original records. So with some surprising facts, sound analysis and a little historical context you may just uncover the real secret about your elusive ancestor.
 
Speaker: Steve Morrison


April Board of Directors Meeting  (Special Events)
Monday, April 12, 2021
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm


Scandinavian Interest Group
Scandinavian Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Monday, April 12, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89333022809?pwd=dEo0eVVNTjBmb1hFM2JxbkNQWCtQQT09
 
Meeting ID: 893 3302 2809
Passcode: 837446
 
Share information and discuss Scandinavian ancestral research.
 
Chair: Karen Knudson



DNA Workshop
DNA Workshop  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, May 2, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
To be included you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary Bright at SGSDNASIG@gmail.com to join. 
 
Chair: Cary Bright and Craig Gowens


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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May Board of Directors Meeting  (Special Events)
Monday, May 10, 2021
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm


MAC Computer Interest Group
MAC Computer Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
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-Chairs: Lisa Marker and Diane Hettrick


SGS 2021 Spring Seminar with Paul Milner
SGS 2021 Spring Seminar with Paul Milner  (Seminars)
Saturday, May 15, 2021
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
TBA
 
Paul Milner is a native of northern England, is a professional genealogist and internationally known lecturer with 30 years’ experience, specializing in British Isles research. Paul has been designing genealogy workshops, writing books,  and lecturing for over 35 years. He holds an advanced degree in Theology and is particularly knowledgeable about the church and its role in record keeping. As a genealogist he speaks on a variety of topics relating to research in the British Isles, migration to North America and research methodology. Read more about Paul
 
Watch for details!



DNA Workshop
DNA Workshop  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, June 6, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
To be included you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary Bright at SGSDNASIG@gmail.com to join. 
 
Chair: Cary Bright and Craig Gowens


June Board of Directors Meeting  (Special Events)
Monday, June 14, 2021
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm


DNA Interest Group
DNA Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, June 26, 2021
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
 
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



SGS 2021 Fall Seminar with Ari Wilkins
SGS 2021 Fall Seminar with Ari Wilkins  (Seminars)
Saturday, October 16, 2021
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
TBA
 

Ari Wilkins is a genealogist and library associate at Dallas Public Library, where she provides genealogy-programming education. She worked with the esteemed genealogist, Dr. James Rose, on his project, “Generations: The WPA Ex-Slave Narrative Database.” Ari has spoken nationally at the National Genealogical Society, Federation of Genealogical Societies, RootsTech, Texas State Genealogical Society, Ohio Genealogical Society, the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, American Library Association, and a multitude of local societies.

Ari has concentrated her interests in North Carolina and Louisiana research and specializes in African American genealogy and research. Learn about Ari's work with Black Genesis

 
Watch for details!