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Fiske Genealogical Library Classes (Free!)
Fiske Genealogical Library Classes (Free!)  (Elsewhere Around the Sound)
Wednesday, February 1
10:00 am to 11:59 am
 
The Fiske Genealogical Library continues its fall virtual classes in October. All classes will be by video meeting. All classes are Wednesdays, 10-noon, unless otherwise noted on their schedule.
 
“Latin 101--Deciphering Catholic Parish Records,” with Mary Kircher Roddy
 
A complete schedule of classes as well as links to the meetings and class notes are on their website, http://fiskelibrary.org/. Class Notes are posted the day before class is held and removed the day after.


FamilySearch SIG
FamilySearch SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, February 4
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
Discover the many ways to use the FamilySearch website in your research.
 
We will feature a different aspect of the website every meeting. There will be time for Q & A.  Want to join the mailing list? Email Lou: loudaly@nwlink.com
 
Chair: Lou Daly
 
 
 


DNA Workshop
DNA Workshop  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, February 5
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
To participate 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
 


Brags and Bricks
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
Monday, February 6
10:00 am to 11:30 am
 
Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges or just come to chat with other genealogists. 
 
Meets weekly unless otherwise noted. Zoom meeting opens about 10 minutes early with a waiting room. Please be patient.
 
Facilitator: Varies 
Contact Education@seagensoc.org to receive weekly email reminders.
 
Join Zoom Meeting, click here.
 
Meeting ID: 867 5985 7386
Passcode: 803596
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay


Irish SIG--In-Person
Irish SIG--In-Person  (Special Interest Groups)
Tuesday, February 7
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, Good Shepherd Center
 
Feel free to bring a lunch/snack/beverage. The library has a microwave and drinks are allowed. We will visit informally from noon to 1pm and will have the opportunity to work on research and/or collaborate from 1-3pm.
 
If you want to keep informed of the groups activities between meetings, email Susan McKee at SFMcKee@yahoo.com to be added to the Irish SIG mailing list.
 
Facilitators: Susan McKee and Jim Ryan


Fiske Genealogical Library Classes (Free!)
Fiske Genealogical Library Classes (Free!)  (Elsewhere Around the Sound)
Wednesday, February 8
10:00 am to 11:59 am
 
The Fiske Genealogical Library continues its fall virtual classes in October. All classes will be by video meeting. All classes are Wednesdays, 10-noon, unless otherwise noted on their schedule.
 
“Precarious Lives of Free Blacks Pre-1865,” with Janice Lovelace
 
A complete schedule of classes as well as links to the meetings and class notes are on their website, http://fiskelibrary.org/. Class Notes are posted the day before class is held and removed the day after.


Irish SIG
Irish SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, February 11
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom
THIS MONTH ONLY, ONE WEEK EARLIER THAN USUAL
Share information and discuss Irish ancestral research.
 
You only need to register once for all Irish SIG meetings January through May 2023.  After registering, you will also receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Keep this email; it may be the only link you get.  If you forget to register in advance or misplace the email with the link, don't worry.  Register again. You will be able to join the meeting immediately from the registration window.
 
If you want to keep informed of the groups activities between meetings, email Susan McKee at SFMcKee@yahoo.com to be added to the Irish SIG mailing list.
 
Facilitators: Susan McKee and Jim Ryan
 
Image by Siggy Nowak from Pixabay


Second Saturday: Black Miners in the Western U.S. (Virtual)
Second Saturday: Black Miners in the Western U.S. (Virtual)  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, February 11
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
 
Black Miners in the Western U.S. with Janice Lovelace
The discovery of gold and later coal in the mid-19th century drew thousands, including African Americans, to the West Coast. Where did they go and what was life like for these Black men and women? What records can researchers find of their lives? In keeping with our centennial celebration, join us to hear the little-known story of the Black families who moved west to mine coal and other minerals.
 
To participate via Zoom, please click here to register in advance for the virtual meeting.
After registering, you will be able to join the meeting immediately from the registration window.  You will also receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
Speaker: Janice Lovelace, Ph.D., a genealogical researcher and lecturer, is an instructor at the Midwest African American Genealogical Institute (MAAGI) and author of the National Genealogical Society’s online continuing education course African American Roots: A Historical Perspective. She presents on DNA, ethnic minority genealogy, and research methodology.
 
To make a $5.00 donation for a program you enjoyed or plan to attend, click here:ZZZZZ


Brags and Bricks
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
Monday, February 13
10:00 am to 11:30 am
 
Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges or just come to chat with other genealogists. 
 
Meets weekly unless otherwise noted. Zoom meeting opens about 10 minutes early with a waiting room. Please be patient.
 
Facilitator: Varies 
Contact Education@seagensoc.org to receive weekly email reminders.
 
Join Zoom Meeting, click here.
 
Meeting ID: 867 5985 7386
Passcode: 803596
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay


Write It Up (Virtual)
Write It Up (Virtual)  (Special Interest Groups)
Monday, February 13
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
Are you looking for inspiration to write up your family history research?
This group meets online the second Monday of the month at 7PM Pacific.Join us to share and discuss writing projects, resources, and ideas.  Research reports, articles for publication, family histories and memoirs--all genres welcome and encouraged.
 
Members share their latest writing project by the 1st of the month to give others time to read and review.  Depending on the number of pieces submitted, each piece will be given at least 10 minutes discussion.
 
Group Contact: Alaine Keisling (Keisling@gmail.com)
 
Image by Darkmoon_Art from Pixabay


New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (FREE Webinar)
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (FREE Webinar)  (External Events)
Monday, February 13
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
 
Gardens of Stone
with Alexandra Mosca, presented by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
 
Cemeteries can be a treasure trove of information for those seeking to construct their family tree. In this presentation Alexandra will explain how tombstones, mausoleums, and cemetery records can be helpful in genealogical searches.
 
For more information and registration, click here.
 
Alexandra Kathryn Mosca works as a funeral director in New York. Her website is www.gardens-of-stone.com. She is the author of two cemetery books: Green-Wood Cemetery and Gardens of Stone and profiles notable cemeteries for ‘American Cemetery’ magazine.


Tech Tuesdays (Virtual)
Tech Tuesdays (Virtual)  (Classes and Workshops)
Tuesday, February 14
10:00 am to 11:00 am
 
Drop in on 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 occur virtually on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. No appointment necessary. No guarantee we can solve your problem, but we sure will try.
 
To join the meeting, click here.
Zoom room opens about 10 minutes early with a waiting room.  Please be patient.
 
Meeting ID: 873 2919 7793
Passcode: 736947
 
Facilitators: Varies (Jill Morelli, Cary Bright, Ceil Rogers, Christine Schomaker)
 
Image by Mary Pahlke from Pixabay


EGS Family Tree Maker SIG
EGS Family Tree Maker SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Friday, February 17
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
 
Join Eastside Genealogical Society and SGS to learn and share tips and tricks for using Family Tree Maker by Software MacKiev.  The meetings open about 15 minutes in advance.  You can join and/or leave whenever you have to, and you may email your question(s) in advance or bring them up during the meeting.
 
If you want to be on the Eastside Genealogical Society Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group email list, send your request to egsgenealogyhelper@yahoo.com.
 


German SIG (Virtual)
German SIG (Virtual)  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, February 18
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
Using Ortssippenbücher to Research Your German Ancestors
Ortssippenbücher contain genealogical information about families in a specific town, village or parish. Information can cover many generations of a family going back to the beginning of written records. Discover how to access and use these books for your German research. Speaker is Robin McDonough, St. Louis County Library
 
You only need to register once for all German SIG meetings January through May 2023.  After registering, you will also receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Keep this email; it may be the only link you get.  If you forget to register in advance or misplace the email with the link, don't worry.  Register again. You will be able to join the meeting directly from the registration window.
 
Facilitator: Carolyn Schott
 
Image by Carolyn Schott


EGS Italian SIG
EGS Italian SIG  (External Events)
Saturday, February 18
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
 
Join Eastside Genealogical Society's Italian Interest Group to help each other research family histories and share what you've learned. Discover online Italian genealogical sources and keep up to date on the latest local Italian genealogy activities.
 
This month's topic: TBA
 
Sign up for meeting notifications. (Scroll to bottom of page.)
 


Virtual Sundays: Something Old, Something New
Virtual Sundays: Something Old, Something New  (Classes and Workshops)
Sunday, February 19
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
 
Topic: TBD
 

After registering, you will be able to join the meeting immediately from the registration window.  You will also receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
Speaker: Jill Morelli, CG, is a writer, lecturer, and researcher specializing in methodology, the U.S. Midwest, and Scandinavia. In 2017, she founded the online “Certification Discussion Group,” sharing her journey and demystifying the process of submission of a portfolio to the Board for Certification of Genealogists.  Jill is past president of the Seattle Genealogical Society and co-founder of the Applied Genealogy Institute.
 
To make a $5.00 donation for a program you enjoyed, or plan to attend, click here:ZZZZZ
 
Image from shutterstock.


Brags and Bricks
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
Monday, February 20
10:00 am to 11:30 am
 
Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges or just come to chat with other genealogists. 
 
Meets weekly unless otherwise noted. Zoom meeting opens about 10 minutes early with a waiting room. Please be patient.
 
Facilitator: Varies 
Contact Education@seagensoc.org to receive weekly email reminders.
 
Join Zoom Meeting, click here.
 
Meeting ID: 867 5985 7386
Passcode: 803596
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay


Family History Writers' Group
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Tuesday, February 21
10:00 am to 12:00 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 is not currently accepting any new members.
 
Group Contact: Gail Stevens
 


GRIP Registration for 2023 Opens ($$)
GRIP Registration for 2023 Opens ($$)  (External Events)
Wednesday, February 22
 
This year Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) offers two sessions of classes: June 18-23, 2023, on Zoom and July 9-14, 2023, in-person! To see the titles of the courses offered each week, download the 2023 GRIP Flyer or visit the GRIP website.
 
Courses offered online in June will open for registration at 9 AM Pacific.
Courses offered in July in Pittsburgh, PA, on the La Roche University Campus will open for registration at 11 AM Pacific.


Brags and Bricks
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
Monday, February 27
10:00 am to 11:30 am
 
Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges or just come to chat with other genealogists. 
 
Meets weekly unless otherwise noted. Zoom meeting opens about 10 minutes early with a waiting room. Please be patient.
 
Facilitator: Varies 
Contact Education@seagensoc.org to receive weekly email reminders.
 
Join Zoom Meeting, click here.
 
Meeting ID: 867 5985 7386
Passcode: 803596
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay


Tech Tuesdays (Virtual)
Tech Tuesdays (Virtual)  (Classes and Workshops)
Tuesday, February 28
10:00 am to 11:00 am
 
Drop in on 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 occur virtually on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. No appointment necessary. No guarantee we can solve your problem, but we sure will try.
 
To join the meeting, click here.
Zoom room opens about 10 minutes early with a waiting room.  Please be patient.
 
Meeting ID: 847 3992 9098
Passcode: 590267
 
Facilitators: Varies (Jill Morelli, Cary Bright, Ceil Rogers, Christine Schomaker)
 
Image by Mary Pahlke from Pixabay



FamilySearch SIG
FamilySearch SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, March 4
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
Discover the many ways to use the FamilySearch website in your research.
 
We will feature a different aspect of the website every meeting. There will be time for Q & A.  Want to join the mailing list? Email Lou: loudaly@nwlink.com
 
Chair: Lou Daly
 
 
 


Irish Week 2023
Irish Week 2023  (Elsewhere Around the Sound)
Friday, March 10
 
Celebrate Irish Week 2023 with the Irish Heritage Club of Seattle
Events begin March 4th and continue through March 17th. They include--
  • a festival,
  • a parade,
  • St. Patrick's Day dash,
  • a Mass for Peace, and
  • much more.
Event details here.


SGS 2023 Spring Seminar
SGS 2023 Spring Seminar  (Seminars)
Friday, March 10 through Saturday, March 11
5:00 pm to 11:59 am
Meeting via Zoom. Registration Required.
 
Diana Elder, AG, and Nicole Dyer, authors of Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide and its companion volume, Research Like a Pro with DNA: A Genealogist's Guide to Finding and Confirming Ancestors with DNA Evidence, and hosts of the Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast, will present 4 lectures over 2 days: Friday evening, 5-8, and Saturday morning, 9-noon.
 
Program includes--
  • Objectives, Analysis, and Locality Research
  • Research Planning, Source Citations, Research Logs, & Written Conclusions
  • Organizing DNA Results
  • Using DNA to Solve a Family History Mystery
Registration fee: Full Seminar - $55.00 (SGS Members - $45.00)
Presentations will be recorded and available (only) to registrants for a limited time.
 
 
Diana Elder, AG, and Nicole Dyer are a mother-daughter team of professional genealogists, owners of Family Locket Genealogists LLC (FamilyLocket.com).  Diana is accredited in the Gulf South region of the United States and serves as a Commissioner for ICAPGen™, working with a team teaching through webinars, classes, and a series of videos hosted on YouTube about the accreditation process. Nicole speaks regularly at genealogy conferences, including RootsTech and the National Genealogical Society Conference.


New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (FREE Webinar)
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (FREE Webinar)  (External Events)
Monday, March 13
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
 
Finding La Famiglia: The Basics of Italian Genealogical Research
with Franchesca Werden, presented by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
 
This presentation focuses on the basics of Italian genealogical research. We’ll discuss identifying your ancestor’s birth town, the different types of records available online and where to find them, as well as working with Italian civil records.
 
For more information and registration, click here.
 
Franchesca Werden is a professional genealogist specializing in Italian research. She holds a certificate in genealogical research from Boston University and is on the teaching team for BU’s Genealogical Principles Course.


EGS Family Tree Maker SIG
EGS Family Tree Maker SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Friday, March 17
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
 
Join Eastside Genealogical Society and SGS to learn and share tips and tricks for using Family Tree Maker by Software MacKiev.  The meetings open about 15 minutes in advance.  You can join and/or leave whenever you have to, and you may email your question(s) in advance or bring them up during the meeting.
 
If you want to be on the Eastside Genealogical Society Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group email list, send your request to egsgenealogyhelper@yahoo.com.
 


Irish Genealogy Workshop: The Basics and Beyond ($$)
Irish Genealogy Workshop: The Basics and Beyond ($$)  (Elsewhere Around the Sound)
Saturday, March 18
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Fairview Church, 844 NE 78th, Seattle
 
Topics
  • Intro to Irish Genealogical Research
  • Detours Around Irish Road Blocks and Stone Walls
  • Favorite Resources for Irish Genealogy
  • Irish Quaker Migration
  • Treasures of Research
Check in begins at 8:30; program at 9:00. 
Cost TBD. 
Optional lunch.  Free parking.
 
Registration opens February 12th.
 
Volunteers are needed to support this event and will have free entry and lunch!  If you can volunteer, please call or text Jean Roth at 206 295-6125.
 
NOTE: NO SGS Irish SIG today.


General Membership Meeting (VIRTUAL via Zoom)
General Membership Meeting (VIRTUAL via Zoom)  (SGS Meetings)
Sunday, March 19
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
 
Update on SGS activities, including proposed changes to the by-laws,
 
The meeting will be followed by a Virtual Sunday presentation. (See below.)
 
Meeting via Zoom
 
Registration page will display as "Virtual Sundays, Jan thru June." Don't worry; it's the right place. :)
 
After registering, you will be able to join the meeting immediately from the registration window.  You will also receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  One registration for both the membership meeting and the Virtual Sunday presentation.
 
 
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay


Virtual Sundays: Something Old, Something New
Virtual Sundays: Something Old, Something New  (Classes and Workshops)
Sunday, March 19
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
 
Topic: TBD
 

After registering, you will be able to join the meeting immediately from the registration window.  You will also receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
NOTE: This presentation will be preceded by a general membership meeting of the Seattle Genealogical Society, which begins at 12:30.  If you do not wish to attend the membership meeting, you may join the Zoom meeting a few minutes before 1:00.  If you wish to attend the membership meeting, come at 12:30.  Only one advance registration is required for both events.
 
Speaker: Jill Morelli, CG, is a writer, lecturer, and researcher specializing in methodology, the U.S. Midwest, and Scandinavia. In 2017, she founded the online “Certification Discussion Group,” sharing her journey and demystifying the process of submission of a portfolio to the Board for Certification of Genealogists.  Jill is past president of the Seattle Genealogical Society and co-founder of the Applied Genealogy Institute.
 
To make a $5.00 donation for a program you enjoyed, or plan to attend, click here:ZZZZZ
 
Image from shutterstock.



Special Centennial Seminar
Special Centennial Seminar  (Seminars)
Saturday, June 17 through Sunday, June 18
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom. Registration Required.
 
As part of our ongoing centennial celebration, enjoy an extra seminar focused on heirlooms, presented by The Family Curator, Denise Levenick.  We will offer 4 lectures over 2 days: Saturday morning, 9 to noon, and Sunday afternoon, 1 to 4 (Pacific times).  This seminar is free to SGS members and available for a small fee to non-members.
 
Program includes--
  • Preserving the Past: Archiving and Digitizing Your Family Keepsakes
  • Selecting and Preparing Images for Family History Projects
  • Archival Storage Strategies and Solutions
  • Family History Projects for the Digital Age
Registration will open in May 2023.
 
Presentations will be recorded and available to SGS members and non-member registrants for a limited time.
 
The Family Curator, Denise Levenick, is the author of How to Archive Family Keepsakes and How to Archive Family Photos. Her roots are in Kansas, Illinois, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Germany, and she loves researching in old courthouses and town halls.