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Family History Writers' Group
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Tuesday, May 17
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
 


Brags and Bricks
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, May 18
10:00 am to 11:30 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86978216486?pwd=VXRoREw4NGkydlUwMW1UdmkzdW53dz09
 
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.
 
Facilitator: Varies 
Contact Education@seagensoc.org to receive weekly email reminders.
 
Meeting ID: 869 7821 6486
Passcode: 407364
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay


Irish SIG
Irish SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, May 21
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
Share information and discuss Irish ancestral research.
 
You only need to register once for all Irish SIG meetings through May 2022.  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


German SIG
German SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, May 21
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
Share information and discuss German ancestral research.
This month's topic is "Finding German-Speaking Ancestors in Other Countries” by Judith Culver.
 
You only need to register once for all German SIG meetings through May 2022.  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


Japanese American SIG
Japanese American SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, May 22
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
Jointly sponsored by SGS and Densho, this group meets on the fourth Sunday of the month at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific). Meetings address topics and resources helpful for those conducting Japanese genealogy research.
 
The link to logon will be sent to the Japanese American SIG email list. People wishing to attend should email family.history@densho.org to be added to the mailing list.
 
Co-Chairs: Caitlin Oiye Coon and ____
 


Tech Tuesdays
Tech Tuesdays  (Classes and Workshops)
Tuesday, May 24
10:00 am to 11:00 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81090672097?pwd=Yk1zdEZjSnVaT0txOXQ1akdqWDFMUT09
 
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.
 
Facilitators: Varies (Jill Morelli, Cary Bright, Ceil Rogers, Christine Schomaker)
 
Meeting ID: 810 9067 2097
Passcode: 182475
 
Image by Mary Pahlke from Pixabay


Brags and Bricks
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, May 25
10:00 am to 11:30 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86978216486?pwd=VXRoREw4NGkydlUwMW1UdmkzdW53dz09
 
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.
 
Facilitator: Varies 
Contact Education@seagensoc.org to receive weekly email reminders.
 
Meeting ID: 869 7821 6486
Passcode: 407364
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay



Brags and Bricks
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, June 1
10:00 am to 11:30 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86978216486?pwd=VXRoREw4NGkydlUwMW1UdmkzdW53dz09
 
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.
 
Facilitator: Varies 
Contact Education@seagensoc.org to receive weekly email reminders.
 
Meeting ID: 869 7821 6486
Passcode: 407364
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay


SGS 2022 Spring Seminar: Land and Maps and Deeds, Oh My!
SGS 2022 Spring Seminar: Land and Maps and Deeds, Oh My!  (Seminars)
Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5
5:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom. Registration Required.
 
Land and Maps and Deeds, Oh My!
Join us for a 3-day event with 5 outstanding speakers.
 
Friday, June 3, 5PM
 
Keynote: Cyndi Ingle
"Pin Your Ancestors Down with Google Maps & Google Earth"
 
Saturday, June 4, 9AM-Noon
 
Angela Packer McGhie, CG
"Land Entry Files and Tract Books"
Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL
"Military Bounty Lands: Revolution to Mexican War"
 
Sunday, June 5, 1PM-4PM
 
Melinda Kashuba, PhD
"Using Migration Maps in Genealogical Research"
Kimberly T. Powell
"Mastering Deed Book Indexing Systems"
 
Registration options:
  • Full seminar (all 3 days/5 speakers)  $55
  • Seminar-Lite (Friday + Saturday --OR-- Friday + Sunday)  $40
SGS members receive a $10 discount on either option: $45 full seminar, $30 either 2-day option.
 
 
Presentations will be recorded and available to registrants (only) until midnight, June 12th.
 
Cyndi Ingle,va genealogist for more than 41 years, is the creator of the award-winning CyndisList.com and the author of numerous articles and three books. Cyndi is an expert in using technology for genealogy, research in the United States, and organizational methodology.
Angela Packer McGhie, CG, is a professional researcher, lecturer, and instructor. She is the Education Director for NGS and Vice President for BCG. She teaches courses at the major genealogy institutes and serves on the ProGen board of directors.
Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL, is Executive Director of BCG and Director of Gen-Fed in Washington, D.C. She serves on the ProGen board of directors and has spoken at major genealogy conferences and Legacy Family Tree Webinars, focusing on Maryland and military records at the National Archives.
Melinda Kashuba, PhD, is a popular lecturer and author of Walking with Your Ancestors: A Genealogist’s Guide to Using Maps and Geography (Family Tree Books, 2005). Her specialties include nineteenth and twentieth century American records and maps. [www.kashubaresearch.com]
Kimberly T. Powell is an instructor at major genealogy institutes and Boston University, specializing in land research, land platting, complex problem-solving, and DNA analysis.  She has authored several books and contributed to popular genealogy magazines. [www.learngenealogy.com]


Brags and Bricks
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, June 8
10:00 am to 11:30 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86978216486?pwd=VXRoREw4NGkydlUwMW1UdmkzdW53dz09
 
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.
 
Facilitator: Varies 
Contact Education@seagensoc.org to receive weekly email reminders.
 
Meeting ID: 869 7821 6486
Passcode: 407364
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay


FamilySearch SIG
FamilySearch SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, June 11
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
Meeting via Zoom
NOTE: Change of date this month only.
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
 
 
 


General Membership Meeting (VIRTUAL via Zoom)
General Membership Meeting (VIRTUAL via Zoom)  (SGS Meetings)
Saturday, June 11
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
 
Introduction of new board of directors for the 2022-2023 term. 
Update on SGS activities.
 
The meeting will be followed by a Second Saturday presentation. (See below.)
 
Meeting via Zoom
 
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 Second Saturday presentation.
 
 
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay


Second Saturday: How to Use eBay, Etsy, and Other Shopping Sites for Family History (Virtual)
Second Saturday: How to Use eBay, Etsy, and Other Shopping Sites for Family History (Virtual)  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, June 11
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
 
Your family treasures could be waiting to be found on popular online sales and auction sites like eBay, Etsy, Craigslist, and others. While many people use sites like these to find collectibles at a reasonable price, they can also be used to enhance your family history research.
 
Register in advance for this meeting (click here).
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: Elizabeth Swanay O'Neal is a professional genealogist who writes, lectures, and consults on a variety of topics. For 35 years, she has made it her goal to research, preserve, and share her family stories. Elizabeth is the author of the family history lifestyle blog Heart of the Family™, and her mission is to help others make the past part of their present.
 
To make a $5.00 donation for a program you enjoyed or plan to attend, click here:ZZZZZ
 
Image by Heiko Stein from Pixabay


Write It Up
Write It Up  (Special Interest Groups)
Monday, June 13
7:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
Are you looking for inspiration to write up your family history research?
This group meets (virtually, for now) the second Monday of the month at 7PM Pacific.Join us to share and discuss writing projects, resources, and ideas.
 
Group Contact: Alaine Keisling (Keisling@gmail.com)
 
Image by Darkmoon_Art from Pixabay


Tech Tuesdays
Tech Tuesdays  (Classes and Workshops)
Tuesday, June 14
10:00 am to 11:00 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89206230427?pwd=ZGRvZnVHRGdvVlIxeWFzai9YUFRhZz09
 
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.
 
Facilitators: Varies (Jill Morelli, Cary Bright, Ceil Rogers, Christine Schomaker)
 
Meeting ID: 892 0623 0427
Passcode: 635869
 
Image by Mary Pahlke from Pixabay


Brags and Bricks
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, June 15
10:00 am to 11:30 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86978216486?pwd=VXRoREw4NGkydlUwMW1UdmkzdW53dz09
 
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.
 
Facilitator: Varies 
Contact Education@seagensoc.org to receive weekly email reminders.
 
Meeting ID: 869 7821 6486
Passcode: 407364
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay


Family Tree Maker SIG
Family Tree Maker SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Friday, June 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 .
 
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.
 
NOTE: No FTM SIG meeting in May.


Irish SIG
Irish SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, June 18
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
Share information and discuss Irish ancestral research.
 
You only need to register once for all Irish SIG meetings through May 2022.  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


German SIG
German SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, June 18
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
Share information and discuss German ancestral research.
 
You only need to register once for all German SIG meetings through May 2022.  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


Virtual Sundays: Something Old, Something New
Virtual Sundays: Something Old, Something New  (Classes and Workshops)
Sunday, June 19
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
 
Topic TBD
 
Register in advance for this meeting (click here).
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.


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


Brags and Bricks
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, June 22
10:00 am to 11:30 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86978216486?pwd=VXRoREw4NGkydlUwMW1UdmkzdW53dz09
 
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.
 
Facilitator: Varies 
Contact Education@seagensoc.org to receive weekly email reminders.
 
Meeting ID: 869 7821 6486
Passcode: 407364
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay


DNA SIG
DNA SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, June 25
10:00 am to 12:30 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
 
Image by gagnonm1993 from Pixabay


Japanese American SIG
Japanese American SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, June 26
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
All new -- Japanese American Special Interest Group!!!
 
Jointly sponsored by SGS and Densho, this group meets on the fourth Sunday of the month at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific). Meetings address topics and resources helpful for those conducting Japanese genealogy research.
 
The link to logon will be sent to the Japanese American SIG email list. People wishing to attend should email family.history@densho.org to be added to the mailing list.
 
Co-Chairs: Caitlin Oiye Coon and ____
 


Tech Tuesdays
Tech Tuesdays  (Classes and Workshops)
Tuesday, June 28
10:00 am to 11:00 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81090672097?pwd=Yk1zdEZjSnVaT0txOXQ1akdqWDFMUT09
 
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.
 
Facilitators: Varies (Jill Morelli, Cary Bright, Ceil Rogers, Christine Schomaker)
 
Meeting ID: 810 9067 2097
Passcode: 182475
 
Image by Mary Pahlke from Pixabay


Brags and Bricks
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, June 29
10:00 am to 11:30 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86978216486?pwd=VXRoREw4NGkydlUwMW1UdmkzdW53dz09
 
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.
 
Facilitator: Varies 
Contact Education@seagensoc.org to receive weekly email reminders.
 
Meeting ID: 869 7821 6486
Passcode: 407364
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay



Scandinavian Interest Group
Scandinavian Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, July 10
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
Share information and discuss Scandinavian ancestral research.
 
This month Jill Morelli will give a short presentation on how to read Scandinavian handwriting.
 
Host: Karen Knudson
 
NOTICE: SGS has imposed more security on our Zoom meetings. This meeting will begin with a waiting room.  The host must take action to let people into each meeting.  We usually try to get there about 10 minutes ahead of time. Please be patient.
 
To join the Zoom meeting click here.
Meeting ID: 813 2916 2416
Passcode: 284992
 
Image by WikiImages from Pixabay


MAC Computer SIG
MAC Computer SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, July 13
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 macusersig@seagensoc.org to be added to the mailing list.
 
Co-Chairs: Lisa Marker and Diane Hettrick
 
Image by Pexels from Pixabay



SGS 2022 Fall Seminar with Judy Russell
SGS 2022 Fall Seminar with Judy Russell  (Seminars)
Saturday, September 17 through Sunday, September 18
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom. Registration Required.
 
Zoom fatigue? No more.  We are scheduling 4 lectures over 2 days: Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon.
 
Program includes--
  • What’s in a Name: Name Changes and the Law
  • “No Person Shall ... Gallop Horses In the Streets” – Using Court Records To Tell the Story of our Ancestors’ Lives
  • No Vitals? No Problem! – Building a Family through Circumstantial Evidence: A Family for Isabella
  • Copyright Mythconceptions
Registration link will be provided in August.
 
Presentations will be recorded and available (only) to registrants for one (1) week.
 
The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree who writes and lectures on topics ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. An internationally-known lecturer and award-winning writer, she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical Lecturerâ„  from the Board for Certification of Genealogists®. Her blog is at https://www.legalgenealogist.com.



2022 Reisinger Lectures by BCG (FREE Virtual Event)
2022 Reisinger Lectures by BCG (FREE Virtual Event)  (External Events)
Friday, October 7
8:00 am
 
The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) will host six live webinars, free and available to the public, as this year’s Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series on 7 October 2022. The hour-long webinars begin at 8:00 a.m. Pacific and continue throughout the day. The webinars are part of the Joy Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series and are presented in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree Webinars.
 
8 a.m. "When Wrong is Actually Right: Constructing Proof Arguments for Counterintuitive Conflicts," Meryl Schumacker, CG
9:15 a.m. "Peeling the Onion: Getting to the Original Sources," Gary Ball-Kilbourne, PhD, CG
10:30 a.m. "The Hub of the Wheel: How Tracing a Brother with no Children Connected Ten Siblings," Mary Kircher Roddy, CG
12:30 p.m. "Consult via…Explore with…Discover through…Literature Reviews," Jan Joyce, CG, CGL
1:45 p.m. "Finding Henrietta: Reconciling Conflicting Evidence to Reveal a Woman’s Identity," Nicole Gilkison LaRue, CG
3:00 p.m. "Hidden Stories: Using Analysis to Explore the Unexpected in Family History Research" Jennifer Zinck, CG
 
(All times are Pacific. Click here for a convenient time-zone converter.)