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2022 Reisinger Lectures by BCG (FREE Virtual Event)
Friday, October 7
2022 Reisinger Lectures by BCG (FREE Virtual Event)  (External Events)
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.)


Second Saturday: Cousins, not Castles: A ... Trip to Ireland  (Virtual)
Saturday, October 8
Second Saturday: Cousins, not Castles: A ... Trip to Ireland (Virtual)  (Classes and Workshops)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
 
Cousins, Not Castles: A half-Irish genetic genealogist’s research trip to Ireland
SGS member Kathy Weber has been studying her Dad’s matrilineal line for the last two years.  This led to participating in the Clan gathering of the County Monaghan family of her third great-grandmother and a month-long research trip to Ireland in Spring 2022.
  • How did she prepare?  
  • What did she learn?  
  • What would she do differently?  
  • What’s next?
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: Kathy Weber is an active member of the Seattle Genealogical Society.
 
To make a $5.00 donation for a program you enjoyed or plan to attend, click here:ZZZZZ


Scandinavian Interest Group
Sunday, October 9
Scandinavian Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
Share information and discuss Scandinavian ancestral research.
 
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: 897 7497 8252
Passcode: 434933
 
Image by WikiImages from Pixabay


Brags and Bricks
Monday, October 10
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84606058611?pwd=dTMyWUIrVDdTY1drSnNHSy9FUk00Zz09
 
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.
 
Meeting ID: 846 0605 8611
Passcode: 819314
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay


SGS Board of Directors Meeting (Virtual)
Monday, October 10
SGS Board of Directors Meeting (Virtual)  (SGS Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Members must sign in to website to see Zoom link
Members must be signed in to view Zoom Meeting info.
 
If you are not currently signed in, do so on "Members Home," then return to this calendar entry and click on meeting info link above.
 
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay


Write It Up
Monday, October 10
Write It Up  (Special Interest Groups)
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


Tech Tuesdays
Tuesday, October 11
Tech Tuesdays  (Classes and Workshops)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88463700548?pwd=bkFTckRQMXdZQXJxUndobGIwN2xkQT09
 
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.
 
Zoom room opens about 10 minutes early with a waiting room.  Please be patient.
 
Facilitators: Varies (Jill Morelli, Cary Bright, Ceil Rogers, Christine Schomaker)
 
Meeting ID: 884 6370 0548
Passcode: 066748
 
Image by Mary Pahlke from Pixabay


Irish SIG
Saturday, October 15
Irish SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
Share information and discuss Irish ancestral research.
 
NOTE:  NEW ZOOM LINK, June-December 2022.
 
You only need to register once for all Irish SIG meetings June through December 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
Saturday, October 15
German SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
Bring your favorite German research resource to share with the group.
 
NOTE:  NEW ZOOM LINK, October-December 2022.
 
You only need to register once for all German SIG meetings June through December 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


EGS Italian SIG
Saturday, October 15
EGS Italian SIG  (External Events)
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: Antenati Updates
 
For more information and to register, click here.  Attendance is limited, so please request access using the form at the bottom of this web page.
 


General Membership Meeting (VIRTUAL via Zoom)
Sunday, October 16
General Membership Meeting (VIRTUAL via Zoom)  (SGS Meetings)
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
 
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


Virtual Sundays: Something Old, Something New
Sunday, October 16
Virtual Sundays: Something Old, Something New  (Classes and Workshops)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
 
"Done the Research? Look again!"
     w/guest speaker Stephanie O'Connell
 
Odds are good that hidden somewhere in our genealogy records is overlooked information and other clues that could lead us to fill in gaps and solve mysteries about our ancestors. Learn how regularly reexamining our organized records may reveal discrepancies, affirm our reasoning, and spark new ideas for future research.
 
Preregistration required. 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: Stephanie O'Connell, CG®, is a genealogy researcher, writer, lecturer, and SGS member. She began researching her ancestors in 2010 and soon discovered her their family history story read like a scandal sheet. Stephanie earned the Certified Genealogy credential in 2021. She primarily focuses on Irish research and discovering European immigration stories.
 
To make a $5.00 donation for a program you enjoyed, or plan to attend, click here:ZZZZZ
 
Image from shutterstock.


Brags and Bricks
Monday, October 17
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84606058611?pwd=dTMyWUIrVDdTY1drSnNHSy9FUk00Zz09
 
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.
 
Meeting ID: 846 0605 8611
Passcode: 819314
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay


Family History Writers' Group
Tuesday, October 18
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
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
 


Japanese American SIG
Sunday, October 23
Japanese American SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
NO MEETING IN OCTOBER OR FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR.
We will meet again in January.
 
Jointly sponsored by SGS and Densho, this group meets quarterly on the fourth Sunday of the month (July, October, January, and April) 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 [a co-host is still very much needed]
 


Brags and Bricks
Monday, October 24
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84606058611?pwd=dTMyWUIrVDdTY1drSnNHSy9FUk00Zz09
 
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.
 
Meeting ID: 846 0605 8611
Passcode: 819314
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay


Tech Tuesdays
Tuesday, October 25
Tech Tuesdays  (Classes and Workshops)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81767035103?pwd=MWpHdURSK2lCb3JPTDVuK2JGNXh3dz09
 
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.
 
Zoom room opens about 10 minutes early with a waiting room.  Please be patient.
 
Facilitators: Varies (Jill Morelli, Cary Bright, Ceil Rogers, Christine Schomaker)
 
Meeting ID: 817 6703 5103
Passcode: 438311
 
Image by Mary Pahlke from Pixabay


Brags and Bricks
Monday, October 31
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84606058611?pwd=dTMyWUIrVDdTY1drSnNHSy9FUk00Zz09
 
(HAPPY HALLOWEEN!)
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.
 
Meeting ID: 846 0605 8611
Passcode: 819314
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay



FamilySearch SIG
Saturday, November 5
FamilySearch SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
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
Sunday, November 6
DNA Workshop  (Special Interest Groups)
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
Monday, November 7
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84606058611?pwd=dTMyWUIrVDdTY1drSnNHSy9FUk00Zz09
 
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.
 
Meeting ID: 846 0605 8611
Passcode: 819314
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay


Tech Tuesdays
Tuesday, November 8
Tech Tuesdays  (Classes and Workshops)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88463700548?pwd=bkFTckRQMXdZQXJxUndobGIwN2xkQT09
 
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.
 
Zoom room opens about 10 minutes early with a waiting room.  Please be patient.
 
Facilitators: Varies (Jill Morelli, Cary Bright, Ceil Rogers, Christine Schomaker)
 
Meeting ID: 884 6370 0548
Passcode: 066748
 
Image by Mary Pahlke from Pixabay


MAC Computer SIG
Wednesday, November 9
MAC Computer SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
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


Second Saturday: You Light Up My Census! ... Beyond Population Schedules  (Virtual)
Saturday, November 12
Second Saturday: You Light Up My Census! ... Beyond Population Schedules (Virtual)  (Classes and Workshops)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
 
You Light Up My Census! Researching Beyond Population Schedules
Did you know resources are available to genealogists outside the U.S. census population schedules? The U.S. Marshalls and enumerators had to follow instructions outlined in manuals, which are excellent tools for genealogists. Jennifer will provide tips, tricks, and resources to extract more information and evidence than ever! Using examples, she will demonstrate what codes and tick marks represent and introduce resources and methods to advance your census 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.
 
Speaker: Jennifer Roodzant is a professional genealogist and speaker specializing in DNA and southern U.S. research, applying the Genealogical Proof Standard to answer complex research objectives. Jennifer volunteers as secretary for the Napa Valley Genealogical Society and is a certificate-holder in Genealogical Research from Boston University.
 
To make a $5.00 donation for a program you enjoyed or plan to attend, click here:ZZZZZ


Brags and Bricks
Monday, November 14
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84606058611?pwd=dTMyWUIrVDdTY1drSnNHSy9FUk00Zz09
 
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.
 
Meeting ID: 846 0605 8611
Passcode: 819314
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay


SGS Board of Directors Meeting (Virtual)
Monday, November 14
SGS Board of Directors Meeting (Virtual)  (SGS Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Members must sign in to website to see Zoom link
Members must be signed in to view Zoom Meeting info.
 
If you are not currently signed in, do so on "Members Home," then return to this calendar entry and click on meeting info link above.
 
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay


Write It Up
Monday, November 14
Write It Up  (Special Interest Groups)
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


Family History Writers' Group
Tuesday, November 15
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
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
 


Irish SIG
Saturday, November 19
Irish SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
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 June through December 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
Saturday, November 19
German SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
Bring your favorite German research resource to share with the group.
 
You only need to register once for all German SIG meetings June through December 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


Brags and Bricks
Monday, November 21
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84606058611?pwd=dTMyWUIrVDdTY1drSnNHSy9FUk00Zz09
 
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.
 
Meeting ID: 846 0605 8611
Passcode: 819314
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay


Tech Tuesdays
Tuesday, November 22
Tech Tuesdays  (Classes and Workshops)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81767035103?pwd=MWpHdURSK2lCb3JPTDVuK2JGNXh3dz09
 
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.
 
Zoom room opens about 10 minutes early with a waiting room.  Please be patient.
 
Facilitators: Varies (Jill Morelli, Cary Bright, Ceil Rogers, Christine Schomaker)
 
Meeting ID: 817 6703 5103
Passcode: 438311
 
Image by Mary Pahlke from Pixabay


Brags and Bricks
Monday, November 28
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84606058611?pwd=dTMyWUIrVDdTY1drSnNHSy9FUk00Zz09
 
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.
 
Meeting ID: 846 0605 8611
Passcode: 819314
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay



FamilySearch SIG
Saturday, December 3
FamilySearch SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
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
 
 
 


Brags and Bricks
Monday, December 5
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84606058611?pwd=dTMyWUIrVDdTY1drSnNHSy9FUk00Zz09
 
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.
 
Meeting ID: 846 0605 8611
Passcode: 819314
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay


Second Saturday: Border Reivers  (Virtual/Hybrid)
Saturday, December 10
Second Saturday: Border Reivers (Virtual/Hybrid)  (Classes and Workshops)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
 
Border Reivers: The Beginnings of America’s Scotch-Irish with Craig Gowens
 
We hope to share this presentation with an audience at the SGS library in the Good Shepherd Center as well as Zoom participants.  See registration information below. 
 
To view it with others at the library, please register in advance to reserve a spot.  A link will be provided here in the near future.  You will be notified if onsite viewing has to be cancelled for any reason.
 
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: Craig Gowens is an active member of the Seattle Genealogical Society, co-leader of the SGS DNA special interest group, and avid researcher of Scottish ancestors.
 
To make a $5.00 donation for a program you enjoyed or plan to attend, click here:ZZZZZ


Brags and Bricks
Monday, December 12
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84606058611?pwd=dTMyWUIrVDdTY1drSnNHSy9FUk00Zz09
 
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.
 
Meeting ID: 846 0605 8611
Passcode: 819314
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay


SGS Board of Directors Meeting (Virtual)
Monday, December 12
SGS Board of Directors Meeting (Virtual)  (SGS Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Members must sign in to website to see Zoom link
Members must be signed in to view Zoom Meeting info.
 
If you are not currently signed in, do so on "Members Home," then return to this calendar entry and click on meeting info link above.
 
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay


Write It Up
Monday, December 12
Write It Up  (Special Interest Groups)
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


Tech Tuesdays
Tuesday, December 13
Tech Tuesdays  (Classes and Workshops)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88463700548?pwd=bkFTckRQMXdZQXJxUndobGIwN2xkQT09
 
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.
 
Zoom room opens about 10 minutes early with a waiting room.  Please be patient.
 
Facilitators: Varies (Jill Morelli, Cary Bright, Ceil Rogers, Christine Schomaker)
 
Meeting ID: 884 6370 0548
Passcode: 066748
 
Image by Mary Pahlke from Pixabay


Irish SIG
Saturday, December 17
Irish SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
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 June through December 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
Saturday, December 17
German SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
Bring your favorite German research resource to share with the group.
 
You only need to register once for all German SIG meetings June through December 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


Brags and Bricks
Monday, December 19
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84606058611?pwd=dTMyWUIrVDdTY1drSnNHSy9FUk00Zz09
 
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.
 
Meeting ID: 846 0605 8611
Passcode: 819314
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay


Family History Writers' Group
Tuesday, December 20
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
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
Monday, December 26
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84606058611?pwd=dTMyWUIrVDdTY1drSnNHSy9FUk00Zz09
 
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.
 
Meeting ID: 846 0605 8611
Passcode: 819314
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay


Tech Tuesdays
Tuesday, December 27
Tech Tuesdays  (Classes and Workshops)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81767035103?pwd=MWpHdURSK2lCb3JPTDVuK2JGNXh3dz09
 
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.
 
Zoom room opens about 10 minutes early with a waiting room.  Please be patient.
 
Facilitators: Varies (Jill Morelli, Cary Bright, Ceil Rogers, Christine Schomaker)
 
Meeting ID: 817 6703 5103
Passcode: 438311
 
Image by Mary Pahlke from Pixabay



MAC Computer SIG
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
MAC Computer SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
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


Centennial Kickoff: Will the 2020s Roar Like the 1920s?
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Centennial Kickoff: Will the 2020s Roar Like the 1920s?  (Special Events)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
SGS Library, Good Shepherd Center
 
Will the 2020s Roar like the 1920s? by historian William Woodward, in conjunction with Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau.

A pandemic, protests, and economic jolts ushered in the so-called “Roaring Twenties.”  Americans adjusted in ways both innovative and counterproductive. What lessons from the 1920s can we apply to our own looming 20s?

 
William Woodward is an award-winning professor of American and Pacific Northwest history at Seattle Pacific University. His teaching, research, and writing focus on iconic elements of regional and national culture, including the military and baseball. His co-authored pictorial history of the Washington National Guard was released in 2019. Woodward lives in Seattle.
 

 



Second Saturday: Black Miners in the Western U.S.  (Virtual/Hybrid)
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Second Saturday: Black Miners in the Western U.S. (Virtual/Hybrid)  (Classes and Workshops)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
 
Black Miners in the Western U.S. with Janice Lovelace
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.
 
We hope to share this presentation with an audience at the SGS library in the Good Shepherd Center as well as Zoom participants.  See registration information below. 
 
To view it with others at the library, please register in advance to reserve a spot.  A link will be provided here in the near future.  You will be notified if onsite viewing has to be cancelled for any reason.
 
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.
 
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SGS 2023 Spring Seminar
Friday, March 10, 2023 through Saturday, March 11, 2023
SGS 2023 Spring Seminar  (Seminars)
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 link will be provided in January 2023.
 
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.