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Fiske Genealogical Library Winter 2022 Classes (Free!)
Fiske Genealogical Library Winter 2022 Classes (Free!)  (Elsewhere Around the Sound)
Wednesday, January 12 through Monday, January 31
 
The Fiske Genealogical Library began its (free) winter classes on January 12. All classes will be by video meeting. All classes are Wednesdays, 10-noon, unless otherwise noted on the schedule.
 
A complete schedule of classes through March 16th as well as links to the meetings and class notes are on their website, http://fiskelibrary.org/ .
 
NOTE: This calendar entry will disappear after January, but Fiske classes are scheduled through March.


Tech Tuesdays
Tech Tuesdays  (Classes and Workshops)
Tuesday, January 25
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, January 26
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 for Beginners
DNA SIG for Beginners  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, January 29
9:00 am to 10:00 pm
 
Special session for beginners, held annually before the first regular meeting of the DNA SIG in January. To participate, contact Cary Bright at SGSDNASIG@gmail.com
 
Chair: Cary Bright and Craig Gowens
 
Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay


DNA SIG
DNA SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, January 29
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



Brags and Bricks
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, February 2
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, February 5
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 6
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
 


Tech Tuesdays
Tech Tuesdays  (Classes and Workshops)
Tuesday, February 8
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, February 9
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


Second Saturday: Who Owned Solomon? A Case Study of 19th Century African American Research
Second Saturday: Who Owned Solomon? A Case Study of 19th Century African American Research  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, February 12
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
 
Many African American researchers struggle to break through the brick wall of slavery.  This presentation looks at techniques to identify the slaveholders of Solomon through the use of land, census, probate, and court records.
 
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: 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


SGS Board of Directors Meeting
SGS Board of Directors Meeting  (SGS Meetings)
Monday, February 14
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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


Family History Writers' Group
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Tuesday, February 15
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.
If you are interested in forming a second group, please contact Education@SeaGenSoc.org.
 
Group Contact: Gail Stevens
 


GRIP Registration for 2022 Opens (Virtual Event-$$)
GRIP Registration for 2022 Opens (Virtual Event-$$)  (External Events)
Wednesday, February 16
 
This year Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) offers two sessions of classes: June 19-24 and July 10-15. Public registration will open on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.
 
Those who have attended previously will receive an email ahead of time with instructions on the new process. Course description and registration information can be found at GRIP's home page, where you can sign up for email notifications.


Brags and Bricks
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, February 16
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, February 18
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.


Irish SIG
Irish SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, February 19
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
IRISH Special Interest Group RETURNS (Virtually)!
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, February 19
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
GERMAN Special Interest Group Returns (Virtually)!
Share information and discuss German ancestral research.
 
This month guest speaker, Maggie Hein, will present “Why German Church Records? Why Archion?"
 
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, February 20
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
 
"Frederick Eiler: Solving Identity with Scant Clues"
When we are offered little information, how do we proceed? Research planning, research strategy development, and the importance of collaboration are all illustrated in this case study, which focuses on methodology of identity. Not all our ancestors were exemplary individuals!
 
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 the methodology, US 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.


Tech Tuesdays
Tech Tuesdays  (Classes and Workshops)
Tuesday, February 22
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, February 23
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


Japanese American SIG
Japanese American SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, February 27
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 __[this could be you]__
 



Brags and Bricks
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, March 2
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


RootsTech 2022 (FREE Virtual Event)
RootsTech 2022 (FREE Virtual Event)  (External Events)
Thursday, March 3 through Saturday, March 5
 
With thousands of classes, inspiring speakers, meaningful activities, and joyful connections, RootsTech welcomes millions of people worldwide to celebrate family at the world’s largest family history conference and year-long learning platform.
 
For more information and registration, click here.


FamilySearch SIG
FamilySearch SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, March 5
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, March 6
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
 


Tech Tuesdays
Tech Tuesdays  (Classes and Workshops)
Tuesday, March 8
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, March 9
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


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


Irish Week 2022
Irish Week 2022  (Elsewhere Around the Sound)
Friday, March 11 through Thursday, March 17
 
Celebrate Irish Week 2022 with the Irish Heritage Club of Seattle.  Events include--
  • a festival,
  • a parade,
  • a 5K dash, and
  • St. Patrick's Day Mass (live stream). 
Event details here.


Second Saturday: Finding Records To Help Document Your Farming Ancestor
Second Saturday: Finding Records To Help Document Your Farming Ancestor  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, March 12
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
 
Up to about 1870, farming was the number one occupation. You probably have a large number of farmers in your family. There are many record sets such as land, tax, and probate records that document our farming ancestors. Newspapers and many agricultural records can add context to their story.
 
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: Lisa S. Gorrell is a Certified Genealogist®, a ProGen graduate, and an alumnus of multiple genealogical institutes.  She gives genealogy presentations and writes about her family on two blogs: “Mam-ma’s Southern Family” (http://mam-massouthernfamily.blogspot.com/) and “My Trails into the Past” (http://mytrailsintothepast.blogspot.com/). She has also written a three-generation family history about her husband’s Swedish ancestors.
 
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)
Wednesday, March 16
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, March 19
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
IRISH Special Interest Group Returns (Virtually)!
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, March 19
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
GERMAN Special Interest Group Returns (Virtually)!
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


Tech Tuesdays
Tech Tuesdays  (Classes and Workshops)
Tuesday, March 22
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, March 23
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


Japanese American SIG
Japanese American SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, March 27
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 __[this could be you]__
 


Brags and Bricks
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, March 30
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, April 2
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
 
 
 


Exploring the 1950 Census (Virtual Event-Free!)
Exploring the 1950 Census (Virtual Event-Free!)  (External Events)
Sunday, April 3
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
 
Join Thomas MacEntee and The Genealogical Society of Broward County Sunday, April 3rd, for a live webinar on "Exploring the 1950 Census."  More information is available on the GSBC web page.
 
Advance registration is required; click here.


DNA Workshop
DNA Workshop  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, April 3
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
 


Second Saturday: Expanding Your German Research Beyond Ancestry and FamilySearch
Second Saturday: Expanding Your German Research Beyond Ancestry and FamilySearch  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, April 9
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
 
This presentation will help German researchers learn about some powerful resources beyond the “standards.” These include the online Meyers Gazetteer, Archion, Matricula, and Compgen.de.  We’ll review each resource and talk about how to navigate them even if you don’t speak German.
 
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: Carolyn Schott has researched her German ancestors for more than 20 years, following their wanderings through Eastern Europe before arriving in the U.S. She is a former board member of the Germans from Russia Heritage Society (GRHS), a founder of the Black Sea German Research Community (www.blackseagr.org), and author of the book Visiting Your Ancestral Town. Her writing has received several awards from the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors.
 
To make a $5.00 donation for a program you enjoyed or plan to attend, click here:ZZZZZ


Scandinavian Interest Group
Scandinavian Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, April 10
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84909719327?pwd=dTFkMG1XN3E2MnBkUTMyUUJFdTBsZz09
 
Share information and discuss Scandinavian ancestral research.
Karen K and Kathi M will discuss the history of counties, parishes, and towns.
 
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.
 
Meeting ID: 849 0971 9327
Passcode: 842354
 
Image by WikiImages from Pixabay


Irish SIG
Irish SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, April 16
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, April 16
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


Japanese American SIG
Japanese American SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, April 24
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 __[this could be you]__
 


DNA SIG
DNA SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, April 30
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



Registration opens for SLIG Fall Classes  (Virtual Event-$$)
Registration opens for SLIG Fall Classes (Virtual Event-$$)  (External Events)
Saturday, May 14
11:00 am
 
SLIG Fall Virtual 2022 classes will run for 10 weeks, September 8 thru November 17, 2022.  Registration opens on 14 May 2022 at 12:00 noon Mountain / 11:00 AM Pacific.
Some classes fill very quickly.
 
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Second Saturday: Giving Our Female Ancestors a Voice
Second Saturday: Giving Our Female Ancestors a Voice  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, May 14
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
 
The absence of women in historical records often makes our research challenging. Using social history to create rich biographical sketches allows us to bring our female ancestors out of the shadows of the law or their husbands. This presentation offers a narrative lineage set in 19th century Ireland, England, and the U.S., which uses historical context to bring the unique stories of women to life.
 
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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: 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.
 
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