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Kaffee Klatsch
Kaffee Klatsch  (Special Events)
Wednesday, October 21
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
To join via Zoom: ttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/85773174624?pwd=eTNYYmJLZFh3V3dvV09pcXE0bVdldz09
 
Meeting ID: 857 7317 4624
Passcode: 217488
 
Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges or just come to hang out with other genealogists. 
 
Facilitator: Sue Jensen


Family History Writers' Group
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Thursday, October 22
11:00 am to 1:00 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 are not currently accepting any new members. 
 
Group Contact: Gail Stevens


Irish Interest Group - CANCELED
Irish Interest Group - CANCELED  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, October 24
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
 
Share information and discuss Irish ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth


German Interest Group - CANCELED
German Interest Group - CANCELED  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, October 24
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
Share information and discuss German ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth


Unearthing Herstories in Cemeteries
Unearthing Herstories in Cemeteries  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, October 31
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
To join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87982016675?pwd=MnN6S1BLQ2dvdUIrY2c2bDVjSGU2Zz09
 
Meeting ID: 879 8201 6675
Passcode: 854661
 
Interested in researching your female ancestors but running into a dead end?Come learn through the stories of local Puget Sound women how to unearth the herstory of your female ancestors utilizing the variety of records created at the end of their lives.
 
Presenters: Lisa Oberg and Amber Brock
 



DNA Workshop
DNA Workshop  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, November 1
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
Watch for details!
 
Chair: Cary Bright and Craig Gowens


FamilySearch Interest Group
FamilySearch Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, November 7
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
Discover the many ways to use Family Tree and FamilySearch on familysearch.org.(link is external)We will feature a different aspect of the website every meeting. There will be time for Q & A.  
 
Chair: Lou Daly


Digging Deeper: Researching Women's History
Digging Deeper: Researching Women's History  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, November 7
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
Beyond census records and vital records, a wealth of information can be found about the experiences of our female ancestors in archives and other special collections. This workshop is aimed at learning how archives are arranged in order to locate information when researching women's history. 
 
In order to get the most out of this workshop it is recommended you plan to connect from a desktop or laptop computer, not a tablet or phone. Activities during the workshop will include web searching and visiting web sites, in addition to viewing documents online. Sign up today!
 
Questions? Contact Lisa Oberg at lisanne@uw.edu.
 
Presenter: Lisa Oberg
Lisa is the Associate Director and the History of Science and Medicine Curator for Special Collections in the UW Libraries. 
 
This workshop is part of the Seattle Genealogical Society's lecture and workshop series: Women's Suffrage in your Family History. We thank the Washington State Historical Society for their grant in support of our project. For more information, see https://www.suffrage100wa.com/
 


November Board of Directors Meeting  (Special Events)
Monday, November 9
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Meeting via Zoom


Mayflower 400
Mayflower 400  (Special Events)
Wednesday, November 11
 
On November 11, 1620, the Mayflower anchored at what is now Provincetown Harbor, Cape Cod.
 
https://www.history.com/topics/colonial-america/plymouth 
 


MAC Computer Interest Group
MAC Computer Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, November 11
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. at the Fiske Genealogical Library. Meetings are open to the public and address topics and resources helpful for those using MacIntosh (Apple) computers and the Reunion program in their genealogy research.
 
The link to logon will be sent to the MAC SIG email list. People wishing to attend should email dhettrick@earthlink.net to be added to the mailing list.
 
Co-Chairs: Lisa Marker and Diane Hettrick


Family Tree Maker Users Group
Family Tree Maker Users Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, November 14
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
Learn and share tips and tricks for using Family Tree Maker 2017 by Software MacKiev .
 
Chair: Rob Sexton


Second Saturday: For the Record: Memoir, Oral History, and Writing Family Stories
Second Saturday: For the Record: Memoir, Oral History, and Writing Family Stories  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, November 14
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom

Your life and family stories comprise an important legacy, but writing them down gets complicated with decisions– which format to choose (memoir? autobiography? genealogical narrative?), what to include, what to leave out, and more. In “For the Record,” author and archivist Claire Gebben leads participants through exercises and strategies for writing about the past, especially in the creation of memoir. This session guides you to the art, and heart of telling your story.
 
Speaker: Claire Gebben 


Family History Writers' Group
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Tuesday, November 17
11:00 am to 1:00 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 are not currently accepting any new members. 
 
Group Contact: Gail Stevens


Irish Interest Group - CANCELED
Irish Interest Group - CANCELED  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, November 21
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
 
Share information and discuss Irish ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth


German Interest Group - CANCELED
German Interest Group - CANCELED  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, November 21
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
Share information and discuss German ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth


Quilting Your Family History
Quilting Your Family History  (Classes and Workshops)
Monday, November 23
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
Cozy up with a quilt and a cup of tea, cocoa or coffee and learn about the role of quilts in family history. Kathy Emmel's special presentation will feature 14 quilts she has made that showcase family history, stories and heritage, as well as celebrations, historical events and groups of people. In addition, she will share an antique quilt whose secrets she unlocked through research. These quilts feature photos printed on fabric, embroidery, heirloom textiles, calligraphy and objects. Hopefully, they will inspire you to find an unusual and unexpected way to share your family stories with others.
 
Presenter: Kathy Emmel
 
Kathy has a background in graphic design and had a 30 career teaching elementary school children in California and Jefferson County, Colorado. Since retirement, she has delved more deeply into the study of genealogy and her family history. She has a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University and completed ProGen 42 as well as having attended a number of classes at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. She is always looking for new ways to share her genealogical finds with others!
 
 
 



FamilySearch Interest Group
FamilySearch Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, December 5
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
Discover the many ways to use Family Tree and FamilySearch on familysearch.org.(link is external)We will feature a different aspect of the website every meeting. There will be time for Q & A.  
 
Chair: Lou Daly


Holiday Celebration
Holiday Celebration  (Special Events)
Saturday, December 12
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom

Save the date!


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



Second Saturday: Welcome to the SGS Library
Second Saturday: Welcome to the SGS Library  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, January 9, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

A tour and informational guide to our physical Library, its holdings and more. Please join us and see what we have that you never knew about!
 
Speaker: Sue Jensen


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


DNA Interest Group
DNA Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, January 30, 2021
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
SGS DNA Interest Group Workshop is meeting via Zoom. To be included you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary Bright at SGSDNASIG@gmail.com to join. 
 
Link to be sent to the email group prior to the meeting with the pdf handout
 
 
Chairs: Cary Bright and Craig Gowens



DNA Workshop
DNA Workshop  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, February 7, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
Watch for details!
 
Chair: Cary Bright and Craig Gowens


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


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

 

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

 
Speaker: Janice Lovelace, PhD.



DNA Workshop
DNA Workshop  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, March 7, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
Watch for details!
 
Chair: Cary Bright and Craig Gowens


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


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

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


DNA Interest Group
DNA Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, March 27, 2021
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
 
To be included you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary Bright at SGSDNASIG@gmail.com to join. 
 
Link to be sent to the email group prior to the meeting with the pdf handout
 
 
Chairs: Cary Bright and Craig Gowens



DNA Workshop
DNA Workshop  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, April 4, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
Watch for details!
 
Chair: Cary Bright and Craig Gowens


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

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


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



DNA Workshop
DNA Workshop  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, May 2, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
Watch for details!
 
Chair: Cary Bright and Craig Gowens


Second Saturday: To be announced
Second Saturday: To be announced  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, May 8, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Save the date!


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


SGS 2021 Spring Seminar with Paul Milner
SGS 2021 Spring Seminar with Paul Milner  (Seminars)
Saturday, May 15, 2021
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
TBA
 
Paul Milner is a native of northern England, is a professional genealogist and internationally known lecturer with 30 years’ experience, specializing in British Isles research. Paul has been designing genealogy workshops, writing books,  and lecturing for over 35 years. He holds an advanced degree in Theology and is particularly knowledgeable about the church and its role in record keeping. As a genealogist he speaks on a variety of topics relating to research in the British Isles, migration to North America and research methodology. Read more about Paul
 
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DNA Workshop
DNA Workshop  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, June 6, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
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Chair: Cary Bright and Craig Gowens


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


DNA Interest Group
DNA Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, June 26, 2021
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
 
To be included you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary Bright at SGSDNASIG@gmail.com to join. 
 
Link to be sent to the email group prior to the meeting with the pdf handout
 
 
Chairs: Cary Bright and Craig Gowens



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

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

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

 
Watch for details!