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Discovering Amelia: The Story of a Pennsylvania Dutch Woman, 1854-1931
Discovering Amelia: The Story of a Pennsylvania Dutch Woman, 1854-1931  (Online Classes)
Thursday, April 2
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Follow this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/664765827
 
Join Heidi Mair for an online presentation summarizing the search for her maternal great-grandmother. 
 
Topics include:
Major events and changes during Amelia's lifetime​ included the Civil War, technological advances from the telephone to the sewing machine, World War I, labor unions, prohibition and more. How did these changes affect life in small town America? Who are the Pennsylvania Dutch and what are some of the challenges researching their records? Genealogical research spanning more than 30 years - what worked and what didn't? 
50-minute presentation followed by discussion.  
 
Read the story of Heidi's search in Discovering Amelia.
 
 


FamilySearch Interest Group - CANCELLED  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, April 4
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
 


Scandinavian Interest Group - CANCELLED  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, April 5
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington


Family History Writers' Group
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, April 8
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
The April meeting will meet via Zoom. The logon will be emailed to current members.
 
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


Coffee Klatch and Membership Meeting  (Special Events)
Saturday, April 11
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Follow this link to join - https://zoom.us/j/305340772
 
This is an informal and "virtual" meet up. We will review the year in the past and upcoming events. The conversation starter is “What online resource have you found particularly helpful?” It does not have to be about genealogy, but you get a gold star if it is!


April Board of Directors Meeting  (Special Events)
Monday, April 13
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington


Irish Interest Group - CANCELLED  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, April 18
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington


German Interest Group - CANCELLED  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, April 18
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington


Dancing with the Spanish Lady: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918
Dancing with the Spanish Lady: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918  (Online Classes)
Thursday, April 23
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Follow this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/491608500
 
Schools canceled, closed theaters and churches, social distancing... all of these of public health measures in effect today were used to help combat the influenza pandemic of 1918. Lisa will share how influenza affected Seattle in 1918 and the country. Just as today's pandemic is affecting all of our lives, 1918's influenza affected the lives of our ancestors. After the presentation, we can share stories of the impact on our ancestors and how we're getting along too! 
 
Speaker: Lisa Oberg
 



FamilySearch Interest Group
FamilySearch Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, May 2
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle


Level I-Genealogy Basics and Beyond
Level I-Genealogy Basics and Beyond  (Online Classes)
Tuesday, May 5 through Tuesday, June 16
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online class
 
The Level I-Genealogy Basics and Beyond course is suitable for everyone and covers how to successfully conduct research in census records, vital records, newspapers, city directories, churches, cemeteries, military records; using major online resources along with libraries and archives; and so much more. The course will challenge you in perfecting your genealogy skills.
 
Online class meets on Tuesday evenings on May 5, 12, 19, 26, and June 2, 9, 16. 
 
 
Instructor: Valerie Lair


Family Tree Maker Users Group
Family Tree Maker Users Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, May 9
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
Learn and share tips and tricks for using Family Tree Maker 2017 by Software MacKiev .
 
Chair: Reiley Kidd


Second Saturday: “1890-1920 – The Progressive Era and Women’s Rights”
Second Saturday: “1890-1920 – The Progressive Era and Women’s Rights”  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, May 9
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
A wide range of social movements arose across the U.S. from 1890 - 1920, a period known as the Progressive Era. Progressive reformers sought to end political corruption, improve the lives of individuals and increase government intervention to protect citizens. How did the Progressive Era impact women in their communities, including your ancestors?
 
The women's suffrage movement was part of this wave of Progressive Era reforms culminating in the passage of the 19th Amendment on August 18th, 1920. And prominent suffragettes led progressive-era causes that impacted women. Discover the fascinating lives and accomplishments of Jane Addams, Nellie Bly and Ida B. Wells-Barnett as well as local leaders Emma Smith DeVoe, Abigail Scott Duniway, Alice Lord and others. This presentation has been rescheduled from April 11 to May 9.
 
Speaker: Heidi Mair
 
This lecture 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/


May Board of Directors Meeting  (Special Events)
Monday, May 11
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington


MAC Computer Interest Group
MAC Computer Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, May 13
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fiske Genealogical Library, 1644 43rd Ave E, Madison Park, Seattle
 
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.
 
Co-Chairs: Lisa Marker and Diane Hettrick


Deadline  for Women’s Suffrage Centennial Family History Writing Contest
Deadline for Women’s Suffrage Centennial Family History Writing Contest  (Special Events)
Friday, May 15
 
Share the story of your  female ancestor 100 or more years ago. Submit your story by May 15, 2020. Read our guidelines before submitting your story. Winners will be published in the Fall 2020 edition of our Journal of the Seattle Genealogical Society and our top three stories will be awarded:
  • ​First prize will be awarded $100
  • Second prize will be awarded $75
  • Third prize will be awarded $50
 


SGS 2020 Spring Seminar with Fritz Juengling CANCELLED  (Seminars)
Saturday, May 16
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fairview Christian School, 844 NE 78th St, Seattle
 
Dr. Juengling holds a Master's and Doctorate in German Philology with minors in both English and Linguistics. Philology is a highly specialized field of study, combining languages, linguistics, paleography and history. He is an Accredited Genealogist for Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden. Fritz is the German, Dutch and Scandinavian Research Specialist at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and speaks widely at genealogical conferences and seminars. 
 


Family History Writers' Group
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Tuesday, May 19
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
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


Memorial Day
Memorial Day  (Holiday Closures)
Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25
 
 


DNA Interest Group
DNA Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, May 30
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle
 
Quarterly meeting. Come early for the Beginner Session 9:30  - 10:00 am.
Note that this meeting takes place in the fellowship hall at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, see map.
An annual $5.00 contribution is collected at the door to fund rental of the space.
 
Chairs: Cary Bright and Herb McDaniel


Irish Interest Group
Irish Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, May 30
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Share information and discuss Irish ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth


German Interest Group
German Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, May 30
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Share information and discuss German ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth



FamilySearch Interest Group
FamilySearch Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, June 6
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
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: How I Discovered my Female Ancestor
Digging Deeper: How I Discovered my Female Ancestor  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, June 6
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Seattle Public Library 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
 
In this interactive workshop, panelists will share how they found their female ancestor, and lead a discussion on best practices and resources available to genealogists. Come with your story to share, a brick wall to solve or simply listen to the fascinating stories.
 
Level 4, Room 1 (Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room).
 
 
Panelists: Jill Morelli, Mahina Oshie, TBA
 
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/
 


DNA Workshop
DNA Workshop  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, June 7
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
Watch for details!
 
Chair: Cary Bright


June Board of Directors Meeting  (Special Events)
Monday, June 8
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington


June Membership Meeting  (Special Events)
Saturday, June 13
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington


Family History Writers' Group
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Tuesday, June 16
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
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
Irish Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, June 20
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Share information and discuss Irish ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth


German Interest Group
German Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, June 20
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Share information and discuss German ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth



Independence Day
Independence Day  (Holiday Closures)
Saturday, July 4
 
 


Scandinavian Interest Group
Scandinavian Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, July 12
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Share information and discuss Scandinavian ancestral research.
 
Chair: Karen Knudson



Women's Suffrage Centennial Celebration
Women's Suffrage Centennial Celebration  (Elsewhere Around the Sound)
Saturday, August 22
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Washington State Capitol
 
 
Join the Washington Women's Commission and the Washington State Historical Society for a day-long event at the State Capitol in Olympia featuring speakers, exhibits, vendors, music, parades and more!
 


Special Genealogy Weekend with Daniel Horowitz of My Heritage  (Elsewhere Around the Sound)
Saturday, August 22 through Sunday, August 23
1:00 pm to 12:00 pm
Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, Room 1
 
Watch for details!
 



Labor Day
Labor Day  (Holiday Closures)
Monday, September 7
 
 


MAC Computer Interest Group
MAC Computer Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, September 9
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fiske Genealogical Library, 1644 43rd Ave E, Madison Park, Seattle
 
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.
 
Co-Chairs: Lisa Marker and Diane Hettrick


Family Tree Maker Users Group
Family Tree Maker Users Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, September 12
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
Learn and share tips and tricks for using Family Tree Maker 2017 by Software MacKiev .
 
Chair: Reiley Kidd


Irish Interest Group
Irish Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, September 19
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Share information and discuss Irish ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth


German Interest Group
German Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, September 19
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Share information and discuss German ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth


DNA Interest Group
DNA Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, September 26
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle
 
Quarterly meeting. Come early for the Beginner Session 9:30  - 10:00 am.
Note that this meeting takes place in the fellowship hall at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, see map.
An annual $5.00 contribution is collected at the door to fund rental of the space.
 
Chairs: Cary Bright and Herb McDaniel



10th Anniversary DNA Interest Group Conference
10th Anniversary DNA Interest Group Conference  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, October 3
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
Conference for all members. Speakers TBD. Watch for details!
 
Chair: Cary Bright


DNA Workshop
DNA Workshop  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, October 4
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
Watch for details!
 
Chair: Cary Bright


Scandinavian Interest Group
Scandinavian Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, October 11
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Share information and discuss Scandinavian ancestral research.
 
Chair: Karen Knudson


SGS 2020 Fall Seminar with Blaine Bettinger
SGS 2020 Fall Seminar with Blaine Bettinger  (Seminars)
Saturday, October 17
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fairview Christian School, 844 NE 78th St, Seattle
 
Dr. Blaine Bettinger is a professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence. He is the author of the popular blog, The Genetic Genealogist  and frequently gives presentations and webinars to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry.
 
Please note: the SGS Library is closed during the seminar so our dedicated volunteers can attend.
 
Watch for registration information!


Irish Interest Group
Irish Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, October 24
10:15 am to 12:15 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Share information and discuss Irish ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth


German Interest Group
German Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, October 24
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington
 
Share information and discuss German ancestral research.
 
Chair: Jean Roth



DNA Workshop
DNA Workshop  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, November 1
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
Watch for details!
 
Chair: Cary Bright


Mayflower 400
Mayflower 400  (Special Events)
Wednesday, November 11
 
 
400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower in Plymouth, MA
 
 


MAC Computer Interest Group
MAC Computer Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, November 11
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fiske Genealogical Library, 1644 43rd Ave E, Madison Park, Seattle
 
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.
 
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
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
 
Learn and share tips and tricks for using Family Tree Maker 2017 by Software MacKiev .
 
Chair: Reiley Kidd