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

SGS 2021 Fall Seminar with Ari Wilkins
SGS 2021 Fall Seminar with Ari Wilkins
Saturday, October 16, 2021
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom. Registration Required.
Program includes--
  • Black and White Southern Families in Southern Plantation Records
  • Mysterious Relatives
  • Friends of Friends: Quakers and African American Communities
  • Reconstructing Communities Using Sanborn Maps, Census Records, and City Directories
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. Learn about Ari's work with Black Genesis.

SGS 2020 Fall Seminar with Blaine Bettinger
SGS 2020 Fall Seminar with Blaine Bettinger
Saturday, October 17, 2020
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
Are you one of the 30 million people who have tested their DNA?
We all come from somewhere. Where does your DNA take you? Dive in with the Seattle Genealogical Society and renowned DNA expert Blaine Bettinger to begin your journey.
Genetic genealogy is rapidly changing. Stay current and dig deeper with Dr. Bettinger’s new presentations. The most enthusiastic and experienced genealogists still have much to uncover. 
Program includes:
"Formulating a DNA Testing Plan" 
"Real-Life Y-DNA"
"Using DNA Painter to Map Your DNA"
"The Latest Developments in Genetic Networks" 
And a commemoration of our DNA Special Interest Group celebrating 10 years!
Syllabii will be emailed to all registrants in advance of the seminar.
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.

SGS 2019 Fall Seminar with Tom Jones
SGS 2019 Fall Seminar with Tom Jones
Saturday, October 5, 2019 through Sunday, October 6, 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fairview Christian School, 844 NE 78th St, Seattle
Back by popular demand, we are delighted to have Dr. Tom Jones visit Seattle once again. Tom is an award-winning genealogical researcher, writer, editor, and educator. He has co-edited the National Genealogical Society Quarterly since 2002, and he is the author of the textbooks Mastering Genealogical Proof and Mastering Genealogical DocumentationLearn more about the seminar here.
Please note: the SGS Library is closed during the seminar so our dedicated volunteers can attend.