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Second Saturday: Did My Ancestors Really Pay For The Mayflower Voyage?
Second Saturday: Did My Ancestors Really Pay For The Mayflower Voyage?
Saturday, October 10
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom

While researching her English ancestral roots, Lori Lee kept seeing non-specific references to her family being among a group who provided the capital for the Mayflower voyage...but is it true? Perhaps you also have a Mayflower family legend you wish to research during the 400th Mayflower Commemoration year? Join Lori Lee as she defines a topical research plan you can follow then identifies whether her family legend is factual or a myth propagated through the years.
 
Speaker: Lori Lee Sauber


Virtual Cemetery Tour
Virtual Cemetery Tour
Saturday, October 31
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
Back by popular demand - watch for details! 
 
Presenters: Lisa Oberg and Amber Brock
 



Digging Deeper: Researching Women's History
Digging Deeper: Researching Women's History
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. 
 
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/
 


Second Saturday: For the Record: Memoir, Oral History, and Writing Family Stories
Second Saturday: For the Record: Memoir, Oral History, and Writing Family Stories
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 



Second Saturday: Welcome to the SGS Library
Second Saturday: Welcome to the SGS Library
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



Second Saturday: How Healthy is Your Family Tree: Discovering Health Issues
Second Saturday: How Healthy is Your Family Tree: Discovering Health Issues
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.



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
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



Second Saturday: Digging Up New Dirt – Unearthing the ‘Real’ New England Immigrant
Second Saturday: Digging Up New Dirt – Unearthing the ‘Real’ New England Immigrant
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



Second Saturday: To be announced
Second Saturday: To be announced
Saturday, May 8, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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