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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
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‚Äč 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.
 
 


Dancing with the Spanish Lady: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918
Dancing with the Spanish Lady: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918
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
 



Level I-Genealogy Basics and Beyond
Level I-Genealogy Basics and Beyond
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