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Second Saturday: Border Reivers  (Virtual/Hybrid)
Second Saturday: Border Reivers (Virtual/Hybrid)  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, December 10
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
 
Border Reivers: The Beginnings of America’s Scotch-Irish with Craig Gowens
 
To participate via Zoom, please click here to register in advance for the virtual meeting.
After registering, you will be able to join the meeting immediately from the registration window.  You will also receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
Speaker: Craig Gowens is an active member of the Seattle Genealogical Society, co-leader of the SGS DNA special interest group, and avid researcher of Scottish ancestors.
 
To make a $5.00 donation for a program you enjoyed or plan to attend, click here:ZZZZZ


Brags and Bricks
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
Monday, December 12
10:00 am to 11:30 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84606058611?pwd=dTMyWUIrVDdTY1drSnNHSy9FUk00Zz09
 
Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges or just come to chat with other genealogists. 
 
Meets weekly unless otherwise noted. Zoom meeting opens about 10 minutes early with a waiting room. Please be patient.
 
Facilitator: Varies 
Contact Education@seagensoc.org to receive weekly email reminders.
 
Meeting ID: 846 0605 8611
Passcode: 819314
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay


SGS Board of Directors Meeting (Virtual)
SGS Board of Directors Meeting (Virtual)  (SGS Meetings)
Monday, December 12
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Members must sign in to website to see Zoom link
Members must be signed in to view Zoom Meeting info.
 
If you are not currently signed in, do so on "Members Home," then return to this calendar entry and click on meeting info link above.
 
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Write It Up
Write It Up  (Special Interest Groups)
Monday, December 12
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Meeting via Zoom
 
Are you looking for inspiration to write up your family history research?
This group meets online the second Monday of the month at 7PM Pacific.Join us to share and discuss writing projects, resources, and ideas.  Research reports, articles for publication, family histories and memoirs--all genres welcome and encouraged.
 
Members share their latest writing project by the 1st of the month to give others time to read and review.  Depending on the number of pieces submitted, each piece will be given at least 10 minutes discussion.
 
Group Contact: Alaine Keisling (Keisling@gmail.com)
 
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Tech Tuesdays
Tech Tuesdays  (Classes and Workshops)
Tuesday, December 13
10:00 am to 11:00 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88463700548?pwd=bkFTckRQMXdZQXJxUndobGIwN2xkQT09
 
Drop in on Tech Tuesdays, the popular informal consult time on DNA, genealogy software, and genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcomed, especially those who are just starting.
 
These occur virtually on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. No appointment necessary. No guarantee we can solve your problem, but we sure will try.
 
Zoom room opens about 10 minutes early with a waiting room.  Please be patient.
 
Facilitators: Varies (Jill Morelli, Cary Bright, Ceil Rogers, Christine Schomaker)
 
Meeting ID: 884 6370 0548
Passcode: 066748
 
Image by Mary Pahlke from Pixabay


Irish SIG
Irish SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, December 17
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
Share information and discuss Irish ancestral research.
 
You only need to register once for all Irish SIG meetings June through December 2022.  After registering, you will also receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Keep this email; it may be the only link you get.  If you forget to register in advance or misplace the email with the link, don't worry.  Register again. You will be able to join the meeting immediately from the registration window.
 
If you want to keep informed of the groups activities between meetings, email Susan McKee at SFMcKee@yahoo.com to be added to the Irish SIG mailing list.
 
Facilitators: Susan McKee and Jim Ryan
 
Image by Siggy Nowak from Pixabay


German SIG
German SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Saturday, December 17
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
Christmas traditions for Germans around the world. Share the holiday traditions from your German ancestors.
 
You only need to register once for all German SIG meetings June through December 2022.  After registering, you will also receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Keep this email; it may be the only link you get.  If you forget to register in advance or misplace the email with the link, don't worry.  Register again. You will be able to join the meeting directly from the registration window.
 
Facilitator: Carolyn Schott
 
Image by Carolyn Schott


Virtual Sundays: Something Old, Something New
Virtual Sundays: Something Old, Something New  (Classes and Workshops)
Sunday, December 18
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
 
Topic: Just Do It! Self-Publishing Your Work
You have, like me, been thinking that it might be time to put “The Book” about your family together. We will cover some hints how to make this seemingly insurmountable task one that you can handle. I am a big fan of small bites to achieve a big goal.  Usually the first hurdle is self-talk: “I am not a good writer.” Trust me—-it doesn’t matter. Your descendents will love anything you do. The corollary to the first adage is “But I am not done with my research yet!” You will never be done, so you need to get started anyway. Let's see what our options are for self-publishing!
 
Register in advance for this meeting (click here).
After registering, you will be able to join the meeting immediately from the registration window.  You will also receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
Speaker: Jill Morelli, CG, is a writer, lecturer, and researcher specializing in methodology, the U.S. Midwest, and Scandinavia. In 2017, she founded the online “Certification Discussion Group,” sharing her journey and demystifying the process of submission of a portfolio to the Board for Certification of Genealogists.  Jill is past president of the Seattle Genealogical Society and co-founder of the Applied Genealogy Institute.
 
To make a $5.00 donation for a program you enjoyed, or plan to attend, click here:ZZZZZ
 
Image from shutterstock.


Brags and Bricks
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
Monday, December 19
10:00 am to 11:30 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84606058611?pwd=dTMyWUIrVDdTY1drSnNHSy9FUk00Zz09
 
Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges or just come to chat with other genealogists. 
 
Meets weekly unless otherwise noted. Zoom meeting opens about 10 minutes early with a waiting room. Please be patient.
 
Facilitator: Varies 
Contact Education@seagensoc.org to receive weekly email reminders.
 
Meeting ID: 846 0605 8611
Passcode: 819314
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay


Family History Writers' Group
Family History Writers' Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Tuesday, December 20
10:00 am to 12:00 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 is not currently accepting any new members.
 
Group Contact: Gail Stevens
 


Brags and Bricks
Brags and Bricks  (Special Interest Groups)
Monday, December 26
10:00 am to 11:30 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84606058611?pwd=dTMyWUIrVDdTY1drSnNHSy9FUk00Zz09
 
Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges or just come to chat with other genealogists. 
 
Meets weekly unless otherwise noted. Zoom meeting opens about 10 minutes early with a waiting room. Please be patient.
 
Facilitator: Varies 
Contact Education@seagensoc.org to receive weekly email reminders.
 
Meeting ID: 846 0605 8611
Passcode: 819314
 
Images by klimkin and Couleur from Pixabay


Tech Tuesdays
Tech Tuesdays  (Classes and Workshops)
Tuesday, December 27
10:00 am to 11:00 am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81767035103?pwd=MWpHdURSK2lCb3JPTDVuK2JGNXh3dz09
 
Drop in on Tech Tuesdays, the popular informal consult time on DNA, genealogy software, and genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcomed, especially those who are just starting.
 
These occur virtually on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. No appointment necessary. No guarantee we can solve your problem, but we sure will try.
 
Zoom room opens about 10 minutes early with a waiting room.  Please be patient.
 
Facilitators: Varies (Jill Morelli, Cary Bright, Ceil Rogers, Christine Schomaker)
 
Meeting ID: 817 6703 5103
Passcode: 438311
 
Image by Mary Pahlke from Pixabay



Scandinavian Interest Group
Scandinavian Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
Sunday, January 8, 2023
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
"What's in a Name? Patronymic and other naming conventions in Sweden and Norway."
 
Share information and discuss Scandinavian ancestral research.
 
Hosts: Karen Knudson and Kathi M.
 
NOTICE: SGS has imposed more security on our Zoom meetings. This meeting will begin with a waiting room.  The host must take action to let people into each meeting.  We usually try to get there about 10 minutes ahead of time. Please be patient.
 
To join the Zoom meeting click here.
Meeting ID: 815 1648 1131
Passcode: 616451
 
Image by WikiImages from Pixabay


MAC Computer SIG
MAC Computer SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
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. Meetings 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 macusersig@seagensoc.org to be added to the mailing list.
 
Co-Chairs: Lisa Marker and Diane Hettrick
 
Image by Pexels from Pixabay


Centennial Kickoff: Will the 2020s Roar Like the 1920s? (Virtual ONLY)
Centennial Kickoff: Will the 2020s Roar Like the 1920s? (Virtual ONLY)  (Special Events)
Saturday, January 14, 2023
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
 
Will the 2020s Roar like the 1920s? by historian William Woodward, in conjunction with Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau.

A pandemic, protests, and economic jolts ushered in the so-called “Roaring Twenties.”  Americans adjusted in ways both innovative and counterproductive. What lessons from the 1920s can we apply to our own looming 20s?
 
This event will be streamed via Zoom. To register, please click here.
 
NOTE: In-person attendance has been cancelled due to scheduled elevator repair at Good Shepherd. If you want to test using Zoom before this event, contact Ceil Rogers at education@seagensoc.org.
 
William Woodward is an award-winning professor of American and Pacific Northwest history at Seattle Pacific University. His teaching, research, and writing focus on iconic elements of regional and national culture, including the military and baseball. His co-authored pictorial history of the Washington National Guard was released in 2019. Woodward lives in Seattle.
 

 


Virtual Sundays: Something Old, Something New
Virtual Sundays: Something Old, Something New  (Classes and Workshops)
Sunday, January 15, 2023
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
RESCHEDULING.  STAY TUNED.
 
Topic: Soldiers, Spies, and Farm Wives: The Changing Roles of Women During the Civil War
Wars are horrific events that tear apart families, sometimes forever. These events, however, also lead to opportunities for women to fill roles that otherwise might be denied to them. Even Eleanor Roosevelt ascribed “The Great War” to advancing her activism into realms she had never dreamed of. The Civil War was no different in offering opportunities—to live life differently or even to die—to a certain group of women of the mid-1860s. We will explore pre-war opportunities and compare and contrast that with wartime and post-Civil war opportunities for women on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line.
 
Register in advance for this meeting (click here).
After registering, you will be able to join the meeting immediately from the registration window.  You will also receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
Speaker: Jill Morelli, CG, is a writer, lecturer, and researcher specializing in methodology, the U.S. Midwest, and Scandinavia. In 2017, she founded the online “Certification Discussion Group,” sharing her journey and demystifying the process of submission of a portfolio to the Board for Certification of Genealogists.  Jill is past president of the Seattle Genealogical Society and co-founder of the Applied Genealogy Institute.
 
To make a $5.00 donation for a program you enjoyed, or plan to attend, click here:ZZZZZ
 
Image from shutterstock.


EGS Family Tree Maker SIG
EGS Family Tree Maker SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
Friday, January 20, 2023
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
 
Join Eastside Genealogical Society and SGS to learn and share tips and tricks for using Family Tree Maker by Software MacKiev.  The meetings open about 15 minutes in advance.  You can join and/or leave whenever you have to, and you may email your question(s) in advance or bring them up during the meeting.
 
If you want to be on the Eastside Genealogical Society Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group email list, send your request to egsgenealogyhelper@yahoo.com.
 



Second Saturday: Black Miners in the Western U.S.  (Virtual/Hybrid)
Second Saturday: Black Miners in the Western U.S. (Virtual/Hybrid)  (Classes and Workshops)
Saturday, February 11, 2023
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
 
Black Miners in the Western U.S. with Janice Lovelace
The discovery of gold and later coal in the mid-19th century drew thousands, including African Americans, to the West Coast. Where did they go and what was life like for these Black men and women? What records can researchers find of their lives? In keeping with our centennial celebration, join us to hear the little-known story of the Black families who moved west to mine coal and other minerals.
 
We hope to share this presentation with an audience at the SGS library in the Good Shepherd Center as well as Zoom participants.  See registration information below. 
 
To view it with others at the library, please register in advance to reserve a spot.  A link will be provided here in the near future.  You will be notified if onsite viewing has to be cancelled for any reason.  The speaker will present "virtually," over Zoom.
 
To participate via Zoom, please click here to register in advance for the virtual meeting.
After registering, you will be able to join the meeting immediately from the registration window.  You will also receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
Speaker: Janice Lovelace, Ph.D., a genealogical researcher and lecturer, is an instructor at the Midwest African American Genealogical Institute (MAAGI) and author of the National Genealogical Society’s online continuing education course African American Roots: A Historical Perspective. She presents on DNA, ethnic minority genealogy, and research methodology.
 
To make a $5.00 donation for a program you enjoyed or plan to attend, click here:ZZZZZ



SGS 2023 Spring Seminar
SGS 2023 Spring Seminar  (Seminars)
Friday, March 10, 2023 through Saturday, March 11, 2023
5:00 pm to 11:59 am
Meeting via Zoom. Registration Required.
 
Diana Elder, AG, and Nicole Dyer, authors of Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide and its companion volume, Research Like a Pro with DNA: A Genealogist's Guide to Finding and Confirming Ancestors with DNA Evidence, and hosts of the Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast, will present 4 lectures over 2 days: Friday evening, 5-8, and Saturday morning, 9-noon.
 
Program includes--
  • Objectives, Analysis, and Locality Research
  • Research Planning, Source Citations, Research Logs, & Written Conclusions
  • Organizing DNA Results
  • Using DNA to Solve a Family History Mystery
Registration link will be provided in January 2023.
 
Presentations will be recorded and available (only) to registrants for a limited time.
 
Diana Elder, AG, and Nicole Dyer are a mother-daughter team of professional genealogists, owners of Family Locket Genealogists LLC (FamilyLocket.com).  Diana is accredited in the Gulf South region of the United States and serves as a Commissioner for ICAPGen™, working with a team teaching through webinars, classes, and a series of videos hosted on YouTube about the accreditation process. Nicole speaks regularly at genealogy conferences, including RootsTech and the National Genealogical Society Conference.



Special Centennial Seminar
Special Centennial Seminar  (Seminars)
Saturday, June 17, 2023 through Sunday, June 18, 2023
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom. Registration Required.
 
As part of our ongoing centennial celebration, enjoy an extra seminar focused on heirlooms, presented by The Family Curator, Denise Levenick.  We will offer 4 lectures over 2 days: Saturday morning, 9 to noon, and Sunday afternoon, 1 to 4 (Pacific times).  This seminar is free to SGS members and available for a small fee to non-members.
 
Program includes--
  • Preserving the Past: Archiving and Digitizing Your Family Keepsakes
  • Selecting and Preparing Images for Family History Projects
  • Archival Storage Strategies and Solutions
  • Family History Projects for the Digital Age
Registration will open in May 2023.
 
Presentations will be recorded and available to SGS members and non-member registrants for a limited time.
 
The Family Curator, Denise Levenick, is the author of How to Archive Family Keepsakes and How to Archive Family Photos. Her roots are in Kansas, Illinois, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Germany, and she loves researching in old courthouses and town halls.