Society Events and Activities Calendar : South King County Genealogical Society

SKCGS Activities & Events

January 2, 2018

SKCGS Board Meeting

Board Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at the Valley Regional Fire Department , 1101 D St NE, Auburn, WA 98002. 
All Members are welcome to attend, but only Board Members may vote.

January 6, 2018 Family Tree Maker Users Group Note: Location Change
Kent Regional Library, 212 2nd Ave N, Kent, WA 98032, 10:15 to 11:45 AM, Small Meeting Room (Map)
January 12, 2018

Research Workshop
Kent Family History Center

Websites accessible at the Family History Center are FamilySearch.org, Ancestry.com. My Heritage, Find my Past and more.

Held at the Kent Stake Center, 12817 SE 256 St, Kent, WA 98030 from 1-3:30pm. Use Entrance on the West side of building, ring the doorbell on the right side of Entrance doors.

January 20, 2018

General Meeting
Genealogy Roadshow

Bring your family artifacts and heirlooms to learn how to care for these treasures, understand their values, and how values can change over time. This will also provide an opportunity to share your item’s fascinating stories passed from generation to generation.

Presented by Lisa Oberg
Associate Director / History of Science and Medicine Curator

Lisa Oberg,'s inspired by the Bicentennial, Lisa began researching her family history at the age of 12. She’s especially enamored with her Luxembourg ancestors. Lisa received her library degree from the University of Washington, where she is the Associate Director of Special Collections. Lisa has taught numerous online courses aimed at library staff serving genealogists. She also serves on the advisory board for the UW's Genealogy and Family History program, a certificate she received in 1996.

Meetings are held at Wesley Homes Lea Hill, 32049 109th Pl SE, Auburn, WA 98092 from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 2nd floor Assembly Room. Google Map
Presentation at 10:00 AM

January 20, 2018 Beginning Genealogy Class
Supplemental Census Records

    The U.S. government also collected non-population, special supplemental censuses, collecting territorial data, agriculture, manufacturing, slave schedules, state, veterans, social statistics, and mortality (causes of death).  Learn to locate images of the censuses and how to email images or save images to USB flash or thumb drives.

Pre-Registration required before each class
Register before the next South King County Genealogical Society meeting or email the list of classes you plan on attending to Winona Laird.

Classes will be held after the General Meeting.  Classes will be in the Theater and will start at Noon and will last for 50 minutes.

January 22, 2018 Technology Users Group (TUG)
All Things PowerPoint

How to create and edit PowerPoint presentations.

    The Technology User Group is intended for genealogist who use personal computers, tablets, and smart phones for research and records management. The group meets the first Monday after the general meeting to discuss the best use of each, share knowledge and experience, learn about information technology, including tools, media, apps and websites.

Meetings are held at the KCLS Covington Library , 27100 164th Ave SE, Covington, WA 98042 from 1-3pm.

January 26, 2018

SKCGS Writing Special Intrest Group
A Famous or Infamous Ancestor

The new topic/assignment/lesson will be to write a first draft narrative (or a research outline) of a famous OR infamous ancestor, with as much information as possible.

Classes are ran by Lowell Tuttle.

Meetings are held at the KCLS Covington Library , 27100 164th Ave SE, Covington, WA 98042 from 1-3pm.

February 6, 2018

SKCGS Board Meeting

Board Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at the Valley Regional Fire Department , 1101 D St NE, Auburn, WA 98002. 
All Members are welcome to attend, but only Board Members may vote.

February 17, 2018

General Meeting
Key Records for U.S. Genealogy Research Before 1850

This class will explore the methodologies and key record sources for genealogy research pre-1850 in the U.S. The presentation will include examples of key record sources which can aid in proving relationships between generations. Examples will include records from probate, land and deeds, tax records, court records, church records, bible records, military pensions, immigration records and newspapers.

Presented by Janice Blackhurst

Janice Blackhurst has more than 30 years’ experience in genealogy research and has been working professionally as a genealogist for the past 8 years. She started her business Genea In A Bottle in 2009 (www.geneainabottle.com) and has completed many projects for individual clients and subcontracted to companies such as Genealogyfreelancers.com , Genealogists.com, HeirSearch and Sogeni S.A. located in Switzerland. Janice became an accredited Genealogist (AG®) in 2014 accrediting in the Gulf South United States. She is a member of the International Commission for the Accreditation of Genealogists, the Association of Professional Genealogists and a member of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. She has presented many lectures in the Seattle area and at Family History Expos. She especially loves researching in her accredited area but has broad research experience in all of the U.S. and many international countries. Due to the history of the U.S. south, she has wide experience with Spanish records and documents and Hispanic genealogy. Her international research projects have included ancestries in England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Mexico, Spain, France, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Poland and the Caribbean. Her background in Spanish is a great benefit in researching records in other languages. She also spends many hours volunteering as a Family History Consultant for the LDS church, and presents often at the Susan Woodin Chapter of the NSDAR.

Meetings are held at Wesley Homes Lea Hill, 32049 109th Pl SE, Auburn, WA 98092 from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 2nd floor Assembly Room. Google Map
Presentation at 10:00 AM

February 17, 2018 Beginning Genealogy Class
Research the Newspapers

    Newspapers records include announcements, obituaries, anniversaries, legal notices, letters to the editor, social columns filled with personal news of the daily experiences and lives of your family and their neighbors.  Learn how to access a variety of historical newspapers to see you ancestors as part of a larger community.

Pre-Registration required before each class
Register before the next South King County Genealogical Society meeting or email the list of classes you plan on attending to Winona Laird.

Classes will be held after the General Meeting.  Classes will be in the Theater and will start at Noon and will last for 50 minutes.

March 6, 2018

SKCGS Board Meeting

Board Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at the Valley Regional Fire Department , 1101 D St NE, Auburn, WA 98002. 
All Members are welcome to attend, but only Board Members may vote.

March 17, 2018

General Meeting
Adoptions and DNA: Finding Long Lost Family

This class is a more-than-basic practical guide to using DNA and family research methodology to build your biological family tree and find living biological relatives of adoption participants. In this class, we will review two adoptee’s stories of how we found living biological relatives. We will learn about DNA basics, DNA search tips and understanding DNA testing results. We will then learn how to build a DNA Match’s family tree with documented resources only to discover potential relatives. Finally, we will learn how to ask questions and find answers using on-line resources that will lead you to discovering your own family tree and finding remaining biological relatives. This is an updated class including the rest of the story from last year’s student who was investigating a grandfather’s adoption. We must get through the entire presentation and may not be able to slow down for all questions. There is enough content, technique and intrigue here to interest every family historian.

Presented by Leslie Edmunds

Leslie Edmunds is an expert-level family historian and consultant trainer. She has been developing skills over the last 40 years and enjoys sharing tips and techniques to mine a resource to its fullest potential. She is often heard saying” It’s crazy but true; when I look, I find.” Leslie is known for starting with the vaguest of clues to discover entire family lines for other people. Her regions of expertise include Canada, the US, the UK, Scandinavia, Germany, Luxembourg, Hungary, Slovakia and Northern Europe. Her time periods of expertise include 1940 to present, 1860 to 1940, and 1700 to 1860. Leslie has recently completed projects in compiling surname family units over three centuries in ancestral locations, finding living biological relatives of adoptees, creating biographical stories/timelines from newspapers, 3 creating sourced only family trees, tracing Quaker immigrants, researching civil war participation and using government-sponsored digital archives and demographic databases to hone her skills and develop new resource knowledge. Leslie is all about doing family history on a budget and has an incredible arsenal of free on-line and off-line resources at her finger tips. When she gets bored, Leslie hops onto familysearch.org and cleans up random entries by optimizing the data, attaching digital documents, merging duplicates and finding the “hidden” resources to flesh out a person’s life sketch.

Meetings are held at Wesley Homes Lea Hill, 32049 109th Pl SE, Auburn, WA 98092 from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 2nd floor Assembly Room. Google Map
Presentation at 10:00 AM

March 17, 2018 Beginning Genealogy Class
Immigration, Emigration, Naturalization and Passports

      You want to research your ancestor in Germany, Ireland or France? First you'll need to find when and where they came to the U.S.  Ports of Immigration lined the entire US coast line.  Use an emigrant record for genealogy research.  Learn the naturalization process.  What information is on the Passport applications?

Pre-Registration required before each class
Register before the next South King County Genealogical Society meeting or email the list of classes you plan on attending to Winona Laird.

Classes will be held after the General Meeting.  Classes will be in the Theater and will start at Noon and will last for 50 minutes.

April 3, 2018

SKCGS Board Meeting

Board Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at the Valley Regional Fire Department , 1101 D St NE, Auburn, WA 98002. 
All Members are welcome to attend, but only Board Members may vote.

April 21, 2018

General Meeting
TBD

Meetings are held at Wesley Homes Lea Hill, 32049 109th Pl SE, Auburn, WA 98092 from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 2nd floor Assembly Room. Google Map
Presentation at 10:00 AM

April 21, 2018 Beginning Genealogy Class
Military and Land Records

     Learn about collecting your family records, putting information on forms and using the many sources and repositories to start your genealogy. Learn how to use the repeatable Genealogist’s Research Cycle to stay focused on your research. Learn to use pictures and videos as part of your family history.

Pre-Registration required before each class
Register before the next South King County Genealogical Society meeting or email the list of classes you plan on attending to Winona Laird.

Classes will be held after the General Meeting.  Classes will be in the Theater and will start at Noon and will last for 50 minutes.

May 8, 2018

SKCGS Board Meeting

Board Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at the Valley Regional Fire Department , 1101 D St NE, Auburn, WA 98002. 
All Members are welcome to attend, but only Board Members may vote.

May 19, 2018

General Meeting
TBD

Meetings are held at Wesley Homes Lea Hill, 32049 109th Pl SE, Auburn, WA 98092 from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 2nd floor Assembly Room. Google Map
Presentation at 10:00 AM

May 19, 2018 Beginning Genealogy Class
Genealogy Timelines

     Timelines can aid your genealogy research in many ways.  Timelines create a personalized path through the past.  Help expose the gaps in your research.  Timelines can serve as an outline for writing your ancestor's story.

Pre-Registration required before each class
Register before the next South King County Genealogical Society meeting or email the list of classes you plan on attending to Winona Laird.

Classes will be held after the General Meeting.  Classes will be in the Theater and will start at Noon and will last for 50 minutes.

June 5, 2018

SKCGS Board Meeting

Board Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at the Valley Regional Fire Department , 1101 D St NE, Auburn, WA 98002. 
All Members are welcome to attend, but only Board Members may vote.

June 16, 2018

General Meeting
TBD

Meetings are held at Wesley Homes Lea Hill, 32049 109th Pl SE, Auburn, WA 98092 from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 2nd floor Assembly Room. Google Map
Presentation at 10:00 AM

June 16, 2018 Beginning Genealogy Class
Citing Your Genealogical Sources

     Understand the function of citing sources.  Format Citations to the standards set.  Citing genealogy sources can improve your family history research.

Pre-Registration required before each class
Register before the next South King County Genealogical Society meeting or email the list of classes you plan on attending to Winona Laird.

Classes will be held after the General Meeting.  Classes will be in the Theater and will start at Noon and will last for 50 minutes.

September 22, 2018 Seminar 2018

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