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SKCGS Monthly General Meetings

When: Third Saturday of the month except July, August & December, 9:30 a.m. social time prior to meeting at 10 a.m.

Where: The meetings take place at the First Baptist Church of Kent, 11420 SE 248th St., Kent, WA 98030 (Map).

For information call: 253-277-2102.

April 19, 2014

Volunteer Recognition by MaryLynn Strickland
Surname List by Michelle Lyons

May 17, 2014

Topic TBD

June 21, 2014

Germans from Russia

Presented by Jean A. Roth

The unique ethnic group known as "Germans from Russia" has a broad history from the 18th century migration from Germany to Russia's Volga River Region at the invitation of the Empress Catherine the Great to the 19th century migration to Black Sea and Crimean settlements under Czar Alexander I, and the mass migrations to North and South America prior to the Russian Revolution and finally exile to Siberia and Kazakhstan in 1941 for those left behind. In 1991, the fall of the Soviet Union opened up exciting research possibilities once thought impossible to obtain. Through the efforts of organizations like the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, the Germans from Russia Heritage Society, the new Center for Volga German Studies, and a dedicated group of volunteers - Russian Archives have opened. Researchers from all over the world are coming together to share their once-lost family histories.

Jean A. Roth

Jean A. Roth is a retired Certified Travel Consultant and has been an active genealogist with the Seattle Genealogical Society since 1977 - researching her German, Irish, and English ancestry. She is an Honorary Life Member and has served the Society as President and Director of Education. She is the current SGS Vice-President and Group Leader for the Irish and German Special Interest Groups. She also serves on the Board of Seattle's Irish Heritage Club as a genealogical advisor. Jean is a Life Member of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia and is the Greater Seattle Chapter's President. She serves on the National AHSGR organization as a Village Coordinator and Historian for her paternal ancestral villages in Russia's Volga River region.

Genealogy Training Center • Genealogy in Today's World

The Genealogy Training Center will provide interactive genealogy and hands-on computer courses to those just beginning to capture their family history and for those who already know the basics to family history and genealogical research and wish to improve their research skills. The courses will incorporate the basics of genealogy, the use of technology to meet their personal family history goals and to share that information with others. Courses will include the basic records sets used in genealogical research, the methodology to accomplish their objectives, enhanced data accuracy, sourcing of data records and the steps to permanently preserve their family's records and history. The courses cover searching for ancestors and family members, the ability to draw conclusions from the information found, recording sources and locations, and following the next steps to find more relevant information, and to help students dig deeper into their family's past.

Courses will include genealogical record sets, research inside and outside the United States. Technology will be part of each class. A variety of resources for doing research available for genealogists will be offered.

The classes will be held at IBEW Local No 46, Computer Lab, 19802 62nd Ave S, Kent, WA 98032 (Map)

The instructors will be Janet O'Conor Camarata and Winona Laird.

See the Genealogy Training Center Services page for class listings & registration form.

King County Birth Register

Washington State Digital Archives

Transcription & Indexing done by members of the South King County Genealogical Society Extractions Committee.

SKCGS transcription of the King County Birth Register 1891-1907

This database contains the names of 19,668 people who were born in King County from 1891-1907.

The Extraction Committee under the leadership of Martha Richards using microfilm and digital images transcribed the records from the birth register. The index from the transcription made it possible for the Washington State Digital Archives to put these images online, and provide the record search facility.

King County Death Register

Washington State Digital Archives

Transcription & Indexing done by members of the South King County Genealogical Society.

King County Death Register 1891-1907

This database contains the names of 16,998 people who died in King County from 1891-1907.

Seattle Birth Register Volume 1

Washington State Digital Archives

Transcription & Indexing done by members of the South King County Genealogical Society.

SKCGS transcription of Seattle Birth Records Vol. 1 - 1 November 1890 - 30 December 1891

This database contains the names of 687 people who were born in Seattle, King County, Washington from 1 Nov. 1891 - 30 Dec. 1891.

Seattle Death Register

Washington State Digital Archives

Transcription & Indexing done by members of the South King County Genealogical Society.

Seattle Death Registers Index, 1881-1907

This database contains the names of 13,916 people who died in Seattle, King County, Washington during 1881-1907.

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