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SKCGS Monthly General Meetings

When: Third Saturday of the month except July, August & December, 9:30 AM social time prior to the program at 10 AM.
A business meeting will follow the program.

Where: Wesley Homes Lea Hill, 32049 109th Pl SE, Auburn, WA 98092, 2nd floor Assembly Room Google Map.

Everyone interested in Genealogy and Family History is invited to attend.

Wesley Homes - Lea Hill, Driving Directions (Scroll down Driving Directions are on right side)

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 Family History Month
Genealogy Help Desks

Burien Library, 400 SW 152nd St., Burien, WA 98166 AND at the Covington Library,  27100 164th Ave SE,  Covington, WA 98042

October 21, 2017

General Meeting
Beyond Tours and Trinkets: Research Resources at the Kent Historical Museum

Presented by Tessa Yeaman

As museums struggle to gain new visitors, they are reinventing themselves as research facilities. Learn about the types of resources available to you in libraries and archival repositories at your local  Bereiter House Museum, home of the Greater Kent Historical Society.   From family histories to yearbooks, this program will help kick start your research at the Kent Historical Museum.

Tessa Yeaman is former Social Studies teacher who obtained Bachelor's degrees in History and Education. She completed extensive graduate work in U.S. History with an emphasis in Pacific Northwest History, and completed her Masters degree in Museum Studies at the University of Washington. Her thesis work was in Museum Theater at living history museums. Tessa's professional career has taken her into the research and management of local history and historic house museums. She still continues to follow her passion in the development of educational programming at a variety of informal learning institutions.


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

October 21, 2017 Beginning Genealogy Class
Vital Records: Birth, Marriage and Death

    Vital records are one of the best resources for building a family tree.   Learn the strengths and weaknesses of the information contained in vital records and where to locate them.  Learn to search examine and order copies of vital records available through online state digital archives and county offices and what to use when vital records are not available.

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.

October 23, 2017 Technology Users Group (TUG)
All Things Family Search

Searching records, genealogies and trees, books, card catalogue, and Wiki

    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.

October 27, 2017 New Writing Special Interest Group

The WIG  focus’ on how to START writing stories about our family and ancestors. It is a roundtable type of meeting where we share ideas, tips and experiences on how to get past the "Oh, How do I begin?" syndrome. We mentor and "Pep Talk" each other in a comfortable and safe atmosphere on how to start writing. At each meeting a writing assignment (short) will be given for the following meeting.
Meetings will be on the 4th Friday of the month except for November which will be on the first Friday after Thanksgiving weekend Friday. No meetings in July, Aug, Dec. Changes will be noted on the SKCGS webpage.

For more information contact Lowell Tuttle, SKCGS Genealogist

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

November 18, 2017

General Meeting
My Grandpa Worked for the Railroad

Presented by Janice Lovelace

My Grandfather worked for the railroad as did many men in the 19th and 20th centuries. Learn how to discover which company, what type of job and where they worked. This presentation will focus on railroad companies and how to access their records including pensions.

Janice Lovelace Ph.D., has 20 years of experience in family history research as well as academic work in the area (Genealogy and Family History certificate at UW in 2012, certificate program in genealogy at Boston University in 2013). A member of Seattle Genealogical Society for a number of years, she joined the SGS Board as Vice-President in June 2014. She is also a member of Association of Professional Genealogists. In her work life, she is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialization in child and family therapy and has been a private practice therapist and a faculty member teaching psychology.

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

November 18, 2017 Beginning Genealogy Class
Searching the Census

    The federal population census records (1790- 1940) are basic resources for genealogists to learn more about their ancestors.  Learn how to search by name and/or location at Ancestry.com and FamilySearch and what microfilm rolls are available at the National Archives.  Discover family members, neighbors, occupations, education levels and much more.

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.

For More Upcoming Meetings and Events

South King County Genealogical Society
PO Box 582, Auburn, WA 98071-0582
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