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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)

September 2, 2017 Family Tree Maker Users Group Note: Location Change
Federal Way Regional Library, 34200 1st Way S., Federal Way, WA 98003, 10:15 to 11:45 AM, Conference Room (Map)
September 16, 2017 General Meeting
SKCGS Technology Users Group (TUG): All Things Related to Information Technology

Presented by Janet O’Conor Camarata

The South King County Genealogical Society (SKCGS) is scheduling a daytime meeting of their Technology User's Group under the leadership of Janet O'Conor Camarata.  The group is intended for genealogists who use personal computers, tablets and smart phones for research and records management. The group will meet regularly to discuss the best use of each, share knowledge and experience and learn about information technology, including tools, media, apps and websites.

Janet O'Conor Camarata is a  genealogist with over 25 years experience. She is a seminar presenter and trainer in genealogy societies across Washington and supported genealogy by volunteering in a variety of ways – seminar presenter, educator, newsletter editor, program coordinator and past-president of South King County Genealogical Society (SKCGS).   She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the New York Genealogical Society and is a graduate of the University of Washington Genealogy and Family History program.  She has a B.A. (Education) degree from Central Washington University and a Master’s degree from Antioch University.  She also taught within The Boeing Company and at the University of Phoenix.


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

September 16, 2017 Beginning Genealogy Class
Fundamentals of Genealogy

Starting your genealogy and learning all the sources available for your research.  Forms to use in recording your information and tips in filling them out.  Keep organized by using a research notebook.  Learn about the "Research Cycle" and setting goals.

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 18, 2017 Technology Users Group (TUG)

September 22, 2017 New Writing Special Interest Group

On September 22, Friday, between 1 pm and 3 pm at the Covington Library there will be an organizational meeting of the new Writing Special Interest Group. This SIG will focus on how to START writing stories about our family and ancestors. This will be a roundtable type of meeting were we will share ideas, tips and experiences on how to get past the "O, How do I start/begin" syndrome. We will mentor and "Pep Talk" each other on how to start writing.

For more information contact Lowell Tuttle, SKCGS Genealogist

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.

For More Upcoming Meetings and Events

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PO Box 582, Auburn, WA 98071-0582
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