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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.
The business meeting will FOLLOW the program.

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.

November 15, 2014 • Presentation begins at 10:00 AM •

Newspapers: Ancestor Research is More Than Birth, Marriage and Death Dates

Presented by Dee Haviland Fournier

You have your ancestor's birth, marriage, and death dates. Now, what should you do? This class will help you learn how to fill in the blanks of your ancestor's life history. Newspaper Research answers the questions of Who, What, When, Where, and sometimes Why! Often, leading to and opening new areas of research.

Dee Haviland Fournier

Dee Haviland Fournier began the search for her family history in 1984. She enjoys finding interesting things in old newspapers, especially when they relate to her family or places where they lived. She co-authored a guide for beginning genealogists, Stepping Stones to Genealogy, for the South Bay Cities Genealogical Society (California). She also served on their Board of Directors for eight years! Now residing in Puyallup, Washington, she shares her knowledge with others interested in tracing their family history. Her fields of expertise include Newspaper, French-Canadian, Civil War Research and Roots Magic6.

January 17, 2015 • Presentation begins at 10:00 AM •

Genealogy and Medicine

Presented by Drs. Reiley Kidd and Jeff Otjen

Diseases and causes death in our past, including disease and epidemic timeline and their impact on family history.

Dr. Reiley Kidd, MD

Reiley Kidd, MD is a retired diagnostic radiologist who lives in Seattle with his wife. A native of Memphis, TN, he came to Seattle in 1975 with the Public Health Service. He worked at Virginia Mason Medical Center from 1977 to 2000, and then moved to the Seattle VA, where he worked until his retirement in 2010. He's been interested in genealogy since high school, and is currently serving as Secretary of the Seattle Genealogical Society.

February 21, 2015 • Presentation begins at 10:00 AM •

Beginning Scandinavian Research

Presented by Jill Morelli

Jill Morelli will present an overview of the available genealogical resources for Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Societal norms of each country related to naming practices, immigration patterns and class structure will be compared and contrasted. Jill has traced her Danish and Swedish lines for 10 years and discovered an unknown Norwegian ancestor on her Danish side her father did not acknowledge. Finland and Iceland are not included in the presentation.

Jill Morelli

Jill Morelli is passionate about genealogy focusing on teaching/lecturing, writing and client work. Most often her genealogy clients are looking for an unusual gift for a loved one or to solve (or not!) a particular family tradition. Her life-long vocation as an architect makes her uniquely qualified to do house histories. She is familiar with the documents and reading plans but also equally familiar with the language of architecture. She lectures regularly to local and regional genealogical and non-genealogical groups. There is no more satisfying aspect of her work than getting someone as excited as she is about genealogy and their family history.

March 21, 2015 • Presentation begins at 10:00 AM •

FamilySearch Family Tree

Presented by Lou Daly

Many new possibilities have been developed in the last few years for genealogists interested in recording their family trees online. One of the biggest and most comprehensive ones is the wiki based program called FamilySearch which just launched in November 2013. It's really quite amazing. I have been doing genealogy for over fifty years and I never wanted to put my information online until I was introduced to this program. Now I'm hooked.
Come find out what it is all about and whether it might be something you would be interested in. Some advanced information will also be covered for those of you who are already registered in the program. Q and A time will be included.

Lou Daly

Lou Daly has been doing genealogy since her 20's when she discovered three trunks full of family memorabilia in a secret closet at her grandparent's home. That event started what has turned into a life-long passion. Lou is a graduate of the University of Washington Genealogy and Family History certificate program (2002 and 2005) and has been co-chair of the Fiske Library Mac Interest Group for eight years. She has also served on the Fiske Library board. Professionally an architect, she designed the current home of SGS. A member of many genealogical societies she travels extensively to collect family information, mostly in the Northeast and has almost all of her lines back to immigration (most of them into the 1600's). She is currently working on extending her European lines.

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 Class Schedule 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. 1890 - 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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