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A History of Saar Pioneer Cemetery And Its Inhabitants

Available Again!

$40.00 plus $6.00 shipping and handling

In 2005, the South King County Genealogical Society took on the monumental task of restoring the long-neglected and often-vandalized Saar Pioneer Cemetery, located at 91st and 212th Way, Kent, Washington.

The cemetery is the final resting place of nearly 200 early pioneers of Kent and surrounding areas. Their stories are documented in this book of over 400 pages, which was researched and compiled by members of the South King County Genealogical Society. The accounts illustrate the commitment these pioneers made in migrating across this country to build new homes and lives in the early White River Valley.

ISBN: 978-0-692-01423-3

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

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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.

April 15, 2017

Google Tools Beyond Basic Search

Presented by Janet O’Conor Camarata

Genealogists depend on Google for searching the web, and yet there are many, more frequently un-used Google tools available to assist in researching our ancestors. Learn how to locate photos; find missing relatives; translate foreign records; find obituaries and related news articles; locate county histories and biographies; download books for reading later; keep learning through videos and resolve research problems with discussion groups. Maximize your research experience using Google's tools.

Janet O’Conor Camarata

Janet O'Conor Camarata is a genealogist with over 25 years experience and a member of SKCGS. 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.

May 20, 2017

LifeStory Writing Workshop

Presented by Charley Kempthorne

Most LifeStory Workshops are about two entertaining hours long.  They are exhilarating and exciting workshops in which people discover that they've been very good writers all along.  They just didn't know how to get started!  The best way to get started is to join with friends and others and write and share what you've written.  Charley Kempthorne,  an experienced writer and writing coach has presented these entertaining and instructive workshops all over the USA and Canada. He is assisted by his wife, June.   There are four parts to every workshop. First, we start with some memory-stimulating exercises.  Second, we write for fifteen minutes, and then, third, we read aloud (this is voluntary, of course) what we've written, Fourth and finally we talk about ways to publish what we're doing--and (not exactly by the way) to keep on writing and publishing!  

Charley Kempthorne

Charley Kempthorne has been writing since he was 11, when he purchased a typewriter with his share of the money he’d earned from the sale of  the family’s small wheat crop.  He painted the keys with luminous paint so that he could write after lights out.  (It didn’t work.)  He wrote all through high school and the Navy.  He edited a newsletter for his ship and even wrote a column for a patient newsletter when he was hospitalized in 1962. He  has graduate degrees in writing from the University of Kansas and from the famed Iowa Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa.  He began a career as a university professor, but within a few years resigned to write full time and to raise his young family on a  farm in the Flint Hills of  Kansas.  He and his wife supported themselves by starting a painting and papering business.  During these years until 1992 most of his writing was done early in the morning in a journal.  His journal is now more than seven million words and, printed out, fills a double closet shelf.

Current Meeting Location: Wesley Homes - Lea Hill
32049 109th Pl SE, Auburn, WA 98092

Take the stairs or elevator to the Assembly Room on the second floor.

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

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.

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