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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: The meetings take place in the Multi-Purpose Room on the lower level at Wesley Homes Des Moines, 816 S 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198.

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

For information call: 253-277-2102.

September 19, 2015

Genealogy Bingo

October 17, 2015

Where There's a Will… There's a Way to Find New Genealogical Information

Presented by Mary Kircher Roddy

Wills can help you establish genealogical relationships, prove a theory, or just get to understand your ancestors and their world a bit more. This talk will help you find wills and abstracts, understand the difference between them, and learn what to do with the will once you find it.

Mary Kircher Roddy

Mary Kircher Roddy, a Certified Public Accountant, has been a genealogist for 13 years, becoming interested in the subject in anticipation of an extended trip to Ireland. She earned a certificate from the Genealogy and Family History program at the University of Washington in 2005. She is an active member of the Seattle Genealogical Society, having served in multiple board positions and on the seminar and education committees and is a regular facilitator on the SGS Brick Wall panel. She lectures frequently on various genealogical topics in the Seattle area. Her articles, "Mark Golden: A Case Study in World War II Research," and "Sailing in Their Wake," were published in Family Chronicle Magazine in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Her article, "Five Tips for Online Newspaper Research," appeared in the June/July 2013 issue of Internet Genealogy. She presented her research on Mark Golden as part of the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree webinar series. She is currently working on a novel set in the San Francisco area in 1900 and 1901, based on stories of several of her ancestors and their associates which she discovered in her genealogical research.

November 21, 2015

TBA

January 16, 2016

Library Cards: Key to Research Online at Home

Presented by Jim Johnson

You won't want to miss this presentation! Several HQRL librarians have previewed the materials and are excited about what Jim has uncovered. Jim will identify the invaluable databases available from various libraries throughout the Puget Sound region. He will provide the exact path to be followed to access each libraries online databases which you can access while you sit comfortably in your easy chair at home. It is amazing what is available for free when you obtain all these library cards.

Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is the Director of the Heritage Quest Research Library located at 1007 Main St.,in Sumner. Jim has expertise in vital records, Internet research, computer training, and newspaper research and northwest city directories. He will take digital photos of tombstones and loves exploring cemeteries. His knowledge of genealogical topics covers Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Jim regularly uses the Washington State Library, Seattle Public Library, Tacoma Public Library, and Heritage Quest Research Library and the Family History Libraries in the Northwest to conduct research.

Beginning Genealogy Classes

Six Classes for the Beginner or as Refresher Course

12:00 - 1:00 PM, Lower Level Classroom, Wesley Homes Des Moines, 816 S 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198 (Map)
Instructor: Winona Laird, Fee: $15.00 per class - FREE for SKCGS Members.
Pre-registration is required for each class. Register at the next SKCGS meeting or email the list of classes you plan on attending to Winona Laird w-laird@msn.com

  • September 19, 2015 • Fundamentals of Genealogy
  • October 17, 2015 • Citing Your Genealogical Sources
  • November 21, 2015 • Vital Records: Birth, Marriage and Death
  • January 16, 2016 • Searching the Census
  • February 20, 2016 • Researching Newspapers and Directories
  • March 19, 2016 • Military and Land Records

See the Class Flyer for additional details.

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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