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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.

September 17, 2016

Where in the U.S. are you researching?

Facilitated by Marilyn A. Schunke

Come prepared to share favorite research resources for the state(s) in which you are currently researching. As we share in small breakout groups, let’s chat and all learn from each other.

Marilyn A. Schunke

Marilyn has been researching her family for 20 years. She is a graduate of the University of Washington’s Genealogy and Family History Certificate Program. She is currently a member of the New York Genealogical Society, Washington State Genealogical Society, Eastside Genealogical Society, as well as South King County Genealogical Society (SKCGS). She has supported genealogy education in Puget Sound as Education Coordinator at Heritage Quest Research Library for several years and presenter of a Microsoft Windows 10 class. Marilyn is currently serving on the SKCGS Board as circulating librarian.

October 15, 2016

Who Should I Include In My Tree?

Presented by Dave Liesse

This question has arisen in several quarters recently. We all know that investigating siblings and cousins is often necessary to reliably evaluate evidence pertaining to our ancestors, but where do we go beyond that? Do we concentrate on just our direct ancestral lines, or do we also research our cousins' spouses' families? What about our cousins' descendants? Of course, we all know the answer; it's the same as the answer to most genealogical questions. In this program Dave Liesse will discuss the various possibilities and help you determine what the right answer is for you.

Dave Liesse

Dave Liesse first developed his interest in genealogy sometime in the early 1970s after reading, of all things, a Woody Woodpecker comic book! Shortly after that he learned his grandmother had been active in the field for many years and he was hooked. They took a field trip from her home in northwest Indiana to the Newberry Library, in Chicago, where he did his first actual research. Over time he learned to do things more methodically, and Dave has slowly grown his data base while determining exactly what his long-term interests are (unfortunately, he's also found that clues to more than just the vital statistics are in somewhat short supply in his family, but that doesn't deter him). He can trace family lines to Belgium, Germany, England, and Ireland. Dave has been active in the South King County Genealogical Society since moving back to King County in 2010. He currently serves as President, Coordinator of the Computer Users Group, Assistant Coordinator of the Family Tree Maker Users Group, Chair of the Bylaws Committee, and Chair of the 2018 Seminar. He has also served as Treasurer and Chair of the Education Committee and is a member of the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

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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