SKCGS Activities & Events

Saturday, December 4, 2021
Family Tree Maker User Group
10:00 - 12:00pm (PT)

Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM. Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.


Monday, December 13, 2021
Genetic Genealogy / DNA Special Interest Group
1:00am - 3:00pm (PT)
Topic is: "Segment match (Gedmatch Tier 1 Tool) & Other Use of Segment Data for Genetic Genealogy"

Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.


Friday, December 17, 2021
Research Workshop
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Seating is limited RSVP REQUIRED to Winona at w.laird@skcgs.org
Kent Family History Center, 12817 SE 256th St, Kent, WA 98042


Monday, December 20, 2021
Technology User Group (TUG)
1:00 - 3:00pm (PT)
Topic is: "The Riches in the FamilySearch Wiki"

Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG for meeting link, meeting reminders and discussion. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.


Monday, December 27, 2021
Genealogy Chat
1:00 - 3:00pm (PDT)
Meet Up and Chat About Genealogy

Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another! Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society for meeting link, discussion and meeting reminders. This is a virtual meeting with closed captioning available. Dial-in (audio only) is also available.


Tuesday, January 4, 2021
SKCGS Board of Directors Meeting

6:30pm - 8:30 pm (PT)

SKCGS Board Meeting. All SKCGS members are invited to attend; only Directors may vote. Write to Board@skcgs.org for the meeting link.


Saturday, January 15, 2021
General Meeting
10:00am - 12:00pm
“The Hicks Babies: Case Studies in Finding Birth Parents"
Presented by: Dr. Leah Larkin

From the early 1950s to the mid 1960s, Dr. Thomas Hicks ran a community health clinic in McCaysville, Georgia.  On the side, he mediated illegal adoptions, selling hundreds of newborns on the black market to couples who couldn't have children of their own. These so-called “Hicks babies” have no paper trail to document their true parentage. DNA testing has allowed many of them to reunite with their biological families. Three case studies will demonstrate effective research strategies for unknown parentage searches using DNA.

A biologist-turned-genealogist, Leah Larkin loves using DNA to solve family mysteries and teaching others to do the same.  She blogs at theDNAgeek.com, runs several online genealogy groups, and lectures internationally.  She also collaborates on new approaches for genetic genealogy, including the revolutionary "What Are the Odds?" tool at DNAPainter.com.


More Upcoming General Meetings
December - No Meeting
15 January 2022 - “The Hicks Babies” by Dr. Leah Larkin
19 February 2022 - "Using Lesser Known Resources for Genealogical Research i.e. Internet Archive, Hathi Trust, PERSI” by Gena Philbert Ortega

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