SKCGS Activities & Events
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
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.
Monday, January 10, 2022
Genetic Genealogy / DNA Special Interest Group
1:00am - 3:00pm (PT)
Topic is: "DNA Painter: New Features"
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.
Saturday, January 15, 2022
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.
Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpc-6prDorH9dSzGgXBoL5kVKhewaZgYxG After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Monday, January 17, 2022
Technology User Group (TUG)
1:00 - 3:00pm (PT)
Topic is: "Geneanet: Triangulation & Surname Matching"
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.
Friday, January 21, 2022
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Access to Find My Past.com, My Heritage.com, Ancestry.com, American Ancestors.org, Geneanet.com
Seating is limited RSVP REQUIRED to Winona at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kent Family History Center, 12817 SE 256th St, Kent, WA 98042
Monday, January 24, 2022
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.
Saturday, February 5, 2022
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.
More Upcoming General Meetings
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
19 March 2022 - “Using Probate Records” by Alexis Scholz