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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

SKCGS Board Meeting

7:00 - 8:00pm

Board Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at the Valley Regional Fire Department, 1101 D St NE, Auburn, WA 98002. All Members are welcome to attend, but only Board Members may vote.

 

 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

General Meeting

10:00am - 12:00pm

Annual General Membership Meeting

Elections, then a Brick Wall Panel, staffed by Janet Camarata, MaryLynn Strickland, and Karen V. Sipe.

 

We are asking members to fill out a form describing their brick wall and send it to the Secretary or the Vice-President by 12 May.

 

Janet O'Conor Camarata is a  genealogist with over 25 years experience. 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.

 

MaryLynn Strickland. Since becoming a member of the South King County Genealogical Society in 2003 MaryLynn has served in a number of positions.  She has managed the surname file, updated it, and prepared it for addition to the society website.  She has been co-coordinator of the Computer Interest Group for a number of years.  She founded and chairs the Heritage Photo Interest Group which focuses on the history, preservation, restoration, identification and digitizing of photographs.  For the past several years MaryLynn has been the newsletter editor of the society’s bi-monthly, So King News.  She has been an active member of the SKCGS Board of Directors, serving in the office of treasurer, on the budget, review and other committees.  She has spent considerable time helping with the cleanup and restoration of the Saar Pioneer Cemetery in Kent.  MaryLynn spent many hours proofing the King County Death Index, 1891-1907, preparing the it for submission to the Washington State Digital Archives website.  She has done a great deal to forward the mission of the South King County Genealogical Society, being an avid volunteer, taking on numerous jobs as required.

 

Karen V. Sipe has a deep background in genealogy, having conducted research for over 45 years. Last year she received the Award of Excellence from NGS for her book, “The Youtsey Family in America”. Karen is a volunteer for NARA (including their Brick Wall Lunch), Find A Grave and teaches for the Fiske Library in Seattle. In the past, she has transcribed records for the Missouri State Archives, Washington State Digital Archives, and compiled several books and finding aids for NARA pertaining to maritime records. Teaching genealogy, DNA and helping others is her passion. She also enjoys writing and has had articles published, locally and nationally.

 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Beginning Genealogy Class

12:00 - 1:00pm

Genealogy Timelines

Timelines can aid your genealogy research in many ways.  Timelines create a personalized path through the past.  Help expose the gaps in your research.  Timelines can serve as an outline for writing your ancestor's story.

Pre-Registration required before each class

Register before the next South King County Genealogical Society meeting or email the list of classes you plan on attending to Winona Laird.

Classes will be held after the General Meeting. Classes will be in the Theater and will start at Noon and will last for 50 minutes.

 

Friday, May 25, 2018

Writing Special Interest Group

1:00 - 3:00pm

Long lost cousins or unknown relatives found and met. Tell the story of how you found a lost or unknown relative and your meeting with them, face to face. Or if you were adopted how you found one or both birth parents or sibling(s). What were the emotions, bad or good, at the first meeting.

KCLS Covington Library. 27100 164th Ave SE, Covington, WA 98042.

 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

SKCGS Board Meeting

7:00 - 8:00pm

Board Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at the Valley Regional Fire Department, 1101 D St NE, Auburn, WA 98002. All Members are welcome to attend, but only Board Members may vote.

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

General Meeting

10:00am - 12:00pm

Hidden Web:  Digging Deeper

When Google and traditional search engines don't return useful information, don't stop there. We will explore resources that are invisible to Google and hidden deep within web sites and proprietary databases. The "hidden web" lies buried within the collections for commercial web sites, libraries, archives, and museums. We will also talk about the importance of indexes that deep-link into web sites online, thus uncovering hidden gems of information that may not be found easily through a search engine query.

 

Presented by: Cyndi Ingle

 

Cyndi Ingle.  Owner, webmaster of Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet, a categorized index to more than 327,000 on-line resources. A genealogist for more than 33 years, she is an active member of several genealogical societies. Guest lecturer for genealogical society meetings and seminars.  Author of a three books for genealogical research on the Internet.

 

 

 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Beginning Genealogy Class

12:00 - 1:00pm

Citing Your Genealogical Sources

Understand the function of citing sources.  Format Citations to the standards set.  Citing genealogy sources can improve your family history research.

Pre-Registration required before each class

Register before the next South King County Genealogical Society meeting or email the list of classes you plan on attending to Winona Laird.

Classes will be held after the General Meeting. Classes will be in the Theater and will start at Noon and will last for 50 minutes.

 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Seminar

Seminar

 

 

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