SKCGS Activities & Events

Due to the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" emergency our meetings will meet virtually.

Saturday, October 3, 2020
Family Tree Maker User Group
10:00 - 12:00pm (PDT)
Open Discussion:  Bring Your Questions!

Contact Winona Laird at for further information or to add your name to the notification list.

Monday, October 5, 2020
Persons of Interest #ResearchOpportunity
1:00 - 3:00pm (PDT)
Organizer: SKCGS Education Team
First meeting of a new group: Persons of Interest #ResearchOpportunity

If you have a Person of Interest you would like the group to help you with:

  • Send an email to this group with a good, descriptive subject line ending with #ResearchOpportunity
  • In the body of the email or in a Google doc you link us to, tell us everything you know in a timeline
Whether or not you have a Person of Interest, show up be ready to help out your fellow researchers.

For more information.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
SKCGS Board Meeting

7:00 - 8:00 pm (PDT)
Presented Virtually. Contact:

Monday, October 12, 2020
Genetic Genealogy / DNA Special Interest Group
1:00am - 3:00pm (PDT)
When DNA is the Only Option: Hunting for Ann's Father.
presented by Janet Stroebel
Follow along as Janet walks through a case study in which she uses DNA along with conventional genealogical research to try to identify an adoptee's biological father. Although she has not yet solved the mystery, she will share her techniques and hypothesis.

If you have not yet joined our online group please do so to ensure getting the calendar invitation/reminder of the online meeting. Remember to acknowledge your email to complete the membership.

Saturday, October 17, 2020
General Meeting
10:00am - 12:00pm (PDT)
 Detours Around - Irish Roadblocks & Stone Walls
Presented by: Stephen Morrison
To join the meeting, click or paste into your browser: or call: (US) +1 803-998-0085 PIN: ‪657 955 900# . Join for meeting invitations and discussion.

Monday, October 19, 2020
Technology User Group (TUG)
1:00 - 3:00pm (PDT)
"Findagrave and search techniques for burial records on FamilySearch"
presented by Susan Jaycox
Findagrave and search techniques for burial records on FamilySearch

If you have not yet joined our online group please do so to ensure getting the calendar invitation/reminder of the online meeting. Remember to acknowledge your email to complete the membership.

Friday, Octber 23, 2020
King County Public Library Program
6:00 - 7:30pm (PDT)
“County Histories”
presented by Winona Laird

Learn about the American County Histories & how to use them in your research.  When did county histories start?  Why use county histories?  Learn what the personal, historical & cultural can help us in our genealogical research.

For more information.

Saturday, October 24, 2020
10:00am - 1:30pm (PDT)
 Two Virtual Sessions on DNA
Presented by: Diahan Southard
Diahan began in the genetic genealogy industry when she helped pioneer the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation (SMGF). Now having spent nearly 20 years in the genetic genealogy community, all of her knowledge and experience have culminated as owner of Your DNA Guide where she and her team provide personalized, interactive experiences to assist individuals and families with interpreting genetic results in the context of their genealogical information.

She has written quick sheets to aid in DNA test interpretation and produced an online DNA tutorial series on genetic genealogy. She and her team also provide expert genetic genealogy research and DNA mentoring services to directly impact genealogists seeking to use DNA in their family history research. She writes for Family Tree Magazine, Your Genealogy Today and her own blog.

Diahan is well known for her lectures which are always fun, upbeat, and full of energy, as well as her graphics which are clear and easy to understand. She has a passion for genetic genealogy, a genuine love for people, and a gift for making the technical understandable.

For more information.

Monday, October 26, 2020
Genealogy Chat
1:00pm - 3:00pm (PDT)
There is no agenda; we just meet and chat because we like one another, and enjoy helping one another. Invite your genealogy buddies if they don't attend yet!

Click or paste into your browser: or call: (US) +1 567-236-0144 PIN: ‪853 666 756#. Join for invitations and discussion.

Saturday, November 21, 2020
General Meeting
10:00am - 12:00pm (PDT)
 Genealogy Pit Stop: Researching in 15 Minute Increments
Presented by: Thomas MacEntee
Location TBD.

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