FAMILY TREE MAKER GUEST SPEAKER - DECEMBER 2, 2023
CONGRATULATIONS WINONA LAIRD
Please congratulate our very own Winona Laird for receiving the "Outstanding Volunteer Award" from Washington State Genealogical Society. Winona served as SKCGS President and Vice President and on numerous committees, including chair of the last two seminar committees, head of the Education Committee and the Five-year Planning Committee. She leads the virtual Family Tree Maker special interest group and the in-person research workshop at the Kent FamilySearch Center. Currently, she is teaching the Beginning Genealogy Classes for SKCGS and the Introduction to Genealogy classes hosted by King County Library System. Congratulations, Winona, on your well-deserved recognition!
WELCOME DEBBI WIGEN-NOBLE TO THE SKCGS BOARD
Let's welcome Debbi Wigen-Noble as our new Director of Outreach. As the chair of the Outreach Committee, Debbi will support our Genealogy Help Desk program at local King County Library branches; assist with genealogy and SKCGS publication resources; and serve as liaison to local community groups. Welcome, Debbi!
BEGINNING GENEALOGY CLASSES RESUME IN THE FALL
We're pleased to announce the return of Beginning Genealogy Classes starting in early September. Instructor Winona Laird will present a new topic each month, offered conveniently mid-morning the first Monday of the month and then repeated the following Wednesday evening. Check out the details here.
EXCITING NEWS FROM THE SKCGS EDUCATION COMMITTEE
SKCGS has agreed to present a series of “Genealogy 101” programs for the Renton, Renton Highlands, Des Moines and Woodmont branches of the King County Library System. The programs will be presented virtually, using KCLS Zoom platform. Winona Laird will be the presenter. Register for the classes here.