MONTHLY SCHEDULE

JANUARY – EARLY FEBRUARY 2023 MEETINGS & EVENTS

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PROGRAM UPDATES

  • All meetings are online except the in-person Research Group and Genealogy Help at the Auburn Library

  • Live transcription (captioning) is available during our Zoom meetings by request

  • Online meeting participants need to register for SKCGS Zoom meetings. Register at our website skcgs.org or use links below. Upon registration, Zoom will send a confirmation email with instructions on joining the meeting.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023, 6:30pm PT

SKCGS Board of Directors Meeting (online)

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

Friday, January 6, 2023, 12:30 – 2:30 pm PT

EGS German Interest Group (online)

“Start the New Year Right – Get organized by letting software do the work”

Several EGS-GIG members will demo free software that can help turn your piles and files into easily stored and retrievable data.

Visitors welcome and more information at https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com

Registration is required:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkduGhrD0oHdzvk-1f4Rrz6A55HZjWBbrx

Saturday, January 7, 2023, 10:00am – 12:00pm PT

Family Tree Maker Users Group (online)

Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM.

Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdu6uqzgiGdDn7eCsOAgkvdOXktX127sz

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Subscribe to the free SKCGS FTM email list for meeting reminders and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG

Monday, January 9, 2023 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT

Genetic Genealogy/DNA Interest Group (online)

“How to include DNA data in family histories - from cMs to admixture (ethnicity)”

Read or watch:

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucuCvqTsqHNcN7wBEC0fB_3-TRYD1rZLm

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Subscribe to the free SKCGS Genetic-Genealogy email list for meeting reminders and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Genetic-Genealogy

Monday, January 16, 2023 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT

Technical User Group (online)

“Creating a Research Plan”

Read or watch:

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAucuigqj4uH92bWWD2uycX9Z1uSsRLY4K6

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Subscribe to the free SKCGS Tech User Group email list for meeting invitations and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/TUG

Friday, January 20, 2023, 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT

Research Group (in-person)

For SKCGS members

Kent Family History Center 12817 SE 256th St., Kent, WA

Seating is limited

RSVP REQUIRED to Winona at w.laird@skcgs.org

Saturday, January 21, 2023, 9:30am PT social time; 10:00am – 11:30am PT program

SKCGS General Meeting (online)

Michael Strauss presents “Descendancy Research: Another Pathway to Genealogy”

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvcO2rrzkvHNSTicHwOeUk4X9xA5nJOUQ7

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This meeting will be recorded for playback by members.

Breaking through the challenges of brick walls has never been more rewarding; genealogists are often taught that the only way to do successful research is to search backwards through time; going back as far as you can. This lecture assumes a new focus on doing research by tracing all of the descendants of an ancestral couple to present; as we will examine the methodology to find living persons who may hold the key to your family history research. Focus is also given to provide an actual case study of doing this kind of research.


Michael L. Strauss, AG has been employed as a forensic investigator for thirty years, most recently he works as a research manager for Ancestry ProGenealogists. Michael is a native of Pennsylvania and a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He is a court qualified expert witness in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Michael is a national genealogical lecturer and instructor and is a faculty member at Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), and the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR) where he coordinates the military history and research courses. Michael was the film historian for the 2015 Academy Award nominated movie Finding Vivian Maier and has been involved in Civil War and Mexican American War reenacting for more than twenty-five years.

Monday, January 23, 2023 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT

Genealogy Chat (online)

Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another!

Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUud-uqpzoiGtEMxlqDBQ_fUeS8oZjScF71

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Subscribe to the free SKCGS email list for meeting invitations and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society

Thursday, January 26, 2023 11:00am – 1:00pm PT

Genealogy Help with SKCGS at the Auburn Library (in-person)

Genealogy questions? SKCGS offers one-on-one help with a volunteer

1102 Auburn Way S

Auburn, WA 98002

Registration not required. In-person event. Safety guidelines and current protocols followed. More information at King County Library, email kcls-auburn@kcls.org

Friday, February 3, 2023, 12:30 – 2:30 pm PT

EGS German Interest Group (online)

“How to get Research Help at FamilySearch.org with emphasis on Germanic research” by Becky Adamson

Visitors welcome and more information at https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com

Registration is required:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUscumurjkvHN24nnXuesZboNYV2AjBAygJ

Saturday, February 4, 2023, 10:00am – 12:00pm PT

Family Tree Maker Users Group (online)

Question & Answer. Each month, we will learn about using the features of FTM.

Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdu6uqzgiGdDn7eCsOAgkvdOXktX127sz

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Subscribe to the free SKCGS FTM email list for meeting reminders and discussion: https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG

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MEMBERSHIP: We welcome guests to our meetings and special interest groups, which are free. Naturally we hope that visitors will want to become members. Support like yours helps us to educate and engage with our community to foster interest in family and local history. Regarding our programs, even if and when we can meet again in person, we will continue with some virtual programs. You can find more information about membership at our website at https://www.skcgs.org/support-skcgs/membership.