Other Events

Other l ocal events:

Free classes at the Fiske Genealogical Library. Classes will be held at Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Avenue E, Seattle. To see a list of dates, locations and class topics, see the Fiske Library website. JGSWS members Nancy Adelson and Mary Kathryn Kozy are two of the instructors for the fall session.

Cyndi Ingle will present “Go West, Young Man: Online Resources for the Western United States” on Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7 PM, at the LDS Bellevue South Stake Center (across 148th from Bellevue College, behind the LDS temple), 15205 SE 28th St, Bellevue, WA. This presentation will discuss the cowboys, ranchers, miners, and pioneers with wanderlust that led to colorful history and lifestyles. Learn about traditional & unique records found in the Wild West. Admission is free. For more information, visit the Eastside Genealogical Society website.

Dick Eastman, author of Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter, will be presenting four topics at the Seattle Genealogical Society Fall Conference on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The seminar will be held at Fairview Christian School, 844 NE 78th St., Seattle from 8 AM to 4 PM. For more information about the topics and registration, see the Seattle Genealogical Society website.

JGSWS member Mary Kathryn Kozy will present “Using Social Media for Family History: Why Bother?” at the Seattle Genealogical Society monthly meetin on Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 1 PM to 2:30 PM, at the SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA. This presentation will discuss various social media outlets (Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, etc.) and how they can be used to help with family history research.

Ongoing events:

The Mac Genealogy group meets on the second Wednesday of the month, October to June, from 7-9 p.m. at the Fiske Genealogical Library, 1644 43rd Ave E, Seattle WA 98112. Programs include general research topics, as well as Mac-specific topics such as instruction on the Reunion genealogy database. To be added to the contact list, e-mail dhettrick@earthlink.net. The Mac Group is a special interest group sponsored by the Seattle Genealogical Society and the Fiske Library.

Classes and "brick wall" workshops at the National Archives, Pacific Alaska Region,
6125 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115-7999. Brick wall discussion groups are free on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Workshop schedule: http://www.archives.gov/pacific-alaska/seattle/public/workshops.html. Workshops are free unless otherwise indicated. Advance registration is strongly encouraged. To register, call (206) 336-5115 or e-mail seattle.archives@nara.gov.

Past events:

Nancy Adelson presented two free classes on Essential Jewish Genealogy classes on Sunday, November 6, 2016:

10 AM to noon at Temple B'Nai Torah, 15727 NE 4th St., Bellevue
2-4 PM at the Mercer Island Public Library, 4400 88th Avenue SE, Mercer Island

Nancy talked about how to begin, improve and/or continue your journey in search of your Jewish ancestors. She covered helpful resources, methodologies and support for researching Jewish Genealogy, including organizational “how to’s”, Jewish naming traditions, vital records, and highlights in using online resources such as JewishGen.org.

Nancy is a founding member and Immediate Past President of JGSWS, and she's a Director of JewishGen GerSIG. She was JGSWS Program Chair 2003-2015 and Program Co-Chair of the 2013 International Association of Jewish Genealogical Society (IAJGS) Conference in Boston, MA. She has written a book about her father and his family.

We hope you enjoyed the IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy, hosted by JGSWS in August 2016! You can find a collection of blog posts about the event at http://extrayad.blogspot.com/2016/08/iajgs-2016-conference-blogger-compendium.html.

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