JGSWS meets on the second Monday of each month, from September through June. Doors open at 6:30 PM unless noted otherwise. Our meeting location, since September 2013, is the LDS Factoria Building, 4200 124th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006 (in Factoria, just off I-90 and I-405). Occasional meetings will be held at the JCC on Mercer Island. Admission is free.

NEXT MEETING: Monday, November 12, 2018
at the LDS Factoria Building

  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Come early to enjoy the extensive genealogical resources in the JGSWS Library and to network with other attendees.
  • Free Wi-Fi available.
  • Free admission and refreshments provided.
  • Presentation starts promptly at 7:15 PM.

 JGSWS proudly presents:

"Preserving Memories: How to Organize and Turn Your Family Memorabilia into a Personal Archival Project," presented by Molly Bullard, owner of Seattle Photo Organizing


Molly Bullard will teach you how to sort through your memorabilia, explain photo scanning settings for do-it-yourself digitizers, and lead you step-by-step through the process of backing up your digital ancestry archive. You will learn how to organize your materials in order to scan them so you can create your own family archive. This will allow you to simplify, remember, and share your memories with your family.



Molly Bullard is the founder of Seattle Photo Organizing, a company that specializes in transforming diverse collections of archives into accessible memories. In 2005, Molly recognized the potential for this niche market and for the last 12 years has built a business that is dedicated to bridging the technology gap so that her clients can easily access, remember, and share their legacy.

Molly is recognized as an expert in the field and has been highlighted in The Seattle Times, Seattle Magazine, King5 News, New Day NW, CBC Radio, and various guest blogs. She has presented to Ignite Seattle, the Seattle Genealogical Society, the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO), and she teaches monthly classes to clients throughout Seattle and Bellevue on topics such as: How to Organize Your Loose Pictures, Organize Your Digital Pictures on PC and Mac, and How to Create Digital Photo Books.

Download handouts from past meetings.

December 10: Lara Diamond, "DNA Successes Despite Endogamy"
January 14, 2019: Mary Kozy, "Breaking Down Brick Walls"
February 11, 2019: "Helping Us Help You" (tentative)
March 4, 2019: Mark Olsen, "Using FamilyTreeMaker"


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