Other Events

Other local 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.

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:

Sunday, March 6, 2022, at 10 AM PST: Special presentation co-sponsored by the JGS British Columbia and JGSWS: Megan Lewis of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum spoke about the museum's resources for genealogical research.

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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