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    1. [WA-SKGS] Transcribers needed who can read handwriting
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. Story is here: http://wasgs.org/blog/2020/02/26/volunteer-transcribers-needed/ This is a Seattle city archives project. Valorie -- http://about.me/valoriez - pronouns: she/her

    02/28/2020 04:58:12
    1. [WA-SKGS] South King County Genealogy Society Blog
    2. South King County Genealogy Society Blog
    3. South King County Genealogy Society Blog /////////////////////////////////////////// DNA Tools - MyHeritage Posted: 16 Feb 2020 11:56 PM PST http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SouthKingCountyGenealogySocietyBlog/~3/sjMQhlpWUxI/dna-tools-myheritage.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email Did you get a MyHeritage DNA testing kit this winter, or give one to a relative? MyHeritage does not have the large database that Ancestry.com does, but much of their customer base is in Europe and Israel, where they are headquartered. So if you have relatively recent European /Jewish ancestry, your time spent using their DNA tools could be valuable to your research. MyHeritage accepts DNA uploads, so if you have tested elsewhere, you can still match with their database. Receiving DNA Matches and contacting them is free and unlimited. Unlocking additional DNA features (Chromosome Browser, Ethnicity Estimate, Shared ancestral places, and more) costs an extra fee. - https://www.myheritage.com/dna/uploadBuild a small tree on the site (or upload a small gedcom) and then link you on your tree to your DNA kit or upload. Both a tree and kit are needed to make the tools work for you. If you want to use MyHeritage research tools a membership is needed. And every Family History Center which has access to the FHC Portal will have MyHeritage, among other pay-sites. Find your closest Family History Center: https://www.familysearch.org/help/fhcenters/locations/. Once you have created a login and submitted a kit or uploaded and paid the small fee, you will have access to the DNA tools. I have found it easy to administer multiple kits on MyHeritage; they are all available from a dropdown menu. If you have bought a kit or paid the fee to unlock the tools, you will have an attractive and useful chromosome browser, autoclusters and if you are lucky, some theories of family relativity. Part of a recent email from MyHeritage I'll illustrate by showing one of my most recent Theories. Theories are created for DNA matches, but they are made up of family trees, as are ThruLines on Ancestry.com. So each match needs to be analyzed and researched to ensure that it is valid. You will see on the left of each Theory part of your own tree, and on the far right, part of your match's tree. In between are other trees, sometimes including Geni and FamilySearch trees to make the connections. The first example is an overview which had to be shrunk to show here. The left and top-left of the chart are known to me with quite a bit of proof. However, the second marriage of my 4th great-grandmother Elizabeth Ferguson to Johannes 'John' Thomas Shupe - this is the first I've heard of it. I do have the Ferguson book about her family, and I'll have to do some background reading about this. Nevertheless, it will be interesting and worthwhile to follow up. I share one segment of DNA with this new-found 5th cousin, 9.8‎ cM or 0.1%. If this was a needle in the haystack search, I wouldn't bother with such a small match, but it's tempting because that one segment will be attributable to Elizabeth Ferguson alone, not my 4th great-grandfather Charles Boothe. MyHeritage also shows a more compact comparison, on the DNA match page: Elizabeth Ferguson at top-center. Is she the link to my new match? Because I want to make more use of MyHeritage's tools, I listened to a webinar about how to use Autoclusters: Visualizing Ancestral Lines with DNA AutoClusters on Youtube. There I realized that I was missing out on all the power of both the Theories and Autoclusters used together! The Theories of Family Relativity doesn't always show up, so when you are looking at your DNA matches, use the Filter > All tree details like this: Unleash the power of the Theory of Family Relativity Once you have checked out the reliability of the relationship, even if you don't have the time to put each match into your tree, open up the note field and at the very least write the suggested MRCA names (Most Recent Common Ancestors). When you generate your Autoclusters, you will be so grateful to yourself for taking the time to do so. Thrulines and the Theories deal with matches one at a time. In contrast Autoclusters do not use names or trees, but DNA only, and sort your matches into groups of related people. If you have notes, they will show up in the table called Autocluster Information. Example - (clickable match name left out for privacy): Shown: cM, Largest cM, Segments, ICW, Cluster Number, PersonsInTree, Notes Once you know how each group fits into your tree, brick walls will fall! MyHeritage is valuable for your research in many ways. If you have the time to spend on one more site, you will be rewarded with new facts and new cousins! Valorie Zimmerman -- You are subscribed to email updates from "South King County Genealogy Society Blog." To stop receiving these emails, you may unsubscribe now: https://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailunsubscribe?k=HRf4RneegJgIMmS1dRyqgpmAi9g Email delivery powered by Google. Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States

    02/18/2020 09:14:18
    1. [WA-SKGS] Free Beginners Class Heritage Quest Research Library 25 Feb 1-3
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. Heritage Quest Research Library Free Beginners Class http://wasgs.org/blog/2020/02/11/heritage-quest-research-library-free-beginners-class/ See what you miss by not subscribing to the WASGS blog? Happy Valentine's Day, Valorie

    02/14/2020 12:55:05
    1. [WA-SKGS] MyHeritage now lets you colorize your B&W photos
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. See more at https://dna-explained.com/2020/02/12/myheritage-in-color-just-in-time-for-valentines-day-gifting/ <3 Have fun, Valorie -- http://about.me/valoriez - pronouns: she/her

    02/12/2020 08:28:52
    1. [WA-SKGS] Re: [SKCGS] Diahan Southard Free Webinar this week
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. Good point! I see little point to watching live unless you have questions you want to ask. -v On Sun, Feb 2, 2020 at 4:28 PM Barbara Mattoon <bmattoon@hotmail.com> wrote: > > But please don't skip the Board meeting to watch it. It will still be > available on Wednesday. > > Barbara > ------------------------------ > *From:* Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> on behalf of > Valorie Zimmerman <valorie.zimmerman@gmail.com> > *Sent:* Sunday, February 2, 2020 4:26 PM > *To:* South King County Genealogy Society <WA-SKGS@rootsweb.com>; > Society@skcgs.groups.io <Society@skcgs.groups.io> > *Subject:* [SKCGS] Diahan Southard Free Webinar this week > > Good chance to check her out in advance of our June 2020 Seminar: > > > https://genealogybargains.com/free-webinar-organizing-your-dna-results-updated/ > <https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgenealogybargains.com%2Ffree-webinar-organizing-your-dna-results-updated%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd1a1294d6b524df6cd1008d7a83fbab5%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637162863969114675&sdata=SEf20VhT023YQ%2BEDE2blY1xC%2BCiduoHNEGVpRyfzAns%3D&reserved=0> > > Valorie > > PS: If you have not yet registered for the seminar, see > http://skcgs.org/seminar.html > <https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fskcgs.org%2Fseminar.html&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd1a1294d6b524df6cd1008d7a83fbab5%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637162863969114675&sdata=Wsp7JIqnreyuB3slKx9Ec14TwfTPNkDnzsZVVZlxHdE%3D&reserved=0> >

    02/02/2020 06:13:47
    1. [WA-SKGS] Re: [SKCGS] Diahan Southard Free Webinar this week
    2. Barbara Mattoon
    3. But please don't skip the Board meeting to watch it. It will still be available on Wednesday. Barbara ________________________________ From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> on behalf of Valorie Zimmerman <valorie.zimmerman@gmail.com> Sent: Sunday, February 2, 2020 4:26 PM To: South King County Genealogy Society <WA-SKGS@rootsweb.com>; Society@skcgs.groups.io <Society@skcgs.groups.io> Subject: [SKCGS] Diahan Southard Free Webinar this week Good chance to check her out in advance of our June 2020 Seminar: https://genealogybargains.com/free-webinar-organizing-your-dna-results-updated/<https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgenealogybargains.com%2Ffree-webinar-organizing-your-dna-results-updated%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd1a1294d6b524df6cd1008d7a83fbab5%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637162863969114675&sdata=SEf20VhT023YQ%2BEDE2blY1xC%2BCiduoHNEGVpRyfzAns%3D&reserved=0> Valorie PS: If you have not yet registered for the seminar, see http://skcgs.org/seminar.html<https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fskcgs.org%2Fseminar.html&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd1a1294d6b524df6cd1008d7a83fbab5%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637162863969114675&sdata=Wsp7JIqnreyuB3slKx9Ec14TwfTPNkDnzsZVVZlxHdE%3D&reserved=0> _._,_._,_ ________________________________ Groups.io Links: You receive all messages sent to this group. View/Reply Online (#15)<https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2FSKCGS.groups.io%2Fg%2FSociety%2Fmessage%2F15&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd1a1294d6b524df6cd1008d7a83fbab5%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637162863969124684&sdata=%2BtxOqbqPAaoZ0s4GXl9bTMEcMLAy2WEOkCaEkyllFWk%3D&reserved=0> | Reply To Group<mailto:Society@SKCGS.groups.io?subject=Re:%20%5BSKCGS%5D%20Diahan%20Southard%20Free%20Webinar%20this%20week> | Reply To Sender<mailto:valorie.zimmerman@gmail.com?subject=Private:%20Re:%20%5BSKCGS%5D%20Diahan%20Southard%20Free%20Webinar%20this%20week> | Mute This Topic<https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgroups.io%2Fmt%2F70934175%2F4236171&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd1a1294d6b524df6cd1008d7a83fbab5%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637162863969124684&sdata=vvhJ5Nb32NuKDQFaoT2SG7%2BR1nVatIOWrC6G5TNLxH4%3D&reserved=0> | New Topic<https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2FSKCGS.groups.io%2Fg%2FSociety%2Fpost&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd1a1294d6b524df6cd1008d7a83fbab5%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637162863969134689&sdata=fecmp8Vm14K1dUDdTz3kRYqGSU4jlGBrXVWsW7MGftE%3D&reserved=0> Your Subscription<https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2FSKCGS.groups.io%2Fg%2FSociety%2Feditsub%2F4236171&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd1a1294d6b524df6cd1008d7a83fbab5%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637162863969134689&sdata=35ryHXyW4K1HxvN7LXa8d0OvcvDWJ1FhbloX%2B37sCpU%3D&reserved=0> | Contact Group Owner<mailto:Society+owner@SKCGS.groups.io> | Unsubscribe<https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2FSKCGS.groups.io%2Fg%2FSociety%2Fleave%2F7650172%2F1420713513%2Fxyzzy&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd1a1294d6b524df6cd1008d7a83fbab5%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637162863969144698&sdata=GPS25Fwzr7PTwv2IisI8r8EoYymYr0Iwsiv1RTz8hNU%3D&reserved=0> [bmattoon@hotmail.com] _._,_._,_

    02/02/2020 05:28:11
    1. [WA-SKGS] Diahan Southard Free Webinar this week
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. Good chance to check her out in advance of our June 2020 Seminar: https://genealogybargains.com/free-webinar-organizing-your-dna-results-updated/ Valorie PS: If you have not yet registered for the seminar, see http://skcgs.org/seminar.html

    02/02/2020 05:26:22
    1. [WA-SKGS] Fwd: REMINDER: JGSWS Meeting - 10 February 2020 - Success Stores from Around the World AND Finding Vital Records in New York City Using Online Resources
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. FYI ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Mary Kathryn Kozy <genmail@marykozy.net> Date: Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 6:59 PM Subject: REMINDER: JGSWS Meeting - 10 February 2020 - Success Stores from Around the World AND Finding Vital Records in New York City Using Online Resources Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State *The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State proudly presents:* *Success Stories from Around the World: The Rewards of Finding Ancestors, Relatives, and Records* by JGSWS Members AND *Finding Vital Records in New York City Using Online Resources: Solving a Mystery and Finding a Relative You Didn’t Know You Had* by Linda Deneroff, JGSWS Treasurer and board member *DATE: Monday, February 10, 2020 * LDS Factoria Building 4200 124th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98006 · The doors at the LDS Building will open at 6:30 p.m., and our extensive library of genealogical resources, *including FREE access to the FHC computers and genealogical websites*! · Free Wi-Fi available. Come early to view them and to network with other attendees! · Presentation starts promptly at 7:15 p.m. · Free admission and refreshments *ABOUT OUR TWO-PART PROGRAM * *“Success Stories from Around the World: The Rewards of Finding Ancestors, Relatives and Records”* will be presented by several JGSWS members and will include information about their family history research, their trips to the “old country,” resources they used, obstacles they overcame, and the new ancestors, living descendants and DNA cousins they found. You will hear about the rewards of their research and the additional motivation these breakthroughs can bring. *“Finding Vital Records in New York City Using Online Resources: Solving a Mystery and Finding a Relative You Didn’t Know You Had”* will be presented by Linda Deneroff, JGSWS Treasurer and board member, and will show how one can find vital records in New York City! You will first learn how to use one genealogical society website with search features to find your ancestors’ vital records certificate numbers. Then, by using that number on another genealogical database website, to find the actual vital record documents! From Linda’s presentation, you will come away with knowledge about the websites that can help you locate information that will lead you to the vital record documents you need. Using her own family research as an example, Linda will explain to you the mystery she solved and a relative she found, one she didn’t know she had! *Please visit our website at* *http://www.jgsws.org* <http://www.jgsws.org>* to join or to donate to JGSWS to help support the incredible speakers and workshops we bring to you, to view library listings*,* download handouts, or for more information. JGSWS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Membership dues and donations are tax deductible.* [image: Jewish Genealogical society of Washington State P. O. Box 53102, Bellevue, WA 98015 www.jgsws.org]

    01/30/2020 09:51:14
    1. [WA-SKGS] SKCGS: February events and news
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. [image: feb-umbrella.png] This month is not only full of Society events but it starts right in on the first of February! Not only Valentine's Day, but also Mardi Gras and RootsTech are in February. *Saturday February 1*, 10:15 – 11:45 am the *FamilyTree Maker Users Group* will meet at the Auburn Library. Contact Winona Laird at vice-president@skcgs.org for more | http://skcgs.org/ugroups/ftm/ftmug.html *Tuesday, February 4*, the *SKCGS Board of Directors* will meet at the Valley Regional Fire Authority, 1101 D St NE, Auburn, at 7:00 pm. All members are welcome to attend; only Directors vote. *Friday, February 7* from 12:30 – 2:30 pm the *German Interest Group (EGS)* meets in the Relief Society Room, 10675 NE 20th St., Bellevue. Topic: More German Church and Civil Record Tips | https://wasgs.org/blog/2020/01/19/the-german-interest-group-of-the-eastside-genealogical-society-february-2020/ *Monday, February 10* from 1 – 3 pm the *Genetic Genealogy/DNA Group* has scheduled a workshop session on using Ancestry.com’s ThruLines™ at WAPI, 28815 Pacific Hwy S., Suite 7A, Federal Way. If you have tested with Ancestry and have a family tree linked to your test, bring your laptop, and be sure to remember your password to log in at Ancestry. Please reread this blog post in advance: https://skcgs.blogspot.com/2019/12/success-with-ancestrys-thrulines.html *Saturday, February 15* from 9:30 am - noon, Midori Okazaki, Archivist at the Puget Sound Regional Archives, presents *A Glimpse of the Archives* to the SKCGS membership and visitors. See skcgs.org for more information. *Monday, February 17* from 1 – 3 pm the *Technology User Group* meets at WAPI Community Services, 28815 Pacific Hwy S, Suite 7A. Topic: Ancestor Search, Randy Major's tool which makes Google work for you! Bring the names of people you want to search and read this blog post in advance: https://skcgs.blogspot.com/2019/12/have-you-tried-ancestorsearch-on-google.html *Thursday, February 20* at 12:30 – 2:30 pm the *Legacy Family Tree Interest Group *meets in the Relief Society Room, 10675 NE 20th St., Bellevue *Friday, February 21* from 1 - 3 pm the *Research Group* will meet at the Kent Family History Center, 12817 SE 256th St, Kent. Please RSVP to Winona Laird at vice-president@skcgs.org if you will be attending. All through the month, our volunteers will be in local libraries, ready to help you at our GenHelpDesks. [image: GenealogyHelpDesksAll.png] ==== *Saturday, June 6, 2020 *: *Who Does Your DNA Think You Are?* with Diahan Southard | http://skcgs.org/2020-seminar.html Like us on Facebook <https://facebook.com/SKCGenealogy> | Read our Blog <http://skcgs.org/blog.html> | Follow us on Twitter <https://twitter.com/skcgs1> | SKCGS.org You are receiving this email because you have attended a SKCGS meeting and indicated you would like to receive periodic notice of events. If you would like to be removed from our list, reply with REMOVE in the Subject line.

    01/29/2020 10:28:28
    1. [WA-SKGS] South King County Genealogy Society Blog
    2. South King County Genealogy Society Blog
    3. South King County Genealogy Society Blog /////////////////////////////////////////// South King County Genealogical Societys February News and Activities Posted: 27 Jan 2020 02:00 PM PST http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SouthKingCountyGenealogySocietyBlog/~3/t-pfjisYCt8/south-king-county-genealogical-societys_27.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email White River Valley MuseumOur soggy Puget Sound weather may have you seeking a warm, dry indoor activity. If so, I recommend a visit to the White River Valley Museum. It is conveniently located adjacent to the Auburn Public Library. You might even combine a research trip to the genealogy section of the Library with a visit to the museum. This small museum features high-quality exhibits including one about the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe (the original settlers of this region), a replica of a 1915 Japanese farmhouse and an exhibit about downtown Auburn in the 1920s. The museum also features an extensive oral history collection and over 13,000 photographs.[1] Several historic newspapers of the area are available to search online, and the extensive library of books and newspapers is open to researchers.[2] Family Tree Maker User GroupBack across the parking lot to the KCLS Library, the FamilyTree Maker Users Group will meet there Saturday, February 1, from 10:15 – 11:45 am. Contact Winona Laird at vice-president@skcgs.org for more information. Ancestry.com available FREEDid you know that if you do not have a subscription to Ancestry.com, you can access it with your King County Library card on your personal device at any King County Library. There are many other databases you might find useful in your research as well. I urge you to take advantage of this benefit. “Use it, or lose it”. SKCGS Board of Directors MeetTuesday, February 4, the Board of Directors will meet at the Valley Regional Fire Authority, 1101 D St NE, Auburn, at 7:00 pm. All members are welcome and urged to attend, but only Board Members may vote. These meetings are where you really learn what makes SKCGS tick. You might even learn about something you would be interested in helping with. Genetic Genealogy/DNA GroupThe Genetic Genealogy/DNA Group has scheduled a workshop session on using Ancestry.com’s ThruLines™. If you have tested with Ancestry and have a family tree linked to your test, bring your laptop, and be sure to remember your password to log in at Ancestry. We will help you look for ancestors using ThruLines. The workshop will be held at WAPI, 28815 Pacific Hwy S., Suite 7A, Federal Way from 1 – 3 pm. Midori Okazaki presents A Glimpse of the ArchivesOn Saturday, February 15, Midori Okazaki, Archivist at the Puget Sound Regional Archives returns for an encore presentation at Wesley Lea Hill from 9:30 – noon. It will be a good refresher on the use of archives for those of us who have heard her before, and information you can use, for those who have not. Puget Sound Regional Archives Following Midori’s presentation, Valorie Zimmerman will present a 15-minute hands-on workshop on the use and benefits of Twitter for genealogy. Technology User Group (TUG)Practice all you have learned on Saturday afternoon and Sunday, because Monday afternoon MaryLynn Strickland will share how to use Randy Majors’ AncestorSearch on Google Search and time permitting, some of his other tools. This gathering will also be at WAPI. Thank you MaryLynn for making this resource available for our special interest groups. 2020 GoalsI have received several comments about my 2020 Goals post last December. Here is an update: Bingo! I have found a clue to the identity of the parents of Almira Tyler. More analysis and research are needed , but the results so far are very promising. Like many of you, I have always resisted looking at online trees, but I gave it a try and that is where I found the clue. I have read four chapters of The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. It is not always easy going, but I recommend it for anyone who is serious about genealogy. The goal of reading a journal article each week fell by the wayside after the second one. I have not yet done a chapter of Mastering Genealogical Documentation, but I have a week to go in January, and I have been busy writing genealogical documentation. Nomination CommitteeAs announced at the January meeting, the Nominations Committee is actively seeking candidates for the offices of Vice President and Secretary. Contact MaryLynn or Michele Lyons if you are willing to serve. Thank you to Joy Etienne for joining the Education Committee! Happy Hunting! Barbara Mattoon SKCGS President ---------[1] wrvmuseum.pastperfectonline.com [2] wrvmuseum.org/newspaper-search -- You are subscribed to email updates from "South King County Genealogy Society Blog." To stop receiving these emails, you may unsubscribe now: https://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailunsubscribe?k=HRf4RneegJgIMmS1dRyqgpmAi9g Email delivery powered by Google. Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States

    01/28/2020 11:06:20
    1. [WA-SKGS] NARA in Seattle
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. Rich just sent this link to me: https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/dont-move-the-national-archives-at-seattle-where-the-past-is-very-much-alive-and-relevant-to-the-present/ Please report back here what replies you get when you call or write about this. Your responses will remind the rest of the readers here that our voices count. Valorie

    01/24/2020 04:51:28
    1. [WA-SKGS] Sale of Seattle NARA is proposed; action needed!
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. See Judy Russell's blogpost for more detail: https://www.legalgenealogist.com/2020/01/23/2020-alphabet-soup-b-is-for/ - Please read the entire post. Here is an excerpt: The Records Preservation and Access Committee — jointly comprised of > representatives from all the major national genealogical societies — has > joined in opposing the move: “If a decision is made to sell the property, > the National Archives Branch needs to be relocated into another facility in > the Seattle area. Each National Archives Branch includes original documents > from the region that are available at no other location and have not been > digitized. If the Archives Branch were closed and not relocated, it is our > understanding the records would be moved to Kansas City, Missouri (1,800 > miles from Seattle) or Riverside, California, (1,200 miles from Seattle). > Either location would make those records inaccessible to most residents of > the northwestern United States.”2 > > And historians, researchers and others in the Pacific Northwest are just > appalled.3 > > A final decision on this building sale could be made by the Office of > Management and Budget as early as this Sunday, January 26th. If there’s any > chance for us to be heard, we need to speak out NOW. > > The Legal Genealogist would love to tell members of our community > concerned about this where to write to express their own individual > concerns — and our outrage at this decision and its secrecy. But there’s no > clear path to comment on this because of the secrecy. > > So here are our options: > 1. Write (email) to the head of the Office of Management and Budget, > acting director Russell T. Vought. His email is > Russell.t.vought@omb.eop.gov. > 2. Write (email) to the agency proposing the sale of the property, the > Public Buildings Reform Board. Its email is fastainfo@pbrb.gov. > 3. Contact the National Archives via its contact page at > https://www.archives.gov/contact. > 4. Contact your United States Senators (find the contact info for your two > senators at > https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm) and > your member of the House of Representatives (find the contact info for your > representative at > https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative). > > The one option we do not have is to stand silent. > > Access to our heritage is at stake.

    01/24/2020 12:09:15
    1. [WA-SKGS] This list will be going away 2 March 2020
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. You might have heard that Rootsweb will be archiving all mail lists on 2 March 2020. This is a blow. This list was established in December 1999! Over 20 years ago. No worries though, we'll be moving. We have a new home at https://skcgs.groups.io. You will soon be invited for the new group. If you want to move with us to our new group, when the invitation arrives, please click reply to the invitation and then send. Do not put any text in the invitation. We're looking forward to continuing to work together at Groups.io. To be clear, *this email is not the invitation. * This list will continue to work until 2 March 2020. All the best, Valorie

    01/21/2020 08:40:48
    1. [WA-SKGS] South King County Genealogy Society Blog
    2. South King County Genealogy Society Blog
    3. South King County Genealogy Society Blog /////////////////////////////////////////// Genealogy as a Team Sport: Getting Your Message Out Posted: 19 Jan 2020 09:00 PM PST http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SouthKingCountyGenealogySocietyBlog/~3/BPQPwWNvHNc/genealogy-as-team-sport-getting-your.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email Rootsweb lists will be gone 2 March 2020Perhaps you have heard that news that Rootsweb mail lists are going away, leaving only the list archives behind. At least those invaluable archives will remain. The notice: Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails.What are the alternatives?Twenty years ago, this would have been devastating. These days, we have lots of other places to place queries, ask questions, get answers and make connections. Where best to post? That depends on what you want to accomplish. We humans work best in connection with others, and getting your message out helps you find new collaborators and new cousins. Let's explore some of the options. Many (but not all) lists are moving elsewhere. Linkpendium.com, among others, will be keeping track of the new locations. Ancestry Message BoardsFor queries, posting obituaries or other original records you've found and want to share, one of the best places is Ancestry's Message Boards: ancestry.com/boards. The boards are Localities, Surnames, and "Topics." It's important to choose the proper place to post; most posts are best put in a locality. Don't stop with the "general" board, but drill down as close to where your ancestor might have been born, been living, or died. For instance, here is the King County, Washington board: ancestry.com/boards/localities.northam.usa.states.washington.counties.king/mb.ashx Perhaps the King County board is new to you, but it gets lots of use: Classify your postEach post can be classified as Query, Bible, Biography, Birth, Cemetery, Census, Death, Deed, Immigration, Lookup, Marriage, Obituary, Pension, or Will. Unless you are posting a death record, deed, immigration record, etc., choose Query. If you answer a query, keep your reply Query so that they thread correctly. Use the surname fieldOnce you have typed or copied in your text, look at the small box below your post text. It says in grayed-out text, Only enter the surnames discussed in your post. Please enter each of the surnames mentioned in your post so that if people searching for that surname, they can find your post -- Even if you are not researching that surname, even if they are only a witness, and especially if that surname is also a common word. Why? Those of you researching rare surnames are spared this, but consider those of us with, for instance, Disney? Try googling for that one! Or Post, Day, Brook, and many more. The surname field is important and should be used if there are any surnames in your post. FacebookIf you attended our January 2020 meeting, you learned about how to use Facebook for your genealogy research. I place it second here, because there is no surname box, no way to filter for surnames. For localities and interest groups, as Marilyn has shown, there is a lot to love about Facebook! It is a fantastic way to find advice, and help others and enlarge your contacts. TwitterI like and use Twitter. However, I wouldn't post a genealogy query there, because a detailed query is going to be over 280 characters. But Twitter works to boost a message board query or blog post. When you tweet, always use an image to catch attention and interest and #hashtags for the words or names for which people will search. Twitter can be an excellent way to bring attention to your post or issue. You can reply to your own post which links two or more together, which is a creative and effective way to get your thoughts out or share a group of images. The image at right is a Twitter thread honoring my grandfather who fought in The Great War. See it full size: twitter.com/valoriez/status/1061823362559692800 We have a post on this blog about how to use Twitter for Genealogy: skcgs.blogspot.com/2019/01/how-to-use-twitter-for-genealogy.html Recently there have been a rise in Twitter groups, such as #genchat - genchatgenealogy.com/schedule.html - walkmypast.com @walkmypast and #AncestyHour - ancestryhour.co.uk Fun! InstagramGenealogists are using Instagram! Some well-known bloggers and writers post on Instagram now. Many write posts and don't include images, but that strategy does not take advantage of Insta's strength: images. It seems like a perfect place for a person (or genealogy society) to share old photos and other images. If you have never used Insta, you might not realize that conversations take place there. To illustrate, below is a post made last year by OliveTreeGenealogy, a Canadian genealogist. Help Wanted!We are seeking for someone motivated to start a South King County Genealogy Instagram! Please write to Publicity@skcgs.org if you are interested. Wouldn't it be great to have all our members sharing their #AncestorPhotos there? sample Instagram image, post and responses Other Social MediaPlease suggest in the comments other services you have found useful in your networking and research. Thanks! Valorie Zimmerman -- You are subscribed to email updates from "South King County Genealogy Society Blog." To stop receiving these emails, you may unsubscribe now: https://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailunsubscribe?k=HRf4RneegJgIMmS1dRyqgpmAi9g Email delivery powered by Google. 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    01/20/2020 11:16:02
    1. [WA-SKGS] Re: Dating old Photos; Was: South King County Genealogy Society Blog
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 10:03 AM Laurie Baker <laurieb@mvseac.com> wrote: > Your enthusiasm is wonderful. Thanks for the tips. > > Can you recommend a site for dating old pictures to try to figure out who > the people might be? > > Laurie Baker > Hi Laurie, I did find https://www.margotnote.com/blog/2017/11/1/how-to-analyze-historic-photographs which looks very complete. Also, I bought a used book called Unlocking the Secrets in Old Photographs by Karen Frisch-Ripley. I can bring it to the meeting tomorrow morning if you would like to have it? Valorie

    01/17/2020 08:14:05
    1. [WA-SKGS] SKCGS: January 2020 meeting this Saturday
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. [image: Snowflakes-snowflake-clipart-transparent-background-free-2-clipartix.png] *Legacy User Group*, Thursday, January 16, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 pm, LDS Church, 10675 Northeast 20th Street, Bellevue, Relief Society Room. Write legacy-group@skcgs.org for more information. *Technology User Group*, Monday, January 20, 1– 3 pm at WAPI. Where have we been and where are we going? Roundtable review of topics--past and future. Bring your ideas and/or problems to help plan a successful 2020. ** Saturday, January 18*: Are you using your social media for genealogy? Marilyn Schunke will show you how to start getting more out of your time on Facebook at our January General Meeting. Learn how to use social media to advance your genealogy goals. Gather at 9:30 am in the second floor Assembly Hall at Wesley Lea Hill, 32049 109th Pl SE, Auburn. *Research Group*, Friday, January 24, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Kent Family History Center, 12817 SE 256th St., Kent. RSVP to Winona Laird vice-president@skcgs.org *Registration is open! Get in on early-bird prices:* Saturday, June 6, 2020 : “*Who Does Your DNA Think You Are?*" with Diahan Southard :| http://skcgs.org/2020-seminar.html Like us on Facebook <https://facebook.com/SKCGenealogy> | Subscribe to our Blog <http://skcgs.org/blog.html> | Follow us on Twitter <https://twitter.com/skcgs1> | SKCGS.org

    01/15/2020 02:35:19
    1. [WA-SKGS] Story in the Sunday Seattle Times about the Seattle Archives
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. Story about the Seattle Archives: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/amorous-elk-banning-elvis-and-a-rats-nest-of-hippies-seattles-archives-offer-a-glimpse-at-citizen-concerns/ Sounds like a fun visit! Valorie -- http://about.me/valoriez - pronouns: she/her

    01/15/2020 12:06:37
    1. [WA-SKGS] Re: South King County Genealogy Society Blog
    2. Laurie Baker
    3. Your enthusiasm is wonderful. Thanks for the tips. Can you recommend a site for dating old pictures to try to figure out who the people might be? Laurie Baker -----Original Message----- From: noreply+feedproxy@google.com <noreply+feedproxy@google.com> On Behalf Of South King County Genealogy Society Blog via WA-SKGS Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:56 AM To: WA-SKGS@rootsweb.com Cc: South King County Genealogy Society Blog <noreply+feedproxy@google.com> Subject: [WA-SKGS] South King County Genealogy Society Blog South King County Genealogy Society Blog /////////////////////////////////////////// Genealogy Plan for the 2020s Posted: 13 Jan 2020 11:52 AM PST http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SouthKingCountyGenealogySocietyBlog/~3/nPtqy81Yy48/genealogy-plan-for-2020s.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email In 2030 I'll turn 77, so it seems a good time to think ahead! Are you laying plans for the next decade? Please write about your plans in the comments. Barbara's challenge last week is what prompted this blog. Please read her blog if you haven't done so yet! PastI began asking family for information about their family and ancestors in the late Seventies. There were no private computers back then, and I doubt that the word "genealogy" was in my vocabulary. By the Eighties, I was writing letters to relatives and including a stamped, self-addressed envelope (remember those?) and Family Group Sheets. I still have many of those in my first genealogy notebook. A few lovely family members included money along with their answers! By the Nineties, I was online (sort of) and using genealogy lists such as Roots-L. I joined the South King County Genealogy Society sometime in the Nineties; unsure exactly when. The Society was meeting at the United Methodist church on SE 248th. SKCGS was a sponsor of the 1995 FGS Conference in SeaTac. I remember working behind the desk, but not taking the time to attend any classes! Around that time, I began using the local Family History Centers. In June 2000, Rootsweb was sold to MyFamily.com, parent company of Ancestry.com, which really brought an end to that decade in genealogy. By 2001 or so I had left both Mac and Windows behind and was using Linux, IRC, and the early web, especially on Rootsweb. The earliest messages in the Rootsweb archives for the McBee list are May 1999, but it's obvious from those old conversations that the list had been going for some years before that. This was the first list I "owned," and the McBees are still my brick wall! When my mother died in 2001, I bought a life membership in the SKCGS as a memorial to her. I think she and my dad are happy about the ongoing work to discover our family. PresentLast year at our Seminar with Dr. Coletta, I bought his books They Came in Ships, and Only A Few Bones. And for Christmas, my wonderful husband gave me Healing the Family Heart Holes by Robin Gerry, and Advanced Genetic Genealogy edited by Debbie Parker Wayne. None of these books has been read yet! Today, my main tree (on Ancestry) contains 22,649 people and 5331 photos. Many of those images are screenshots of obituaries found on newspapers.com, genealogybank.com, and elsewhere. I made a huge push to find and post them this year. A search by tree tag of DNA Match gives 96, with 27 Common DNA Ancestors. 154 DNA Connections, which are those in the tree between the common DNA ancestors and the matches. Totals include those who tested somewhere besides Ancestry and have been put into the Ancestry tree. Goals for 2020Read the first three books listed above, and study and work through Advanced Genetic Genealogy by year's endContinue working though Ancestry's Thrulines, systematically putting all those DNA matches into my tree, and documenting each family as I travel up and down each family line. This will shine a light into dusty corners of the tree, and make it easier to find and place those DNA matches without trees. Write to more matches, and make more personal cousin connections.Fish in all the ponds by checking MyHeritage, FamiilyTreeDNA & Gedmatch for new matches, and adding them to the Ancestry tree.Search for, image, transcribe and post as many obituaries for as many relatives as possible.Post obituaries on MyHeritage, WikiTree and FamilySearch as well as on AncestryResearch trip: Now that my oldest son lives in Denver, Colorado, I'm planing a visit to him . He'll drive us to visit the grave of my third great-grandparents in Douglas County. It would be great to get up to Weld County as well, where my third great-grandfather Peter Baysinger died. For South King County Genealogy Society, continue to write for this blog Continue to maintain our Twitter presence Spread the word about our society to the world at large and the communities we servePublicity for our 2020 Seminar *(looking for help, especially on Facebook)Find someone who likes and uses Instagram, to start an SKCGS feed * If you are that person, please step up! I think we could have a wonderful stream of ancestor photos and historical images of south King County. This could be done in conjunction with local historical museums and societies. Future Goals Following Barbara's lead, I commit to making a monthly assessment so I can stay on track. Eventually this DNA testing boom will slow down, and I anticipate less progress as far as adding relatives to the tree, and adding matches to it. Still, it will be fun to see how the annual numbers stack up. The DNA research is part of a long-term goal to get all of our ancestors traced back to the immigrants, if not further. In support of that goal, I think Barbara's suggested book, Val Greenwood’s The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy sounds like a good book for 2021. Right now, I have no interest in certification, but I would like to continue to improve my genealogy practice up to professional standards. To me, this means getting ever closer to following the Genealogical Proof Standard, especially as I again venture into pre-1850 territory. Learning how to use court, land and tax records will become more important as I shift focus back to the past, instead of towards the present, as I'm doing now, following descendancies. Along the way, it would be fun to qualify for DAR and perhaps some other lineage societies! Not this year, though. Some ancestors are already traced to their countries of origin, such as the Scots Cowans and my Swedes. My Dad, sister and I went to Selkirkshire, Scotland to the Cowan home village in 2003. In future I'd would love to go further back in my great-grandmother Selma Andersdotter's tree and visit her village in Sweden sometime this decade. The Käll line has been researched back to the 1600s, and it would be fun to visit some of the home places with the researcher-cousins. Finding and meeting some of Selma's relatives is a goal as well, which is furthered by DNA matches. By 2030 Perhaps by 2030 I will have persuaded my husband to accompany me to his gggrandparents' home village of Firrel in Germany. If not, maybe another family member would like to visit. I want to travel to the Alsatian villages where our Baysingers emigrated from in 1770. They seem to have originated in Switzerland. It would be lovely to pinpoint the are in Switzerland if possible and go there as well. Leer., Ostfriesland. See Firrel in the north? What are YOUR goals for the year? Are you willing to go the record here on the blog? Valorie Zimmerman -- You are subscribed to email updates from "South King County Genealogy Society Blog." To stop receiving these emails, you may unsubscribe now: https://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailunsubscribe?k=HRf4RneegJgIMmS1dRyqgpmAi9g Email delivery powered by Google. Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States _______________________________________________ ********** South King County Genealogy Society: http://skcgs.org/ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/wa-skgs@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    01/14/2020 11:02:36
    1. [WA-SKGS] South King County Genealogy Society Blog
    2. South King County Genealogy Society Blog
    3. South King County Genealogy Society Blog /////////////////////////////////////////// Genealogy Plan for the 2020s Posted: 13 Jan 2020 11:52 AM PST http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SouthKingCountyGenealogySocietyBlog/~3/nPtqy81Yy48/genealogy-plan-for-2020s.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email In 2030 I'll turn 77, so it seems a good time to think ahead! Are you laying plans for the next decade? Please write about your plans in the comments. Barbara's challenge last week is what prompted this blog. Please read her blog if you haven't done so yet! PastI began asking family for information about their family and ancestors in the late Seventies. There were no private computers back then, and I doubt that the word "genealogy" was in my vocabulary. By the Eighties, I was writing letters to relatives and including a stamped, self-addressed envelope (remember those?) and Family Group Sheets. I still have many of those in my first genealogy notebook. A few lovely family members included money along with their answers! By the Nineties, I was online (sort of) and using genealogy lists such as Roots-L. I joined the South King County Genealogy Society sometime in the Nineties; unsure exactly when. The Society was meeting at the United Methodist church on SE 248th. SKCGS was a sponsor of the 1995 FGS Conference in SeaTac. I remember working behind the desk, but not taking the time to attend any classes! Around that time, I began using the local Family History Centers. In June 2000, Rootsweb was sold to MyFamily.com, parent company of Ancestry.com, which really brought an end to that decade in genealogy. By 2001 or so I had left both Mac and Windows behind and was using Linux, IRC, and the early web, especially on Rootsweb. The earliest messages in the Rootsweb archives for the McBee list are May 1999, but it's obvious from those old conversations that the list had been going for some years before that. This was the first list I "owned," and the McBees are still my brick wall! When my mother died in 2001, I bought a life membership in the SKCGS as a memorial to her. I think she and my dad are happy about the ongoing work to discover our family. PresentLast year at our Seminar with Dr. Coletta, I bought his books They Came in Ships, and Only A Few Bones. And for Christmas, my wonderful husband gave me Healing the Family Heart Holes by Robin Gerry, and Advanced Genetic Genealogy edited by Debbie Parker Wayne. None of these books has been read yet! Today, my main tree (on Ancestry) contains 22,649 people and 5331 photos. Many of those images are screenshots of obituaries found on newspapers.com, genealogybank.com, and elsewhere. I made a huge push to find and post them this year. A search by tree tag of DNA Match gives 96, with 27 Common DNA Ancestors. 154 DNA Connections, which are those in the tree between the common DNA ancestors and the matches. Totals include those who tested somewhere besides Ancestry and have been put into the Ancestry tree. Goals for 2020Read the first three books listed above, and study and work through Advanced Genetic Genealogy by year's endContinue working though Ancestry's Thrulines, systematically putting all those DNA matches into my tree, and documenting each family as I travel up and down each family line. This will shine a light into dusty corners of the tree, and make it easier to find and place those DNA matches without trees. Write to more matches, and make more personal cousin connections.Fish in all the ponds by checking MyHeritage, FamiilyTreeDNA & Gedmatch for new matches, and adding them to the Ancestry tree.Search for, image, transcribe and post as many obituaries for as many relatives as possible.Post obituaries on MyHeritage, WikiTree and FamilySearch as well as on AncestryResearch trip: Now that my oldest son lives in Denver, Colorado, I'm planing a visit to him . He'll drive us to visit the grave of my third great-grandparents in Douglas County. It would be great to get up to Weld County as well, where my third great-grandfather Peter Baysinger died. For South King County Genealogy Society, continue to write for this blog Continue to maintain our Twitter presence Spread the word about our society to the world at large and the communities we servePublicity for our 2020 Seminar *(looking for help, especially on Facebook)Find someone who likes and uses Instagram, to start an SKCGS feed * If you are that person, please step up! I think we could have a wonderful stream of ancestor photos and historical images of south King County. This could be done in conjunction with local historical museums and societies. Future Goals Following Barbara's lead, I commit to making a monthly assessment so I can stay on track. Eventually this DNA testing boom will slow down, and I anticipate less progress as far as adding relatives to the tree, and adding matches to it. Still, it will be fun to see how the annual numbers stack up. The DNA research is part of a long-term goal to get all of our ancestors traced back to the immigrants, if not further. In support of that goal, I think Barbara's suggested book, Val Greenwood’s The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy sounds like a good book for 2021. Right now, I have no interest in certification, but I would like to continue to improve my genealogy practice up to professional standards. To me, this means getting ever closer to following the Genealogical Proof Standard, especially as I again venture into pre-1850 territory. Learning how to use court, land and tax records will become more important as I shift focus back to the past, instead of towards the present, as I'm doing now, following descendancies. Along the way, it would be fun to qualify for DAR and perhaps some other lineage societies! Not this year, though. Some ancestors are already traced to their countries of origin, such as the Scots Cowans and my Swedes. My Dad, sister and I went to Selkirkshire, Scotland to the Cowan home village in 2003. In future I'd would love to go further back in my great-grandmother Selma Andersdotter's tree and visit her village in Sweden sometime this decade. The Käll line has been researched back to the 1600s, and it would be fun to visit some of the home places with the researcher-cousins. Finding and meeting some of Selma's relatives is a goal as well, which is furthered by DNA matches. By 2030 Perhaps by 2030 I will have persuaded my husband to accompany me to his gggrandparents' home village of Firrel in Germany. If not, maybe another family member would like to visit. I want to travel to the Alsatian villages where our Baysingers emigrated from in 1770. They seem to have originated in Switzerland. It would be lovely to pinpoint the are in Switzerland if possible and go there as well. Leer., Ostfriesland. See Firrel in the north? What are YOUR goals for the year? Are you willing to go the record here on the blog? Valorie Zimmerman -- You are subscribed to email updates from "South King County Genealogy Society Blog." To stop receiving these emails, you may unsubscribe now: https://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailunsubscribe?k=HRf4RneegJgIMmS1dRyqgpmAi9g Email delivery powered by Google. Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States

    01/14/2020 10:56:05
    1. [WA-SKGS] This list will soon go away
    2. Valorie Zimmerman
    3. I am shocked about this. We've been sharing information and helping one another for over 20 years here. If you don't believe me, see: https://lists.rootsweb.com/hyperkitty/list/wa-skgs.rootsweb.com/1999/12/ This list has been so rewarding over the years. I thank each of you subscribers and contributors. Here is the text of the announcement to all of us listowners: Administrators may save the emails in their list prior to March 2nd. After > that, mailing list archives will remain available and searchable on > RootsWeb. > As an alternative to RootsWeb Mailing Lists, Ancestry message boards are a > great option to network with others in the genealogy community. Message > boards are available for free with an Ancestry registered account. > Thank you for being part of the RootsWeb family and contributing to this > community. > Sincerely, > The RootsWeb team Although there is no Message Board for our society, we do have a King County, Washington Message Board. I've posted our General Meeting there this month. If you want to help out there, please answer questions when you can: https://www.ancestry.com/boards/localities.northam.usa.states.washington.counties.king/mb.ashx . I urge you to use the boards, especially because you can upload photos and other images to the boards, which are not available (and never were) here on the list. We do have the option to create a list elsewhere, and I'm willing to do that. Groups.io and Google Groups seem the most likely option. Here is an example of a Groups.io mail list: https://groups.io/g/newzealand/ Google Groups: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/1720cowanimmigrant As part of the SKCGS Publicity team, I send emails bi-monthly to members and former members. If you haven't joined our society, please do! If you let your membership lapse, please rejoin. http://skcgs.org/membership.html And if you have not yet registered for our Seminar this June, registrations are now open: http://skcgs.org/2020-seminar.html Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/skcgs1 | Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/SKCGenealogy/ <https://www.facebook.com/SKCGenealogy/> | Subscribe: skcgs.org/blog.html *If you are interested in continuing the list, please respond*. If not, that's fine too. I'll miss you here, no matter what the future holds. Valorie -- http://about.me/valoriez - pronouns: she/her

    01/08/2020 11:17:56