SGS Japanese Genealogy Seminar Registration opens December 1st!
SGS is proud to sponsor the Japanese Genealogy Seminar, one of the first seminars in the region to assist those interested in learning how to research Japanese-Americans heritage. Join us Saturday & Sunday, February 2nd & 3rd, 2019, at the Central Branch of the Seattle Public Library, to learn from Linda Harms Okazaki, noted Japanese-American genealogy expert. The all-day session on Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, "Exploring Our Nikkei Genealogy", is geared toward entry level family historians who have friends or family with Japanese ancestry. Box lunch will be available by pre-order until Jan. 18, 2019. Those who attend this session are invited to return Sunday afternoon, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm for "Ask a Genealogist".
The morning session on Sunday, February 3, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon, "Japanese American Research for Genealogists", is designed for intermediate and advanced researchers who are unfamiliar with these records or this culture. All topics from Saturday will be covered, but at a faster pace. Genealogists who attend this session will volunteer their research skills during the afternoon "Ask a Genealogist".
Thanks to a generous grant by 4Culture, the cultural services agency of King County, Washington, this seminar is offered free to registrants, but registration is limited to 40 for each day. Seats will be filled in the order registrations are submitted.
Register online with this link: Register for SGS Japanese Genealogy Seminar
Note: Because seats will fill quickly, mail-in registrations are not recommended. Receipt of mail-in registrations will be based on their postmark date and, to be considered, all mail-in registrations must be received at the SGS Library by Friday, January 18, 2019.
See the Seminar Brochure for more details.
The Seattle Genealogical Society has just become an Affiliate Library for FamilySearch.org. This means that when you are inside our Library either using your own computer or our Patron Computers you will be able to access the "locked" records on FamilySearch.org. You will be prompted to sign up for a FREE account through FamilySearch.org, or to sign in to your own account and then you can access the records. We are very excited about this affiliation with FamilySearch.org.
The SGS Publications Committee invites you to submit articles to the Journal of the Seattle Genealogical Society. We look for articles about genealogical research and family history that are of interest to our members. We welcome submissions from all areas of genealogy. Some possibilities include memoirs, research articles, how-to and problem solving articles, and genealogical technology. Book reviews, historical photographs, and blog posts are also welcome.
Help is available for inexperienced writers! Submissions or questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.