Programs for 2013 - 2014
Monday September 9th: Monthly Program, 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Jan Sjåvik
Jan Sjåvik is Professor and Chair of the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington, where he has taught since 1978. With degrees from Brigham Young University and Harvard, his primary areas of expertise are Scandinavian literature, Norwegian prose fiction, and critical theory. He has published four books as well as many articles and reviews. He has also been involved in Norwegian family history research for almost fifty years, and has taught the subject on and off for the past three decades.
Whether or not your interest is in Scandinavian Genealogy, you should try to attend this session since it is our only chance to hear this distinguished speaker. More information can be found at http://scandinavian.washington.edu/people/jan-sjavik.
As always, annual membership fees are payable at the September meeting.
Monday October 14th: Monthly Program, 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Roger Sherman
Roger Sherman is a well-known Whidbey Island historian and a descendant of island pioneers. He lives in Coupeville and regularly leads tours of Sunnyside cemetery. Roger is an excellent speaker and a font of island family history and lore and has written extensively on Island County subjects. His book on the Calista sinking can be purchased at the museum store in Coupeville or online.
Monday November 11th: Monthly Program, 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Eric Stroschein
Eric Stroschein is a professional forensic genealogist
who owns, with his wife,
Generations Detective, a genealogical research firm. He is
a member of the
Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild,
National Genealogical Society and speaks frequently on a variety of
Monday December 9th, Holiday Program, 1:00 p.m.
Program: Annual Holiday Potluck and Personal Research Review
Come prepared to present a few words on an interesting aspect of your current research, an interesting book you've found or anything else notable you've discovered. Family artifacts are also appropriate.
This will be our annual Holiday potluck luncheon. Please bring a salad, entree or dessert sufficient to serve eight people.
Monday January 13th: Monthly Program, 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Doreen Johnson
Newspapers are rapidly being digitized all over the world and as a result they've been described by some people as the 'next big thing' in genealogical research. Finding your ancestors in their local newspapers can make a world of difference in your understanding of their lives. We'll discuss where to look for newspapers and how to use them when you do.
Monday February 10th: Monthly Program, 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Eva Doherty Gremmert
Eva Doherty Gremmert is a professional genealogist specializing in Irish research and she has extensive research experience in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom and the Ukraine. Eva has spent 30 years traveling in the US and Europe, doing research for herself and others.
Eva was named the Worldwide Reunion Coordinator for the O’Dochartaigh clan, and is now planning the 2015 gathering. She is a founding member of the Irish Genealogical and Historical Society, and is currently on its board of directors. Eva has researched and published five books on her family history and hosts two major genealogy research websites. She and her husband Arden maintain homes in Carnation, WA and Carndonagh, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Contact her at email@example.com.
Monday March 10th: Monthly Program, 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Mary Roddy
Mary Roddy, a Certified Public Accountant, has been a genealogist since 2000. She earned a certificate from the Genealogy and Family History program at the University of Washington in 2005 and is an active member of the Seattle Genealogical Society. She has served SGS in multiple board positions and on the seminar and education committees. In addition, she lectures frequently on various genealogical topics in the Seattle area.
War II is the earliest war where we can actually speak to the veterans
themselves, the men and women who served. This
talk will present a case study, fleshing out a basic story of a pilot
and crew of a B-17 shot down over
Monday April 14th: Monthly Program, 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Merv Scott, Victoria Genealogical Society
Merv is Projects Director for the Victoria Genealogy Society and an enthusiastic volunteer. When he's not travelling
abroad or kayaking he is likely to be found working on one
of his genealogy projects which include: recruited teachers in
development of a free online resource for teachers and students
called Genealogy in the Classroom; won international Ask Granny
Chapter of the Year Award; wrote a youth activity book 'Who's in
you family tree?'; leads the 'Voices of the Past' audio memory
project; and more.
Monday May 12th: Monthly Program, 1:00 p.m.
Monday June 9th: Monthly Program, 1:00 p.m.