Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island
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GSSWI Programs for 2014 - 2015

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Monday September 8th: Monthly Program, 1:00 p.m.

Speaker:  Society Board Members
Program:  Introduction to the coming GSSWI Year

Meet your fellow members and learn about ongoing research. 

 The Board of Directors and the new society structure will  be introduced.  In addition,  Coffee and cookies will be consumed and the upcoming society year will be discussed.  Come, visit and learn.

Monday October 13th: Monthly Program, 1:00 p.m.

Speaker:  Becky Hanich
Program: Using Family

Monday November 10th: Monthly Program, 1:00 p.m.

Speaker:  Eric Stroschein
Newly Discovered Records of the Poor: Rich Records of the Indigent and Down-trodden

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, and National Genealogical Society. He speaks frequently on a variety of subjects.

Eric is the current Education Chair for the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society and President of the Puget Sound Association of Professional Genealogists. He was integral in planning the Washington State Genealogy Conference 2014. Eric has presented programs to GSSWI in the past and is one of our most popular speakers.  His program is sure to be interesting and informative.

Monday December 8th, Holiday Program, 1:00 p.m.

Program:  Annual Holiday Potluck and Personal Research Review

Holiday Wreath 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 12th: Monthly Program, 1:00 p.m.

Speaker:  TBD

Monday February 9th: Monthly Program, 1:00 p.m.

Speaker:  TBD
Program:  TBD

Monday March 9th: Monthly Program, 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Maureen MacDonald
Program:  An Apple a Day: How Health and Medicine affected your ancestors

Maureen MacDonald

Maureen MacDonald is one of our most active members and a  graduate of Sarah Thorson-Little's University of Washington Genealogy class.  The class, by the way, is reportedly both time-consuming and rewarding and is highly recommended for serious genealogists. Maureen's presentations are always informative and educational.

In this program you will learn about medicine in the early days and how it affected  ancestral families in choosing a location to settle, raising their children and, possibly, moving to another location. The program might help to answer the question of why you are missing certain relatives.

Monday April 13th: Monthly Program, 1:00 p.m.

Speaker:  TBD
Program: TBD

Monday May 11th: Monthly Program, 1:00 p.m.

Speaker:  TBD
Program:  TBD

Monday June 8th: Monthly Program, 1:00 p.m.

Speaker:  Gary Zimmerman

Gary Zimmerman Gary Zimmerman, President of the Fiske Genealogy Library, will present one of his popular discussions on Genealogical Matters.  His expertise and delivery are always enjoyed by society members.