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Genealogy & Family History Group

GENEALOGY & FAMILY HISTORY interest group (second Fridays, 1 to 3 p.m.)

We’ll meet Friday, October 11, 1-3 p.m. at the Lakewood YMCA, 9715 Lakewood Dr. SW. There is a Forza coffee bar in the foyer, so you can come early and pick up a snack to enjoy during the meeting.

Bring links to your three favorite genealogy websites or databases - those that have yielded the best and most hard-to-find, accurate, useful, and/or shocking information about her ancestors. Bring along a cheat sheet with the url for each of your favorites, and for each, a sample search or two that yielded great info for you. What makes this site so special, and why would you recommend it to others? We have so much to learn from each other!

Irene (our resident techie) will duplicate and display our searches on a video screen so we can all follow the search process. Of course, we might take time to explore your website or database with our own search terms, too. If you have a laptop, bring it along, so you can try out the websites. Remember, we learn and remember better from actively doing than by merely hearing or watching others do it.

New members are welcome. At our September meeting, we had 10 women, and welcomed two prospective AAUW members, Ursula Scott and Mary Garrett.

Several of us plan to attend the annual Autumn Quest all-day seminar in Sumner on Saturday, October 12, 8:15-3:30.  Guest speakers include Cyndi Ingle Howells (webmaster of Cyndi’s List), Mary Kathryn Kozy, and HQRLibrary’s own Jim Johnson. Program details at  The seminar is sponsored by HQRL, Heritage Quest Research Library, in Sumner.  Register before Oct. 8 for best price. Registration form here:

Looking ahead, at our Nov. 8 meeting, Dorothy will share with us how she uses Google Earth with her genealogy research. Dec. 13 (yes, another Fri. the 13th), we’ll share tips on organizing our genealogy and family history projects.

Mary Hammond, Chair

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  • Donna

    Was there until 1:20 but didn't find you.

    October 11, 2013

    • Mary L.

      Donna, did you get the email about the location change to Feisty Gals Coffee? The wifi at the YMCA wasn't optimal. Sorry about the confusion!

      1 · October 11, 2013

    • Donna

      No, and the Y still had the room booked. No problem, I'll catch the next one.

      October 11, 2013

  • ursula s.

    We shared lots of good information

    October 11, 2013

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