It's September already!


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General Meeting Saturday, September 19 (Virtual)

9:30 am Social time; 10 am General Membership Meeting 

Click or paste the link to join: or call: (‪US‬) ‪+1 510-939-0384‬ PIN: ‪268 689 236#‬   

Election of officers:

  • Valorie Zimmerman has been nominated for the office of Vice President and agreed to serve if elected.
  • Linda Blais has been nominated for the office of Secretary and agreed to serve if elected. 
  • There will be an opportunity for additional nominations at the meeting.  Should there be additional candidates, members will be instructed how to vote by email during the meeting.

Our Speaker:

Mary Kircher Roddy   presents  Trails West: Crossing the Continent, 1840-1869. 

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Welcome New Members; Welcome New Faces!

If you've participated in special interest and chat groups this summer, you have probably already met some of our new members.

Tina Lawson is Director of Publicity Committee as well as using her technical skills for forms and flyers.

Friday, September 18, 6 - 7:30 pmNewly announced! The Riches of Probate Records presented by Alexis Hacker Scholz and South King County Genealogical Society through the King County Library System. Registration in advance is required:

We have gained new members from far and wide and I, for one, feel so enriched by having met these people who share their knowledge.  Recently, at one of our special interest group meetings, Barbara from Florida made connection with Susan on Long Island, New York.   Barbara needed a picture from a place near Susan's home and within a week she had it!

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October is exciting, too!

Saturday, October 17 (Virtual)   Steven Morrison presenter
Detours Around – Irish Roadblocks & Stone Walls This is the regular October General Meeting, 9:30 am Social time; 10 am

DNA Seminar October 24    Diahan Southard presenter. $20.00
Go to for more information and registration form

2020, what a year!

If you made any New Year resolutions, have you been able to keep them?  Or have you had to make a lot of adjustments, both physically and mentally?  You're not alone; we are all experiencing this ambiguous "new normal".  

I've managed to make some progress with my family files, recently making a possible discovery of a 5 great grandfather in one family line.  And with Ancestry's ThruLines™, I have found that a 5 great grandfather on my maternal line is my 6 great grandfather on my paternal line!  It was bound to happen!

Here's hoping you are coping with all the aspects of this new normal life.  Log in to a special interest group or a webinar, meet up with friends and family through virtual meetings or safe, social distancing.  Mask up, stay safe and wash your hands.

MaryLynn Strickland    


  1. Thanks for finding such pretty images to decorate your post, MaryLynn. The view outside is so smoky, your post was a relief for sore eyes!


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