Meetings, Focus Groups & Workshops

General Meetings & Presentations

The Society’s General Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, September through June (no meetings in July or August), followed by a program or presentation. The meetings are held at the Family History Center at the north end of the Mountlake Terrace LDS Church, 22015 48th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043. There is plenty of parking east of the building and the building entrance is located at the north end of the building.

Board Meetings

The SIGS Board meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at Humble House (except in June and July) at 12:30 p.m.  All members are invited to attend.

Focus Groups, Classes & Workshops

We offer a variety of free classes, workshops, and discussion/focus groups. All are held monthly at Humble House, 19827 Poplar Way, Lynnwood WA 98036.

New!  DNA Learning Series 

Seattle and Sno-Isle Genealogical Societies are co-sponsoring a monthly, seven class DNA Learning Series. The class will be held at Mountlake Terrace Sno-Isle Library, from 6:00-7:45pm, starting the third Thursday, on April 18, 2019. The series builds slowly, workshop style using your own computer and has homework assignments. Due to the venue, participation is limited to 45 society members with advanced registration.

Instructors are Craig K. Gowens and Cary Bright. A printout with the series information is available. To view the reading list, presentation slide and other class materials, visit the DNA Learning Series webpage. For questions and to register send an email to sgsdnasig@gmail.com. This is a free offering to members of Seattle or Sno-Isle Genealogical Societies.

Classes include:

   – Intro to DNA testing [who, what and where to test]

   – yDNA & Mitochondrial DNA testing and results

   – Test Results are in… Now what [what to look for, analysis and organization of your results]

   – Autosomal DNA Ethnicity and inheritance & X Chromosome

   – Using Gedmatch/Genesis and 3rd Party Tools [learn about tools online to assist you in DNA analysis]

   – Special DNA tools at Ancestry & MyHeritage [and online tools that mimic those], and

   – Advanced Techniques.

Tree

Basic Beginning Genealogy Workshop

Our Basic Beginning Genealogy Workshop meets on the 1st Saturday of the month from 10 am to 11am.

Brick Wall Busters Group

The Brick Wall Busters Group meets on the 4th Saturday of the month from 10 am to 11 am.

DNA

DNA Focus Group

On Hold until our moderator becomes available again. The DNA Focus Group meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 1 pm to 2 pm.

Scandinavian Consultations

Consultations on your Scandinavian Research issues are available upon request. The session gives you the opportunity to discuss your research questions and receive guidance on strategies and resources to help you move forward.
Consultation sessions must be scheduled in advance. Please call the Library and leave a message with your name and phone number requesting a Scandinavian consultation session. One of our experts will call you to schedule an appointment.

Germany

German Consultations

Consultations on your German Research issues are available upon request. The session gives you the opportunity to discuss your research questions and receive guidance on strategies and resources to help you move forward.
Consultation sessions must be scheduled in advance. Please call the Library and leave a message with your name and phone number requesting a German consultation session. One of our experts will call you to schedule an appointment.