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Saturday, April 20
Legacy Family Tree SIG  (Special Interest Groups (SIGs))
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Google Meet Online Platform
Log on to OGS website, click on SIGs in main nav menu, click on Legacy Family Tree for Google Meet link. Can access 10 mins before start of meeting. Also may access meeting via email link sent by Jerri, LegacyFamilyTreeSIG@olygensoc.org.


Wednesday, April 24
FamilySearch.org SIG  (Special Interest Groups (SIGs))
6:00 pm
Google Meet Online Platform
Log on to OGS website, click on SIGs in main nav menu, click on FamilySearch.org for Google Meet link. Can access 10 mins before start of meeting. Also may access meeting via email link sent by Carolyn, FamilySearchSIG@olygensoc.org.


Saturday, April 27
Ancestry.com SIG  (Special Interest Groups (SIGs))
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Google Meet Online Platform
Log on to OGS website, click on SIGs in main nav menu, click on Ancestry.com for Google Meet link. Can access 10 mins before start of meeting.



Monday, May 6
Family History Writing SIG  (Special Interest Groups (SIGs))
7:00 pm
Google Meet Online Platform
Log on to OGS website, click on SIGs in main nav menu, click on Family History Writing SIG for Google Meet link. Can access 10 mins before start of meeting. Also may access meeting via email link sent by Laura, FamilyHistoryWritingSIG@olygensoc.org.


Thursday, May 9
Monthly General Membership Meeting  (General Membership Meeting)
7:00 pm
Program: Jewish Genealogy: How Is This Research Different from All Other Research?
 
What Do You Want to Do?
Branches of Judaism
What Is Unique or Different about Jewish Research?
  • Bubbe meises
  • Many languages and alphabets
  • Naming patterns
  • Patronymics (no family names)
  • Often not citizens
  • Few religious records
  • Rabbinical “genealogies”
  • Community (kehillah) and magnate records
  • Yizkor (memorial) books
  • Records from a Jewish perspective
  • Landsmanshaftn/burial/benevolent societies
  • Tombstone (matzevah) symbols
Resources
  • JewishGen.org
  • SephardicGen.org
  • Routes to Roots, https://rtrfoundation.org/index.shtml
  • Facebook: TtT, Jewish Genealogy Portal, translation, location-based
  • IAJGS.org
  • Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, UW, https://jewishstudies.washington.edu
  • Holocaust Center for Humanity, https://www.holocaustcenterseattle.org/
  • LDS FamilySearch Centers, https://www.familysearch.org/
  • National Archives, https://www.archives.gov/
  • DoroTree Family Tree Program, https://www.dorotree.com/
Then What Do You Do with It?
  • Share information with family members: e-mail, print and mail
  • Maybe publish a book (not as hard as you think!)
  • Donate copy of information to genealogical and/or historical societies, libraries, archives
  • Put family tree online; maybe collaborate with others
Speaker Bio:
Janice M. Sellers is a professional genealogist specializing in black, Jewish, dual citizenship, forensic, and newspaper research. She is the president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon. She was until recently the editor of ZichronNote, the quarterly journal of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society (SFBAJGS), and has previously edited four other genealogy publications. She is the publicity director, programming director, and a board member of SFBAJGS and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and Genealogical Forum of Oregon (GFO). At GFO she is the coordinator of the African American Special Interest Group. She has volunteered at LDS FamilySearch Centers since 2000 and gives presentations on many genealogical topics at local, regional, state, and national/international levels. She has researched her own family history for almost 50 years. Before becoming a professional genealogist, she worked in publishing for many years as an editor, indexer, translator, and compositor.
 


Tuesday, May 14
DNA SIG  (Special Interest Groups (SIGs))
6:30 pm
Google Meet Online Platform
Log on to OGS website, click on SIGs in main nav menu, click on DNA for Google Meet link. Can access 10 mins before start of meeting. Also may access meeting via email link sent by Nancy, DNASIG@olygensoc.org.


Wednesday, May 15
Genealogy Chat SIG  (Special Interest Groups (SIGs))
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Peggy Cooley's home
Contact Peggy, GenealogyChatSIG@ olygensoc.org  for more information regarding meetings.
Address in Membership directory or Genealogy Chat SIG page.


Saturday, May 18
Legacy Family Tree SIG  (Special Interest Groups (SIGs))
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Google Meet Online Platform
Log on to OGS website, click on SIGs in main nav menu, click on Legacy Family Tree for Google Meet link. Can access 10 mins before start of meeting. Also may access meeting via email link sent by Jerri, LegacyFamilyTreeSIG@olygensoc.org.


Tuesday, May 21
Family Tree Maker SIG  (Special Interest Groups (SIGs))
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom Platform
Log on to OGS website, click on SIGs in main nav menu, click on Family Tree Maker for Zoom link. Can access 10 mins before start of meeting. Also may access meeting via email link sent by David, FTMSIG@olygensoc.org.


Tuesday, May 21
Monthly Board Meeting  (Board Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Online meeting via Google Meet
OGS members in good standing are welcome.
Please email President@olygensoc.org for Google Meet link to attend.


Wednesday, May 22
FamilySearch.org SIG  (Special Interest Groups (SIGs))
6:00 pm
Google Meet Online Platform
Log on to OGS website, click on SIGs in main nav menu, click on FamilySearch.org for Google Meet link. Can access 10 mins before start of meeting. Also may access meeting via email link sent by Carolyn, FamilySearchSIG@olygensoc.org.


Saturday, May 25
Ancestry.com SIG  (Special Interest Groups (SIGs))
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Google Meet Online Platform
Log on to OGS website, click on SIGs in main nav menu, click on Ancestry.com for Google Meet link. Can access 10 mins before start of meeting.



Monday, June 3
Family History Writing SIG  (Special Interest Groups (SIGs))
7:00 pm
Google Meet Online Platform
Log on to OGS website, click on SIGs in main nav menu, click on Family History Writing SIG for Google Meet link. Can access 10 mins before start of meeting. Also may access meeting via email link sent by Laura, FamilyHistoryWritingSIG@olygensoc.org.


Tuesday, June 11
DNA SIG  (Special Interest Groups (SIGs))
6:30 pm
Google Meet Online Platform
Log on to OGS website, click on SIGs in main nav menu, click on DNA for Google Meet link. Can access 10 mins before start of meeting. Also may access meeting via email link sent by Nancy, DNASIG@olygensoc.org.


Thursday, June 13
Monthly General Membership Meeting  (General Membership Meeting)
7:00 pm
Program: TBD


Saturday, June 15
Legacy Family Tree SIG  (Special Interest Groups (SIGs))
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Google Meet Online Platform
Log on to OGS website, click on SIGs in main nav menu, click on Legacy Family Tree for Google Meet link. Can access 10 mins before start of meeting. Also may access meeting via email link sent by Jerri, LegacyFamilyTreeSIG@olygensoc.org.


Tuesday, June 18
Family Tree Maker SIG  (Special Interest Groups (SIGs))
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom Platform
Log on to OGS website, click on SIGs in main nav menu, click on Family Tree Maker for Zoom link. Can access 10 mins before start of meeting. Also may access meeting via email link sent by David, FTMSIG@olygensoc.org.


Wednesday, June 19
Genealogy Chat SIG  (Special Interest Groups (SIGs))
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Peggy Cooley's home
Contact Peggy, GenealogyChatSIG@ olygensoc.org  for more information regarding meetings.
Address in Membership directory or Genealogy Chat SIG page.


Saturday, June 22
Ancestry.com SIG  (Special Interest Groups (SIGs))
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Google Meet Online Platform
Log on to OGS website, click on SIGs in main nav menu, click on Ancestry.com for Google Meet link. Can access 10 mins before start of meeting.


Wednesday, June 26
FamilySearch.org SIG  (Special Interest Groups (SIGs))
6:00 pm
Google Meet Online Platform
Log on to OGS website, click on SIGs in main nav menu, click on FamilySearch.org for Google Meet link. Can access 10 mins before start of meeting. Also may access meeting via email link sent by Carolyn, FamilySearchSIG@olygensoc.org.