June 8th meeting:
Soldiers in Petticoats: The Struggles of the Suffragettes
Tames Alan is an actress, historian, and instructor who has combined her skills to create an educational program for people of all ages. In this lecture, she appears in the authentic clothing of a suffragette and talks about the struggle of American women to gain the right to vote.
No meetings in July and August.
May 11, 7 pm
The representative from Gorham Printing is coming to talk to us about self-publishing our family histories and memoirs; a great idea as a gift or for the summer family reunion.
April 13, 7 pm
Janice Lovelace, “Is Great-Grandmother Really Native American? An introduction to Native American Genealogical Research”
Many families have the oral history that an ancestor was Native American. How does a family researcher begin to discover if this is true? What federal, state and tribal records are available? the presenter will guide you through these specialized resources.
Mary Kircher Roddy – The Westward Migration
February 9th meeting
The Eastside Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, February 9, 2017 in the Bellevue Regional Library (Room 1), 1111 – 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 at 7 pm, with doors opening at 6:30 pm for networking.
Topic: WikiTree is a free, shared social networking genealogy website that allows users individually to research and contribute to their own personal family trees, while building and collaborating on a singular worldwide family tree within the same system. Come learn about this useful website.
January 12th meeting:
Topic: Maps and Genealogy
Genealogists have many tools to describe what our ancestors did. Maps allow us to describe where they did it. This presentation will demonstrate how to build a custom ancestral map in Google Earth. Resources to build a custom map, like the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries and U.S. Geological Survey, will be discussed. Other online mapping resources, some directly applicable to Google Earth and some not, will also be discussed.
Presenter: Joe Flint
Joe has been doing Genealogy for about 16 years. He is a retired computer programmer and has a Bachelor degree in History from the University of Washington. (Go Dawgs!) He has been fascinated with maps since childhood and is eager to share the wonders of Maps and Genealogy.