July 2019

Join a Society

   Earlier this month I watched an excellent webinar that was sponsored by the Utah Genealogical Association, and as a result I've decided to join. There are many benefits - a monthly newsletter and a quarterly journal (with back issues available online), webinars and discounts. Other societies have similar benefits:
Ohio Genealogical Society has several online databases, quarterly journal and newsletter, a huge library located in Columbus, and webinars.
Southern California Genealogical Society is famous for their Jamboree (next scheduled for 2021), but they have a huge amount of information, including newsletters, journals and webinars, on their website.
*  The International German Genealogy Partnership is a great society to join if you have German ancestry. There is a biannual conference (next is Cincinnati, OH in 2021), links, research aids and newsletters.

The membership fees (generally between $25 and $40) are more than worth it - find a society and join today! 


What I've Been Doing
*     Planning my research trip to Beulah and Manistee, Michigan this September
*     Creating a research plan for a trip to the Washington State Library later this month
*     Continuing with client research and writing reports
*     Submitting my second article to the National Genealogical Society Quarterly
*     Dipping my toes in French-Canadian research

What I'm Reading
Did you ever discover a mystery series that you loved, and didn't read anything else for months? Long ago I read Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton, and loved it; I just never got around to reading the others. I'm making up for that now with ebooks from the library. There are 24 in the series, and they're all excellent "cozy" mysteries. I'm enjoying the characters (as they grow and change, and new people are introduced), the setting (the quaint village of Finch, in the Cotswolds) and the plots. This one in particular stands out: Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch describes a quest to translate an ancient Latin document, intertwined with village history and a twist at the end. You can view the series list on the author's website: Aunt Dimity's World.
New blog post: "That Divorce Record? It's only an email away!"
Upcoming Presentations
Olympia Genealogical Society
Thursday, Sept. 12th, 7 pm:
The Murder of Rhoda Jones

Gig Harbor Library
Saturday, Oct. 12th, 10:30 am
I Did the DNA Test, Now What?

See the complete list of my lectures on my website here.
In the News

New "must-have" genealogy reference book: How to Find Your Family in U.S. Church Records

Tennessee State Library & Archives launches digital project on Revolutionary War

Ancient scrolls blackened by Vesuvius are now readable

Brooklyn Library digitizes thousands of newspaper articles

Are you looking forward to the release of the 1950 census?
Left: view of Seattle from my office window in Port Orchard, conducting a client interview
Right: babysitting Summer, now 21 months old. Snack time!
You can have Lake Tahoe or the Riviera - I'll take Crystal Lake (Michigan) any day!
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