Saturday, January 18, 2020

Monday Lunch at the Bellingham Downtown Co-op

Ahhh!  44 degrees outside.  I've been waiting for this.  After staying home for a week (by choice), I am still not seeing any melting on our private road.  I know that the more-traveled roads are clearing and we should not have any problems getting to the downtown co-op on Monday. 

What a cool way to start a new year and a new decade!

If you haven't figured this out, this is one of my favorite places to eat.  It meets the needs for people like me who eat vegetables with choices for omnivores too.  I will be in the deli in the main co-op building by 12:45 in case you need help navigating all the options.  We reserved the Connections Classroom starting at 1:00 and Linda B. will greet you there.  We're expecting a soft start with people finding parking and gathering food. 

Nothing has changed since I sent you these details before.  

Meeting January 20, 2020 at 1:00 at Co-op Bakery Café, 405 E. Holly across Holly from the downtown Food Co-op.  It is in the Connections Classroom which is Suite 103.  You enter from the Holly St. side.  It’s a large room and everyone is welcome.  No reservations necessary. 

It will be a festive occasion with eating being our main entertainment.  You can purchase sandwiches and wraps from the refrigerator case in the Bakery Deli or go across the street for a hot bar, salad bar, deli case, made-to-order sandwiches, hot drinks, and bakery case.  I like to get salad fixin’s in a giant bowl and add food from the hot bar.  Members and non-members are treated alike.

There is some parking behind the Bakery building but they ask that we not park in the parking lot of the main Co-op building.

Bring show-and-tell, stories and brick walls.  If you have the details needed, there may be members getting cabin fever who can't wait to work on your elusive relatives.  I won't be bringing my computer or projection equipment, but we can still share, can't we?

See you there!
Judith

Monday, January 6, 2020

Ancestry subscriptions are 50% off through Tuesday only. Legacy Family Tree Webinars are on fire. FTDNA regular prices drop steeply.


Ancestry subscriptions are 50% off through Tuesday only.  Legacy Family Tree Webinars are on fire.  FTDNA regular prices drop steeply.

#1.  From Thomas MacEntee:  For anyone who is waiting for a better price on Ancestry.  Offer for new and returning subscribers.  Not for renewals.  This is the best you will get.


Full details here.


#2.  Legacy Family Tree Webinars was purchased by MyHeritage a few years ago and is constantly adding new features.  


Still, in my humble opinion, the best genealogy education value ever and it keeps getting better.  Many people select from the 2020 schedule and will register now for classes they want.  When the time comes around, you will receive an email reminder.  Classes are free during the first week after broadcast.  Over 1100 are archived for members. Members also have accessed to handouts for each webinar.

Amazing new Technology Zone for members. Just what we needed! 41 are already waiting for you.

Thomas almost always has a 15% discount for these Webinars.  $46.42 for a year.

Details about the discount and other new features are here: 


#3.  Family Tree DNA has drastically reduced their regular prices for Y and mitochondrial DNA tests.  They have also reduced the number of ways to order these tests so your decisions aren't as complicated.  If you are interested and are ordering for the first time, ask for help.

That's all.  

Sunday, January 5, 2020


Hello, everyone,  Happy New Year!

A belated thank-you to Lynne for providing treats at our December meeting.  Also greetings to Rick Bell and wife Lisa who are living and building in North Carolina. 

January Genies meeting

We will be holding our monthly gathering at the Co-op Bakery Café building on January 20, 2020 at 1:00.  It is at 405 E. Holly across Holly from the downtown Food Co-op.  It is in the Connections Classroom which is Suite 103.  You enter from the Holly St. side.  It’s a large room and everyone is welcome.  No reservations necessary. 

It will be a festive occasion with eating being our main entertainment.  You can purchase sandwiches and wraps from the refrigerator case in the Bakery Deli or go across the street for a hot bar, salad bar, deli case, made-to-order sandwiches, hot drinks, and bakery case.  I like to get salad fixin’s in a giant bowl and add food from the hot bar.  Members and non-members are treated alike.

There is some parking behind the Bakery building but they ask that we not park in the parking lot of the main Co-op building.

See you there!

Whatcom GS meeting:  No Meeting in January / Feb. 10 – “Basics of U.S. Genealogical Research” with Mary Roddy

Skagit Valley Genealogical Society Meeting and Speaker: 

Saturday, January 11, 1:00   I’ll be going to this and welcome company.

Burlington Public Library, 820 E Washington Ave, Burlington, WA 98233, USA (map)

Germanic Immigration in the 1800's, presented by Evelyn Roehl.  Learn about the large immigration of Germanic people from Europe (including Luxembourgers, Swiss and Austrians).  What inspired them to migrate to North America in the 1800's?  What European countries did they come from and where did they typically tend to settle once here? Knowing the historical background and many influences on our ancestors will help researchers as they explore their Germanic roots. Evelyn Roehl is a professional genealogist specializing in Germanic and Scandinavian research.


Other pursuits
It’s hard to believe that our Genies have time for other pursuits besides genealogy.  However, from time to time I am asked if we can pass on information about outside activities to the Genies.  Personally, my passions include dancing, Friends of the Ferndale Library, climate action, teaching my grandchildren to sew and, during some times of the year, tulips and daffodils.  If you have outside interests or activities that you would like to promote, send me an announcement and I will put out a special blogpost right after our January 20 meeting.

Lastly, Sylva writes about Joe Fuchs: “I’m so sad. I enjoyed Joe’s contributions to our group. We will all miss him.”  We suggest people who knew Joe can sign the guest book for his family.