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German SIG
Monday, May 20
German SIG  (Special Interest Group (SIG))
2:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are held on Zoom. These small groups share resources and strategies for researching. This is a Members Only Benefit. Any member can join a group by sending an email and requesting to be put on the group list to receive a monthly Zoom invitation.
 
German SIG - meets on the third Monday at 2 pm 
  • All  SIGs meet on Zoom and will continue to do so.  
  • Links are emailed the day before a meeting.
  • Anyone who is a member of Solano County Genealogical Society is eligible to join.
  • To join, ask to be placed on the SIG mailing list.
Members of this SIG will receive an invitation via email by the day prior to the event.
 
SolanoCGS Members can go to the Zoom Invitation Link page listed under the Members Only section and click on the  Zoom link for this meeting.
 
 


Brick Walls SIG
Monday, May 27
Brick Walls SIG  (Special Interest Group (SIG))
1:30 pm
Zoom Meeting
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are held on Zoom. These small groups share resources and strategies for researching. This is a Members Only Benefit. Any member can join a group by sending an email and requesting to be put on the group list to receive a monthly Zoom invitation.
 
Brick Walls SIG - normally meets on the fourth Monday at 1:30 pm. But is NOT having a meeeting this month due to Memorial Day
 
  • All  SIGs meet on Zoom and will continue to do so.  
  • Links are emailed the day before a meeting.
  • Anyone who is a member of Solano County Genealogical Society is eligible to join.
  • To join, ask to be placed on the SIG mailing list.
Members of this SIG will receive an invitation via email by the day prior to the event.
 
SolanoCGS Members can go to the Zoom Invitation Link page listed under the Members Only section and click on the  Zoom link for this meeting.
 
 



“Finding Dirk: Insanity in the 19th Century”
Saturday, June 1
“Finding Dirk: Insanity in the 19th Century”  (Speaker Series)
11:00 am
ZOOM Presentation
The Solano County Genealogical Society will host a virtual Speaker Series presentation
via Zoom on Saturday, June 1, 2024 starting at 11 a.m. Pacific Time
 
Jill Morelli will present “Finding Dirk: Insanity in the 19th Century”.
 
Do you have an “unmentionable” in your family tree—someone you know existed, but can find little information about? Attend this presentation and you might come away with some clues.

Dirk disappeared from his family’s records at age 20. However, the family purchased a tombstone for him in an asylum cemetery in Illinois. Eventually, someone posted a photo of the tombstone on FindaGrave, where it waited for someone to notice and put the pieces of his story together. Jill will review the history of care of the insane, the process for certifying someone insane, and identify the records and the location of public, governmental and other documents that fill out the story of Dirk’s life in and outside the asylum.

Biography: Jill Morelli, Certified Genealogist, is a writer, lecturer and co-founder of Applied Genealogy Institute, which provides practicum-based educational opportunities for high-intermediate and advanced genealogists. In 2017, she founded the Certification Discussion Group to help demystify the certification process for others. Jill lectures nationally on a variety of genealogical topics and has written articles for National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Swedish American Genealogist, and many others. She is past president of the Seattle Genealogical Society, and a member of many local genealogical societies.

Guests are welcome to attend this free event. If interested, send an email to the society at scgs@scgsca.org no later than 4 p.m., May 31st to request a Zoom link invitation.
 
Additional information on events can be found on the society’s website at www.scgsca.org and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/SCGSCA


How to Utilize the Features of Our Website
Wednesday, June 12
How to Utilize the Features of Our Website  (Discussion Group)
10:00 am
Zoom Meeting
Our Solano County Genealogical Society’s June 12, 2024 Discussion Group Topic is: “How to Utilize the Features of Our Website”.
 
For this ZOOM Discussion Group our Website Design Co-Chairs Donna & Jeff with give a guided tour of our website. They will show the various features. You will find out how to log in to the exclusive Members Only section. Get instructed on using the Surname Research tool. Learn how to search the library catalog, explore our databases, change your user name and update your password. Also find out how to watch our Speaker Series Zoom videos, read current and back issues of Rootdigger and much more.
 
Many items will be explored and all your questions will be answered. Please join our roundtable discussion answer your how to questions and to share your ideas on what features you would like added to our website.
 
Discussions are informal groups gathered to exchange or learn new ideas about each topic.
 
Our Solano County Genealogy Society members will receive a Zoom invite via email. They can also find the most current Zoom Invitation Link in the Members Only menu section.
 
Guests are welcome. Non-members should send an email request to  scgs@scgsca.org  no later than 4 pm the day prior to the event.