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December 10, 2018 By: Rachel Farley
Oral History Project by Jo-Anne Huber
High school students are eligible to enter an Oral History Project Competition on January 1, 2019 which will run until April 2019. Find details online....

December 2, 2018 By: Rachel Farley
ROOTS Tech Feb. 27-March 2, 2019
Jake Shimabukuro of Hawaii will perform March 2 at ROOTS Tech!
Jake will be the featured keynote speaker at RootsTech 2019 on Saturday, March 2 at 11 AM MST at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Jake’s inspiring story and listen to this one-of-a-kind ukulele master musician play the instrument like you’ve never heard it before.
For more information about this international genealogy conference:  https://www.rootstech.org/
November 28, 2018 By: Rachel Farley
Civil War photos
Computer scientist and history buff Kurt Luther created a free-to-use website, called Civil War Photo Sleuth, that uses facial recognition technology to cross-reference vintage photographs with a database and hopefully assign a name to unknown subjects.
from Dick Eastman blog
November 28, 2018 By: Rachel Farley
Video Presentations from MyHeritage
Presentation videos from MyHeritage LIVE 2018 Conference in Oslo, Norway are available:
The MyHeritage Blog at https://blog.myheritage.com/2018/11/myheritage-live-2018-lectures-now-online/ has the complete list of all the presentations and links to the videos. All presentations were made in English.
November 20, 2018 By: Rachel Farley
Anual Meeting by Jo-Anne Huber
As the year winds down we look to the New year and the new Board of Trustees.  
Jerry Olson has consented to act as our Nominations Chair.  He is looking for people who are willing to spend their time and talents helping Heritage Quest Research Library move forward.  The current Board has given us a roadmap to the future and we are looking for those who can help us get there. 
If you are interested in filling one of the 4 open positions, please contact: 
Jerry Olson 253-862-7953 or our Director, Jo-Anne Huber 253-307-8033 
Our Annual meeting is scheduled for January 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM in the Library Classroom
November 11, 2018 By: Rachel Farley
Happenings by Judy Line
Have you heard?
1.  Beginning Wednesday, November 7, 2018 we will be OPEN LATE one night a week.  Our hours on Wednesdays' will be 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. We will keep Normal Hours on Wednesday November 24, 2018 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.
2. We have signed up for an Amazon Smile account.  Even if you have Amazon Prime you will be able to designate Heritage Quest Research Library as your non-profit designee.  
3. We have also signed up at Fred Meyer for their points program.  You may give your points to HQRL too.
4. If you haven't been in for awhile, make sure you check out the Stack Map.  Due to the number of additions to the collection, we have moved some of the sections. 
5. We have a new IT Tech.  Carol Conley has applied and been accepted as our Technology Guru. 
6. Mark your Calendar for December 15, 2018 -  VOLUNTEER PARTY at the Church. 
August 29, 2018 By: Rachel Farley
Bookstore Price vs. Amazon by Beth Scott
How Does HQRLs Bookstore Compare in Pricing?
Are you searching for a reference volume to help in your genealogic research? Then you should look to the Heritage Quest Reference Library Bookstore first. Prices of reference books found in the Heritage Quest Bookstore are comparable or less than those found elsewhere, even online. In the following chart are some examples of Bookstore pricing as compared to the same books priced on Amazon (pricing as of 7/18/2018).
Ohio Wills & Estates to 1850
Missouri Birth & Death Records – Volume 1
Finding Your African-American Ancestors
Norwegians’ in America – Volume II
Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy
The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy
Sustainable Genealogy: Separating Fact From Fiction
So, before you automatically go to online shopping or one of the big bookstores, check out your bookstore at the Heritage Quest Research Library. And don’t forget, we also have thousands of reference books for use free by members or for a $5.00 daily charge for non-members. (Information on pricing provided by Judy Line, Education Coordinator).
 -Beth Scott, HQRL Volunteer
April 29, 2018 By: Rachel Farley
Flu Season

Between 1918 and 1919, 675,000 Americans (65%) of the population died horrible deaths from the flu. In Cincinnati—during Oct, the police arrested 25 people who violated the anti-spitting ordinance. City crews began flushing residential streets with water and disinfectants. Schools remained closed for nine weeks. Saloons closed at 6:00p.m.               From CCGSMay2018.

April 29, 2018 By: Rachel Farley
Reclaim the Records

RTR works to gain access to records that currently are not online anywhere and are not readily available to the public. They use state Freedom of Information Laws (FOIL) to force government agencies to hand over copies of the records. RTR digitizes the copies and put them online for FREE. The website for the records is https://archive.org/details/reclaimtherecords. Other groups and companies are free to make transcriptions and copies of the record.

Besides their web site, you can subscribe to their newsletter or check facebook for the records that they have recovered.

April 27, 2018 By: Rachel Farley
Joshua Taylor speaking May 19
The Seattle Gen Society is hosting Joshua Taylor on May 19th:

SGS 2018 Spring Seminar "Family History: What the Future Holds" featuring D. Joshua Taylor of Genealogy Roadshow

Glimpse the future of family history through changes in technology, research methods and other community developments.

Register Online:

https://goo.gl/forms/ZP8aPKp3SzfBcMaw2 (link is external)

Click the link below to print out seminar registration form:


Mail your payment and completed form to:

Seattle Genealogical Society

PO Box 15329

Seattle, WA  98115-03