Next meeting – 17 May 2018

DAY AND TIME – 3rd Thursday, May 17 – 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
PLACE – Relief Society Room, LDS Church, 10675 NE 20th Street, Bellevue.
Doors are open for networking between end of Irish Interest Group (10:00 a.m. to noon) and start of Legacy Interest Group at 12:30 p.m.  Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.


  • User Id
  • Decoding Ahnentafel Numbers in One Step
  • Ensuring completeness when entering a Published Genealogy or after entering a series of related events – The Maris Family…1683-1885 continued
    • Search Missing Sources – as an example
    • Run Family Group Record
    • Consider order of sources
    • Consider order of events
  • Sibling Icon
  • Adding 2 sets of parents, i.e. step-parents
  •  Tools
    • Set relationships
    • Set Ancestor Colors
    • Set Direct Line
    • Calculators – Relationship
    • Calculators – Soundex
    • Spell Checking in Notes
  • Questions and Answers Time

Meeting Location:


April 19, 2018 Meeting

Continuing to review a “repeatable process,” including using Event Clipboard with Source and Media images attached. These concepts will be demonstrated while inputting data from a published genealogy, The Maris Family in the United States. A Record of the Descendants of George and Alice Maris. 1683-1885.

March 15, 2018 Meeting

DAY AND TIME – 3rd Thursday, March 15 – 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Same place – Relief Society Room, LDS Church, 10675 NE 20th Street, Bellevue
Topic: “Entering Preliminary (Secondary) Research into Legacy”

We will review a “repeatable process,” including To-Do Items, Source Clipboard, and adding Media images. These concepts will be demonstrated while inputting data from a published genealogy, The Maris Family in the United States. A Record of the Descendants of George and Alice Maris. 1683-1885.


16 February 2018 Meeting

The Legacy Special Interest Group of the Eastside Genealogical Society will meet Friday, February 16, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Relief Society Room of the LDS Church at 10675 NE 20th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004. The doors will open at 11:15 a.m. for networking.

Announcement of leadership change: Sherry Holthe retired from leadership of the Legacy Special Interest Group after 10 years of service. She will be missed. Marilyn Mullins Schunke is the new leader and will be assisted by Janet O’Conor Camarata. See their bios below. When Sherry Holthe resigned last meeting as our SIG leader, she emphasized that the February meeting would be the 10th anniversary of this Legacy SIG. So our SIG topic will be only one hour so we can take time to celebrate this anniversary and recognize Sherry for her leadership. Please join us for Sherry’s reception even if you can’t attend the Legacy portion.

Legacy SIG Topic (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.): As new leaders of the Legacy Family Tree SIG, we would like us all to get to know each other a little better. In addition to letting you know a little about us, we would like to learn a little about the attendees and your level of usage of Legacy Family Tree so we can better serve you. We’ll also discuss what the Legacy SIG might look like in the future and would like to get ideas about your wants and desires for the meeting.

Reception (12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.):  Let’s recognize Sherry Holthe as she steps down from leadership after 10 years of service, celebrate our 10th anniversary, and network amongst fellow genealogists as we share in some finger foods.

  • Please bring some finger foods to share, if possible.
  • Plates, napkins, and bottled water will be provided by Marilyn and Janet, as well as finger desserts
  • Please note: No caffeinated drinks allowed in the facility.

New Leader Bios:

Marilyn Mullins Schunke is a 2006 graduate of University of Washington’s Genealogy & Family History Certificate Program. She currently serves on the EGS Book Committee and on the Board of the South King County Genealogical Society. In the past Marilyn has volunteered at Heritage Quest Research Library as a Board member, Education Coordinator and Volunteer Librarian. Technology is her forte and she has presented Windows 10 and Digital Organization classes and served, and continues to serve, as Technical Assistant in Janet O’Conor Camarata’s genealogy courses at Pierce College.

Janet O’Conor Camarata is active in the South King County Genealogical Society as Technology User Group leader and publicity chairman and in the Eastside Genealogical Society as presenter and program chairman of the German Interest Group. She is also an instructor in a six-week course in genealogy and technology at Pierce College. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and a graduate of the University of Washington’s Genealogy and Family History Certificate Program.  She is an experienced instructor who taught at the University of Phoenix and in The Boeing Company.

17 Nov 2017 Meeting

The next Legacy Special Interest Group Meeting will be Friday, 17 Nov from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the LDS church, 10675 NE 20th St in Bellevue. Park in front and look for the sign hanging on the sliding glass doors to the left of the main entrance.

Since we’re meeting over the lunch hour, feel free to bring a lunch. Please, to respect the church’s beliefs, no coffee, tea, or caffeinated soft drinks.

Topic  We’ll discuss Source List Names and how to come up with a naming system that makes it easier to find the sources we’ve already entered!