The Washington State Genealogical Society was formed in 1983 by a group of Washington genealogists with the aim to provide resources to help family historians research their Washington roots.
Registration Open for 2016 WSGS Conference
Registration is now open for the Washington State Genealogical Society Conference on June 18, 2016, at the La Quinta Inn and Suites, 1425 East 27th St. in Tacoma. The conference's featured speaker is Paula Stuart-Warren, GG, FMGS, FUGA and is hosted by the Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society. There are a limited number of rooms available at the La Quinta Inn at a special rate for seminar attendees. Call the La Quinta Inn at (253) 383-0146 for more information.
Registration is now open by clicking here.
Conference Topics include:
- Your Anytime Library: Success in the Virtual Stacks
- Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking
- Untrod Ground: Sources You May Not Have Encountered
- Controlling Chaos: Organizing Your Genealogical Material
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Library: WSGS has designated the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society’s library as their official repository. This is due both to the extensive holdings that YVGS has, as well as their central location. Check their holdings here.
Cemetery Project: WSGS took on the project of locating all existing cemeteries and those that have been lost in Washington. The resulting information is available here.
1910 Census Index: WSGS tackled the daunting task of indexing the state's 1910 federal census. We feel that this is the best index as it was done by Washingtonians who had a familiarity with the people and names in our state. This index is available at no cost at the Washington State Digital Archives.
Digital Archives: The Washington State Digital Archives is the nation's first archive dedicated specifically to the preservation of electronic records from both State and Local agencies that have permanent legal, fiscal or historical value.
Located in Cheney, Washington on the Eastern Washington University campus, the facility was designed from the ground up to host this technically complex program. The web interface and database storehouse were custom designed specifically for the Digital Archives to hold the unique and very important electronic records found throughout the state, and to provide simple, straight forward access to researchers.
The Digital Archives includes a state of the art research room, complete with computer research stations, a high tech presentation classroom and a world-class data center.
Puget Sound Genealogical Society
Tuesday - 06/07/2016
Genealogy Records and Research Strategies Mary Kircher Roddy shows us how to find genealogical records for free on the internet. Also learn how to access hours of expert knowledge on how to be a better genealogist and researcher. Registration ...
Eastside Genealogical Society
Thursday - 06/09/2016
Topic: Let’s Go Exploring! No need to drive all over the states; there are many wonderful repositories just beyond your front door. Bob Barnes will be presenting information about places to visit in the Puget Sound area where there are ...
Grays Harbor Genealogical Society
Saturday - 06/11/2016
Diane Carter, a retired Grays Harbor Community College biology instructor, will present a program on genealogical DNA. Visitors are welcome. Visit the GHGS website for more information -- or check them out on Facebook.