Olympia Genealogical Society November Meeting


Nancy Cordell, professional genealogist, biological anthropologist and president of OGS, presents “Why did I take this DNA test? All I see is a pie-chart that doesn’t make sense.” If you are wondering what to do with the results of you DNA test, this program should prove helpful.    Join us on Thursday November 8, 7 pm, at Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 152.

Joyce T. Ogden

Tri-City Genealogical Society Meeting

Please be advised that the TCGS meeting will be on Wednesday, October 17th
at the P.U.D. Auditorium in Kennewick.
Beginning Genealogy Class: 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. by Heather Murphy
“Webinars, Podcasts and You Tube”
Program: 7:00 p.m. – by Margie Beldin
“The Push and Pull Factors of Migration and Their Aftermath”
We will be covering what makes people migrate and what are the consequences of those migrations depending on whether it was a push or pull factor – in other words, did they choose to leave or were they forced. And when forced, how the political and geographical circumstances affected their lives.
Hopefully, you will be able to attend in spite of the schedule change. Please invite someone to attend the class and the program.

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society DNA Event

DNA Test Results: What Do They Mean? On Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, the Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) and the Bainbridge Island Public Library, in recognition of National History Month, hosts a special DNA Event that is free and open to the public.
For people who have received their DNA test results, sign-up for a one-on-one 30-45 minute session to help you understand what your results tell you. Register online, by phone (206-842-4162) or in-person at the Library. Please Note: Specific DNA medical results from 23andMe will not be addressed.  You may bring your own laptop or a library computer will be provided.
If you haven’t had your DNA tested and are curious, you don’t need an appointment, Just stop by for information on the different types of testing available, companies that provide the service, costs, and what you can learn from your results. BIGS members will be available for discussion and questions.
Save the Date and Register Now: Online via the KRL Events calendar (http://www.krl.org/events/dna-test-results-what-do-they-mean), or register by phone (206-842-4162), or in person at the Bainbridge Island Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Appointments are between 10am-3pm and walk-in information available 10am-4pm.
Sue Elfving
Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society

Grays Harbor Fundraiser Workshop Set for Saturday

Photo by Eric Timmons; published in The Vidette, Montesano.

The Grays Harbor Genealogical Society is sponsoring a fundraiser workshop on Saturday, 13 Oct 2018 with Portland area professional genealogist Pam Vestal. The workshop will be 1:00 – 3:15 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 112 W. First St., Aberdeen. Cost is $25/person. ***Check out the special deal at the end of this post!***

Pam has donated her time and talent to help the society recover from the massive fire at the Aberdeen Armory on June 9 that destroyed their research library. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be dedicated to rebuilding the research library’s genealogical collections. Pam will be presenting (1) “Voting Records” and (2) “Finding What You Need & Making the Most of What You Find.”

*** If you sign up in advance, you’re eligible to attend a FREE morning session (10:00) with Pam called “Beyond Obituaries: Discovering Your Ancestor’s Life in Records of Death.” Just send an email to Info@GraysHarborGenealogy.com.

German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society Meeting

The German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society (EGS) will meet on Friday, November 2, 2018, from 1 to 3 pm in the Relief Society Room of the LDS Church at 10675 NE 20thSt, Bellevue, WA 98004 with doors opening at 12:45 pm for networking. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.

Topic: German Traditions from Advent Through Epiphany – Ever wondered how your ancestors celebrated holidays or where some of your family traditions came from?   Paula will present information on these German traditions, whether they were evolved from superstition or on the faith of our forefathers or mothers based on a compilation of research and journal articles written by experts in the field.

Presenter: Paula Seeger has been a member of EGS and the German Special Interest Group for a couple of years.  She’s been involved in researching the German ancestors for her family and that of her husband’s family.

For more information, kindly visit our website at https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/  .

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society October Meeting

To help us learn how homesteading affects our research, we look forward to the program upcoming at our October meeting. Long-time member LOLA WEBER will share her knowledge and experiences with this topic to help us celebrate FAMILY HISTORY MONTH. DON’T MISS IT!!!






OCTOBER 11, 2018

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Yakima Valley Genealogical Society Fall Workshop

Yakima Valley Genealogical Society is holding its annual Fall Workshop Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13. The Friday session evening session at the library will feature Mary Kircher Roddy speaking about “Family Browse- Everything You Want to Know about Family Search and More”. She will also speak Saturday morning at Mt. Olive Church – “Bagging A Live One: Reverse Genealogy in Action and “A Decree of (Temporary) Divorce- My Life Without Ancestry.com” Lunch will be provided and two Saturday pm. sessions will be held from 1:00 – -3″45 with 6 various topics to choose from. See the YVGS website for more details on registration

Seattle Public Library and Seattle Genealogical Society Events

Here are some things that Seattle Public Library and Seattle Genealogical Society are doing in October:

Faces of the Archives – SPL event calendar listing



Genealogy classes (not including above)