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Port Townsend, WA 98368

Contact for this release: Judy Tough 385-3065 or

FOR RELEASE: June 8 -16, 2017



In the1800s America underwent a Transportation Revolution that greatly affected workers, farmers, and communities all across the nation. Dr. Austin Kerr, Ohio State University History Professor and member of Jefferson County Genealogical Society (JCGS), will share the story of his family to illustrate the changes and impacts of the Revolution on the movements of people and their economic opportunities. The public is invited to hear this free presentation at the monthly meeting of JCGS on Saturday morning, June 17, 9:30 – 11:30, at the Chimacum Grange, located across Hwy 19 from the Tri-Area Community Center in Chimacum. (Please note this temporary change of venue.) <>

Dr. Austin Kerr, retired History Professor from Ohio State University

Puget Sound Genealogical Society June Meeting

Puget Sound Genealogical Society
Saturday, June 24 10:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.
at Kitsap Regional Library. 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton
with Janet Camarata. Learn about town, county, and
regional histories that are in print, where to find them
and how to assess their value.
Registration is required: call Genealogical Center
Thanks Jackie Horton, Publicity Chairperson

Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society June Special Meeting

TPCGS is having a special meeting on June 13, 2017

With special guest Elissa Scalise Powell

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, is a Pennsylvania researcher and co-director of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). She is a past-president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists and coordinator of the IGHR “Professional Genealogy” course since 2007 She was an instructor for Boston University’s Genealogical Research Certificate course (2008-2016) and co-coordinator of SLIG’s 2013 “Credentialing: AG, CG, or Both?” course. She has also served as president of two local societies and has volunteered on society boards for over 25 years.

Fresh from the Southern California Genealogical Jamboree, Elissa will present an interesting program entitled Patriot or Not? – Using the GPS on a Closed DAR Line. This case study, concerning a man who is currently a patriot on a closed DAR line, goes through four questions in which the audience determines if the conclusions follow the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS). The Colglazier family was said to be of Pennsylvania, but were they? Following each step of the migration backward from where they settled in Indiana to Ohio to their origins through land, probate, military, census, and tax lists, each question is laid out and analyzed through several analysis techniques.

There will not be an early session, so this meeting will begin a 7 pm. However, you are welcome to come earlier and visit.

These meetings will be held in our usual location at Bates Technical College, South Campus, 2201 South 78th St, Tacoma, Building E. 

Olympia Genealogy Society Genealogy Cafe

GENEALOGY CAFE  Meet with Olympia Genealogy Society experts for personal help with your family history research. Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th AV SE, on both Thursday June 15 and Saturday June 17 from 1-3 pm. 360-529-9813

Thank-you  JOYCE OGDEN, Publicity

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TriCity Genealogical Society Hanford History

Please mark this on your calendar as you will want to attend our next program on June 14th which will feature a presentation on “The History of Hanford” and a display of samples from the collection at the History of Hanford Project located at the Washington State University Tri-Cities Campus in Richland.

If you like history, don’t miss this TCGS meeting on 14 Jun 2017
Come to the Tri-City Genealogical Society at the Benton County PUD 7:00 PM — 2721 W 10th Ave — Kennewick WA
Robert Franklin presents an overview of the history of Hanford


TCGS Jun 2017 Flyer

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) June Meeting

  The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet Friday, June 16, 2017, at the LDS church on Bainbridge Island, 8677 Madison Ave, from 10:00a.m. – 12 noon. Guest speaker, Deanna Egeland Dowell will be speaking on “Finding Social Security, Naturalization, and Homestead Applications.” Free to members, a $5.00 donation is suggested for nonmembers. For more information go to or call 206-780-8009. BIGS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization.
Thank you!
Sue Elfving
Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society
Director of Publicity and Public Relations

Eastside Genealogical Society June Meeting

The Eastside Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in the Bellevue Regional Library (Room 1), 1111 – 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 at 7 pm, with doors opening at 6:30 pm for networking.


Topic: “The Struggles of the Suffragettes” – Tames Alan is an actress, historian, and instructor, who has combined her skills to create an educational program for people of all ages. In this lecture, she appears in the authentic clothing of a suffragette and talks about the struggle of American women to gain the right to vote.


Also see our website for FREE genealogical help and other Special Interest Group meetings. Visitors are always welcome at all meetings. or


Puget Sound Genealogical Society June Meeting

Puget Sound Genealogical Society
Tuesday June 6 2017 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
at Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton
I’ve Had My DNA Tested – Now What?
with Mary Kathryn Kozy
DNA testing has really come to the fore as a way of helping
break through brick walls in genealogical Research. Mary will
briefly review what DNA testing is and what it can (and can’t)
tell you. More specifically , she will be discussing autosomal
DNA and the tools available online from the testing companies,
as well as third-party entities, to help you interpret your results.
Registration is required: call Genealogical Center (360)475-9172
Thanks Jackie Horton, Publicity Chairperson