Northwest Genealogical Conference Speakers

The Northwest Genealogy Conference is August 17-19 and features four major speakers, but also several other excellent speakers. Wednesday the 16th will be a free day for beginning genealogists and local society information. More information on that here.

Here are three of the speakers that will be at the Northwest Genealogy Conference in August:

Northwest Genealogy Conference Speakers

The Northwest Genealogy Conference is August 17-19 and features four major speakers, but also several other excellent speakers. Wednesday the 16th will be a free day for beginning genealogists and local society information. More information on that here.

Here are three of the speakers that will be at the Northwest Genealogy Conference in August:

 

Local Society Management Classes Offered – Free!

WSGS President Ginny Majewski (center) with Board Members Nancy Cordell and Patty Olsen at “Nuts and Bolts of Society Management” class

Ginny Majewski, WSGS President, recently presented her “Nuts and Bolts of Society Management” class to a group of local genealogists hosted by the Lewis County Genealogical Society. By all accounts, the class was well-received and packed with valuable information, as well providing answers to a lot of society management questions — and some questions that attendees didn’t even know to ask.

Ginny’s “Nuts and Bolts” class is one of two society management classes being offered by WSGS on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at the Northwest Genealogy Conference in Arlington, WA. The other class, taught by WSGS VP Donna Potter Phillips, is “How to Attract and Keep Members…Awake.” More information about the FREE society management classes is available in this Blog post.

For those local societies not able to take advantage of the management classes at the Northwest Genealogy Conference, arrangements are possible to present the classes at a more convenient time and location. Contact Ginny for more information.

Northwest Genealogy Conference Speakers

 

The Northwest Genealogy Conference is August 17-19 and features four major speakers, but also several other excellent speakers. Wednesday the 16th will be a free day for beginning genealogists and local society information. More information on that here.

Here are three of the speakers that will be at the Northwest Genealogy Conference in August:

Northwest Genealogy Conference Speakers

The Northwest Genealogy Conference is August 17-19 and features four major speakers, but also several other excellent speakers. Wednesday the 16th will be a free day for beginning genealogists and local society information. More information on that here.

Here are three of the speakers that will be at the Northwest Genealogy Conference in August:

Northwest Genealogy Conference Next Month

Registration is still open for one of the region’s premier genealogical events: the Northwest Genealogy Conference.

Sponsored by the hard-working Stillaquamish Valley Genealogical Society, the four-day conference will be in Arlington, WA from Wednesday, August 16 through Saturday, August 19th.

The first day, Wednesday, is a free day geared toward beginning genealogists (although we all have so much we can learn or relearn!). Wednesday will also feature two management classes specifically for local societies:

How to Attract & Keep Members…Awake with Donna Potter Phillips, WSGS Vice President

The Nuts and Bolts of Society Management with Virginia Forney Majewski, WSGS President

Wednesday’s classes are all free, but registration is required.

The remainder of the conference (Thursday through Saturday), will feature over a dozen speakers, including keynoters Diahan Southard (Thursday), Daniel Earl (Friday) and Kenyatta Berry (Saturday). There’ll also be vendors and lots of opportunities to network with fellow genealogists.

Don’t miss this conference! Visit the website for more information or to register.

Looking for Ideas to Energize Your Local Society?

The Washington State Genealogical Society is offering two free society management classes on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at the Northwest Genealogy Conference in Arlington, WA. The classes will be held on “Free Day Wednesday,” along with a Genealogy 101 class with professional genealogy Peggy Lauritzen from Ohio. WSGS’s society management classes are:

How to Attract & Keep Members…Awake
Presenter: Donna Potter Phillips, WSGS Vice President

Donna will share some new, some old and some WOW ideas for your society to use to increase and retain your membership. She will also present some program-giving tips for keeping members “awake” and eager to attend your society’s programs. You’ll leave this class with ideas and energy galore!

The Nuts and Bolts of Society Management
Presenter: Virginia Forney Majewski, WSGS President

This presentation is geared toward officers, board members or those considering running for office. Attendees will learn about different types of societies and the legal requirements of maintaining each, insurance needs and about developing policies or rules to protect the society when problems or problem makers arise. You’ll leave this class knowing how to help your Board be functional, responsible and active.

Did you see that these classes are FREE? Ginny and Donna are long-time leaders in their local societies and experienced instructors. Attending “Free Day Wednesday” is a great way to start the Northwest Genealogy Conference. For more information about this premier conference, including registration information, click HERE.

Society Management Classes Featured at NWGC

Are you looking for ways to energize your local society? Here’s the perfect opportunity!

WSGS is sponsoring two free society management classes at the upcoming Northwest Genealogy Conference in Arlington, WA. The classes will include “How to Attract and Keep Members . . . Awake,” taught by WSGS Vice President Donna Potter-Phillips; and “The Nuts and Bolts of Society Management,” taught by WSGS President Virginia Forney Majewski.

Both classes will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, during the “Beginning Genealogy Day.”  The free day of classes precedes the main conference, featuring internationally acclaimed professional genealogists Diahan Southard (Thursday, August 17), Daniel Earl (Friday, August 18) and Kenyatta Berry (Saturday, August 19). In addition, there will be dozens of other classes, vendors and networking opportunities throughout the conference.

Don’t miss the chance to improve your local society — and your own knowledge! Register at www.nwgc.org.

NW Genealogy Conference Registration Continues

“Where does your story begin? That’s the theme of the 2017 Northwest Genealogy Conference, featuring nationally acclaimed speakers Kenyatta Berry, Daniel Earl and Diahan Southard. August 16 – 19 in Arlington, Washington.

Don’t miss this top-notch conference, full of classes, vendors, networking and more! Register today: full three-day conference -$160, single day – $80. For more information and registration, visit the NWGC website.

NW Genealogy Conference — Get Your Early Bird Discount NOW

The Early Bird Discount for the 2017 Northwest Genealogy Conference expires Wednesday, February 15th . With emphasis on “Where Does Your Story Begin?” the conference offers a variety of speakers, including four keynote speakers, and four days of classes and workshops. This fabulous event takes place in Arlington, Washington, August 16-19th. Mark your calendars and register at www.nwgc.org and follow the prompts.