Yakima Valley Genealogical Society Fall Workshop

This is a final reminder for our upcoming Fall Workshop a week from this Saturday. Our speaker that will be presenting Friday night and Saturday morning is well know for doing a number of webinars for Legacy. She is considered one of the premier speakers in the northwest. This is really one very big bargain for the price. You get the presentation at the library on Friday night and all day at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church on Saturday with presentations in the morning and classes in the afternoon. The cost of attending includes cake and punch on Friday night and lunch on Saturday.
We have had to make one small change. Jim will be speaking on Revolutionary War Pensions instead of what was originally announced. Attached you will find an updated flyer and registration form if you have not had a chance to sign up yet.

Flyer and Registration form 1538519042_2018_fall_workshop

Mary Roddy

Friday, October 12 through Saturday, October 13
Annual Fall Workshop  (YVGS)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Mt Olive Lutheran Church 7809 Tieton
Friday evening session will be held at the YVGS Library. Speaker will  be Mary Kircher Roddy on  “Family Browse”.
Saturday: Workshop will be held at Mt Olive Lutheran Church.
               Morning Session with Mary K Roddy: 1. Bagging a Live One: Reverse Genealogy in Action
                                                                      2. A Decree of (Temporary) Divorce – My Life Without Ancestry.com
              Afternoon Session 1: A. Newspaper Research
                                             B. Using PERSI (Periodical Source Index) Like a Pro
                                             C. Lineage Society Memberships – DAR, SAR, Mayflower Society, etc
              Afternoon Session 2: A. Colonial War Veterans
                                             B. Up In Smoke – Where to Find Substitutes for Burned Records
                                             C. Seeing is Believing – Add Photos & Enhance Your Family Story Using Microsoft Word

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

Yakima Valley Genealogy Society Spring Seminar

The Yakima Valley Genealogy Society is holding its annual Spring Seminar Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Mt. Olive Church, 7809 Tieton Drive in Yakima. Registration information is available on line. The seminar will feature noted genealogist Thomas W. Jones. His presentation topics will be Finding Unfindable Ancestors, Five Proven Techniques for Finding Your Ancestor’s European Origin, Five Ways to Prove Who Your Ancestor Was, Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing ancestor. Cost is $40.00 for YVGS Members or $45.00 for non members or on-site registration 8:30 – 9:am. Lunch will be included. See the YVGS website for form. Call 509-248-1328 for further information.

Darryl Jones Awarded 2017 Outstanding Volunteer Honor

Since 2003, the Washington State Genealogical Society has recognized over 500 outstanding volunteers and teams, nominated by their local society or genealogical organization for their service and dedication. These volunteers are the backbone of their local society, giving their time and expertise, to the organization and the field of genealogy. In the coming months, you will be introduced to each of the 2017 award recipients and learn why they received the 2017 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer and Team Award.

Darryl Jones

Today we’re introducing Darryl Jones of Yakima, Washington, who was nominated by the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society (YVGS). He was recognized for his all-around dedication and enthusiasm for YVGS and the field of genealogy.

Mr. Jones became interested in genealogy while attending a family reunion 30 years. After retiring, he got serious about doing genealogical research and joined the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society in 2014.

In addition to improving his research skills, Mr. Jones has been very active in the society, including working on the semiannual yard sale and taking charge of the printer cartridge recycling program. He has also worked on several maintenance projects and found time to take a shift as a librarian at the YVGS library.

Mr. Jones has proven he is an outstanding volunteer, and undeniably deserved being a recipient of a 2017 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award.

For more information on the WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award program, visit the Recognition page of the WSGS website or contact Roxanne Lowe, Interim Recognition Chair, at Roxanne@thekeeffes.com.