Yakima Valley Genealogical Society April Seminar

The Yakima Valley Genealogical Society is presenting its annual Spring Seminar, Saturday, April 6,  9-3:45 PM at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church at 7809 Tieton Drive in Yakima. Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, a nationally known genealogist and writer for Reminisce Magazine will be the speaker.  Her topics are Apprentices, Indentured Servants and Redemptioners: White Servitude in America, Researching the Lives of Our Foremothers, Migration To and Through Virginia and The Scots- Irish in America. Lunch and snacks are included.  Registration before April 2 for YVGS Members is $40.00 YVGS Non-Members $45.00, On-Site Registration 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM $45.00. No refund of registration fee after April 2.  Registration forms and information are available at the YVGS website.

Yakima Valley Genealogical Society April Seminar

The Yakima Valley Genealogical Society is presenting its annual Spring Seminar, Saturday, April 6,  9-3:45 PM at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church at 7809 Tieton Drive in Yakima. Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, a nationally known genealogist and writer for Reminisce Magazine will be the speaker.  Her topics are Apprentices, Indentured Servants and Redemptioners: White Servitude in America, Researching the Lives of Our Foremothers, Migration To and Through Virginia and The Scots- Irish in America. Lunch and snacks are included.  Registration before April 2 for YVGS Members is $40.00 YVGS Non-Members $45.00, On-Site Registration 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM $45.00. No refund of registration fee after April 2.  Registration forms and information are available at the YVGS website.

Yakima Valley Genealogical Society March Meeting

The Yakima Valley Genealogical Society will hold its monthly general meeting and program on Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 at the YVGS library located at 1901 S. 12th Avenue, Union Gap, Washington .  Sue Ericksen will present “Navigating the YVGS Website”  Snacks will be provided and the public is invited to attend. Call 509-248-1328 for further information.

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