Planning Your Stay in Ellensburg

Have you registered for the State Conference yet? We’re very lucky to be able to host David Rencher, FamilySearch’s Chief Genealogical Officer, for a day full of learning about “Strategies and Visions for the Future.”

While you’re planning your day with David, plan to come early to take advantage of some amazing pre-conference opportunities on Friday, June 26:

  • Kittitas County Genealogical Society is hosting an open house at their Research Library, 413 N. Main Street, from 4:00 -6:00 p.m.
  • Visit the Computer Lab set up at the Quality Inn from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. to experiment with four of the most popular genealogical software programs: Family Tree Maker, Roots Magic, Legacy, and PAF. Bring your research (GEDCOM format on a flash drive) to test drive with your own data. Knowledgeable users will be there to answer questions.
  • From the comfort of your car, take a self-guided driving tour of more than 100 large quilt squares painted on the side or end of local barns. The Barn Quilt Trail celebrates the area’s agricultural heritage, as well as the folk-art of the American quilt. The trail is open year-round.
  • Tour the Central Washington branch of the Washington State Archives between 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

If you’re now convinced there’s so much to do that you want to spend the night, WSGS has arranged for special room rates at the Quality Inn, 1700 Canyon Road, Ellensburg. Call (800) 925-9800 to make a reservation. Make sure you identify yourself as being with the WSGS Conference to get that special rate!