What you Missed 2016 Washington State Genealogical Society Conference


The drive to Tacoma was going good till we got to Cle Elum and three lanes of traffic merged to one lane at about 5 miles an hour, but that was just a preview of the I-5 rush hour traffic. Glad we only had to go 12 miles on I-5 before we turned off. Went sight seeing at Ocean Shores Friday morning, and got caught in another slow down by Fort Lewis on way back to the WSGS board meeting. Greeted with Happy Birthday at the board meeting when I arrived 15 minutes late. Friday night was a get acquainted meeting with Cyndi Ingals and Paula Stuart-Warren which was great and probably more fun than any get acquainted meeting I have been to.


Saturday was the actual conference and it was pretty full, many happy genealogists eager to learn. The raffle tickets sold well (but I did not win anything).


Had to get a good photo of the raffle ticket seller.

The first two topics were Your Anytime Library: Success In the Virtual Stocks; and Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking. Then Lunch:

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My Chicken Caesar and my sisters Cobb salads.

After lunch I had an awful time keeping awake, but Paula ‘s subjects were Untrod Ground: Sources you May not Have Encountered and Controlling Chaos: Organizing Your Genealogical Materials. Then the raffle prizes and they had a lot of wonderful prizes.


Don’t you just love it when they are lining up everyone for the photos?


Well all the WSGS officers that were at the conference except two, one left early and one getting us ready for this photo (my fellow blogger Roxanne).

Those of us that were staying till Sunday were invited to a no host dinner with the Tacoma Genealogical Society volunteers and Paula Stuart-Warren where we discussed genealogy while having a nice quiet dinner.