Get More Than You Pay For at the Northwest Genealogy Conference

The Northwest Genealogy Conference begins in less than a week — but there’s still time to jump on board! The conference is a bargain at any price, but Wednesday, August 16 is beyond a bargain! In a prelude to the jam-packed three-day conference, join hundreds of genealogists for “Free Day Wednesday.” Did I say “free”? Yes, I did! FREE.

Professional genealogist Peggy Lauritzen will be conducting a “beginning” class on Wednesday, where she’ll guide attendees on their adventure researching their family’s history. While the session will aid the beginner, I can guarantee even those more experienced genealogists will learn (or relearn) tips, tricks and other valuable information.

In addition to the beginning genealogy class, the Washington State Genealogical Society will be conducting two local society management classes.

Donna Potter Phillips

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!


Virginia Forney Majewski

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.

Looking for more? Check out all the vendors! Start networking — you might find a long-lost cousin in the crowd! Get ready for the “main event” starting Thursday, August 17. Dozens and dozens of classes; professional genealogists galore; photo opportunities; more…more…more.

You can register online through Tuesday, August 15 by clicking here. After that, you’ll have to stand in line at the door.

Don’t miss this premier regional event.