Eastern Washington Genealogical Society presents Thomas MacEntee

Saturday, October 2

Fall Workshop with Thomas MacEntee  (Workshop)

9:00 am to 3:00 pm Meeting via Zoom  

Spend All Day with Thomas!You Won’t Regret It!!

Thomas will teach 4 classes for us:

1) Smarter Search Strategies for Genealogy

2) Turning Genealogy Clues into Genealogy To Do’s

3) Brick Wall Breakthroughs

4) Did I Get Everything? – Creating a Checklist       for Genealogy Research

Registration Now Open

1.  Download PDF Registration Form

2.  Fill it out and email it to            EWGSmeetingreg@gmail.com

3.  Make Payment:        with check mail to:

EWGS PO BOX 1826 Spokane, WA 99210     OR: use PayPal-button

Members:  $25.00     Non-Members:  $40.00

Clallam County Genealogical Society’s 2021 Seminar Lisa Louise Cooke

Clallam County Genealogical Society’s 2021 Seminar

Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021

Lisa Louise Cooke

Lisa Louise Cooke found her passion for family history at her grandmother’s knee at the age of eight. She is presently one of the leading genealogist in America today, having written several books including The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, How to Find you Family History in Newspapers and the video series, Google Earth for Genealogy.

She is the producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, a popular online genealogy audio show available at www.GenealogyGems.com. She is also the producer and Host of the Family Tree Magazine Podcast, author of the Lisa’s Picks column in Family Tree Magazine and a curriculum developer and instructor for Family Tree University. She is sought after as a national and international speaker.

Our Seminar will include 3 Zoom Sessions:


9:30 am -9:45 am Introduction

9:45 am -10:45 am Session I The Genealogist’s Google Search Methodology

It’s a new decade, so if you think you know how to Google, think again! Technology changes rapidly and keeping our search skills updated and sharp is key to search success. Come learn the latest Google Search Methodology for Genealogy. You’ll hear about the latest and best search innovations, and learn the process that will dramatically improve your genealogical search results. These skills can be used with all associated Google tools.

10:45 am – 11:05 — Break

11:05 am – 12:05 pm Session II Ancestry Top Tips and Hidden Secrets

Discover what you didn’t know about Ancestry. We’ll cover little known search strategies and collections that will reinvigorate your genealogy.

12:05 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch break

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm Session III How to Reopen and Work a Genealogical Cold Case

Become a genealogical detective in this vital session. You’ll learn to track ancestors like a criminal cold case detective, sniffing out holes in your research and getting missing information on the record with cutting edge technology.

2:45 pm – 3 pm Closing Remarks


Early Registration closes August 7th $40 for members, $50 for non-members

All Late Registrations and at the Door of the Research Center $50 per person.

After receipt of check or Paypal you will receive the Zoom meeting number and pass code in your email.

Please send your checks to CCGS, 403 E. 8th Street, Port Angeles, 98362. Pay-pal is available through our website: www.clallamcogs.org.

You are welcome to watch the Zoom meeting at the CCGS Research Center— 403 E. 8th Street, Port Angeles.

For additional Information call CCGS Tues – Fri 10am – 4pm, or Sat. noon – 4pm: 360-417-5000.

Family History Fanatics A Summer of DNA

We wanted to let your group know about the 4th annual A Summer of DNA virtual conference is happening on Saturday, 31st July 2021 The past virtual conferences were very successful and had great attendance. 
Speakers will be talking about the following:

  • DNA Ethnicity in 2021: More Inclusive, Specific, Accurate and Meaningful (Diahan Southard)
  • Jewish DNA: Strategies to Analyze Endogamy (Alec Ferretti)
  • DNA Strategies for African American Genealogy Research (Shannon Christmas)
  • Leveraging DNA to Research Your Irish Ancestry (Maurice Gleeson)

The online sessions will begin at 10am Eastern Time on Saturday, 31st July 2021. Some answers to common questions that people have asked us:

1. Yes, the sessions are live. These are not pre-recorded, so if you have questions, then please ask them in the chat during any of the sessions and we’ll get them answered.

2. Yes there are door prizes. 

3. No, you don’t have to be watching the live presentations to win (although we hope you do), everyone who is registered will be eligible to win the door prizes.

4. Yes, recordings of the sessions will be available for 30 days after the virtual conference so even if you can’t make the live session, register so that you can watch the recordings.

5. Yes we use our webcams. You don’t have to watch slides all the time. You also get to see people. 

6. Yes, this event is open to anyone who wants to register.  No need to travel or even change out of your pajamas if you don’t want to.

As with past events there will be a 5th hour panel discussion where you can ask questions about any of the topics or even anything else related to genealogy and research. Early bird registration is only $19.99 until July 17th. The regular registration price is $24.99. Learn more at the website (https://www.familyhistoryfanatics.com/summerdna) and register today.
Feel free to post this information on your website or Facebook page and let your members know. If you would like graphics to post, let us know and we can send them to you.
Thanks,Andrew & Devon Noel Lee
Family History Fanatics

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South King County Genealogical Society Last Call For Judy Russell


Join us for a fun and informative day with Judy Russell. We’ll have plenty of time for questions and answers between sessions and opportunities to win terrific door prizes throughout the day. 

Saturday, June 5, 2021
9:00am – 4:00pm PDT

$40 SKCGS Members/$50 Non-Members

Secure credit/debit card payment & online registration:
Download registration form, print and mail with check:

South King County Genealogical Society is pleased to present guest speaker Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Seminar topics:

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International German Genealogy Ambassador

International German Genealogy Partnership
Hello German genealogists,

If you signed up to be an ambassador for the IGGP German Genealogy Conference (to start earning money back!), today is the day that you can officially start sharing your special code! And if you didn’t sign up yet, it’s not too late. Just send an e-mail to jim@iggc.infoand receive your discount code for your friends, family, and society members.   How the Ambassador Program Works: Contact Jim Beidler at jim@iggc.info to receive your own special promo code. You promote your code on your social network, to your genealogy societies, library groups, friends, family, etc. This special code gives the new registrant $25 off.  For every single registration that uses your special code, you will receive a $25 refund to the credit card you used to register for the conference (up to the cost of the conference).  The Ambassador Program will run from June 1 through June 30. Contact Jim Beidler at jim@iggc.info to receive your special code. Then, as of June 1, share and start earning that registration money back! Thank you for your support and we will see you on 17 July at IGGP Live!
Das IGGC Freunde-Programm ist da!
Wir freuen uns sehr, unser Freunde-Programm bekannt zu geben. Werden auch Sie ein IGGC Freund und teilen Ihre Genealogiebegeisterung mit Ihren Freunden! Neben der Verbreitung der Freude an der virtuellen IGGC, können Sie auch Geld für Ihre Konferenzregistrierung zurückerhalten!
  So funktioniert das IGGC Freunde-Programm:
  1. Kontaktieren Sie Jim Beidler unter jim@iggc.info, um Ihren speziellen Promo-Code zu erhalten.

2. Leiten Sie Ihren Code an Ihre Freunde & Familie per Email, in sozialen Netzwerken, in Ihren  genealogischen Vereinen oder Bibliotheksgruppen weiter. Mit diesem speziellen Code erhält der neue Registrant 25 Euro Rabatt.

3. Für jede einzelne Registrierung, die Ihren speziellen Code verwendet, erhalten Sie eine Rückerstattung von 25 Euro auf Ihre Zahlungsweise, mit der Sie sich für die Konferenz registriert haben (bis zu 100% der gezahlten Beträge).
Das Freunde-Programm läuft vom 1. bis 30. Juni. Wenden Sie sich an Jim Beidler unter jim@iggc.info, um Ihren speziellen Code zu erhalten und ab dem 1. Juni Freund & Familie zur Konferenz einzuladen und somit selber etwas zu sparen! Vielen Dank für Ihre Unterstützung und wir sehen uns ab dem 17. Juli bei IGGC Live!
Check out some of the presentations that will be featured at the conference this summer: Problems with Alsace-Lorraine? Consider Kehl (Kenneth W. Heger) The Leo Baeck Institute: Home of German Jewish Genealogy (Karen Franklin) Johann Who? Of What Place? Overcoming Butchered Names of People and Places (Joseph B. Everett)  Finding the Right German Place with On‐ and Offline Tools (James Beidler) An Introduction to Germans from Russia (Ellie Vance)  German Genealogy on the Internet: Beyond the Basics and Advanced Problem Solving in Pennsylvania German Research (Dr. Michael Lacopo)  Conference Program
Register Now
Jetzt Registrieren
Can’t wait to see you this summer!

Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree is having two FREE Events

Here’s a great way to have fun from home and maybe win something you really want. I hope you’ll tell all your members, family and friends about it.

The Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree is offering two FREE events for at-distance participants: JamboFree, two-days of educational opportunities, and the free Exhibit Hall full of Show Specials and Prize Drawings.

JamboFree – Free Education for All offers two days of activities, Monday, Jun 7 and Wednesday June 9. We hope you’ll join us. Here’s the schedule https://genealogyjamboree.com/jambofree-2021/

Virtual Exhibit Hall – The Hall opens Friday, June 4 at 9 am (PDT) and closes Sunday, June 13 at 12 midnight (PDT). That means the Jamboree Exhibitors are offering your favorite products and services at amazing discounts 24 hours a day for 10 days!

Plus, every Jamboree Exhibitor is offering a Prize Drawing. You can enter to win database subscription services, research assistance, DNA testing and interpretation, software and more. Enter at the SCGS booth for a chance to win the Conference Grand Prize – a 7-night stay at the Plaza Hotel in Salt Lake City.

Not enough? How about FREE access to selected Ancestry products for 10-days of the conference?

To join the fun at either event, you will need a FREE SCGS account (think of it like putting on your name badge). Here’s the link to open an SCGS account: https://next.scgsgenealogy.com/
Already have an account? You can always use the “forgot password” feature to reset your password.   Once you’ve logged in, click the MY JAMBOREE tab in the left column.
  If you have any questions, please ask me.

Margaret Rutledge
Jamboree Marketing Volunteer

Register 5 Members or Staff for only $100 Focus on Societies

Register 5 Members or Staff for only $100
Dear Friends at Washington State Genealogical Society,

We are so excited about this year’s virtual Focus on Societies program that we are offering societies a special group discount of more than 42% off the regular registration fee. Focus on Societies is virtual 21 May 2021.
Register five representatives by 12 May for Focus on Societies and you will pay only $20 per person. That’s $15 off the registration fee of $35 per person and a total discount of $75.

NGS is offering such a generous discount to insure that your officers and staff can attend all twelve lectures in three separate breakout sessions. Registrants also will be able to access the lectures on-demand in mid-June.
Communications to Members Finding Good Material for Society Newsletters Focused Learning and Collaboration: Special Interest Groups in Your Genealogical Society Website and Social Media Communications and Content Strategies for Societies Using Your Genealogical Society’s Email List to Nurture and Grow Your Society  Managing Events Society Management—Volunteer Motivations: Getting and Keeping Your Volunteers A Walk Among the Tombstones: Preparing for and Presenting a Cemetery Tour Event Management Intro for Local Genealogy Societies Grow Your Society with Quality Events  Going Virtual! Online Meetings: Helping Your Society Move into a Virtual World Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Use the TxSGS Preservation Capture System for Your Society’s Digitization Going Virtual with the Next Generation: Involving Younger People in Virtual Meetings Digital Marketing for the Modern Society Jill Morelli’s opening talk on how challenges and lessons learned during the pandemic led to innovative ideas and new opportunities; Society Shout Out, when we’ll share the best ideas from societies and organizations; and Cheri Hudson Passey’s update on how NGS is supporting societies after its merger with FGS, including plans for new benefits and initiatives.  Your leadership team also will enjoy By the way, spread the word since this offer is available to all genealogical and historical societies. Membership in NGS is not required.
Register 5 Members of Staff for only $100
To learn more about the NGS 2021 Virtual Family History Conference’s week long events, 17-21 May, visit the conference website and
download a copy of the program brochure.
Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society inspires, connects, and leads the family history community by fostering collaboration and best practices in advocacy, education, preservation, and research. We enable people, cultures, and organizations to discover the past and create a lasting legacy. The Falls Church, Virginia, based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian.