Seattle Genealogical Society Spring Seminar Land and Maps and Deeds

SGS 2022 SPRING SEMINAR
“LAND AND MAPS AND DEEDS, OH MY!”
FRIDAY – SUNDAY, JUNE 3-5, 2022


Registration for the Spring Seminar is still open.

Just click this link: Register for the SGS 2022 Spring Seminar

Please register by June 1, 2022.
 
Our spring seminar is a three day event!

Registration options:

– Full seminar (all 3 days/5 speakers) $55

– Seminar-Lite (Friday + Saturday OR Friday + Sunday) $40

SGS members receive a $10 discount on either option

Presentations will be recorded and available to registrants (only) until midnight, June 12. For more information visit seagensoc.org.

  • Friday, June 3, at 5:00 pm, Cyndi Ingle, creator and innovator of CyndisList.com, is the keynote speaker.
  • Saturday, June 4, Land presentations begin at 9:00 am with Angela Packer McGhie on “Land Entry Files and Tract Books,” Following that  Rebecca Whitman Koford will present “Military Bounty lands: Revolution to Mexican War.”
  • Sunday, June 5, Maps and Deeds presentations begin at 1:00 pm with Melinda Kashuba “Using Migration Maps in Genealogical Research.” Then Kimberly Powell will help us to find the deeds with “Mastering Deed Book Indexing Systems.”

Read more here. You won’t want to miss any of these talented speakers!

NGS Registration Extended

NGS Extends Deadline for Online Registration
for the

NGS 2022 Family History Conference Register Now
Dear ,

This year is proving to be a year of transition and for some a time of lingering uncertainty. Therefore, in response to requests from our members, the National Genealogical Society has extended its deadline to register online for its NGS 2022 Family History Conference.

Online registration for both the In-Person conference in Sacramento, California, and Online at Home will now close at 7:59 p.m. (ET) on 13 May 2022. However, we are only able to offer you a complete refund—no questions asked, minus a $50 service fee—until 1 May 2022.

It is also possible to register in person, on site at the conference, in the SAFE Conference Center in Sacramento, starting Tuesday 24 May through Saturday, 28 May. You may purchase admittance to the conference on a daily basis, or for the full conference.

More than 80 genealogists will present lectures at this year’s in-person conference. Participants will have the chance to meet and attend lectures by fantastic speakers such as Jay Fonkert, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, Thomas W. Jones, Michael Lacopo, Janice Lovelace, Angela McGhie, Jill Morelli, Steve Morse, Nancy Peters, David Rencher, Judy Russell, Rick Sayre, Josh Taylor, Ari Wilkins, and others. We’re excited to have Stanford University professor Dr. Gordon H. Chang as our keynote speaker presenting his talk on The Chinese Who Built America’s Transcontinental Railroad. Dr. Gordon H. Chang Don’t miss this great opportunity to be back together again and network face-to-face with fellow family historians; share ideas and discuss your research; attend fascinating, educational lectures; and discover new products and services for genealogists in the Expo Hall. Check out the following links for up-to-date information about conference hotels, Visit Sacramento discounts, and COVID-19 policies and other rules. Also, be sure to sign up for the NGS conference blog to receive conference news and announcements. Online registration for the In-Person Conference as well as the Online at Home Conference ends at 7:59 p.m. (ET) on 13 May 2022. Register Now
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NGS 2022 Conference

CGS_SealColor300-400x200.jpg NGS 2022 Logo.jpg The California Research Series: A golden genealogical opportunity at the NGS Conference in Sacramento
If you are beginning to prepare for the NGS 2022 Family History Conference in Sacramento, 24-28 May, you will be happy to know that you can register now for two new additions to the California Research Series, presented by the California Genealogical Society (CGS):
Untold Stories from the California Historical Society’s Collections (April 26, 4-5:30 p.m., PDT) Genealogical Resources at the National Archives at San Francisco (May 3, 3-4 p.m. PDT)
The online series is free. It is designed to aid conference attendees in researching their California ancestors by introducing them to genealogical repositories in Sacramento and San Francisco. 
The following presentations of the California Research Series have been recorded and are now available online (free). Center for Sacramento History Government Publications at California State Library Historical Resources at California State Library  Sutro Library – Genealogical Treasures The California Archives Special Collections at the Sacramento Public Library
The series will be available for viewing until the end of May on the CGS YouTube Channel 
Note: The deadline to register for both the In-Person conference and Online at Home has been extended to 13 May. Hotel reservations are currently available but filling up fast. On-site registration in Sacramento begins Monday, 23 May, 3-8 p.m.
Questions? Send an email to: ngs2022@californiaancestors.org
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NGS Extends Deadline for Online Registration

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NGS Extends Deadline for Online Registration
for the

NGS 2022 Family History Conference Register Now
Dear ,

This year is proving to be a year of transition and for some a time of lingering uncertainty. Therefore, in response to requests from our members, the National Genealogical Society has extended its deadline to register online for its NGS 2022 Family History Conference.

Online registration for both the In-Person conference in Sacramento, California, and Online at Home will now close at 7:59 p.m. (ET) on 13 May 2022. However, we are only able to offer you a complete refund—no questions asked, minus a $50 service fee—until 1 May 2022.

It is also possible to register in person, on site at the conference, in the SAFE Conference Center in Sacramento, starting Tuesday 24 May through Saturday, 28 May. You may purchase admittance to the conference on a daily basis, or for the full conference.

More than 80 genealogists will present lectures at this year’s in-person conference. Participants will have the chance to meet and attend lectures by fantastic speakers such as Jay Fonkert, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, Thomas W. Jones, Michael Lacopo, Janice Lovelace, Angela McGhie, Jill Morelli, Steve Morse, Nancy Peters, David Rencher, Judy Russell, Rick Sayre, Josh Taylor, Ari Wilkins, and others. We’re excited to have Stanford University professor Dr. Gordon H. Chang as our keynote speaker presenting his talk on The Chinese Who Built America’s Transcontinental Railroad. Dr. Gordon H. Chang Don’t miss this great opportunity to be back together again and network face-to-face with fellow family historians; share ideas and discuss your research; attend fascinating, educational lectures; and discover new products and services for genealogists in the Expo Hall. Check out the following links for up-to-date information about conference hotels, Visit Sacramento discounts, and COVID-19 policies and other rules. Also, be sure to sign up for the NGS conference blog to receive conference news and announcements. Online registration for the In-Person Conference as well as the Online at Home Conference ends at 7:59 p.m. (ET) on 13 May 2022. Register Now
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.

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society Virtual Spring Seminar

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society
2022 Virtual Spring Seminar
23 April 2022
  Our speakers will be The Genealogy Guys George Morgan & Drew Smith   George G. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc.(R) and an internationally recognized genealogy presenter. He is the co-host of the longest running genealogical podcast, The Genealogy GuysSM Podcast, with thousands of listeners around the globe. His company also produces the Genealogy Connection podcast. He produces and maintains The Genealogy Guys Blog. The company offers a subscription genealogy education site, Genealogy Guys Learn, with new content added each month.   George is the prolific, award-winning author of 14 books and hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, newsletters, in genealogical publications, and international online sites. His fourth edition of How to Do Everything: Genealogy is a standard for genealogy in the English-speaking world. He co-authored the Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques, and has a chapter published in Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards. He is a volunteer on the Zion Cemetery project searching for family of people interred in a lost cemetery in Tampa, Florida.   George’s Topics: Bring ‘Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor ProfileIntroduction to City DirectoriesDrew Smith is the genealogy librarian at the University of South Florida Libraries in Tampa. Host of the Genealogy Connection podcast and co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast, he is the author of the book Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher and co-author of the book Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques. He writes regularly for the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly on the topic of productivity. He co-founded and continues to be one of the administrators for The Genealogy Squad Facebook group, with over 32,000 active members.   Drew”s Topics: Organizing Your Research ProcessYour Ancestor’s FAN Club: Using Cluster Research to Get Past Brick Walls


Door Prizes: All registrants will be eligible for Door Prizes.    Emcee and Virtual Meeting HostCyndi Ingle, creator of Cyndislist.com will act as Emcee and Virtual Meeting Host.
Detailed emails will be sent after registration.


Download a Brochure or Register Online   We look forward to seeing you!If the above links do not work please go to tpcgs.org for a link to the seminar page


Seminar Schedule 08:30 – 08:45 Enter the Zoom meeting
08:45 – 09:00 General announcements; troubleshooting
09:00 – 10:00 Presentation 1: Organizing Your Research Process
10:00 – 10:30 Break & chit-chat
10:30 – 11:30 Presentation 2: Bring ‘Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch break & chit-chat questions
12:30 – 01:30 Presentation 3: Your Ancestor’s FAN Club: Using Cluster Research to Get Past Brick Walls
01:30 – 02:00 Break & chit-chat
02:00 – 03:00 Presentation 4: Introduction to City Directories
03:00 – 03:15 Q&A with the Speakers

Heritage Quest Research Library April Seminars

Steven Waltz Morrison, MPA, is the past president of the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Olympia Genealogical Society. He holds an undergraduate degree from Western Washington University, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Evergreen State College where he taught for seven years as an adjunct faculty. Recipient of 2016 Scholar Award from the American Society of Genealogists.

DIGGING UP NEW DIRT – Unearthing the REAL New England Immigrant
Beginner

Do you believe that family associations know everything about their early New England ancestors? Well, guess again! 
Learn what nuggets you can uncover by rediscovering original records.
So, with some surprising facts, sound analysis and a little historical context you may just uncover the real secret about your elusive ancestor. 

When: April 7, 2022 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: ZOOM
Cost: Members $20 – Non-Members $25
Sign up & Pay: Come into HQRL at 1007 Main Street, Sumner,WA 98390
or Call 253-863-1806

OR go to hqrl.com and sign up online.

Members must log in to the members page and go the hqrl store in order to obtain the discount.

Jennifer Warner has worked in both public and special libraries since 1990, most recently as a reference librarian.  Her genealogy research roots began with her mother’s stories about family and where they immigrated from.  Jennifer has been the editor of a Civil War Roundtable Newsletter for over 12 years.  She is the President of the DuPage County Genealogical Society and is a member of 14 lineage societies.  Researching Pennsylvania Ancestors
Do you or your spouse have Pennsylvania ancestors and don’t know where to start?
Pennsylvania has many resources available to you. We will go over how to start your research in Pennsylvania.  We will discuss the many resources available to you online and in paper form.

WHEN:  April 21, 2022, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 
WHERE:  ZOOM
COST:  Members $20 – Non-members $25
Sign up & Pay:  Come into HQRL at 1007 Main Street, Sumner, WA 98390 or Call: 253-863-1806  
OR go to hqrl.com and sign up online.

Members must log in to the members page and go to the hqrl store in order to obtain the discount.

Clallam County Genealogical Society Featuring Lisa Alzo

Clallam County Genealogical Society

 Spring Seminar

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Featuring Lisa Alzo

Lisa Alzo, M.F.A. is an author of several genealogy Books and hundreds of Magazine articles. She is a contributing editor of Family Tree Magazine and a noted Webinar speaker. She has spoken at international conferences, webinars, historical and genealogical societies. An avid genealogist for more than 30 years, she specializes in Eastern European genealogical research, writing your family and using history to trace female and immigrant ancestors. This is a wonderful opportunity to listen to one of Americas leading genealogists.

Schedule and Topics:
9:15 am Registration
9:30 am Introductions, Announcements
9:45am Session I Crossing the Pond: Successful Strategies for Researching Eastern European Ancestors
11:00 am Session II Immigrant Cluster Communities: Past, Present and Future
12:45pm Session III Murder, Mayhem, and Town Tragedy

Cost:
$40 for CCGS members. $50 for non-members and at the door.
Registration closes Tuesday, April 5th.
Checks should be made out to CCGS and sent to the Research Center at 403 E. 8th Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362. One can use a credit card with the “Paypal” app available on our website, www.clallamcogs.org
The seminar will be a Zoom presentation. All are welcome to watch at the CCGS Research Center: 403 8th Street, Port Angeles, WA, or Zoom it at home. To Zoom it at home participants will need the meeting number and Zoom passcode.
The Passcode and Meeting Nos. will be sent out via Email upon receipt of funds.

For more information, call CCGS Tues-Fri:10am to 4pm or Saturday; noon to 4pm: 360-417-5000
or visit our website: www.clallamcogs.org

Tom Jones Speaking at NGS 2022 Family History Conference

Tom Jones Speaking at NGS 2022 Family History Conference View in your browser
How NGS Conferences Shaped
Tom Jones as a Genealogist Dear , Tom Jones has helped so many of us become better genealogists. He has pushed us on how to think, research, evaluate, and write to create a meaningful and accurate family history. Tom has graced NGS with his support for decades, and he recently shared with us how our conferences helped shape him as a genealogist and a scholar.
 
“In thinking back on the earliest NGS conferences I attended,” Jones said, “I realized how much growth and enjoyment I got out of them. I have been attending NGS conferences since 1990. Without them, I would not be the genealogist I am today—not even close.
 
“In the lecture sessions, I learned how to implement genealogical research methods and reasoning, about which previously I had no clue … and which helped me advance my knowledge of my ancestors.
 
“At NGS conferences, I learned about genealogical credentials and decided to pursue certification. And I regularly renew, which keeps me engaged in current practices in our field.
 
“I also learned about other genealogical societies at the national and state level and in counties where my ancestors lived. I joined several of them. It’s so important to learn from them too about the locale and variety of records that might exist for your ancestors.
 
“From NGS conference sponsors and exhibitors and their websites, I discovered countless genealogical products and publications and purchased many that increased my knowledge of genealogical sources and methods. And they helped me find records for my exact family! I still look forward to learning what’s new from the many companies that support genealogy.
 
“Maybe what I think about most fondly, as I book my hotel, prepare lectures, and get excited about arriving at the NGS conference, is the people. Over the decades, between sessions and at meals, I have interacted with people who shared my genealogical interests, answered my questions, and encouraged my activities.”
 
If you are still deciding about coming to the NGS Conference in Sacramento in May, we will be there to welcome you and will continue to make it the wonderful, lifelong learning experience Tom Jones gives us so much credit for.
 
California here we come! Register Now. Early Bird Rates End 18 March. Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
Jones is an award-winning genealogical author and researcher who began pursuing his family history in 1963. He co-edited the National Genealogical Society Quarterly for sixteen years. He teaches at genealogy conferences, seminars, and workshops locally, nationally, and internationally. Besides numerous articles in peer-reviewed genealogy journals, he wrote the textbooks Mastering Genealogical Documentation and Mastering Genealogical Proof and chapters for Advanced Genetic Genealogy and Professional Genealogy.

  Tom will be speaking In-Person in Sacramento on 25 May and Online at Home on 27 May


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.

24 Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon

 
      3rd annual 24-Hour genealogy webinar marathon   We’re excited to announce The 3rd Annual 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon hosted by FamilyTreeWebinars.com and MyHeritage. The marathon will begin on Thursday, April 7 at 5pm eastern U.S. time (Friday, April 8 at 7am Sydney time) and end on Friday, April 8 at 5pm eastern U.S. time (Saturday, April 9 at 7am Sydney time).

Visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/24 to register (free!)

You will learn how to trace your ancestors from the world’s top genealogists and educators. From the 1950 U.S. census to DNA, from Airtable, hard drives and iPads to Poland and Scotland, there’s something for everyone… in every time zone. And thanks to FamilyTreeWebinars.com and MyHeritage, the entire event is free! Pop in for a session or two, or stick around for the full 24 hours — it’s completely up to you. There will even be time for Q&A and door prizes.

How to Listen In

Register at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com/24. Live attendance for each session is limited to the first 1,000 attendees. If you can’t join us in real time, we’ve got you covered: all recordings will be available afterwards absolutely free for a week. Beyond that, you can watch them anytime with a webinar membership to FamilyTreeWebinars.com.

The Lectures

Viewers will enjoy a wide variety of lectures of genealogy and DNA. Each class will be 45 minutes long including time for questions at the end. Here’s the classes.

– Everything You Need to Know About the 1950 Census by Lisa Louise Cooke
– Confirming Smart Matches™ and Record Matches by Daniel Horowitz
– What’s New in Jewish Genealogy 2022 by Ellen S. Kowitt
– Smarter Searching: Refining Search Parameters for Genealogists by Cyndi Ingle
– The Geography of Genealogy in Europe by Dave Obee
– Using Macs and iPads for Genealogy by Nancy E. Loe, MA, MLS
– Supercharge your Research Spreadsheets with Airtable by Francine Crowley Griffis, CG
– Writing as You Go is the WAY to Go! by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG
– In Your Ancestor’s Kitchen: Researching the Items You Remember by Gena Philibert-Ortega
– Polish non metrical genealogy sources by Kinga Urbańska
– Analyzing My DNA Matches by Gal Zrihen
– Clans and Families in Scotland by Dr. Bruce Durie
– Who were the Scots-Irish? by Natalie Bodle
– Introduction to Swedish Military Records by Kathy Meade
– Searching for My Ancestors’ Records by Moshe Etlis
– Sons of the Soil: researching our British agricultural labouring ancestors by Janet Few
– The Lady of the Scrapbook: A Newspaper Case Study by Mary Kircher Roddy, CG
– Simply using timelines will make a difference in your research! by Dr. Shelley Viola Murphy
– Organizing My Photos by Keren Dotan
– Spinsters and Widows: Using Women to Reconstruct Families by Shannon Green, CG
– Doing Time – Prison Records as Genealogy Resources by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
– Hard drive and SSD drive failure rates and what to do by Andy Klein
– Family Discoveries in Minutes by Devin Ashby
– Baptists, Methodists and Presbyterians–Oh, My! by Sunny Morton



 Looking forward to “seeing” you there!

Eastern Washington Genealogical Society Spring Seminar coming soon

The EWGS Spring Seminar is coming soon!
Don’t miss out on these dynamic speakers; they will be bringing us fascinating stories about the area in which we live and how our ancestors came to be here.
This will be our first Hybrid Meeting! Please join us in person or on Zoom!

To register go to the website: EWGSi (The registration is two steps, so be sure to read the instructions at the bottom of the registration form.)

EWGS Spring Seminar
Saturday, April 2
EWGS Spring Seminar
9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Our First Hybrid Meeting at the Shadle Public Library! Free parking at the Shadle Library!

Shadle Public Library is located at 2111 W. Wellesley Avenue, Spokane, Washington 99205

Richard Sola will present:

1) Creating a Region – The Populating of Spokane & The Inland Empire, 1870-1920 We will be looking, decade by decade, at how Spokane grew from a village of less than 50 people in 1870 to a major U.S. city in 1900 with a population of over 100,000. Practical resources for you to use will be discussed.

2) Living Their Lives in the Inland Empire – 1870-1920 Who moved here and why? Where did they come from? How did they get here and why did they stay? What was it like to live in the new city of Spokane?

Susan Dechant will present:

3) A Monumental Story, a Grand Coulee Mystery Once considered to be the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Grand Coulee Dam has had a huge impact on not only us here in the state of Washington but on all of the western states that are supplied with energy produced at the dam. During construction of the main dam and later the third powerhouse (roughly from 1933-1975), 81 men were killed working on the project. Who were those men and what are their stories? Susan will share how she used her genealogy research skills to solve the mystery of the missing monument.