Clark County Genealogical Society October Meetings Part 2


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

9-11 am

Many people in the Clark County area have Scandinavian roots they would like to explore. The instructor has deep expertise along with practical application. This class will focus on basic research techniques while adding insight into DNA interpretation. Tuition for each class is $12 for members and $15 for non-members. Advance registration is requested to guarantee reservation. Walk-ins subject to available seating. 


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

This Legacy Family Tree webinar discusses some of the more advanced records within Italian civil registration: Allegati [birth, death, and marriage supplements/attachments], Cittadinanza [citizenship records] and Atti Diversi [Diverse Acts]. Students will learn how these records can help to fill in the details of an Italian families’ history as well as track them across Italy. and around the world.


Mon, 21 Oct 2019: 2-3:30 pm

CCGS Library

If you want to discover your Scandinavian roots, attend this monthly meeting and learn how to conduct your research. Meet with other like-minded individuals who have discovered their ancestors going back many generations. Geographic areas include Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands. This group meets regularly on the third Monday of the month, September-May. Members and non-members are welcome.


Wednesday, October 23, 2019,11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

CCGS Library

As many know, genealogy research can gobble up an enormous amount of time. Watch this Legacy Family Tree webinar and leave armed with a new collection of tools to make your genealogy time on the computer more efficient.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

CCGS Library

Learn how Digital Asset Management (DAM) can help you organize and manage digital photos and images across computers, cloud services, and mobile devices with practical strategies for backup, adding metadata, file naming, captioning, and sharing.


Tuesday, Nov 5, 9-11 a.m.

CCGS Library

Vital records contain essential genealogical research information. More records are becoming available online, but many more are not. In this class, you will learn how to harness the power of 21st Century searching clues for locating your ancestors. Tuition for each class is $12 for members and $15 for non-members. Advance registration is requested to guarantee reservation. Walk-ins subject to available seating. 

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society November Meeting

Beyond Names and Dates

Filling In The Stories of our Female Ancestors

Pam Vestal is a full-time genealogist and lecturer in Oregon, and will be helping us fill in our stories at the November meeting.





DINING ROOM      7:00 PM

November 14, 2019

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Skagit Valley Genealogical Society October Meeting

Skagit Valley Genealogical Society presents:
An Introduction to Jewish Genealogy
by professional genealogist Lily Bogash Kohn

BURLINGTON – Join the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society in exploring how to research your Jewish ancestors on Sat., October 12 from 1-3 pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. The featured guest speaker is professional genealogist Lily Bogash Kohn who will present, “An Introduction to Jewish Genealogy.” Ms Kohn will discuss how to get started in researching your Jewish ancestry, explore helpful US and international research resources and websites, consider historical context in your research, and offer other helpful resources specific to Jewish genealogy. Ms. Kohn’s presentation will also include her own personal journey of discovering her Jewish ancestors in Europe through visiting cemeteries and ancestral sites. These educational programs are presented in partnership with the Burlington Public Library. The public is welcome and admission is free. For further details call (360) 757-6224 or (360) 755-0760 or visit or

Twin Rivers Genealogical Society October Meeting

We are having Garry Bush at our regular Genealogy meeting Oct 10 as the program.  Our meeting start at 7:00pm at the Orchard’s Methodist Church 1213 Burrell Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501.  We have a Coffee time at 6:30pm and will follow up with business meeting after the presentation. 

“The Lewis & Clark Expedition: Made in China?

China, Sea Otters and Thomas Jefferson

Experience the unfamiliar story of how Chinese voyages and legends influenced men to explore and perish searching for the mythical River of the West and the Northwest Passage.  Eventually this saga compelled Thomas Jefferson to send Lewis & Clark to the Pacific Ocean.

Presented by Garry Bush”

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War – Fall meeting

Meeting with Jo N. Miles

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War – Fall meeting of Fort Walla Walla Camp 3

~ October 19, 2019 at 1:00 to 3:00; Guest speaker at 1:15 pm (sack lunch-social @ 12-1:00)

~ At Yakima Valley Genealogical Library, 1901 S. 12 th Ave., Union Gap WA 98903

All public invited. Mr. Jo N. Miles’ program will be on Kamiakin Country. The stories of the Yakima Valley in the mid 1850 s about hostilities between the Chiefs and Tribes and the US Army. From his book, Kamiakin Country. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Mr. Miles is from Richland, WA and now Yakima. He holds a degree from the University of Arizona and is a US Army veteran. He held a career in public administration, including 17 years on the Yakima Reservation. He is an expert researcher and writer on the early history of Washington Territory.

Questions can direct to Don Jameson (Camp Commander) 509 965 1390

Seattle Genealogical Society News

SGS is pleased to have Tom Jones, renowned genealogical researcher, writer, editor, and educator, for our Fall Seminar on October 5th. His presentation this year will be Creating Credible Conclusions While Circumnavigating Walls. Come learn how to forge innovative paths around research brick walls with confidence and ethics. 

In addition to the all-day seminar on Saturday, Oct 5th, Tom Jones will present two sessions of “Planning an Exhaustive Search” on Sunday, Oct 6th, at the SGS Library. The Sunday sessions are limited to 30 attendees each and the seats are nearly full. Hurry!
Click here to Register Online Now
or Print a Brochure to Register by Mail

  Seattle Genealogical Society would like to offer our extra microfilm reader to the first person, or Society, to come retrieve it. It is located in our library at 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA. If you are interested, please contact SGS at: with “Microfilm Reader” in the Subject Line.

The Puget Sound Regional Branch of the Washington State Archives, in Bellevue, WA, is offering the class Digging Deep from 11:00 am- 2:00 pm on October 19, 2019. Designed for teachers, students, beginning genealogists, local heritage volunteers and others interested in exploring the past, you’ll get practical advice and learn the basic steps for gathering the information that you will need to investigate and interpret a historical topic. In this class, discover:

·       What historical sources are & how to use them
·       What primary sources are & aren’t
·       What secondary sources are & why they’re useful
·       How to use the library system in your research
·       How to use archival collections
·       How to find and use reliable online resources
.       How to properly cite your sources
·       How to use information from different sources  

The class is free. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register now at
Scroll down to “Public Events” and click on the “Register” button for “Digging Deep: Doing Historical Research”

For additional information, contact Mike Saunders, Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Branch at or 425-564-3950.   DO NOT FORGET 

Remember the SGS Membership Meeting is Saturday, October 12, from 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm, followed by a Second Saturday Series presentation. The topic will be The New SGS Website. 

Tom Jones – Guest Speaker, 
SGS 2019 Fall Seminar,
Fairview Christian School,
844 NE 78th St,
Seattle, WA 
October 5-6, 2019 

  Back by popular demand! We are delighted to have Dr. Tom Jones visit Seattle once again. Tom is an award-winning genealogical researcher, writer, editor, and educator. He has co-edited the National Genealogical Society Quarterly since 2002, and he is the author of the textbooks Mastering Genealogical Proof and Mastering Genealogical Documentation
Click here to Register Online Now
or Print a Brochure to Register by Mail

CGSI Genealogical & Cultural Conference, 
Lincoln, NE
October 15-19, 2019 
  The Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI) is the leader in genealogy and family history in the geographical areas now known as the Czech and Slovak Republics. Their 2019 conference is the premier event to learn about techniques for genealogical research in those areas. 

For additional information and registration, visit the website:


Unless otherwise indicated all programs will be at the SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle. Check the SGS Web Site for additions, changes, and corrections. Programs may be canceled or postponed because of inclement weather.


Saturday, October 5, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, SGS Fall Seminar with Tom Jones, at Fairview Christian School.  The SGS Library will be closed so our volunteers may attend the seminar.  

Sunday, October 6, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, DNA Workshop,  with Cary Bright. Q&A first hour, while focus second hour in on Genome Mate Pro. 

Saturday, October 12, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm, Family Tree for Family Search Interest Group, with leader Lou Daly. Rescheduled date & time due to the seminar on October 5.  

Saturday, October 12, 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm, SGS Fall Membership Meeting

Saturday, October 12, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Second Saturday Speaker Series – The New SGS Website , Learn how to log into the new web site and to use the new features; stay current with our events; access our research resources and add your family’s name to our surname registry. Facilitators: David Rimmer, Ann Wright, Christine Schomaker and Heidi Mair   Sunday, October 13, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Scandinavian Special Interest Group – meets quarterly with Karen Knudson. Share info and discuss researching your Scandinavian ancestors.   

Monday, October 14, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, WAY To Go! Workshop: A Methodology for Efficient Report Writing  (Classes and Workshops) Online only; with Jill Morelli, CG. Session 1 (Pre Registration is Required). Write as you go is a method of writing reports
efficiently and accurately. By focusing your attention on a single research question coupled with other techniques learned in the program, this two session course will improve the efficiency of your product. Brick wall problems, client, and research reports benefit from this approach. There will be assignments. Maximum class size is 30 members, with priority given to SGS members. $40 for members, $50 for non-members

Learn more at
Sign up for WAYtoGO!

Tuesday, October 15, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Family History Writers’ Group,  contact Gail Stevens for more info at