Bend Genealogical Society Spring Seminar

Bend Genealogical SocietyBend, Oregon
Dear Genealogical and Historical Society Friends,
We are excited to announce our upcoming Seminar events, which are on two days this year.Warren Bittner, CG, nationally-known genealogist and educator, will be in Bend for a Friday afternoon German research workshop on March 29; and a Saturday all-day Seminar on March 30 with four presentations that will benefit both beginning and advanced genealogists. The Web of Evidence: Proof and DisproofDeath Records as a Starting PointTen Genealogical Lessons I Learned the Hard WayExhausting Research to Find an Impossible Immigrant
PLEASE NOTE: The Seminar events will be at different venues this year than past years.
Friday Workshop:   Williamson Hall, 2200 NE Hwy 20, Bend, OR 97701 (We can email a map showing its location in Bend, if needed.) 
Saturday Seminar:  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 60800 Tekampe Rd., Bend OR 97702  As in the past, lunch is included in the cost of the Saturday Seminar. At the Friday afternoon workshop, we will only provide some light snacks. An event flyer and registration form that you may use to inform your members of our Seminar events this year. Payment can be made with check and registration form via US mail. 
Deadline for Registration is March 25.The Seminar flyer and registration form are also available on our website at: Come on one day or two days; and enjoy this year’s Spring learning opportunities with the family history community in Bend. We look forward to meeting your members this year!Sandy Thompson, TreasurerBend Genealogical or phone: (541) 317-9553

Bend Genealogical Society Spring Seminar


Do you want to say, “WOW, I learned a lot from Lisa,” on April 23? Come to the BGS Spring Seminar for these presentations:
• Get the Scoop on Your Ancestors with Newspapers — Yearning to “read all about it?” Newspapers are a fantastic source of research leads, information and historical context for your family history. Learn Lisa’s approach to achieve success in locating news about your ancestors.
• Genealogy Podcasts 101 — Learn everything you need to know about how to find and listen to genealogy and history podcasts.
• Time Travel with Google Earth — Experience historic maps, images and videos coming together to create stunning time travel experiences in the free Google Earth program.
• Inspiring Ways to Capture the Interest of the Non-Genealogists in Your Family — Learn how to capture the imagination of your non-historian friends and relatives. Lisa’s projects are guaranteed to inspire your family to ask you to tell them more about the family tree!
SATURDAY – April 23, 2016  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
At the Bend Golf & Country Club
Registration Required – Seating is Limited – See Registration Form for Cost
Call BGS at (541) 317-9553 for more information
Find the Registration Form Online at:
Visit Lisa’s website at:
Lisa’s presentations are de-signed for both beginning & advanced genealogists.
April 23  Featuring Lisa Louise Cooke
Bend Genealogical Society – 2016 Spring Seminar
Spring Seminar
Saturday, April 23
At the Bend Golf & Country Club
61045 Country Club Dr., Bend, OR 97702
8:30 AM
• Check in and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. Breakfast not provided.
9:00 AM – Seminar Begins
• Morning sessions
• Afternoon sessions
4:00 PM – Seminar Ends
Registration includes:
• Saturday Seminar, April 23, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Bend Golf & Country Club.
• Choice of Luncheon Salad and Coffee/Tea service all day.
• Seminar Syllabus

Call BGS: (541) 317-9553
Email BGS:
Send payment and completed form to:
Bend Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 8254
Bend, OR 97708-8254
We will confirm registrations via phone or email.
Registration Form – 2016 BGS Spring Seminar
Name _______________________________
Address  _____________________________
Email   __________________________________
Phone  _________________________________
Amount Enclosed: $ _________
Lunch Choices (select one per person):
 Cobb Salad—Herbed breast of chicken, blue cheese, tomato, bacon, chopped egg and avocado
 Caesar Salad—Classic salad with grilled chicken on a bed of romaine
 Oriental Chicken Salad—Soba noodles, scallions, mandarin oranges, Napa cabbage seasonal blend with sesame dressing
Registration Deadline – April 19
After April 19, cost is $65 for all registrants
Registration Fee (per person)
 $50 – BGS Member
 $65 – Non-BGS Member
Checks payable to:
Bend Genealogical Society
Credit card payment is not available
Country Club

NOTE: A traffic circle is under construction at the intersection of Murphy & Parrell. You will need to use a detour this year to reach the Country Club. Coming from the south, exit Hwy 97 at Knott Road. Coming from the north on the parkway, there are various routes you can choose to reach the site. View detour map at: call BGS for directions, if needed. We can email you the construction detour map.