Puget Sound Genealogical Society Mapping An Ancestor

Puget Sound Genealogical Society kicks off Map Month with a class on Saturday, April 6 at 10:30am.  This will be a hybrid class.

 Mapping An Ancestor with Janet Camarata.  Geography is a discipline closely related to genealogy and an untapped resource for learning more about our ancestors. Using geography and maps in research provides visual clues to help answer questions about where, how far, and what is nearby. Learn about the George E. Curry family of Ohio and Kansas and how maps focused the research, located property, identified lost place names, solved a family mystery and identified jurisdictions to write for records

Puget Sound Genealogical Society June Classes

Puget Sound Genealogical Society classes for June:

Jun 10 (Sat), 10:30am-12:30pm.  Genealogical Proof Standard and Military Records with Janet O’Conor Camarata.  This class will be Zoom only.

Jun 17 (Sat), 10:30am-12:30pm.  Immigration & Naturalization and Tips, Tools & Tricks with Janet O’Conor Camarata.  This will be a hybrid class with both in person and on Zoom.

Jun 28 (Wed), 1pm-2pm.  Our June program will be Torry’s Treasures:  Discovering the Hidden Gems Buried Inside New England Marriage Records Prior to 1700 with Michael Lee Stills.  

For more information:    https://psgsociety.org/events/upcoming-events/

Puget Sound Genealogical Society Classes

The Puget Sound Genealogical Society will be hosting the following Programs and classes:

May 24, 1pm-2pm.  Program:  Using the Washington State Archives with Midori Okazaki.

May 27, 10:30am-12:30pm.  Class:  Organizing Genealogical Data and Courthouse Research with Janet O’Conor Camarat.

These are hybrid events with in person at the Sylvan Way Library in Bremerton and on Zoom.  Free and open to the public.

Gwen D.

Board Member

Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable Meeting

Upcoming PSCWRT Meeting

October 11, 2018
The renown writer and historian, Walter Stahr returns to Seattle to tell the story of his latest book – Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary. Stahr captures the essence of the controversial Edwin M. Stanton who, while a staunch Democrat, revered the Republican Lincoln and supported the war effort with all his considerable talents.

Stanton was at the epicenter of the Andrew Johnson impeachment as he sought to advance the cause of freedmen during the dark days of the Lincoln assassination and reconstruction.  This will likely be the most influential discussion of the season.

Mr. Stahr is also the author of Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man and John Jay: Founding Father. Mr. Stahr practiced international law for 25 years, including seven in Hong Kong and five with the SEC.

Social hour begins at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 6:45 pm, and program at 8:00 pm.  Click the button below to make a reservation. Students may attend free without a dinner.

PSCWRT Website

Puget Sound Genealogical Society September Seminar


Lisa Louise Cooke

Lisa Louise Cooke is the owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multimedia company. She is Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, the popular online genealogy audio show available at www.GenealogyGems.com, in iTunes, and through the Genealogy Gems app.

Lisa is the author of a variety of multi-media materials including the Genealogy Gems Premium website subscription, and four books: The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox (Second Edition), Mobile Genealogy, How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers, and Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies, and the video series Google Earth for Genealogy.

Lisa is a sought after international genealogy speaker. Whether in person or online, Lisa strives to dig through the myriad of genealogy news, questions and resources to deliver the gems that can unlock each genealogist’s own family history treasure trove!

Lisa is a doting wife to Bill, the proud mom of three daughters, and has added the role of Grandma to her resume. She counts her blessings every day for the love, fulfillment and laughter that family brings to every aspect of her life.

Brochure: 2018-Brochure-FINAL

Registration Form Seminar-2018-registration-form-FINAL

Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable

September 13, 2018 Meeting


First meeting for this season will be at China Harbor (6:00 pm).
The speaker will be Kent Hickey, he will discuss the 1865-66 travels to Appomattox and throughout the South by young Northern journalist John Richard Dennett, whose essays first appeared in the Nation and were later collected in The South as It Is 1865-1866.  During part of his talk Mr. Hickey will portray the journalist Dennett in character, especially in reporting on the Freedmen.   Mr. Hickey will also tell what it is like to work in living history for the National Park Service, based on his volunteer service as a historical interpreter at Appomattox during summers.  For the rest of the year he is the President of Seattle Prep.

See Website for more information and to make a reservation.

Puget Sound Genealogical Society Webinar

Puget Sound Genealogical Society

Saturday, May 26, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Class held at Kitsap Regional Library  1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton
with Lisa Louise Cooke: Learn techniques to find elusive living
relatives who may hold the key to your brick wall or possess
treasured family  photos.
Registration is required: call (360)475-9172
Jackie Horton, Publicity Chairperson