Whatcom Genealogical Society will host Janice Lovelace “Special Collections Repositories”

On Monday, April 11 at 2 pm The Whatcom Genealogical Society will host Janice Lovelace, who is a genealogical researcher, educator, author, and lecturer with over thirty years of experience.  Her topic will be “Special Collections Repositories.  Finding Women’s Stories and Voices.”

We meet at the Pioneer Pavilion, 2007 Cherry Street, Ferndale, WA.  Please join us.

Whatcom Genealogical Society In Search of Pink Flamingos

Please join the Whatcom Genealogical Society on Monday, March 14th, at 2pm at the Ferndale Pioneer Pavilion, 2207 Cherry St., Ferndale, WA when our guest speaker will be award-winning local author, Susan E. Greisen.   Susan will be discussing the process she used to create her recent memoir, In Search of Pink Flamingos:  A Woman’s Quest For Forgiveness and Unconditional Love.  The book begins with 8 year old Susan living on a remote farm in Nebraska, then takes you on a vivid journey through Africa and ends with 63 year old Susan back in the U.S.  

Susan will share with you her writing process and how she collected and recalled the detailed scenes written in her book. She will share helpful tips on how you can create a powerful story.   Copies of her book will be available for purchase at the meeting.

Susan was a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia and Tonga, and has journeyed to over forty countries on six continents.  She is a published poet, author and photographer.  Her stories and poems can be found in seven anthologies and two of her photographs were selected by the BBC online news. Learn more at susangreisen.com.

Whatcom Genealogical Society Holiday Gathering

 Holiday Gathering

Dec. 13, 2021 Whatcom Genealogical Society

 Holiday Gathering

2:00 pm

Pioneer Pavilion, 2007 Cherry Street, Ferndale, WA

We would love it if you could bring an item to display such as a family photograph, an album, or perhaps you have a story or family holiday tradition to share with the Society.

Also, our WGS Education Chair Cindy Harris checked with the Ferndale Food Bank to see what items would be helpful for them this time of year.  They suggested we contribute boxed cereals, flour, and sugar.  However, we are sure anything would be appreciated.  If you bring something heavy, we will load it in a cart from your car, so you won’t have to carry  it.  Cindy will see to it that donations are delivered to the Food Bank.

There will be a drawing for a one-year subscription to Family Tree Magazine, and a surprise treat for everyone.

Please do not bring treats this year but be sure to wear your masks – all due to Covid.  Coffee will be served.

We look forward to seeing you all during this festive season!

Whatcom Genealogical Society Make Progress in Your Genealogy Research

At the November Whatcom Genealogical Society meeting Diana Elder, Professional Genealogist will present Part 2 of her presentation on “Make Progress in Your Genealogy Research:  Learn to Research Like a Pro.”

Try not to miss it on Monday, November 8, at 2 pm at our new meeting place, the Pioneer Pavilion, 2007 Cherry Street in Ferndale.  Doors open at 1:30.

A drawing will be held to win a free copy of Diana Elder’s book “Research Like a Pro:  A Genealogist’s Guide.”

It was wonderful to see everyone in person last month, so please join us.  Don’t forget your mask!