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!

Whatcom Genealogical Society in Person Meeting

The October Whatcom Genealogical Society meeting will be held Monday, October 11 at 2 pm at the Pioneer Pavilion at 2007 Cherry Street in Ferndale, WA.  The featured speaker will be Diana Elder, professional genealogist, podcast host, lecturer and author of “Research Like a Pro:  A Genealogist’s Guide”.  Her topic will be Make Progress in Your Genealogy Research:  Learn to Research Like A Pro.  We look forward to seeing everyone in person.  We follow the Covid guidelines for in-person meetings. Don’t forget your mask!

Whatcom Genealogical Society New Venue

Whatcom Genealogical Society has a new venue starting with our Monday, September 13th meeting at 2 pm:  The Pioneer Pavilion at Pioneer Park, 2007 Cherry Street in Ferndale!   It is a fantastic building with a built-in screen and sound system, no stairs to navigate, and lots and lots of free parking, and restrooms.

It is a very large venue so it will be easy to practice physical distancing.  Please wear a mask.   

The September meeting will be an opportunity for folks to discuss what they have been working on for the last 18 months, and to meet the new Board members.


Sharon Neem

WGS Publicity Chair