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Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23
Skagit Valley Genealogical Society Spring Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
The Skagit Valley Genealogical Society is hosting its Spring Seminar on Saturday, April 22, celebrating the 150th anniversary between Canada and Washington, USA. The theme of the seminar is "Children of a Common Mother" with Dave Obee of Canada and Mary Kathryn Kozy. For more information, visit the SVGS website.


Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23
Alberta Genealogical Society  (Conferences & Seminars)
Radisson Hotel and Conference Centre, 4520 - 76 Ave. NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
The Alberta Genealogical Society is hosting the "Ye Olde Genealogy Faire" on April 21 - 23 in what promises to be an exciting fun-packed and informative conference. Over 40 lectures from notable authors, historians and specialists will enlighten the audience, plus six pre-conference tours are offered throughout Edmonton featuring city, provincial, religious and cultural archives. For more information visit the conference website.


Tuesday, April 25
Timelines and Analysis (webinar)  (Trainings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
CCGS Education Center, 717 Grand Blvd, Vancouver, WA
You've been hot on the trail of an elusive ancestor. You've gathered quite a bit of information about them. But, what does it all mean? Organizing all these disparate "facts" into a timeline and subjecting them to critical analysis will help you make sense of it.

Lethene Parks, CCGS Library Director, has been a serious genealogist for over 50 years. She loves sharing her knowledge with everyone. Her passion for scholarly research is surpassed only by the thrill of the hunt.

Classes are $12 for CCGS members and $15 for non-members. Drop-ins welcome on space available basis. To register in advance call the CCGS library, 360-750-5688.


Tuesday, April 25
Clark County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
CCGS Education Center, 715 Grand Blvd, Vancouver, WA
The program at the Clark County Genealogical Society's meeting on 25 Apr will be Meagan Huff, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site's Assistant Curator, who will talk about the lives of Marguerite and Eloisa McLoughlin, wife and daughter of Fort Vancouver's Chief Factor, Dr John McLoughlin. For more information, visit the CCGS website


Wednesday, April 26
Finding and Using Land Ownership Maps (webinar)  (Trainings)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
CCGS Education Center, 717 Grand Blvd, Vancouver, WA
Land ownership maps in this country are generally focused on the county level. Produced largely in the nineteenth-century in single sheet or atlas format, they were sold by subscription and also developed to commemorate events such as the centennial of the American Revolution. In this Legacy Family Tree webinar find out more about locating property using military maps, city directories and fire insurance maps.
 
For more information, visit the Clark County Genealogical Society website.


Wednesday, April 26
Puget Sound Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton, WA
The program at the Puget Sound Genealogical Society at their meeting on 26 Apr will be "The Melungeons" with Jim Johnson. Who were these elusive people? Learn the lineage of these central Appalachian people, where they lived and the types of records available. For more information, visit the PSGS website.


Friday, April 28 through Saturday, April 29
Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society Spring Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
La Quinta Inn and Suites, 1425 East 27th Street, Tacoma WA
The Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society will host Judy Russell at their annual Spring Seminar on April 29, 2017. Details will be forthcoming on the TPCGS website.


Friday, April 28
Researching Criminal Records (webinar)  (Trainings)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
CCGS Education Center, 717 Grand Blvd, Vancouver, WA
How do you research for your "black sheep" ancestors? This Legacy Family Tree webinar will show how to use specific records available only for those who broke the law. Specific recommendations will be given regarding the methodology of researching such characters in places such as prison records.
 
For more information, visit the Clark County Genealogical Society website.


Saturday, April 29 through Sunday, April 30
Genealogical Forum of Oregon Spring Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
Milwaukie Center on Saturday, GFO Library on Sunday
The Genealogical Forum of Oregon (GFO) is hosting its Spring Seminar on April 29 - 30, 2017. The keynote speaker will be John Philip Colletta. He will present sessions on Passenger Arrival Records, Naturalization Records, Lesser-used Federal Records and Discovering the REAL Stories on Your Immigrant Ancestors. For more information, visit the GFO website.



Monday, May 1
Kittitas County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
KCGS Library, 413 N. Main Street, Suite L, Ellensburg, WA
The program at the Kittitas County Genealogical Society's meeting on May 1 will be provided by Eric Bakke who will give two short presentations, including "Removed Cousins." For more information, visit the KCGS website.


Tuesday, May 2
Family Search Strategies  (Trainings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
CCGS Education Center, 717 Grand Blvd, Vancouver, WA
FamilySearch.com is a major go-to site for genealogical research. In addition to continuously adding searchable records, FamilySearch is constantly improving how we access those records. Instructor Alice Allen is a "power user" of FamilySearch and will share her insights as to how to make the site "dance" for you.
 
For more information, visit the Clark County Genealogical Society website.


Tuesday, May 2
Puget Sound Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton, WA
The program at the Puget Sound Genealogical Society's meeting on Tuesday, May 2 will be "Get Up to Speed on Using Excel" with Mary Kircher Roddy. Learn new tricks to work smarter. Let spreadsheets analyze data and keep track of your research. For more information, visit the PSGS website.


Saturday, May 6
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Spokane, WA
The Eastern Washington Genealogical Society invites you to hear "They Wore Union Blue" with Gordon Struve from the Sons of Veterans of the Civil War. For more information, visit the EWGS website.


Monday, May 8
Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Douglas County PUD Auditorium, 1151 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee, WA
The program at the Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society's meeting on Monday, May 8, is "The DNA Test That Changed Everything!" by Leavenworth resident Alex Saliby. For more information, call (509) 884-6455 or visit the WAGS website.


Wednesday, May 10 through Saturday, May 13
National Genealogical Society (NGS)   (Conferences & Seminars)
Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, North Carolina
he National Genealogical Society 2017 Family History Conference will be held 10-13 May 2017 in the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North Carolina. The convention center is located in the Fayetteville Street district. This area of the city features a large number of restaurants that offer dining experiences ranging from casual to upscale. A few blocks north of the convention center is the Capital District, which includes the State Archives, the State Library, the North Carolina Museum of History, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and the Capitol building.
 
Visit  the NGS website for more information.


Thursday, May 11
Eastside Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Bellevue Regional Library, Room 1, 1111 - 110th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
The program at the Eastside Genealogical Society's meeting on Thursday, May 11, is "Publishing Your Family History." 
 
For 41 years, Gorham Printing of Centralia has produced short run, self-published books for people wanting to share their family history.  If you want to publish that novel you always had in you, they will do that as well.  Please come and see what Gorham can do for you and your project.
 
Also see our website for FREE genealogical help and other Special Interest Group meetings. Visitors are always welcome at all meetings.  www.eastsidegenealogicalsociety.com


Saturday, May 13
Grays Harbor Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hoquiam Library, 420 7th Street, Hoquiam, WA
The programm for the Grays Harbor Genealogical Society's meeting on Saturday, May 13 will be Jerry Schaefer who will discuss the Spruce Production Division, a unit of the U.S. Army established in 1917 to produce high-quality Sitka Spruce to make aircraft for WWI. Visitors are welcome. For more information, email GHGS.


Saturday, May 13
Clallam County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Clallam County Transit Center Administration Building, 830 W. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, WA
The program for the Clallam County Genealogical Society's meeting on Saturday, May 13, is "Using City Directories in your Genealogical Research" with Andrea Bett. For more information, visit the CCGS website.


Saturday, May 13
Skagit Valley Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm
Burlington Senior Center, 1011 Greenleaf Ave., Burlington
The program for the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society on 13 May will be "Time Will Tell: Using Timelines to Understand Our Ancestors" with Mary Kircher Roddy. She will talk about designing timelines to place our ancestors in place and time. This research technique that all family historians can use to deepen their understanding of world and local history and how it influenced their ancestors' lives and decisions. For more information, visit the SVGS website.


Monday, May 15 through Friday, May 19
Western European Family History Conference  (Conferences & Seminars)
Salt Lake City, Utah
FamilySearch’s world-renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be offering its free Western European Family History Conference, May 15 to May 19, 2017. Guests can attend classes in person or online. The conference will focus exclusively on select Western European research and is intended for beginning and intermediate researchers. Classes are free, but registration is required due to class size and webinar bandwidth limitations. For more information or to register, go to FamilySearch Wiki


Saturday, May 20
Seattle Genealogical Society Spring Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fairview Christan School, 844 NE 78th Street, Seattle, WA
Seattle Genealogical Society's Spring Seminar will feature Lisa Alzo, the Accidental Genealogist. For more information about the seminar, visit the SGS website.



Saturday, June 3
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Spokane, WA
The Eastern Washington Genealogical Society invites you to hear "Army Medicine During the American Civil War, 1861 - 1865" with Mike Inmann. For more information, visit the EWGS website.


Monday, June 5
Kittitas County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
KCGS Library, 413 N. Main Street, Suite L, Ellensburg, WA
The program at the Kittitas County Genealogical Society's meeting on 05 Jun will be Janet O'Conor Camarata presenting "Scots-Irish: Settlers in the Wilderness." For more information, visit the KCGS website.


Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree 2017
Thursday, June 8 through Sunday, June 11
Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree 2017  (Conferences & Seminars)
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, Burbank, CA

 The Southern California Genealogical Society is proud to present the 48th Annual Genealogical Jamboree and the Genetic Genealogy 2017 conferences, as well as the very popular JamboFree and Jamboree Extension Webinars. This is the only national-level conference that comes to the West Coast. The jamboree features 120+ courses by 60+ top speakers for Advanced to Beginner topics. For more information, visit the Jamboree website.



Saturday, June 10
Researching Early New England Ancestors  (Conferences & Seminars)
9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Bellevue Club, 11200 SE 6th St., Bellevue, WA
Spend the day with the New England Historic Genealogical Society and learn how to trace your early New England ancestors. Discover essential resourcees for 17th-c. New England research, understand early settlement and migration patterns, learn how to research your patriot ancestors and more. For more information, visit the NEHGS website.


Saturday, June 10
Skagit Valley Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm
Burlington Senior Center, 1011 Greenleaf Ave., Burlington
The program for the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society's 10 Jun meeting will be "What's in a Name? The Origin of Surnames" with SVGS's very own Margie Wilson who is also their Vice President and who coordinates our superb speakers. Ethnic groups vary in their naming traditions and patterns. Discovering these diverse traditions just may help you with a brick wall ( you may be looking for the wrong name or spelling). Learn the roots of our surnames and why they varied over time. For more information, visit the SVGS website.



Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30
International Germanic Genealogy Conference  (Conferences & Seminars)
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, 7025 Northland Drive North, Brooklyn Park, MN
The German-American Genealogical Partnership (GAGP) is sponsoring their innaugural conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 28 - 30, 2017. The theme of the conference is "Connections: International. Cultural. Personal. Visit their website or the flyer below.



Northwest Genealogy Conference
Wednesday, August 16 through Saturday, August 19
Northwest Genealogy Conference  (Conferences & Seminars)
Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington, WA
The theme of the 4th annual Northwest Genealogy Conference is "Where Does Your Story Begin?" Kenyatta Berry, one of the hosts of the PBS hit "Genealogy Roadshow," will be one of the many outstanding presenters. Registration is open by visiting the NWGC website.


Wednesday, August 30 through Saturday, September 2
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)  (Conferences & Seminars)
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Register now for the Federation of Genealogical Societies' conference "Building Bridges to the Past." The program is available online. For more information, visit the FGS website.



Saturday, September 9
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Spokane, WA
The Eastern Washington Genealogical Society invites you to hear "A Boy in the American Revolution and the Birth of the U.S. Army" with Bob Asbury. For more information, visit the EWGS website.


Thursday, September 21 through Saturday, September 23
Montana Genealogical Society Annual Conference  (Conferences & Seminars)
Big Horn Resort, Billings, Montana
The Montana State Genealogical Society and the Yellowstone Genealogy Forum are co-hosting the state's annual conference on Sept. 21 - 23 in Billing, MT. Keynote speakers are CeCe Moore and Thomas W. Jones. For more information, visit the Montana State Genealogical Society's website.


Saturday, September 23
WSGS Board Meeting  (WSGS - sponsored)
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society Library, 1901 S. 12th Avenue, Union Gap, WA
Visitors are welcome to attend the WSGS Board Meeting. For more information, email Info@wasgs.org.



Saturday, October 7
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society Fall Workshop  (Conferences & Seminars)
Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 North Wall St., Spokane, WA
Kent Aggers, Dolly Webb and Renata Wilde will be the featured presenters at the EWGS Fall Workshop, focusing on German research. For more information, visit the EWGS website.
 


Saturday, October 21
SGS Fall Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
To be determined
The Seattle Genealogical Society will host Dick Eastman, author of Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, at its annual Fall Seminar. For more information, visit the SGS website.



Saturday, November 4
Autumn Fest  (Conferences & Seminars)
To be announced
Heritage Quest Research Library's annual Autumn Fest will be held 04 Nov 2017. More information will be available soon or visit the HQRL website.


Saturday, November 4
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Spokane, WA
The Eastern Washington Genealogical Society invites you to hear "Placing Your Ancestor in Historical Context Using NARA" with Carol Buswell. For more information, visit the EWGS website.



Wednesday, February 28, 2018 through Saturday, March 3, 2018
RootsTech 2018  (Conferences & Seminars)
Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attend the largest global genealogy conference to learn more about your family history, interact with new technology or share your innovative ideas with the world. For more information, visit the Rootstech website.



Friday, April 20, 2018 through Saturday, April 21, 2018
Qualicum Beach Family History Society  (Conferences & Seminars)
The Beach Club Resort, 181 Beachside Drive, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
The Qualicum Beach Family History Society is sponsoring its third biennial international conference "Unlocking the Past 2018." The keynote speaker will be Thomas MacEntee. Other speakers include Leslie Anderson and Tara Shymanski. For more information, visit the QBFHS website at http://www.qbfhs.ca/workshops/unlocking-the-past-2018-conference/ or contact them at conference2018@qbfhs.ca.