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Thursday, September 20 through Saturday, September 22
Montana State Genealogical Society  (Conferences & Seminars)
Great Falls at the Heritage Inn, Great Falls, MT
The Montana State Genealogical Society's annual conference is September 20 - 22, 2018 in Great Falls, MT. Make plans to join them as they "Follow the Trail to Your Past." The keynote speakers will be Rick and Pam Sayre and cover topics including NARA, the Library of Congress, Mapping the West, West from Missouri, and military. For more inormation, visit the MSGS website.


Saturday, September 22
Puget Sound Genealogical Society Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Bremerton Elks, 4131 Pine Road NE, Bremerton, WA
The Puget Sound Genealogical Society is sponsoring "A Day of Discovery with Lisa Louise Cooke"  on Saturday, September 22, 2018.  8:30am-3:30pm. $50 for PSGS members $55 for non-members (lunch is included). For more information and registration form, visit their website: www.pusogensoc.org/psgs/seminar2018


Saturday, September 22
South King County Genealogical Society Fall Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Green River College, Auburn, WA
Archives and the Immigrant Experience
 
KCGS' 2018 seminar will feature noted speaker John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.  He has been a popular lecturer in the field of genealogy for the past 30 years.  The program will be held at the Green River College in Auburn, WA.  More information and registration at http://www.skcgs.org/


Clark County Genealogical Society
Tuesday, September 25
Clark County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
CCGS Education Center, 715 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA
Local Histories and Published Resources Genealogy Class
Published resources such as local or county histories as well as family histories are now available in printed and digital electronic formats. This class will explain the what, when, where and how-to of published resources and is an updated version of Larry Dean’s popular and extensive 2006 class outline. Our CCGS Library shelves are such a great starting point – we have books! Learn useful tips for researching these sources from expert genealogist and Education Director, Marcia Grubb. Classes are $12 for CCGS members and $15 for non-members. To register in advance call the CCGS library, 360-750-5688. (Classes with insufficient registration may be cancelled.)


Clark County Genealogical Society
Clark County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
CCGS Education Center, 715 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA

Presentation: Tracing Ancestors through Slavery and Freedom: Two Cases from Indian Ocean Islands

Researching slave ancestors overseas can be challenging due to naming and record-keeping practices. Professor Sue Peabody at Washington State University Vancouver will discuss two projects: 1) her recent prize-winning book, Madeleine's Children: Family, Freedom, Secrets, and Lies in France's Indian Ocean Colonies (Oxford, 2017), and 2) her new project: The Failure of the Succès: Anatomy of a Slave Smuggling Voyage. Both projects involve the careful reconstruction of families in France’s Indian Ocean Colonies of Réunion and Mauritius (with asides to Bengal and Mozambique) in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries using online databases and digital civil status records.



Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30
Kelowna & District Genealogical Society  (Conferences & Seminars)
Okanagan College, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna, British Columbia
The Kelowna & District Genealogical Society is sponsoring "Harvest Your Family Tree" genealogical conference and marketplace. Blaine Bettinger, Cyndi Ingle and Dave Obee are just three of the many featured speakers. For more information, visit the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society website.


Saturday, September 29
Northeast Washington Genealogical Society Fall Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
Janet O’Connor Camarata is the featured speaker at the Northeast Washington Genealogical Society's Fall Seminar. For more information, visit the NEWGS website.


Saturday, September 29 through Saturday, October 20
Skagit Valley Genealogical Society  (Trainings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Burlington Library, 820 E. Washington Ave., Burlington, WA
The Skagit Valley Genealogical Society is sponsoring an intermediate level genealogy workshop on four consecutive Saturday's. Cost is $15/person/class or $50 for all four classes. For more information, visit the SVGS website.



Clark County Genealogical Society
Tuesday, October 2
Clark County Genealogical Society  (Other)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
CCGS Education Center, 715 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA
FINDING THE WOMEN IN YOUR FAMILY TREE GENEALOGY CLASS
Where are the women in your family tree? Half of your ancestry comes from women, yet we tend to focus our genealogical searches on men because their last name seldom changed. This class will focus on the importance of including all the women in your search as well as the where and how to find them. Genealogist Barbara Shrag will show you ways to locate your missing ladies! Classes are $12 for CCGS members and $15 for non-members. To register in advance call the CCGS library, 360-750-5688. (Classes with insufficient registration may be cancelled.) 


Clark County Genealogical Society (webinar)
Wednesday, October 3
Clark County Genealogical Society (webinar)  (Other)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
CCGS Library, 717 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA
REMOTE RESEARCH IN THE DATABASES OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 
GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH SYSTEM WEBINAR 

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has been collecting genealogical information since 1890 to support both the application process for membership and to honor the service of Patriots. The Society operates a marvelous library in Washington, DC. Over the last few years they have scanned and provided public access to extensive online resources. This Legacy Family Tree webinar will show you how to tap into some of those resources for your family history research. 


Friday, October 5
Autumn Quest  (Conferences & Seminars)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Emerald Queen Conference Center, Fife, WA
DNA (and more!) expert Angie Bush will be the keynote speaker at the Heritage Quest Research Library's annual Autumn Quest. For more information, visit the HQRL website.


Saturday, October 6
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library auditorium, 906 W. Main Ave., Spokane
The program at the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society's meeting on Saturday, October 6 is "What's New at Family Search?" with Donna Potter Phillips. For more information, visit the EWGS website.


Clark County Genealogical Society
Tuesday, October 9
Clark County Genealogical Society  (Other)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
CCGS Education Center, 715 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA
WRITING YOUR OWN OBITUARY Plus FIND-A-GRAVE ONLINE RESEARCH TIPS GENEALOGY CLASS 
How reliable do you think obituary records are? It depends who wrote them although it is usually the survivors or descendants. They might not know the decedant's birth date or birth place. With the help of instructor Lela Miller, you'll learn how to write your own or another's obituary so that it is factual and published correctly. The second segment of this class is taught by genealogist Alice Allen and it will delve into using Find-A-Grave online research, access tips and how to connect with Find A Grave 
information providers. Classes are $12 for CCGS members and $15 for non-members. To register in advance call the CCGS library, 360-750-5688. (Classes with insufficient registration may be cancelled.)


Thursday, October 11
Lower Columbia Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
Somerset Retirement Apartments, 2025 Tibbetts Drive, Longview, WA
The program at the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society's meeting on Thursday, October 11 is "Homesteading" with Lola Weber. For more information, email lcgsgen@yahoo.com.
 


Thursday, October 11
Olympia Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Olympia, Building 1, Room 152
Thurston County Homefront During World War 1
Jennifer Crooks will present this topic during the Olympia Genealogical Society’s October meeting. She is a local historian specializing in early 20th century and History Writer for ThurstonTalk.com.  Join us on Thursday October 11 at 7 pm, Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge DR SW, Olympia in Building 1, Room 152.


Friday, October 12 through Saturday, October 13
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society Fall Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
YVGS Library, 1901 S. 12th Avenue, Union Gap, WA
The YVGS's annual Fall Workshop will be Saturday, Oct. 13. Mary Kircher Roddy will be the speaker. Additional details to follow. For more information, visit the YVGS website.


Saturday, October 13
Grays Harbor Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hoquiam Library, 420 7th Street, Hoquiam, WA
The program at the Grays Harbor Genealogical Society's meeting on Saturday, October 13 will be announced soon. For more information, email Info@GraysHarborGenealogy.com


Saturday, October 13
Skagit Valley Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Burlington Library, 820 E. Washington Ave., Burlington, WA
The program at the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society's meeting on Saturday, October 13 is "This is My Family's Story -- SVGS Members Show and Tell. For more information, visit the SVGS Facebook page.


Saturday, October 13
Grays Harbor Genealogical Society  (Special events)
1:00 pm to 3:15 pm
American Legion Hall, 112 W. First St., Aberdeen, WA
Genealogy Workshop Benefitting Research Library
The Grays Harbor Genealogical Society is sponsoring a workshop fundraiser benefiting their recovery efforts from the June 9 fire that destroyed their research library. Professional genealogist Pam Vestal from the Portland area has donated her talents for the 2-class workshop. Those that sign up early, may attend a free class with Pam in the morning. For more information, contact Info@GraysHarborGenealogy.com.


Clark County Genealogical Society
Tuesday, October 16
Clark County Genealogical Society  (Other)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
CCGS Education Center, 717 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA
GENEALOGY AND THE LAW CLASS 
Your genealogical research has located an ancestor in documents with terms such as fieri facias or maybe guardians in socage. What are these words? Legal terms and the law not only determined your ancestor's decisions and actions but also where you may locate them through records in buying and selling land, writing wills or paying taxes. Instructor Dale Deatherage will teach you how to navigate some common and uncommon legal terms that determined your ancestor's futures. Classes are $12 for CCGS members and $15 for non-members. To register in advance call the CCGS library, 360-750-5688. 
(Classes with insufficient registration may be cancelled.)


Tuesday, October 16
Lewis County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
St. John's Lutheran Church, 2190 Jackson Highway, Chehalis, WA
The program at the Lewis County Genealogical Society's meeting on October 16 will be "Quakers on the Move -- Visualizing U.S. Quaker Migration" with Steven Morrison. For more information, visit the LCGS website.


Clark County Genealogical Society (webinar)
Wednesday, October 17
Clark County Genealogical Society (webinar)  (Other)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
CCGS Library, 717 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA
HO TO CALIFORNIA! THE DRAW OF THE GOLD RUSH WEBINAR 
Few events in America have had the impact of the California Gold Rush and the desire to have a better life; an event that lasted seven short years. The Gold Rush swelled the population of California by the hundreds of thousands. And, it was all for the little flecks of gold that shone so brightly. People rushed in from all over the world. This Legacy Family Tree webinar will help you find out if your ancestors headed West to make their fortune. 


Tuesday, October 23
Clark County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
CCGS Education Center, 715 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING FOR GENEALOGY ENTHUSIASTS 
"What's New in the Family Search Website" 

FamilySearch.org recently added their two billionth image to their website. Some images are of microfilm reels; others are newly acquired. This presentation will assist you in finding the digital records of most interest to you. Indexing cannot keep up with the volume of records made available and tips will be given for using sleuthing methods that often yield the best results. A 30+ year researcher, speaker Tom O'Brien is involved in many Portland-area genealogy groups and has specialties in Irish and German 
Research. 


Wednesday, October 24
National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair  (Conferences & Seminars)
7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sixth Annual Virtual Genealogy Fair
Watch six different classes offered by the National Archives on YouTube throughout the day.  Watch live or sessions will be available for viewing later.  See their website for class topics. 10am-4pm EDT.  www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair


Clark County Genealogical Society (webinar)
Wednesday, October 24
Clark County Genealogical Society (webinar)  (Other)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
CCGS Library, 717 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA
10 EASTERN EUROPEAN GENEALOGY RESOURCES YOU MIGHT BE MISSING WEBINAR 
While church registers are the most popular and useful sources for tracing most Eastern European ancestors, and civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths provide even more details, there are other record groups to be searched that may prove useful, especially in the absence of church and vital records for your locality. This Legacy Family Tree webinar will discuss available census, tax lists, land, military, and other records and how to access them. 


Saturday, October 27
Olympia Genealogical Society  (Special events)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA
For fans of "Genealogy Roadshow", Olympia's own version called "Ask the Experts" from Puget Sound Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists is coming Saturday October 27 to the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St NW from 10 am to 2 pm. By registering BEFORE September 22 with only the $20 Olympia Genealogical Society member registration fee at www.OlyGenSoc.org  you, too, can ASK THE EXPERTS.   360-754-6230


Clark County Genealogical Society
Tuesday, October 30
Clark County Genealogical Society  (Other)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
CCGS Education Center, 715 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA
RESEARCHING MISSOURI RECORDS GENEALOGY CLASS 
You'll learn best practices for researching hidden Missouri records to trace your family history in this class taught by CCGS president, Brian Runyan. The state of Missouri is a true crossroads state and has an early settlement history. French Canadians arrived via river travel between 1764 and 1803. With statehood in 1821, more settlers seeking land arrived from the east. Chances are, you had ancestors who traveled through or settled in Missouri. Classes are $12 for CCGS members and $15 for non-members. To register in advance call the CCGS library, 360-750-5688. (Classes with insufficient registration may be cancelled.) 


Clark County Genealogical Society (webinar)
Wednesday, October 31
Clark County Genealogical Society (webinar)  (Other)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
CCGS Library, 717 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA
PRIVACY ISSUES WITH ONLINE FAMILY TREES 
Privacy remains a huge issue for many genealogists and their family members.  This Legacy Family Tree webinar will discuss the varied approaches to the question of privacy, focusing on legal and ethical considerations. As genealogists increasingly utilize public, or semi-public online collaborative genealogy platforms, these questions are becoming more common. The lecture will use real-world examples to analyze the problems and proposed solutions. 



Saturday, November 3 through Sunday, November 4
Genealogical Forum of Oregon Fall Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
GFO, 2505 SE 11th Ave. B-18, Portland, OR
Cyndi Ingle (Cyndi's List) will be the keynote speaker at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon's Fall Seminar. For more information, visit the GFO website.


Saturday, November 3
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society Fall Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Spokane, WA
The keynote speaker at the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society's Fall Seminar is Dave Obee talking about "Canadian Research." For more information, visit the EWGS website


Saturday, November 3
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
10:00 am
YVGS Library, 1901 S. 12th Avenue, Union Gap, WA
The program at the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society's meeting on Saturday, Nov. 3 will be "Divorce Records" with Pat Hert. For more information, visit the YVGS website.


Thursday, November 8
Lower Columbia Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
Somerset Retirement Apartments, 2025 Tibbetts Drive, Longview, WA
The program at the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society's meeting on Thursday, November 8 is "Quakers on the Move" with Steven Morrison. For more information, email lcgsgen@yahoo.com.


Saturday, November 10
Jefferson County Genealogical Society Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
9:30 am
Fort Worden State Park's USO Building, Port Townsend, WA
CeCe Moore, the renowned genetic genealogicst and media consultant, will be the Jefferson County Genealogical Society's special-event guest speaker on Saturday, November 10, 2018. She will give four DNA lectures in Fort Worden State Park's USO building; two lectures in the morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. and two lectures in the afternoon. Details and registration form are on our website www.wajcgs.org.


Saturday, November 10
Grays Harbor Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hoquiam Library, 420 7th Street, Hoquiam, WA
The program at the Grays Harbor Genealogical Society's meeting on Saturday, November 10 will be announced soon. For more information, email Info@GraysHarborGenealogy.com


Saturday, November 10
Skagit Valley Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Burlington Library, 820 E. Washington Ave., Burlington, WA
The program at the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society's meeting on Saturday, November 10 is the annual meeting and research brick walls troubleshooting and strategies. For more information, visit the SVGS Facebook page.


Tuesday, November 20
Lewis County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
St. John's Lutheran Church, 2190 Jackson Highway, Chehalis, WA
The program at the Lewis County Genealogical Society's meeting on November 20 will be a Member Show 'N Tell. For more information, visit the LCGS website.



Saturday, December 1
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
11:00 am
YVGS Library, 1901 S. 12th Avenue, Union Gap, WA
The annual Christmas Party for the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society will be Saturday, Dec. 1. For more information, visit the YVGS website.


Saturday, December 8
Grays Harbor Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hoquiam Library, 420 7th Street, Hoquiam, WA
The Grays Harbor Genealogical Society's meeting on Saturday, December 8 will be a holiday potluck. For more information, email Info@GraysHarborGenealogy.com


Thursday, December 13
Lower Columbia Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
Somerset Retirement Apartments, 2025 Tibbetts Drive, Longview, WA
The program at the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society's meeting on Thursday, December 13 is "Non-Profit:  Children's Justice & Advocacy Center of Cowlitz County" with Charles Gourde. For more information, email lcgsgen@yahoo.com.



Wednesday, February 27, 2019 through Saturday, March 2, 2019
RootsTech 2019  (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.



Saturday, March 23, 2019
Skagit Valley Genealogical Society Spring Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
The Skagit Valley Genealogical Society is sponsoring its Spring Seminar on Saturday, March 23. The theme will be "Tracing Your Scandinavian Ancestors." Details to follow.


Saturday, March 30, 2019
Olympia Genealogical Society Spring Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
Blaine Bettinger, an intellectual property attorney by day and a DNA specialist by night will be the featured speaker at the OGS Spring Seminar on March 30, 2019. Registration will being in January 2019. Vist the OGS website for more details in the coming months.



Friday, April 12, 2019 through Saturday, April 13, 2019
WSGS Board Meeting Retreat  (WSGS - sponsored)
TBD
The retreat will include a strategic planning meeting.  More details to follow.  For additional information contact info@wasgs.org.


Friday, April 26, 2019 through Saturday, April 27, 2019
Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society Spring Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 1425 East 27th Street, Tacoma
The Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society is pleased to host Michael Lacopo as the featured speaker for their 2019 Spring Seminar. More details to come. 


Saturday, April 27, 2019
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society Spring Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
Spokane, WA
Details TBA. For more information, visit the EWGS website


Saturday, April 27, 2019 through Thursday, April 4, 2019
Genealogical Forum of Oregon Spring Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
Tony Burroughs, FUGA, will be the keynot speaker at the GFO's Spring Seminar. More details to come.


Saturday, April 27, 2019 through Sunday, April 28, 2019
Genealogical Forum of Oregon Spring Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
GFO, 2505 SE 11th Ave. B-18, Portland, OR
Tony Burroughs, an expert in research strategies and methodology and African American research, will be the keynote speaker at the Forum of Oregon's Spring Seminar in 2019. For more information, visit the GFO website.



Saturday, June 15, 2019 through Monday, June 17, 2019
International German Genealogy Partnership Conference  (Conferences & Seminars)
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sacramento, CA
The International German Genealogy Partnership will offer three days of German-centric presentations in multiple tracks during its international conference in Sacramento, Calif., in June 2019. The theme, STRIKE IT RICH! with Connections 2 Discoveries, follows on the Connections theme of the IGGP's 2017 inaugural conference. For more information, visit the conference web page.



Wednesday, August 21, 2019 through Saturday, August 24, 2019
Federation of Genealogical Societies' National Conference  (Conferences & Seminars)
Washington, D.C.
For more information about the Federation of Genealogical Societies' National Conference, visit the FGS website.