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Tuesday, May 23
Clark County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Clark County Genealogical Society Education Center, 715 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA

The program at the Clark County Genealogical Society's meeting on 23 May is John G Hitzfeld who will speak on preserving building photos, both past and present. After retiring from the Air Force and subsequently relocating to Vancouver, Hitzfeld and his wife Lourdes have developed a website - www.timechanges.net - around photographs, showing the changes that take place over time. "As we age, we tend not to notice the evolutions of our culture. Saving as many photographs as we can will show future generations how we lived." For more information, visit the CCGS website.



Wednesday, May 24
WikiTree: Free For All Without a Free-For-All (webinar)  (Trainings)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Clark County Genealogical Society Education Center, 715 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA
Join the Clark County Genealogical Society for this Legacy Family Tree webinar on 24 May. This presentation will provide a general overview and introduction to the free collaborative family tree site, WikiTree. This Legacy Family Tree Webinar will cover the site's mission and Honor Code, privacy versus open collaboration, genetic genealogy features, cousin bait, becoming a part of the community, and the benefits of membership. For more information, visit the CCGS website.



Wednesday, May 24
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's meeting on 24 May is "World War II Heroes: Telling Their Stories" with Mary Kircher Roddy. Learn how to find and access multiple sources to uncover the experiences of World War II heroes. Everyone welcome and bring your own hero’s information. For more information, visit the PSGS website.


Wednesday, May 24
Tri-City Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
Benton County PUD, 2721 W. 10th Avenue, Kennewick, WA
The program at the Tri-City Genealogical Society's meeting on 24 May is "Benton County Coroner Records" with John Hansens, Cororner. For more information, visit the TCGS website.


Saturday, May 27
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 27 May is "GRANPA WORKED FOR THE RAILROAD" with Janice Lovelace. Discover the history of railroad companies, the types of jobs available and how to access railroad records, including pensions. Registration required; call (360) 475-9172. For more information, visit the PSGS website.


Wednesday, May 31
Researching Your World War I Ancestors (webinar)  (Trainings)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Clark County Genealogical Society Education Center, 715 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA
Join the Clark County Genealogical Society for this Legacy Family Tree webinar on 31 May. Researching your World War I ancestors can be challenging. With the losses of records by fire in St. Louis in 1973 and stricter privacy laws; this lecture focuses on ways to reconstruct military service for family who served their country including records of draft registrations, war casualties, troop manifests, and many other related records. For more information, visit the CCGS website.




Friday, June 2
Whitman County Genealogical Society  (Tours)
1:00 pm
Bruning Funeral Home, 109 N. Mill Street, Colfax, WA
The Whitman County Genealogical Society will have a Summer Outing on Friday, June 2, 2017 starting at 1 PM.  It begins with a tour of Bruning Funeral Home, 109 N. Mill St., Colfax. In addition to a tour of  this wonderful historic building, we will learn about the research possibilities to be found there. There is limited space for this tour, so please RSVP no later than Monday, May 22 if you plan to attend. You can call Judy McMurray at 509-332-2386 or e-mail WCGS at whitmancgs@gmail.com
 
After the Bruning tour, weather permitting, we will do a self-guided tour of the historic buildings on Main Street in Colfax. In case of inclement weather we will visit either the Whitman County Library (102 S. Main in Colfax) or the historic Perkins House (623 N. Perkins Ave. in Colfax).


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.


Saturday, June 3
Seattle Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
The program at the Seattle Genealogical Society's membership meeting on 03 June is "The Great War and its Stories: Jacob Schomber, Cpl., Co. I, 8th Artillery" with SGS President Jill Morelli. This will demonstrate step-by-step how she gathered information from online sources and sites for this soldier who lived in Issaquah. Record availability, record location, and building the story will all be covered. For more information, visit the SGS 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.


Wednesday, June 7
Researching Your Minnesota Ancestors (webinar)  (Trainings)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Clark County Genealogical Society Education Center, 715 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA
Join the Clark County Genealogical Society for this Legacy Family Tree webinar on 07 June. The resources for tracing Minnesota ancestry are plentiful and the number of indexes, digitized records, and microform editions are growing constantly. There is a wealth of information accessible via many methods and this session presents an overview of what is available for your search in this Legacy Family Tree webinar. You might be surprised at the access researchers have to records that are not accessible in other states. Learn about vital records, probate, military, naturalization, prison, state hospital, state census, and others in this webinar.  For more information, visit the CCGS 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.



Thursday, June 8
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 meeting on 08 June is "The Struggles of the Suffragettes" with Tames Alan. Tames is an actress, historian, and instructor, who has combined her skills to create an educational program for people of all ages. In this lecture, she appears in the authentic clothing of a suffragette and talks about the struggle of American women to gain the right to vote. For more information, visit the EGS website


Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11
British Columbia Genealogical Society's Canada 150 Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
Best Western Plus Coquitlam Inn Convention Centre, 319 North Road, Coquitlam, BC V3K 3V8
The British Columbia Genealogical Society’s Canada 150 Seminar is June 9-11, 2017 in Coquitlam, BC, Canada. The theme: – Celebrating Our Canadian Ancestors. Speakers include Dave Obee, Claire Smith-Burns, Mary Read, Xenia Stanford and Susanne Sulzberger. A great opportunity to further your Canadian genealogy and family history research. For more information, visit the BCGS 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
New England Historic Genealogical Society  (Conferences & Seminars)
9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Bellevue Club, 11200 SE 6th St., Bellevue, WA
A Day with NEHGS: Researching Early New England Ancestors

Spend the day with NEHGS and learn how to trace your early New England ancestors. Discover essential resources for 17th-c. New England research, understand early settlement and migration patterns, learn how to research your patriot ancestors, and more. Registration includes five lectures, lunch, and an evening reception. 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.


Tuesday, June 13
Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society (special meeting)  (Local society meetings)
6:00 pm
Bates Technical College, South Campus, 2201 South 78th Street, Tacoma, WA
The Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society is hosting a special meeting on Tuesday, 13 June featuring Elissa Scalise Powell who will present "Patriot or Not?: Using the GPS on a Closed DAR Line." This case study, concerning a man who is currently a patriot on a closed DAR line, goes through four questions in which the audience determines if the conclusions follow the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS). The Colglazier family was said to be of Pennsylvania, but were they? Following each step of the migration backward from where they settled in Indiana to Ohio to their origins through land, probate, military, census, and tax lists, each question is laid out and analyzed through several analysis techniques. For more information, visit the TPCGS 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 14
Tri-City Genealogical Society  (Conferences & Seminars)
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Shalom United Church of Christ, 505 McMurray Street, Richland, WA
The Tri-City Genealogical Society is sponsoring an "Understanding Your DNA" seminar featuring leading DNA expert Diahan Southard. Cost is $40 which includes the semiinar, buffet lunch and syllabus. Registration begins 01 June. For more information, visit the TCGS 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, October 21
Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Genealogy Jamboree  (Special events)
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, OR
More information to come or visit the CGGS 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. The featured speaker will be Paula Stuart Warren. 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.



Saturday, May 19, 2018
Seattle Genealogical Society Spring Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
To be announced
The featured speaker at the Seattle Genealogical Society's Spring Seminar will be D. Joshua Taylor. As host of the popular series Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) he crisscrosses the United States – solving longstanding family history mysteries and uncovering genealogical treasures at every turn. Since February 2016, Joshua has been the President of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B), America’s second oldest genealogical organization, headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit the SGS website.