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Tuesday, October 17
Clark County Genealogical Society  (Trainings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
CCGS Education Center, 717 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA

The Clark County Genealogical Society is sponsoring a class called "Researching Internet Sources" with Alice Allen.

Discover family genealogy research sources available online. Everyday family information previously available from distant archives are being digitized and made available online, some free and while others are fee based. This class will benefit both new and experienced searchers. Class is $12 for CCGS members and $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is requested as classes may be canceled with insufficient advance registration.

For more information, visit the Clark County Genealogical Society website.



Tuesday, October 17
Clark County Genealogical Society (webinar)  (Trainings)
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
CCGS Education Center, 717 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA

The Clark County Genealogical Society is sponsoring a Legacy Family Tree webinar called "Databases: Search Engines and the Genealogical Proof Standard."

With billions of indexed records available online, what methodologies should the researcher employ to best leverage these resources in keeping with genealogical standards? Find out in this Legacy Family Tree webinar with Question and Answer period afterwards.

For more information, visit the Clark County Genealogical Society website.



Wednesday, October 18
Clark County Genealogical Society (webinar)  (Trainings)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
CCGS Education Center, 717 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA

The Clark County Genealogical Society is sponsoring a Legacy Family Tree webinar called "The WPA: Sources for your Genealogy." 

The Works Progress Administration left behind a legacy that is used by family historians today. This Legacy Family Tree webinar presentation will discuss the WPA, projects under the WPA that are relevant to genealogy, and how you can research some of those records today.

For more information, visit the Clark County Genealogical Society website.



Friday, October 20
Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
10:00 am to 11:20 pm
LDS Church, 8677 Madison Avenue, Bainbridge Island, WA
The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) will meet Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at the LDS church on Bainbridge Island, 8677 Madison Ave, from 10:00a.m. – 12 noon. Noted researcher and guest presenter Janet O’Conor Camarata will be speaking on “Location In Context“. Free to members, a $5.00 donation is suggested for nonmembers. For more information go to http://www.bigenealogy.org or call 206-780-8009. 


Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Genealogy Jamboree
Saturday, October 21
Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society Genealogy Jamboree  (Conferences & Seminars)
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, OR

The Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society is hosting a Genealogy Jamboree on Saturday, Oct 21 with a free admission event. Linda Colton, the new Lead Family Consultant for the LDS Family History Centers in the Gorge,  will be at the Jamoree. She is an expert on FamilySearch and plans to attend RootsTech this year in Salt Lake City. This is an open forum day with tables representing different areas of research and several computers set up for demonstrations and display purposes.

The public is welcome. Whether you are new to genealogy or an old pro, come take advantage of the information and resources available.

For more information, visit the CGGS website.



Saturday, October 21
Seattle Genealogical Society Fall Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
Fairview Christian School, 844 NE 78th Street, Seattle, WA
The Seattle Genealogical Society will be hosting Dick Eastman for their Fall Seminar on 21 Sep 2017. Author of the “Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter,”  Dick Eastman has been involved in genealogy for more than 35 years. He has worked in the computer industry formore than 40 years in hardware, software, and managerial positions. For more information about the Seminar, visit the SGS website.


Saturday, October 21
South King County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
Wesley Homes Lea Hill, 32049 Place SE, Auburn, WA
The program at the South King County Genealogical Society's meeting on Saturday, Oct. 21 is "Beyond Tours and Trinkets: Research Resources at the Kent Historical Museum" presented by Tessa Yeaman. For more information, visit the SKCGS website.


Tuesday, October 24
Clark County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
CCGS Education Center, 717 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA

The program at the Clark County Genealogical Society's meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24 is "Understanding the Basics of DNA Testing" with Lisa McCullough.

How can DNA testing help me discover my ancestry? Which test should I take? Which company should I use? Speaker Lisa McCullough will cover the basics of DNA and DNA testing and will explain how it can help further your genealogy research. Lisa has a B.S. in engineering and has taken two week-long classes focused on DNA. She leads a DNA Q&A special interest group that meets twice monthly at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon. 

For more information, visit the Clark County Genealogical Society website.



Wednesday, October 25
National Archives and Records  (Conferences & Seminars)
7:00 am
Online webinar
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is sponsoring a "Virtual Genealogy Fair" on October 25. The Fair will be via webcast on YouTube. For the schedule, videos, handouts and participation instructions, visit the Virtual Genealogy Fair online.


Wednesday, October 25
Clark County Genealogical Society (webinar)  (Trainings)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
CCGS Education Center, 717 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA

The Clark County Genealogical Society is sponsoring a Legacy Family Tree webinar called "Midwestern and Plains States Level Census Records."  

Many Midwestern and Plains states have superb state census records. Learn about the indexes, the many personal details these censuses include, locating the censuses, and alternate sources. This Legacy Family Tree Webinar includes specific examples from these enumerations, with an overview of state censuses for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, and where to find them. 

For more information, visit the Clark County Genealogical Society website.



Wednesday, October 25
Puget Sound Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Kitsap Regional Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton, WA
The program at the Puget Sound Genealogical Society's meeting on Oct. 25 is  a celebration ofo Family History Month. Members and visitors will share their ancestry story. Discover how we can help with your family history journey. Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit the PSGS website.



Saturday, November 4
LDS Family History Fair  (Conferences & Seminars)
LDS Stake Center Bellevue, 14536 Main Street, Bellevue, WA
It's time again for the annual LDS Family History Fair. Always free, always informative. For more information, visit the Family History Fair website.


Saturday, November 4
Autumn Fest  (Conferences & Seminars)
8:15 am to 4:00 pm
Emerald Queen Ballroom and Conference Center, 5700 Pacific Highway E., Fife, WA
Heritage Quest Research Library's annual Autumn Fest will be held 04 Nov 2017. The featured speaker will be Paula Stuart Warren who will present on topics related to 20th & 21st century research. More information will be available soon or visit the HQRL website.


Saturday, November 4
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
12:30 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Downtown Spokane
The program at the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society's meeting on Saturday, Nov. 4 is "Georgetown Memory Project." The Butler Slave Research Team will make a presentation of the research they did to locate Pat Bayonne-Johnson's ancestors who were enslaved by the Jesuits of Georgetown and sold in 1838 to two plantation owners in Louisiana. The presentation will include traditional research methods as well as those that are unique to African American research. For more information, visit the EWGS website.
 


Monday, November 6
Kittitas County Genealogy Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
Kittitas County Genealogy Society Library, 413 N. Main St., Ellensburg, WA
The program at the Kittitas County Genealogy Society's meeting on Monday, November 6 is "Chief Joseph in 1877 Nez perce War" with Dave Storla. For more information, visit the KCGS website.


Thursday, November 9
Olympia Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, Building 1, Room 152
The program at the Olympia Genealogical Society's meeting on Thursday, November 9 will be "An Unexpected Exodus: Southern Quakers to the Midwest," presented by Steven Morrison. For more information, visit the OGS website.


Saturday, November 11
Seattle Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA
The Fall membership meeting, originally scheduled for Saturday, September 23, has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 11. Mary Kathryn Kozy, avid genealogist and researcher, will be the featured speaker. For more information, visit the SGS website.


Saturday, November 11
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 11 will be Russ Hansen's recent trip to Norway to seek the home of 2x great-grandparents who had lived there in the 1800s. A connection with the man who maintained the 1,100 year old church where his grandfather was baptized in 1934 led to other connections and some great discoveries. For more information, email Info@GraysHarborGenealogy.com or visit the GHGS website.


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 11 will be "Eugenics in the U.S." with Carol Ballard from Olympia. Visitors are welcome. For more information, email Info@GraysHarborGenealogy.com or visit the GHGS website.


Monday, November 13
Whatcom Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
2:00 pm
Bellingham Elks Lodge, 710 Samish Way, Bellingham, WA

The program at the Whatcom Genealogical Society's meeting on Monday, November 13 will be "Changes at FamilySearch" with Jill Morelli. Visitors welcome! For more information, visit the WGS website.



Tuesday, November 14
Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm
Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Library, 6111 - 188th PL NE, Arlington, WA
The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society is sponsoring Part 2 of a 2-part series called "Overview of Scandinavian Resources" with Jill Morelli, CG. The series will be an introduction to three major record sets of Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Part one was October 10th; Part 2 isTuesday, November 14th at 1 pm. The presentation is free to the public and will be followed by the regular meeting of the SVGS.  For more information, visit the SVGS website.



Saturday, December 2
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Downtown Spokane
The program at the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society's meeting on Saturday, Dec. 2 is "Celebrating the Famous and Infamous" and their annual Christmas party. For more information, visit the EWGS website.
 


Friday, December 8
Olympia Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, Building 1, Room 152
The program at the Olympia Genealogical Society's meeting on Thursday, December 8 will be "Members Shine." Several OGS members will take us along as they each dig into a single ancestor. For more information, visit the OGS website.


Saturday, December 9
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 will host its annual Holiday Potluck on Saturday, December 9. Visitors are welcome. For more information, email Info@GraysHarborGenealogy.com or visit the GHGS website.



Monday, January 8, 2018
Kittitas County Genealogy Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
Kittitas County Genealogy Society Library, 413 N. Main St., Ellensburg, WA
The program at the Kittitas County Genealogy Society's meeting on Monday, January 8 is Ruth Miller talking about her trip to Finland and her family tree research. For more information, visit the KCGS website.



Sunday, February 25, 2018
Genealogical Society of Oregon  (Conferences & Seminars)
GFO Library, 2505 S.E. 11th Ave., Suite B-18 Portland, OR
The Genealogical Society of Oregon is sponsoring a half-day Civil War era workshop with Kate Eakman. For more information, visit the GFO 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.



Saturday, April 14, 2018 through Saturday, April 15
Genealogical Society of Oregon  (Conferences & Seminars)
TBA
The Genealogical Society of Oregon is sponsoring its Spring Seminar and Workshop on military records with Michael Strauss. For more information, visit the GFO 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 Seattle Genealogical Society will be hosting D. Joshua Taylor for the Spring Seminar on 19 May 2018. 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.



Wednesday, August 15, 2018 through Saturday, August 18, 2018
Northwest Genealogy Conference  (Conferences & Seminars)
Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington, WA
It's not too early to think about the Northwest Genealogy Conference. Keynote speakers will be CeCe Moore, Beth Foulk and Peggy Lauritzen. 


Wednesday, August 22, 2018 through Saturday, August 25, 2018
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)  (Conferences & Seminars)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
For more information, visit the FGS website.