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Clark County Genealogical Society (webinar)
Wednesday, February 20
Clark County Genealogical Society (webinar)  (Local society meetings)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Clark County Genealogical Society Library
Online Resources for French Genealogy - Part I (webinar)
French genealogy researchers benefit from some of the most complete, detailed, and well-preserved records in the world. Due to the digitization efforts, records commonly used for French genealogy are also among the most accessible. In this first of a three-part Legacy Family Tree webinar series, explore the record sets most commonly found online.


Clark County Genealogical Society
Tuesday, February 26
Clark County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Genealogy Enthusiasts General Membership Meeting
 
How much do you know about the War of 1812? What was it about, what did it accomplish, and how can you find the records of those who served? Military history and genealogist expert Duane Funk will talk about the often overlooked War of 1812. Nevertheless, it gave us our national anthem, was an important time in our nation’s history, and nearly tore the country apart.
 


Wednesday, February 27 through Saturday, March 2
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.


Clark County Genealogical Society (webinar)
Wednesday, February 27
Clark County Genealogical Society (webinar)  (Local society meetings)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Clark County Genealogical Society Library
SPREADSHEETS 401: EXCEL-LENT INSPIRATION FOR GENEALOGISTS WEBINAR
 
Take a trip with spreadsheets to the lands of your ancestors. In this Legacy Family Tree Webinar, learn how spreadsheets can help as you learn to read foreign language newspapers or serve as a translation tool for your ancestors' vital and religious records. Create spreadsheets to track your ancestors and those great ethnic or locality websites.


Wednesday, February 27
Puget Sound Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton, WA 98310
Using the Washington State Archives
The WA State Archives can be a significant resource when doing family history, researching local and state records, or learning about the history of our state. Join us for a discussion of the archives collection, services and resources. In partnership with the WA State Archives.
For more information, visit www.pusogensoc.org or call the Genealogy Center, 360-475-9172.



Saturday, March 9
Grays Harbor Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hoquiam Library, 420 7th Street, Hoquiam
The program at the Grays Harbor Genealogical Society meeting on Saturday, March 9, 2019, will be GHGS member Roxanne Lowe discussing "How to Write Your Own Obituary." For more information, email Info@GraysHarborGenealogy.com.


Saturday, March 23
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
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.


Olympia Genealogical Society Spring Seminar  (Local society meetings)
Capitol Event Center, 6005 Tyee Drive SW, Tumwater

REGISTER FOR OLYMPIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY’S DNA SEMINAR

               Have you taken a DNA test to reveal your genetic origin, but you aren’t sure how to understand that data?  The Olympia Genealogical Society is pleased to have Blaine Bettinger, The Genetic Genealogist, as the speaker for our Spring Seminar.  Dr. Bettinger will be presenting four lectures on how to use results from DNA tests to understand your family history. DNA is a powerful tool in genealogy, but it is a challenge to unlock that toolbox. Dr. Bettinger will go beyond the basics of DNA testing. Instead, he will focus on various tools and methods for analyzing your DNA results.

     This year’s Olympia Genealogical Society Spring Seminar will be held on Saturday, March 30 at the Capitol Event Center, conveniently located at 6005 Tyee Drive SW in Tumwater, which offers plenty of level free parking and easy walking access.

     Registration is now open, at $50 for OGS members and $60 for others. Optional lunch is available for $15 extra. Registration details are on Olympia Genealogical Society’s website, www.OlyGenSoc.org




Friday, April 12 through Saturday, April 13
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 through Saturday, April 27
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
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society Spring Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
Spokane, WA
Details TBA. For more information, visit the EWGS website


Saturday, April 27 through Sunday, April 28
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.



Friday, May 10 through Saturday, May 11
WSGS Annual Retreat  (WSGS - sponsored)
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society Library, 1901 S 12th Ave, Union Gap, WA


Saturday, May 11
Annual Member Meeting  (WSGS - sponsored)
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society Library, 1901 S 12th Ave, Union Gap, WA



Saturday, June 15 through Monday, June 17
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.



Northwest Genealogy Conference
Wednesday, August 14 through Saturday, August 17
Northwest Genealogy Conference  (Conferences & Seminars)
Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington, WA
This premier regional conference will feature Thomas MacEntee, Angie Bush and Michael Strauss. For more information, including registration, visit the NWGC website.


Wednesday, August 21 through Saturday, August 24
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.



Saturday, September 28
WSGS Board Meeting  (WSGS - sponsored)
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society Library, 1901 S 12th Ave, Union Gap, WA



Saturday, October 26
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society Fall Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
Spokane, WA
Details TBA. For more information, visit the EWGS website