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Sunday, February 18
Camp Lewis and its Role in WWI  (Special events)
2:00 pm
Presbyterian Church, 502 Barksdale Ave., DuPont, WA
The DuPont Historical Museum is sponsoring a special presentation called "Camp Lewis and Its Role in WWI." Join historian, author, and illustrator Alan H. Archambault as he discusses the fascinating and pivotal role the newly-formed Camp Lewis (now Joint Base Lewis-McChord) played in the events of World War I.  Alan was the director of the Fort Lewis Military Museum, now the Lewis Army Museum, for over twenty years.  He also writes, draws and paints historical illustrations for books, exhibits, and other venues. For more information, contact Carol at (253) 459-4339 or duponthistoricalmuseum@gmail.com


Tuesday, February 20
Lewis County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
6:30 pm
St. John's Lutheran Church, 2190 Jackson Hwy., Chehalis, WA
The program at the Lewis County Genealogical Society's meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20 is "Irish Friends Migration to Pennsylvania, Uncovering an Ulster Family Story" with Steven Waltz Morrison. Did you know that Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) was one of three major religions in America prior to the revolution? While small in numbers, the travels of Irish Friends are so well documented they provide a migration template for English-speaking nonconformists. For more information, visit the LCGS website.


Saturday, February 24
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 Saturday Feb 24 is a "Finding Ancestors Amid the Rubble of Disaster" webinar with Thomas MacEntee. Discover the story, add their story to your research. Registration required: call (360) 475-9172


Sunday, February 25
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.


Sunday, February 25
Freedmen's Bureau and Civil War Workshop  (Conferences & Seminars)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
GFO Library, 2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR
The Genealogical Forum of Oregon is sponsoring a workshop on Sunday, Feb. 25. Professional genealogist and history professor Kate Eakman will present tips on "African Americans in the Civil War," as well as information about the Freedmen's Bureau. For registration information, click here.


Tuesday, February 27
Clark County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
CCGS Education Center, 717 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA
The program at the Clark County Genealogical Society's meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 27 is "What's Up at the Clark County Historical Museum" with Bradley Richardson, Executive Director of the museum. For more information, visit the CCGS website.


Wednesday, February 28 through Saturday, March 3
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.


Wednesday, February 28
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 Wednesday, Feb. 28 will be "Soldiers, Spies and Farm Wives, the Changing Roles for Women During the Civil War" with Jill Morelli. Learn about the roles of women before the war, the roles they accepted during the war and the legacy of the Civil War. Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit the PSGS website.



GFO Boot Camp
Saturday, March 3 through Sunday, March 11
GFO Boot Camp  (Conferences & Seminars)
GFO Library, 2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR

The Genealogical Forum of Oregon is sponsoring nine days of classes that are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC -- Sat., Mar. 3 thru Sun., Mar. 11, 2018.

Make sure to take note of DNA DAYS on Sat. & Sun., March 10 - 11.  The GFO's own Emily Aulicino, Lisa McCullough and Tim Janzen are teaming up to provide introductory and intermediate genetic genealogy topics on Saturday, and intermediate to advanced topics on Sunday.  We guarantee that you will learn something! For more information, visit the GFO website.



Saturday, March 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, March 3 will be "Colonial Land Grants" with Richard Kyle. For more information, visit the YVGS website.


Saturday, March 3
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Downtown Spokane WA
The program at the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society's meeting on Saturday, March 3 is "Free Websites at Family History Centers" with Sue Dechant. For more information, visit the EWGS website.


Saturday, March 3
Climb Your Family Tree  (Trainings)
2:00 pm
White Salmon Valley Community Library, 77 NE Wauna Avenue, White Salmon, WA
The Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society is sponsoring "Climb Your Family Tree," an introduction to genealogy for the whole family. For more information, visit the CCGS website.


Thursday, March 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
The program at the Eastside Genealogical Society's meeting on Thursday, March 8 is a streaming video from RootsTech 2018’s keynote speaker, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  He is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University. “Finding Your Roots,” his groundbreaking genealogy series, is now in its fourth season on PBS. Visitors are always welcome at all meetings. For more information, visit the EGS website.


Saturday, March 10
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's meeting on Saturday, March 10 will be "United States at War: Researching Veterans' Records - 18th & 19th Century Conflicts" with Dick Moody from Olympia. The program will cover the Revolutionary War, The War of 1812, and the American Civil War. This is part one of a two-part series. Part two will be Saturday, April 14. For more information, email Info@GraysHarborGenealogy.com
 


Saturday, March 10
Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
10:30 am
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, OR
The program at the Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society's meeting on Saturday, March 10 will be "Reviewing Updated Genealogical Websites" with Linda Colton and Georga Foster. The purpose of the program is to update important information about popular genealogical research sites that have changed in content, format or information. Among the websites that will be covered are Find-A-Grave, Ancestry, RootsWeb and FamilySearch. An important change in Family Tree Maker will also be presented. 

Members are encouraged to bring their laptops and Bring A Friend! The general meeting/programs are open to the public and a recommended $1.00 donation to defray room rental costs is gladly excepted. For more information, visit the CGGS website.


Saturday, March 10
Olympia Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 152, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, WA
The program at the Olympia Genealogical Society's meeting on Thursday, March 8 will be "Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive" with Annie Hargrave and her ancestor Lester B. Hargrave. For more information, visit the OGS website.


Saturday, March 17
Washington at War: the Evergreen State in WWI  (Special events)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA

One-hundred years ago in 1917, the US entered The Great War to fight alongside our European allies. But Washington’s homefront experience began long before the country entered the war, and continued afterward.

Led by historian Lorraine McConaghy, this program begins with an illustrated introduction to the war’s themes before offering a “Readers’ Theater”: a script that is read aloud together, allowing participants to speak the history they are discovering.

This special event is sponsored by Humanities Washington and the Washington State Historical Society in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America’s involvement in World War I. For more information, visit the Humanities Washington website.



Saturday, March 17
Genealogical Society of Oregon GenTalk  (Special events)
2:00 pm
GFO Library, 2505 S.E. 11th Ave., Suite B-18 Portland, OR
The Genealogical Society of Oregon's GenTalk on Saturday, March 17 will be "Finding James: a WWII Repatriation Project" with Kate Eakman, MA. OGS's GenTalks are less formal, genealogy-related presentations and are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the GFO website.


Sunday, March 18
Ulster Historical Foundation  (Conferences & Seminars)
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Upper Level Amory (formerly the Center House), Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Join Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Foundation during their annual North American lecture tour to learn how to get the most out of Irish resources and records, gain strategies for breaking down brick walls, and grasp important historical context that may help fill in gaps in your research. A class schedule is available here. For  more information, visit the Ulster Historical Foundation website.


Saturday, March 31
Unlock Your Past  (Trainings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
White Salmon Valley Community Library, 77 NE Wauna Avenue, White Salmon, WA
The Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society is sponsoring "Unlock Your Past" workshop on Saturday, March 31. No experience is necessary for this beginning genealogy workshop -- just bring your curiousity. For more information, visit the CCGS website.



Saturday, April 7
DNA Seminar, British Columbia  (Conferences & Seminars)
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fire Fighters Banquet & Conference Center, 6515 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby, BC
The British Columbia Genealogical Society is hosting Mary Kathryn Kozy as the keynote speaker for their DNA Seminar 2018. For more information, visit the BCGS website.


Saturday, April 7
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society Spring Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 North Wall St., Spokane, WA
Lee Pierce and Carol Buswell will discuss how to navigate the Washington State Archives' Digital Archives website, the National Archives Online Catalog, Citizen Archivist program and other subjects related to Washington State and National Archives research. For more information, visit the EWGS website


Saturday, April 7
Olympia Genealogical Society Spring Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Capital Event Center, 6005 Tyee Drive SW, Tumwater, WA
The Olympia Genealogical Society is hosting professional genealogist Lisa Alzo at their Spring Seminar on Saturday, April 7. The theme of the seminar is "Find Your Immigrant and Miscreant Ancestors." For more information, visit the OGS website


Saturday, April 14
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society Spring Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 7809 Tieton, Yakima, WA
Tom Jones will be the speaker at the YVGS's annual Spring Seminar. Topics include: 1. Finding "Unfindable" Ancestors 2. Five Ways to Prove Who Your Ancestor Was (Some reliable & Others Not Reliable) 3. Five Proven Techniques for Finding Your Ancestor's European Origin 4. Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Ancestor. For more information, visit the YVGS website.


Saturday, April 14
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's meeting on Saturday, April 14 will "United States at War: Researching Veterans' Records - 20th & 21st Century Conflicts with Dick Moody from Olympia. The program will cover WWI, WWII and the Korean War. For more information, email Info@GraysHarborGenealogy.com


Friday, April 20 through Saturday, April 21
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, April 21
Genealogical Society of Oregon GenTalk  (Special events)
2:00 pm
GFO Library, 2505 S.E. 11th Ave., Suite B-18 Portland, OR
The Genealogical Society of Oregon's GenTalk on Saturday, April 21 will be "Locating People in the Last Century" with Leslie Brinkley Lawson, FCG. OGS's GenTalks are less formal, genealogy-related presentations and are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the GFO website.


Friday, April 27 through Saturday, April 28
Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society Spring Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
La Quinta
The Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society's Spring Seminar will be April 27 and 28, 2018. The speaker will be J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA. Mark is a full-time professional genealogist, author and lecturer who specializes in original records and manuscripts throughout the South. Mark lives in Robertson County, Tennessee just north of Nashville near the Kentucky border.
 
For more information, visit the TPCGS website.



Saturday, May 5
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, May 5 will be "Tombstone Symbology" with Barbee Buchanan. For more information, visit the YVGS website.


Monday, May 7
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Downtown Spokane WA
The program at the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society's meeting on Saturday, May 7 is "The 1883 Gold Rush -- The Inland Northwest's Best Kept Secret" with Tony and Suzanne Bamonte. For more information, visit the EWGS website.


Saturday, May 19
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.


Saturday, May 19
Genealogical Society of Oregon GenTalk  (Special events)
2:00 pm
GFO Library, 2505 S.E. 11th Ave., Suite B-18 Portland, OR
The Genealogical Society of Oregon's GenTalk on Saturday, May 19 will be "My Cuban Cousins, Finding and Following Their Paths" with Janice Sellers. OGS's GenTalks are less formal, genealogy-related presentations and are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the GFO website.


Saturday, May 26
Clark County Genealogical Society Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
Vancouver Barracks, Vancouver WA
David Alan Lambert of the New England Historic Genealogical Society will be the keynote speaker at the Clark County Genealogical Society's Spring Seminar on Saturday, May 26. The WSGS Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony will be hosted during the lunch hour. More information coming.



Saturday, June 2
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
11:00 am
YVGS Library, 1901 S. 12th Avenue, Union Gap, WA
The annual picnic/potluck for the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society will be Saturday, June 2. For more information, visit the YVGS website.


Saturday, June 2
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Downtown Spokane WA
The program at the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society's meeting on Saturday, June 2 is "Should You Write Your Memoirs?" with Donna Lee Anderson. For more information, visit the EWGS website.



Saturday, July 7
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, July 7 will be "Passport Records" with Richard Kyle. For more information, visit the YVGS website.



Saturday, August 4
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, August 4 will be "All Roads Lead to Virginia" with Gerry Shepard. For more information, visit the YVGS website.


Wednesday, August 15 through Saturday, August 18
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 through Saturday, August 25
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)  (Conferences & Seminars)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
For more information, visit the FGS website.



Saturday, September 1
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, Sept. 1 will be "Property Laws in Relation to Your Female Ancestors" with Susan Boatright. For more information, visit the YVGS website.


Saturday, September 8
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Downtown Spokane WA
The program at the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society's meeting on Saturday, September 8 is information about various user groups. For more information, visit the EWGS website.


Thursday, September 13 through Sunday, September 16
Deutschesfest  (Conferences & Seminars)
Odessa, WA
Designed by many to resemble Oktoberfest in Germany, Odessa's city-block-big Biergarten will knock your lederhosen socks off! Enjoy the beer, food, music, parade and fun run at this 3-day celebration. For more information, visit the Deutschesfest website.


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.


Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30
Kelowna & District Genealogical Society  (Conferences & Seminars)
The Kelowna & District Genealogical Society is sponsoring "Harvest Your Family Tree" genealogical conference and marketplace. Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. is one of the featured speakers. For more information, visit the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society website.



Friday, October 5
Autumn Quest  (Conferences & Seminars)
Emerald Queen Conference Center, Fife, WA
Mark your calendar! More details to follow. For more information, email Bookstore@HQRL.com


Saturday, October 6
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society Fall Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 North Wall St., 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, October 6
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society Spring 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. 6. Details to follow. For more information, visit the YVGS website.



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
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.


Saturday, November 3
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Downtown Spokane WA
The program at the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society's meeting on Saturday, November 3 is "What's New at Family Search?" with Donna Potter Phillips. For more information, visit the EWGS website.