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Sunday, August 20
Kenyatta Berry at Northwest African American Museum  (Special events)
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts, St., Seattle, WA
Kenyatta Berry, genealogist, lawyer, writer and host of the PBS Genealogy Roadshow, will be at the Northwest African American Museum for a brief talk and reception, Sunday, August 20, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Admission is free. You’re invited to come hear her speak, as well as meet and mingle with other fans of the show.  For more information, visit the NAAMNW's website or call (206) 518-6000.


Wednesday, August 23
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 August 23 will be "Beyond Online: Beginning Courthouse Research with Janice Lovelace. Learn what you can find in county courthouses from land records to court proceedings and how the information aids your research. For more information, visit the PSGS website.


Saturday, August 26
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 August 26 is "Ask the Experts" with members of the Association of Professional Genealogists.  Get free one-on-one assistance with your family history research from members of the Association of Professional Genealogy. Registration required; call (360) 475-9172. No walk ins.


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
Okanogan Genealogy Society  (Local society meetings)
8:30 am
Okanogan PUD Auditorium, 1331 2nd Avenue N., Okanogan, WA
Donna Potter Phillips of Spokane will be speaking  at the Okanogan Genealogy Society meeting on Sept. 9. For more information, visit the Okanogan Genealogy Society website


Saturday, September 9
Genealogical Forum of Oregon  (Conferences & Seminars)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
GFO Library, 2505 S.E. 11th Ave., Suite B-18 Portland, OR
The Genealogical Society of Oregon is sponsoring a half-day workshop called "Finding Your People Past and Present" with Mary Kircher Roddy. For more information, including registration, visit the GFO 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.


Saturday, September 9
Skagit Valley Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Burlington Senior Community Center, 1011 Greenleaf Ave., Burlington, WA
The program at the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society's meeting on September 9 is "You Took the DNA Test...The 'Now What' for Genealogists" with retired scientist, educator, internationally acclaimed lecturer and genealogist, Barbara Johnson. There will be a discussion on how to use DNA testing for ethnicity to improve your family history research, and make connections with your DNA matched contemporaries. Bring your questions about those “Huh!?” and surprise ethnicity discoveries and Barbara will help you find answers. For more information, visit the SVGS website.


Saturday, September 9
Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, OR
The program at the Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society's meeting on September 9 is on land records with Sandy Bissett. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit the CGGS website.


Saturday, September 9
Seattle Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA
The Seattle Genealogical Society is hosting Cyndi Ingle at their new "Second Saturday Speaker Series" on Saturday, Sept. 9. For more information, visit the SGS website.


Sunday, September 10
Seattle Genealogical Society  (Trainings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA
The Seattle Genealogical Society is sponsoring a DNA workshop with Cary Bright on Sunday, September 10. The first hour will be on a specific topic; the second hour will be open for sharing DNA issues with focus on GenomeMate Pro. For more information, visit the SGS website.


Monday, September 11 through Friday, September 15
Nordic Family History Conference  (Conferences & Seminars)
Online webinar

The Family History Library and the Research Specialists of the Nordic Reference team invite you to a free, week-long conference focused exclusively on Nordic research. The conference, which will be held September 11th - 15th, 2017, is perfect for beginning and intermediate genealogists interested in learning about records of Nordic localities and Family History Library collections. Class descriptions are available here.

Come and spend a week at the world renowned Family History Library learning from our expert staff of genealogists as well as experienced guest genealogists. Learn how to effectively use historical records, and how to do research in the Nordic countries. Explore such topics as census, church, immigration, and vital records. Learn more about Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish research. And discover new techniques, strategies, and methodology to apply to your genealogical research problems.

500 spots will be available to webinar attendees and 120 seats for in-person attendance, so be sure to register early to secure a spot. 

Registration for the conference begins on 10 July 2017. Click here to register for this free conference.



Thursday, September 14
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 Sept. 14 is "How Did You Know That?!," using the Research Wiki in FamilySearch.org presented by Celia McNay.  Explore this wonderful tool with tips and guidelines at your fingertips.  Whatever the genealogical topic, it’s covered in the Wiki!  It’s like the Red Book but so much more!  Visitors are always welcome. For more information, visit the EGS website.


Saturday, September 16
Northeast Washington Genealogical Society Fall Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
Ambulance Shack, north end of Colville, WA
The Northeast Washington Genealogical Society is hosting its 36th annual Fall Seminar on 16 Sep in Colville. The featured presenter will be William Dollarhide. Topics for the seminar include:
  • American Migration Routes, 1750-1800
  • Using Deeds to Trace the Trails of Your Ancestors
  • You Know About Census Records But What About Census Substitutes?
  • Civil War Genealogy
For more information, visit the NeWGS 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 conference website.


Saturday, September 23 through Saturday, September 23
WSGS Board Meeting  (WSGS - sponsored)
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
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, September 23
Seattle Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA
The Seattle Genealogical Society is hholding its SGS Fall Membership Meeting on Saturday, Sept. 23. For more information, visit the SGS website.



Friday, October 6 through Saturday, October 7
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society Fall Workshop  (Conferences & Seminars)
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 7809 Tieton Drive, Yakima, WA
The featured speaker at YVGS's Fall Workshop will be Pam Vestal. She will be presenting
  • Tips and Tricks: Finding What You Need and Making the Most of What You Find
  • Voting Records: Genealogy's Best Kept Secret
  • Pits I Have Fallen Into and How to Avoid Them
For more information, visit the YVGS website.
 


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 14 through Sunday, October 15
Genealogical Forum of Oregon  (Conferences & Seminars)
10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr., Milwaukie, OR
The Genealogical Forum of Oregon is sponsoring its Fall DNA Seminar and Workshop with leading DNA expert CeCe Moore. For more information, including registration, visit the GFO website.


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. The special guests will be Champoeg Founders Day Celebration coordinator Deborah Guinther and Jan Bony from OrGenWeb who will give a presentation on the event that will take place on May 2, 2018. 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, November 4
Autumn Fest  (Conferences & Seminars)
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. 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.



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.