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Clark County Genealogical Society Spring Seminar
Saturday, May 26
Clark County Genealogical Society Spring 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. For more information, visit the CCGS website or WSGS website.


Saturday, May 26
Puget Sound Genealogical Society (webinar)  (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, May 26,will be a webinar "Tap Into Your Inner Private Eye" with Lisa Louise Cooke. Learn techniques to find elusive living relatives who may hold the key to your brick wall or possess treasured family  photos. Registration is required: call (360) 475-9172.
 


Saturday, May 26
Beginning Genealogy (HQRL)  (Trainings)
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
HQRL, 1007 Main Street, Sumner, WA
Join Judy Line in a FREE class and learn how to begin the search for your family history. Learn how to start, and what to look for.  What the basic forms are and how to fill them out. Bring your memories because you will actually start filling out your pedigree chart. Along the way you will learn the “guidelines” for filling out the basic genealogical forms.  No computers needed for what you learn in this class. Everyone is welcome and you may attend this class as many times as you like. For more information, visit the Heritage Quest Research Library website.



Saturday, June 2
Puget Sound Genealogical Society  (Trainings)
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, June  is "Discovering Your Ancestors." This is the first class of a six-week beginning genealogy series with Janet Camarata.  Learn basic forms, accurate data formats, vital records - death, marriage, birth.  Free, but registration is encouraged. Call (360) 475-9172 or stop by the Genealogy Center at the library to sign up. For more information, visit the PSGS website.


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, June 9
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, June 9 will be "Preserving Documents and Textiles" with Tracy Rebstock, Southwest Regional Archivist with the Washington State Archives. For more information, email Info@GraysHarborGenealogy.com


Saturday, June 9
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 June 9, 2018 will be "Tips from Rootstech" presented by Linda Colton. Linda is a long standing member of CGGS and attended RootsTech in February in Salt Lake City, Utah. 
She will be giving a overview of what was presented and highlights of her trip. Public is always welcome - Bring a friend! A suggested $1.00 donation to cover room rental costs. For more information, visit the CGGS website.



Saturday, June 9
Skagit Valley Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Burlington Community Center, 1011 Greenleaf Avenue, Burlington, WA
The program at the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society's meeting on Saturday, June 9 is "Planning Strategies for Visiting Ancestral Homelands, Libraries and Archives" with Barbara Johnson.  For more information, visit the SVGS Facebook page.


Wednesday, June 13
Hollywood and the Homefront: Tinsel Town's Contribution to WW II  (Special events)
7:00 pm
Benton County PUD, 2721 W. 10th Avenue, Kennewick, WA
The Tri-City Genealogical Society is hosting a free public discussion "Hollywood and the Homefront: Tinsel Town's Contribution to World War II" with John Jensen. This presentation is part of Humanities Washington's speakers bureau in which cultural experts discuss history, politics, music, philosophy and everything in between at venues around the state. For more information, visit the TCGS website or call 509/943-9322.


Thursday, June 14
Lower Columbia Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
Somerset Retirement Apartments, 2025 Tibbetts Drive, Longview, WA
The program at the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society's meeting on Thursday, June 14  is "Cemetery Research" with Laurel Smith. For more information, email lcgsgen@yahoo.com.
 


Thursday, June 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 two events at the Eastside Genealogical Society's meeting on Thursday, June 14th, will be 1) “Preparing to Visit an Archive,” including Fiske Genealogical Library, NARA in Seattle, and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City will be presented by Celia McNay, President of EGS.  2) Honoring past EGS Presidents and serving refreshments, as part of the commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of EGS.  Come learn, mingle, and celebrate 40 years of finding ancestors!  Visitors are always welcome at all meetings.  www.eastsidegenealogicalsociety.com
 


Thursday, June 14
Olympia Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 152
The program at the Olympia Genealogical Society meeting on Thursday, June 14 is Erin Quinn Valcho, curator at the Lacey Museum, who will share her expertise in the preservation of old photographs and documents. A museum professional for 20 years, Erin has a passion for ensuring the long-term preservation of objects which tell stories that illuminate life in the past. For more information, visit the OGS website or call 360-451-1059.


Tuesday, June 19
Lewis County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
St. John's Lutheran Church, 2190 Jackson Highway, Chehalis, WA
The program at the Lewis County Genealogical Society's meeting on June 19 will be "In's and Out's of Indexes: Keys to Unlocking Probates, Deeds and More" with Mary Kircher Roddy. For more information, visit the LCGS 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, July 14
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, July 14 is "Family Tree Maker, Basics and Beyond" with Gary Parfitt and Roxanne Lowe, GHGS members and long-time FTM users. For more information, email Info@GraysHarborGenealogy.com



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.


Thursday, August 9
Lower Columbia Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
Somerset Retirement Apartments, 2025 Tibbetts Drive, Longview, WA
The program at the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society's meeting on Thursday, August 9  is "Western Migration" with Jim Johnson. For more information, email lcgsgen@yahoo.com.
 


Wednesday, August 15 through Saturday, August 18
Northwest Genealogy Conference  (Conferences & Seminars)
Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington, WA
This premier region conference will feature CeCe Moore, Beth Foulk, Peggy Lauritzen and Amie Bowser Tennant. For more information, including registration, visit the NWGC website.


Wednesday, August 22 through Saturday, August 25
Federation of Genealogical Societies' National Conference  (Conferences & Seminars)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
For more information about the Federation of Genealogical Societies' National Conference, 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.


Saturday, September 8
Skagit Valley Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Burlington Library, 820 E. Washington Ave., Burlington, WA
The program at the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society's meeting on Saturday, September 8 is "Google Tools for Genealogists" with George Ridgeway. For more information, visit the SVGS Facebook page.


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 13
Lower Columbia Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
Somerset Retirement Apartments, 2025 Tibbetts Drive, Longview, WA
The program at the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society's meeting on Thursday, September 13 is "Salem Witches" with Jerri McCoy. For more information, email lcgsgen@yahoo.com.
 


Saturday, September 15
Eastside Genealogical Society workshop  (Conferences & Seminars)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Vasa Park Ballroom, 3560 W. Lake Sammamish Road SE, Bellevue, WA
The Eastside Genealogical Society is sponsoring a workshop featuring Maureen Taylor, "The Photo Detective" on Saturday, September 15. The workshop theme is "Finding Family History in Your Picture Mysteries." Ms. Taylor will present (1) Identifying and Dating Family Photographs, (2) Google Images and Beyond, and (3) Discovering Genealogical Clues in 19th Century Photographs. To register, click here.


Saturday, September 15
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, September 15 will be announced soon. For more information, email Info@GraysHarborGenealogy.com


Tuesday, September 18
Lewis County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
St. John's Lutheran Church, 2190 Jackson Highway, Chehalis, WA
The program at the Lewis County Genealogical Society's meeting on September 18 will be "Beyond Names, Filling in the Stories of Our Female Ancestors" with Pam Vestal. For more information, visit the LCGS 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.


Saturday, September 22
Puget Sound Genealogical Society Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Bremerton Elks, 4131 Pine Road NE, Bremerton, WA
The Puget Sound Genealogical Society is sponsoring "A Day of Discovery with Lisa Louise Cooke"  on Saturday, September 22, 2018.  8:30am-3:30pm. $50 for PSGS members $55 for non-members (lunch is included). For more information and registration form, visit their website: www.pusogensoc.org/psgs/seminar2018


Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30
Kelowna & District Genealogical Society  (Conferences & Seminars)
Okanagan College, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna, British Columbia
The Kelowna & District Genealogical Society is sponsoring "Harvest Your Family Tree" genealogical conference and marketplace. Blaine Bettinger, Cyndi Ingle and Dave Obee are just three of the many featured speakers. For more information, visit the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society website.


Saturday, September 29
Northeast Washington Genealogical Society Fall Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
Janet O’Connor Camarata is the featured speaker at the Northeast Washington Genealogical Society's Fall Seminar. For more information, visit the NEWGS website.


Saturday, September 29 through Saturday, October 20
Skagit Valley Genealogical Society  (Trainings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Burlington Library, 820 E. Washington Ave., Burlington, WA
The Skagit Valley Genealogical Society is sponsoring an intermediate level genealogy workshop on four consecutive Saturday's. Cost is $15/person/class or $50 for all four classes. For more information, visit the SVGS website.



Friday, October 5
Autumn Quest  (Conferences & Seminars)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Emerald Queen Conference Center, Fife, WA
DNA (and more!) expert Angie Bush will be the keynote speaker at the Heritage Quest Research Library's annual Autumn Quest. For more information, visit the HQRL website.


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


Thursday, October 11
Lower Columbia Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
Somerset Retirement Apartments, 2025 Tibbetts Drive, Longview, WA
The program at the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society's meeting on Thursday, October 11 is "Homesteading" with Lola Weber. For more information, email lcgsgen@yahoo.com.
 


Friday, October 12 through Saturday, October 13
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society Fall 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. 13. Mary Kircher Roddy will be the speaker. Additional details to follow. For more information, visit the YVGS website.


Saturday, October 13
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, October 13 will be announced soon. For more information, email Info@GraysHarborGenealogy.com


Saturday, October 13
Skagit Valley Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Burlington Library, 820 E. Washington Ave., Burlington, WA
The program at the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society's meeting on Saturday, October 13 is "This is My Family's Story -- SVGS Members Show and Tell. For more information, visit the SVGS Facebook page.


Tuesday, October 16
Lewis County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
St. John's Lutheran Church, 2190 Jackson Highway, Chehalis, WA
The program at the Lewis County Genealogical Society's meeting on October 16 will be "Quakers on the Move -- Visualizing U.S. Quaker Migration" with Steven Morrison. For more information, visit the LCGS 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.


Thursday, November 8
Lower Columbia Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
Somerset Retirement Apartments, 2025 Tibbetts Drive, Longview, WA
The program at the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society's meeting on Thursday, November 8 is "Quakers on the Move" with Steven Morrison. For more information, email lcgsgen@yahoo.com.


Saturday, November 10
Jefferson County Genealogical Society Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
9:30 am
Fort Worden State Park's USO Building, Port Townsend, WA
CeCe Moore, the renowned genetic genealogicst and media consultant, will be the Jefferson County Genealogical Society's special-event guest speaker on Saturday, November 10, 2018. She will give four DNA lectures in Fort Worden State Park's USO building; two lectures in the morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. and two lectures in the afternoon. Details and registration form are on our website www.wajcgs.org.


Saturday, November 10
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 10 will be announced soon. For more information, email Info@GraysHarborGenealogy.com


Saturday, November 10
Skagit Valley Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Burlington Library, 820 E. Washington Ave., Burlington, WA
The program at the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society's meeting on Saturday, November 10 is the annual meeting and research brick walls troubleshooting and strategies. For more information, visit the SVGS Facebook page.


Tuesday, November 20
Lewis County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
St. John's Lutheran Church, 2190 Jackson Highway, Chehalis, WA
The program at the Lewis County Genealogical Society's meeting on November 20 will be a Member Show 'N Tell. For more information, visit the LCGS website.



Saturday, December 1
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
11:00 am
YVGS Library, 1901 S. 12th Avenue, Union Gap, WA
The annual Christmas Party for the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society will be Saturday, Dec. 1. For more information, visit the YVGS website.


Saturday, December 8
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's meeting on Saturday, December 8 will be a holiday potluck. For more information, email Info@GraysHarborGenealogy.com