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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
Whitman County Genealogical Society Spring Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bishop Place Independent Living Society Room, 811 SE Klemgard, Pullman, WA
The Whitman County Genealogical Society is hosting a free Spring mini-seminar on Saturday, April 21. The topics are “The Buffalo Soldiers and The Tuskegee Airmen: Past, Present & Future” with Horace Alexander Young and “Cooking the Church Books” with Fr. Mike Savelesky. For more information, visit the WCGS website.


Historic Hoquiam Memories
Saturday, April 21
Historic Hoquiam Memories  (Special events)
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Emerson Hotel, 703 Simpson Avenue, Hoquiam WA
Visit the Emerson Hotel on Saturday, April 21 to see "everything Hoquiam." Live demonstrations, plus a host of exhibitors, including the Grays Harbor Genealogical Society. For more information, contact Connie at irislady7701@yahoo.com.


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.


Tuesday, April 24
Clark County Genealogical Society  (Trainings)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
CCGS Education Center, 717 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA
Get the Most From the MyHeritage Search Engine for Historical Records. MyHeritage SuperSearch™ is a versatile tool for beginners and advanced genealogists alike. In this webinar, you will learn how to leverage this search engine and the more than 8.5 billion historical records it includes to expand your family history research. For more information, visit the CCGS website.


Clark County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
CCGS Education Center, 717 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA
The program at the Clark County Genealogical Society's meeting on Tuesday, April 24 will be Dr. Doug Wilson, the National Park Service Pacific West Region's historical archaeologist, who will talk about the inhabitants of both the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Fort Vancouver and the adjacent Village.  Most of the villagers were involved in the Fort’s fur trapping and trading industry, but they did not leave any written records. Wilson will discuss the lives of the diverse people at both the Fort and Village based on the historical records and artifacts.  For more information, visit the CCGS website.


Wednesday, April 25
Clark County Genealogical Society (webinar)  (Trainings)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
CCGS Education Center, 717 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA
Verifying Information You Find Online. When genealogists stumble into brick walls and other challenging genealogical puzzles, they look anywhere for clues that can help build their family tree. These can include online trees and other information with unknown sources. This Legacy Family Tree webinar will demonstrate how to verify the information as true or not. For more information, visit the CCGS website.


Wednesday, April 25
Puget Sound Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton, WA
The program at the Puget Sound Genealogical Society's meeting on Wednesday, April 25 is "Researching the Civil War" with Laura Sparr. Successfully research the War between the States in federal records, repositories, websites, publications, maps, dates and events. For more information, visit the PSGS 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.


Tuesday, May 8
Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
12:00 pm
SVGS Library, 6111 188th Pl. NE, Arlington, WA
The program at the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society's meeting on Tuesday, May 8 will be their annual potluck, election of new officers and  a discussion of the past year as well as what the society hopes to accomplish in the next year. For more information, visit the SVGS website.


Thursday, May 10
Olympia Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 152
The program at the Olympia Genealogical Society's meeting on Thursday, May 10 will be Paul Lundborg speaking on the US/Dakota War of 1862, a disastrous time in Minnesota history. Paul, great-great-grandson of Swedish farmers who settled in Minnesota in 1861, and author of “Death of a Dream: One Family’s Experience of the 1862 US/Dakota Wars“, will tell of his ancestors who died, and those who survived to tell the tale.  For more information visit the OGS website.  


Saturday, May 12
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, May 12, is "Censational Census Strategies" with Mary Kircher-Roddy. For more information, visit the SVGS Facebook page.


Tuesday, May 15
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 May 15 will be "Timelines and Chronologies" with Janet O'Conor Camarata. For more information, visit the LCGS website.


Saturday, May 19
Seattle Genealogical Society Spring Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
Fairview Christian School, 844 NE 78th Street, Seattle, WA
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.


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, 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
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.


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, 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
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.


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.


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


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
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.


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.



Wednesday, February 27, 2019 through Saturday, March 2, 2019
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.



Saturday, March 30, 2019
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.