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The Washington State Genealogical Society was formed in 1983 by a group of Washington genealogists with the aim to provide resources to help family historians research their Washington roots.
Registration Open for 2016 WSGS Conference

Registration is now open for the Washington State Genealogical Society Conference on June 18, 2016, at the La Quinta Inn and Suites, 1425 East 27th St. in Tacoma. The conference's featured speaker is Paula Stuart-Warren, GG, FMGS, FUGA and is hosted by the Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society. There are a limited number of rooms available at the La Quinta Inn at a special rate for seminar attendees. Call the La Quinta Inn at (253) 383-0146 for more information.Paula Stuart-Warren

Registration is now open by clicking here.

Conference Topics include:

  • Your Anytime Library: Success in the Virtual Stacks 
  • Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking 
  • Untrod Ground: Sources You May Not Have Encountered 
  • Controlling Chaos: Organizing Your Genealogical Material
Additional information, including the brochure and registration form, is available:  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Ewatpcgs/seminar.html
WSGS Services
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Library: WSGS has designated the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society’s library as their official repository. This is due both to the extensive holdings that YVGS has, as well as their central location. Check their holdings here.
Cemetery Project: WSGS took on the project of locating all existing cemeteries and those that have been lost in Washington. The resulting information is available here.
1910 Census Index: WSGS tackled the daunting task of indexing the state's 1910 federal census. We feel that this is the best index as it was done by Washingtonians who had a familiarity with the people and names in our state. This index is available at no cost at the Washington State Digital Archives.
Digital Archives: The Washington State Digital Archives is the nation's first archive dedicated specifically to the preservation of electronic records from both State and Local agencies that have permanent legal, fiscal or historical value.
Located in Cheney, Washington on the Eastern Washington University campus, the facility was designed from the ground up to host this technically complex program. The web interface and database storehouse were custom designed specifically for the Digital Archives to hold the unique and very important electronic records found throughout the state, and to provide simple, straight forward access to researchers.
The Digital Archives includes a state of the art research room, complete with computer research stations, a high tech presentation classroom and a world-class data center.

Puget Sound Genealogical Society
Saturday - 05/28/2016
"Mapping an Ancestor"   Geography is a discipline closely related to genealogy and a source for learning more about our ancestors. Janet Camarata will demonstrate how using geography and maps provide visual clues to help answer questions about where, ...
WSGS Board Meeting
Friday - 06/17/2016
Regularily scheduled Board Meeting. All members are welcome to attend.
WSGS Annual Conference
Saturday - 06/18/2016
Speaker will be Paula Stewart-Warren, GG, FMGS, FUGA Paula is a professional genealogist specializing in genealogical and historical research, lecturing, consulting, and writing. Her lectures, research, and consultations for individuals, societies, law firms, and Indian tribes seeking records and ...