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Thursday, April 2
Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
6:00 pm
Bates Technical College, South Campus, 2201 South 78th St, Tacoma
Does Tacoma Have Its Own Museum?
Yes, we do.  Join us on April 2 to learn all about it at Tacoma Pierce
County Genealogical Society's meeting with local author and history buff Deb
Freedman.  Visitors are always welcome.
Deb will present a program highlighting the local history resources
available at the Tacoma Historical Society's new museum.  Located at 919
Pacific Avenue in the historic Provident Building, the free museum offers
changing exhibits every four months. The new facility includes a research
area with city directories, books and photos, and over 500 volumes of bound
Tacoma newspapers.  Deb serves on the Board of the Tacoma Historical Society
and the Heritage League of Pierce County.
Dusty Gorman will talk about the 2015 Rootstech Expo Hall at 6pm. Rootstech
is a yearly gathering exploring and explaining the latest technological
developments in family history research.  There will be a door prize; arrive
by 6pm to be eligible. 
Mark your calendar for Thursday, April 2nd. 
Find more information at  <http://www.tpcgs.org> www.tpcgs.org

Thursday, April 9
Eastside Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
6:30 pm
Bellevue Regional Library, Room 1, 1111 – 110th Ave NE, Bellevue
Topic:  The "Push" and the "Pull":  Decision-Making of the 19th Century Emigrant
Speaker:  Jill Morelli is a professional genealogist who has traced her Scandinavian and German families for over 30 years.  She now lectures and writes on her family's ethnic groups, methodologies for successful problem-solving and general topics of interest.  She blogs regularly at "Genealogy Certification: A Personal Journey." (http://genealogycertification.wordpress.com).  In 2014 and 2015, she attended SLIG (Advanced Methodogies & Advanced Practicum) and is a graduate of ProGen.  Currently, Jill is the Publications Director for the Seattle Genealogical Society and the Puget Sound chapter representative for the Association of Professional Genealogists. Jill is an architect and works for the UW School of Medicine.
About the Program: Why did our ancestors risk everything to come to this country? What were their motivations?  Learn the Px4 approach to understanding the complexity inherent in the "push" and "pull" approach to emigration. Multiple case Studies will be studied for motivations.
Also see our website for FREE genealogical help and other Special Interest Group meetings. Visitors are always welcome at all meetings.  www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wakcegs/ 

Thursday, April 9
Lower Columbia Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
7:00 pm
Somerset Retirement Apts., 2025 Tibbetts Drive, Longview, Washington.
General Meeting - Visitors Welcome
“The Military Life of Joshua Bates” by Joanne Enders & J D Ott

Saturday, April 25
Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
LaQuinta Inns and Suites, 1425 East 27th St, Tacoma, WA.
Connie Lenzen, CG, will speak at  Spring Seminar 2015.
Her topics will be:
Break Down Brick Walls with Evidence Analysis;
Probate Research: Follow the Money . . . . ;
Proving a Maternal Line When Grandma Didn't Tell Us Her Parents' Names;
Lost Parents: Adoption Research and Finding Other Missing Persons.  
Additional information can be found on our website at

Saturday, May 9
Seattle Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
9:00 am
Greenwood Senior Center 525 N 85th Street, Seattle
Speaker: C. Lynn Andersen, Accredited Genealogist (ICAPGen) in Mid-South states (Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia)
Topics:       - An Overview of Internet Resources for the Mid-South States
- Internet Resources for Mid-South States Will and Probate Records
- Finding and Using Land Records Online to Solve Mid-South States Research Problems
- A Look at Colonial Land Records from the Mid-South States

Thursday, May 14
Lower Columbia Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
7:00 pm
Somerset Retirement Apts., 2025 Tibbetts Drive, Longview, Washington.
General Meeting - Visitors Welcome
“Church Records of England, Wales & Scotland” by R. Halliday


Saturday, June 6
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
11:00 am
To Be Announced
Annual Summer Picnic/Potluck.

Saturday, June 27
WSGS Annual Conference  (State Society)
Ellensburg, Washington.
Daivid Rencher will be the all day speaker.

Thursday, August 13 through Saturday, August 15
Northwest Genealogy Conference 2015 - Hosted by SVGS  (Other)
Byrnes Performing Arts Center 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. Arlington, WA
The annual Northwest Genealogy Conference is dedicated to bringing high quality, national level genealogical education to the Pacific Northwest.  NwGC is also committed to supporting local experts and speakers with our incredible venue. The 2015 conference will build upon our success in 2014.
Headline Speakers are CeCe Moore, Judy G. Russell and Angela Packer McGhie
NwGC will be offering: 3 full days of classes; Options to purchase individual days; More nationally and internationally renowned speakers; An improved syllabus; More vendors
Thursday August 13th:  Angela Packer McGhie; Cyndi Ingle; Reed Powell; Linda Harms Okazaki; Luana Darby  MLIS; Lisa Louise Cooke; Angie Bush  MS (Biotechnology)
Friday August 14th: CeCe Moore; Cari Taplin; Elissa Scalise Powell CGSM, CGLSM; Steven W Morrison  MPA; Cyndi Ingle; Michelle Goodrum; Luana Darby MLIS; Lisa Louise Cooke; Angie Bush
Saturday August 15th: Judy G. Russell JD, CGSM, CGLSM; Jill Morelli; Janice C Lovelace PhD; Sara Scribner MLIS, CGSM; Janice Sellers; Janet Camarata; Jean Wilcox Hibben PhD, MA, CGSM; Cari Taplin; Elissa Scalise Powell CGSM, CGLSM
Registration opens April 15th at www.NwGC.org

Saturday, October 17 through Sunday, October 18
Seattle Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
9:00 am
Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 Northwest 67th Street, Seattle (in Ballard)
Speaker: Dr. Thomas W. Jones, CG, CGL, Co-Editor of National Genealogical Society Quarterly, past APG board member, BCG trustee and president, teacher at BU, IGHR, and SLIG, author of the recently published book Mastering Genealogical Proof
Topics:  October 17, 2015 (seminar)
- Can a Complex Research Problem Be Solved Solely Online?
- Five Ways to Prove Who Your Ancestor Was (Some Reliable and Others Not Reliable)
- Inferential Genealogy: Deducing Ancestors’ Identities Indirectly
- Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Ancestor
October 18, 2015 (special classes)
- Developing Research Questions and Hypotheses: Planning an Exhaustive Search
- Special Problems: Finding Immigrant and Migrant Origins