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Tuesday, August 4
Puget Sound Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton
Free Class:
"An Introduction to Genealogy Sources". Come join us as Jerri McCoy teaches us about
a myriad of source categories, examples and their value for your genealogy research.
 Documentation is a way of recording the who, what, when and where of an event or
situation.  Class size is limited to 24 participants.  Preregistration is required
by calling (360) 475-9172 or visiting the Genealogy Center in the Sylvan Way
Library.  Bring note-taking materials.


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
 


Thursday, August 13
Lower Columbia Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
7:00 pm
Somerset Retirement Apts., 2025 Tibbetts Drive, Longview, Washington.
General Meeting: "Adoption: Here I am, but just where did I come from?" by Darlene Wilson


Saturday, August 22
Puget Sound Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton
Free Class:
"Georgia - State genealogy Resources"
 
Join Jackie Horton as she helps us discover the history of the state of Georgia,
including migration patterns and timelines of important events, and learn where to
find vital records and which resources are available through online database
collections.  Bring note-taking materials and laptops are optional.  Class size is
limited to 24 participants.  Please pre-register by calling (360) 475-9172 or by
visiting the Genealogy Center in the Sylvan Way Library.
 
Free Class:  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.
 
"Illinois - State Genealogy Resources"
 
Join us as Ann Northcutt helps us to discover the history of the state of Illinois,
including timelines of important events, migration patterns, and learn which
resources such as vital records may be available through online database
collections.  Bring note-taking material and a laptop is optional. Class is limited
to 24 participants.  Register in advance by visiting us in the Genealogy Center at
the Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton or calling (360) 475-9172.
 


Wednesday, August 26
Puget Sound Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Sylvan Way Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton
Free Genealogy Program
 
"Jewish Genealogy". Steve Louis, secretary of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Washington State, will present information on some of the basics of Jewish
genealogy, including how to navigate through obstacles such as a lack of paper
trails and surnames, foreign towns, unusual spellings and DNA testing issues.
Following this program will be the Puget Sound Genealogical Societies general
meeting.  You are welcome to attend.
 



Saturday, September 26
WSGS Board Meeting  (State Society)
9:00 am
YVGS Library 1901 S 12th Ave Union Gap



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)
 
 FALL SEMINAR
“THE FAMILY HISTORY DETECTIVE: FINDING SOLUTIONS TO YOUR TOUGHEST RESEARCH PROBLEMS”
 
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