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Wednesday, August 31 through Saturday, September 3
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)  (Conferences & Seminars)
Sprinfield Illinois

Join fellow genealogists and family historians Aug. 31—Sep. 3, 2016, at the FGS 2016 National Conference, “Time Travel: Centuries of Memories,” designed to inspire you and enrich your family history.

Hosted by the Federation of Genealogical Societies with local host Illinois State Genealogical Society in Springfield, IL, FGS 2016 brings you sessions with a wide array of offerings from many of the nation's leading family history experts, along with top international speakers from Scotland and Australia. Each day of the conference is full of sessions aimed at strengthening your research skills no matter what your level or area of expertise might be.

 For more information, visit the FGS conference website.

Tuesday, September 6
Puget Sound Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Kitsap Regional Library, 1303 Sylvan Way, Bremerton, WA 98310
"Social Media Including Facebook"
Dee Haviland Fournier shows how to use Social Media to advance your genealogy, while maintaining your privacy. Learn how to connect with family, friends, and people with similar interests. The focus will be on use of Facebook and Pinterest to advance your research.
Registration required; call 360 475-9172 or visit the Genealogy Center, Sylvan Way Library Branch. Free class.

Thursday, September 8
Eastside Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Bellevue Regional Library, Room 1, 1111 – 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Doors opening at 6:45 pm for networking
Topic:  “When It’s Time to Call in the Pros”  -   A panel of three professional researchers, who are members of APG (Association of Professional Genealogist),  will discuss the various aspects of hiring a professional.   They will cover such topics as:  where to find someone in the business, certified or not; how time is billed; a range of costs; types of research activities typically covered; Code of Ethics; do’s and don’ts.
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, September 8
Lower Columbia Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
Somerset Retirement Apt., 2025 Tibbetts Drive, Longview, WA
Program will be "Census" by Keith Pyeatt. For more information, visit the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society website.

Monday, September 12
Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Douglas County PUD Auditorium 1151 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee
Program Meeting
"Where Wenatchee Lived in 1910"
Speaker: Local educator and historian Beverly Jagla

Wednesday, September 14
Northeast Washington Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
LDS Church, Juniper Street, Colville, WA
Norma Yost, NeWGS Librarian and presenter extraordinaire will talk about th"Genealogy Do-Over" as presented in Thomas McEntee’s new bookGenealogy Do-Over. For more information, visit NeWGS's website.

Saturday, September 17
Unlocking Our National Treasures (NeWGS Fall Seminar)  (Conferences & Seminars)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Ambulance Shack (north end of Colville, WA)
The Northeast Washington Genealogical Society (NeWGS) is hosting its 2016 Fall Seminar on Saturday, September 17 at the Ambulance Shack in Colville.  Guest speaker will be Carol Buswell, Education Specialist, National Archives at Seattle. See flyer for additional information and registration.

Friday, September 23 through Saturday, September 24
Ancestry Day  (Conferences & Seminars)
Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402
Join Ancestry, Washington State Archives, Washington State Library, Legacy Washington and the Washington State Historical Society as they present Ancestry Day in Washington State, Sept 23-24, 2016.  Both novice and experienced genealogists are welcome at this event.
More information is available at their website.

Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25
Kelowna & District Genealogical Society (British Columbia)  (Conferences & Seminars)
Okanogan College Campus, Center for Learning, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna, B.C.
"Harvest Your Family Tree" 2016. Combine your vacation with a top notch genealogy conference and stretch your $$ further.  One of the largest Western Canadian genealogy conferences, 10 acclaimed speakers from the U.K., U.S. and Canada with 33 topics, huge marketplace, expert panel, speakers reception, guided historic walking tour, bushels of fabulous door prizes and raffles. 
Head north and get ready for a warm welcome!

Saturday, September 24
Puget Sound Genealogical Society  (Conferences & Seminars)
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Poulsbo Community Church, Poulsbo, WA
Puget Sound Genealogical Society is having their bi-annual seminar "A Day of Discovery" on Saturday, September 24, at the Poulsbo Community Church from 8:30am to 3:30pm.  The featured presenter is Thomas MacEntee, a well-known and popular speaker from Chicago, Illinois.  He will be presenting four topics: Internet Archive: A Gold Mine for Genealogists; Managing the Genealogy Data Monster; Mapping Your Genealogy: From A to Z and In-Between; and Successful Collateral and Cluster Searching. The registration fee is $40.00 for PSGS members and $45.00 for non-members.  The late registration fee after September 15th is an additional $5.00.  Registration fee includes a light lunch, morning and afternoon snacks and a chance to win one of more than 20 genealogy-related door prizes. There will also be a raffle of more than $500 of technology-related items. Tickets are only $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.  Jim Johnson will also bring lots of research goodies from the Heritage Quest Research Library's Bookstore. More information, or to download the brochure and registration form, go to the PSGS website:  www.pusogensoc.org/psgs/seminar2016.

Saturday, September 24
WSGS Board Meeting  (WSGS - sponsored)
9:00 am
YVGS Library 1901 S 12th Ave Union Gap
Regularily scheduled Board Meeting. All members are welcome to attend.

Monday, October 3
Monthly meeting (Kittitas Valley Genealogical Society)  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
413 N. Main Street, Ellensburg
The program will be "Using DNA to Solve a Mystery" by KVGS member Judy Clayton. For more information, visit the KVGS website.

Saturday, October 8
Autumn Quest 2016  (Conferences & Seminars)
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Emerald Queen Ballroom & Conference Center, 5580 Pacific Hwy E, Fife, WA
This annual seminar, sponsored by Heritage Quest Research Library, features nationally known speaker Curt B. Witcher, Genealogy Center Manager, Allen County Public Library in Fort  Wayne, Indiana. For more information, download the brochure below.

Thursday, October 13
Lower Columbia Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
Somerset Retirement Apt., 2025 Tibbetts Drive, Longview, WA
Program will be "Now What Options for your Genealogy" by Steven Morrison. For more information, visit the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society website.

Saturday, October 15
Whatcom Genealogical Society Fall Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
St. James Prebyterian Church, 910 14th Street, Bellingham, WA

Jill Morelli, Professional Genealogist, will speak on “Unraveling of Family Myths Using Principles of Logic,” “Top Ten Tech Tools I Really Use,” and “Women’s Birth Names: 25 Places to Look.”

Jim Johnson of Heritage Quest will speak on “Beginning Genealogy." Jim will also bring his traveling book store for fun browsing.

Monday, November 7
Monthly meeting (Kittitas Valley Genealogical Society)  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
413 N. Main Street, Ellensburg
KVGS member Erik Bakke will present the program on special censuses, such as Mortality Schedules of the U.S. federal census. For more information, visit the KVGS website.

Tuesday, December 6
Kittitas County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
6:00 pm
Methodist Church, 208 N. Ruby Street, Ellensburg, WA
The Kittitas County Genealogical Society will host its annual Christmas dinner on Monday, December 6, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Members and guests must pay about two weeks ahead. For more information, visit the KCGS website.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 through Saturday, May 13, 2017
National Genealogical Society (NGS)   (Conferences & Seminars)
Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, North Carolina
he National Genealogical Society 2017 Family History Conference will be held 10-13 May 2017 in the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North Carolina. The convention center is located in the Fayetteville Street district. This area of the city features a large number of restaurants that offer dining experiences ranging from casual to upscale. A few blocks north of the convention center is the Capital District, which includes the State Archives, the State Library, the North Carolina Museum of History, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and the Capitol building.
Visit  the NGS website for more information.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 through Saturday, August 19, 2017
Northwest Genealogy Conference  (Conferences & Seminars)
Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington, WA
The theme of the 4th annual Northwest Genealogy Conference is "Where Does Your Story Begin?" Kenyatta Berry, one of the hosts of the PBS hit "Genealogy Roadshow," will be one of the many outstanding presenters. Registration is open by visiting the NWGC website.