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Tuesday, May 3
Puget Sound Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sylvan Way Library 1301 Sylvan Way Bremerton, WA 98310
Does your line include early immigrants to Colonial America? Jim Johnson will talk about the available resources to trace ancestors who came to Colonial America before 1640. Jim, who comes to us from Heritage Quest in Sumner, will suggest tips to locate passengers lists, other early sources, and will have information on heritage societies available to those who have ancestors arriving during the time. There is no charge for the class.

Registration required: call (360) 475-9172, or visit the Genealogy Center, Sylvan Way Library, Bremerton. Bring note-taking materials; laptops optional.

Saturday, May 7
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
10:00 am
YVGS Library 1901 S 12th Ave Union Gap
Program: Genealogical Resources in the Yakima Valley Regional Library

Monday, May 9
Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State  (Local Society)
6:30 pm
LDS Factoria Building 4200 124th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98006
The  proudly presents two speakers:
·  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., for all to enjoy the extensive JGSWS Library and Family History Center’s genealogical resources!
·  Both presentations start promptly at 7:15 p.m.
·  FREE Wi-Fi and FREE access to for-fee genealogical websites available
·  Free admission and refreshments
For more information, please go to:  http://www.jgsws.org

Tuesday, May 10
Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Bates Technical College, South Campus, Building E, 2201 South 78th St., Tacoma.
Do you have a brick wall that you need help with?  Dusty Gorman will lead a brainstorming session that will hopefully help give you another idea on where to look.  Join us at 6 and to get some help, or to help someone with their brick wall.
Then after a short business meeting, Jean Fisher will be presenting an overview of how to use Find My Past, Tacoma Public Library’s newest online genealogy resource, thanks to the Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society! Find My Past provides access to an ever-expanding collection of over 2 billion historical records. With especially strong in coverage in Ireland, England and Scotland, it also includes thousands of records from Canada and the United States.  You’ll find parish and census records, vital records, military records, and enhanced access to PERSI (the PERiodical Source Index). I’ll also demonstrate how to create a free account to save your research and build a family tree. Find My Past is available for free in-library use at all Tacoma Public Library locations through the generous support of the Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society.
TPCGS monthly meetings are held September - May at Bates Technical College, South Campus, Building E, 2201 South 78th St., Tacoma.  Meetings are from 6pm - 9pm.  In between the two talks, there will be a short business meeting along with a social time and light refreshments.  Find more information at www.tpcgs.org

Thursday, May 12
Eastside Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Bellevue Regional Library, Room 1, 1111 – 110th Ave NE, Bellevue
Topic:  “Discover Yourself at the Discovery Center” - Representatives from the newest family history center will be here to tell us about this exciting multimedia Discovery Center.  Designed to interest all ages, including your grandchildren, you can learn the origin of your name, see where your family migrated from on a large touch screen map, and record stories in the state of the art recording booths.  Bring a thumb drive to take your stories home and share them with others.  This unique Discovery Center is free and open to the public by appointment.  EGS has reserved the entire Center for a May 19th field trip at 6-8 pm.  Sign up at our May 12th meeting to join this field trip.
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/ 

Saturday, May 21
Seattle Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
Fairview Christian School located at 844 NE 78th St, Seattle, WA
Spring Seminar
Speaker: William Dollarhide, nationally recognized genealogical lecturer and award winning author, featuring his latest book “Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era”.
Spring Seminar Topics:
  • American Migration Routes, 1750-1800. 
  • Civil War Genealogy. resources and examples of each are divided into state sources and national sources. Based on Dollarhide’s latest book, Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era.
  • You Know About Census Records, But What About Census Substitutes? 
  • Finding Living Relatives Online

Friday, June 17
WSGS Board Meeting  (State Society)
To Be Announced
Regularily scheduled Board Meeting. All members are welcome to attend.

Saturday, June 18
WSGS Annual Conference  (State Society)
La Quinta Inn and Suites, 1425 East 27th St, Tacoma
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 advice has taken her to many states, courthouses, archives, historical societies, and libraries.
She is the intermediate Course Coordinator for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh and teaches in other courses at both institutes. She has lectured at National Genealogical Society and Federation of Genealogical Societies conferences since 1993, and in many states and Canada on a variety of topics.
A former officer of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Past President of the Northland Chapter of APG, and former board member of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, she serves on the Board of Directors of FGS. She co-chaired the FGS 2001, 2011, and 2013 conferences. Among the publications she has written for are the former Ancestry Magazine, FGS FORUM, NGS Magazine, NGSQ, FamilyTree Magazine, and was co-author of Your Guide to the Family History Library. She currently has her own blog at GenealogybyPaula.com.
Your Anytime Library: Success in the Virtual Stacks
Rather research than count sheep? Peruse books at any hour without starting the car or breaking into the library? County, town, and family histories, record abstracts, and more await. Digitized, photocopied, excerpted, abstracted, OCRd, and indexed books provide a strong likelihood of success via your computer and that medium called the Internet. Add newspapers, documents, family trees, pension records, periodicals, and more to the accessible items and you might be housebound for days (months?). During this session we will concentrate on books. Finding books online might be as simple as typing the title in your favorite search engine and enclosing it in quotation marks. Your search engine (i.e. Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc) is your best friend. The majority of the material listed in the handout for this lecture are links to FREE sites.
Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking
How many genealogists have heard that great-grandpa traversed this nation as he worked for the railroad? For which railroad did he work? Where did it run? Are there railroad records still extant which may tell us something about his ancestry or where he later went? This lecture addresses these questions. Visuals and references demonstrate the wealth of historical materials available all across the U.S. When this lecture is over you will know where to turn to find out more about the railroad, its records, and how to determine current day access to the records.
Untrod Ground: Sources You May Not Have Encountered
Genealogical guidebooks often repeat each other in the sources they teach us about. However, there are many other useful sources. You may already know about some of these – but have you actually used them? Genealogical problem solving involves the creative use of sources that many neglect to use. Resources related to occupation, religion, poor ancestors, traveling companions, and records beyond death are filled with family data.
Controlling Chaos: Organizing Your Genealogical Materials
How tall are the stacks of your genealogical materials and in how many rooms are your papers and books stored? Is it time you made sense of your materials, organized them so they can be found, and determined what is important to keep handy? How should you store your important materials? Just starting your research? Why not organize sensibly from the beginning? Too far past the beginning? This session will help you deal with these questions, and also provide easy tips to help keep you on top of your organization. Whether you use electronic, paper, or a combination of methods, consistency is the clue. Specific examples will help the understanding of how common sense organizing actually can be. We’ll even discuss some lazy day methods to keep you on top of your filing.

Saturday, July 2
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
10:00 am
YVGS Library 1901 S 12th Ave Union Gap
Program: Putting Flesh on the Bones with Richard Kyle.

Saturday, September 24
Puget Sound Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
Poulsbo, Wa
                    SAVE THE DATE!
September 24, 2016  Poulsbo, WA 
Thomas MacEntee Genealogy Seminar
Hosted by Puget Sound Genealogical Society
            More information to follow later.

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