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Wednesday, May 25
Puget Sound Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton, WA 98310
"On-Site Research Far or Near? Planning for Success"
The Puget Sound Genealogy Society's program preceding the monthly meeting is "On-Site Research Far or Near? Planning for Success", given by Janet Camarata. She will explore strategies to plan and organize a research trip, including packing tips, suggestions for a research plan, collecting and recording information as you find it during your trip. When you return with notes, scans, copies and photos, ideas for organizing your research will be presented. Janet will also give technical tips and tools in using digital equipment to insure a successful family genealogy research trip.
Visitors are most welcome to attend the program and to remain for the monthly meeting that follows, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 28
Puget Sound Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton, WA 98310
"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, how far, and what is nearby. Learn how maps can focus research, locate property, identify lost place names, solve family mysteries and identify jurisdictions to write for records.
Registration is required: call 360 475-9172 or stop by the Genealogy Center, Sylvan Way branch of Kitsap Regional Library.

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
A Day of Discovery with Thomas MacEntee
For more information, visit the PSGS website.

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.