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Monday, March 2
Kittitas County Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
7:00 pm
413 N. Main St Ellensburg WA
We'll hear more about June 26-27 WA State Convention (for first time ever) in
Program is by our newsletter editor Janet Camarata, a very lively and informative
On Mortality, Employment, Agriculture Etc.
(~why does it say your family was worth $5000?)

Monday, March 9
Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Douglas County PUD Auditorium 1151 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee
Program Meeting
"The Dakota War of 1862: Death of a Dream"
Speaker: Pastor Paul Lundborg
"Death of a Dream" is in italics because that's the title of the
book he wrote about his family's experiences.

Tuesday, March 10
Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Arlington Free Methodist Church, 730 East Highland Drive, Arlington.
Even though more are being added daily, BILLIONS of important Federal
Government documents are NOT yet available online.  Some of these paper
documents could be very important for your particular family or
community history project.  Come learn how and where to search for them.
  You will also leave with a better understanding of archival research in
general. Hold copies of primary sources and working finding aids in your
Carol Buswell has been the Education Specialist for the National
Archives at Seattle for the past 10 years, which holds 41,000 cubic feet
of permanently valuable Federal Ggovernment documents from Washington,
Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska.   She also has worked as a sixth grade
teacher, published author, public speaker, small scale publisher, and
bookstore owner.   She writes and speaks about the National Archives,
American Indian history, genealogy, and topics in Education.  She holds
degrees in Elementary Education, Fine Arts, and American Indian Studies.

Thursday, March 12
Lower Columbia Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
7:00 pm
Somerset Retirement Apts., 2025 Tibbetts Drive, Longview, Washington.
General Meeting - Visitors Welcome
“When a Nephew is a Granddaughter . . . What you Know Can Hurt You” by Pam Vestal

Saturday, March 21
South King County Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Kent, 11420 SE 248th St., Kent
FamilySearch Family Tree
Many new possibilities have been developed in the last few years
for genealogists interested in recording their family trees online.
One of the biggest and most comprehensive ones is the wiki based
program called FamilySearch which just launched in November 2013.
It's really quite amazing. I have been doing genealogy for over fifty
years and I never wanted to put my information online until I was
introduced to this program. Now I'm hooked.
Come find out what it is all about and whether it might be something
you would be interested in. Some advanced information will also be
covered for those of you who are already registered in the program.
Q and A time will be included.
Presented by Lou Daly
Programs are free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 28
Olympia Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Olympia
Spring Seminar: High Definition Genealogy
Speaker Thomas MacEntee
Topics will be:
  • Genealogy - The Future is Now!
  • Google for Genealogists
  • Social Networking: New Horizons for Genealogists
  • After You're Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research

Saturday, March 28
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Mt Olive Lutheran Church 7809 Tieton Dr Yakima
Irish Research. Presenters Fintan Mullan & Gillian Hunt from
the Ulster Historical Foundation in Ireland.

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