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Saturday, February 7
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
10:00 am
YVGS Library 1901 S 12th Ave Union Gap
General Meeting: Land Records presented by Pat Bundy.

Thursday, February 12
Eastside Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Bellevue Regional Library, Room 1, 1111 – 110th Ave NE, Bellevue
How DNA Can Help Your Family Tree Research
Dr. Maurice Gleeson, via YouTube videos, will explain the 3 different types of DNA testing and share interesting case studies which will help you understand how to use DNA testing to advance your research and break down some brick walls.  Dr Gleeson is a medical doctor in London, England and runs several DNA projects. 
Also see our website for FREE genealogical help and other Special Interest Group meetings. Visitors are always welcome at all meetings.

Thursday, February 12
Lower Columbia Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
7:00 pm
Somerset Retirement Apts., 2025 Tibbetts Drive, Longview, Washington.
General Meeting - Visitors Welcome  “Clues to Finding Females” by Cindy Webb

Saturday, February 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
Beginning Scandinavian Research
This program will present an overview of the available genealogical resources
for Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Societal norms of each country related
to naming practices, immigration patterns and class structure will be compared
and contrasted. Jill has traced her Danish and Swedish lines for 10 years and
discovered an unknown Norwegian ancestor on her Danish side her father
did not acknowledge. Finland and Iceland are not included in the presentation.
Presented by Jill Morelli
Programs are free and open to the public.

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
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.

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, April 25
Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island  (Local Society)
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Dancing Fish Farmhouse, Freeland, WA
GSSWI Seminar - April 25, 2015 The seminar speaker will be Bill Dollarhide
whose background is given below. The 2015 Seminar will include four separate
genealogical sessions. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the seminar
concludes at 4:30 p.m. Registration cost for the entire day is $50.00 (U.S.),
and includes the four sessions, morning snack, and tea and coffee all day long
in a beautiful and comfortable setting. On-site hot lunch is also available for
$12.00. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.
You can download the registration form at: www.gsswi.org

Saturday, May 9
Seattle Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
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

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.

Saturday, October 17 through Sunday, October 18
Seattle Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
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