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Thursday, February 11
Eastside Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Bellevue Regional Library, Room 1, 1111 – 110th Ave NE, Bellevue
Topic:  “HistoryLines.com – A Story for Every Ancestor”.  User, Glen McNay, will show the features of this website, which allows you to create an interactive timeline, follow an ancestor’s migration history on an interactive map, explore the lifestyle of your ancestors and more. History Lines currently includes information from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, US, Canada, Denmark, Germany, France, Poland, and Sweden, for 1600-1950.
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/ 

Monday, March 14
Lewis County Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Bethel Assembly of God Church,132 Kirkland Road, Chehalis, WA 98532
Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast, Northern Ireland
“Researching Your Scots-Irish Ancestors”
Many people believe that researching Irish ancestors is impossible because of the destruction of the Public Record Office in 1922. While many records were destroyed, others survived and have come online in recent years.  Join experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation to learn how to get the most out of Irish resources and records, gain strategies for breaking down brick walls, and grasp important historical context that may help fill in gaps in your research. Whether you are just beginning your Irish research or have been at it for years, you won’t want to miss this workshop!
Although the Foundation is based in Northern Ireland, the information presented will be of interest no matter where in Ireland your ancestors came from.

Complete information and a conference brochure are available at www.walcgs.org
The Lewis County Genealogical Society
PO Box 782, Chehalis, WA  98532-0782
www.walcgs.org     wa.lcgs@hotmail.com

Saturday, March 26
Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island  (Local Society)
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Useless Bay Country Club, 5725 So. Country Club Lane, Langley, WA
Spring Seminar:

“ Emigration and Immigration”
Speaker: Gary Zimmerman, President, Fiske Genealogy Library
Background: 300 Years of New Arrivals to American Shores
British Isles and Canada
German Immigration
Scandinavian Arrivals: Starting Anew in a Strange Land

Saturday, April 2
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society  (Local Society)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Mt Olive Lutheran Church 7809 Dr Yakima
Annual Spring Seminar:
Featuring Kelvin Meyers, one of the country's foremost forensic genealogist and first time speaking in Washington State
Topics: Tax Records or Why Did Scarlett Make a Dress Out of Her Mother's Dress
            The Hand That Rocked the Cradle Could Rule the World
            Who Cares Who Their Neighbors Were? You Do! That's Who!
            Scallywags, Rogues, and Ruffs: All those Ancestors We Don't Talk About
Details and registration form will be avaliable at yvgs.net

Friday, April 29 through Saturday, April 30
WSGS Board Meeting  (State Society)
YVGS Library 1901 S 12th Ave Union Gap
Regularily scheduled Board Meeting and Annual Retreat. All members are welcome to attend.

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 Paul Stewart-Warren.
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, 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.