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Friday, September 23 through Saturday, September 24
Ancestry Day  (Conferences & Seminars)
Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402
Join Ancestry, Washington State Archives, Washington State Library, Legacy Washington and the Washington State Historical Society as they present Ancestry Day in Washington State, Sept 23-24, 2016.  Both novice and experienced genealogists are welcome at this event.
 
More information is available at their website.
 
 


Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25
Kelowna & District Genealogical Society (British Columbia)  (Conferences & Seminars)
Okanogan College Campus, Center for Learning, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna, B.C.
"Harvest Your Family Tree" 2016. Combine your vacation with a top notch genealogy conference and stretch your $$ further.  One of the largest Western Canadian genealogy conferences, 10 acclaimed speakers from the U.K., U.S. and Canada with 33 topics, huge marketplace, expert panel, speakers reception, guided historic walking tour, bushels of fabulous door prizes and raffles. 
 
Head north and get ready for a warm welcome!


Saturday, September 24
Swedish Genealogy Tour - Tacoma  (Conferences & Seminars)
Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University, 2180 Park Ave. S., Tacoma
SwedGen Tour 2016 is making 3 stops in the Oregon/Washington area this fall: Portland on Sept. 20, Tacoma on Sept. 24 and Seattle on Sept. 25. See the informational flyer for more information or visit www.swedgen.se


Saturday, September 24
Puget Sound Genealogical Society  (Conferences & Seminars)
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Poulsbo Community Church, Poulsbo, WA
Puget Sound Genealogical Society is having their bi-annual seminar "A Day of Discovery" on Saturday, September 24, at the Poulsbo Community Church from 8:30am to 3:30pm.  The featured presenter is Thomas MacEntee, a well-known and popular speaker from Chicago, Illinois.  He will be presenting four topics: Internet Archive: A Gold Mine for Genealogists; Managing the Genealogy Data Monster; Mapping Your Genealogy: From A to Z and In-Between; and Successful Collateral and Cluster Searching. The registration fee is $40.00 for PSGS members and $45.00 for non-members.  The late registration fee after September 15th is an additional $5.00.  Registration fee includes a light lunch, morning and afternoon snacks and a chance to win one of more than 20 genealogy-related door prizes. There will also be a raffle of more than $500 of technology-related items. Tickets are only $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.  Jim Johnson will also bring lots of research goodies from the Heritage Quest Research Library's Bookstore. More information, or to download the brochure and registration form, go to the PSGS website:  www.pusogensoc.org/psgs/seminar2016.


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


Sunday, September 25
Swedish Genealogy Tour -- Seattle  (Conferences & Seminars)
Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle
SwedGen Tour 2016 is making 3 stops in the Oregon/Washington area this fall: Portland on Sept. 20, Tacoma on Sept. 24 and Seattle on Sept. 25. See the informational flyer for more information or visit www.swedgen.se


Wednesday, September 28
Puget Sound Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Poulsbo Community Church 651 Finn Hill Road NW Poulsbo, Washington
The Puget Sound Genealogical is pleased to present noted Genealogist and Speaker, Thomas MacEntee, to make this truly A Day of Genealogical Discovery. Thomas will give four talks to expand our research skills and goals. Included  in the ticket price is lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, numerous genealogy themed door prizes, and a chance to win an amazing raffle basket.
Cost: $45.00 for Society members; $50.00 for all others. Registration required. For registration information, visit our website: pusogensoc.org/seminar2016; or call our Genealogy Center, 360 475-9172.
 


Puget Sound Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way,
"Pledging Allegiance--the Paper Trail to Naturalizations"
 
 Join us to hear Evelyn Roehl speak on finding the names of our immigrant ancestors in the paperwork they presented, validating their commitment to the ideals of the United States. This talk will include a full array of Naturalization sources and resources, including ancestors' Oaths of Allegiance and their Declarations to become a Citizen. Visitors are welcome to remain the business meeting of the Puget Sound Genealogical Society.
 



Saturday, October 1
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Mt Olive Lutheran Church 7809 Tieton
Annual Fall Workshop. Classes & Registration formas can be found at yvgs.net.


Saturday, October 1 through Saturday, October 22
Beginning Genealogy - Skagit Valley Genealogical Society   (Trainings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Avenue, Burlington, WA
SVGS will present a workshop consisting of four 2-hr classes covering topics of  “How to begin?”,  “How to organize your materials?”,  “How to find information that has been hidden from you for years?” These workshops will not be just a series of lectures. Each presentation will be a hands on journey in researching your family history.  Emphasis will be on precise detective-like procedures to find the information needed to complete the puzzle of  “Who do you think you are?”  These classes will be held on a Saturday from 10 am to Noon on October 1, 8, 15 and 22. For registration information, visit the SVGS website


Monday, October 3
Monthly meeting (Kittitas Valley Genealogical Society)  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
413 N. Main Street, Ellensburg
The program will be "Using DNA to Solve a Mystery" by KVGS member Judy Clayton. For more information, visit the KVGS website.


Tuesday, October 4
Puget Sound Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way,
"Ellen Wachubby: A Choctaw Family Case Study"
 
Free class
 
Please join us for this case study presented by Jewell Lorenz Dunn. To supplement Native American Tribal Census, we will learn how to use  records from the Choctaw and Chickasaw Tribes and the Dawes Commission, along with non-tribal records to build a pedigree. The importance of using court documents, field cards, and affidavits  to support relationships will be shared.
 


Saturday, October 8
Autumn Quest 2016  (Conferences & Seminars)
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Emerald Queen Ballroom & Conference Center, 5580 Pacific Hwy E, Fife, WA
This annual seminar, sponsored by Heritage Quest Research Library, features nationally known speaker Curt B. Witcher, Genealogy Center Manager, Allen County Public Library in Fort  Wayne, Indiana. For more information, download the brochure below.
 


Thursday, October 13
Lower Columbia Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
Somerset Retirement Apt., 2025 Tibbetts Drive, Longview, WA
Program will be "Now What Options for your Genealogy" by Steven Morrison. For more information, visit the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society website.


Thursday, October 13
Eastside Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Bellevue Regional Library, Room 1, 1111 – 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Topic:  “It’s Show and Tell Night”  –  Members will tell about their most interesting deceased relative and show some items related to their family history.  Come enjoy some very interesting stories and learn more about genealogy.
 
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, October 15
Seattle Genealogical Society Fall Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
8:00 am
Seattle Genealogical Society's Fall Seminar will feature author Emily Aulicino, well-known expert on DNA and genealogy. For more information, visit the SGS website


Saturday, October 15
Whatcom Genealogical Society Fall Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
St. James Prebyterian Church, 910 14th Street, Bellingham, WA
The Whatcom Genealogicall Society is sponsoring their Fall Seminar on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Presenters include Jim Johnson and Jill Morelli. For more information, visit the WGS website.


Saturday, October 15
Genealogical Forum of Oregon Fall Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
NEW LOCATION: The Milwaukee Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie, Oregon
Acclaimed professional genealogist D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, will present:
  • The Web, the World and YOU! (Advanced Internet Researching)
  • Evaluating and Documenting Online Sources
  • Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the United States between 1780 and 1830
  • Putting it Together: a Case Study
For more information, visit the GFO website



Saturday, November 5
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
10:00 am
YVGS Library 1901 S 12th Ave Union Gap
General Meeting followed by Program: Accessing State Archives & Librairies Online with Richard Kyle.


Monday, November 7
Monthly meeting (Kittitas Valley Genealogical Society)  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm
413 N. Main Street, Ellensburg
KVGS member Erik Bakke will present the program on special censuses, such as Mortality Schedules of the U.S. federal census. For more information, visit the KVGS website.


Friday, November 11
Veterans' Day Ceremony (Sons of the American Revolution)  (Special events)
10:00 am
Main chapel at Sunset Hills Memorial Park Cemetery, Bellevue, WA
The Cascade Centennial Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution are hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, November 11, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.  The ceremony will be conducted in the main chapel at Sunset Hills Memorial Park Cemetery in Bellevue, Washington. As a partner in the Department of Defense 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War, the Chapter will be honoring all veterans, but granting particular honors to those who served during the Vietnam War. They will receive the DoD Vietnam War lapel pin, and a letter from President Obama. For more information, contact Gregory D.Lucas, President, Cascade Centennial Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution. 



Saturday, December 3
Yakima Valley Geneaogical Society  (Local society meetings)
10:00 am
YVGS Library 1901 S 12th Ave Union Gap
Annual Christmas Party. Members and guests are encouraged to bring traditional family holiday food items.


Tuesday, December 6
Kittitas County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
6:00 pm
Methodist Church, 208 N. Ruby Street, Ellensburg, WA
The Kittitas County Genealogical Society will host its annual Christmas dinner on Monday, December 6, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Members and guests must pay about two weeks ahead. For more information, visit the KCGS website.



Saturday, January 7, 2017
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
YVGS Library 1901 S 12th Ave Union Gap
General Meeting follwed by Program: Immigration Policies with Judy Schuster.



Saturday, February 4, 2017
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
10:00 am
YVGS Library 1901 S 12th Ave Union Gap
General Meeting followed by Program: Copyright vs Plagiarism with Sue Ericksen.



Saturday, March 4, 2017
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
10:00 am
YVGS Library 1901 S 12th Ave Union Gap
General Meeting followed by Program: Facebook & Genealogical Research with Chris Cook.



Saturday, April 1, 2017
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
10:00 am
YVGS Library 1901 S 12th Ave Union Gap
General Meeting followed by Program: Homestead Records Online wth Richard Kyle.


Saturday, April 22, 2017
Skagit Valley Genealogical Society Spring Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
Details will be forthcoming. Visit the SVGS website


Saturday, April 22, 2017
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society  (Conferences & Seminars)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Mt Olive Lutheran Church 7809 Tieton
Annual Seminar with Jay Fonkert.
Topics will be: 1. Genealogy Detective Skills - Following Clues from the Census
                      2. Finding Your Pre-1850 American Ancestors
                      3. Why Were They There?
                      4. Who's on First? Merging & Separating Identities in Family History Research.
 
Please watch the YVGS website after the first of the year for additional information and registration form at yvgs.net.
 
 


Saturday, April 29, 2017
Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society Spring Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
To be determined
The Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society will host Judy Russell at their annual Spring Seminar on April 29, 2017. Details will be forthcoming on the TPCGS website.



Saturday, May 13, 2017 through Saturday, May 13, 2017
National Genealogical Society (NGS)   (Conferences & Seminars)
Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, North Carolina
he National Genealogical Society 2017 Family History Conference will be held 10-13 May 2017 in the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North Carolina. The convention center is located in the Fayetteville Street district. This area of the city features a large number of restaurants that offer dining experiences ranging from casual to upscale. A few blocks north of the convention center is the Capital District, which includes the State Archives, the State Library, the North Carolina Museum of History, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and the Capitol building.
 
Visit  the NGS website for more information.
 
 



Wednesday, August 16, 2017 through Saturday, August 19, 2017
Northwest Genealogy Conference  (Conferences & Seminars)
Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington, WA
The theme of the 4th annual Northwest Genealogy Conference is "Where Does Your Story Begin?" Kenyatta Berry, one of the hosts of the PBS hit "Genealogy Roadshow," will be one of the many outstanding presenters. Registration is open by visiting the NWGC website.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017 through Saturday, September 2, 2017
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)  (Conferences & Seminars)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylania
For more information, visit the FGS website.