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Saturday, February 24
African American Family History Event  (Conferences & Seminars)
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Tacoma Family History Center, 1102 S Pearl St.
This year's event features local retired educator Willie Stewart, the keynote speaker and our main speaker is Thom Reed, director of African Heritage Initiatives and Deputy Chief Genealogical Officer, Familysearch.org., FamilySearch International who will bring lots of materials with him and will be presenting the Top 10 Ways to do African American Research.
An authentic Southern luncheon is provided along with:
  • Oral History recording opportunities
  • African American Youth Family History Rotating classes - planned for by local African American Youth and taught by local African American Youth
  • Opportunity for question and answer time with Thom Reed 
  • Connection Stations - local volunteers helping attendees with their Family History Research one on one
  • Partner Organization Informational Tables, staffed or static, to invite attendees to join in new organizations.
This is a free event.
Our website shows previous years recorded presentations as well as speaking to this year's event  https://www.tacomaaafhe.com/

Monday, February 26
Genealogy Chat  (Special Interest Group)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The South King County Genealogical Society is hosting its Genealogy Chat special interest group. Meet up and chat about genealogy subjects and topics. We have no agenda; we just like one another! Register in advance: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUud-uqpzoiGtEMxlqDBQ_fUeS8oZjScF71. Go to https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society for meeting link, discussion and meeting reminders.

Tuesday, February 27
DNA  (Special Interest Group)
7:00 pm

The Tacoma-Pierce County DNA special interest group will be reading "Your DNA Guide" by Diahan Southard. This month we will begin with the first 20 pages.

 If you are not a member of TPCGS and wish to attend, please email info@tpcgs.org for the Zoom link.

Wednesday, February 28 through Saturday, March 2
RootsTech 2024  (Conferences & Seminars)
Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
RootsTech 2024 will be held February 29 – March 2, 2024, both in-person in Salt Lake City Utah and virtually.  Registration opens September 18 at rootstech.org. The first 1,000 registrants will receive a special limited-edition pin! 
RootsTech is the premier event to celebrate your heritage and other meaningful connections through a deeper understanding of family history and genealogy. Discover your story at RootsTech 2024!  For more information, visit the Rootstech website.

Wednesday, February 28
FamilyBrowse: Searching for Unindexed Records on FamilySearch.org  (Trainings)
10:00 am to 11:15 am
The Fiske Genealogical Library is sponsoring "FamilyBrowse: Searching for Unindexed Records on FamilySearch.org" with Mary Roddy. FamilySearch.org has millions of images on its website, many of which are unindexed and not searchable.  But if you know how to get into the catalog and browse around, you can find images of birth and death certificates, naturalization papers, deeds, wills, estate inventories and more.  And FamilySearch is adding more and more such images every month.  To take advantage of this ever-increasing bounty, it’s important to know how to find these types of records. 
For links to join the meeting and get class notes, click here: https://fiskelibrary.org/

Friday, March 1
German Special Interest Group  (Special Interest Group)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
The program at the Eastside Genealogical Society's German Interest Group will be "Working with Marginal Notes on German Civil Records" by Ursula C. Krause in Germany. The program will be in the English language.
Since the speaker lives in Germany, we will begin our meeting 2 hours earlier.  We will NOT require registration for this meeting. Attendees will just click the “Join Meeting” on our website to attend the live meeting.  Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit: https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/

Saturday, March 2
Family Tree Maker  (Special Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
The South King County Genealogical Society is hosting its Family Tree Maker (FTM) special interest group.  Register in advance for this Zoom meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Subscribe to the free SKCGS FTM email list for meeting reminders and discussion:  https://skcgs.groups.io/g/FTMUG

Thursday, March 7
Cyndi's List in Practice (HQRL)  (Trainings)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cyndi's List is a research tool that is robust with resources helpful in everyone's research. Cyndi will point out how to make the most of the categories and the links found within. Register in the HQRL store.For more information, visit the Heritage Quest Research Library website.

Saturday, March 9
Speaker Series: Shaking Loose the Clues: Using Timelines to Organize Your Research  (Other)
10:00 am
As part of its Speaker Series, the Clallam County Genealogical Society is presenting "Shaking Loose the Clues: Using Timelines to Organize Your Research" with Claire Smith. In Shaking Loose the Clues: Using Timelines to Organize Your Research, Claire will demonstrate how to organize the information you already have, identify gaps and determine what records you need to advance your research projects.  She will offer examples of adding historical context, parallel timelines, tracking FANS, tracking migration and resolving conflicting information.
The program will be available to the public via Zoom or at the Clallam County Genealogical Society’s Research Center located at 403 E. 8th Street, Port Angeles.  One can obtain the Zoom meeting number and passcode by either calling the center at 360-417-5000 or by email request: askus@clallamcogs.org.
More information may be available at our website: www/clallamcogs.org. There is no charge for attending the program.
Everyone is invited to visit and do research at our Research Center during open hours at no cost.  We share our databases, computers, and library materials with the public.  If you visit Clallam County, do stop and see us.

Saturday, March 9
Genealogy Cafe - Aberdeen & Elma  (Special events)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Aberdeen & Elma Timberland Libraries

The Grays Harbor Genealogical Society will host Genealogy Cafés on March 9, 2024. Whether you’re new to genealogy or experienced, you’ll learn about local resources, as well as get individualized help using the library’s online resources and print materials. This free program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration is necessary. For more information, email Info@GraysHarborGenealogy.com.

Thursday, March 14
Eastside Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The program at the Eastside Genealogical Society meeting will be "Descendancy Research: Gathering Your Family Forwards and Backwards" with Celia McNay. Descendancy research involves moving forward in time on your family tree instead of further back in the generations. Why would you do this? To assemble a more complete picture of your ancestors, their immediate relatives, and their impact today. As you move forward in time, you will be researching in the ‘paper’ era of records, thus opening more records to your searches. It will also allow you to find collateral lines to use in the push back in time.
Everyone is welcome, and we hope you will join us! For more information about EGS, visit our website at eastsidegenealogicalsociety.org

Saturday, March 16 through Sunday, March 24
GFO Open House  (Special events)

The Genealogical Forum of Oregon is pleased to announce its annual Open House, March 16 - 24, 2024.

Registration and details can be found at https://gfo.org/openhouse.
This year's Open House features more than 20 classes across a wide variety of interests. Most classes are online, including:
* GFO's Afircan American Special Interest Group
* RootsMagic, the Swiss Army Knife of Personal Genealogy Software
* Getting Started with Family Tree Maker
* Germans in America – U. S. Records
* Lineage Society Panel – How to Document your Eligibility
* Using the FamilySearch Catalog
* Find a Grave: Fabulous and/or Frustrating?
* Military Bounty Land: 1776-1855
* Getting Started with AncestryDNA
* Getting Started with Latin American Research
* Finding German Church Records at Archion and Matricula
* Following Your Ancestor Through Swedish Church Records
* English Civil Records
* Records and Research in New York State, 18th-19th Centuries
* The Great Lakes, Gateway to Western Migration
* Genealogy Problem Solvers (GPS) Special Interest Group
* Introduction to British Records, and Where to Find Them
* Access to GFO Resources from Home
Both in-person and online events are free of charge.

Thursday, March 21
Finding Female Ancestors (HQRL)  (Trainings)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hear new ideas for locating those hard to find female ancestors with M. Diane Rogers from British Columbia. Register in the HQRL Store. For more information, visit the Heritage Quest Research Library website.

Saturday, April 27
Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society Spring Seminar  (Conferences & Seminars)
8:30 am to 3:15 pm
The Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society is hosting their Spring Seminar on 27 April 2024. The speakers will be Cyndi Ingle and Cari Taplin.  

Cyndi's Topics:

  • Smarter Searching: Refining Search Parameters for Genealogists
  • Off the Shelf: The Unexplored Potential for eBooks in Genealogy

Cari's Topics:

  • Using Timelines to Analyze Your Research 
  • The Heart of it All: A New Hampshire to Ohio Migration Case Study

 Special Early-Bird Registration through February 28th! Members & Non-Members: $25.00

 After February 28th: Members: $30.00; Non-Members: $35.00

 Mail-in registration must be postmarked by April 20, 2024. Online Registration closes on April 25, 2024.

 Register Online or download the brochure: 2024 TPCGS Seminar  More information available on our seminar page: https://www.tpcgs.org/cpage.php?pt=3

Sunday, July 21 through Friday, July 26
Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research  (Conferences & Seminars)
The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) is an annual week-long educational institute for genealogists of all backgrounds and skill levels, from beginning to advanced. Hosted by the Georgia Genealogical Society (GGS), attendees and faculty join us from across the country and around the globe. IGHR enrolls between 300 and 400 attendees each summer and reaches over five thousand social media followers throughout the year. For more information, visit https://ighr.gagensociety.org/.