SATURDAY

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast & Registration           

8:00 - 8:15

Opening Session            

8:15 - 9:30

"TRACE YOUR ROOTS WITH DNA" MEGAN SMOLENYAK

"Genetealogy" (the marriage of genetics and genealogy) is graduating from pioneering research to standard practive. But what is it exactly and how can we use it to further our genealogical endeavors. Megan discusses her own and others' experience launching and managing a DNA project.

9:30 - 9:45

Break

 

A-1

A-2

A-3

A-4

9:45 - 10:45

Scenes from Washington

Dale Soden, Ph.D.

FamilySearch Just Got Better

Margie Beldin
Wikis, Labs and Resources Oh My!

Black Research in the Pacific Northwest

Pat Bayonne-Johnson
What resources are there and where?

Online Query Databases

Jerri McCoy
How to find and use them.

10:45 - 11:00

Break

 

B-1

B-2

B-3

B-4

11:00 - 12:00

CCC in the Pacific Northwest

Dale Soden, Ph.D.

Traveling Light with an IPAQ

Gordy Stuve
An all-in-one genealogist's dream tool.

Scandinavian Research in the Pacific Northwest

Lois Thomason
What resources are there and where?

NEHGS Datebases

Sue Richart
Founded in 1847, more and more of their collections are going online.

12:00 - 1:15

Washington State Genealogy Society Annual
Meeting and Awards Luncheon

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The Davenport Buffet

1:15 - 1:30

Break

1:30 - 2:30

REVERSE GENEALOGY: TECHNIQUES FOR FINDING YOUR LOST LOVED ONES
MEGAN SMOLENYAK

Connecting with living relatives has become important to many family historians. This presentation covers proven techniques for tracing 20th century friends and relatives from the past to the present.

2:45 - 3:00

Break

 

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C-2

C-3

C-4

3:00 - 4:00

The Revolt of the Genealogist: Records, Records, Records

Jerry Handfield
Our State Archivist speaks out

RootsMagic Genealogy Program

Bruce Buzbee
Learn about this wonderful program

Eugenics: The Misuse of Genealogy?

Barbara Brazington
Genes and genealogy of the early 20th century

Creating a Desktop Atlas

Carol Medeiros
Personal maps from the Internet at your fingertips

4:00 - 4:14

Break

 

D-1

D-2

D-3

D-4

4:15 - 5:15

Washington's Paper Archives

Lee Pierce
The Regional Branches of the State Archives hold real treasures

Finding Graves, Cemeteries & Burials

Karen Struve
Finding these things online and the old fashioned way

Drawing & Keeping Society Members in an Internet Environment

Steve Baylor
Steve has a unique perspective on this topic

Finding Pasco: A Research Project

Susan Faulkner
From researching a town to publishing a book


For much, much more check out the WSGS or EWGS websites