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Monthly on 1st Thursday Kent Historical Society
Kent Chronicles

Bereiter House, 855 E. Smith Street, Kent, WA 98030.
Intended for adults of all ages and home schooled students.
Are you interested in a lively discussion about history? We'll look at artifacts, watch movie clips and much more!
Starting time varies, check the KHS Event Calendar.

Monthly on 1st Thursday King County Library System
Genealogy Research: Using Ancestry

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Computer Lab, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. NE, Bellevue
Learn to use the popular Ancestry Library Edition database to do genealogical research at the library. We will discuss the contents of the database, learn searching strategies and explore ways to save and use search results. The class will include hands on searching practice. Bring information on your own ancestors to use during practice segments of the class and bring a flash drive to save your results.

Class is offered every first Thursday of the month. No registration necessary! There is room for 8 people in the computer lab. First come, first seated.

Monthly on 2nd Thursday NARA Seattle
"Lunch at the BRICK WALL" (FREE)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Come bring your brown-bag lunch and your "impossible genealogy problem" and our knowledgeable staff will brainstorm possible solutions!

Monthly on 3rd Thursday Museum of History & Industry MOHAI
History Cafe

7:00 - 8:00 PM
Join MOHAI on the 3rd Thursday of the month at MOHAI's Compass Café for a lively discussion about history. Each cafe features a different topic, and invites history enthusiasts to come together and share what you know. Grab a cup of coffee - or glass of wine - and enjoy learning about the past!
History Cafe is co-presented by MOHAI, KCTS 9, The Seattle Public Library, and HistoryLink.org.
Cost: FREE (Does not Include Museum Admission)
Location MOHAI - Compass Café
Contact Curt M Fischer | (206) 324-1126 ex. 165
RSVP at Meetup.com site

2nd Saturday Sep-May
except December
Redmond Historical Society
2013 - 2014 Saturday Speaker Series

10:30 AM Second Saturday - September to May (no program in December)
Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center - 16600 NE 80th Street, Redmond WA
$5.00 Suggested Donation for Non-Members
Speakers subject to change

December 11, 2014 Puget Sound Civil War Round Table
2014 - 2015 Speaker Schedule

Lance Rhoades will discuss From Birth of a Nation to Ken Burns: The Civil War in Cinema.
See their website for complete description of presentations.

December 13, 2014 Black Diamond Historical Society
Old Fashon Christmas

32627 Railroad Ave, Black Diamond, WA 98010
Celebrate an old fashon Christmas at the Museum with food, fun, caroling and decorations. Watch their website for details.

December 13, 2014 Museum of History & Industry MOHAI
Living Voices Performance - Within the Silence

1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Every Saturday in December Living Voices will present dynamic solo performances uniquely combined with archival film that turns history into a moving personal journey.
In 1942 Roosevelt's Executive order 9066 imprisoned thousands of loyal American families. These innocent citizens struggled to maintain their families while incarcerated. Witness this silent chapter of our history. Share one Japanese American family's fight to sustain faith and love in the country they love.
Cost: Included with Museum Admission
Location MOHAI - Prologue Theater on the 2nd Floor
Contact MOHAI Programs | (206) 324-1126 ex. 165

December 20, 2014 Museum of History & Industry MOHAI
Living Voices Performance - Journey from the Dust

1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Every Saturday in December Living Voices will present dynamic solo performances uniquely combined with archival film that turns history into a moving personal journey.
Share the story of America's families confronted by the stock market crash of 1929 and the Dust Bowl. Struggling to keep his family together, one young man experiences the loss of his home, the separation of his family, and economic prejudice. Travel hundreds of miles from Oklahoma to the Grand Coulee Dam; discover an American tragedy and the courage to survive.
Cost: Included with Museum Admission
Location MOHAI - Prologue Theater on the 2nd Floor
Contact MOHAI Programs | (206) 324-1126 ex. 165

December 27, 2014 Museum of History & Industry MOHAI
Living Voices Performance - Northwest Passages

11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Every Saturday in December Living Voices will present dynamic solo performances uniquely combined with archival film that turns history into a moving personal journey.
Witness the dynamically changing Northwest at the turn of the century. The expansion of the railroad, the discovery of gold, labor struggles, and world war - these are the passages experienced by a young Swedish immigrant and her community. As she interacts with her African, Asian, and Native American neighbors you'll discover the diversity of the American experience.
Cost: Included with Museum Admission
Location MOHAI - Prologue Theater on the 2nd Floor
Contact MOHAI Programs | (206) 324-1126 ex. 165

January 8-9, 2015 Association of Professional Genealogists
2015 APG Professional Management Conference

Hilton Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah
See their website for details.

January 8, 2015 Puget Sound Civil War Round Table
2014 - 2015 Speaker Schedule

Frank Williams will discuss Abraham Lincoln, additional details TBA.
See their website for complete description of presentations.

January 12-16, 2015 Utah Genealogical Association
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy

SLIG 2015 will be held at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah
On-line registration opens June 14, 2014, at 9:00 AM (Mountain Time)
See their 2015 Offerings Page for courses & instructors.

January 21, 2015 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Maps as Tools for the Genealogist

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Avenue E., Seattle
(above the Fiske Library) Instructor: Gary A Zimmerman - Class Fee: $5.00

January 28, 2015 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: WorldCat Discovery

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Avenue E., Seattle
(above the Fiske Library) Instructor: David Brazier - Class Fee: $5.00

February 5, 2015 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Electronic Note-Taking: OneNote and Evernote

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Avenue E., Seattle
(above the Fiske Library) Instructors: Laurie Clark & Jim Sipe - Class Fee: $5.00

February 11, 2015 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Primary or Secondary? Understanding your sources

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Avenue E., Seattle
(above the Fiske Library) Instructor: Karen Sipe - Class Fee: $5.00

February 11-14, 2015 Federation of Genealogical Societies
2015 Conference

Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah
Joint conference with RootsTech 2015

February 11-14, 2015 RootsTech 2015

Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah
Joint conference with Federation of Genealogical Societies

February 12, 2015 Puget Sound Civil War Round Table
2014 - 2015 Speaker Schedule

Terrence Winschel will describe the Union struggle to wrest control of the Mississippi River, so that it could flow "unvexed to the sea," in Lincoln's words.
See their website for complete description of presentations.

February 18, 2015 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Finding Manuscript & Archive Collections

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Avenue E., Seattle
(above the Fiske Library) Instructor: Gary A Zimmerman - Class Fee: $5.00

Feb 22-Mar 1, 2015 New England Historic Genealogical Society
Washington DC Research Tour 2015

Washington, DC
Discover family history resources in the nation’s capital with NEHGS. Visit the National Archives and Records Administration, the Daughters of the American Revolution Library, and the Library of Congress during this intensive week of guided research, individual consultations, lectures, and group events.
Check their website for complete details.

February 25, 2015 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Using Court Cases in Genealogy

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Avenue E., Seattle
(above the Fiske Library) Instructor: Karen Sipe - Class Fee: $5.00

March 4, 2015 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Field Trip to Gallagher Law Library

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Univ. of Wash Law Library
(above the Fiske Library) Instructor: Judy Davis - Class Fee: $5.00

March 7-15, 2015 Irish Heritage Club of Seattle

See their website for various events between March 7th & 15th

March 11, 2015 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Local Government Records

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Avenue E., Seattle
(above the Fiske Library) Instructor: Gary A Zimmerman - Class Fee: $5.00

March 12, 2015 Puget Sound Civil War Round Table
2014 - 2015 Speaker Schedule

Mike Movius, Stephen Pierce, Dick Miller, and Ed Malles will show and tell all about a wide range of Civil War items and artifacts.
See their website for complete description of presentations.

March 18, 2015 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Wills and Probate Records

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Avenue E., Seattle
(above the Fiske Library) Instructor: Claire Smith - Class Fee: $5.00

March 21, 2015 Jefferson County Genealogical Society
Annual Seminar

Watch their website for complete details.

March 25, 2015 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Fraternal & Social Organizations' Records

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Avenue E., Seattle
(above the Fiske Library) Instructor: Gary A Zimmerman - Class Fee: $5.00

March 26-28, 2015 Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy
Forensic Genealogy Institute

Wyndham Love Field Hotel, 3300 W Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX
See their website for complete details.

March 28, 2015 Yakima Valley Genealogical Society
Spring Seminar

Irish Research. Presenters Fintan Mullan & Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Ireland.
Watch their website for details.

March 30, 2015 Rogue Valley Genealogical Society
Spring Seminar Finding Irish and Scots-Irish Roots

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford, OR 97501
Presenters Fintan Mullan & Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Ireland.
See their brochure for details, registration form

April 4, 2015 Eastern Washington Genealogical Society
Spring Seminar

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Spokane Public Library Auditorium
Janet Camarata and Winona Laird from the Genealogy Training Center in Kent, WA will share a 4-topic day with us.

  • Future of Genealogy
  • Discover Your Ancestor's Story in Their Records
  • Discover Your Ancestor's Story in Their Photos
  • Calculating American Lives
See their website for additional details.
April 7-12, 2015 New England Historic Genealogical Society
Hartford Research Tour 2015

Hartford, CT
Explore the repositories of Hartford at the Connecticut State Library and Connecticut Historical Society. NEHGS staff and local experts will provide consultations, lectures, and the information you need to get the most out of Hartford’s genealogical resources.
Check their website for complete details.

April 9, 2015 Puget Sound Civil War Round Table
2014 - 2015 Speaker Schedule

Ed Malles will discuss Photography in the Civil War, starting with a brief history of the invention of photography in 1839 and advancements in technology to 1861, followed by a look at Matthew Brady and his contributions to photography in America in the 1850s, his commitment to covering the war, and his life after the war.
See their website for complete description of presentations.

April 15-18, 2015 New England Regional Genealogical Consortium
2015 Conference • Navigating the Past: Sailing into the Future

Rhode Island, Convention Center, Providence, RI
The conference theme, "Navigating the Past: Sailing into the Future", has strong nautical connections, in keeping with the distinctive flavor of Rhode Island, while also focusing on methodology with "navigating the past" and looking towards the changes of the future (technology, passing on information, and getting kids involved in genealogy).
With over 60 lectures to choose from in two and-a-half days, and with levels ranging from beginner to expert NERGC 2015 will help attendees "navigate":
See their website for details.

April 25, 2015 Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society
Spring Seminar

La Quinta Inn and Suites, 1425 East 27th St, Tacoma, WA
Featured Speaker: Connie Lenzen, 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 Who Were Her Parents
  • Lost Parents: Adoption Research and Finding Other Missing Persons
Watch their website for additional details.
April 25, 2015 Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island
Seminar

8:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Dancing Fish Farmhouse, 1953 Newman Road, Freeland, WA
Featured Speaker: William W. Dollarhide, his topics will be:

  • Using Deeds to Trace the Trails of Your Ancestors
  • New York Census & Substitutes
  • Dollarhide's Five Rules
  • You Know About Census Records, But What About Census Substitutes?
See their seminar brochure for complete details & registration.
April 25-May 2, 2015 The Irish Ancestral Research Association
Research Trip to Dublin, Ireland.

See their Trip Brochure for details & registration.
They also have an online Registration Form

May 2-9, 2015 The Irish Ancestral Research Association
Research Trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland.

See their Trip Brochure for details & registration.
They also have an online Registration Form

May 13-16, 2015 National Genealogical Society
NGS 2015 Family History Conference

NGS 2015 Family History Conference, St. Charles, Missouri.
See their website for details.

May 14, 2015 Puget Sound Civil War Round Table
2014 - 2015 Speaker Schedule

Barbara Bruff Hemmingsen will tell of the Battles of Franklin and of Nashville, the last major battles in the Western Theater.
See their website for complete description of presentations.

May 29-31, 2015 Ontario Genealogical Society
2015 Conference Tracks through Time

Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario.
The conference's theme of "Tracks Through Time" is in commemoration of the 130 anniversary of the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) across Canada.
Watch their website for details.

June 4-7, 2015 Southern California Genealogical Society
46th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree

Friday through Sunday, June 4 through 7, 2015.
Watch their website for details.

June 7-12, 2015 Samford Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR)
Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research

Samford University Library, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35229

The Samford Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) provides an educational forum for the discovery, critical evaluation, and use of genealogical sources and methodology through a week of intensive study led by nationally prominent genealogical educators.
Registration for the 2015 Institute will open at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time (10:00 a.m. Central) on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

June 26-27, 2015 Palatines to America National German Genealogy Society
National Conference

Harrisburg, PA
See their Conference Flyer for more information.

June 27, 2015 Washington State Genealogical Society
2015 Annual Conference

The featured speaker will be David Rencher: Past-President, FGS, 1997-2001. Author of a series of articles in The Septs on Irish Genealogical Collections; currently Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch at the Family History Department of the LDS Church. Past-President of Utah Genealogical Association.
Watch the WSGS website for additional information.

Jun 28-Jul 3, 2015 Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh

LaRoche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Check their website for details.

July 6-10, 2015 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
35th IAJGS International Conference

The 35th IAJGS International Conference will be held in Jerusalem, Israel.

July 12-19, 2015 American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
2015 AHSGR International Convention

The 2015 AHSGR International Convention will be held in Billings, Montana.
Watch their website for updates.

July 13-17, 2015 National Institute on Genealogical Research

The National Institute on Genealogical Research (N.I.G.R.), at the National Archives in Washington D.C. and College Park, Maryland, is an intensive program offering on-site examination of federal records. Designed for experienced researchers, it is not an introduction to genealogy. The 2015 program focuses on commonly used records such as immigration, military, land, African American, and naturalization. Complementing those core lectures will be presentations on lesser-known federal records useful to family historians. The group spends one day at Archives II in College Park, Maryland, and there are optional evening sessions at the Library of Congress and the DAR library.

July 15-19, 2015 Germans From Russia Heritage Society
45th Annual International GRHS Convention

Ramkota Hotel, Bismarck, ND
Watch their website for details.

July 19-24, 2015 Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh

LaRoche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Check their website for details.

July 28-31, 2015 2015 Conference on Family History and Genealogy

The 47th annual BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy will offer more than 100 classes, allowing participants to gain new skills and helpful information.
BYU Conference Center, 770 East University Parkway, Provo, Utah.

August 4-8, 2015 New England Historic Genealogical Society
Come Home to New England 2015

99–101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
For more than thirty years, researchers have learned with NEHGS during Come Home to New England, an intensive workshop offering lectures, guided research, extended library hours, and one-on-one consultations. NEHGS has been collecting information about families in America for 170 years. Our collections are international in scope and contain significant materials that cover the United States, especially New England and New York, as well as Canada and Europe. This rigorous research program provides the opportunity for you to "come home" to Boston and work closely with NEHGS staff to find your family.
Check their website for complete details.

August 11-15, 2015 Foundation for East European Family History Studies
2015 Eastern European Family History Conference

Plaza Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah
Details will be available in February.

September 6-12, 2015 Ulster Historical Foundation
Tracing your Irish Ancestors

Belfast, Dublin, Derry City & more
Trace your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors and learn about the history of Ireland and your ancestors' lives and migration experiences first-hand through assisted research with our expert genealogists in the Belfast and Dublin archives, complemented by excursions through Ireland's beautiful landscape to some of her most historic sites.

September 21-25, 2015 International Society for British Genealogy and Family History
2015 British Institute

Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah. Check their website for additional details.

September 24-26, 2015 Montana State Genealogical Society
26th Annual State Conference "Harvesting Your Roots"

Butte, Montana
Watch their website for additional details.

October 3, 2015 Eastern Washington Genealogical Society
Fall Seminar

Country Homes Christian Church
Featuring Cyndi Ingle of Cyndis' List
Watch their website for additional details.

October 2-3, 2015 Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast, Inc.
2015 Polish Genealogical Conference

Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT.
Watch their website for additional details.

October 15-17, 2015 New England Historic Genealogical Society
Research Getaway

99–101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
Escape to NEHGS for three days of research, consultations, lectures, and social events while exploring the rich offerings of the NEHGS research library and benefiting from the knowledge of expert genealogists.
Check their website for complete details.

October 17, 2015 Hayden Lake Family History Center
Annual Free Family History Seminar

Hayden Lake LDS Stake Center - 2293 W. Hanley, CdA, ID
Watch their website for additional details.

October 21-24, 2015 Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International
15th CGSI Genealogical and Cultural Conference

The Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI) will hold its 15th Genealogical and Cultural Conference at the Cedar Rapids Marriott Hotel, 1200 Collins Road NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.
Watch their website for additional details.

October 21-25, 2015 Association of Personal Historians
20th Anniversary Conference, Cultivate & Thrive

Sacramento, California
Please join us in Sacramento for Cultivate & Thrive, a special conference celebrating our organization's 20th anniversary, where we will share knowledge and enjoy the benefits of captivating keynote sessions, workshops, and other events that will inspire you for the year ahead.
See their website for details.

Oct 25-Nov 1, 2015 New England Historic Genealogical Society
Salt Lake City Research Tour 2015

Salt Lake City, UT
Experience the world’s largest library for genealogy and family history as NEHGS returns to Salt Lake City and the Family History Library for our thirty-seventh annual research tour. Activities include individual consultations with NEHGS genealogists, lectures, and other special events.
Check their website for complete details.

August 7-12, 2016 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
36th IAJGS International Conference

The 36th IAJGS International Conference will be held in Seattle, Washington.
Hosted by IAJGS, JGS of Washington State and JGS of Oregon.

Other Calendars AKCHO - Association of King County Historical Organizations Calendar
  Fiske Genealogical Library
  Greater Kent Historical Society Museum Calendar
  Heritage Quest Research Library Event Calendar
  Humanities Washington List of Events
  Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State Meetings
  Museum of History & Industry MOHAI Calendar of Exhibits and Programs
  National Genealogical Society Conferences & Events
  New England Historic Genealogical Society Programs & Events
  Pacific Northwest Historians Guild Event calendar
  Puget Sound Civil War Round Table Speaker Schedule
  Renton History Museum Adult and Family Programs Speaker Program
  SoCoCulture SoCo Events Calendar
  Washington State Genealogical Society Current Events Calendar
  Washington State History Museum Events and Programs
  White River Valley Museum Events Calendar

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