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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 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 to 8:00 p.m.
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 a.m. 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

April 7-9, 2014 The Irish Ancestral Research Association
Research Trip to New York City, NY

This trip offers an opportunity to navigate the NYC repositories with fellow researchers!
Trip brochure and registration form

April 9, 2014 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Clues in Asylum Records

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Ave E, Seattle WA 98112
Instructor: Karen Sipe - Class Fee: $5.00

April 10, 2014 Genealogy Training Center
Class: Fundamentals of Genealogy

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Genealogy Training Center, IBEW Local No 46, 19802 62nd Ave S, Kent, WA 98032
Instructors: Janet Camarata & Winona Laird - Class Fee: $22.00

April 10, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Beginning Family History Research

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner WA.
Instructor: Dee Haviland Fournier - Class Fee: FREE

April 10, 2014 King County Library System
DNA and Genealogy

7:00 - 8:30 PM, Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave. NW, Shoreline, 98177, 206.546.3522
Genealogists have been researching using paper records for centuries, and new technology has only made it better. With DNA testing becoming available and affordable, opportunities await for those who are seeking answers to questions about their heritage. Learn (in plain English!) the basics of the DNA molecule, how it can help you discover your roots, the best companies to test with, and how to join with others to find a common heritage.
Presenter: Claudia Breland

April 10, 2014 Puget Sound Civil War Round Table
2013 - 2014 Speaker Schedule

David Leroy will discuss The Book that Elected Lincoln, the publication of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Lincoln’s role in their publication, and the role of their publication in his election as president in 1860. A former prosecutor, attorney general, and lieutenant governor of Idaho, David Leroy has served as United States Nuclear Waste Negotiator and Chairman of the Governors Council of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. The author of Mr. Lincoln's Book: Publishing the Lincoln-Douglas Debates With a Census of Signed Copies, he has written and spoken about Lincoln for more than 30 years.

April 12, 2014 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Beginning Research in Federal and State Censuses

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Ave E, Seattle WA 98112
Instructor: Karen Sipe - Class Fee: $5.00

April 12, 2014 Issaquah Historical Society
Territorial Voices: A Civil War Reader’s Theater

Facilitator: Lorraine McConaghy

We often forget that the Civil War involved the entire nation – and that Washington territorial residents were deeply involved in its issues. As the 150-year anniversary of the Civil War continues, historian Lorraine McConaghy has developed an interactive, living theater piece in which the audience reads the words of ordinary settlers, territorial military and administrative leadership. The reading will be preceded by a brief lecture to set context and followed by a conversation about the ideas and themes raised by our communal theater. Through the presentation, participants will realize the changing significance of words like “Democrat” and “Republican” and learn about various opinions on race and slavery in the territory. It is one thing to hear these startling realities in a lecture; it is more powerful to speak them.

11am - 1pm, Issaquah Train Depot Museum, 78 First Avenue NE, Issaquah, WA 98027

April 12, 2014 Olympia Genealogical Society
Spring 2014 Seminar

Featured speaker: Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG, her topics will be:

  • Leaping to Erroneous Conclusions: What did the record REALLY say?
  • Avoid the Crooked Path! Genealogical Problem Solving
  • Transcribing and Abstracting: The Technique
  • Using Little Known & Neglected Sources: A Potpourri
Watch their website for details.
April 12, 2014 Yakima Valley Genealogical Society
Spring 2014 Seminar

Featured speakers: Pam & Rick Sayre, the topics will be:

  • What's at the County Courthouse?
  • Land Entry Papers and Records of the Government Land Office
  • Military Fraternal Organizations
  • Rogues and Rascals: Divorced, Litigious, or Downright Criminal Relatives
Watch their website for details.
April 16, 2014 Genealogy Training Center
Individual Genealogy Assistance

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Genealogy Training Center, IBEW Local No 46, 19802 62nd Ave S, Kent, WA 98032
Instructors: Janet Camarata & Winona Laird - Fee: $15.00 per hour

April 17, 2014 Genealogy Training Center
Class: Google Searching

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Genealogy Training Center, IBEW Local No 46, 19802 62nd Ave S, Kent, WA 98032
Instructor: Janet Camarata - Class Fee: $22.00

April 18, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Discover your Ancestor's Story in Their Records

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner WA.
Instructor: Janet O'Conor Camarata - Class Fee: $15.00

April 19, 2014 Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society
Spring Seminar

La Quinta Inn and Suites, 1425 East 27th St, Tacoma, WA
Featured Speaker: Dick Eastman, his topics will be:

  • Sourcing and Collaboration
  • Cloudy, with a Chance of Genealogy
  • Using WorldCat to Find Genealogy Books
  • Maine Outhouses I Have Known and Loved
See their website for additional details.
April 23, 2014 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Research in City Directories

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Ave E, Seattle WA 98112
Instructor: Gary A Zimmerman - Class Fee: $5.00

April 23, 2014 Genealogy Training Center
Individual Genealogy Assistance

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Genealogy Training Center, IBEW Local No 46, 19802 62nd Ave S, Kent, WA 98032
Instructors: Janet Camarata & Winona Laird - Fee: $15.00 per hour

April 23, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Mayflower and Other Early Ships

10:00 a.m. to noon, Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner WA.
Instructor: Jim Johnson - Class Fee: $15.00

April 24, 2014 Genealogy Training Center
Class: Google Books

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Genealogy Training Center, IBEW Local No 46, 19802 62nd Ave S, Kent, WA 98032
Instructor: Janet Camarata - Class Fee: $22.00

April 25, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Military Records

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner WA.
Instructor: Jim Johnson - Class Fee: $15.00

April 26, 2014 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Genealogy Treasure in Local Histories

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Fiske Library Classroom, 1642 43rd Ave E, Seattle WA 98112
Instructor: Karl Kumm - Class Fee: $5.00

April 26, 2014 Genealogy Training Center
Class: Fundamentals of Genealogy

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Genealogy Training Center, IBEW Local No 46, 19802 62nd Ave S, Kent, WA 98032
Instructors: Janet Camarata & Winona Laird - Class Fee: $22.00

April 26, 2014 Remembering Generations FamilySearch Symposium
Family History Seminar 2014

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM, Spokane West Stake LDS Church, 10405 W Melville Road, Cheney, WA 99004
The Remembering Generations FamilySearch Symposium is a learning day where you will be shown how to use many of the top-notch genealogical resources, techniques and records available to you to find your ancestors and learn about their lives. The day will include a syllabus for each class offered, a free lunch, and one-on-one time with our Geek Team. Demonstrations on FamilySearch Indexing will also be held. The day will end with a Chew & Chat time where the instructors will be available for questions.

April 26, 2014 Walla Walla FamilySearch Centers
Family History Seminar 2014

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, LDS Church , 1821 S. 2nd Ave, Walla Walla, WA
Theme: "A Knitting Together of Generations"
We are excited to offer the 2nd Annual Walla Walla Washington Stake Family History Seminar 2014. There will be a number of talented persons who are enthusiastic about family history and will share their expertise. Each Session has 5 or 6 class options to choose from.

April 28, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Sprechen sie Deutsch? No!

1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner WA.
Instructor: Dee Haviland Fournier - Class Fee: $15.00

April 30, 2014 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Cemetery & Funeral Home Records

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Ave E, Seattle WA 98112
Instructor: Paul Elvig - Class Fee: $5.00

April 30, 2014 Genealogy Training Center
Class: Searching the Census

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Genealogy Training Center, IBEW Local No 46, 19802 62nd Ave S, Kent, WA 98032
Instructor: Winona Laird - Class Fee: $22.00

May 1-6, 2014 United Polish Genealogical Societies of America
Biennial Conference: Genealogy & Technology

Featured Speakers include:

  • Josh Taylor, MA, MLS, Lead Genealogist findmypast.com
  • Sonja Hoeke-Nishimoto, AG, FHL, professional Germanic and Slavic researcher
  • Ceil Wendt Jensen, MA, CG, Polonica Americana Research Institute
  • Tadeusz Pilat, MLS, AG, Warsaw, Poland
  • Mark Olsen, MyHeritage, Business Development Manager
  • Greg Nelson, FHL Eastern European Manager

See their website for complete details. Conference Brochure
Salt Lake Plaza Hotel

May 3, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Learn to Date Old Photos

10:00 a.m. to noon, Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner WA.
Instructor: Jean McLean - Class Fee: $15.00

May 3, 2014 Museum of History & Industry MOHAI
DIY History Workshop: Oral History I

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Whether for documenting family history or a desire to incorporate rich stories into a memoir, film, or podcast, this two-part workshop will help you make of use of oral history as a medium for gathering meaningful material. This second session will expand upon the first (offered April 5), but it can also be taken alone for a person with a basic understanding of oral history. We will discuss technology and special topics related to the field, including archival practices in the digital age and interviewing on sensitive subjects. You'll also receive ideas on where to pursue a "venue" for your project, and valuable resources to continue project development. Workshop is led by experienced oral historian Shelly Leavens.
Cost: $45 general public/$40 members, students, educators and seniors
Location: MOHAI, Norcliffe Foundation Conference Rooms
Contact: MOHAI Programs | (206) 324-1126 ex. 165

May 3-15, 2014 Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast, Inc.
THE ROAD HOME

A special tour of Poland to reconnect with your roots.
You must sign up for the trip by January 2, 2014, submit a $100 non-refundable deposit and fill out the pre-trip questionnaire.
See their website for additional details.

May 3, 2014 West Kootenay Family Historians Society
Tracing Your Family Tree

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Selkirk College, Castlegar Campus, 301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada V1N 4L3.
A genealogy workshop “Tracing Your Family Tree“ designed to meet the needs of beginners as well as more experienced researchers will be held at Selkirk College in Castlegar on Saturday, May 3, 2014. See their website for additional details.

May 7, 2014 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Field Trip to University of Washington Special Collections

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, UW Campus, Meet in Ground Floor Lobby, Allen Library South, University of Washington campus at 10:00 AM
Instructor: Lisa Oberg - Class Fee: $5.00

May 7, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Deciphering Genealogical Handwriting

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner WA.
Instructor: Jim Johnson - Class Fee: $15.00

May 7-10, 2014 National Genealogical Society
NGS 2014 Family History Conference

NGS 2014 Family History Conference, "Virginia: The First Frontier," to be held 7-10 May 2014 in Richmond, Virginia.
Announcement Brochure Conference Blog

May 8, 2014 Puget Sound Civil War Round Table
2013 - 2014 Speaker Schedule

Michael Burlingame will discuss: What New Can Be Said About Abraham Lincoln? He will explore fresh sources of information he has found and the new light they shed on Lincoln, his inner life, and on race, with specific focus on the origins of Lincoln's hatred of slavery, his miserable marriage to Mary Todd, his relations with his parents and children, and his midlife crisis. Professor of Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois - Springfield, Michael Burlingame is the author or editor of a dozen books, including the multiple prizewinning Abraham Lincoln: A Life and The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln.

May 10, 2014 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: African-American Genealogy

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Ave E, Seattle WA 98112
Instructor: Cynthia Wilson - Class Fee: $5.00

May 12, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Interactive Brickwall Session

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner WA.
Instructor: Laura Pemberton Sparr - Class Fee: $15.00

May 14, 2014 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Out of the Attic: using and caring for memorabilia

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Ave E, Seattle WA 98112
Instructor: Carolyn Blount & Lou Daly - Class Fee: $5.00

May 15-16, 2014 New England Historic Genealogical Society
Writing and Publishing Seminar

99-101 Newbury St, Boston MA
Join the experts at NEHGS to learn best practices and helpful tips in order to turn your research into a publication. Workshops during this two-day program include goal setting, using genealogical style while writing, working with images, and adding narrative to your genealogy. In addition, participants will learn about working with editors, publishers, and the nuts and bolts of completing family history publications. Learn from a team of skilled writers and editors with decades of experience in publishing family histories. Two one-on-one consultations with NEHGS publications staff are included in the registration.
Check their website for complete details.

May 17, 2014 Federal Way Family History Fair

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Federal Way Stake Center, 34815 Weyerhaeuser Way South, Federal Way, WA

The keynote speaker will be Norman J. Landerman-Moore
Whether you are a novice or just want to add to your experience, you will find this event interesting, motivating, and extremely helpful!
Open to everyone in our community, invite your friends and neighbors.
This event is free - Bring your Lunch and spend the day.

May 17, 2014 Genealogical Forum of Oregon
Spring Seminar

The presenter will be Warren Bittner.

  • German Historical Maps and Territories: You Can't Do Research Without Them
  • Introduction to German Church Books
  • German Marriage Laws and Customs
  • Exhausting Research to Find an Impossible Immigrant

9 am - 4 pm, Milwaukie Elks Lodge, 13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Portland, OR 97222
Registration & Flyer

May 17, 2014 Seattle Genealogical Society
Spring Seminar • Wanted: Relatives - Dead or Alive

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Fairview Church, 844 NE 78th Street, Seattle, WA 98115
The presenter will be Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG

  • Lost Children: Orphans, Vagrants, Delinquents, Half-Orphans, Dependents, Surrendered, Adopted
  • Internet Techniques for Locating Lost Relatives
  • 1940 Census
  • The Family Tapestry: Integrating Proof Arguments into the Genealogical Narrative
May 19, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Digging Deeper into Ancestry.com

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner, WA
Instructor: Jim Johnson - Class Fee: $15.00

May 21, 2014 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Spending Time with GenealogyinTime

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Ave E, Seattle WA 98112
Instructor: Gary A Zimmerman - Class Fee: $5.00

May 24, 2014 Seattle Public Library
Beginning Your Family History Research

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Central Library
Level 4, Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center
An introduction to family history research and an overview of resources available for research in the Seattle-area will be presented by Mahina Oshie, Genealogy Librarian. Sample genealogy charts and bibliographies will be provided in the class.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.
Registration is required. Call 206-386-4636 and ask for the genealogy desk to register.

May 24, 2014 Qualicum Beach Family History Society
One Day Conference "Unlocking the Past"

8am - 5pm, Tigh Na Mara Seaside Spa Resort and Conference Centre, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
The speakers will be:

  • Merritt Barnes of California, USA
  • Nancy Barnes of California, USA
  • Audrey Collins of London, UK
  • Lyn Meehan of Edmonton, AB
  • James Tanner of Arizona, USA
May 28, 2014 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Finding and Interpreting Oral History & Letter Collections

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Ave E, Seattle WA 98112
Instructor: Karl Kumm - Class Fee: $5.00

May 31, 2014 British Columbia Genealogical Society
2014 Seminar

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, South Arm United Church, 11051 No. 3 Road, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Presenting the British Columbia Genealogical Society's May 31, 2014 all day seminar with speakers from England and Australia: Audrey Collins from England and Geoff and Marg Doherty from Australia. Check their website for complete details.

May 31, 2014 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Essentials of Jewish Genealogical Research

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Ave E, Seattle WA 98112
Instructor: Nancy Adelson - Class Fee: $5.00

May 31, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Finding the Maiden Names of your Female Ancestors

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner WA.
Instructor: Jim Johnson - Class Fee: $15.00

June 2, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Pennsylvania Research: Why it is important to your genealogy efforts

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner WA.
Instructor: Laura Pemberton Sparr - Class Fee: $15.00

June 4-10, 2014 Ulster Historical Foundation
Searching for that elusive Irish or Scots-Irish ancestor
An Irish Genealogy Conference

Over six days you will be assisted to carry out research for yourself at Belfast's main archives and libraries as well as discover the history of Ulster first hand through excursions to some of the province's most historic and famous sites including the Giant's Causeway, Titanic Belfast, Barons Court and the Ulster-American Folk Park.

June 5, 2014 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Secrets from State Archives

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Ave E, Seattle WA 98112
Instructor: Gary A Zimmerman - Class Fee: $5.00

June 6-8, 2014 Southern California Genealogical Society
45th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree

Friday through Sunday, June 6 through 8, 2014.
Watch their website for details.

June 7, 2014 Black Diamond Historical Society
Welsh Heritage Days

32627 Railroad Ave, Black Diamond, WA 98010. Watch their website for details.

June 7, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Using Databases @ HQRL

10:00 a.m. to noon, Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner WA.
Instructor: Jim Johnson - Class Fee: $15.00

June 7, 2014 Utah Genealogical Association
2015 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy

On-line registration opens June 7, 2014, at 9:00 AM (Mountain Time)
SLIG 2015 will be held at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah, January 12-16, 2015.
See their Home Page for courses & instructors.

June 8-13, 2014 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 2014 Institute will open at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time (10:00 a.m. Central) on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

June 11, 2014 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Locating Living Relatives: Secrets of a Private Eye

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Ave E, Seattle WA 98112
Instructor: Deborah Bagg - Class Fee: $5.00

June 12-15, 2014 New England Historic Genealogical Society
Heritage Tour - Nantucket: That Famous Old Island

Nantucket, MA
The island of Nantucket is a place of incomparable beauty and rich history. We will experience both as we explore Nantucket’s whaling heritage, cranberry harvests, handsome architecture, artistic traditions, and natural wonders. We will gain insight into Nantucket’s past as we tour the Nantucket Historical Association’s Whaling Museum and historic houses, the Nantucket Atheneum, and the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum. We will walk elegant Main Street and picturesque Siasconset, visit a working cranberry bog, and venture through a wildlife refuge to Great Point Lighthouse. Our accommodations at the historic Jared Coffin House will afford a comfortable retreat. We will dine at some of the island’s finest restaurants and enjoy two cocktail receptions hosted by friends of NEHGS.
Check their website for complete details.

June 14, 2014 Skagit Valley Genealogical Society
11th Annual Summer Seminar • Genealogy for Everyone

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1607 E. Division, Mount Vernon, WA 98274
See their Program Registration Form for complete details.

June 22-29, 2014 New England Historic Genealogical Society
Nova Scotia Research Tour

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Travel to Halifax, Nova Scotia to trace your ancestors in Atlantic Canada. Let NEHGS experts and local historians guide you through the vast resources at the Nova Scotia Archives and other local repositories. The tour includes lectures, consultations, and group events.
Check their website for complete details.

June 23, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Antiquus Morbus: Diseases and Causes of Death

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner WA.
Instructor: Janet O'Conor Camarata - Class Fee: $15.00

June 25-28, 2014 Palatines to America National German Genealogy Society
The Palatines to America National Conference 2014

Ramada Plaza Columbus North, 4900 Sinclair Road, Columbus, OH
Further information will be posted as it becomes available.
2014 National Conference Flyer

July 6-12, 2014 American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
2014 AHSGR Annual Convention
Catherine's Manifesto: The Great Adventure Continues

The Cornhusker Hotel, 333 S 13th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
Watch their website for details.

July 12, 2014 Black Diamond Historical Society
Miners Day

32627 Railroad Ave, Black Diamond, WA 98010. Watch their website for details.

July 14-18, 2014 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 2014 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 14-17, 2014 St. Louis Genealogical Society
St. Louis Research Institute • Write Your Family History the Right Way

St. Louis Genealogical Society, 4 Sunnen Dr., St Louis, MO 63143
Isn't it time to write your family history? If you are ready to get started, why not spend four intensive days learning to do it correctly? Join us at the StLGS office this summer from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 14-17 July, for lectures and hands-on sessions with published authors, teachers, and a local publisher.
Check their website for complete details.

July 20-25, 2014 Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh

Six different week-long genealogical courses which incorporate hands-on learning in a state-of-the-art and friendly community atmosphere.

Check their website for details.

July 21, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Calculating our Ancestor's Lives

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner WA.
Instructor: Janet O'Conor Camarata - Class Fee: $15.00

July 23-27, 2014 Germans From Russia Heritage Society
44th Annual International GRHS Convention

The Davenport Hotel, Spokane, WA, Hosted by Inland Northwest Chapter
Watch their website for details.

July 23-27, 2014 New England Historic Genealogical Society
Albany, NY Research Tour 2014

Albany, NY
Our extremely popular trip to Albany is now in its fourth year. Join NEHGS as we explore the vast resources of the New York State Library and the New York State Archives in Albany. The trip includes library orientations, individual consultations, expert lectures, a reception, and a group dinner.
Check their website for complete details.

July 25, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Introduction to Cemetery and Death Records

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner WA.
Instructor: Jim Johnson - Class Fee: $15.00

Jul 27 - Aug 1, 2014 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
34th IAJGS International Conference

The 34th IAJGS International Conference will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Jul 29 - Aug 1, 2014 2014 Conference on Family History and Genealogy

The 45th 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 2, 2014 Genealogical Council of Oregon, Inc.
GCO 2014 conference

Lane Community College. Eugene, Oregon.
Featured speaker: Tom Jones, Ph.D, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
Watch their website for details. Conference Flyer

August 3-8, 2014 Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh
GRIP on the Road

Orchard Lake, Michigan (suburban Detroit)

Six different week-long genealogical courses which incorporate hands-on learning in a state-of-the-art and friendly community atmosphere.

Check their website for details.

August 4, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Using Church Records

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner, WA
Instructor: Jim Johnson - Class Fee: $15.00

August 12-15, 2014 Federation of East European Family History Societies
21st Annual East European Research Workshop

Salt Lake City, Utah. This annual workshop focuses on the records, tools, and methodologies needed to conduct research in Eastern European records, online, in microfilm, and on site. Additional Research Essentials track provides skills and background. Country tracks to include Germany, Poland, Russia, and more. Opens with an orientation of the Family History Library; closes with a banquet and keynote speaker. Includes individual consultation. Call for presentations soon going out. Full details on schedule and registration to be posted by Feb 1, 2014.
Watch their website for details.

August 12-16, 2014 New England Historic Genealogical Society
Come Home to New England

99-101 Newbury St, Boston MA
One of NEHGS's most popular programs, Come Home to New England is an intensive week of family history discovery at NEHGS headquarters in downtown Boston. Staff experts provide individual consultations and useful lectures to guide researchers of all levels in their family history explorations. Participants also enjoy group meals and social events, making every moment of this fun-filled week a chance to learn more about your family history.
Check their website for complete details.

August 14-16, 2014 Washington State Genealogical Society
Annual Conference: Improved Genealogy through better Methodology

Methodology matters, great methods allow researchers to extract the most possible evidence from a record. Come and join us at 2014 Washington State Genealogical Conference. Featuring some of the best genealogy speakers in the northwest and the nation. This conference will help you destroy your brick walls, advance your skills, and further your research. You will learn new methods and research strategies. Speakers will explore DNA and demonstrate how you can incorporate science into your research. Extended workshops for individuals and societies will round out the conference.

Keynote Speaker: D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. In addition other lecturers will include Luana Darby, Mary K. Kozy, Margie Beldin, Janet Camarata, Jill Morelli, Steven W. Morrison, Donna Potter Phillips, Susan Faulkner, Patty MacNamee, Teresa Schulze's, and Eric Stroschein.

Hosted by the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society & the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society.
The WSGS 2014 Conference will be held at the Byrnes Preforming Arts Center in Arlington Washington.

See the WSGS 2014 Conference website for additional details.

August 15-16, 2014 Irish Genealogical Society, International
& The Irish Ancestral Research Association
Celtic Connections

The Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI) is partnering with The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA) to present the first annual "Celtic Connections Conference" at the La Cava Centre at Bentley University, Waltham, MA.
Conference Brochure

August 22, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Animap and Maps on the Internet

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner, WA
Instructor: Jim Johnson - Class Fee: $15.00

August 25, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Missouri: The Show-Me State

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner, WA
Instructor: Janet O'Conor Camarata - Class Fee: $15.00

August 27-30, 2014 Federation of Genealogical Societies
2014 Conference

Federation of Genealogical Societies 2014 Conference
San Antonio, Texas

September 13, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Research in Small Geographic Areas, using Ozarks as an Example

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner, WA
Instructor: Jim Johnson - Class Fee: $15.00

September 14-20, 2014 New England Historic Genealogical Society
Heritage Tour - Coastal Maine: Remarkable History, Magnificent Beauty

Portland, ME
On this late summer tour of New England’s eastern frontier, we will encounter the varied legacies left by Maine’s noteworthy inhabitants. We will learn of 19th-century Maine life as presented in the writings of Sarah Orne Jewett and the epic poetry of Portland native Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Author and agronomist David Buchanan will showcase Maine’s agricultural heritage and heirloom foods at his experimental farm. We will explore the settings that so inspired America’s great artists from Winslow Homer to the Wyeth family, and enjoy a walking tour of Wiscasset, “the prettiest village in Maine.” Everywhere, we will be surrounded by the undeniable beauty of the seacoast and the vital links to the maritime industry that have shaped Maine’s daily life for centuries. On our long weekend we will stay at the newly refurbished Westin Portland Harborview Hotel and dine at superb Portland restaurants.
Check their website for complete details.

September 14-20, 2014 Ulster Historical Foundation
Ulster History & Genealogy Autumn School

Learn about the history of Ulster and your ancestors' lives and migration experiences first-hand on excursions to some of Ulster's most historic sites.

September 15, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Research Planning for Success

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner, WA
Instructor: Janet O'Conor Camarata - Class Fee: $15.00

September 21-28, 2014 New England Historic Genealogical Society
Dublin, Ireland Research Tour

Dublin, Ireland
Visit the treasures of Dublin's many genealogical repositories, including the National Archives of Ireland, National Library of Ireland, Registry of Deeds, Valuation Office, Dublin City Archives, and more. Throughout the week, participants discover each repository's unique holdings through guided research, one-on-one consultations, and lectures.
Check their website for complete details.

September 25-27, 2014 Montana State Genealogical Society
25th Annual State Conference

Featuring Curt B. Witcher, Senior Manager for Special Collections at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Helena Colonial Red Lion Hotel, Helena, Montana
Watch their website for additional details.

Autumn 2014 University of Washington
Certificate in Genealogy & Family History

Start Date: September 25, 2014, Information about this program is now available. See the course web page for additional details and to register.

September 26-28, 2014 Kelowna & District Genealogical Society
2014 Conference

Watch their website for details.

September 27, 2014 Puget Sound Genealogical Society
Seminar

Featuring Bret Petersen
Watch their website for additional details.

October 3-4, 2014 Eastern Washington Genealogical Society
Fall Workshop

Guest Speaker: Steven W. Morrison

Friday, October 3, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Outlaw Genealogy - finding the outlaw in your family!

Saturday, October 4, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

  • Peopling the British Isles - genetic origins of Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England
  • Detours Around - Irish roadblocks and stone walls
  • Irish Research Trip - Belfast, Dublin or Salt Lake City?
  • Lost in Ireland? - maybe your Ancestor was a Quaker!

Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall, Spokane, WA
See their website for details.

October 4, 2014 Whatcom County Genealogical Society
Fall Seminar

Details when available.

October 4, 2014 Yakima Valley Genealogical Society
Annual Fall Workshop

Details when available.

October 6, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: The Scots-Irish: Settlers in the Wilderness

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner, WA
Instructor: Janet O'Conor Camarata - Class Fee: $15.00

October 11-12, 2014 Gregath Publishing
Genealogy in the Woods 2014

Indigo Sky Resort, Seneca, Missouri
All-inclusive resort retreat with a genealogy focus that runs from Saturday through Sunday with a variety of different subject lectures available: 8 different sessions dealing with tools and skills to be an effective genealogist in the twenty-first century.
See their website for details.

October 11, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Autumn Quest 2014

Faith Covenant Church, 1915 Washington St., Sumner, WA
Featuring Lisa Louise Cooke
Additional information available soon!

October 11, 2014 Northeast Washington Genealogical Society
NeWGS 2014 Fall Workshop • Calling In The Cavalry: A Professional Perspective On Your Own Research

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Ambulance Shack adjacent to the North end Round-A-Bout in Colville
NeWGS has invited Eric Stroschein back again and this time he is going to demonstrate "real world" approaches to our specific research problems. If you are planning to attend and would like to have your research problem considered for demonstration purposes, please see instructions on how to submit your question.

October 18, 2014 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 20, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Westward Migration During the Gold Rush Era

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner, WA
Instructor: Jim Johnson - Class Fee: $15.00

October 20-24, 2014 International Society for British Genealogy and Family History
2012 British Institute

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

October 22-26, 2014 Association of Personal Historians
APH Annual Conference • Believe It…Achieve It!

St. Louis, Missouri
In October 2014, the Association of Personal Historians, aka The Life Story People, will return to St. Louis, Missouri-the city built by explorers, fur traders, pioneers, and immigrants who believed they could achieve a better life. There, grounded in the same expectations as the city's forebearers, APH will sponsor four intense days of education, inspiration and motivation for those who believe they can achieve ever-greater results in the telling of Life Stories. Beginners and veterans alike will be inspired as they learn innovative techniques and strategies for their personal history businesses throughout the conference. They will leave with newfound entrepreneurial skills and ideas after attending the informative workshops, hearing the motivational speakers, and networking with colleagues from across the globe.
Watch their website for details.

October 25, 2014 Genealogical Forum of Oregon
Fall Seminar

The presenter will be Judy Russell.
Topics: TBD

November 2-9, 2014 New England Historic Genealogical Society
Salt Lake City Research Tour

Salt Lake City, UT
Visit the world's largest library for genealogy and family history as NEHGS returns to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City for our 36th annual research tour. Daily activities include individual consultations with NEHGS genealogists, lectures, and other special events. More details to come!

November 3, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Huguenot Ancestors

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner, WA
Instructor: Jim Johnson - Class Fee: $15.00

November 11, 2014 Washington State Historical Society & Washington Secretary of State
Washington's 125th Anniversary

Join the Washington State Historical Society and Washington Secretary of State in commemorating the 125th Anniversary of Washington Statehood in 2014 as we "Live Washington's Story." Washington became a state on November 11, 1889. For the "Quasquicentennial" or Washington 125, we are calling on Washingtonians to look back to freshen Centennial '89 projects, plan programs or exhibits that look back on our state's history or predict where we are headed, or contribute to their own communities as a birthday present to the state. Look for special events in February 2014 commemorating the Congressional action to enable Statehood as well as programs and events leading up to the main celebratory event November 11, 2014 in Olympia for the state's 125th Birthday.
To learn more visit Washington125

November 17, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Genealogica Italiana: Researching Italian Records

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner, WA
Instructor: Janet O'Conor Camarata - Class Fee: $15.00

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.

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 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 7, 2014, at 9:00 AM (Mountain Time)
See their Home Page for courses & instructors.

February 12-14, 2015 Federation of Genealogical Societies
2015 Conference

Joint conference with RootsTech 2015

April 15-19, 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.

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

NGS 2015 Family History Conference, St. Charles, Missouri.

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

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

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 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.

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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