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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 - 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

October 17, 2014 Genealogy Training Center
Class: Mapping An Ancestor

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Genealogy Training Center, IBEW Local No 46, 19802 62nd Ave S, Kent, WA 98032. Class Fee: $22.00.

October 17, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Creating a Digital Keepsake using a Computer Presentation Program

6:00 - 8:00 PM, Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner, WA
Instructor: Dee Haviland Fournier - Class Fee: $15.00

October 18, 2014 Clallam County Genealogical Society
Fall Seminar

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Ave. Port Angeles, WA
Featured Speaker: Cyndi Ingle - Creator of Cyndi's List
Watch their website for additional details.

October 18, 2014 Puyallup Family History Center
Family History & Genealogy Fair

9:30 AM - 3:10 PM, 13420 94th Ave. E., Puyallup, WA 98373

  • Genealogy for Beginners
  • How to use the U.S. Census
  • FamilySearch.org (part 1 & part 2)
  • Understanding Family History Documents
  • Using Popular Genealogical Websites

Bring your own sack-lunch and enjoy our panel-discussion How We Climbed Over Our Genealogical Brick-Walls

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 18, 2014 Seattle Genealogical Society
2014 Fall Seminar ⁄ Using DNA in Genealogy

This all day seminar will feature Diahan Southard of Florida and DNA Guide at Genealogy Gems. She has worked with the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation, and has been in the genetic genealogy industry since it has been an industry.
Watch their website for additional details.

October 18, 2014 Surrey Family History Center
Finding Your Roots Tri-Stake Seminar

8:30 am - 4:00 pm, 6270 - 126 St., Surrey, BC, 604-597-9695
Watch their website for additional details.

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

1:00 PM - 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
2014 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 22, 2014 Fiske Genealogical Library
Field Trip to MOHAI's Sophie Frye Bass Library

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Meet at Sophie Frye Bass Library, 5933 6th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98108 Instructor: Carolyn Marr - Class Fee: $5.00

October 22, 2014 Seattle Public Library
Family History Storytelling

Northeast Branch, 6 - 7:45 PM
Every family has interesting stories. Learn how to tell them in this innovative workshop presented by Mahina Oshie, genealogy librarian.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.
Registration is not required.

October 24, 2014 Genealogy Training Center
Class: Prepare a Research Notebook

1:30 PM -3:30 PM Genealogy Training Center, IBEW Local No 46, 19802 62nd Ave S, Kent, WA 98032. Class Fee: $22.00.

October 25, 2014 Bend Genealogical Society
BGS Boot Camp

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Williamson Hall, 2200 NE Hwy 2, Bend, OR
The 2014 Boot Camp is planned to be a stimulating day of genealogy! Beginning genealogists and experienced researchers should both benefit from the presentations, which will include:

  • Starting in Genealogy (How to Begin)
  • After Youve Started (Intermediate Genealogy)
  • A Genealogy Case Study
  • Tips for Internet Searches & Free Newspaper Sites
  • Panel Discussions

Flyer and Registration

October 25, 2014 Genealogical Forum of Oregon
Fall Seminar

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Milwaukie Elks Lodge, 13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR
Featuring Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL

  • "Don't Forget the Ladies" A Genealogist's Guide to Women and the Law
  • Polls, Personalty and Property Making Sense of Tax Lists
  • How Old Did He Have To Be ?
  • Facts, Photos and Fair Use Copyright Law for Genealogists

Lecture Topics
Flyer and Registration

October 26, 2014 Genealogical Forum of Oregon
Bonus Half-Day Workshop with Judy Russell

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Genealogical Forum of Oregon, 2505 SE 11th Ave., Ste. B18, Portland OR 97202-1061
No Vitals? No Problem! Building a Family through Circumstantial Evidence
Flyer and Registration

October 27, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Many Facets of Courthouse Research

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

October 29, 2014 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Hereditary & Lineage Organizations, Part II

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

November 1, 2014 British Columbia Genealogical Society
Brick Walls 2 Seminar!

1:00 - 5:00 PM, Cloverdale Library, 5642 - 176A St. Surrey, BC V3S 4G9
See their website for further information.

November 1, 2014 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Czech and Slovak Genealogy

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

November 1, 2014 Milwaukie Stake Family History Conference
Open The Door To Your Past

9:00 AM, Milwaukie Stake Family History Center - 8331 Cason Rd - Gladstone, OR 97027
Watch their website for further information.

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 2-9, 2014 St. Louis Genealogical Society
Salt Lake City Research Trip

Salt Lake City, UT
Check their website for complete details.

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

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

November 6, 2014 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Researching Religious Minorities

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

November 6, 2014 King County Library System
Genealogy Research: Using Ancestry

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Computer Lab, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
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.
Register online or call the library, 425.450.1765. • Attendee MUST give 24 hour cancellation notice to allow others on the waiting list to attend.

November 7, 2014 Genealogy Training Center
Class: Ask, Listen and Record: Collecting Family Memories

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Genealogy Training Center, IBEW Local No 46, 19802 62nd Ave S, Kent, WA 98032. Class Fee: $22.00.

November 8, 2014 2014 Family History Fair
Bellevue South Stake Center of the LDS Church

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 15202 SE 28th Street, Bellevue, WA 98007
Agenda and Schedule
2014 Family History Fair Registration

November 10, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: A Look into Fraternal Organizations

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner, WA
Instructor: Laura Pemberton Sparr - 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 12, 2014 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: The Library of Congress - a Gift to Genealogists

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

November 12, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Beginning Family History Research

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner WA.
Instructor: Dee Haviland Fournier - Class Fee: FREE

November 13, 2014 Heritage Quest Research Library
Class: Beginning Family History Research

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Heritage Quest Research Library, 1007 Main St., Sumner WA.
Instructor: Dee Haviland Fournier - Class Fee: FREE

November 13, 2014 Puget Sound Civil War Round Table
2014 - 2015 Speaker Schedule

Nick K. Adams will relate the history of the 2nd Minnesota Regiment of Volunteers from its origin at Ft. Snelling, MN in September, 1861 through its significant involvement in the Battle of Chattanooga, in November, 1863.
See their website for complete description of presentations.

November 14, 2014 Genealogy Training Center
Class: Across the Pond to Scotland

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Genealogy Training Center, IBEW Local No 46, 19802 62nd Ave S, Kent, WA 98032. Class Fee: $22.00.

November 15, 2014 Clark County Genealogical Society
Fall Seminar THEY DIDN'T JUST HOP ON A BUS

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM CCGS Education Hall, 715 Grand Blvd, Vancouver, WA
Featuring William Dollarhide, Nationally recognized genealogical lecturer and award winning author William Dollarhide, will present a full day of classes that will explore the routes our ancestors traveled as they migrated across early America and how we can track their movements today.
See their website for complete details. Registration Form

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

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

November 17, 2014 King County Library System
Genealogy in the Computer Age

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Lake Forest Park Library, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
Searching for your ancestors used to mean keeping paper records, writing letters, and visiting courthouses. With the advent of widespread computer use, genealogical research has entered a new dimension. This session will teach you how to choose and use genealogy software, online family trees, genealogy databases and more.
Presenter: Claudia Breland

November 19, 2014 Fiske Genealogical Library
Class: Collecting Oral Histories

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

November 21, 2014 Genealogy Training Center
Class: Genealogica Italiana: Researching Italian Records

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Genealogy Training Center, IBEW Local No 46, 19802 62nd Ave S, Kent, WA 98032. Class Fee: $22.00.

December 4, 2014 King County Library System
Genealogy Research: Using Ancestry

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Computer Lab, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
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.
Register online or call the library, 425.450.1765. • Attendee MUST give 24 hour cancellation notice to allow others on the waiting list to attend.

December 6, 2014 White River Valley Museum
Holiday Tea

12:30 & 2:30 PM, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. SE, Auburn, WA 98002
Tis' the season for a festive tea at the Museum! Our town square will be decorated for the holidays and our costumed docents will serve you a bounty of sweet and savory treats including cakes, cookies and finger sandwiches all accompanied by steaming pots of tea.

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.

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.

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.

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 21, 2015 Jefferson County Genealogical Society
Annual Seminar

Watch their website for complete details.

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.

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 15-19, 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.

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

Watch their website for additional details.
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.

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

Harrisburg, PA
Watch their website 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 15-19, 2015 Germans From Russia Heritage Society
45th Annual International GRHS Convention

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

Featuring Paul Milner and Maureen Taylor
Butte, Montana
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 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.

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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