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Genealogical Events

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

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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