Local Genealogical Events

SLIG Online Course: Intermediate Foundations

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy is offering an intermediate level virtual class on genealogical research. The course titled “Intermediate Foundations” will meet online using Zoom meeting. It will start February 5, 2019 and meet once a week on Tuesday evenings through April 16. Past BIGS member Sara Scribner, CG will be teaching the course, along with eight top-notch guest lecturers including Angi Bush, Rev. David McDonald, Angela McGhie, Nancy Peters, Kimberly Powell, Judy Russell, Michael Strauss and Cari Taplin. If you are interested in learning more about this course, here is the link:


Seattle Genealogical Society – 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle 

Introduction to Genealogy and Family History

Starts Tuesday, November 6, 2018 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join Presenter Heidi Mair for an online, interactive four-part Introduction to Genealogy and Family History. Share your family history story, research challenges and more. The course is conducted online using Zoom meeting.

Week 1: Discover the records, resources and tools available to beginning genealogists and how to record and interpret them.

Week 2: Learn how to build a Family Tree.

Week 3: Explore the use of historical records, photos and events to understand your ancestors’ life and times.

Week 4: Learn about the types of DNA testing available and how to understand the results. Class fee: $30 – SGS Member, $40 – all others

Register online: https://docs.google.com/forms

SGS Second Saturday Series

Using the “Chronicling America” Newspaper Website

Saturday, November 10, 2018 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Speaker: Dawn Bingham

For more information and to confirm events contact http://seattlegenealogicalsociety.org

Puget Sound Genealogical Society – 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton

Facets of Family Search

Tuesday, November 6, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Sylvan Way Library, Bremerton

Topic: Tour the best pages within the FamilySearch.org website most relevant to family history researchers.

Speaker: Joleen Aitchison

Confirm event: http://www.pusogensoc.org/

National Archive (NARA) Brick Wall Workshop

2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

6125 Sandpoint Way in Seattle, FREE.
Instructor: Karen Sipe
Public transport: #74 Bus

Seattle Public Library – Central Library, Fourth Street, Seattle

Tuesdays through Saturdays,  

Genealogy Library on Ninth Floor
Open: 11 AM to Noon and 1 – 3 PM  Sunday: 1 PM – 3 PM
You may schedule 30-minute appointments with a Genealogy Librarian in person at the Level 9 History, Travel & Maps desk, or at “Ask a Librarian
NO phone appointments.
Appointments are available Tuesday – Friday: 3 PM and 4 PM.