Events

BIGS Monthly Program Meetings

Monthly program meetings are held at the
Bainbridge Public Library located at 1270 Madison Ave N.
on the third Friday of the month from 10 AM – noon.

Friday, February 21, 2020 10:00 AM to noon
Answering BIGS’ Membership Questions About Family Search
Speaker: Joleen Aitchison
We are fortunate to have Joleen as a resource to our membership, especially when it comes to all things Family Search. If you have a question about using Family Search that you would like Joleen to address, please submit it in advance to Sylvia Nelson at shn1@ix.netcom.com

Friday, March 20, 2020 10:00 AM to noon
Genealogical Benefits of FaceBook
Speaker: Marilyn Schunke

BIGS Special Interest Group Meetings

BIGS Members Only

Skill Building
2nd Friday of the month
Friday, February 14, 2020 10:00 AM to noon
Bainbridge Library, Community Room
Topic: Planning a Family History Research Trip: Why, Where, and How   
Facilitators: Betty Wiese and Andy Hoskins

Skill Building
2nd Friday of the month
Friday, March 13, 2020 10:00 AM to noon
Bainbridge Library, Community Room
Topic: PowerPoint Tips to Help You Tell Your Family Story
Facilitator: Larry Noedel
Note: Those new to PowerPoint are encouraged to explore the basics before attending. You can do a general search on how to use PowerPoint.

Great Britain
Friday, February 7, 2020 10:00 AM to noon
Bainbridge Public Library, downstairs

Friday, March 6, 2020 10:00 AM to noon
HomeStreet Bank, 921 Hildebrand Lane,Suite 100
Please note change of location – the usual meeting room is not available this month.

Facilitators: Judith Rogerson and Priscilla Greenlees

Evening Discussion Group (EDG)
3rd Tuesday of the month
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
at the Ferm’s home 465 Ambrose Lane, unit D 104.
E-mailed directions can be sent on request.
Topic: Active problem solving and updates on research progress. This all-topics genealogy discussion group loves hearing about your challenges as well as your discoveries. A great group for beginners and experienced researchers alike.
Facilitator: Mary Ferm and Sue Elfving

Irish
Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:00 AM to noon
Bainbridge Library, Community Room
Facilitators: Cathy Jones-Smith and Kathy Penn

New England and Mid-Atlantic
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10 AM to noon
HomeStreet Bank Conference Room 1st Floor on the east side, 921 Hildebrand Lane
Facilitator: Mary Ferm
Please note change of location – the usual meeting room is not available this month.

Writers’ Workshop
Friday, March 6, 2020 12:30 to 2:30
Meeting will be held at Pat Scott’s home @ 8511 Ferncliff Ave NE
Please be prepared to discuss Steps 8 & 9 in Carmack’s book
Facilitator: Andy Hoskins
Please note change of location – the usual meeting room is not available this month.

Southern States
Next meeting: To Be Determined
Watch this Space!
Facilitator: Paula Schmidt

Local Genealogical Events

Genealogy Q & A – Drop In
Second Wednesdays Evening Sessions, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
February 12
Bainbridge Library, downstairs
Facilitators: Larry Noedel, Susan Wood, Andy Hoskins
Open to members and non-members alike – Bring a friend!

Seattle Genealogical Society
SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
Second Saturday: The Price of Love: American Women, the Cable Act and Lost Citizenship
Saturday, February 8, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Topic: The rights of women from the founding of America’s colonies to the turmoil of the suffrage era in the 20th century and beyond.
Speaker: Lisa Oberg
Confirm events and learn more at SGS

Puget Sound Genealogical Society
Heninger Room, Sylvan Way Library
1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton
PSGS Classes are free and open to the public
Call 1-360-475-9172 to register
Wednesday, February 26, 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Topic: Assembling Your Proof-Hunting for High Quality Sources
Presenter: Steven Morrison
Confirm events and learn more at PSGS

National Archives at Seattle 
Brick Wall Workshop
2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
6125 Sandpoint Way in Seattle, FREE.
Confirm event: https://www.archives.gov/seattle/workshops

Seattle Public Library – Central Library,
Fourth Street, Seattle
Tuesday – Thursday from 11 AM – 3 PM and 
Friday – Monday from 1 PM – 3 PM
Genealogy librarians are available.  
You can also set up a 30 minute appointment with a genealogy librarian who can help direct you to the best resources for your research;
appointments are available Monday – Friday at 3 PM or 4 PM 
Call 206-386-4636 and ask for Genealogy to schedule, submit a request online, or visit the Central Library’s Genealogy Collection on Level 9.