Monthly Programs

Monthly programs are open to the public and will be held
virtually until further notice on the third Friday of the month from 10 AM – noon.

Friday, June 18, 2021
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM via Zoom

Use Clothing in Photographs to Find Clues to Your Family History:
Immigration, Mourning, Childhood

Susan Strawn

Susan will cover immigration and the rapid Americanization of immigrants, evidence for mourning,
and a summary of changes in clothing for children.
Zoom link information will be emailed to all members
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Meeting ID: 851 1030 9947 Passcode: 661853

Online Genealogy Q&A

Open to the Public

Now, any member of the public can request an online session to get answers to their genealogy questions. One of our Q&A team members will respond to that request by setting up an online chat session to discuss your situation and get you on a path to the answers you seek.
So, if you are new to genealogy, now is the perfect time and this is the perfect way to begin researching your family history. We can show you the easiest and fastest ways to get started. And, if you have some genealogy experience, we can provide the help you need to get your research to the next level.
All you need to do is register.
So, click on this link On-line Request Form and request an Online Genealogy Q&A meeting. We think you will enjoy the process, meet some fellow family history researchers, and learn some worthwhile new things to boot.
No membership necessary. All levels of experience welcome.
Request a meeting today!

BIGS Special Interest Group Meetings

BIGS Members Only

Skill Building
2nd Friday of the month.
Zoom link information will be sent to all members by email.

Case Study: Building a Family Tree: Tools, Tips, Tricks
Friday, June 11, 2021   10:00 -12:00
Facilitator: David Cosman
 As a relatively new genealogist, David will share his journey from getting a DNA test to building a well documented family tree.  David will review a variety of research databases and DNA tools. This presentation will target beginning to intermediate genealogists; it will also be helpful for experienced researchers who have not yet explored the power of DNA. 
Lots of opportunities for Q&A for all interested members.

READ ALL ABOUT IT! – More About Newspapers
Friday, July 9, 2021   10:00-12:00 
Member sharing facilitated by Betty Wiese
 Members share their tips and strategies for finding and using newspapers.  
Come share what you learned (and practiced) from the May 21st program
with Janet Lovelace “Newspaper Research – What can you find out?”

Writer’s Workshop
Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:00

Facilitator: Andy Hoskins
Explore ways to write up your family history – blogs, memoirs, narratives of all sorts.
Share ideas and provide feedback while encouraging each other.
New members welcome. Write to Andy Hoskins for a Zoom invitation.

Great Britain
Friday, June 4, 2021  10:00 – 12:00
Co-facilitators : David Cosman and Betty Wiese
Everyone with Welsh, Scottish or English ancestral interests is invited to join us,
 and any other BIGS members are welcome too.
Zoom link information will be emailed to all members. 


Zooming Around the Sound and Beyond

Eastside Genealogical Society – German Interest Group
Finding my 19th Century Immigrants from Germanic Europe
David S. Raese
Friday, June 4, 2021 12:30-2:30 PM
Use Contact tab on to request invitation by June 2nd.

Southern California Genealogical Society
The Genes in Your Family with 26 online lectures
June 4 – 5, 2021 
The Stars in Your Family with 56 online lectures
June 11 – 12, 2021
Registration is open at 

South King County Genealogical Society
Laws, Legacies & Losers with Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist
Saturday, June 5, 2021 9:00 – 4:00 via Zoom   

Eastern Washington Genealogical Society
Eastern Washington State Archives
New records and the Scribe Indexing Project
Lee Pierce, WA State Archivist in Cheney
Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:00-3:00 PM
Check website on the meeting morning for posted Zoom link.

Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society
Reverse Genealogy: Locating Living Relatives
Katharine Willson
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 1:00 PM
Check their website for the posted Zoom link.

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society
Introducing Children to Genealogy
Diane Bertam
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:30 PM
Email for a Zoom invitation.

Seattle Genealogical Society
Earning your Wings: Volunteering as a Search Angel
Learn how to help adoptees, children of unknown parentage, or those simply looking for answers about their biological roots.
Susan V.H. Fabian 
Saturday, June 12, 2021 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Meeting via Zoom Meeting ID: 856 6654 5226 Passcode: 159139

Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers
Unlocking Notation Codes on Alien Passenger Lists
Elizabeth Gomoll
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:00 PM
Write by June 13th to request a Zoom invitation

Seattle Genealogical Society
A Day of English Research with Paul Milner
Rescheduled to Saturday, June 26, 2021 9:00-3:00

  International German Genealogy Partnership
Researching Together Worldwide
July 17 – 24, 2021

New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
20+ live and recorded sessions beginning September 1, 2021 $180