Events

Programs open to All

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.


Zoom links will be posted here the day before the meeting.

Researching Your Ancestral Place
July 15, 2022 10:00 AM via Zoom and hopefully in person too
Presenter: Claire Smith
Learn how to build place guides, find resources to research the history, geography
and culture in the time and places your ancestors lived.
Learn where to find historic maps, boundary changes, local history information, and more.

August 2022 no monthly meeting 

WPA Historical Records Survey and YOUR Genealogy
September 16, 2022 10:00 AM via Zoom and hopefully in person too
Presenter: Gena Philibert-Ortega

DNA Topic to be announced
October 21, 2022 10:00 AM via Zoom and hopefully in person too
Presenter: Diahan Southard


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!

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.

Zoom link information will be sent to all members by email. Beginning with July 9th meeting, (special date offering) we hope to be hosting in person at the Bainbridge Library as well as byzoom. Watch for details before each meeting. In-person attendees are encouraged to wear masks.

Disaster Preparation for our Family History Material

Saturday, July 9, 2022, 10:00 AM via Zoom and hopefully in person at Bainbridge Library

(Note this is a different day and time than usual)

Guest Speaker Tracy Rebstock, Washington State Archives, will share ideas about protecting

our records, deciding what to save, and resources to use.

No August Skill Building

Writing Our Family Stories

Friday September 9, 2022, 10:00 am via Zoom and hopefully in person at Bainbridge Library

Guest Speaker Carla Maitland, President of the Tennessee Genealogical Society, offers

ideas, prompts, processes and words of encouragement to get us started on

writing family stories.

Zooming Around the Sound and Beyond


Heritage Quest Research Library Getting Started

WHEN: July 7, 2022, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

WHERE: ZOOM or in-person at HQRL (Please note that we are limited to 8 in-person attendees)

SIGN UP: Come in: 1007 Main Street, Sumner, WA 98390

Call: 253-863-1806 Online: hqrl.com at the HQRL Store


Southern California Genealogical Society’s Genealogy Jamboree – VIRTUAL
Genealogy Jamboree and Genetic Genealogy Conference
August 19-27, 2022
Registration begins on March 7, 2022.