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 

Digging Deeper Workshop: Civil War Widow’s Pension

Sunday, December 9, 2018 – 1:30 to 3:00 PM SGS Library, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle

Do you have a pension file of your Civil War soldier? Ever wonder why the contents were collected? We will cover the law and its impact on applications, typical contents, what the widow had to do to get the soldier’s pension, how to get the most out of the records by analyzing and correlating the information and how to obtain the pension records.

Speaker: Jill Morelli

Confirm event: http://seattlegenealogicalsociety.org


Puget Sound Genealogical Society – 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton

Introduction to Canadian Genealogy

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Sylvan Way, Heninger Room

Explore the history of Canada, timelines of important events and major databases for research.

Speaker: Elisabeth Demmon

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.