Local Genealogical Events

BIGS Celebrates Family History Month this October                                  with Free Public Event:

DNA Test Results: What Do They Mean?

When: Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where: Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave N.   206-842-4162

Have you had your DNA Tested? Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society is offering one-on-one sessions to help you understand what your results tell you. Register online, by phone or in-person at the Bainbridge Library, www.krl.org. Registration is required and will begin September 28th. Please Note: DNA medical results from 23andMe will not be addressed.  You may bring your own laptop or a library computer will be provided.

If you haven’t had your DNA tested and are curious, you don’t need an appointment to stop by for information on the different types of testing available, companies that provide the service, costs, and what you can learn from your results.


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.

2018 Northwest Genealogy Conference

One of the premier conferences in the region, the Northwest Genealogy Conference will be held Wednesday, August 15 to Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington, WA

Keynote speakers include CeCe Moore, Beth Foulk and Peggy Lauritzen. There will also be 12 other speakers to round out the conference sessions.

Go to www.nwgc.org to see the full schedule of classes and register.

Eastside Genealogical Society

Special 40th anniversary workshop.
Finding Family History in Your Picture Mysteries
Featuring Maureen Taylor – the Photo Detective
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Three presentations:

  • 10 Easy Steps to Identify & Date Those Pictures in the Shoeboxes
  • Google Images and Beyond
  • Genealogical clues in Family Photos

Location: Vasa Park Ballroom, 3560 W Lake Sammamish Road SE, Bellevue, WA  98008.

Doors open at 9 am with presentations from 9:30 am to 2 pm.

Private consultations are available afterwards with Maureen Taylor.

Pre-registration is open until September 1, 2018 with EGS members attending for FREE and non-members – $25.  Boxed lunches are available to order for $15.  Or $25 at the door, but no lunch orders.

Website: www.eastsidegenealogicalsociety.com for more details and to register.

Jefferson County Genealogical Society

What: Take your family research to the next level.
Learn about:

  • Military Records
  • Immigration Records
  • Land Records
  • Probate Records
  • Problem Solving Techniques

When: Mondays; October 1, 8, 15, 2018, 1-3:30 pm
Where: Historical Research Center, 13692 Airport Cutoff Rd. (Highway 19)
Details: Cost: $30 for JCGS members, $55 for non-members (includes one year membership) Complete registration form at our website wajcgs.org and mail with a check to: JCGS, PO Box 627, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Class limited to 18 participants. Register by September 24, 2018.  Contact Dianne 360- 379-1060.