Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Northeast Washington Genealogical Society Seminar

The Northeast Washington Genealogical Society will be hosting their fall seminar on September 16 in Colville, Washington.  The featured presenter will be William Dollarhide, a very popular lecturer and author.  Workshop topics include:

   American Migration Routes, 1750-1800
   Using Deeds to Trace the Trails of Your Ancestors
   You Know About Census Records But What About Census Substitutes?
   Civil War Genealogy 

You can find the registration form at newgs.org by scrolling down on the homepage for the NeWGS 2017 Fall Seminar announcement.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Tri-City Genealogical Society 2017 Seminar

Tri-City Genealogical Society's 2017 Seminar 
is less than two months away, 
have you registered to reserve your spot?

DNA can be an important tool in your genealogical research.  Not only is it interesting to learn about your general ancestry, but with millions of people participating in various DNA databases the chances are ever increasing of being able to use DNA to find relatives, help extend lines, and break through brick walls.

We invite you to join with us to learn from a national expert and engaging lecturer about using DNA to help you with your genetic genealogy.

Understanding Your DNA

Diahan Southard

Saturday, October 14, 2017
9:00am - 3:30pm
  Registration begins at 8:00am

Shalom United Church of Christ
505 McMurray Street
Richland, WA

  • Five Tips to Make Sense of Your DNA
  • Let Your DNA Tell Your Story
  • Organizing Your Genetic Genealogy
  • Try Your Hand at Genetic Genealogy

Cost: $40. Register by September 30 to include a syllabus and lunch.
          After September 30, syllabus and lunch will not be included.
          Syllabus will be on sale at the door for $5.

Click here for seminar brochure

Click here to register

Door prizes include FindMyPast annual membership, Genealogy Gems annual membership, RootsMagic 7 software, and several more!

Heritage Quest will also be on site selling genealogy books.

Do you feel that you could benefit from Diahan Southard's personal help?  She is offering 20-minute on-site consultations on Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14.  Bring your information and she will help you understand how to navigate your DNA results.  She is also offering a discount on her personal consultation package, which is a 45-minute on-line appointment.  Click here to find out more information and to sign up for your appointment.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Finding Family History Magazines Locally

Did you know that Barnes and Noble in the Columbia Center Mall carries the following family history magazines:

Who Do You Think You Are?
  Associated with the TV show of the same name, based in United Kingdom, 13 issues/year

Your Family History
  Based in United Kingdom, 13 issues/year

Family Tree Magazine
  Based in United States, 7 issues/year

Irish Roots
  Based in Ireland, 4 issues/year

Thanks to Art Kelly for sharing that information.

Also, you can find the last two years of Family Tree Magazine at the Kennewick (Union) library.  If you are a member of Mid-Columbia Libraries you can use their e-magazine service, Zinio, to download digital issues of Family Tree Magazine.  You can borrow issues indefinitely and can receive a notice when the next issue is available for download.