Seattle Genealogical Society

Seattle Genealogical Society

Seminars

Seminars

Upcoming Seminars:

May 9, 2015: Seattle Genealogical Society 2015 Spring Seminar

“WHO’S YOUR DADDY? RESEARCHING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY IN THE MID-SOUTH STATES”

Speaker: C. Lynn Andersen, Accredited Genealogist (ICAPGen) in Mid-South states (Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia)

Topics:       

- An Overview of Internet Resources for the Mid-South States

- Internet Resources for Mid-South States Will and Probate Records

- Finding and Using Land Records Online to Solve Mid-South States Research Problems

- A Look at Colonial Land Records from the Mid-South States

 

October 17 and 18, 2015: Seattle Genealogical Society 2015 Fall Seminar

“THE FAMILY HISTORY DETECTIVE: FINDING SOLUTIONS TO YOUR TOUGHEST RESEARCH PROBLEMS”

Speaker: Dr. Thomas W. Jones, CG, CGL, Co-Editor of National Genealogical Society Quarterly, past APG board member, BCG trustee and president, teacher at BU, IGHR, and SLIG, author of the recently published book Mastering Genealogical Proof

Topics:  October 17, 2015 (seminar)

- Can a Complex Research Problem Be Solved Solely Online?

- Five Ways to Prove Who Your Ancestor Was (Some Reliable and Others Not Reliable)

- Inferential Genealogy: Deducing Ancestors’ Identities Indirectly

- Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Ancestor

 

October 18, 2015 (special classes)

- Developing Research Questions and Hypotheses: Planning an Exhaustive Search

- Special Problems: Finding Immigrant and Migrant Origins

  

 

 


The Seattle Genealogical Society features two all-day seminars per year.

Each Spring we bring in a nationally recognized genealogical speaker. In the Fall, we hold a seminar focused on a particular theme with local experts.

Previous seminar topics and speakers include:

Fall 2014: "DNA: The New Genalogy Frontier", Diahan Southard

Spring 2014: "Wanted - Relatives: Dead or Alive", Jeanne Larzalere Bloom

Fall 2013: A Genealogical Potpourri

Spring 2013: Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist

Fall 2012: Re-Search and Prove

Spring 2012: George G. Morgan

Fall 2011: Military Records: The Price of Freedom Isn't Free

Spring 2011: Colleen Fitzpatrick

Fall 2010: On the Move: US Migration

Spring 2010: Elissa Scalise Powell

Fall 2009: Oral History

Spring 2009: John Philip Colletta