New GenealogyBlog Genealogy Event Calendar Items Posted 7-13-2011

The following items were posted to the 2011 Genealogyblog Genealogy Events Calendar today, 7-13-2011:

July 16, 2011 – Sumner, Washington

Heritage Quest Research Library (HQRL) will have a class on from 9 to 11 am on “Getting Started with Legacy Genealogy Software.” Jim Johnson will be teaching the class. Join them as Jim explains how to set up your family file and how to input your information properly. Intermediate and advanced Legacy classes will be offered at a later date. You are invited to bring your laptop computer so you can follow along live with the lesson, if you have Legacy installed. This class is limited to the first 24 to sign up, since they need tables in the classroom for the laptops. Email hqrlinfo@gmail.com or call the Library fron 11-4 Tuesday thru Saturday to register. HQRL is located at 1007 Main Street, Sumner, WA 98390. Phone: 253-863-1806. For more information, See: http://www.hqrl.com/eventcalendar.html

July 23, 2011 – Sumner, Washington

Heritage Quest Research Library (HQRL) will sponsor a class from 9 to 11 am on “Using Maps in Pursuit of Family History.” Dave Liesse will be giving a presentation on the use of maps in developing your family history. He’ll cover types of maps available, where they can be found, and how they can be used to best advantage. Note to South King County Genealogical Society members: although there will be a little overlap, this is NOT the same presentation you’ve seen before! Dave’s interest in maps and geography goes back to when he was a single-digit age, a natural outgrowth of his interest in airlines (which comes from being part of an airline family). He reads maps — and airline timetables — the way many of us read books, looking for all the nuances they hide. We’re all sure to find at least one useful tidbit from his presentation! Email hqrlinfo@gmail.com or call the Library fron 11-4 Tuesday thru Saturday to register. Registration recommended but not required. They need to know how many handouts to produce. HQRL is located at 1007 Main Street, Sumner, WA 98390. Phone: 253-863-1806. For more information, See: http://www.hqrl.com/eventcalendar.html

September 17, 2011 – Ogden, Utah

The Ogden Utah Family History Center Conference will take place in the Shepherd Union Building at Weber State University. For more information, See: http://www.orfhc.org/

October 8, 2011- Tacoma, Washington

The Heritage Quest Research Library will sponsor their annual Autumn Quest at theTacoma Elks Club, 1965 S Union Ave., featuring Michael John Neill. For more information, See: http://www.hqrl.com/eventcalendar.html

October 15, 2011 – Logan, Utah

The Logan Utah Family History Center Conference, with the theme, “With Help I can Find Them”, will take place 9 am to 5:30 pm at Bridgerland applied Technology College, 600 W 1400 N., Logan. Ron Tanner, Product Manager for new.FamilySearch will be the keynote speaker. For more information, See: https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Logan_Utah_Family_History_Center/Conference

October 15, 2011 – Shelton, Washington

The Mason County Genealogical Society will sponsor an all-day seminar be held at the Shelton United Methodist Church located at 1900 King St, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Speaker will be Jim Johnson, lecturing on Animap and Maps on the Internet. Jim is the Director of the Heritage Quest Research Library. Steven Morrison will speak on Irish History For Genealogists. Entertainment during the lunch break will be provided by members of the Washington Old Time Fiddlers. For more information, See: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wamcgs/conferencebrochure.pdf

October 22, 2011 – Colville, Washington

The Northeast Washington Genealogical Society is sponsoring their NeWGS 30th Annual Fall Conference from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Colville Ambulance Shack. This year’s theme is “Moving Right Along!” The speaker will be Jim Johnson, the Director of the Heritage Quest Library in Sumner, WA. Jim will speak to us on the following topics: Western Migration During the Gold Rush Era; Google Earth and Maps for the Genealogist; and Cemetery and Death Records. For more information, See: http://www.newgs.org/upload/events/2011_Fall_Seminar_flyer.pdf

October 29, 2011 – Portland, Oregon

The Genealogical Forum of Oregon will sponsor their annual Fall Seminar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, See: http://www.gfo.org/index.htm


It is my goal to publish the most comprehensive listing of genealogy-related events available anywhere. Please email your events to Lmeitzler “at” gmail.com as soon as you have your event place & date set. Send updates as you get more details. You may also mail copy to: GenealogyBlog.com, PO Box 830, Bountiful, UT 84011. All events that are half-day or more are welcomed. This isn’t the place for general meeting announcements.

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2011 GenealogyBlog Genealogy Event Calendar (97 entries)
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2012 GenealogyBlog Genealogy Event Calendar (20 entries)
2013 GenealogyBlog Genealogy Event Calendar (4 entries)
2014 GenealogyBlog Genealogy Event Calendar (2 entries)
2015 GenealogyBlog Genealogy Event Calendar (2 entries)

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (www.FamilyRootsPublishing.com), writes daily at GenealogyBlog.com, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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