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Wednesday, October 24
Sixth Annual Virtual Genealogy Fair (Educational Series)  (Local Seminars)
7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Virtual - Internet - You Tube
Watch six different classes offered by the National Archives on YouTube throughout the day.  Watch live or sessions will be available for viewing later.  See their website for class topics. 10am-4pm EDT.

Saturday, November 3
Canadian Research with Dave Obee  (Local Seminars)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Country Homes Christian Church, Spokane
Presenter Dave Obee, a Canadian journalist and genealogical researcher, will give five presentations on researching your Canadian connections. For more information and a registration form, visit

Wednesday, November 14
Check it Out! Digital Public Library of America  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Basement of the LDS Church, Colville
In the third of our Online Library Series, NeWGS Vice President, Norma Yost, will delve into the wealth of knowledge found at the Digital Public Library of America.  This online library connects researchers to the riches held within many of America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format. Participating cultural institutions represent the richness and diversity of America itself, from the smallest local history museum to our nation’s largest cultural institutions.
During this program, Norma will lead us on a journey through DPLAs massive holdings where we will barely touch the surface of the 20,845,365 items available from libraries, archives, and museums.  We will learn how to explore the website ourselves by item, place or date and how to view the many available maps and timelines.  The Digital Public Library of America is undoubtedly a priceless online resource at your fingertips.

Wednesday, December 12
No general meeting in December  (General Meetings)
Happy Holidays! 
See you in January.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 through Saturday, May 11, 2019
Journey of Discovery  (Out of Area Seminars)
St. Charles, Missouri

Learn new strategies, resources, and techniques to sharpen your family history skills at the NGS 2019 Family History Conference. The upcoming conference will be held in St. Charles, Missouri, and will offer the best and most expansive series of lectures to advance your research. St. Charles is easily accessible with a small-town feel and an abundance of history. The NGS Family History Conference is your opportunity to choose from more than 150 lectures presented by many nationally recognized speakers, explore an exhibit hall filled with more than 80 exhibitors, and network with more than 2,000 genealogists. Every NGS conference has a different theme with a new program top to bottom—so there is always more to learn and discover. Register for the Family History Conference starting 1 December 2018.  Go to the NGS website for more information,.


Thursday, May 30, 2019 through Sunday, June 2, 2019
Jamboree 2019 & Genetic Genealogy  (Out of Area Seminars)
Burbank, California
The Southern California Genealogical Society will be celebrating their 50th birthday in 2019 and invite all genealogists to come celebrate with them. You will have a choice of 100 plus classes given by world-class speakers. And held in conjunction with the Jamboree is the 7th annual Genetic Genealogy Conference. Registration opens January 7, 2019. Visit their website for more details.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 through Saturday, August 24, 2019
FGS 2019 National Conference  (Out of Area Seminars)
Washington, DC
FGS makes its first visit to the nation's capital with the National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR Library and more a Metro ride away. Check their website for more information as details are shared.