Ferndale Genies Monthly Meeting:   3rd Monday, 1:00-3:30 at Ferndale Library.

Next meeting on Monday, Dec 17.
There will be ample time for questions and research.  Come prepared with questions and passwords.  Bring a computing device or plan to borrow a library laptop.

Future Genies Dates:  Two Holidays on 3rd Mondays of Jan and Feb 2019.  Meetings changed to Fridays, Jan 18 and Feb 15.

A Time to Write:  Meetings are the 1st Monday of each month 2:30-4:00.  Better contact Loretta Willems to confirm dates:

Loretta Willems leads a group for people wanting to write their stories, either their own memories or the stories they revealed in their genealogical research.  Loretta is the author of The Gift of Laughter: The Story of a California Mennonite Family.  She attends the Whatcom Writers and Publishers group and spoke last month to the Ferndale Genies.  

Whatcom Genealogical Society (WGS):   2nd Mondays, 2:00-3:30 or so.  Bellingham Elks Lodge at 710 Samish Way. Park around back and enter the lower level. 

December 10 – Christmas Social – If you are able, please bring your favorite holiday treat to share with everyone. Free 1-year Subscription to “Family Tree Magazine” giveaway

January – Winter break – No meeting

February 11 – Whatcom Genealogical Society’s 50th Anniversary Celebration! – Jeff Jewell from the Whatcom Museum Photo Archives will speak about local records.

March 11 – “Ins and Outs of Indexes: Keys to Unlock Probates, Deeds and More” with Mary Kircher Roddy

2nd Sat, 1pm – 3pm

No meeting December or January.

Online: Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars  Click on the highlighted link for a multitude of classes and archives.  Sign up to receive notice of future months. 

National Events:
RootsTech, Salt Lake City, UT, Feb. 27-March 2, 2019

Hotel Registration open.  Conference registration opens September 20.
Conference Registration opens September 20, 2018

National Genealogical Society
2019 Conference, May 8-11, St. Charles, MO

Hotel registrations open August 15, 2018
Conference Registration opens December 1, 2018

 Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree, May 31 - June 2, 2019

For details look under Jamboree:
50th Birthday Bash starring CeCe Moore, Judy Russell, and Josh Taylor.
Also streaming 2018 Conference sessions for a fee.
Society offers free monthly webinars.

Registration dates not announced

Northwest Genealogy Conference
August 14-17, 2019
Arlington, WA

Federation of Genealogical Societies
2019 Conference, August 21-24, Washington, DC

Registration dates not announced.

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