Sunday, July 12, 2009

Fantastic Presenters for the WSGS 2009 Conference: Session A

If you take a look at Saturday's schedule for the Washington State Genealogical Society's 2009 state conference to be held at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington on September 11 - 13, you'll see the following four presentations are available for Session A, which will be held from 9:45 to 10:45 AM:

Scenes from Washington by Dale Soden, Ph.D.

FamilySearch Just Got Better by Margie Beldin

Black Research in the Pacific Northwest by Pat Bayonne-Johnson

Online Query Databases by Jerri McCoy


So who are these presenters, and what more can you find out about their presentations?

Dale Soden is a history professor at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington as well as an author of several books. His personal page on Whitworth's website gives his educational background as well as a description of his writings. His insight into the background of Washington will be fascinating.

Margie Beldin is a vital member of the Tri-City Genealogical Society in Richland, Washington who is well-known in the Inland Northwest for her variety of genealogical presentations. She'll be delving into the goodies at FamilySearch with Wikis, Labs, and Resources, Oh My!

Pat Bayonne-Johnson has been researching her African roots for many years. She is an board member of the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society and has served on the board of the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California. Her presentation will inform the audience of what resources are available for Black genealogy in the Pacific Northwest, and where they can be found.

Jerri McCoy is a board member of the Washington State Genealogical Society, the WSGS website webmaster, and the coordinator of the Thurston County, Washington GenWeb website. Her vast experience with Internet genealogical research will come in handy as she explains how to find and use online query databases.


With such fantastic presenters and topics, it makes it kind of hard to choose, doesn't it! Better be quick...these sessions will fill up fast!

Click on the link below to register.

Online Registration
(need help with the online registration? read our tutorial here)

Brochure and Saturday Schedule
(to help you choose your classes and activities)

Mail-in Registration Form
(for those who prefer registering offline)

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