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O Canada! Children of a Common Mother Heritage Weekend and Genealogy Seminar

April 21-23 - Burlington and Mount Vernon, WA**

The Skagit Valley Genealogical Society invites you to connect with your Canadian and Pacific NW cousins and fellow genealogists in a celebration of Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation. Festivities begin Friday, April 21, 7-9pm at the Burlington Senior Center, 1011 Greenleaf, Ave. Burlington, with a reception and keynote address. Our keynote speaker is Canadian genealogist, journalist and historian Dave Obee, from Victoria, B.C. Canada. Dave's keynote address is: Between Friends: Cousins Across the Border.

On Saturday, April 22, 8:00-4:30pm is the Canadian themed genealogy seminar at the 1st United Methodist Church, 1607 E. Division St., Mount Vernon, WA. Dave Obee returns, accompanied by U.S. genealogy expert, Mary Kathryn Kozy. Through four classes Dave and Mary Kathryn will cover the subjects of Canadian censuses, immigration to Canada, U.S immigration, and using time-lines to historically trace your ancestors. But wait, the weekend continues, on Sunday, April 23, 10am-Noon, Burlington Visitors Center, 520 E. Fairhaven Ave., Burlington, with a living history tour of historic downtown Burlington. A costumed interpreter will be your guide as you learn more about the settling of Burlington and several Canadians involved with those early days. The Friday evening reception and the history tour on Sunday are free and included with the seminar registration. O Canada! Tuition: SVGS members: $50; Non-members: $55; After April 10 everyone: $60. Walk-ins welcome. A box lunch and the 2 optional activities are included with your registration. Bring the family as April is Tulips Festival time in the Skagit Valley. Lots of activities for the entire family to enjoy while you attend the seminar on Saturday. To register for the seminar, find out more about the guest speakers, and for local lodging visit: http://www. skagitvalleygenealogy.org. PayPal and credit-cards accepted. For a mail in registration form contact: moc.liamg|5170ygolaeneg#moc.liamg|5170ygolaeneg. Come join us for a fun and informative Canadian heritage weekend in the Skagit Valley.

Sept. 23 & 24 - Tacoma, WA

Genealogists and others who want to learn more about their family’s history are encouraged to attend Ancestry Day in Tacoma Sept. 23-24. The event is co-hosted by Ancestry, the Washington State Historical Society, and the Office of Secretary of State’s Washington State Archives, Washington State Library and Legacy Washington program.

Go to http://www.sos.wa.gov/archives/ancestry-day.aspx to find out more and buy tickets .

“This will be a great event for many people in Washington and the Northwest who want to learn more about their family history,” said Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman. “One reason why we’re excited about Ancestry Day is because our State Archives, State Library and Legacy Washington maintain historical records and collections that can help genealogists research their family history. Our staff looks forward to helping attendees unlock mysteries to their ancestors.”

“Guiding people as they discover the rich stories buried in their family’s past is an endeavor often filled with wonderful surprises,” said Jennifer Kilmer, Director of the Washington State Historical Society. “We’re very pleased to partner with Ancestry and other state agencies to provide that service for the residents of Washington who want to share in their family’s personal experience.”

Most of the two-day event will take place Sept. 24 at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center (1500 Broadway).

Registration for Ancestry Day on Sept. 24 is $35 and includes admission to all of that day’s classes presented by Ancestry. Lunch tickets can be purchased for an additional $15, which includes a box lunch and the lunch speaker. On-site registration that day is from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. The first presentation, an Ancestry 101 class, begins at 8:15 a.m. That day, booksellers, genealogy and historical societies, archives and other vendors will have tables in the exhibition hall. Special presentations will be offered by the Washington State Historical Society and the Washington State History Museum (1911 Pacific Ave.) from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 for $15. The presentations are limited to the first 225 participants who register for the Sept. 24 portion. Those who buy tickets for the Sept. 23 presentations will have free admission to the State History Museum, which opens at 10 a.m. that day. Pre-registration for the Sept. 24 portion is encouraged and available online through 5 p.m. on Sept. 17. Those missing the pre-registration deadline can purchase a ticket at the door for Saturday's event only.

This Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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