Voice Your Opinion on the Proposed Vital Records Access Restrictions

The easiest way to submit comments on the proposed vital records access changes is on the legislative website (https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5332&year-2019&Initiative=False). It’s pretty intuitive since it automatically comes up with the number of the bill, but for anyone who would like a bit of help with it here’s a pdf with step-by-step instructions. Read more…

Washington Digital Newspapers Program

The following announcement was written by the Washington State Library: The Washington State Library, a division of the Office of Secretary of State, has launched a new website for the Washington Digital Newspapers program: Washingtondigitalnewspapers.org. The site features new titles in the State Library’s digital newspaper collection, with full-text article search Read more…

Washington State Genealogical Society Blog Items

The Washington State Genealogical Society has posted new blog items which might be of interest. * Wednesday Nostalgia https://wasgs.org/blog/2018/11/14/wednesday-nostalgia-59/ * Tuesday Trivia https://wasgs.org/blog/2018/11/13/tuesday-trivia-77/ * Monday Mystery https://wasgs.org/blog/2018/11/12/monday-mystery-50/ * Lower Columbia Genealogical Society December Meeting https://wasgs.org/blog/2018/11/09/lower-columbia-genealogical-society-december-meeting-2/ * Friday Serendipity https://wasgs.org/blog/2018/11/09/friday-serendipity-60/ * GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s Thursday Evening E-News https://wasgs.org/blog/2018/11/09/genealogical-forums-thursday-evening-e-news-40/ * Heritage Quest Research Read more…

New Washington State Genealogical Society Programs

The Washington State Genealogical Society Blog has posted new items this week. Here are some you might be interested in:  * Eastern Washington Genealogical Society November Canadian Seminar  http://wasgs.org/blog/2018/10/24/eastern-washington-genealogical-society-november-canadian-seminar/  * International German Genealogy Conference  http://wasgs.org/blog/2018/10/20/international-german-genealogy-conference-2/ * Skagit Valley Genealogical Society Educational Program  http://wasgs.org/blog/2018/10/18/skagit-valley-genealogical-society-educational-program-2/  * Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington November Read more…