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Wednesday, May 22
Family Search 'Non-Indexed' Records Workshop  (Classroom)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Heritage Quest Research Library
This is a workshop, please bring your LAPTOP.
This workshop covers the non-indexed records which require genealogists to search by location, subject, keyword, and record type and THEN by name. This includes the remaining 75% of the records on FamilySearch that most genealogists never use.  The tricks taught in this workshop lead to a "reasonably exhaustive search" of FamilySearch by learning how to find a specific record by searching collections, the catalog, the wiki, the books and microfilm/microfiche numbers. You will also learn how to return to FamilySearch several months later and only search the records that have been recently updated or added to the site and not waste time re-looking in all the records they've already searched.
Instructor:  Janet O'Conor Camarata $20.00 members / $25.00 non-members (and free access to the library the day of class)

Wednesday, June 5
DNA Tools with Emphasis on Ancestry  (Classroom)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Heritage Quest Research Library
During this class you will learn how to use the results from your Ancestry DNA, and some of the tools available to analyze your results and your matches. We will review the basics of DNA, the DNA Painter Tool, and AncestryDNA Match List, Comparison Tool and the exciting new ThruLines.
Fee:  $20 for members/ $25 for non-members.  Instructor:  Judy Line

Saturday, June 8
A 14-Hour Non-Stop Research Party for Members Only  (Classroom)
10:00 am to 12:00 am
Heritage Quest Research Library
Come and go as you like. Dress casual; bring your own food and drinks or order take-out or bring snacks to share. Bring your laptop, as HQRL computers will be limited to a 2 hour use per person. (Patrons will have priority (10-4).
After 4:00 p.m., please enter through the front door.
 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. - Security escort to car.
Please sign-up at the front desk.

Saturday, June 15
HQRL Rummage Sale Extravaganza  (Promotion)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Heritage Quest Research Library
Time to clean the cupboards and donate the items you no longer need. Please no clothing or furniture. Bring your items to HQRL on Monday, June 10th – Friday, June 14th and leave them in the back classroom. After the sale, all items remaining will be donated to St. Vincent DePaul.
In order to make this event a success, please volunteer to help. There will be a sign-up sheet at the front desk.

Wednesday, June 26
Using a Library for Genealogy Research  (Classroom)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Heritage Quest Research Library
Join Janet Camarata to discover tips and techniques that uncover hidden discoveries in public and private libraries. In this class Janet will discuss finding aids, subject guides, unpublished family files, subscription databases, obituary collections, microfilm/microfiche, maps, tutorials, and special collections in public, private and university libraries. 
$20.00 members / $25.00 non-members

Wednesday, July 24
Making Sense of the Supplemental Censuses  (Classroom)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Heritage Quest Research Library
Instructor: Janet Camarata
The U.S. government also collected non-population, special supplemental censuses, collecting territorial data, agriculture, manufacturing, slave schedules, state, veterans, social statistics, and mortality (causes of death). Learn how to build a personal guidebook for help in reading and understanding each census. Learn what's available and where to find them in Ancestry, FamilySearch and the National Archives.

Wednesday, August 28
Discover County Histories and the Family Stories They Tell  (Classroom)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Heritage Quest Researh Library
The town, county, and regional histories are important sources for genealogists for 18th and 19th-century research. Discover settlement patterns of a given area, origins of the early settlers, geography, religion, economics, education, the social conditions and major events of the times, and if lucky, a biographical sketch of your ancestor. Learn what's been written, where to find them and how to assess their value.
Instructor:  Janet Camarata

Saturday, October 12
Autumn Quest 2019  (Seminar)
8:15 am to 3:00 pm
Emerald Queen Conference Center, Fife, WA
Join us to hear internationally-known speaker, Dave Obee, speak about researching old newspapers, Canadian Genealogy on the Internet, Friends Across the Border and the Geography of Genealogy in England. See the brochure for registration form and early bird signup special.