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Genealogy Jump Start

Our first Genealogy Jump Start event at the Bellingham Public Library was a great success.  Watch this space for future events planned with the library.updated 17 October 2023.

The Whatcom Genealogical Society will be celebrating Family History Month in October 2023 by hosting a free "Genealogy Jump Start" event on Saturday, October 14th at the central downtown Bellingham Public Library SkillShare space, 

210 Central Street, Bellingham, Washington.

Let researchers from WGS provide one-on-one help with starting your family tree, transitioning from a paper family tree to one on your computer, or help you with a "brick wall" in your research. 


We are offering 12 sessions scheduled throughout the day:

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

We can help 4 people per session. 

In order to help you most effectively, please bring any information that you may have on family names, maiden names, birth dates, places where your ancestors lived, etc.   If you have that information on a computer or would like to transition to a tree on your computer, please bring your laptop.  Not sure where to start??  We can help with that, too!

To schedule an appointment, or to ask any questions about the program, please email Deanna Stewart at  There will be a waitlist for openings due to cancellations.

Central downtown Bellingham Public Library

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