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WSGS Local Speakers Directory

The Local Speakers Directory is an ongoing project of the Washington State Genealogical Society Education Committee. This list is specifically designed to help your society find speakers from within Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia.

If your society is seeking a speaker of national prominence for a seminar or conference please refer to our National Speakers page which provides links to web pages that list national speakers. These links should provide an excellent speaker for any genealogical topic.

We want to encourage speakers from throughout the state to add their names to our database. For your convenience, you can use this Speakers Directory Sign Up Form. Either print it out and mail it, or use its format and send an e-mail to Bonnie Jean MacDonald to add your name if you lecture yourself, or to suggest someone you are aware of who might be interested in being added to our directory.

Last of all, we have included some suggestions for making your speaker feel welcome. Hopefully by following these guildelines, you will have a successful program and your speaker will want to return and speak again!

We would like to thank all of those who have chosen to put their names on the list. The greater the participation, the more valuable the tool becomes!

Your WSGS Education Committee

Adelson, Nancy Sammamish-Bellevue nancyadelson@comcast.net All A B C
Baylor, Stephen Eric Arlington s.baylor@comcast.net All A
Bodien, Rosie Kirkland rosebode@comcast.net 1-6 A
Breland, Claudia Maple Valley ccbreland@comcast.net 1-4 A-C
Burchell, Kenneth W. Coeur D'Alene, ID All A B C D
Faulkner, Susan Davis Kennewick denmother4@hotmail.com 5-7 A
Johnson, Jim Sumner jimatjdsales@comcast.net All A B C
Kozy, Mary Kathryn Kent genmail@marykozy.net All A B
Lenzen, Connie Portland, OR connielenzen@comcast.net All B
Morrison, Steven Waltz Olympia foxhallguy@comcast.net 1-4 (others considered) A B
Oakes, Shirley Penna Tum Tum firebugvw@gmail.com All A B
Parks, Lethene Vancouver lethene@comcast.net All A B
Phillips, Donna Potter Spokane donna243@gmail.com All B
Sparr, Laura Pemberton Mukilteo laurasparr41@gmail.com All A B
Stroschein, Eric Mount Vernon Eric@generationsdetective.com All A-D
Summitt, Margaret Robe Everett verirood@frontier.com 1, 2 & 6 A
Witherspoon, Robert Bellingham rgwspoon@aol.com 1 A

Explanation of Columns:

Regions in the state where the speaker will appear:
All = All regions of the state. This may require the host society to board the speaker and pay travel expenses. Be sure to read the narrative for the speaker.
1 = San Juan, Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and Snohomish counties.
2 = King and Pierce counties
3 = Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor, Thurston, Mason and Kitsap counties.
4 = Lewis, Pacific, Wakiakum, Cowlitz, Clark, and Skamania counties.
5 = Kittitas, Yakima, and Klickitat counties.
6 = Adams, Whitman, Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, and Asotin counties.
7 = Ferry, Stevens, Pond Orielle, Lincoln and Spokane counties.
8 = Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas and Grant counties.

Fee range:
A = $0 - $50
B = $51 - $150
C = $151 - $300
D = over $300
Travel and board may be additional. Please read the narrative for the speakers.

** WSGS does not endorse or recommend these speakers. The list is presented for your convenience.

Speaker list info last updated on 12 Sep 2012