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Projects and Activities

At the 2016 APG Professional Management Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Puget Sound Chapter was awarded a Golden Chapter Award Honorable Mention certificate “for excellence in outreach, collaboration, and preservation upon the successful completion of “Scrapbook of Picture Cards,” a joint project with the Seattle Public Library.” View the Scrapbook Project here.

Here are some highlights of other PS-APG activities from the in-person era:

Puget Sound Chapter APG May 2020 meeting18 May 2020: Our first Virtual Chapter Meeting. Our speaker was Kathy Hinkley, APG Executive Director, who showed us the new APG website.
Puget Sound Chapter APGPuget Sound Chapter APGApril 2020: PS-APG President’s Awards to Karin Coppernoll and Nancy Cordell.
Given for their work to revise the chapter by-laws, which allowed for virtual meetings.
December 2019: Proposal by Karen Coppernoll and Caroll Budny.
Proposal to shift from onsite to virtual chapter meetings.
Puget Sound Chapter APGAugust 2019: Ask the Experts – at the Olympia Genealogical Society (OGS).
PS-APG experts provided 20-minute consultations with OGS members who were challenged with genealogical roadblocks.
(L-R front row) Trish Hackett Nicola, Karin Coppernoll, Caroll Budny, Shelia Thayer, Jerry McCoy*, and Claudia Breland. (L-R back row) David Olson*, Nancy Cordell, Steven Morrison and Carol Jenner. *guest
Puget Sound Chapter APGMay 2019: Last onsite meeting – at the Tacoma Public Library
Puget Sound Chapter APGApril 2019: PS-APG display table at the Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society Seminar.
Puget Sound Chapter APGDecember 2018: Holiday Gathering at Seattle Genealogical Society Library.
(L-R) Steven Morrison, Trish Hackett Nicola, Janice Lovelace, Karin Coppernoll, Sheila Thayer, Karen Borgerson, Claudia Breland, and Caroll Budny.
Puget Sound Chapter APGOctober 2018: Chapter members at the APG Professional Management Conference in Kansas City. (L-R) Steven Morrison and Lori Lee.
September 2018: Meeting at Heritage Quest Research Library in Sumner.
(L-R) Jim Johnson, Lois Gumz-Calisal, Claudia Breland, Nancy Cordell, and Steven Morrison.
Puget Sound Chapter APGAugust 2018: Ask the Experts at Seattle Genealogical Society (SGS) Library.
PS-APG experts provided 20-minute consultations for SGS members who were challenged with genealogical roadblocks.
(L-R) Jill Morelli, Janet Camarata, Karin Borgerson, and Steven Morrison.  Not shown Claudia Breland.
May 2018: Meeting at the Seattle Genealogical Society Library.
Puget Sound Chapter APGApril 2018: PS-APG display table and members at the Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society Seminar.
(L-R) Nancy Cordell and Steven Morrison.
Puget Sound Chapter APGMarch 2018: PS-APG display table and members at the Olympia Genealogical Society Seminar.
(L-R) Claudia Breland, Karin Coppernoll, Nancy Cordell, Carol Jenner, and Steven Morrison.
February 2018: Meeting at the Tacoma Public Library.
Puget Sound Chapter APGJanuary 2018: PS-APG members who attended Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
(L-R) Karin Coppernoll, Nancy Cordell, Steven Morrison, Karin Borgerson, and Claudia Breland.
Puget Sound Chapter APGDecember 2017:  Holiday Gathering at Seattle Genealogical Society Library.
(L-R) Steven Morrison, Karen Borgerson, Claudia Breland, Caroll Budny, Trish Hacket Nicola, Nancy Cordell, Janice Lovelace, and Jill Morelli.
Puget Sound Chapter APGOctober 2017:  PS-APG meeting at the Heritage Quest Research Library in Sumner.
Presenters Jill Morelli and Claudia Breland.
Puget Sound Chapter APGAugust 2017:  Chapter picnic at Steven and Gloria Morrison’s home in Olympia.
(L-R) Jill Morelli, Jean Yauger, Lois Gumz-Calisal, Claudia Breland, Dave Leisse, Nancy Cordell, and Steven Morrison.
Puget Sound Chapter APGAugust 2017: Ask the Experts at Puget Sound Genealogical Society (PSGS) – Bremerton.
Four PS-APG experts provided 20-minute consultations for twenty two PSGS members who were challenged with genealogical roadblocks.
(L-R) Karin Borgerson, Janet Camarata, Jill Morelli, & Steven Morrison.
Puget Sound Chapter APGJune 2017: Meeting at Fiske Genealogical Library in Seattle.
(L-R) Steven Morrison, guest, Nancy Cordell, Claudia Breland, Dave Liesse, Karen Borgerson and two guests.
Puget Sound Chapter APGOctober 2016: Meeting at the Tacoma Public Library NW Room and Archives.
(L-R) Caroll Budny, Steven Morrison, Jean Yauger, Jim Johnson, Claudia Breland, Autumn Blakeley and Nancy Cordell.
September 2016: Ask the Experts – at the Puget Sound Genealogy Society (PSGS) in Bremerton.
PS-APG experts provided 20-minute consultations with PSGS members who were challenged with genealogical roadblocks.
Volunteers: Autumn Blakeley, Claudia Breland, Janet Camarata, Nancy Cordell, Jim Johnson, and Steven Morrison.
Puget Sound Chapter APGAugust 2016: Chapter Picnic at Jim Johnson’s home in Puyallup.
(L-R) Steven Morrison, Dave Liesse, Autumn Blakeley, Nancy Cordell and Jim Johnson.
Puget Sound Chapter APGAugust 2016: Ask the Experts – at the Northwest Genealogy Conference in Arlington.
PS-APG experts provided 20-minute consultations with conference attendees who were challenged with genealogical roadblocks.
Volunteers: Karin Coppernoll, Nancy Cordell, Jim Johnson, Autumn Blakeley and Trish Hackett Nicola.
Puget Sound Chapter APGNovember 2015: Ask the Experts – at the Washington Family History Fair in Redmond.
PS-APG experts provided 20-minute consultations with history fair guests who were challenged with genealogical roadblocks.
Volunteers: Karin Coppernoll, Janet Camarata, Claudia Breland, Janice Lovelace, Jill Morelli and Steven Morrison.
Puget Sound Chapter APGOctober 2015: Ask the Experts – at Heritage Quest Research Library (HQRL) in Sumner.
PS-APG experts provided 20-minute consultations with HQRL members who were challenged with genealogical roadblocks.
Volunteers: Janet Camarata, Nancy Cordell, Karin Coppernoll, Jim Johnson, Dave Liesse, Claudia Breland and Steven Morrison.
Puget Sound Chapter APG
December 2014: Holiday Gathering at NARA in Seattle.
Puget Sound Chapter APGDecember 2013: Holiday Gathering at NARA in Seattle.
(L-R front row) Bonnie McDonald, Janice Blackhurst, Winona Laird, Jill Morelli, Claudia Breland, and Trish Hackett Nicola. (Back row) Alan McCool, Dave Liesse, Eric Stroschein, and Steven Morrison.
Puget Sound Chapter APGOctober 2013: Chapter members at the British Institute in Salt Lake City.
(L-R) Bonnie McDonald, Eric Stroschein, and Steven Morrison.
Puget Sound Chapter APGAugust 2013: Chapter Picnic at Winona Laird’s home in Kent.
(L-R front row) Claudia Breland, Jill Morelli, Trish Hackett Nicola, Janet Camarata, Jean Yauger, Bonnie McDonald, Lois Gumz-Calisal and Winona Laird; (Back row) Steven Morrison, Eric Stroschein, Alan McCool, and Dave Liesse.
Puget Sound Chapter APGSeptember 2012: PS-APG meeting at the Washington State Archives in Olympia.
(L-R front row) Eric Stroschein, Dan Durham, and Trish Hackett Nicola. (L-R back row) Jim Johnson, Alan McCool, Steven Morrison, Winona Laird, Melonie Ramsey, guest, and Claudia Breland.
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