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Beginner's Class
Saturday, September 25
Beginner's Class  (Education)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Research Center 403 E. 8th, Port Angeles
The “I Know Nothing About Genealogy”, presentation. The Clallam County Genealogical Society will present a free Beginning Class for those who would like to begin to discover their ancestral families. Because of Covid, a limited number of persons can attend.  Masks are required. For more information, or to save a seat, please call the Society at 360-417-5000.

Michael Brophy, Guest Speaker
Saturday, October 9
Michael Brophy, Guest Speaker  (Public Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Research Center and Zoom 403 E. 8th, Port Angeles

The Orphan Train Movement: History, Genealogy, Legacy

The Orphan Trains operated between 1854 and 1929, transporting 200,000+ children from New York to the Midwest and beyond. Over two million descendants live on to tell the stories of this uniquely American movement through oral history, genealogy research with ongoing, careful care of the unique records.


Michael Brophy, MBA
Michael Brophy is a nationally known, professional genealogical researcher, heir search specialist, and lecturer from the Boston area. He has served as Program Director and Publicity Director for the Massachusetts Genealogical Council.  He was the first Treasurer of the New England of Association of Professional Genealogists. Mike earned an MBA degree from Suffolk University and a BBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Mike was featured on the Irish TV series Dead Money, a genealogy TV show about heir searchers. In 2010, Mr. Brophy was hired to conduct research for the NBC television program "Who Do You Think You Are?", on an episode dedicated to the family history of actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

Mike has lectured on a wide variety of genealogy subjects worldwide and specializes in New England and Irish genealogy subjects. His genealogy education includes seven certificates from the Institute of Genealogy and Historic Research (IGHR) and certificates in Private Investigation and Advanced Forensic Genealogy from Boston University.

Thomas MacEntee, Guest Speaker
Saturday, November 13
Thomas MacEntee, Guest Speaker  (Public Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Research Center and Zoom 403 E. 8th, Port Angeles


Genealogy Do-over. A Year of Learning From My Mistakes.


Short bio: Thomas MacEntee is a genealogy professional specializing in using technology and social media to improve genealogy research and to connect with the family history


Long bio: What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional based in the United States who is also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas has over 42 years of experience researching family history.


Thomas was laid off after a 25 year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy . Currently Thomas shares many of his articles and videos for free at Abundant Genealogy DNA and also runs the popular Genealogy Bargains and DNA Bargains websites!


Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go to guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.