There are a total of four Special Interest Groups that meet most months. Members of the public are welcome to attend and there is no charge. Upcoming meetings will be on the Society's Upcoming Meetings/ Events Calendar.

THE ANCESTRY USER GROUP  (TAG) - meets the second Thursday of each month.
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Currently all meetings will be held via Zoom. 
TAG members participate in learning how to better utilize and share what has changed or been added to this website.
If you are interested in attending this group or want to be included in the group email notices please contact Janice Moerschel -
The Ancestry Group does not meet in December.

GENEALOGY RE-FOCUS GROUP (GRF) - meets the third Wednesday of each month.
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Currently all meetings will be held via Zoom. 
GRF members are revisiting their genealogy files, re-focusing on the best practices of organization, record keeping, research and analysis of what we find. We discuss the latest technologies and share ideas on new and useful internet tools that will assist our efforts to create accurate and reliable genealogical records.
A laptop or tablet is suggested.
We meet with the goal in mind of "How to get it done!"
Contact: Lynda Keenan

RootsMagic Logo - LogoDix
 meets third Monday of each month except July and August.
Contact John Wilson for further details (
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Meet Via ZOOM
Each meeting will center on version 8 and will touch on version 7 when interest is shown.
We study how we can best preserve and organize our genealogical data using RootsMagic software in a way that each of finds useful. Most attendees bring their laptops to enable "hands on" learning. We will be able to work together on projects including the techniques of creating books, web sites and reports with our own data.
The September 2022 meeting will be about charts and reports. How to use the settings and get what you want into your report.
If you are interested please contact John Wilson via email at

VALLEY CLAN DIGGERSClan Diggers Genealogical Society
Valley Clan Diggers Group: The Valley Clan Diggers is a group of people that meet once a month in different members' homes for the purpose of sharing their genealogical pursuits. The group is takes the summer off and will meet again in September. In the beginning its members all lived in the valley -- hence the name Valley Clan Diggers. However, the membership is not limited to the valley.
The purpose and goals for the group are sharing current projects, helping each other with ancestral "dead-ends", car-pooling to workshops and occasional field trips. At times we do invite a guest speaker who have expertise in a certain specialized area. Anyone who feels that such a group meets their needs, you are welcome at the Valley Clan Diggers wholeheartedly!

Contact Alice Hostetter (509) 928-4198 for more information.