Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Janet Camarata Named Outstanding Volunteer

Since 2003, the Washington State Genealogical Society has recognized more than 400 outstanding volunteers, nominated by their local society or genealogical organization for their service and dedication. These volunteers are the backbone of their local society, giving their time and expertise, to the organization and the field of genealogy. In the coming months, you will be introduced to each of the 2014 award recipients and learn why they received the 2014 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award.

Today we’re introducing Janet Camarata of Renton who was nominated by the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She was recognized for her dedication to furthering the quality of genealogical education in Washington State and furthering the goals and operation of the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (PS-APG).
Ms. Camarata is the co-founder of the Genealogy Training Center LLC where the goal is to provide quality genealogy classes from basic to advanced using a hands-on method of teaching as well as keeping up with changing genealogy research and technology. Besides being a member of the PS-APG, Ms. Camarata is the program facilitator of the speakers’ forum, an interest group of the PS-APG.

Ms. Camarata graduated from the University of Washington’s Genealogy and Family History program in 2010. She has a BA in Education from Central Washington University and MA degree in Management from Antioch University. She also presenting a workshop at the Washington State Genealogy Conference in Arlington in August 2014.

Her contributions to the PS-APG and the field of genealogy illustrate that she richly deserved to be a recipient of a WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award.

For more information on the WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award program, visit the Recognition page of the WSGS website or contact Roxanne Lowe, Recognition Chair, at

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