There are a total of five local user groups, they are as follows:
 
THE ANCESTRY USER GROUP  (TAG) - meets the second Thursday of each month.
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Shadle Park Library Meeting Room
 
Shadle Park Library is located at 2111 W. Wellesley, Spokane, WA
 
TAG members participate in learning how to better utilize Ancestry.com 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 Marge Mero:  margemero@yahoo.com
 
 
GENALOGY RE-FOCUS GROUP (GRF) - meets the third Wednesday of each month.
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Shadle Park Library Meeting Room
 
Shadle Park Library is located at 2111 W Wellesley, Spokane, WA
 
We are a group who are re-focusing on and revisiting the best practices of genealogy research and records keeping. We are also learning new techniques for researching and exploring tools that can help in our efforts. We are opoen to all ages and skills and require no fee to attend. EWGS membership is NOT required.
 
Following each meeting, speciality instruction for computer tips and basic help with Family TreeMaker and Legacy is available "as needed." A laptop or tablet is suggested for these after meeting sessions, but not required.
 
Group Organizers are: Sonji Ruttan, Teresa Smick and Liz Hawn.
 
 
What follows is an outline of topics that will be covered at each monthly meeting:
 
February - Planning for a Genealogy Trip and research plans
March - Technology: Evernote, Dropbox and Cloud Storage
April - Passing on our Legacy - Donna Potter Phillips
May - Basic Principles and Proof Standard
June - Sources and Citations - Teresa Smick
July - Collateral and Cluster Research
 
Other anticipated topics are:
Family Book Creation
Archival care and storage
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) preparation and organization.
 
 
LEGACY GROUP - meets the third Thursday of each month.
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Shadle Park Library Meeting Room
 
Shadle Park Library is located at 2111 W Wellesley, Spokane, WA
 
ANYONE is welcome to join the group - you do not need to be an EWGS member. 
 
For additional information please contact: Evelyn Wilhelmson:   ej1357@gmail.com
 
 
ROOTS MAGIC GROUP - meets third Monday of each month. Contact John Wilson for further details.
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
John Wilson's Home
 
We have been enjoying learning what we can do with Roots Magic to preserve our research about our Family. We will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 at John Wilson’s home.  If you are interested please contact John Wilson via email at wilsonjb@gmail.com and he will give you the address and directions.
 
 
VALLEY CLAN DIGGERS
VARIES FOR EACH MONTH - FOR DAY, TIME AND PLACE CONTACT ALICE HOSTETTER
 
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. 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.