Researching Colonial American Ancestor

Saturday, March 6
Monthly Meeting  (EWGS Meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
Jane Haldeman will present: 
Researching Colonial American Ancestors:
Did your ancestor live in one of the Original Thirteen Colonies? Were they here before the Revolutionary War? Each colonist came to the “new world” for different reasons and each colony was different. They came for both religious and economic opportunities. The Southern Colonies, Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia were rural, with planters and farmers. Besides English immigrants there were Scots, Scots-Irish, Germans and Africans. Find out what records are available and where they are, so you can learn about your Southern Colonial American Ancestors.
The Zoom link will come to members via email on Friday. If you would like to attend this event the Zoom link will be posted in this location on Saturday morning.
Here is the handout for Jane Haldemen's presentation that takes place this Saturday. It is a pdf file so should work on ant devide you use.  Download here!

Spring Seminar (April 3, 2021)

Spring Seminar
Saturday, April 3
Spring Seminar  (Seminar)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
We have 2 NATIONALLY known speakers!!
Karen Stanbary - Author/Lecturer will be presenting:
1) DNA: A Power Tool in the Genealogist's Tool Box - Learn the many ways DNA test results confirm and advance documentary research. Fun and entertaining lecture. All levels.
2) The Everleigh Sisters: A Case Study in Conflict Resolution - Minnie and Ada Everleigh, Chicago's most famous pair of sisters, fabricated many details of their lives in order to run their shady business. Learn to sort the fact from the fiction.
Maureen Taylor - The Photo Detective will be presenting:
Photo Detective Roadshow - EWGS members submit photos and Maureen does a live show weighing in on our mysteries! 
Please submit photos to Lynn Krogh at and please include any information you know about the photo.
Cost is $25 for EWGS members and $40 for non-members.
Registration via PayPal is available below. This will allow payment by credit card even if you are not a PayPal member.
MAXIMUM REGISTRATION is 100 registrations. Each registration will receive the Zoom information just before the seminar.
To register with a check send your check made out to EWGS to:
P. O. Box 1826
Spokane, WA 99210-1826
Please include your email address with the check.


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