EWGS offers help to anyone researching their family history. We provide programs, classes, workshops, and a vibrant website with local resource databases, contact links and current activities information.
EWGS welcomes you!
We're all about Education and supporting our community to discover their roots.  We offer numerous programs, workshops and special interest groups.  To learn more about these, view our menu options.

Our Support

Genealogy is one of those subjects that have an infinite life span.  The deeper you dig the more exciting it can be! 
We offer support and help in your journey.  Below is a brief table of what we can provide you.  Our website contains a LOT of information. We hope you will take some time and see what we have for you.  If you need help or have questions, we are here.
The Table below contain links for a few topics for your convenience.

Zoom Meetings and Webinars

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic EWGS wants to help us stay in contact with our fellow genealogists while we can't meet face to face. meeting.  We have chosen to use ZOOM for our meetings.   For details and instructions to participate just click here.
We are hopeful that in 2022 we will be able to offer Hybrid meetings, In-Person meetings and Virtual meetings.   More info coming on this new way to keep in touch with you.
Want to know why you should join our Society?  Click here

Send Your Discoveries

Many members will be going on genealogy excursions or just taking more time to do research. I know you will make some exciting discoveries or see an interesting site. 
When you find that interesting item or place,  share an image of what you found. If you share your interest  people coming to our website can see some different images at the top of the home page. Send a picture to share along with a brief caption.  We will show these in our "slide show" (at the top of our Home Page).
 You can send your photos via email (any format is ok) to: webmanagers@ewgsi.org


Most Friday mornings, you'll find Jeanne Coe, Lynda Keenan, Duane Beck, Lynn Krogh, Patricia Flint and Donna Phillips (behind the camera) at the MAC archives. We're on the home stretch of indexing the obituaries found in 25 big file drawers of Pacific Northwest biographies. As we have good times with this project, we often find SUCH interesting names and other stuff:
  • Elvetta Lewis
  • Nicholas Likarish
  • Ozias Lewis
  • Halaha Lewis (wife)
  • Sonji Rutan's mother's obituary!
  • Many lengthy 1920s newspaper stories of pioneer history
We've also opened biography envelopes for Abraham Lincoln and some others that we wonder why they're included at our MAC. 


Thank you for visiting our website. If you notice any broken links or errors, or if you have ideas on how we can improve our website, please contact webmanager@ewgsi.org

Washington State Genealogy

   Washington State Genealogy Society's blog
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Latest News
COMING SOON! MARCH, 2022 Here is the link for details!

April 1, 2022 is the release date for the 1950 Census. More info to come!

Recording of Judy Ressell Prresentation
Information is availlable so you can view the 8 Jan 2022 presentation that took place at our regular January meeting. Sign into Members Only, select Download-Recent Events and go to Presentation Handouts & File. This will be available until 23 Jan 2022.

Upcoming Events
January 17th
Roots Magic Users Group
January 19th
Re-Focus Group
February 5th
EWGS General Meeting
February 10th
The Ancestry Group (TAG)
February 16th
Re-Focus Group