Enhancing Your Genealogy Repertoire Seminar


The EWGS Seminar scheduled for April 4th has been postponed till AFTER May 2nd.  If you have already paid and can not make the May date you can get a refund, or the money carries over for the May Seminar. THERE WILL BE MORE INFO AVAILABLE SOON!!!
Saturday, May 2,2020
Enhancing Your Genealogy Repertoire  (Seminar)
9:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran - 8441 N Indian Trail Rd. Spokane, WA 99208
      ********RAFFLE********DOOR PRIZES********LUNCH********
Seminar Classes:
#1  Researching Is Child's Play with Barbara Brazington
#2  Census with Lynda Keenan
#3  Ancestry DNA and Thru-Lines with Janice Moerschel
#4  DNA Painter with Lynda Keenan
Handouts will here on the Home page of the website for attendees to print their own.
LUNCH:  Taco Bar catered by Becky's Catering
COST: $25.00 (includes lunch) for members
           $30.00 (includes lunch) for non-members
           $30.00 at the door (lunch not guaranteed)
Doors open at 9:00 am
You can pay with your credit/debit card at PayPal (ability to pay this way will return during April) or you can pay with a check mailed to EWGS at Eastern Washington Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 1826, Spokane, WA 99210-1826
The ability to pay for the seminar will return here during the month of April. To use your credit/debit card select Member-Incl Lunch or Non-Member Incl. Lunch on the drop down list and add to cart. You can change the quantity you want while you are at PayPal. At PayPal you can either pay as a guest or sign into your personal account.

2020 Writing Contest - "Migration"

     The theme of the 2020 writing contest is Migration; that is, moving from
one place to another. Sometimes sailing across an ocean is one of the familiar
thoughts in seeing the word; or perhaps of those wending their way westward on
the Oregon or California Trails; or the Great Migration from the rural south to
northern and western states in the early 1900s; or heading to a gold field in
Alaska or California; or escaping the Dust Bowl. Simply moving from a rural area
to urban (or vice versa) or moving from one state to another are migrations.

     Tell a story of one of your ancestors or their families who migrated from
one place to another. What do you think was the initial motivation? Social,
historical events? Mode of travel? Challenges? How did the journey(s) turn out?

     Guidelines: 12-point Arial font, 1” margins, maximum 6 pages including
references. Send to co-coordinator as a word attachment to
digestcoordinator@ewgsi.org If you do not have Word, save as an rtf file. Do not
include your author name within your story. Judges are not to know the writer’s

     Due May 31, 2020. Email me if you have any questions about a story you
are thinking about. Please don’t hesitate to drop me a line. I am not a judge, nor
will I submit, so I can freely help others. Good luck! Nancy T.

New Tools in the "Internet Tool Box"

We have 3 new areas of Washington State records in the "Internet Tool Box" (menu item at left). They are images and listing of records that Family Search has collected that are browseable (not indexed).

EWGS Meets at New Location
The Bernardo-Wills Architecture Building where EWGS will meet for at least
2 years. It is located at 153 S Jefferson St,, Spokane, WA 99201 (just south of the Railroad). This picture on the left is the front of the building and
their sign (along Jefferson St.) The view on the right is the front of the building from Jefferson. There are 20 free
spaces in front and lots of parking meters (needing quarters or possibly your smart phone). I (your web manager) have tried the Passport for Parking app with my cell phone. Once it is set up with your vehicle license number and a credit card you can pay for parking with just a few clicks.

Refocus Group and TAG Change Location

The Genealogy Refocus Group and the Ancestry Group will meet
at the Indian Trail Branch of the Spokane Public Library again in February 2020 and will continue there for about 1 year. See Special
Intrest Groups at left.

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NEW UPDATES & ADDITIONS:  VISIT OUR INTERNET TOOLBOX  Washington State resources have been updated. National Archive resources have been added.  You may want to check out our recent Updates for local cemeteries.  Cemeteries are being updated monthly, check back often. Need more info on an obit?  Our obit database has new information for existing listings.
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society covers Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane and Stevens County (Region 7 of Washington State Genealogical Society).
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Upcoming Events
May 2nd
Enhancing Your Genealogy Repertoire
June 6th
Field Trip to the Washington State Archives with Lee Pierce
September 12th
Mayflower 400th Anniversary
October 3rd
November 7th
November Topic To Be Announced