There are a total of five local user groups that meet each month. Members of the public are welcome to attend and there is no charge.
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 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:
GENALOGY RE-FOCUS GROUP (GRF) - meets the third Wednesday of each month.
12:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Shadle Park Library Meeting Room
Shadle Park Library is located at 2111 W Wellesley, Spokane, WA
GRF members are revisiting their genealogy files, re-focusing on the best practices of organization, record keeping and research. We are also learning new techniques for researching and exploring tools that can help in our efforts. A laptop or tablet is suggested, but not required.
GRF maintains it's own "Genealogy Refocus" website - click here to learn more
Contact: Sonji Ruttan:
Anyone who would like assistance with the Legacy software please feel free to contact Sonji Ruttan, her email address is:
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 and he will give you the address and directions.
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.