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A Boy in the American Revolution and the Birth of the US Army
Saturday, September 9
A Boy in the American Revolution and the Birth of the US Army  (EWGS Meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Downtown Spokane
Presenter: Bob Asbury
Robert Washington Asbury, 65 years old, born January 28, 1951, Spokane WA
Work for: CUTBOARD STUDIO, Spokane WA
I have been a television producer for the past 20 years, producer of the syndicated television (sport fishing) series, COLUMBIA COUNTRY (2000 -2010), but more recently, TROUT TV (2011 - 2013).
Currently I am working on a series for Northwest PBS affiliates called: WAY OF THE COLUMBIA, a series about the fisheries and related habitat work underway throughout the greater Columbia Basin watershed.
The name of my presentation is: A BOY IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, AND BIRTH OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY. It’s the story of my 3rd great grandfather, Daniel Bedinger. Danial was 15 years old when he ran away from home to join the Continental Army, part of a special unite that represented the first national recruitment by the Continental Congress.
I discovered this story while doing research on a film I am producing about Samuel Washington, General Washington’s younger brother. The name of this film is: THE GENERAL’S BROTHER.
My interest in Samuel Washington is driven by my family tie to the Washington’s, Sam Washington, is my 4th Great Grandfather. Our family (Asbury’s) are among the closest living descendants of General Washington’s immediate family. Since discovering this, I have spent the past twenty years researching, and studying everything I can find on George Washington and the American Revolutionary War period.
Go to "Download: Meeting Handout." to obtain the presenter's handout.
Cookies & Social Time: 12:30 PM.  Meeting starts at 1:00 PM

Fall Workshop - German Research
Saturday, October 7
Fall Workshop - German Research  (Seminars & Workshops)
8:30 am to 3:15 pm
Country Homes Christian Church 8415 North Wall Street Spokane WA
Regisration Deadline:  September 25, 2017 - 5 PM
Presenters: Kent Aggers, Dolly Webb & Renata Wilde
08:30 AM - 09:00 Am - Registration
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM - Welcome
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM German History & Maps - Dolly Webb
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Germans from Russia - Kent Agger
11:30 AM -  1:00 PM Lunch (Pot Luck - see below)
 1:00 PM -  2:00 PM Place of Origin: Germany - Renate Wilde
 2:00 PM -  2:15 PM Break
 2:15 PM -  3:15 PM Questions & Answers - presenters
Potluck: Bring a dish and enjoy a full day of learning. Potluck dishes are based on the first letter of your last name:
A-E Salads  F-I Deserts  J-M Cookies  N-R Appetizers  S-Z Main Dish
To register via Pay Pal 
Registration Choices:
To access the flyer which contains a registration form please download the file  October Flyer

Placing Your Ancestor in Historical Context Using NARA
Saturday, November 4
Placing Your Ancestor in Historical Context Using NARA  (EWGS Meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Downtown Spokane
Presenter: Carol Buswell
Carol Buswell has a long background in education, public speaking and writing, particularly about the United States, Native American and Family History. She has been the Education Specialist for the National Archives at Seattle since 2005. The National Archives, with 12 facilities across the U.S., holds over 24 billion permanently valuable federal government documents, many of which are critical for researching family history. She holds degrees in Elementary Education, Fine Arts, and American Indian Studies. Her most recent publications include “Primary Sources for American Indian Research,” and “Exploring Your Own Community.”  2015.
Why is it important for genealogists and historians to learn about broader historical events during the time their ancestors were living?  Do you ever wonder what records will clear up your genealogical "brick wall?"  How do youexplain and make educated guesses about migrations, marriages, or occupations?  Do you ever need photos and or other historic materials to make your family history more interesting?  Come learn how the National Archives can help you with all of these questions and more. 
Cookies & Social Time: 12:30 PM.  Meeting starts at 1:00 PM

Georgetown Memory Project/Christmas Party
Saturday, December 2
Georgetown Memory Project/Christmas Party  (EWGS Meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Downtown Spokane
Due to the snowstorm in February 2017, and the cancelation of the Georgetown Memory Project presentation, it has been rescheduled for the December program.

The Butler Slave Research Team will make a presentation of the research we did to locate Pat Bayonne-Johnson's ancestors who were enslaved by the Jesuits of Georgetown and sold in 1838 to two plantation owners in Louisiana. The presentation will include traditional research methods as well as those that are unique to African American research.

Butler Team Members: Carol Anderson, Pat Ayers, Pat Bayonne-Johnson, Janette Birch, Barbara Brazington, Mary Holcomb, Juanita McBride and Dolly Webb.

EWGS members are invited to bring their favorite Christmas Cookies and recipes to share.
Cookies & Social Time: 12:30 PM
Meeting starts at 1:00 PM