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African Americans in Spokane
Saturday, February 3
African Americans in Spokane  (EWGS Meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Downtown Spokane
Presenter -  Jerrelene Williamson.
Jerrelene has collected photographs and artifacts of Spokane's early black population as part of "A Centennial Tribute to Northwest Black Pioneers." She has awards from Rogers High School - Distinguished Alumni, from the Editorial Dept. of the Spokesman Review - Gold Pen Award, African American students of SCC - Service of Excellentce Award and she is the recipient of the 2003 Jefferson Award.
 
Please join us to hear about African Americans in Spokane. We will learn how the Northern Pacific Coal Company recurited blacks from the South to break the coal strike in Roslyn, Washington in 1888. It was the greatest migration of blacks to the Northwest. It was years later when the mines closed in Roslyn that the black workers and their familes went to Spokane, Seattle, Portland and other parts of the Northwest.
 
Cookies & Social Time: 12:30 PM
Meeting starts at 1:00 PM



Free Websites at Family History Centers
Saturday, March 3
Free Websites at Family History Centers  (EWGS Meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Downtown Spokane
 
Presenter - Susan Dechant
 
"Did you say FREE? Free websites at Family History Centers
Our local Family History Centers have over a dozen FREE websites that anyone can access from one of their Centers. Susan will share those websites with tips and tricks for using them.
 
Susan became interested in researching her family history when she met her in-laws for the first time back in 1972. The genealogy bug immediately bit her and she has been involved in various aspects of this fascinating hobby ever since. She founded the Northeast Washington Genealogy Society in 1981 and has served as an officer almost every year since then. She is currently the webmaster for NeWGS, a researcher for the society, and teaches classes. She is also a longtime member of EWGS.
 
Cookies & Social Time: 12:30 PM
Meeting starts at 1:00 PM



Washington State & National Archives research
Saturday, April 7
Washington State & National Archives research  (Seminars & Workshops)
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 North Wall St., Spokane WA
Please come back to check for registration and social details.
 
Presenter - Lee Pierce - will discuss how to navigate the Washington State Archives' Digital Archives website, and other digital resources.
 
Lee Pierce a Washingtonian, born and raised in the Seattle area, but moved here in 1994 to attend Eastern Washington University. He earned a BA in history and an MA in American history with an emphasis on Military history in the modern era. He has written and published two novels, and has a third on the way. He is also a member of the Cheney Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Presenter - Carol Buswell - her presentation will address the following topics:
1) Using the National Archives Online Catalog and DocsTeach.org to place your ancestory in historical context and lead you to more primary sources for your ancestors.
2) Using and conbtributing to the National Archives' Citizen Archivist program.
3) Special NEW National Archives' approaches for finding records about Native Americans.
 
Carol Apperson Buswell has a long background in education, public speaking and writing, particualarly about United States, Native American and Family History. She has been the Education Specialist for the National Archives at Seattle since 2005. 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."  (http://honoringtriballegacies.com) 2015
 



The 1883 Gold Rush - The Inland Northwest's Best Kept Secret
Saturday, May 5
The 1883 Gold Rush - The Inland Northwest's Best Kept Secret  (EWGS Meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Downtown Spokane
 
Presenters - Tony and Suzanne Bamonte.
Tony and Suzanne Bamonte will be speaking on the 1883 gold rush, which drew thousands of fortune seekers to the confluence of Prichard and Eagle creeks in the remote Coeur d'Alene National Forest of northern Idaho. The gold seekers were met with excitement, disappointment, success, and failure, but the impact of the gold rush extended far beyond the initial hysteria. It marked the origin of the internationally renowned Coeur d'Alene Mining District (known locally as the Silver Valley), the mineral wealth from which became the economic backbone of the Inland Northwest. The initial impact transformed Spokane from a barely surviving to a thriving community, whose population simply exploded. It also gave rise to other Inland Northwest towns and supporting industries. We will touch on some of the people who brought their newfound wealth from the Silver Valley to Spokane and built numerous mansions and stately commercial buildings that still exist today. The program will include historical images to help tell the story.
 
 
Cookies & Social Time: 12:30 PM
Meeting starts at 1:00 PM



Memoir Writing
Saturday, June 2
Memoir Writing  (EWGS Meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Downtown Spokane
 
Presenter - Donna Lee Anderson.
SHOULD YOU WRITE YOUR MEMOIRS? The answer is YES! Donna Lee Anderson will discuss ways to organize your stories & keep them organized, what to write, how to write it, what to include in your stories & how important it is to include names, dates, ages, and even conversations.  She will also help you choose topics to write about. 
 
 Donna Lee Anderson has been writing for many years. She writes children's books, mysteries and romantic novels, and a how-to book for writer's called Necessary Words for Writers which explains those words used in the publishing world that the new author may not know or understand.
 
Donna writes a weekly column for Sound Publishing called BOOK ENDS about authors, books, literary happenings around the area, and teaches writing. Some of her classes are: "Should you write your memoirs? The answer is yes!" and "You have the idea, now what?" Both are writer's classes on how to get organized, getting those first words on paper, and then information on structure, lengths for specific genre's, character development, etc.
 
She has published four books and is working on a mystery that she hopes will be out this year.
 
Cookies & Social Time: 12:30 PM
Meeting starts at 1:00 PM



Saturday, September 8
Information about our various user groups  (EWGS Meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Downtown Spokane
Please comeback to check for more information regarding these presentations.
 
Presenters - leaders of our various user groups.
 
Cookies & Social Time: 12:30 PM
Meeting starts at 1:00 PM



Saturday, October 6
Canadian Research  (Seminars & Workshops)
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 North Wall St., Spokane WA
Please ccome back to check for registration and social details.
 
Presenter - Dave Obee‚Äč



What's New at Family Search?
Saturday, November 3
What's New at Family Search?  (EWGS Meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Downtown Spokane
 
Presenter -  Donna Potter Phillips
Donna will tell us what is happening and what is new with Family Search. This website is evolving daily!!
 
Donna Potter Phillips has been a member of EWGS since 1976; twice president; now vice-president of WSGS; has given presentations to societies all over the northwest, her passion is genealogy 100%!  She helps her dachshund, TIka, with her Tika Thinks page on Facebook.
 
Cookies & Social Time: 12:30 PM
Meeting starts at 1:00 PM



Saturday, December 1
Annual Christmas Party  (EWGS Meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Downtown Spokane
Please come back to check for more information regarding this event.
 
Organizer - Mary Holcombe.
 
If you have questions or suggestions please contact Mary at:  mkholcomb@live.com