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Monthly Meeting
Saturday, March 6
Monthly Meeting  (EWGS Meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
Jane Haldeman will present: 
Researching Colonial American Ancestors: Southern Colonies
Did your ancestor live in one of the Original Thirteen Colonies? Were they here before the Revolutionary War? Each colonist came to the “new world” for different reasons and each colony was different. They came for both religious and economic opportunities. The Southern Colonies, Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia were rural, with planters and farmers. Besides English immigrants there were Scots, Scots-Irish, Germans and Africans. Find out what records are available and where they are, so you can learn about your Southern Colonial American Ancestors.

TAG (The Ancestry Group)
Thursday, March 11
TAG (The Ancestry Group)  (EWGS Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
Thursday, March 11, 2021 TAG Meeting. Sign in between 12:30 and 1:00 PM. Meeting begins at 1:00 PM.
Topics of discussion will include: Adding or removing photos, adding or changing information, and fixing tree problems. If you've learned any new tricks from RootsTech in re using Ancestry that you'd like to share with TAG members, there should be some time for that. 
Zoom invitation will be emailed a day ahead of the meeting.

Roots Magic Mtg
Monday, March 15
Roots Magic Mtg  (EWGS Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Meeting via Zoom
John Wilson is the host for Roots Magic
Beginners are welcome as well as experienced users of Roots Magic. If you are interested in joining, please contact John Wilson at

Refocus Group
Wednesday, March 17
Refocus Group  (EWGS Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
This month will begin with Lynda's Tid Bits followed by Dianne Bongarts "brick wall".
Our featured speaker will be Sandi Gaffney talking about - "How I used DNA to determine my mother's birth mother".
You may begin signing into this zoom meeting from 12:30 to 1:00pm
Watch for the Zoom invite closer to the 17th of March.

Spring Seminar
Saturday, April 3
Spring Seminar  (Seminar)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
We have 2 NATIONALLY known speakers!!
Karen Stanbary - Author/Lecturer will be presenting:
1) DNA: A Power Tool in the Genealogist's Tool Box - Learn the many ways DNA test results confirm and advance documentary research. Fun and entertaining lecture. All levels.
2) The Everleigh Sisters: A Case Study in Conflict Resolution - Minnie and Ada Everleigh, Chicago's most famous pair of sisters, fabricated many details of their lives in order to run their shady business. Learn to sort the fact from the fiction.
Maureen Taylor - The Photo Detective will be presenting:
Photo Detective Roadshow - EWGS members submit photos and Maureen does a live show weighing in on our mysteries! 
Please submit photos to Lynn Krogh at and please include any information you know about the photo. Maureen will choose 10-15 photos to talk about and help solve your mysteries!
Cost is $25 for EWGS members and $40 for non-members.
Stay tuned for more registration information!

Monthly Meeting
Saturday, May 1
Monthly Meeting  (EWGS Meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Cemetery Protocols with Anna Lisa from Greenwood Cemetery
Also, David Luders will talk about the Find A Grave Photo Taking event to be held on May 4th at Riverside Cemetery. Volunteers Needed!

Find A Grave Photo Taking with David Luders
Tuesday, May 4
Find A Grave Photo Taking with David Luders  (Special Events)
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Meet at the Riverside Mausoleum (visible from Government Way)
Bring your camera and broom to help photograph hundreds of grave markers at Riverside Cemetery!  Some lawns there have only 5% of their graves identified in (the free website used by many in their genealogical journey).  We have lists sorted by lawns, WITH COORDINATES and maps to make for quick work.  You can upload your photos to Findagrave, or give them to event organizer David Luders ( to upload.   

Monday, May 31
EWGS Writing Contest 2021 Submission Deadline  (Special Events)
8:00 am to 11:59 pm
Online Entry Submission

This year the writing contest theme centers around family legend, rumor, or a skeleton in the closet. Did you hear a family legend about how you were related to someone famous but didn’t know if it was true? Was there a rumor about an ancestor that you heard or a “skeleton in the closet” that no-one knew?

Entries are due May 31, 2021. You may email Dr. Nancy Todd at if you have any questions about a story you are considering. She will not be serving as a judge and not submitting a story, so she is free to help others. Good luck!

Saturday, June 5
Monthly Meeting  (EWGS Meetings)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Washing State Archives in Cheney
Eastern Washington State Archives Field Trip with Lee Pierce
Times are approximate (as of June 2020) and we will plan to travel together as much as possible. Exact details to follow.