Filter by Category:  

Search:   For:    Search  Clear Search
Listings Per Page: 

Records: 1 to 8 of 8

Roots Magic Users Group
Monday, May 17
Roots Magic Users Group  (EWGS Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Meeting via Zoom
Each meeting will center on version 7 with soon to be released Version 8 coming out! 
We study how we can best to preserve and organize our genealogical data using Roots Magic. At each meeting we focus on some section of Roots Magic to gain a better understanding of this program.
All skill levels are welcome! 
John Wilson is the host for our meetings and if you are interested in attending the meetings please contact John at

Genealogy Re-Focus Group
Wednesday, May 19
Genealogy Re-Focus Group  (EWGS Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
Lynda will start the meeting with her monthly tidbits, we will then re-cap Dianne Bongarts and Karen Lehfeldt's brick walls with hopes that great suggestions will be provided by other members. 
This months brick wall will be presented by Susan Beamer. A summary will be sent to you prior to the meeting. 
Our guest speaker this month will be Carol Anderson talking about her travels to Poland and researching genealogy abroad.
Remember to sign in anytime after 12:30. The zoom link to sign in will be posted before the meeting.
For anyone interested in joining the Re-Focus group, contact Lynda Keenan at

EWGS Writing Contest 2021 Submission Deadline
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!

Monthly Meeting
Saturday, June 5
Monthly Meeting  (EWGS Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
Eastern Washington State Archives with Lee Pierce
(Sorry, no field trip this year)
Lee Pierce, Archivist at the Washington State Archives in Cheney, will present how we weathered the shutdown and what new records we have "accessioned" (recorded and added) in the last year or so. Lee will also tell us about the new Scribe Indexing Project and then answer any questions you may have.

EWGS Monthly Meeting
Saturday, September 11
EWGS Monthly Meeting  (EWGS Meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
Ann Lawthers, Genealogist with NEHGS, will present:
 Using Occupations to Trace Ancestors
Many family historians spend years searching for the births, marriages, and deaths of ancestors, but the details of our forebears’ daily lives can often elude us. Learning your ancestors’ occupation not only sheds light on their day-to-day activities, but can also assist when tracing ancestors on the move, help distinguish people of the same name in a community, and lead to new record sets. 

EWGS October Fall Workshop
Saturday, October 2
EWGS October Fall Workshop  (EWGS Meetings)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
Save the Date and Spend All Day with Thomas!
You Won't Regret It!!
More information to come

EWGS November Meeting
Saturday, November 6
EWGS November Meeting  (EWGS Meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
Janice Fritsch, CG, will present:
Using Civil War Records to Reveal a Family Story
Join Janice as she takes you on the journey of how she discovered some of her ancestors. It begins with the vital records which then leads to civil war records. The details within the civil war records reveals the life of Rebecca Lake & B.B. Sapp.

EWGS December
Saturday, December 4
EWGS December "Holiday Traditions Around The World, part 2"  (EWGS Meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom
Back by Popular Demand - Holiday Traditions Around The World, part 2!
Toy Drive for Gold Star Mothers with Susan Henderson