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Canadian Research
Saturday, November 3 through Saturday, November 3
Canadian Research  (Seminar)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N Wall, Spokane, WA
 
Genealogical research in the Pacific Northwest often leads to cross-border connections, because our relatives seemed to think that the grass was greener on the other side. Or maybe it was love, or economic opportunities.
 
Presenter Dave Obee  --  a Canadian journalist and genealogical researcher, will give five presentations on researching your Canadian connections.
 
Syllabuses: (click on the link to download the pdf syllabus)
 

Dave has written a dozen books and given more than 600 presentations at conferences and seminars in Canada, the United States and Australia since 1997. He is Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the Times Colonist in Victoria, British Columbia.
 
In 2012 Dave was awarded an honorary doctorate of laws by the University of Victoria for his work as a historian, genealogist and journalist. In 2017 Dave was awarded the annual Bill Good award, which recognizes a B.C. journalist, leader or educator who has made a significant impact in journalism and in the community at large.
 
He is a member of the board of Canada’s History Society, and is a member of the services consultation committee at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa.
 
Dave is a columnist for two magazines, Internet Genealogy and Your Genealogy Today. He is the author of Counting Canada: A Genealogical Guide to the Canadian Census, and Destination Canada: A Genealogical Guide to Immigration Records. Dave is also the co-author (with Sherry Irvine) of Finding Your Canadian Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide, published by Ancestry in 2007.
 
Dave’s talk in Spokane will deal with immigration, the census, war records, Internet resources and more. While in Spokane Dave plans to do more research into his family connections here – connections that he will include in his talks.
 
ADMISSION: $20 Members  $25  for non members
Lunch will be provided for PRE-REGISTERED guests.  Sorry, NO REFUNDS!
PRE REGISTER BY OCTOBER 15, 2018
For mail-in registration form Click here
 
You can register NOW online.  Don't forget to select your choice of sandwich when you register.  Use the pull-down menu to select from a beef, ham or turkey sandwich.
November Seminar
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Annual Christmas Party - Your Pioneer Ancestor
Saturday, December 1
Annual Christmas Party - Your Pioneer Ancestor  (EWGS Meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Downtown Spokane
 
This year's theme is "Your Pioneer or Early American Ancestor."
 
Tell us about a family, or family member, that came from somewhere other than the United States of America. America is the "Great Melting Pot" so we should see some wonderful diversity in the presentations.
 
The following questions come to mind: Why did your ancestors come here? When? How?
 
Maybe your story will enable the group to learn a new research trick or prompt some ideas for you to solve a brick wall. Visual aids are always welcome. Show and tell!!
 
Our annual cookie parade will continue. Please bring a couple dozen of your favorite homemade holiday cookies to share. Don't forget your recipe! We still have hopes of a cookbook some day.
 
There will be door prizes so be prepared for a fun and festive holiday get together.
 
Organizer - Mary Holcomb.
 
If you have questions or suggestions please contact Mary at:  mkholcomb@live.com