EWGS offers help to anyone researching their family history. We provide programs, classes, workshops, and a vibrant website with local resource databases, contact links and current activities information.
EWGS welcomes you!
We're all about Education and supporting our community to discover their roots.  We offer numerous programs, workshops and special interest groups.  To learn more about these, view our menu options.

Our Support

Genealogy is one of those subjects that have an infinite life span.  The deeper you dig the more exciting it can be! 
We offer support and help in your journey.  Below is a brief table of what we can provide you.  Our website contains a LOT of information. We hope you will take some time and see what we have for you.  If you need help or have questions, we are here.
The Table below contain links for a few topics for your convenience.
Quick Index
Who Are We? Program and Learning Events
Special Interest Groups Finding a Local Obit
Research Areas Join our Monthly Meeting
Finding A Local Cemetery Digital Digest
Spokane Naturalization Records Writing Contest
Genealogy Forms Need Help? Submit your ?

Policies Of A Medical Examiner’s Office

Help is always welcome
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society covers Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane and Stevens County (Region 7 of Washington State Genealogical Society). 

Zoom Meetings and Webinars

Due to the COVID 19 endemic, EWGS wants to help us stay in contact with our fellow genealogists while we can't meet face to face. meeting.  We have chosen to use ZOOM for our meetings.   For details and instructions to participate just click here.
We are hopeful that in 2022 we will be able to offer Hybrid meetings, In-Person meetings and Virtual meetings.   More info coming on this new way to keep in touch with you.
Want to know why you should join our Society?  Click here


Most Friday mornings, you'll find Jeanne Coe, Lynda Keenan, Duane Beck, Lynn Krogh, Patricia Flint and Donna Phillips (behind the camera) at the MAC archives. We're on the home stretch of indexing the obituaries found in 25 big file drawers of Pacific Northwest biographies. As we have good times with this project, we often find SUCH interesting names and other stuff:
  • Elvetta Lewis
  • Nicholas Likarish
  • Ozias Lewis
  • Halaha Lewis (wife)
  • Sonji Rutan's mother's obituary!
  • Many lengthy 1920s newspaper stories of pioneer history
We've also opened biography envelopes for Abraham Lincoln and some others that we wonder why they're included at our MAC. 

Washington State Genealogy

   Washington State Genealogy Society's blog
   (click on the image or go here: https://wasgs.org/blog/ )


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Latest News
1950 Census. THEY ARE HERE!!!

Asian Pacific American Heritage
May highlights Asian & Pacific Islanders who have enriched American's history.

Upcoming Events
June 4th
EWGS General Meeting
June 9th
TAG (The Ancestry Group)
June 15th
Re-Focus Group
July 2nd
EWGS General Meeting
September 9th