Tuesday, September 17, 2019

EWGS October Workshop



Saturday, October 5
EWGS Fall Workshop - Coming to America  (Workshop)
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8441 N Indian Trail Rd., Spokane, WA
Join us for 12 thought provoking, informative classes that include: Beginning DNA, Beginning Genealogy, DNA Painter, Using the chromosome results from Family Tree DNA, GEDmatch and 23 and me. Migration Mapping, Colonial Ancestry, Norwegian, Immigration - Why they Left, “Albion’s Seed” part 1 and 2, Ethnic Resources and Legal Implications of DNA testing.
More details on the home page.
Syllabus will be available for download at our website prior to the seminar date.
When: Oct 5, 2019. Doors open at 08:00 for registration, meeting at 9, Seminar 10-3:30
Cost:  $25.00 including luncn. You can use the form on the flyer or use PayPal as found on the Home Page.
 
 

Lewiston-Clarkston Valley Ancestry?




UNLOCK YOUR FAMILY’S HISTORY VAULT 

Was your great-grandfather thought to be part of some Lewiston-Clarkston Valley folklore in the day? Was your great-aunt part of the pre-Prohibition wine industry? Punch in your family name and find out!!! The Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune’s 100-year “historic archives” are available from 1898-1998. Visit lmtribune.com and look under “extras” for “historic archives”. All searches are free. 
Complete historic stories, full pages, print copies of pdf images start at $9.95 for a one-day pass.

Note: I looked up my great-aunt’s name. She was a long time school teacher in Lewiston, including several small area towns, and she was very active in a political party. I found hundreds of references to her. For free I could see the date of the paper in which her name appeared and a little snippet of the article so I knew what it was about. What a treasure trove! If you don’t want to pay for the one-day pass, you can write down the dates of the papers and go to a library where the papers are on microfilm and look at them yourself and scan them to a thumb drive. Both the University of Idaho in Moscow and Lewis and Clark State College in Lewiston have microfilms of these newspapers. 

Monica Bartlett Peters ~~Whitman County Genealogical Society Newsletter

Friday, September 13, 2019

EWGS' New Meeting Home



Come 2020, and at the February meeting, EWGS will be meeting at 153 S. Jefferson. 

Gary and Ellen Martin Bernardo graciously offered EWGS the use of their business' meeting room for free and for as long as needed. We thank them profusely!! 



For those who don't know, the downtown Spokane Public Library is closing for two whole years for remodeling. This necessitated EWGS finding a new meeting place and the Bernardos responded to Doug Floyd's "plea" email. 

January meeting is Mukogawa and we start at the new place in February. Do check our website for all the details, www.ewgsi.org   

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Georgia & Mary: Faithful EWGS Members


Georgia and Mary are two of the most faithful EWGS members! They rarely miss a meeting and are always smiling. Both have served EWGS in several capacities. Say hello at the next meeting and shake hands........... and maybe some of that "volunteering gene" may rub off onto YOU!



Monday, September 9, 2019

EWGS October Workshop

Eastern Washington Genealogy Society
Fall Workshop Presents
Join us for 12 thought provoking, informative classes that include: Beginning DNA, Beginning Genealogy, DNA Painter, Using the chromosome results from Family Tree DNA, GEDmatch and 23 and me. Migration Mapping, Scotland, Norwegian, Immigration - Why they Left, “Albion’s Seed” part 1 and 2, Ethnic Resources and Legal Implications of DNA testing.
Syllabus will be available for download at our website prior to the seminar date:

When: Oct 5, 2019. Doors open at 08:00 for registration, meeting at 9, Seminar 10-3:30
Where: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8441 Indian Trail Rd 99208

LUNCH PROVIDED-DOOR PRIZES-VENDORS

Registration : $25.00
Mail Check to:
EWGS
P.O. Box 1826
Spokane, Wa. 99210
Pay Pal- ewgsi.org

Preservation DIY


Name: Preservation DIY!
Date(s): 10/17
Time: 5:30p - 7:30p
Ages Allowed: 16 - 99
Instructors, Museum Collections Staff: Brooke Wagner, Tisa Matheson, Freya Liggett, Valerie Wahl, and Anna Harbine
Cost: $20, members/$25, non-members 
Limit: 25
Location: Museum Archives and Library
Ever wonder how to store that “family archive” hiding in under your bed or stored in your attic or basement? Want to know the best way to scan photos or store your grandmother’s wedding dress? Join these museum collections staff for a do it yourself deep dive into the world of preservation, where you will learn some helpful tricks to preserving the treasures passed down in your own family. Topics include ideal home storage locations, techniques to store a variety of materials, and suggestions on preserving family stories for future generations. Questions are welcome, but to ensure the safety and preservation of your family heirlooms, please leave your treasures at home. Supplies and sample heirlooms will be provided for demonstration.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Cemeteries In Paris France



Just read about a new website containing the burial registers of 19 of the 20 cemeteries in Paris. These are now available online for the period 1804-1918. You will need Google Translate's help to access the information.  Learn more from this article:

https://french-genealogy.typepad.com/genealogie/2019/02/paris-cemetery-records-online.html



Even without French ancestry (which I have not), it would be a fun browse through the name of these Paris cemeteries.

How different are these cemeteries in Paris from any place else in 
the world?