Saturday, June 28, 2008

What You Missed: The May 2008 Computer Class

Do you have Canadian roots? Barbara Brazington's class on May 17th was a wonderful treat that you missed! Barbara brings her experience as a teacher and as the society's assistant librarian and acquisitions chairperson to every presentation she makes. As usual, I discovered many new resources and learned some search tips. For example, even those of us with only English Canadian roots should be searching the French Canadian databases as well, because at certain times and locations, the only record-keeping was done by the French or by the Catholic church. Barbara passed around a handout with 65 links to useful Canadian websites and/or databases! If you would like a copy, contact me at kidmiffatgmaildotcom with appropriate symbols substituted for the green words.

Don't forget that the Genealogy Room in the downtown branch of the Spokane Public Library has many Canadian resources as well. You can search the card catalog online here.

If you are interested in signing up for future computer classes (see our schedule here), please contact me, Miriam Robbins Midkiff, at the e-mail address listed above, or see our member directory for my telephone number. You must be a current EWGS member to attend. If you are interested in joining EWGS, please go to our website here and download the membership application.

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