Shadle Branch of the Spokane Public Library was the meeting place for the September 6th General Meeting, the first meeting of the genealogical year. "Oh, The Places We Went (Stories from the Courthouses & Graveyards, Members' Research Excursions of Summer 2008)" was the topic. About nine people shared in one capacity or another. A 130-old family Bible, a Louisiana plantation, an ancestor admitted to an institution against her will, a Native American reservation school, Hungarian and Romanian cousins, Swedish immigrant ancestors, a $500 prize won at the NGS conference, and a warning not to take your sister who's not interested in genealogy to the cemetery...all these stories and more were told with drama, humor, and interest!
Betty Rhoda won the raffle prize: a $25 gift certificate that awarded her free registration to next month's Fall Seminar with Barbara Nuehring! Stay tuned for more information, or go here to learn more and register before the deadline!
Our 2008 - 2009 genealogical year includes the following meetings and programs:
Oct 4: EWGS Fall Seminar with Barbara Nuehring at Mukogawa Fort Wright (all day)
Nov 1: Problem Solving Panel - society "experts" help you with your problems. Submit your research problems to Pat Bayonne-Johnson now. Downtown Library.
Dec 6: Book Auction - live and silent auction items, plus periodical collections for purchase. Bring your wallets and checkbooks. Downtown Library.
Jan 3: EWGS Luncheon and Annual Meeting - Featuring WSU's Ian Chambers and his presentation of "Pirates." Spokane Club.
Feb 7: Researching Your House's History - Rose Krause. Downtown Library.
Mar 7: Victorian Funeral Customs and Headstone Symbolism - Nancy Wright. Downtown Library.
Apr 4: Ohio Research - Barbara Brazington. Downtown Library.
May 2: Finding the Book with Your Family's History - Donna Potter Phillips. Downtown Library.
Jun 6: 2nd Annual Salads & Serendipity - Members' potluck and stories. Location to be announced.