What's in your genealogical tool chest this spring? Needing some new ideas, thoughts or knowledge to give your genealogy a jump start? If you are serious about finding ancestors, please make time to attend all these upcoming events:
Saturday, March 10: This is the date for our EWGS meeting (NOT March 3, please remember) and it will be an all day, all things Irish and Scots-Irish, seminar presented by two fellows coming from Ireland to spend the day with us. Cost is $20 for EWGS members; $25 for non-members; please bring a bag lunch. For complete information, register and access the poster via our blog our our website (www.EWGSI.org).
Saturday, April 7: This is our EWGS meeting date and will be a Welcome 1940 Census Birthday Party! Complete with balloons and cake, trained volunteers will be there to attempt to find your family on the newly-released 1940 census. I say "attempt," for that census will not be indexed by that date and you'll need to have a pretty good idea where your people lived to be able to find them and we'll be there to help you! (As the year progresses, this census will be indexed by Ancestry and FamilySearch, but not by April 7th.) This is a free event.
Saturday, April 28: On this date the First Annual Family Search Symposium will be held at the West Spokane Stake & Family Search Center. This will be an all-day of learning and all FREE. There will be a Pulled Pork BBQ lunch, choice of 16 classes, one-on-one access to a Geek Team to better learn how to use the two major finding databases these days (Ancestry and Family Search) and opportunity to take a Test Drive Demo of six other helpful database/websites. You don't want to miss this! (This LDS meetinghouse is out on West Plains; take I-90 exit 272. Check their website: www.rememberinggenerations.isod.com )