Monday, September 17, 2012

EWGS Fall Seminar A SUCCESS !

Our EWGS Fall Seminar, held last Saturday, 15 September 2012, was a great success. Our speakers were Craig Scott (on left) and Mark Lowe and we were taught about War of 1812 Records, Bounty Land Records (I never realized Bounty Land..or free land...was given away by most of the states), and Civil War Records and lastly World War I Records. Lunch was a potluck and there was food enough for twice the number who attended (58) and it was all most yummy.  Here are Craig and Mark:
Others attending the seminar were Doug and Oweta Floyd, Ardis Storms, Connie and Gerry Lenzen (from Portland!) and John Wilson (taking notes on his device):
Mary Leske and Georgia Welton (with Mary Holcomb who had to leave for awhile for a funeral) were a magnificent kitchen crew.......... and Mary Leske won the Grand Prize of a 1-year membership in the Northeast Washington Genealogical Society:
For all those of you who might-have-could-have-should-have attended, may I share that EWGS member Fyrne Bemiller, who is nearly blind, was there as she is to most every EWGS meeting.What's your excuse?
It was a great day; thanks to the good folks at North Hills Christian Church for allowing us the use of their building. And Big Thanks to Bill Hire, who coordinated the entire event.

1 comment:

Charles Hansen said...

Yes a success but not a good conference, they did not mention my ancestors once. :)