Saturday, June 23, 2018

Eastside Genealogical Society September Workshop

It’s our 40th Anniversary and we are celebrating with a special workshop:
“Finding Family History in Your Picture Mysteries”
Featuring Maureen Taylor – the Photo Detective
On Saturday, September 15, 2018

Three Presentations:
·         10 Easy Steps to Identify & Date Those Pictures in the Shoeboxes
·         Google Images and Beyond
·         Genealogical Clues in Family Photos

We invite you to join the celebration by setting up an informational table about your genealogical society for FREE!  Reserve a table today, with one free admission!

In exchange, would you share the information with your membership?  I have attached an electronic copy to our flier for sending out to your members.  Send me the request for your table reservation at EGSgenealogyhelpers@yahoo.com

The fun is happening at Vasa Park Ballroom, 3560 W Lake Sammamish Road SE, Bellevue, WA  98008.  Doors open at 9 am with presentations from 9:30 am to 2 pm. 

Private consultations are available afterwards with Maureen Taylor.

Pre-registration is open until September 1, 2018 with EGS members attending for FREE and non-members - $25.  Boxed lunches are available to order for $15.  Or $25 at the door, but no lunch orders.

Go to our website: www.eastsidegenealogicalsociety.com for more details and to register.

Thank you for helping to spread the word about this workshop and our many societies in the greater western Washington area!

Sincerely,

Celia McNay, President
Eastside Genealogical Society
PO Box 374
Bellevue, WA  98009-0374



NOT SURE WHO THEY ARE?



Finding Family History in Your Picture Mysteries”

At Vasa Park Ballroom 3560 W Lake Sammamish Road SE, Bellevue, WA 98008
Doors open at 9 am—Three Workshops - 9:30 am until 2 pm
Private consultations available afterwards
  1. 10 Easy Steps to Identify & Date those Pictures in the Shoeboxes
  2. Google Images and Beyond
  3. Genealogical Clues in Family Photos

Book sales and Vendor booths -- Door Prizes and Raffle
Pre-registration Open until Sept 1, 2018 (Members MUST register to get in Free)
Free to Members of EGS / Non-members - $25; Boxed lunch - $15
After Sept 1: $25 for everyone, no lunches.

Register online www.eastsidegenealogicalsociety.com or mail the form below & a check to:
Eastside Genealogical Society PO BOX 374, Bellevue, WA 98009-0374
Q’s ? email us at EGSGenealogyhelper@yahoo.com
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Name: ___________________________________ Phone #: ___________________________________
Address: _____________________________________________________________________________
Email: _________________________________________ Total amount enclosed: _________________
Circle all that apply: Member of EGS -Free Non-member $25 Lunch $15 (mark selection below)
  • Roast Beef & Cheddar sandwich with lettuce, tomatoes and balsamic mayo
  • Uptown Turkey Avocado sandwich with turkey, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, lettuce & mayo
  • Tomato Mozzarella sandwich with mozzarella, plum tomatoes, sweet roasted red peppers, fresh basil and arugula drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette

    NOT SURE WHO THEY ARE?

All boxed lunches include chips, fruit, bottled water, & a cookie (Catered by the Corner Bakery Café)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

French Eclectic Style Comes to the United States



SPOTLIGHT ON THE SPOKANE REGION

Hi Everybody!  I am Kris Krell, and I am preparing to entertain you with interesting stories about  the Spokane Region through the EWGS Blog. 

I’ve lived in Spokane since the summer of 1969—49 years!!

While I’ve only been researching my genealogy online for the last seven months, my Mom’s Sherk family was extensively researched, and a book was published for the family.  We always kept the book close at hand so when we talked about Sherk family history, the book came out. It’s been reviewed time and time again!  I am researching my  Mom’s maternal family—Anderson from Norway; my grandfather Sherk’s maternal family—Dye; my dad’s maternal family Bronson; and my dad’s paternal family—Smith. 

My goal is to do a weekly post (at a minimum), so please stay tuned and send any comments, kudos, or suggestions to me at krellkb1@gmail.com.

I am excited about this new Blogging opportunity, and I look forward to getting to know and work with all of my fellow EWGS members!


Kris

French Eclectic Style Comes to the United States


Did you know that WWI veterans liked the French Eclectic building style they saw while in France during the war and brought back that style to the United States when they returned home from the war?

The Waldo Rosebush house in Spokane Valley is an excellent example of this building style.  Mr. Rosebush was the general manager of the Inland Paper Company in Millwood.  He was one of the first newspaper company employees to build a home near the mill.

His house was built in 1923, possibly to convince a young French woman to come to the States with him.  A garage and carriage house were added in 1928.  The young woman didn't come with him, and for the rest of his life he remained a bachelor.  This house has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 2000.

If you'd like to drive by the house, the address is 3318 N Marguerite Road, Spokane Valley, WA.  It is west of Argonne two blocks in on East Liberty Avenue.

Source:  Spokane Historical app




Wednesday, June 13, 2018

It All Began Here--Father's Day!




SPOTLIGHT ON THE SPOKANE REGION


Hi Everybody!  I am Kris Krell, and I am preparing to entertain you with interesting stories about the Spokane Region through the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society Blog.

I've lived in Spokane since the summer of 1969--49 years!!

While I've only been researching my genealogy on line for seven months, my Mom's Sherk family was extensively researched, and a book was published for the family.  We always kept the book close at hand so when we talked about Sherk family history, the book came out.  It's been reviewed time and time again!  I am researching my Mom's maternal family--Anderson from Norway; my grandfather Sherk's maternal family--Dye; my dad's maternal family Bronson; and my dad's paternal family--Smith.

My goal is to do a weekly post (at a minimum), so please stay tuned and send me any comments, kudos, or suggestions at krellkb1@gmail.com.

I am excited about this new Blogging opportunity, and I look forward to getting to know and work with all of my fellow EWGS members!


It All Began Here--Father's Day!           
Most Spokane residents already know that Father's Day was created in Spokane, and the first Father's Day was celebrated in Spokane on June 19, 1910.

But did you know that it wasn't until 1972 that President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made Father's Day a recognized holiday.  Congress was quick to recognize Mother's Day in 1914 as the second Sunday in May.

Sonora Smart Dodd wanted to honor fathers--especially her own father, a Civil War veteran, who raised a newborn baby and five other children on his own when Sonora's mother died during childbirth--in the same way that mother's were recognized.  Sonora dedicated a red rose as the Father's Day flower.

In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge gave his support to Father's Day to build closer relationships between fathers and their children.  In 1938, a trade organization, The National Council for the Promotion of Father's Day, formed by New York City men's clothing retailers, took up the Father's Day celebration.   In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson gave the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers.

Please email me at krellkb1@gmail.com with your comments or ideas!

Source: Wikipedia, Timelines of History

Saturday, June 9, 2018

NEW: Spotlight on the Spokane Region...... stay tuned for good reading!!


SPOTLIGHT ON THE SPOKANE REGION

Hi Everybody!  I am Kris Krell, and I am preparing to entertain you with interesting stories about  the Spokane Region through the EWGS Blog. 

I’ve lived in Spokane since the summer of 1969—49 years!!

While I’ve only been researching my genealogy online for the last seven months, my Mom’s
Sherk family was extensively researched, and a book was published for the family.  We always kept the book close at hand so when we talked about Sherk family history, the book came out. It’s been reviewed time and time again!  I am researching my  Mom’s maternal family—Anderson from Norway; my grandfather Sherk’s maternal family—Dye; my dad’s maternal family Bronson; and my dad’s paternal family—Smith. 

My goal is to do a weekly post (at a minimum) so please stay tuned and send me any comments, kudos or suggestions at krellb1@gmail.com

I am excited about this new Blogging opportunity, and I look forward to getting to know and work with all of my fellow EWGS members! 

Kris

P.S. Donna posted this for Kris but you'll hear directly from her from now on. Great!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Colville? In Auckland, New Zealand?

Last January, hubby and I were taking a tour of Auckland, New Zealand, and the name on the bronze plaque pointing to a feature in the harbor really caught my attention: Colville Channel. What?? How did that name get transplanted there??? I forgot all about asking; this tour was on our first day.



Monday, May 7, 2018

Kelowna & District Genealogical Society Genealogical Conference

Who’s Up For a Genealogy Road Trip?


September is the perfect time for a road trip – the tourists have mostly gone home, the roads are in good condition and the weather is perfect!  What could be better?  Well, how about a Genealogy Road Trip?
Why not get a few friends together and come to Kelowna for the “Harvest Your Family Tree” Genealogy Conference, taking place from Sept. 28-30, 2018 Western Canada’s Largest Genealogy Conference?  Sharing the costs and enjoying the companionship of like-minded friends is a wonderful way to see the countryside. All you need is your passport! Don’t want to drive? Our airport has direct flights between Seattle and Kelowna via Horizon Air.

We are thrilled to offer Eleven acclaimed speakers, including: Blaine Bettinger (genetic genealogist/DNA specialist); Cyndi Ingle (Cyndi’s List); Helen V. Smith (from Australia); Dave Obee (Canada’s preeminent genealogist); Lesley Anderson (Ancestry). Of the 31 workshops on offer, only five are on Canadian records so there is something for every researcher no matter where in the world you are searching.

We have great rates at two local hotels: The Kelowna Inn & Suites (www.kelownainnandsuites.com, 1-800-667-6133) is offering rooms at only $99 per night (plus taxes), including breakfast; The Ramada Hotel (a full-service hotel; ramadalodge@rpbhotels.com, 1-800-665-2518) is offering $119.99 per night (plus taxes).  This is definitely budget-friendly, especially if you share the room with a friend or two.  Both hotels are located along Hwy. 97 and a short drive to all conference venues (carpooling can also be arranged).  When making your reservation, be sure to tell them you are coming for the Genealogy Conference.  

While in Kelowna, enjoy our great shopping, many beautiful wineries, historic sites and get in some genealogy research at our KDGS Family & Local History Resource Centre and Kelowna’s other great archives and specialty libraries. 

For more information, visit our Conference pages at https://kdgswix.wixsite.com/kdgs/ or follow the link from our homepage, www.KDGS.ca. Register soon as some workshops are filling up quickly! Questions: email me at Conference@KDGS.ca.

Claire Smith-Burns
Kelowna & District Genealogical Society
Director, KDGS Family & Local History Resource Centre, Librarian@KDGS.ca
“Harvest Your Family Tree” Conference 2018, Conference@KDGS.ca