Monday, June 29, 2009

September...and the Conference...Be A-Comin'

The hooplah you've heard is right on: Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, Chief Family Historian and North American spokesperson for and co-founder of Roots Television, will be in Spokane this coming 11-13 September 2009. She is coming as principal presenter at the Washington State Genealogical Society's annual conference hosted by the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society. Megan will teach us more about newspaper research on the Internet, finding those pesky illusive ancestors, and understanding the importance of DNA research.

Friday, September 11th, is the first day of the conference and on this day you will have the opportunity to attend a free beginners' class to be held from 10:00 to 12:00 at the downtown Spokane Public Library, and in the afternoon have the opportunity to choose from three optional off-site tours to either the Washington State Archives in Cheney, the MAC Museum/Campbell House/Eastern Washington Historical Society Library, or just stroll leisurely to the historic Bing Theater and through the Davenport Hotel (with guides).

Megan will speak at the Friday night dinner, twice on Saturday, and again on Sunday morning. You can register for any of the above at the EWGS website (online registration or mail-in registration form).

For goodness' sake, don't miss out!!

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