Friday, September 27, 2019
I just read a list from the Spokane Directory 1886-1887 which listed so many and varied occupations pursued by Spokane citizens. I was amazed because so many exist today. I found:
Plumber -- Register of Land -- Attorney -- Furniture -- Blacksmith -- Saloon -- Groceries -- Hides and Furs -- Restaurant -- Butcher -- Music Teacher -- Dry Goods -- Clergyman -- Milliner -- Physician -- Proprietor -- Banker -- Catholic Priest -- Dressmaking -- Carriage Maker -- Grain & Hay -- Undertaker -- Publisher -- Livery Stable -- Druggist -- Hotel -- Notions -- Shoes & Boots -- Japanese Goods -- Gasfitter -- Barber Shop -- Drayman -- Seedsman -- Mining Broker -- Photographer -- Cigars & Tobacco -- Dentist -- Sporting Goods -- Boarding House -- Insurance Broker -- Judge -- Jeweler -- Book Seller -- Hardware -- Gunsmith -- Painter -- Brewery -- Tailor -- Military Telegrapher -- Bill Poster -- Baker -- NP Railroad Agent -- Books & Stationery
Ever given much thought to your ancestor's occupation? What documentation do you have for that fact?
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Jeanne Coe and I are indexing the obituaries found in the 24 drawers of biographies down at the MAC. This particular one was too interesting not to share. From the Spokesman Review, the date was 22 April 1937.
Harry B. Arnold, the man who is credited with discovering the historic fire of 1889 which destroyed Spokane, then Spokane Falls, is dead.
Mr. Arnold died Tuesday night in his home, W. 713 Dalton, aged 75. Christian Science funeral will be read Friday at 1:30 ......
It was a history-making ride that Mr. Arnold and his young wife, the former Ellis L. Barzee of Turner, Oregon, took that Sunday afternoon of August 4, 1889. Noticing the smoke and flame pouring from the roof of a restaurant, Mr. Arnold stopped his carriage to give the alarm, pointing his whip at the blazing roof. The alarm was spread by another resident whose Sunday afternoon nap on the front porch of his nearby home was interrupted by the newlyweds' cry.
After the town was destroyed, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold moved to Farmington, where he entered the grain business and became widely known in the Palouse. In 1908 they returned to Spokane, where Mr. Arnold entered the real estate and investment business.
Mr. Arnold was born in the Umpquah Valley, Oregon, on May 17, 1861, and went to Idaho with his grandparents in 1872. When 17 he joined the Second Idaho Volunteers under Captain Franklin McCarrie and served during the Nez Perce Indian uprising. Later he homesteaded near Farmington where he farmed and operated a livery stable several years before he and his wife moved to Spokane Falls in 1889.
Monday, September 23, 2019
Only 12 more days until our EWGS Fall Workshop ‘Coming to America’
Don’t miss out! Register, by check or Pay Pal on our website https://ewgsi.org
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8441 N Indian Trail Rd., Spokane, Washington
Class descriptions will be on our website soon.
|October 5, 2019|
|8:00-9:00||Doors Open and Registration|
|9:00-9:45||Welcome by Dolly Webb and EWGS Business Meeting|
|Sanctuary||20-Person Room||30-Person Room|
|Beginning DNA on||Beginning Genealogy||Furthering Colonial|
|10:00-11:00||Ancestry||Ancestry Using Medieval|
|and Early Modern|
|Presenter: Carol Anderson||Presenter: Doug Floyd||Presenter: Denise Hughes|
|Let's Paint your DNA||Migration Mapping||Norwegian Emigration|
|11:15 - 12:15|
|Presenter: Lynda Keenan||Presenter: Kim Morgan||Presenter: Barbara|
|12:15 - 1:00||Lunch Break -- Board Meeting -- Raffle with Debbie Golding --|
|Vendors: Melody Hall - Scrapbooking|
|Todd Neal - Book|
|Getting Familiar with||Emigration - Why Did||Albion's Seed - Part 1|
|GEDmatch, FTDNA, and||They Leave Home to|
|1:00 - 2:00||23 and Me||Come to America?|
|Presenter: Lynda Keenan||Presenter: Donna Potter-||Presenter: Barbara|
|Legal Implications of DNA||Ethnic Research -- 100||Albion's Seed - Part 2|
|2:15 - 3:15|
|Presenter: Kathy Warren||Presenter: Donna Potter-||Presenter: Barbara|
|3:20 - 3:30||Door Prize with Debbie Golding Vendors: Melody Hall - Scrapbooking|
|Todd Neal - Book|
Friday, September 20, 2019
Are you registered for the EWGS Fall Workshop? Hope so. Click to our website for details: www.EWGSI.org
One class I shall be presenting is titled Emigration: Why Did They Leave Home To Come To America?
Do you have a known emigration story in your family history? Have you ever wondered why they left “there” to go “there?”
What motivated YOUR ancestor to leave their home and venture into the unknown to a new place? The stories are as varied as the number of migration people. Learning the whys of your ancestor’s migration story should be top of your genealogy research list.
Come join with your like-minded friends on Saturday, October 5th!
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
UNLOCK YOUR FAMILY’S HISTORY VAULT
Was your great-grandfather thought to be part of some Lewiston-Clarkston Valley folklore in the day? Was your great-aunt part of the pre-Prohibition wine industry? Punch in your family name and find out!!! The Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune’s 100-year “historic archives” are available from 1898-1998. Visit lmtribune.com and look under “extras” for “historic archives”. All searches are free.
Complete historic stories, full pages, print copies of pdf images start at $9.95 for a one-day pass.
Note: I looked up my great-aunt’s name. She was a long time school teacher in Lewiston, including several small area towns, and she was very active in a political party. I found hundreds of references to her. For free I could see the date of the paper in which her name appeared and a little snippet of the article so I knew what it was about. What a treasure trove! If you don’t want to pay for the one-day pass, you can write down the dates of the papers and go to a library where the papers are on microfilm and look at them yourself and scan them to a thumb drive. Both the University of Idaho in Moscow and Lewis and Clark State College in Lewiston have microfilms of these newspapers.
Monica Bartlett Peters ~~Whitman County Genealogical Society Newsletter
Friday, September 13, 2019
Come 2020, and at the February meeting, EWGS will be meeting at 153 S. Jefferson.
Gary and Ellen Martin Bernardo graciously offered EWGS the use of their business' meeting room for free and for as long as needed. We thank them profusely!!
For those who don't know, the downtown Spokane Public Library is closing for two whole years for remodeling. This necessitated EWGS finding a new meeting place and the Bernardos responded to Doug Floyd's "plea" email.
January meeting is Mukogawa and we start at the new place in February. Do check our website for all the details, www.ewgsi.org
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Georgia and Mary are two of the most faithful EWGS members! They rarely miss a meeting and are always smiling. Both have served EWGS in several capacities. Say hello at the next meeting and shake hands........... and maybe some of that "volunteering gene" may rub off onto YOU!
Monday, September 9, 2019
Eastern Washington Genealogy Society
Fall Workshop Presents
Join us for 12 thought provoking, informative classes that include: Beginning DNA, Beginning Genealogy, DNA Painter, Using the chromosome results from Family Tree DNA, GEDmatch and 23 and me. Migration Mapping, Scotland, Norwegian, Immigration - Why they Left, “Albion’s Seed” part 1 and 2, Ethnic Resources and Legal Implications of DNA testing.
Syllabus will be available for download at our website prior to the seminar date:
When: Oct 5, 2019. Doors open at 08:00 for registration, meeting at 9, Seminar 10-3:30
Where: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8441 Indian Trail Rd 99208
Registration : $25.00
Mail Check to:
P.O. Box 1826
Spokane, Wa. 99210
Pay Pal- ewgsi.org
|Time:||5:30p - 7:30p|
|Ages Allowed:||16 - 99|
Instructors, Museum Collections Staff: Brooke Wagner, Tisa Matheson, Freya Liggett, Valerie Wahl, and Anna Harbine
Cost: $20, members/$25, non-members
Location: Museum Archives and LibraryEver wonder how to store that “family archive” hiding in under your bed or stored in your attic or basement? Want to know the best way to scan photos or store your grandmother’s wedding dress? Join these museum collections staff for a do it yourself deep dive into the world of preservation, where you will learn some helpful tricks to preserving the treasures passed down in your own family. Topics include ideal home storage locations, techniques to store a variety of materials, and suggestions on preserving family stories for future generations. Questions are welcome, but to ensure the safety and preservation of your family heirlooms, please leave your treasures at home. Supplies and sample heirlooms will be provided for demonstration.