Friday, September 24, 2021
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
I did a search for hubby’s grandmother who I knew died here in 1963 and she did not come up. Why?
Look closely and you’ll see that she’s listed as MRS. Mary Oswald and so a search for Mary Oswald turned up zip. She was indexed under "Mrs" and not Mary.
So I just did a search for Oswald and there she was!
Just something to keep in mind when searching records in-putted and indexed by volunteers.
Friday, September 17, 2021
They cannot post on their site yearbooks newer than 1988 but they do accept them for the future.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Friday, September 10, 2021
Most Fridays for two hours, Lynda and Duane (along with four other EWGS members) go to our MAC museum and volunteer their time to index obituaries from the 25 files of biographies (see the filing cabinets?). Lynda pulls the envelopes, opens each one and pulls out the contents. Sometimes there is no obit, just biographical stuff. Both of them say it's such fun and they often pause to read these old (like 100 year old) newspaper stories as they search out obituaries.
EWGS thanks you, Lynda and Duane!!
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Friday, September 3, 2021
Spokane "Spokie" Smith Hutchison was the daughter of Del Cary Smith (aka Delphine Cary). Born in Spokane in 1916 in Spokane, her father named his second daughter after his adopted hometown. She passed away in 1984. I share this obituary tidbit with you all today wondering if any of you have ancestors named for the town where they were born??