Olympia Genealogical Society June meeting

Jerri McCoy will discuss “Reviewing Your Genealogical Research for Missed Clues” at the Olympia Genealogical Society June meeting. Join us on Thursday, June 8 at 7 pm at Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 152. 360-451-1059

Thank-you,  JOYCE OGDEN, publicity

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Northeast Washington Genealogical Society Fall Seminar

NeWGS 2017 Fall Seminar

A Day with Dollarhide
Saturday – September 16, 2017
To be held at the Ambulance Shack
      at the north end of Colville (just east of the Roundabout)
Saturday, September 16th the Northeast Washington Genealogical Society will be holding their 36th annual Fall Seminar at the “Ambulance Shack” located at the North Roundabout in Colville.
The featured presenter will be William Dollarhide; renowned genealogy lecturer and author. He has been in pursuit of his family origins since 1971 and involved professionally with genealogy since 1980. He has written over 120 published magazine articles relating to genealogical research; has developed several software systems for genealogy; and he is the author of over 30 books, including Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920, one of the best-selling genealogy books of all time
Topics for our workshop include:
  American Migration Routes, 1750-1800

 Using Deeds to Trace the Trails of Your Ancestors

 You Know About Census Records But What About Census Substitutes?

 Civil War Genealogy


Mr. Dollarhides numerous books will be available for purchase during breaks and lunch.

Mark your calendars now! You don’t want to miss this one. In fact, why not bring a friend? Remember you don’t have to be a member to attend.
Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Lunch is included. The Registration Form is attached below. Please contact Karen Struve at 509-690-8380 should you have questions.

Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society June Meeting


If you are like me, you may never have heard the term Melungeon before now.  According to Wikipedia, Melungeons are a people from the Cumberland Gap Area of East Tennessee, Eastern Kentucky and Southwest Virginia. They are of mixed European, African and Native American ancestry.  At our next Meeting, June 13th at 1pm, Jim Johnson, President of the Heritage Quest Genealogical Library in Sumner, will be speaking on the topic of Melungeons.  The meeting will be held at the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Library and is free to attend.  Join us in learning about these unique people.



Pam Liebelt

Publicity Chair

Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society


Eastern Washington Genealogical Society June Meeting

Army Medicine during the American Civil War 1861-1865
Saturday, June 3
Army Medicine during the American Civil War 1861-1865  (EWGS Meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Spokane Public Library Auditorium, Downtown Spokane
Presenter: Mike Inmann

Mike Inman is a retired Firefighter living in Spokane with his wife MJ and has been reenacting for 26 years.  He does reenacting and living history including the frontier army of the 1880’s focusing on Forts Sherman and Spokane as well as portraying a surgeon 1861-1865 with the Washington Civil War Association.  Mike has an extensive library for research to questions and some details of ancestors who fought in the Civil War.  Mike also has a vast array of equipment including original medical instruments that he displays and allows people to handle so they can get a hands on experience, for example, of what an actual Civil War period amputation saw feels like.  He not only reenacts throughout the Pacific Northwest but has attended many Civil War reenactments back east as well as participated in filming for Civil War oriented movies.  Mike strives to educate or as he likes to say, “de-Hollywood the American Civil War” as well as entertain through both a presentation and a question and answer period.

The program is designed to give both military and civilian medical history involving the armies of the Union and Confederacy.  But the presentation can go in any direction the audience wants such as drug use, medical procedures, nursing activity, field hospital organization, statistics, etc.

Go to “Download: Meeting Handout.” to obtain the presenter’s handout.

Cookies & Social Time: 12:30 PM.  Meeting starts at 1:00 PM
Download: Meeting Handout.

Twin Rivers Genealogy Society Walking with Ancestors

    We are going to do our Walking with Ancestors again, Walking with Ancestors is presented by the Twin Rivers Genealogy Society,  July 4th at the Normal Hill Cemetery, 1122 7th St, Lewiston, ID 83501,  starting at 9:00a.m. and finish our last tour at 11:00a.m. Walking with Ancestors is presented by the Twin Rivers Genealogy Society.

A little history:

” We started with members of the Nez Perce County Pioneer Association members, 1859 through 1876, that are buried in the K of P Section and looked at the areas they were buried in. Selected those near 14th Ave. in the NE 1/4 which included Dr. Madison A Kelly (M.D and druggist plus mayor), Juliett Mallery (selected her nephew Marcus S. Whitman & his parents, Perrin & Priscilla Whitman because of relationship to Marcus Whitman in Walla Walla), Phoebe Akins, William L. Boise, and John Penn Fix. Next we chose Laura Snyder Barbor because of the location and her round grave marker. Our Whitman’s wasn’t a minister but Perrin’s brother Marcus Whitman was.

   I don’t know what they did as that is what the research does is find out as much about them as we can. That is what we promote is that we can find something about everyone buried in the cemetery if we do research.”


These are the people we will be presenting:

Perrin and Priscilla Whitman (relative of Marcus Whitman

William Boise

Laura Snyder Barbor/Benjamin C Barbor

Phoebe B Akins, and John Estes Akins

John Penn (Michael) Fix

Dr. Madison Kelly is a physician

If you have any questions you can reach me at  cell phone 509-780-7592.  Thanks Sue Gehrke

TriCity Genealogical Society May 24 Meeting

Hello Members and Guests:
Don’t forget our TCGS May 24th meeting!  We will be having another genealogy book sale that night as a few more books have been added. Please bring an ample supply of one dollar bills for the book purchases as we will not be able to give you any change.
See the enclosed attachment about our May 24th meeting as The Benton County Coroner will be giving a presentation.
Also, at 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., we will have our Beginning Genealogy Class which will be a presentation on Death Records.
I hope to see each of you there and please invite someone to come to our meeting.  Thank you for your continued support.

Seattle Genealogical Society News


The theme for the SGS Membership Meeting coming up on June 3, is WWI, The Great War.  SGS President Jill Morelli will be giving a presentation on “The Great War and Its Stories: Jacob Schomber, Cpl., Co. I, 8th Artillery”. This will demonstrate step-by-step how she gathered information from online sources and sites for this soldier who lived in Issaquah. Record availability, record location, and building the story will all be covered.

SGS members are welcome to join in the “Show and Tell”. Please bring any WWI artifacts that belonged to your participating soldier to share with the group.

This should be a fun meeting. Hope to see you there, Saturday, June 3, 1:00-2:30 pm.

Remember it’s that time of year again and you can renew your membership or join Seattle Genealogical Society online at:


Late registration is still available for the 2017 Spring Seminar, “Voices from the Past”, featuring Lisa Alzo, International Lecturer and freelance writer. It’s this Saturday, May 20, from 9am-4pm, at Fairview Christian Church, 844 NE 78th St, Seattle, WA 98115

For more information and online registration:

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Puget Sound Genealogical Society May Meeting

Puget Sound Genealogical Society
Saturday, May 27, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
at Kitsap Regional Library 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton
with Janice Lovelace. Discover the history of railroad
companies, the types of jobs available and how to access
railroad records, including pensions.
Registration required; call (360) 475-9172
Jackie Horton, Publicity Chairperson

TriCity Genealogical Society May Meeting

On Thursday, May 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Richland Public Library, Mayumi Tsutakawa will give a presentation on Executive Order 9066 that sent 120,000 Japanese Americans to concentration camps during World War II. Mayumi will highlight her family’s 100 year old history against the backdrop of this dramatic American story. This event is free and is hosted by the Friends of the Richland Public Library. See the May 2017 edition of The Entertainer (page 8) for more information