Please join us for Tri-City Genealogical Society’s May General meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10 at the East Benton County Historical Society Museum (EBCHS). The EBCHS is located at 205 W Keewaydin Dr, Kennewick, WA 99336. Ryan Bennett, EBCHS Museum photo archivist and local historian, will demonstrate MyHeritage and Google Photos visual and facial recognition programs and will discuss other paper and digital tools for attendees who may not be familiar with the family search resources of the museum. See below for additional information about the Museum.
Also upcoming will be a talk on June 14 by Margie Belden on Taking the Next Step in Your Genealogical Research – location to be announced. Please mark your calendars.
Fun Nights Ahead at the Museum at Keewaydin
East Benton County Historical Society (EBCHS) Museum at Keewaydin and the Tri-City Genealogical Society (TCGS) will be joining together to host a lecture on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at 7pm to discuss some tools for those who are interested in family history.
MyHeritage is a web-based and phone-based genealogical app that has robust family search tools in addition to DNA testing. They also have great photo tools that use the power of artificial intelligence to colorize and animate photos giving life to old photos.
Ryan Bennett, EBCHS Museum photo archivist and local historian, will demonstrate MyHeritage and Google Photos visual and facial recognition programs and will discuss other paper and digital tools for attendees who may not be familiar with the family search resources of the museum.
It is a goal of the museum to see increased partnership with organizations like TCGS. Individuals interested in recording and saving their family history greatly enriches the community’s historical knowledge.
This lecture will be just one part of the “Say Yes” exhibit that will look at wedding dresses and wedding related items from the museum’s permanent collection. Wedding photos, stories and oral histories from local families will also be available.
This wedding dress exhibit will close out with a special movie night on Friday, June 23rd at 7 pm, featuring the Fred Astaire classic film Royal Wedding. This great movie from 1951 is a fun musical romp that is very loosely based on the life of Fred Astaire and his real-life sister Adele who married Lord Charles Arthur Francis Cavendish in 1947.