EWGS March Meeting (EWGS Meetings) 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting via Zoom (Zoom link will be posted to the website the morning of this presentation)
Pam Vestal will present: “Why They Left, Where They Went and the Tales Their Journeys Can Reveal” Why did our ancestors leave their homes? Why did they settle where they did? Using unexpected records, social history, the law, and more, we’ll discover the secrets our ancestors’ migrations can reveal as we track them from place to place, across the ocean, across the country, even across town!
Have you ever been frustrated trying to use NARA? (The National Archives) Then…you do not want to miss this presentation by the “Legal Genealogist” Judy Russell. One of our members has already commented “This is the best presentation EWGS has ever brought to it’s members.” So be sure to join us this coming Saturday on Zoom.
Saturday, January 8 EWGS General Meeting (EWGS Meetings) 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Meeting via Zoom The Zoom link will be posted on the EWGSi site the morning before this presentation. Judy Russell – a genealogist with a law degree. “The Legal Genealogist” JD,CG, CGL“
NARA Mythbusters: Your Family IS in the National Archives” “All the military records were burned in the fire.” “There isn’t any birth, marriage or death information in federal records.” “There aren’t any details about ordinary families at the National Archives.” These kinds of myth-statements stop genealogists from breaking down all kinds of brick walls using the wealth of information in NARA records. Join the mythbusters with the treasures the National Archives holds for your family.
Hope that you can all join us this coming Saturday for our Holiday Party. If any of you would like to donate a toy, you still have time.Check the EWGS Website for pickup
Saturday, December 4 EWGS December “Holiday Traditions Around The World, part 2” (EWGS Meetings) 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm Meeting via Zoom Back by Popular Demand – Holiday Traditions Around The World, part 2! 1) Why Do We Kiss Under a Parasite? – Carol Anderson 2) What’s In Santa’s Sleigh – The Last 100 years – by Lynn Krogh 3) Korean Holiday Customs – by Lola McCreary 4) First Memories – by Lori Lee Sauber Toys for Tots and Gold Star Mothers is another holiday tradition for us.You can donate toys (unwrapped) until December 12, 2021 .
Using Occupations to Trace Ancestors (EWGS Meetings)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm Meeting via Zoom
Ann Lawthers, Genealogist with NEHGS, will present: Using Occupations to Trace Ancestors Many family historians spend years searching for the births, marriages, and deaths of ancestors, but the details of our forebears’ daily lives can often elude us. Learning your ancestors’ occupation not only sheds light on their day-to-day activities, but can also assist when tracing ancestors on the move, help distinguish people of the same name in a community, and lead to new record sets.
Saturday, September 11 Civil War Records with Janice Fritsch (EWGS Meetings) 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm Meeting via Zoom
Janice Fritsch, PLCGS, will present:Using Civil War Records to Reveal a Family Story Join Janice as she takes you on the journey of how she discovered some of her ancestors. It begins with the vital records which then leads to civil war records. The details within the civil war records reveals the life of Rebecca Lake & B.B. Sapp.
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Saturday, May 1 Monthly EWGS Meeting 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm Meeting via Zoom
Digging Down to the Bare Bones with AnnaLisa Ludwig from Greenwood Cemetery Also, David Luders will talk about the Find A Grave Photo Taking event to be held on May 4th at Riverside Cemetery. Why don’t you volunteer NOW. . . or at Saturday’s meeting.
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Saturday, March 6 Monthly Meeting (EWGS Meetings) 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm Meeting via Zoom Jane Haldeman will present: Researching Colonial American Ancestors: Southern Colonies Did your ancestor live in one of the Original Thirteen Colonies? Were they here before the Revolutionary War? Each colonist came to the “new world” for different reasons and each colony was different. They came for both religious and economic opportunities. The Southern Colonies, Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia were rural, with planters and farmers. Besides English immigrants there were Scots, Scots-Irish, Germans and Africans. Find out what records are available and where they are, so you can learn about your Southern Colonial American Ancestors.
Spring Seminar (April 3, 2021)
Saturday, April 3 Spring Seminar (Seminar) 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Meeting via Zoom We have 2 NATIONALLY known speakers!!Karen Stanbary – Author/Lecturer will be presenting:1) DNA: A Power Tool in the Genealogist’s Tool Box – Learn the many ways DNA test results confirm and advance documentary research. Fun and entertaining lecture. All levels.2) The Everleigh Sisters: A Case Study in Conflict Resolution – Minnie and Ada Everleigh, Chicago’s most famous pair of sisters, fabricated many details of their lives in order to run their shady business. Learn to sort the fact from the fiction. Maureen Taylor – The Photo Detective will be presenting:Photo Detective Roadshow – EWGS members submit photos and Maureen does a live show weighing in on our mysteries! Please submit photos to Lynn Krogh at email@example.com and please include any information you know about the photo.Cost is $25 for EWGS members and $40 for non-members.Registration via PayPal or credit card is available on the EWGS website. This will allow payment by credit card even if you are not a PayPal member.MAXIMUM REGISTRATION is 100 registrations. Each registration will receive the Zoom information just before the seminar. To register with a check send your check made out to EWGS to:EWGS P. O. Box 1826 Spokane, WA 99210-1826 Please include your email address with the check.
Saturday, February 6 Monthly Meeting (EWGS Meetings) 12:30 pm to 3:00 pmMeeting Via Zoom Margie Beldin will present:French Canadian Research and the Joy of Roman Catholic Records Margie Beldin is a member of the Tri-City Genealogical Society and has held positions as the President, Vice-President, Program Chair, Education Chair and Publicity Chair. She has a 40+ year career as a teacher but especially loves teaching genealogy.
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