Sue Rogers Kreikemeier Awarded 2016 Outstanding Volunteer Honor

Since 2003, the Washington State Genealogical Society has recognized almost 500 outstanding volunteers and teams, nominated by their local society or genealogical organization for their service and dedication. These volunteers are the backbone of their local society, giving their time and expertise, to the organization and the field of genealogy. In the coming months, you will be introduced to each of the 2016 award recipients and learn why they received the 2016 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer and Team Award.

Sue Rogers Kreikemeier

Today we’re introducing Sue Rogers Kreikemeier of Garfield, Washington, who was nominated by the Whitman County Genealogical Society (WCGS). She was recognized for her many years of dedicated service to the society.

Ms. Kreikemeier first became interested in genealogy while still small enough to perch on her Grandma Rogers’ knee, listening intently as her grandma told wonderful stories about their large extended family. While a relative newcomer to Whitman County, having arrived in 1977, Ms. Kreikemeier delights in learning about local families and their histories on the Palouse. Since joining WCGS in 2008, she has served as president (since 2011), program chair and become involved in planning programs and seminars.

Ms. Kreikemeier finds delight in connecting with anyone interested in genealogy and engaging them in the activities of WCGS. Her humor, laughter, and can-do attitude bring joy to all around her and illustrate that she richly deserved being a recipient of a 2016 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award.

For more information on the WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award program, visit the Recognition page of the WSGS website or contact Roxanne Lowe, Recognition Chair, at Roxanne@thekeeffes.com.

Whitman County Gen Society Newsflash

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Welcome to the new year of Whitman County Genealogical Society –our 33rd!  Thank you to everyone for their support of our group.  Please note our annual meeting isWed., Oct. 26, noon at the WCGS library, Gladish Community and Cultural Center, 115 NW State St., Room 103A, Pullman.  All are invited to attend.

One of the agenda items will be the presentation of the ending budget for 2015-16 and the new budget for 2016-17.  The sale of our newest publication has been a big success.  Thank you to those who purchased a book or CD.  We still have some for sale if you would like to purchase one.  Information is in the newsletter.  Monica Peters

Alice Whitman Chapter DAR Meeting

Saturday – 15 Oct 2016

ALICE WHITMAN CHAPTER

DAR is “Historic Preservation – Education – Patriotism”

Ridge Point Clubhouse, 1400 SE Fancy Free Drive, Pullman WA

Luncheon at 12:00 Noon  —  Meeting begins at 1 p.m.

Hostesses:  Mmes. Lohrey-Birch, Dillman, Petura, Muir, Trail, Hawbaker

Please RSVP by 12 Oct with lunch count to Doris Lohrey-Birch – ph 509-338-0425

Program:  DAR Museum – Period Rooms

Speaker:  Joye Dillman, CDIT

Directions to Ridge Pointe Clubhouse:

From South, continue on WA27 (ignore the bypass) to enter Pullman, turn right onto Bishop Blvd at the first stoplight (about 1.2 miles).  Proceed on Bishop through the next two stop lights (about ¾ mile) then turn left into Ridge Pointe and hang a tight left onto Fancy Free Drive.  The clearly marked Clubhouse will be around the bend and on your right.  It is two miles from the bypass).  Ridge Pointe entry is directly across from the emergency entrance to Pullman Regional Hospital.

Directions from East:  Enter via 270 Pullman/Moscow Highway.  Turn left at the Bishop Blvd intersection and stay on Bishop as it winds past the river and curves up the hill.  Turn right into Ridge Point community.  The turn is directly across the small sign marking the emergency entrance to the hospital.  It’s about 8/10 mile from the turnoff from 270.

Parking:  There are spaces in front of the clubhouse and a few across the street.  Also a group of about six spaces on the left at the dead end of Fancy Free at the next left.

Whitman County Genealogical Society Gleanings from Selected Newspapers

WCGS

Whitman County Genealogical Society

is pleased to announce the publication of a new book

Whitman County, Washington Territory:
Gleanings from Selected Newspapers
with Every Name Index
(1877-1886)

The 243 page spiral bound book with laminated covers compiled by Mary Bybee Simonsen in cooperation with WCGS, contains 194 pages of gleanings, plus an index of over 5,000 different names.  There were many newspapers in Whitman County from 1877-1886, but most gleanings were extracted from the Palouse Gazette, the Washington Democrat (both Colfax, W.T. newspapers), and the Palouse News (a Palouse City, W.T. newspaper), plus a few other area newspapers.  The extractions were done from microfilm at Washington State University Holland Library in Pullman, WA.  Every readable issue of these newspapers during this time period was reviewed for possible gleanings.  Most gleanings are from records, such as births, marriages, divorces, deaths, and land records, plus other interesting items related to the area.   Some articles, especially land records, were too faint to read, so the gleaning was edited.  Full articles may be read at a facility having these microfilmed newspapers.  A sample page from the book is printed with this flyer.

SPECIAL PRE-PUBLICATION PRICE
$20 PER BOOK
IF ORDERED AND PAID BY
SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

After Sept. 30, 2016 each book will sell for $25.
The book is also available in pdf format on a CD for $15 (no discount price).
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Name_________________________________________________________

Address_______________________City__________State___ Zip_______

Number of Books ordered ($20 each)____
Number of CD’s ordered ($15 each) ____
All prices include tax & shipping.
Make check payable to WCGS and mail to:
WCGS, P.O. Box 393, Pullman, WA 99163
(Orders will be mailed in October 2016).

Whitman County Gen Society Newsflash

WCGS

SAVE THE DATE!
Your WCGS is planning a “summer gathering” on Saturday morning July 9. We will meet at 10 AM to tour McConnell Mansion, 327 E. Second in Moscow, Idaho, followed by a tour of the Latah County Historical Society Centennial Annex across the street. After these tours those interested can
plan lunch together.

Latah

 

When one lives in a place near a state border, it is always good to check out
resources across the state line. Many times there are birth, death, marriage and land records just across the border. A good tip to remember wherever you are researching!

Whitman County Genealogical Society Spring Seminar

Hi, all,
    Attached you will find information about our spring seminar, which is FREE!  In addition, we will have goodies to munch on!  We have an exciting program planned with Charlotte Omoto speaking on DNA, and Matt and Sheli Carroll speaking on Irish Research.  Mark your calendar for Sat., April 30, 9 – 12:15, Bishop Place, Pullman.  We would like an RSVP by April 15 so we can plan for the number of handouts, snacks, etc.  Walk-ins are welcome, however.  See the flyer for how to RSVP and for further details on the seminar.  We look forward to seeing you there.  Monica Peters, WCGS Corresponding Secretary

Wanda Alderman Honored as 2015 Outstanding Volunteer

Since 2003, the Washington State Genealogical Society has recognized more than 450 outstanding volunteers, nominated by their local society or genealogical organization for their service and dedication. These volunteers are the backbone of their local society, giving their time and expertise, to the organization and the field of genealogy. In the coming months, you will be introduced to each of the 2015 award recipients and learn why they received a 2015 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award.

Today we’re introducing Wanda Burke Alderman of Steptoe, Washington, who was nominated by the Whitman County Genealogical Society (WCGS). She was recognized for her exceptional efforts to preserve important historic images and records in the Whitman County area.

Wanda Burke Alderman

Wanda Burke Alderman

Ms. Alderman has been instrumental in preserving the heritage of Whitman County for Washington State’s Rural Heritage Collection. Working with the Whitman County Library for more than six years, Ms. Alderman has located images, interviewed contributors, documented critical cataloging information, and provided community programs. Thanks in large part to her efforts, the collection now contains more than 3,000 images and is the most popular in Washington State averaging 4,500 site visits per month.

Ms. Alderman has also volunteered for Find a Grave for 14 years, inputting 1,240 grave entries for Bethel Cemetery at Steptoe, and has transcribed records for Washington State Digital Archives and donated time and resources to St. John Historical Society.

Ms. Alderman is a respected and diligent member of the WCGS, and richly deserves being a recipient of a WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award.

For more information on the WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award program, visit the Recognition page of the WSGS website or contact Roxanne Lowe, Recognition Chair, at Roxanne@thekeeffes.com.

Whitman County Gen Society News Flash

WCGS

Whitman County Genealogical Society

Saturday, October 24, 8:30 – 1:30, with lunch

is hosting a seasonal seminar featuring:

Janet Norby: Salem Witch Trials and Their Consequences for our Country. Janet utilizes information about personal ancestors who participated in the trials and searches for an understanding of the cultural influences that
prompted them to do so. With discussion to follow.

Jill Nock and Barb Crossler: DAR presentation includes historical background, info on their chapter, types of service that can be proven, documents needed and places to search. With discussion to follow.

Barbara Bradley Petura: Preserving Genealogical Research & Family History for Future Generations. Barbara will give us ideas and show us internet sites where we will be able to enter our research for others to find and expand on in years to come. With discussion to follow.

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Times: 08:30 am: Registration
09:00 am-10:00 am Janet Norby: Salem Witch Trials
10:15 am-12:15 pm Barb Crossler and Jill Nock: DAR
12:30 pm-01:30 pm Barbara Petura: Preserving Genealogical Research &
Family History for Future Generations
Lunch: 12:15 pm-01:30 pm during Barb Petura’s talk we will have a soup lunch with a vegetarian option
Place: Ridge Pointe Clubhouse, 1402 SE Fancy Free Drive, enter from 900 Bishop Blvd. (which is across the street from the Hospital’s red Emergency
Entrance sign), then turn left immediately

Cost: Pre-Registration, by October 17: $30.00 including lunch & snacks
Registration, after October 17 or at the door: $35.00 including lunch & snacks

If you have any questions or need more information contact President, Sue Kreikemeier at:
aerocraft@completebbs.com or 509-635-1303
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REGISTRATION FORM:
Name: ___________________________________
Email: ______________________________________ or Phone: _________________
Make checks payable to W.C.G.S and send to: WCGS, P.O. Box 393, Pullman, WA 99163…….For planning purposes, please have pre-registrations in by October 17.