Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Upcoming April EWGS Meeting

The Eastern Washington Genealogical Society will be having its April meeting next Saturday, the 7th, in the meeting rooms of the main floor of the Downtown Public Library (906 W. Main Ave.). Coffee, cookies, and conversation begin at 12:30 PM. The business portion of the meeting starts at 1:00 PM, followed by our speaker, society member Bernie Middleton. His topic will be "DNA in Genealogical Research." This is an important new feature in genealogy, and if you missed Ugo Perego at the LDS Genealogical Conference last month, you won't want to miss Bernie. There's a lot we all can learn about DNA testing and how it applies to genealogy.

The meeting will conclude at about 2:30 PM. Parking is available in the library parking garage (basement - access on Spokane Falls Boulevard) or nearby in River Park Square (there's a skywalk to the second floor of the library from the mall). Some people like to come early (the library opens at 10 AM) or stay late (closes at 6 PM) to do research in the genealogy room on the third floor. EWGS society volunteers, as well as the library staff, are available to assist you.

This meeting will be a great time to sign up for our Spring Seminar (May 5) featuring editor and publisher, Halvor Moorshead. His magazines, which you may have read, are Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy and History Magazine...all excellent publications. A hobby that is especially dear to him is the identifying of family members in unmarked photos, to the extent that he has written two books about this: Dating Old Photographs: 1840 - 1929 and More Dating Old Photographs: Expert Advice and All New Photographs. Halvor will be speaking on:

  • "Web 2.0" - New Uses of the Internet for Genealogists
  • "Genealogical Databases" - What's New and What's Coming
  • Old Newspapers" - Researching them Online
  • "101 Clues from Old Photographs"

  • Find more details and register here:

    Hope to see you in both April and May!

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