We would like to announce the winners of the Dorothy Sevier Matson Scholarship. Justin Thompson and Safaa Turner-Rahmen will each receive $500 towards their college education. Thank you for applying and good luck with your future endeavors!
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Would you like to assist our Whitman County Genealogy Society? We are currently in desperate need of a recording secretary, for our monthly meetings, September through June. If you are interested, please contact our president, Sue Kreikemeier, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You would be required to attend the meetings, take and record minutes, and provide them before the next meeting. Such a simple task to help out our small Society. Whoever you are, we look forward to meeting you at the next meeting!
In just one week Eastern Washington Genealogical Society is having their Spring Seminar. This year they are featuring two speakers. The first is Karen Stanbary. She will be speaking on
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.
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.
The second is Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective. She will be presenting her
Photo Detective Roadshow – EWGS members submit photos and Maureen does a live show weighing in on their mysteries!
The fun starts on Saturday, April 3rd at 9:00 a.m. and goes until about 3 p.m. on Zoom! Cost is $25.00 for members, $40.00 for non members. For more information, and to sign up, please visit their website –
There will be an online talk to focus on life of Sacajawea’s son, this Saturday, February 13th at 1 p.m.
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau traveled more of the West as a baby than most people have in their lifetime. Charbonneau, also known as “Pomp,” was the son of Sacajawea, who traveled with William Clark and Meriwether Lewis and the Corps of Discovery. His story will be shared in “The Life and Times of Pomp: Jean Baptiste Charbonneau” at 1 p.m. Saturday during an online discussion by historians Garry Bush, of Lewiston, and Steven Lee, of Clarkston. After traveling through Idaho to the Pacific as an infant, Pomp grew up to be a fur trader, helped chart the Sante Fe Trail and was one of the first gold miners in California. He died along the Owyhee River in southwest-ern Idaho in 1866. Registration for the event can be done through this shortened link: bit.ly/3tvfwH6. The event is presented by the Nez Perce County Historical Society and the Lewis and Clark Heritage Foundation Idaho Chapter. !
RootsTech is FREE! and virtual, this year. This experience begins in 2 weeks! This would be a great time to check it out and see if you would want to attend, in person, in the future. For more information, and to sign up, go to: www.rootstech.org
It is now January 2021 and we have been experiencing Covid-19 for 9 heartbreaking months. Many of us have been personally touched by this awful disease and it continues to affect us, daily. So what can we do with our time as we protect ourselves and families?
RootsTech is coming up February 25th through the 27th, 2021. This year it is free and virtual!! What a chance to experience this event, all in the comfort of your own home. Here is a link for more information. https://www.rootstech.org/?lang=eng
The Eastern Washington Genealogy Society continues to hold their monthly meetings the 1st Saturday of every month via Zoom! Each meeting usually has a presentation. Dues to become a member are only $25.00 a year for individual or couple! February’s presentation is about researching French Canadian Ancestors presented by Margie Beldin. In March Jane Haldeman will present on Researching Colonial American Ancestors: Southern Colonies. April will be bringing their Spring Workshop and they will be having 2 presenters, one of which is Maureen Taylor; The Photo Detective. How special is that!! Prices for the workshop have not been announced yet, but you can keep updated by visiting their website: https://ewgsi.org/eventListings.php?nm=283#er495
That is all for now. We hope you are keeping busy finding all of those hidden ancestors! Keep visiting here and we will try to keep you posted on some fun things to do!