Indexing The Washington State Digital Archives
If you had fun indexing the 1940 census or just want to help index genealogy records, the Washington State Digital Archives can use you! They have set up a program where you can input data from records they provide. When two volunteer-entered records match they will add it to the online collection. Sign up is free and easy. Simply go to the Scribe site on the Washington State Archives, sign up and take a quick look at the help screen so you know what to do. It’s fast, easy and fun! Plus this is a great project for winter when travel is limited and you need a break from your own research! Together we can build an amazing collection for Washington State!
EWGS Calendar of Events:
See also their list of Genealogy computer classes.
The Eastern Washington Genealogical Society is here to help you! Volunteers are on duty every Tuesday 10 AM - 12PM and 1- 3 PM and every first and fourth Thursday from 3-6 PM and every Saturday 10-12 in the Genealogy Area to answer questions and assist researchers. Beginning researchers are encouraged to visit. Please call ahead (509-444-5357) if you are coming from out of town or to make sure that a genealogist is on hand to assist you.
Check flyers posted in the Genealogy Area for information on workshops, beginner classes, luncheons and other activities. Please feel free to attend all functions...and you are also invited to join the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society .
The Downtown branch of the Spokane Public Library houses a growing collection of genealogical resources, with special emphasis on Spokane, Eastern Washington and the surrounding states.
Resources housed in the Genealogy Area on the Third Floor include a collection of Spokane city directories, Spokane newspapers obituary indexes, census microfilm, periodicals, family histories, vertical files and much more.
Other resources of interest to genealogy researchers, such as the county plat maps, Sanborn fire maps, early Spokane newspaper indexes, etc are located in the Northwest History Room on the Second Floor.
Spokane Newspapers from 1882 to 1894 are on microfilm in the Northwest Room and from 1895 to present are on the Third Floor.
If you are unable to make it in to the library or you need further assistance, the FamilySearch Centers run by the LDS church are open to the public. To find a Center near you enter your zip code at the FamilySearch site.