New Season of Who Do You Think You Are?
Tonight is the premier of the new season of Who Do You Think You Are? This marks the fifth season and the second year it has been shown on TLC. The new celebrity genealogists are Cynthia Nixen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Rachel McAdams, Kelsey Grammer, Valerie Bertinelli and Lauren Graham. Airing at 9pm Wednesdays on TLC, the hope is to attract more beginners to the hobby of genealogy. If this is something you’d like to try, come on in and see what Spokane Public Library can do to help you!
.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 (509-444-5357) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are coming from out of town or to make an appointment with the genealogists.
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.