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Genealogy Resources

This Week at the Library (March 2 to 8)

What does our recent grant award mean to you? More Connected Learning (CL) classes and more technical and digital skills for people in Spokane. This week the Hillyard Library will offer:

CL: Theory of Video Production, Tuesday at 1:30. The library has some amazing cameras to check out, but what’s the best way to use them? This class will cover shooting principles, editing and uploading.

CL: Growing Your Business with a Website, Wednesday at 1:30. If you don’t have a website for your business, you are missing out on a huge audience. Learn about different platforms and best practices when creating your website.Pete the Cat

CL: Job Search Bootcamp, Thursday at 10:30. We’ll go over job websites, resumes, and everything you need to put your best foot forward when searching for a job.

Call the Hillyard Branch at 444-5380 to register for any of these classes, or register online.

Calling all cool cats! The Indian Trail Library will have a Pete the Cat Party Wednesday at 4!

Fruit and Berries Couponing

Here’s our version of the ABC’s: Ancestors, Berries and Coupons. This Saturday we’ll have Genealogy 101 at the Indian Trail Library, 10:30; Get in the Garden: Growing Home Fruits and Berries, Saturday at the East Side Library, 10:30; and Learn to Coupon at the East Side Library at 1:30. “A” could also stand for Art, because at the Shadle Branch we will have The Mandala Experience: A Hands-On Art Opportunity at 3.

All of this plus storytimes, and you can end your week with Games at the Shadle Library. The Shadle Branch puts out board games for all ages every Sunday during open library hours (1-5).

~ Kathi (Library Communications)
Posted Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:36:14

Census Record
Immigration & Naturalization Records

Vital & Public Records
Military Records

Land Records

Court Records

Internet Sites

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 or by appointment in the Genealogy Area to answer questions and assist researchers.  Beginning researchers are encouraged to visit.  Please call (509-444-5357) or email ( 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.

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