Genealogy Resources

FREE Virtual Genealogy Fair

TheNARA National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is hosting a free online Genealogy event October 28-30, 2014.  The fair includes three days of presentations as well as Q and A sessions.  If you can’t spend time watching the sessions, you can download the handouts and presentations there: range from an introduction to Genealogy to Native American resources.  Learn what is new at Ancestry or how to find the right soldier in the Civil War records.  This is a great way to get started or to advance your knowledge and skills in Genealogy research.  And its free.  Check it out!!

~ Obituary Goddess
Posted Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:59:38

Census Record
Immigration & Naturalization Records

Vital & Public Records
Military Records

Land Records

Court Records

Internet Sites

.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 ( 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.