Connie Godak from the Family History Center gave an engaging presentation on "Final Words & Resting Places: Researching Your Ancestor's Obituaries and Cemeteries."
Miriam Robbins of the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society presented a program on "Finding Online Resources for Your Adoption Search."
Greenbriar Inn (September 2013)
KCGS's annual outing was held at the historic Greenbriar Inn in Coeur d'Alene. The building was built in 1908 and is on the National Registry of Historic Places. It has been totally restored and decorated with a nice mix of antique and replica furnishings. It serves as a Bed & Breakfast with the upper two stories containing bedrooms and the lower floor as the restaurant.
Judy Norton introduced the group to Family Tree, a new genealogy program from the LDS church. FamilyTree will soon replace new.familysearch.org and will be available free to the public.
Edward Johnson, 97 years young, shared memories of growing up in Coeur d'Alene. He talked of the work he did as a boy at a wage of $1.50 and $2.00 per day.
Mr. Johnson's brother and many of his friends joined KCGS members for this meeting.
Sandra Doutre presented a well-received program on "Little Known Genealogy Websites." She shared sites most of us were not aware of and reminded us to watch for family Bibles at garage sales and on eBay.
Bonnie Cook presented an engaging program on "Visiting Civil War Sites on the 150th Anniversary" in which she shared maps, stories, pamphlets and more from her recent trip to Civil War sites.
Members shared stories, photos and artifacts from their family history.