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Members shared family stories and treasures at our November meeting. From left to right below are: 1) Carol L's wedding dress repurposed as pillows for her grandchildren, 2) a watch chain made from human hair as a wedding gift from a bride to her groom in 1888, shared by Nancy B, and 3) a framed Bible verse written in German and framed by human hair, shared by Donna S.
Barb Nelson shared about a program dear to her heart: Honor Flight. From the Inland Northwest Honor Flight website: "Inland Northwest Honor Flight's mission is to transport Inland Northwest war veterans to Washington D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.
"Support for these trips is provided by volunteers and is at no cost to the veterans. Top priority is given to our most senior heroes - survivors of WWII and any veteran with a terminal illness who wishes to visit their memorial. The program will naturally transition to the Korean War, Vietnam War and all other veterans who served, on a chronological basis."
Anyone wishing to donate to our local Honor Flight should send donations to: Inland Northwest Honor Flight, 608 W. 2nd, Suite 309, Spokane, WA 99201.
Connie Godak shared a presentation on "Family Search/Family Tree" with information on the new family tree feature at familysearch.org.
KCGS President Nancy Morris shared a fascinating presentation on her Ellicott ancestry with a focus on Andrew Ellicott and his role in surveying Washington, D.C.
Renate Been Wilde shared tips for using the Family History Research Wiki at FamilySearch.org for European research. The wiki can be used for genealogical research advice or to find record collections referenced in over 82,000 articles.
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