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Scott Legaard shared tips on researching and obtaining military records. His displays included several sets of medals he obtained for an uncle and his father-in-law.
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society member Tony Birch shared a presentation that didn't just focus on heraldry, but also how the genealogist/family historian might be able to use heraldry to learn more about their ancestors.Tony used examples from his own family history research.
Honor Point Museum (June 2018)
When word reached us that the Honor Point Military and Aerospace Museum was closing the end of the month, we quickly rescheduled our planned September outing to the museum. Those who attended enjoyed lunch at the Skyway Cafe after touring the museum.
Donna Schumacher shared a PowerPoint presentation of her recent trip to Europe. She engaged members with items relevant to her trip and family history.
Simone Kincaid, accompanied by four other ladies from the Historical Button Club, presented a program on the History of Fashion Through Buttons. The club set up a beautiful display of buttons for all to enjoy.
Darwin Kellicut spoke on the Wonders of DNA Matching. Darwin's presentation included 9 wonders he has found through his own DNA testing at 23 and Me.
Member Todd Neel shared a PowerPoint presentation titled Chasing Headstones Across the USA and Ireland: How To Transition Into Retirement. Todd included many genealogical discoveries he made as he drove across the country before flying to Ireland for a week, then driving back.
We watched several short videos about efforts to locate and returns MIAs. One notable project is the Bent Prop Project that is dedicated to locating American prisoners of war (POW) and missing in action (MIA) from World War II and other conflicts around the world.