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Wednesday, June 27
NeWGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
12:30 pm
Struve home
June board meeting

Wednesday, July 11
Expanding Your Research Overseas  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Basement of the LDS Church, Colville
Barry McCombs will join us again as speaker for the July 11th meeting.  His topic will be “Expanding Your Research Overseas”.
Many of us have traced our genealogy back to one or more ancestors who left their homeland in search of a new life in America.  All too often, our research stops at the eastern seaboard.  During this presentation Barry will explain how to use what is known about your immigrant ancestor to find records in their place of origin.  As a group we will choose a real-life example from a region in Europe and walk through an exercise showing how this is done.

Wednesday, August 8
Check it Out! The Internet Archive & The Wayback Machine  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Basement of the LDS Church, Colville
Have you ever gone to a website you've used before only to be greeted with the dreaded "Error 404" message?  This month Lora Rose, NeWGS Evergreen Cemetery Chairman, has a solution.  Continuing our Online Library Series, Lora will introduce us to the Internet Archive.  This non-profit project is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, they provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public.  The project began in 1996 by archiving the Internet itself, a medium that was just beginning to grow in use. Like newspapers, the content published on the web was ephemeral - but unlike newspapers, no one was saving it. 
Today the Internet Digital Archive  has 20-plus years of web history accessible through the "Wayback Machine".  This amazing search tool detects those pesky error codes and checks for archived versions of requested URLs.  Online visitors can explore more than 310 billion web pages that have been saved over time.  The "Save Page Now" feature even allows you to capture a current web page as it appears today and save it to the archive for use as a trusted citation in the future.  In addition, the Internet Archive contains 11 million books and texts, 4 million audio recordings, 3 million videos, 1 million images, and 100,000 software programs.  Don't miss the chance to learn about this truly unique digital archive.

Wednesday, September 12
On-Site Courthouse Research  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Basement of the LDS Church, Colville
Karen Struve

Saturday, September 29
NeWGS Annual Fall Seminar  (Local Seminars)
9:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ambulance Shack

Wednesday, October 10
Navigating the NeWGS Website  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Basement of the LDS Church, Colville
The July 11th meeting of Northeast Washington Genealogical Society will introduce us to the wealth of information available to visitors on the NeWGS Website.
Past president and webmaster, Susan Deschant, will be our guide as we tour the many resources accessible to the public.  We will learn how to locate information from three local cemeteries, how to find books in the NeWGS library holdings and how to search the website for our ancestor's surnames.  Susan will also introduce us to the various projects our members are involved with and take us to the website store where we will find many local history books and research materials for purchase.
In the members only section, Susan will demonstrate how easy it is for current NeWGS members to access and download class handouts and minutes for both general and board meetings.
If you are one of the many who enjoy the home page and move on, please join us as we learn all the website has to offer.

Wednesday, November 14
Check it Out! Digital Public Library of America  (General Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Basement of the LDS Church, Colville
In the second of our Online Library Series, NeWGS Vice President, Norma Yost, will delve into the wealth of knowledge found at the Digital Public Library of America.  This online library connects researchers to the riches held within many of America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format. Participating cultural institutions represent the richness and diversity of America itself, from the smallest local history museum to our nation’s largest cultural institutions.
During this program, Norma will lead us on a journey through DPLAs massive holdings where we will barely touch the surface of the 20,845,365 items available from libraries, archives, and museums.  We will learn how to explore the website ourselves by item, place or date and how to view the many available maps and timelines.  The Digital Public Library of America is undoubtedly a priceless online resource at your fingertips.