Stories tagged: Eastern Washington Genealogical Society
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
Spokane descendant visits Georgetown as school announces plan to make amends for sale of slaves
As Georgetown University announces its plans to make amends for the sale of slaves in the 1830s, a Spokane resident and descendant of a man sold tours the institution for …
Mon., June 13, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
Georgetown president, descendant of college’s sold slaves meet in Spokane
After Georgetown University maintained for years there were no surviving descendants of slaves sold in 1838, its current president sat down with one for the first time Monday in Spokane.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 5 p.m.
Genealogical society pieces together history of Georgetown University slaves
A team of volunteers toils each week at the downtown Spokane Public Library, trying to fill in the fates of a slave family sold from Maryland in 1838 to fund …
Sun., April 8, 2012
Poring over ’40 census fills in family portraits
A group of genealogy buffs traveled back in time Saturday. They gathered at the Spokane Public Library downtown to mine newly released 1940 census data. After a mandatory 72-year waiting …