Clallam County Genealogical Society Spring Seminar

Genealogical Spring Seminar featuring Janet O’Conor Camarata

Janet O’Conor Camarata will be the featured speaker at a Spring Seminar March 10th entitled Location, Location, Location!  hosted by the Genealogical Society of Clallam County.


She is a popular speaker much in demand for her remarkable presentations.  She has not only provided many seminars , but has also been a presenter at the Northwest Genealogy Conference, the Washington State Conference, and at other prominent events.  Her presentations are well organized, and enjoyable.


The program consists of four different sessionsThe morning session will include her lectures Beyond Maps: Location in Context, and Discover County Histories and the Family Stories They Tell.  In the afternoon she will explain how to understand and make the most of Survey Systems and General Land Office Records. 


Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch, however,  beverage and munchies will be served during the registration period and breaks.


The Seminar will be held at the Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave. in Sequim.

Registration will begin at 8:30am and the program will end at 3:00 pm.


The cost of the seminar will be $35 for CCGS Members, $40 for non-members and registrants after Tuesday, March 6th and at the door.


Registrations are presently being accepted.  One can send in their check payable to CCGS, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, WA 98382.  To pay by credit card go to the CCGS Website and follow the directions for using Paypal. 


For more information call the Society Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4pm:  360-681-0962, or visit the website,


Heritage Quest Booksellers will also be in attendance.





Northwest Genealogy Conference Registration Open

The Northwest Genealogy Conference 2018 registration is now OPEN! The classes and schedule are posted and you can register online. Early bird discount registration is good through March 15th.

This event is one of the premier conferences in the region. August 15 – 18 in Arlington, WA. Sponsored by the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society.

Don’t miss this opportunity!

Outstanding Volunteer Nominations Due Feb. 15

Attention all Societies & Organizations:

The deadline to name your 2018 Outstanding Volunteer is Feb 15. All we need by that date is the name of your honoree. To view other deadlines, click here.

The Outstanding Volunteer and Outstanding Team Awards are presented each year at the Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony to members nominated by their local society. Nomination criteria is left to the individual societies, but limited to two individuals or one team. This year’s Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony will be at the Clark County Genealogical Society‘s Spring Workshop on Saturday, May 26 in Vancouver.

Honor those outstanding members and teams that help your organization be successful. If you’ve got questions, contact Roxanne Lowe, Interim WSGS Recognition Chair.


Olympia Genealogical Society Seminar

In the event that you haven’t yet been notified, I want to let you know
that the OGS Web site now can be found at  In
response to the ongoing RootsWeb issue and other considerations, we have
undertaken the redevelopment of our site through EasyNetSites.  We
expect to complete this project within 2-3 months.  In the interim,
we’ll provide limited info at our new URL.

Full Brochure: 2018SpringSeminarBrochure

It’s Time to Recognize Your Outstanding Volunteers and Teams

Now is the time for genealogical societies and organizations to select their local outstanding volunteers and teams so they can be honored at the WSGS Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on May 26, 2018 in Vancouver. The annual meeting will be held in conjunction with the Clark County Genealogical Society’s Spring Seminar.

Each year, the State Society recognizes local volunteers and teams nominated by their society or organization at the annual conference. In 2016, more than 20 local volunteers and four teams from 20 organizations were recognized for their support and dedication to their society and the researching public.

The process for this year’s Outstanding Volunteer Award program is much like last year’s – no significant changes. In addition to the traditional Outstanding Volunteer Award program, there are three other recognition awards: Outstanding Project, Outstanding Communication, and the President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement. Information about those awards will be forthcoming, but should not impact organizations’ Outstanding Volunteer Award nominations.

Letters to local societies and organizations, with additional details, have been emailed to society contacts. If you have not received that information, please contact Roxanne Lowe, WSGS Recognition Chair. The milestones for this year’s nomination process are:

  • No later than February 15, 2018: Submit the name(s) of your honorees to the Recognition Committee.
  • By March 15, 2018: Submit a narrative (approximately 150 words) explaining the accomplishments of your nominee and why you are honoring him/her. Include a good quality digital photograph (at least 300 dpi).
  • May 26, 2018: Formal announcement and presentation of certificates at the Annual Meeting and Recognition Ceremony in Vancouver.

Additional details and deadlines, plus indexes and narratives of accomplishments of past honorees, since 2003, may be found at the WSGS website here.

Please contact Roxanne Lowe at if you have questions or suggestions.

Northwest Genealogy Conference Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations for Northwest Genealogy Conference is open now through November 30th.  Following is an announcement that I sent to a couple of other organizations to send to their members, would you be able to post it?


Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society in Arlington, WA hosts the Northwest Genealogy Conference in August each year.  This year our theme is “Beyond Your Family Tree”, in which we are taking a look at the events that shaped our family tree.  The conference is August 15-18 and our keynote speakers are CeCe Moore, Beth Foulk and Peggy Lauritzen. The call for for presentations can be found here and is open until November 30th.  Please share with all folks that give genealogy presentations.


Pam Liebelt

Publicity Chair

Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society