Clark County Genealogical Society (CCGS)
3205 NE 52nd St
Vancouver, WA 98663
CCGS FALL CLASSES
All Classes Online: live from the Clark County Genealogical Society Library from 10am to Noon
Tuition for each class is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.
Registration may be made using PayPal or mailed with a check. Registration information is available from:
Researching Your Family in Maryland: Elsie Deatherage – Tuesday October 13, 2020
Maryland is where many of our ancestors arrived before heading west. Learn how to find their records in the “Old Line State”. Join Elsie as she shares more of her many genealogical gems to locating your family.
Secrets of Wiki in FamilySearch.org: Alice Allen – Tuesday October 20, 2020
FamilySearch.org is an easy-to-access online research database, just enter your ancestor’s name and information appears! But you may be missing great family clues searching only a family name. Alice will share how to make the most of your research time using the Wiki.
Scottish Ancestors’ Emigration History: Marcia Grubb – Tuesday, November 3, 2020
When and why our Scottish ancestors departed their homeland often offers clues to where they next landed. Scottish history is complex and full of reasons sons left and families resettled in new lands.
Internet Security Tips: Stephen Young – Tuesday, November 10, 2020
With Steve’s Intel career experience, he brings to this class practical and on-point internet security tips to assist your family history searches. The www is a vast helpful resource which may include some mysterious pitfalls.
RESEARCH BOOK CLUB
Come join the CCGS Research Book Club as we start a new book “The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox 3rd edition” by Lisa Louise Cooke. We meet on the first Monday of each month at Noon and will analyze this book one to two chapters at a time. For now, we are conducting our meetings virtually until we are able to meet in the library. Focus groups are free and open to CCGS members and non-members. If you would like more information or are interested in joining this group please contact Paula (facilitator) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for the October newsletter is Wednesday, September 23rd. Soliciting genealogy-related articles for possible use in the newsletter, such as interesting and little known genealogy websites; how have you coped during our quarantine and did you find any new info on your ancestors, etc.
allen.alice @ gmail.com
Saturday, October 24, 2020
South King County
Two virtual sessions on DNA
If you are feeling that your DNA data is not fully working for you, join us Saturday, October 24 for two sessions with Diahan Southard, a pioneer in the field. She will help you analyze and connect the data the companies give you with your family tree.
ROOTS TECH 2021
Roots Tech for 2021 will be a virtual convention, and FREE. More information and registration form is available here:
COMPUTER MONITOR FOR SALE
It is a 32 inch, 720 DPI monitor, with built in audio, built in stand and solid as a rock. Any reasonable offer will be considered.
CCGS CRAFT CLAN
The CCGS Craft Clan started meeting just before Covid 19 closed everything down, and have had some virtual meetings in the meantime. They meet the 4th Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. Contact Marcia Grubb for more information, as well as log-in information. Her email is mlouise421 @ aol.com.
Registration Now Open For National Nordic Museum’s Virtual Nordic Genealogy Conference
Participants Can Delve Into Family History Online
SEATTLE, WA—The National Nordic Museum’s Virtual Nordic Genealogy Conference opens in September. The first genealogy conference ever offered by the Museum, it provides resources about family history and lineage to a wide global audience with internationally-renowned experts. Participants can choose from variety of live broadcasts and pre-recorded courses designed to be taken at their own pace. Registration is now open at nordicmuseum.org/genealogyconference.
Photos and other resources can be downloaded at https://www.nordicmuseum.org/media
September 26-27, 2020
RENEWING YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Many thanks to our members who renew their membership promptly. Double thanks to those who include a donation along with their renewal. We do have ongoing expenses even though the building is closed to the public (rent, water, electricity, etc). Thank you for your patience and loyalty.
Eric Jordahl, President
If you would like to renew your membership or make a donation, please email
CCGS IS CLOSED
The CCGS building is currently closed to the public. All previously scheduled meetings and activities are cancelled or postponed. More detailed information will be forthcoming and available on the CCGS calendar as conditions change.
Your CCGS Board is working to share the Library with you without you leaving home!
Clark County Genealogy on YouTube – Our content currently includes past classes and speakers that you might have missed. We are developing new content and hope to post regularly on topics such as “What’s that Library Resource?” “Memorable Family Stories”. “Spotlight on Focus Groups”.
ZOOM makes Face to Face meetings come together from remote locations via your cell phone, iPad or Computer. Presenting meetings virtually with Zoom will be an effective “social distancing” way for more members to enjoy our great CCGS programs.