Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society January Meeting

The Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society will meet on January 11, 2020 in the downstairs classroom at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. This months program will be the ” Individual Research Assistance” project. The project consists of members collaborating with other members in solving their research dead ends or brick walls.The project will run both January and February. Members are encouraged to bring their laptops and their research data. A short business meeting will begin at 10:30 followed by the beginning of our research assistance project. There is no admission charge to the Discovery Center for attending our meetings. A $1.00 donation is appreciated to cover room rental.  

Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society June Meeting

June general meeting and program

The June meeting and program for the Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society will be June 9, 2018 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center starting at 10:30 am.
June’s program will be “Tips from Rootstech” presented by Linda Colton.
Linda is a long standing member of CGGS and attended RootsTech in February in Salt Lake City, Utah.
She will be giving a overview of what was presented and highlights of her trip.
Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering, preserving and sharing our heritage.
CGGS  meets the second Saturday of each month at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center at 5000 Discovery Drive in The Dalles, Oregon.
CGGS membership comprises residents of  Wasco, Sherman, Hood River, Klickitat and Skamania Counties.
Public is always welcome – Bring a friend!

A suggested $1.00 donation to cover room rental costs.

CGGS does not meet in July or August – Summer Break!

Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society March Event

 

The Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society is co-sponsoring two genealogy events in March along with the White Salmon Library in white Salmon, Washington. . I have attached the poster they sent us.

Saturday, March 3 • 2 PM
77 NE Wauna Ave • 509-493-1132
WHITE SALMON VALLEY COMMUNITY LIBRARY
CLIMB
Your Family Tree
Do you ever wonder where your curly hair and green eyes come from? Or why you are good at some things and not at others?
Perhaps the answers are hidden in your family tree. Discover your past at this fun and engaging hands-on program to learn how to climb your family tree. For ages 8 to 108!

Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society March Events

The Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society is co-sponsoring a genealogy event in March along with the White Salmon Library in White Salmon, Washington. . I have attached the poster they sent us.

Do you want to make a family tree but don’t know
where to start? Begin at the library with this
introductory genealogy workshop. Learn searching tips
and tricks with library staff and members of the
Columbia River Genealogical Society.
No experience
necessary!
Bring your
curiosity.
WHITE SALMON VALLEY COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Unlock
Unlock
YOUR PAST
Saturday, March 31 • 2–4 PM
77 NE Wauna Ave • 509-493-1132
Co-sponsored by the Columbia
Gorge Genealogical Society.
Beginning
Genealogy Workshop

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Columbia Gorge Gen Soc to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

You’re invited to celebrate the Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society‘s 40th anniversary on Sunday, 09 July at Sorosis Park in The Dalles, OR. The potluck celebration will begin at 1:00 p.m. You’ll meet some of the founding and current members, share stories and photos. RVSP by 30 June. Here’s the flyer for more information: 40th Anniversary11

Linda Colton Named Outstanding Volunteer in 2015

Since 2003, the Washington State Genealogical Society has recognized more than 450 outstanding volunteers and teams, nominated by their local society or genealogical organization for their service and dedication. These volunteers are the backbone of their local society, giving their time and expertise, to the organization and the field of genealogy. In the coming months, you will be introduced to each of the 2015 award recipients and learn why they received the 2015 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer and Team Award.

Today we’re introducing Linda Colton of Hood River, Oregon, who was nominated by the Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society (CGGS). She was recognized for her untiring support of the CGGS, which serves counties along the Columbia River in both Oregon and Washington.

Linda Colton

Linda Colton

Ms. Colton has been an active member of the CGGS for about 10 years. She has served on the education committee, and she has repeatedly volunteered to contribute interesting programs to the society’s monthly meetings. In 2015, she served as a board member and secretary.

Ms. Colton is truly a skilled genealogist. She volunteers as the manager of the LDS Family History Center in Hood River, Oregon, where she has provided assistance and inspiration to hundreds of people of all faiths and denominations that reside in local Columbia Gorge communities.

Ms. Colton’s leadership and faithful service have kept the CGGS alive and growing.  She has been a valued and hard-working member of the CGGS, and richly deserved being a recipient of a WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award.

For more information on the WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award program, visit the Recognition page of the WSGS website or contact Roxanne Lowe, Recognition Chair, at Roxanne@thekeeffes.com.

Jim Bull Named Outstanding Volunteer in 2015

Since 2003, the Washington State Genealogical Society has recognized more than 450 outstanding volunteers and teams, nominated by their local society or genealogical organization for their service and dedication. These volunteers are the backbone of their local society, giving their time and expertise, to the organization and the field of genealogy. In the coming months, you will be introduced to each of the 2015 award recipients and learn why they received the 2015 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer and Team Award.

Today we’re introducing Jim Bull of Trout Lake, Washington, who was nominated by the Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society (CGGS). He was recognized for his outstanding efforts in the communication of genealogical and historical information of importance and value to researchers interested in the families of the Columbia River Gorge.

Jim Bull

Jim Bull

Since 2010, Mr. Bull has served as editor of “TALES and TRAILS,” the CGGS newsletter. The quarterly newsletter is an outstanding communication tool,  full of information about genealogical resources and family history. It is read and enjoyed by many because it is always packed with interesting articles that help CGGS members and other readers find new sources of information and develop research skills.

Mr. Bull has been a member of the CGGS for approximately 15 years, including serving as President from 2003 to 2005. Since then, he has continued to provide knowledge and experience as a board member.

Prized volunteers such as Mr. Bull are rare, and as such he richly deserved being a recipient of a WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award.

For more information on the WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award program, visit the Recognition page of the WSGS website or contact Roxanne Lowe, Recognition Chair, at Roxanne@thekeeffes.com.

Columbia Gorge GS Earns Outstanding Communication Award

The Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society’s “Tales and Trails” quarterly newsletter was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Communication Award at the WSGS Conference in Ellensburg last month. The society received a certificate and will have possession of the perpetual Outstanding Communication Plaque for the next year.

Besides news, reports and announcements that pertain to their 38-member society, the newsletter features interesting and useful information about genealogical research and family history. It’s no easy task for Editor Jim Bull to constantly be on the lookout for quality material. He has been the Editor in Chief since 2010.

Formerly “paper copy only,”  the newsletter has now transitioned to an “on-line” edition that is available to society members, other genealogical societies, family history centers and libraries. Those without computer access still receive their copy in the mail. The change to electronic publication has resulted in a higher quality newsletter, which can be published at less expense.

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