Lola Swearingen Weber Awarded 2016 Outstanding Volunteer Honor

Since 2003, the Washington State Genealogical Society has recognized almost 500 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 last of the 2016 series, you will be introduced to each of the award recipients and learn why they received the 2016 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer and Team Award.

Lola Swearingen Weber

Today we’re introducing Lola Swearingen Weber of Longview, Washington, who was nominated by the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society (LCGS). She was recognized for her unwavering dedication and enthusiasm to the LCGS.

As a long-time member of LCGS, Ms. Weber has served as president, vice-president, trustee and program chairman. She presently serves on the program committee.

Ms. Weber has fostered genealogical education by organizing research trips, presenting informative programs and visiting senior living facilities to encourage writing their life stories. She has submitted articles for the society’s newsletter, The Key, donated time in the genealogy section of the Longview Public Library and volunteered for the rest stop fundraiser.

Ms. Weber has been an asset, as well as an inspirational and motivating presence in the ranks of the society’s membership, and demonstrates that she richly deserved being a recipient of a 2016 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.

LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY Meeting February 9

 

 

History for Genealogists

How to use historical societies

Please join us for this great presentation by

HANNAH ALLAN, A byu FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY GRADUATE, AND CURRENTLY ON SITE GENEALOGIST FOR THE OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY IN PORTLAND, AMONG MANY OTHER PAST AND CURRENT GENEALOGY RELATED ACTIVITIES.

LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~walcolgs/

SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

2025 TIBBETTS DRIVE, LONGVIEW

DINING ROOM 7:00 PM

Feb 9, 2017

VISITORS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

Lower Columbia Gen Society News

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History for Genealogists

How to use historical societies

Please join us for this great presentation by

    HANNAH ALLAN, A byu FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY GRADUATE, AND CURRENTLY ON SITE GENEALOGIST FOR THE OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY IN PORTLAND, AMONG MANY OTHER PAST AND CURRENT GENEALOGY RELATED ACTIVITIES.

LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~walcolgs/

SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

2025 TIBBETTS DRIVE, LONGVIEW

DINING ROOM      7:00 PM   Feb 9, 2017

VISITORS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

 

Lower Columbia Gen Society Newsflash

Lower Columbia GS

What’s new at  at our meeting! Come join us and see!

The creators of FIND A GRAVE had the ultimate goal of creating a comprehensive ‘virtual cemetery’ online where loved ones could visit graves, leave flowers, etc. when they cannot do so in real life.  With the development of the internet, it rapidly became a valuable resource tool for genealogists.  Our member MARILYN CLARK has spent considerable time learning to effectively use this tool, and in the past has shared some of her knowledge with the

LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

We are fortunate that she again will review the basics, and move on to share everything new at the May meeting.  Please join us!!

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~walcolgs/

 

SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

2025 TIBBETTS DRIVE, LONGVIEW

DINING ROOM      7:00 PM

Thursday, May 12, 2016

VISITORS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

Brick Walls Broken Here

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DO YOU HAVE AN UNRESOLVED BRICK WALL??

If so, you won’t want to miss the April 14 meeting of the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society. 7:00 p.m. in the Dining Room at the Sommerset Retirement Apartments, 2025 Tibbetts Drive, Longview.

The Program Committee will lead an audience-involved look at current evidence to help with members’ research that remains unresolved. Research questions have been submitted by members. Come with your researcher’s hat on!

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Rose Janke 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 Rose Albertson Janke of Kelso, Washington, who was nominated by the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society (LCGS). She was recognized for her leadership, knowledge and dedicated volunteer efforts.

Rose Anderson Janke

Rose Anderson Janke

As a long-time society supporter, Rose was one of the four original founders of LCGS in 1963. She was instrumental in writing the charter constitution and bylaws of the society and has served as secretary, publicity chairman and historian.

Rose has assisted in the genealogy section of the Longview Library, donated many of her personal books to the society’s genealogy collection, and written several articles for the Society’s quarterly newsletter “The Key.” Rose also helped form a research group that spent fifteen years restoring the records of the pioneer Catlin Cemetery. A compilation of the results is now housed at the Cowlitz County Public Works Department which oversees the cemetery’s maintenance.

Rose is a valued and hard-working member of the LCGS and richly deserved being a recipient of a 2015 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.

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society Upcoming Meetings

May 28 10 am Board Meeting  Somerset Apartments
Jun 11 7 pm LCGS General MeetingVisitors welcome “Finding & Using Historic Newspapers” by Claudia Breland
Jun 18-19 8 am-
8 pm
Coffee Stop I-5 Toutle Exit South bound
Jun 25 10 am Board Meeting  Somerset Apartments
Aug 13 7 pm LCGS General MeetingVisitors welcome “Adoption: Here I am, but just where did I come from?” by Darlene Wilson
Aug 27 10 am Board Meeting  Somerset Apartments
Sep 10 7 pm LCGS General MeetingVisitors welcome “To be Announced” By xxxxxx
Sep 24 10 am Board Meeting  Somerset Apartments
Oct 08 7 pm LCGS General MeetingVisitors welcome “Gathering Your Family Stories” By Lola Weber
Oct 22 10 am Board Meeting  Somerset Apartments
Oct 31 10 am Computer Interest Group Somerset Apartments
Nov 12 7 pm LCGS General MeetingVisitors welcome “To be Announced” By xxxxxx
Nov 19 10 am Board Meeting  Somerset Apartments
Dec 10 7 pm LCGS General MeetingVisitors welcome Installation of officers. An evening of holiday socializing. Program to assist the “CAP” by Alan Rose


General Meetings are held at Somerset Retirement Apartments dining room2025 Tibbetts Drive, Longview, WA and are open to the public. Visitors are always welcome. Please join us, and bring along a friend.


Lower Columbia Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 472   Longview, WA 98632-7306  
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Lower Columbia Genealogical Society News Flash

Lower Columbia GS

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~walcolgs/

The above link will take you to the website of the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society where you will see what this eager bunch of genealogists is accomplishing. They also shared the current issue of their publication with us, via their website, so do go take a looksee.

And if your travel plans call for you to be in the Longview area, you might consider joining the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society at their meeting.

Thanks to Karen Vance for this update.