Susan Jensen Pointer Awarded 2017 Outstanding Volunteer Honor

Since 2003, the Washington State Genealogical Society has recognized over 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 coming months, you will be introduced to each of the 2017 award recipients and learn why they received the 2017 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer and Team Award.

Susan Jensen Pointer

Today we’re introducing Susan Jensen Pointer of Longview, Washington, who was nominated by the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society (LCGS). She was recognized for her diligence and dedication to the society’s well-being.

Susan has served as the society’s treasurer for the past four years. In addition, she previously served as the LCGS secretary. As treasurer, she has diligently kept the financial records of the society. She generates the treasurer’s report each month reflecting the intake of dues, monies received from the annual rest stop fundraiser, payments to buy books and donations received for memorial books. She is also currently serving on the nominating committee, devotes her time to the rest stop fundraiser, and has written for the society’s newsletter.

Susan has always shown a willingness to participate in a wide variety of activities of the society, and richly deserved being a recipient of a 2017 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, Interim Recognition Chair, at Roxanne@thekeeffes.com.

LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY April Meeting

PART OF THE DETECTIVE WORK OF GENEALOGY IS LOOKING FOR YOUR FAMILY IN PLACES YOU WOULD NOT NORMALLY LOOK AND REVIEWING PLACES YOU MAY NOT HAVE THOUGHT OF.

Among those resources is PERSI – the Periodical Source Index, the largest subject index to genealogy and local history periodical articles in the world. PERSI is widely recognized as a vital tool for genealogical researchers.

At our April meeting JERRI MCCOY will help us learn how to effectively use PERSI.

LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

2025 TIBBETTS DRIVE, LONGVIEW

DINING ROOM 7:00 PM

April 12, 2018

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Noel McRae Awarded 2017 Outstanding Volunteer Honor

Since 2003, the Washington State Genealogical Society has recognized over 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 coming months, you will be introduced to each of the 2017 award recipients and learn why they received the 2017 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer and Team Award.

Noel McRae

Today we’re introducing Noel McRae of Kelso, Washington, who was nominated by the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society (LCGS). Noel has been an exemplary member of the LCGS, as he is not a genealogist. He has been a member of the society for the past eight years in order to support his wife’s genealogical pursuits.

Noel has served as president of the society for three years. He has shared his technical experience for all program presentations, and has served as the society’s liaison with the head of the meeting facility to ensure that all equipment is in good working order. He has headed a computer interest group which meets twice a year, and has devoted his time working at the annual rest stop fundraiser.

Noel has also assisted several members who are not as computer adept as he to design PowerPoint presentations.

Noel is highly deserving of being awarded a 2017 Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Washington State Genealogical Society and Lower Columbia Genealogical Society.

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

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society March Meeting

 

I’VE HAD MY DNA TESTED….

………….NOW WHAT???

LISA MC COLLOUGH is a DNA Specialist and a professional genealogist, who began studying DNA after she submitted her first DNA test about five years ago. She now leads a bi-monthly group discussion at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon, and has agreed to share her experiences at our March meeting.

Mark your calendar!!!

LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

2025 TIBBETTS DRIVE, LONGVIEW

DINING ROOM 7:00 PM

MARCH 8, 2018

VISITORS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society Preservation of Documents

PRESERVATION OF DOCUMENTS

To learn the proper way to preserve records you have located during genealogy research, you will want to join us for the February meeting. The presentation will be by TRACY REBSTOCK, Southwest Regional Archivist from the Washington State Archives.

LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

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

SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

2025 TIBBETTS DRIVE, LONGVIEW

DINING ROOM 7:00 PM

Feb 8, 2018

VISITORS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY January Meeting

Please join us as we begin the new year with local historian, jerry kelly, who will present his work scanning the yearbooks of High Schools in Cowlitz county

LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

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

SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

2025 TIBBETTS DRIVE, LONGVIEW

DINING ROOM 7:00 PM

Jan 11, 2018

VISITORS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society December Meeting

As the holidays approach, the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society is happy to welcome representatives of the

COWLITZ COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

to our December meeting. The presentation will include Cowlitz County history and activities, information about Habitat’s national organization and international disaster relief.

DONATIONS OF NO LONGER NEEDED BUT USABLE ITEMS AROUND YOUR HOME CAN BE GIVEN TO THE HABITAT STORE AT 1321 S. 13TH AVENUE, KELSO, WA, 9 TO 5, WED THRU SATURDAY. 360-636-6765

LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

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

SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

2025 TIBBETTS DRIVE, LONGVIEW

DINING ROOM 7:00 PM

DECEMBER 14, 2017

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society November Meeting

 

IMMIGRATION—MIGRATION:

WHY THEY LEFT, WHERE THEY WENT, AND WHAT IT CAN REVEAL ABOUT OUR ANCESTORS.

The November meeting is one you won’t want to miss. We are fortunate to have professional genealogist PAM VESTAL to speak about how our ancestors came to this country.

LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

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

SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

2025 TIBBETTS DRIVE, LONGVIEW

DINING ROOM 7:00 PM

NOVEMBER 9, 2017

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society October Meeting

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 472    Longview, Washington 98632-7306 – E-mail lcgsgen@yahoo.com

TIMELINES & CHRONOLOGIES……

………………Discover Your Family’s Connection to History!

JANET O’CONOR CAMARATA (www.stepstonegenealogy.com)

is a genealogist with over 25 years’ experience in genealogical presentations and training. We are fortunate to have her join us at our October meeting, when she will help us learn the value in utilizing timelines and chronologies to locate our families in history.

Just in time!!! OCTOBER IS FAMILY HISTORY MONTH!!!

LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

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

SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

2025 TIBBETTS DRIVE, LONGVIEW

DINING ROOM 7:00 PM

October 12, 2017

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society Meeting

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 472    Longview, Washington 98632-7306 – E-mail lcgsgen@yahoo.com

I’VE HAD MY DNA TESTED….

………….NOW WHAT???

MARY KATHRYN KOZY has been working on her own family history for over 35 years and speaking for over 10 years. She has agreed to share her experiences at our September meeting. Mark your calendar!!!

LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

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

SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

2025 TIBBETTS DRIVE, LONGVIEW

DINING ROOM 7:00 PM

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.