Lower Columbia Genealogical Society December Meeting

As the holidays approach, the Lower Columbia Genealogical Society is happy to welcome to our December meeting

CHARLES GOURDE, representing the

CHILDREN’S JUSTICE & ADVOCACY CENTER OF COWLITZ COUNTY

whose mission is to provide abused children with a coordinated community approach to investigation, prosecution, treatment, and advocacy that promotes their safety, healing and well-being.

Anyone wishing to bring donations to the meeting should use the following guidelines:

Small value gasoline gift cards, children’s snacks, art supplies, copy paper, stuffed animals and bottled water.

LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

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

SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

2025 TIBBETTS DRIVE, LONGVIEW

DINING ROOM 7:00 PM

DECEMBER 13, 2018

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society November Meeting

Join us for our November meeting!!

Our speaker will be STEVEN MORRISON

presenting

QUAKERS ON THE MOVE” “Visualizing US Quaker Migrations”

How do you find Quaker families? Follow the meetings. Learn how to use Quaker meeting data and maps to locate YOUR ancestors!

LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

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

SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

2025 TIBBETTS DRIVE, LONGVIEW

DINING ROOM 7:00 PM

NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society October Meeting

To help us learn how homesteading affects our research, we look forward to the program upcoming at our October meeting. Long-time member LOLA WEBER will share her knowledge and experiences with this topic to help us celebrate FAMILY HISTORY MONTH. DON’T MISS IT!!!

LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

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

SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

2025 TIBBETTS DRIVE, LONGVIEW

DINING ROOM 7:00 PM

OCTOBER 11, 2018

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society September Meeting

 

THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS WERE A SERIES OF HEARINGS AND PROSECUTIONS OF PEOPLE ACCUSED OF WITCHCRAFT

IN COLONIAL MASSACHUSETTS BETWEEN FEBRUARY 1692 AND MAY 1693. MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE WERE ACCUSED, NINETEEN OF WHICH WERE FOUND GUILTY AND EXECUTED BY HANGING (FOURTEEN WOMEN AND FIVE MEN), AND AT LEAST FIVE PEOPLE DIED IN JAIL. IT WAS THE DEADLIEST WITCH HUNT IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE EVENTS, YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS SPEAKER JERRI MC COY AT THE SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 MEETING.

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society

SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

2025 TIBBETTS DRIVE, LONGVIEW

DINING ROOM 7:00 PM

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society August Meeting

 

FRUSTRATED BY FINDING A DNA MATCH BUT NO LINKED TREE??? THEIR TREE IS PROBABLY NOT THE ONLY TREE THAT INCLUDES THE MATCHING ANCESTOR AND WITH PERSISTENT SLEUTHING, IT CAN BE FOUND.

To learn more, please plan to attend the August meeting, when we will share a ROOTSTECH VIDEO presentation, featuring DIAHAN SOUTHARD and LISA LOUISE COOK.

LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

2025 TIBBETTS DRIVE, LONGVIEW

DINING ROOM 7:00 PM

AUGUST 9, 2018

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Five Societies Earn Innovative Grants

In an announcement made at the WSGS Annual Meeting on 26 May 2018 in Vancouver, five local societies were  awarded Innovative Grants for special projects and purchases. The grants, up to $100, are designed to support the inventive and creative efforts of WSGS-member societies and organizations. Each society’s proposal was scored and ranked by a review team.

2018 Innovative Grants were awarded to:

  1. Eastside Genealogical Society to help pay for “The Photo Detective” Maureen Taylor workshop to celebrate the society’s 40th birthday. Ms. Taylor will present “Finding Family History in Your Picture Mysteries” on September 15 in Bellevue. Society members will get to attend for free while the public will pay a small fee. For more information about this workshop, click here.
  2. Lower Columbia Genealogical Society to purchase genealogical books to donate to the Longview Public Library for public use. Lower Columbia has generously donated books for a number of years, using money from membership dues and their coffee stops.
  3. Okanogan Genealogical Society to help purchase supplies to repair and preserve books holding the “Tonasket Times” newspaper from 1913 – 1952. Each book uses an entire roll of special archival document repair tape. This grant will buy a few rolls of tape to stop the destruction of the collection.
  4. Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society to help publish a book on “Early Stillaguamish Valley Schools” in the Arlington Area. It’s taken years to gather historical documents and photographs for this project from the 1800s to the early 1940s and now they’re ready to publish.
  5. Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society For the 4th consecutive year, WAGS has applied for an Innovative Grant to promote genealogy in their area. This year, they’re focusing on the digital preservation of family records, library holdings and archival documents. They plan to preserve family histories and archival materials of their society, its members and the community.

The Innovative Grant program was started in 2015 to support the inventive and creative efforts of local societies and organizations. When created, Recognition Chair Roxanne Lowe explained, “We know that local societies can do a lot with very little, so we’re hoping the Innovative Grant Program will be what you need to jump-start a project that has been dreamed about for some time.”

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society June Meeting

CEMETERY RESEARCH

varies greatly, and to learn how to approach it, we look forward to having LAUREL SMITH, President of the GENEALOGICAL FORUM OF OREGON, to share her experience with us.

LOWER COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

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

SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

2025 TIBBETTS DRIVE, LONGVIEW

DINING ROOM 7:00 PM

June 14, 2018

VISITORS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

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.