Lower Columbia Genealogical Society March Meeting

WE ALL NEED HELP WITH OUR RESEARCH, AND THEREFORE LOOK FORWARD TO OUR MARCH MEETING

WITH ADVICE BEING PROVIDED BY TRACY REBSTOCK FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE ARCHIVES. COME AND SEE HOW MAPS AND LAND RESEARCH CAN HELP WITH YOUR GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY. SHE WILL BE SHARING DIFFERENT RESOURCES AND WHERE THEY CAN BE LOCATED.

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DINING ROOM 7:00 PM

MARCH 14, 2019

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Lower Columbia Genealogy Society February Meeting

Moving into February, our society is pleased to present

Round Table Discussion:

Family Search & General Genealogy

led by member, JOAN ENDERS, to help us learn the most effective ways to use FamilySearch. We look forward to a good discussion session with help from her colleagues, and varied round table topics.

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SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

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DINING ROOM 7:00 PM

February 14, 2019

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society Plat Maps

As we begin the new year, Please join us for a shared presentation by Paul Galli, plat map expert with Cowlitz county, together with Joseph Govednik, director of the Cowlitz county museum.

They will help us learn the creation and function of plat maps over the years, which can help us

locate our ancestors in ways many of us were unaware.

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SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

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DINING ROOM 7:00 PM

JANUARY 10, 2019

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 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.

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SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

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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!

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SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

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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!!!

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SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

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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.

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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.

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SOMERSET RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

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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.”