Jefferson County Genealogical Society Amazing Plans

JCGS takes a break in July and August.  However, we have some Amazing Plans for October and November! This is the time to put these on your personal calendar and take action on saving a place for yourself!



PO Box 627 

Port Townsend, WA 98368

Contact for this media release:  Judy Tough 360-385-3065 or

 Release Dates: July 2018

Two Amazing Resources for Locals Interested in DNA & Genealogy

DNA: Jefferson County Genealogical Society (JCGS) is excited to announce they are bringing Ce Ce Moore to Port Townsend November 10, 2018. Ce Ce Moore is the genetic genealogy consultant for the popular PBS television series “Finding Your Roots” with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Her work has also been featured on 20/20, Genealogy Roadshow, Nightline, Good Morning America, The Doctors and many other well-known TV shows. Her primary focus is promoting genetic genealogy through the media. Ce Ce is the co-founder of the Institute for Genetic Genealogy and has written the popular blog “Your Genetic Genealogy” since 2010.

Ms. Moore will be presenting an all day DNA seminar covering “I Have My Results, Now What”; “Seven Key Concepts to Working with Autosomal DNA”; “Autosomal DNA: Discovering Your Ancestors in You”; and “Creating and Utilizing Genetic Networks in Your Research”. Her talks will cover beginning, intermediate, and advanced tools for incorporating DNA into genealogical research. Currently there are only 50 seats remaining in the USO Building at Fort Warden State Park. Each seat is $75 for the day. Doors open at 8:30 am, lectures are 9:30 am to 3:30 pm with a break for lunch. Persons must complete the Ce Ce Moore Registration Form and other instructions found on the JCGS website to reserve a ticket.

GENEALOGY CLASS: “BEYOND THE BASICS” Do you still have questions or ‘brick walls’ after following your family in censuses and vital records? Want to learn about how your ancestors lived, not just where they lived? “Beyond the Basics” may be just for you!

This class, offered by Jefferson County Genealogical Society (JCGS) is designed for those who want to answer more questions about their families. We’ll talk about military, immigration, land and probate records as well as some techniques that can be used to solve difficult problems. Not for the individual just starting out, this course will allow participants to take their family history research to the next level.

The program will be held on the Monday afternoons of October 1, 8, 15, 2018, 1:00-3:30 pm at the Historical Research Center, 13692 Airport Cutoff Road (Highway 19). Cost is $30 for members, $55 for non-members (includes a $25 one year JCGS Membership). Class is limited to 18 participants. Complete the registration form at our website and mail a check to JCGS, PO Box 627, Port Townsend, WA 98368 by September 24, 2018.