Clark County Genealogical Society September Meetings

LEGACY FAMILY TREE GENEALOGY SOFTWARE USER GROUP

Mon, 2 Sept 2019: 9:30-11:30 am

CCGS Library

If you use Legacy Family Tree Software for tracking your genealogy research, there is a Legacy Users Group that meets monthly to discuss tips, tricks and problems. You will always come away with some new ideas. The meetings are held regularly on the first Monday of the month. Members and non-members are welcome.

GENEALOGY RESEARCH BOOK CLUB

Mon, 2 Sept 2019: 12-1:30 pm

CCGS Library

There are many “research rich” books of genealogical historical collections, as well as “how to” books on methods, collection and data storage of genealogy research. This group delves into one book at a time and discusses how to make the best use of it. Join this casual group as they delve into their favorite topic of books on family history discovery and sleuthing. (Brown baggers welcome!)

WEBINAR: COMBINING DNA AND TRADITIONAL RESEARCH USING CASE STUDIES

Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 11 am-12:30 pm

CCGS Library

DNA testing has exploded onto the genealogy scene in recent years and is now one of the most important tools available to advance family tree research. In order to successfully use DNA testing for genealogy, however, it’s essential to combine it with traditional research. This Legacy Family Tree webinar will concentrate on several in-depth case studies to verify family tree lines, break brick walls, test hypotheses, and solve of hitherto unfathomable mysteries.

UNFOCUSED GENEALOGY DISCUSSION GROUP

Thu, 5 Sept 2019: 1-3 pm

CCGS Library

There’s no meeting agenda, no special topic, just a group of curious people bringing genealogy research notes, questions, brick walls, etc. to share with the group. Get ideas for the next steps you should take in your research.

FREE INTRO TO GENEALOGY CLASS

Saturday, September 7, 2019 – 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

CCGS Library

Just getting started on your genealogy quest? Stuck at a stubborn brick wall? Come in the first Saturday of the month and let the experts at Clark County Genealogical Society teach you what you need to know to successfully navigate your family tree. The Clark County Genealogical Society will have beginning genealogy classes on the first Saturday of each month.  These classes are designed to interest brand new students as well as those who want to revive dormant skills.  

TECH SATURDAY AT CLARK COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

Second Saturday of every month, 10 am-3 pm

CCGS Library

We are all grateful to the ancestors who painstakingly researched our family history writing letters, documenting the family tree with pencil and paper and passing along volumes of resources. Today, there are many technological resources that are taking us into the times when we can often get an immediate answer to our genealogical research and questions. If you need help jumping onto the technological bandwagon, drop into Tech Saturday at the Clark County Genealogical Society and receive gentle advice for how, you too, can become internet savvy with genealogical research.

WEBINAR: RESEARCHING LATIN AMERICA ON THE INTERNET WITH GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 11 am-12:30 pm

CCGS Library

This Legacy Family Tree webinar will refer to many genealogical and general resources, computer databases, cemeteries, immigration, and citizenship records available in countries like Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and the Caribbean. The instructor provides a brief overview of government records available online, how to access them or get in touch with organizations, schools, clubs, cemeteries, newspapers, genealogical societies, and more.

SCANDINAVIAN ROOTS FOCUS GROUP

Mon, 16 Sep 2019: 2-3:30 pm

CCGS Library

If you want to discover your Scandinavian roots, attend this monthly meeting and learn how to conduct your research. Meet with other like-minded individuals who have discovered their ancestors going back many generations. Geographic areas include Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands. This group meets regularly on the third Monday of the month, September-May. Members and non-members are welcome.

CLASS: SEARCHING AMERICAN CHURCH RECORDS

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019, 9-11 am

CCGS Library

Prior to records being maintained with a local city clerk, vital family records were kept in the family’s church parish. Births, baptisms, marriages and deaths are key clues in building a family story. In this class, you will learn the many family denominations in early American and how to locate them and their records. Tuition for each class is $12 for members and $15 for non-members. Advance registration is requested to guarantee reservation. Walk-ins subject to available seating. 

GENERAL MEETING FOR GENEALOGY ENTHUSIASTS

Presentation:  History of Fort Lewis and Military Records

Tuesday, Sept 24, 2019: 7-9 p.m.

Clark County Historical Museum,1511 Main Street, Vancouver, WA

Lewis Army Museum Archivist Jenn Jett will speak about the history of Fort Lewis, the history of military records, and the research request process at the Lewis Army Museum. She will also cover common federal and private resources available to researchers.

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WEBINAR: MEANINGFUL TABLES AND GRAPHS FOR CORRELATION IN FAMILY HISTORY

Sept 25, 2019, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

CCGS Library

The objective of this Legacy Family Tree webinar is to give viewers concrete examples of how tables and graphs can be used in family history reports and presentations. Learn how to better communicate your family history to descendants.

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