Everyone Wins: Pioneer Pursuit Contest

The contest portion of the Pioneer Pursuit ends October 31, 2023, so you’ve got a month to earn a prize!

The top three individuals that submit genealogies for pioneers who lived in Washington Territory on or before November 11, 1889 will win cash prizes of $150, $100 and $50. EVERY person who submits will receive a year’s membership to WSGS.

In addition to individual prizes, local societies will receive cash prizes, too! The three societies with the most submissions (based on the number of members in the society) will receive $300, $200 and $100. EVERY society that participates in Pioneer Pursuit will receive $20.

Pioneer Pursuit Continues After October 31

Just as people continued to come into Washington after statehood, WSGS will continue to amass genealogies of pioneers. We want to document as many people who lived in the territory as we can. So even after October 31, 2023, we’ll accept genealogies.

How to Submit a Pioneer

We’ve made it easy to submit a pioneer. We’ve got instructions, examples, hints and how-to’s on our website here: https://www.wasgs.org/cpage.php?pt=96. If you don’t find what you need, please email us at Info@wasgs.org.