Carol Jenner Named One of WSGS’s Outstanding Volunteers in 2023

Since 2003, the Washington State Genealogical Society has recognized over 600 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 2023 award recipients and learn why they received the 2023 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer and Team Award.

Today we’re introducing Carol B. Jenner of Olympia, Washington, who was nominated by the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (PS-APG).

Carol began her family history journey by visiting NARA in Washington, DC in 1973 to inspect the newly released census records. After that she became the family historian, collecting its odds and ends over the years. In 2010, Carol completed a University of Washington certificate program which intensified her focus. She has since attended 19 genealogical institutes. These provided Carol with the solid educational foundation to become a Certified Genealogist (CG) in 2022.

Carol joined the PS-APG in 2017. During her term as chapter representative, the chapter website failed. She singlehandedly took on this project. Within weeks she was able to move the entire website onto the free WordPress platform. This resulted in a secure and stable website that now incorporates a mobile-friendly design. Where would PS-APG be today without those people who can make “magic” happen?

For more information on the WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award program, visit the Recognition page of the WSGS website or contact Please type “Volunteer Award” in the subject line.