Pioneer Pursuit Contest Winner: North Beach Genealogical Society

Congratulations to the North Beach Genealogical Society (NBGS) who had a whopping 1,000 percent participation in the Pioneer Pursuit Contest that ended on 31 Oct 2023. The 15-member society submitted 150 individuals who were in Washington Territory on or before 11 Nov 1889. Notably, one member of the society submitted a four-generation genealogy for Chief Tsi-al-la-kum “Noe” Si’ahl Sealth Seattle, aka Chief Seattle. He is listed in the index here.

NBGS of Ocean Shores has been in existence since 1994 and still has one founding member in their society. They meet once a month at the Ocean Shores Public Library. The small, but mighty, society recently hosted three days of Genealogy Cafes in support of the Sons of the American Revolution state convention held in Ocean Shores.

According the NBGS President Carrie Cartwright Bergquest:

We are very grateful to the WSGS and the contest they provided through Pioneer Pursuit. NBGS took the opportunity to learn and explore the early settlers including the Native Americans of the North Beach area. With the winnings, we purchased rack cards to promote NBGS. We are a small town Society – but a fun group – please join us!

Although the contest portion of the Pioneer Pursuit program has closed, we are still collecting genealogies for those living in Washington Territory on or before statehood. More information is available here.