Genealogy Center Art Committee Named One of 2022’s Outstanding Teams

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 2022 award recipients and learn why they received the 2022 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer and Team Award.

Today we’re introducing the Genealogy Center Art Committee that was nominated by the Clallam County Genealogical Society (CCGS). The team was comprised of Linda Hindes, Carol Foss, Consuelo White and Roberta Griset.

Genealogy Center Art Committee

CCGS acquired a large building for the society.  After a lot of repair, cleaning and painting, it was ready for use, but had large blank walls that were not inviting. The Art Committee has filled those walls with framed historic photographs of the North Olympic Peninsula, donated framed art work offered for sale and art works produced by society members. The end result has been a fascinating pictorial study of the area, decorative art works enlivening dull meeting spaces and an opportunity for members to display their talent.  Visitors to the Center always take a slow walk down the corridor of historic photos and comment on how that illustrates a part of the society’s mission to help others discover and understand their past.

For more information on the WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award program, visit the Recognition page of the WSGS website or contact Info@wasgs.org. Please type “Volunteer Award.”

Clallam County Genealogical Society Finding Elusive Female Ancestors

The Clallam County Genealogical Society invites you to hear Lisa Alzo, the featured speaker at the March 11th Spring Seminar.  This well known genealogist will present the following topics:

1. Silent Voices: Telling the Stories of Your Female Immigrant Ancestors

2. Finding Your Femme Fatales

3. Chasing Genealogy clues to Find Elusive Female Ancestors

The conference will be by Zoom.  All are welcome to watch the program at the CCGS Research Center located at 403 E. 8th Street in Port Angeles, WA, or you  can Zoom it at your home. 

The  cost for the seminar will be $50 for non-members of CCGS, $40 for members.  Registration at the door will be $50.  Checks should be made out to CCGS.  Credit Cards can use the “Paypal” app available on the CCGS website up until March 6th.  The web-address is www.clallamcogs.org.

The Zoom meeting number and passcodes will be sent out via e-mail upon receipt of funds.

For more information about this program, consult the website or phone the Center Tues-Friday 10am – 4pm or Saturdays noon – 4pm: 

360-417-5000.

Lisa Alzo, MFA, is the author of several genealogy books, and hundreds of magazine articles.   She is a contributing editor of Family Tree Magazine and her pieces appear in other genealogical magazines as well.  She has shared her expertise at national and international conferences, webinars, and historical and genealogical societies.  An avid genealogist for more than 30 years, she specializes in Eastern European genealogical research, writing your family story, and in using history to trace immigrant and female ancestors.  

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear this outstanding genealogist and speaker.

Clallam County Genealogical Society Western Overland Trails

Saturday, March 11th at 10:00 the Genealogical Society of Clallam County will meet.  Steven Morrison, a professional genealogist who is known for his wonderful presentations throughout the Northwest will present a talk entitled, WESTERN OVERLAND TRAILS – Following the Seven Ts   

He will discuss seven major trails from the Midwest to the West in this session. The principal routes include the Oregon and California Trails, the Mormon migration, the Santa Fe Trail, and some of which we are less familiar. These trails were the OVERLAND RIVERS which helped populate the West.  The stories of these adventurous travelers are relevant to the character of Americans at that time in history.  

Steven’s genealogical journey began in 1998 with the publication of a remembrance of his grandmother.  Since then, he has authored many articles and books, and has shared his research with Societies, History and Genealogical Conferences and Symposiums.  His material is always well researched, organized and presented. 

Everyone is invited to join the Society for this event.  The lecture will be presented as a Zoom presentation.  One can watch the program at the CCGS Research Center at 403 E. 8th Street in Port Angeles, or call the Society to obtain the Zoom meeting number and passcode.  Call 360-417-5000 for the codes  Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm, or Saturdays noon to 4pm.   

For more information either call the Society, or consult the website www.clallamcogs.org. 

There is no charge to join us for this program. 

Clallam County Genealogical Society Finding & Using Historic Newspapers

Saturday, January 14th, the Clallam County Genealogical Society will meet at 10 am. Claudia Breeland will be the guest lecturer. The title of her presentation is “Finding and Using Historic Newspapers.”
Claudia is a professional genealogist, author, and a wonderful lecturer. She shares her experience to illustrate how she has found missing ancestors and answers to questions about the lives they led – answers found in newspapers. We will learn about the many online newspaper databases, both free and by prescription, as well as how to obtain news articles not found online.
News articles may include birth and death announcements, marriage, anniversary and baptism announcements, awards, travelers, parties, and visiting firemen, civil and criminal judgements, advertisements for your ancestor’s business, and so much more.
There is no charge for hearing this Zoom presentation. One can watch it at home or at the County Genealogical Society’s Research Center located at 403 E. 8th Street in Port Angeles. Call the Society to receive the Zoom meeting number and passcodes at (306) 417-5000. For more information about the Society and its programs check out their website: www.clallamcogs.org.  

Clallam County Genealogical Society 2023 Speakers

The Clallam County Genealogical Society would like to announce our programs for 2023.  We hope you will join us and enjoy hearing these outstanding speakers

These presentations will be available to the public via Zoom and inhouse at the CCGS Research Center in Port Angeles, WA.   We do not charge for most of the presentations, the exception being our Spring and Autumn Seminars. 

We encourage all to become members of CCGS, even if you do not live in the Pacific Northwest.  You will receive email notifications about the events, get discounts for the seminars, and support our speaker programs.

The programs take place on the second Saturday of the month and begin at 9:45 am, with the exception of Seminars.  To receive the Zoom codes for a meeting, please call or email the Society about a week prior to the meeting. 

Phone:  360-417-5000         email: clallamresearcher@gmail.com or askus@clallamcogs.org.

January 14 —  Claudia BrelandFinding and Using Historic Newspapers

February 11 – Steve MorrisonWestern Overland Trails

April 8 – Lisa Alzo    Spring Seminar:  It’s About the Women in Our Families

                Session I               Silent Voices: Telling the Stories of Your Female Immigrant Ancestors

                Session II             Finding Your Femme Fatales

                Session III            Chasing Genealogy Clues to Find Elusive Female Ancestors

May 13 – Judy Russell                                    Topic TBA

June 10 – Mike Karson                                   Topic TBA

July 8 – Claire White                                       Topic TBA                               

September 9 – Virginia Majewski              Topic TBA

October 14 – Jill Morelli   Fall Seminar     Topics TBA

November 11 – Sarah Cochran                   Topic TBA

For more information about the speakers, their topics and credentials, visit our website: www.clallamcogs.org

Clallam County Genealogical Society

402 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Port Angeles, WA 98362

360-417-5000        

www.clallamcogs.org

Clallam County Genealogical Society Finding Descendants in Your Family Tree

Clallam County Genealogical Society

Saturday, November 12   10:00 am-noon

Diane Henriks

Finding Descendants in your    Family Tree

The featured speaker for the November Society meeting of the Clallam County Genealogical Society will be Diane Henriks. Her topic is Finding Descendants in your Family Tree.  She will describe the process of ‘fanning out’ to find descendants in a family, both living and past, a means to help you break down some of your most difficult brick walls.

Diane is a Los Angeles based speaker, author and investigator.  Her specialty is finding descendants in family trees and brick wall research.  She is known as the “Descendant Detective”.  She has given her presentations and workshops to many notable societies, written several genealogies, and has assisted in investigations of both civil and criminal cases.

To hear this intriguing speaker, contact CCGS.  Phone:  360-417-5000

We will send you the Zoom meeting number and passcodes.  You can always join us at our Research Facility meeting room: 403 E 8th St., Port Angeles. 

There is no charge for this program and all are welcome to attend.

For more information:  WWW.clallamcogs.org or drop in and see our beautiful research center.  We are open Tuesday-Friday, 10am to 4pm and Saturdays, noon to 4pm

Clallam County Genealogical Society Are You Really My Ancestor?

Saturday, October 8

Clallam County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Virtual

The featured speaker for the Clallam County Genealogical Society meeting will be “Are You Really My Ancestor? Getting Unstuck, Working Through Research Problems” with Claire Smith. She tells us “When you find a name match for an ancestor, it’s tempting to believe you’re related.  A name isn’t enough to prove the relationship, especially if you have a common surname – like mine!”  In this session you’ll learn what it takes to prove a lineage, and how to handle conflicting information or multiple potential matches. To hear this delightful speaker, or for more information about our programs, contact CCGS.  Phone:  360-417-5000; webpage: www.clallamcogs@askus.org or email:  clallamresearcher@gmail.com

We will send you the Zoom meeting number and passcodes.  You can always join us at our large Research Facility: 403 E 8th St., Port Angeles. There is no charge for this program and all are welcome.

Clallam County Genealogical Society “Are You Really My Ancestor? “

A Zoom presentation featuring Claire Smith will be hosted by the Clallam County Genealogical Society October 8th at 10:00am.  Claire is an outstanding genealogist and a wonderful speaker.  Her topic will be “Are You Really My Ancestor?  Getting Unstuck, Working Through Research Problems”.

She tells us “When you find a name match for an ancestor, it’s tempting to believe you’re related.  A name isn’t enough to prove the relationship, especially if you have a common surname – like mine!  In this session you’ll learn what it takes to prove a lineage, and how to handle conflicting information or multiple potential matches.  I will share examples that illustrate how to deal with these issues.”

To hear this delightful speaker, or for more information about our programs, contact CCGS. 

 Phone:  360-417-5000        webpage:  www.clallamcogs@askus.org           email:  clallamresearcher@gmail.com

We will send you the Zoom meeting number and passcodes.  You can always join us at our large Research Facility: 403 E 8th St., Port Angeles.

There is no charge for this program and all are welcome.

Clallam County Genealogical Society Researching Civil War Veterans

Saturday, September 10th at 10:00 AM– Clallam County Genealogy

Virginia Majewski, PLCGS, will present “Finding Civil War Veterans”.

The Story of your Civil War Veteran is part of the story of America.  Researching the Civil War Veterans who lived in Clallam County, Virginia examined and discovered the diverse records of the men who fought in the Civil War and the Indian Wars.  In this presentation she will discuss her methodology, the available records and their locations. 

She will discuss our local history, and we can learn how Civil War Veterans changed the course of history on the Olympic Peninsula.  She plans to publish her research.

Virginia has been doing genealogy for most of her life. Born in Yakama, she is a fourth Generation Washingtonian and descendant of a Pioneer family.  She has served as President of the Washington State Genealogical Society and of the Clallam County Genealogical Society.  Her presentations are always well received.  They are interesting, organized, and educational.  In the past she has lectured on several topics including Mennonites, death records, etc.

Join us by Zoom or live at the CCGS Research center, 403 8th Street in Port Angeles, WA.

for more information or for Zoom access codes: 360-417-5000. Log onto Zoom at 9:45 AM.

There is no charge to attend this lecture.

Question:  Do you know how many Civil War Vets came to live on the Olympic Peninsula?

                We will collect names and guesses in the 15 minutes prior to the lecture.  The closest guess will be the winner of one of our famous CCGS Raffle Baskets.

Clallam County Genealogical Society Missing 1890 Census

Clallam County Genealogical Society

Saturday, June 11 at 10:00 am
 Presents:  SARA COCHRAN 

“WHO NEEDED IT ANYWAY? GETTING AROUND THE MISSING 1890 CENSUS”

What happened to that 1890 Federal Census?

Sara will relate the story of the missing Census records.  She will tell how to find other record sets using techniques when a Census is not available, including those 10 years between the Federal Censuses.

Sara has researched her family tree for over 25 years.  Her journey has taken her to nearly every State in the USA and several countries worldwide, including Ireland, Britain, and Italy.  She presently resides in California.  She earned her Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University and is active in several local and national societies.  As a Registrar of NSDAR, she helps prepare lineage society applications.  She is a researcher, lecturer, blogger, and much more.

She will be speaking via Zoom and all are invited to listen. There is no cost, however, donations to CCGS are appreciated.

You are welcome to watch the presentation at the CCGS Research Center located at 403 E. 8th Street, Port Angeles or to catch the program at home.

To watch at home, the Zoom codes and handouts are available by e-mailing the Society at clallamresearcher@gmail.com or by calling the Society for more information at 360-417-5000 Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm, or Saturday noon to 4pm.  Visit us on Facebook or at the website; www. clallamcogs.org.