Cindy Fuerst Named One of 2022’s Outstanding Volunteers

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.

Cindy Fuerst

Today we’re introducing Cynthia “Cindy” Fuerst of Yakima, Washington, who was nominated by the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society (YVGS).

Cindy joined YVGS in 1985 “because Cousin Kathy made me do it.” The genealogy bug hit Cindy hard, but she didn’t have to be hospitalized! Cindy volunteered as librarian one day a week and the Thursday night shift at the old YVGS library at First Christian Church in downtown Yakima across from the police department and next door to Shaw & Sons Funeral Home. The night genealogist had to take the money bag over to the night drop box at the funeral home. Such a brave genealogist!  Later, Cindy moved to the coast with husband Kenny and joined the South King County Genealogical Society. During her time there, she was membership chair and greeter while retaining her membership at YVGS. After moving back to Yakima, she started attending meetings again, became a librarian and served two terms as YVGS’s corresponding secretary.

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” in the subject line.

Richard Adams Named One of 2022 Outstanding Volunteers

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 weeks, 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 Richard Adams of Yakima, Washington, who was nominated by the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society (YVGS).

Richard joined YVGS in 1985. He is an invaluable member wearing many hats. He worked as part of the team serving coffee to travelers at Indian John Hill rest area on I-90 many years and for ten years he has set up and staffed the raffle table at YVGS’s general meetings and sets up their coffee bar. He helps with the transportation of goods from two local churches back to YVGS’s lot in preparation for two yard sales held each year, selling items and with cleanup after each sale. Richard researched and obtained quotes on prices and had a new sound system installed in the YVGS library. Since 2003, Richard has cleaned YVGS’s restrooms every week with his wife Carla. When the maintenance committee needs extra help, Richard is right there.

Richard is a highly valued member of YVGS, and richly deserves this recognition.

Yakima Valley Genealogical Society Fall Seminar Finding Missing Ancestors

Yakima Valley Genealogical Society – Fall Seminar

Speaker: Nationally Accredited Jean Wilcox Hibben

One of America’s Foremost Genealogical Speakers

A Whole Day Dedicated to “Finding Missing Ancestors”

Saturday, October 29, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Location of Seminar

Mt. Olive Lutheran Church

7809 Tieton Drive

Yakima, WA 98908

Registration Before October 22 – Registration Form on the YVGS Web site: www..yvgs.net

Click on Society News and from the drop-down menu select “Fall Seminar Announced.” 

From there you can print a registration form which after completion and be mailed to:

Y.V.G.S.

1901 So. 12th Ave., Union Gap, WA 98903

YVGS Members $40.00

YVGS Non–Members $45.00

On-Site Registration: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. $45.00

No Refund of Registration fee after October 22

Lunch and Snacks Included

YAKIMA VALLEY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY September Meetings

YAKIMA VALLEY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

General Meeting – Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 10:00 AM

1901 S 12th Avenue, Union Gap, WA 98903

Ellen Allmendinger will be speaking on “Institutional Records”.

Writers’ Group – SIG – Wednesday, September 7, 2022 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

1901 S 12th Avenue, Union Gap, WA 98903

YVGS Yard Sale – Friday, Saturday, Sunday, September 16, 17, 18, 2022

Time:  8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

1901 S 12th Avenue, Union Gap, WA 98903

Yakima Valley Genealogical Society Donated Photos

YVGS received several years ago (2006) genealogical materials that include pictures, correspondence, deeds, etc from a house in Seattle that was going to be demolished.

Items received by YVGS include the following names, items, etc. If this is your family please contact me: ericksensue@gmail.com

A F Foltz, Seattle; Jack Lindsley; Burchett, Harry J, b.1889; Frank Lary, Wenatchee; Higgins family: Lewis Lee & Phoebe Davis Higgins; Deeds: John Ross, Wenatchee; John Kempfer; 1886 Phillip Miller Kittitas County; Northern Pacific Railroad 1901.

If unclaimed photos will be sent to Dead Fred.

Yakima Valley Genealogical Society Foreign Census Records

Yakima Valley Genealogical Society

Upcoming events:

Writers’ Group (in person special interest group)
When: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Where: 1901 S 12th Avenue, Union Gap, Washington (509-248-1328)

YVGS General Meeting (in person)
When: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: 1901 S 12th Ave, Union Gap, Washington (509-248-1328)

Program – Foreign Census Records
Presenter – Kathleen Sizer

You have crossed the pond. Now what? Come learn about foreign census records. Not all countries took censuses and you don’t want to waste time looking for records that don’t exist. Come learn what is available and how to find the census records. Handouts of sources will be available.

 

Yakima Valley Genealogical Society April Meeting

Yakima Valley Genealogical Society  

General Meeting – April 2, 2022, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (in person), 1901 S 12th Ave, Union Gap, WA  

 Program – Allen County Public Library Genealogical Center and the Periodical Source Index  Presenter – Richard Kyle    The Allen County Public Library (ACPL) is the second largest genealogical library in the country with over 1,000,000 items on the shelf. The APCL website offers research help and digital access to an extremely large amount of records and books that may not be readily available anywhere else. It also houses a huge collection of genealogical periodicals, newsletters and bulletins, some dating back into the 1800’s. The Periodical Source Index (PERSI) is an article index to this MASSIVE collection. PERSI used to be on a pay site. It has moved home and is now free to use. Come and learn how to use these resources.