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 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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.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.
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.
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.