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Region 3

Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason and Thurston Counties

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society      
http://bigenealogy.org       Facebook:  Bainbridge-Island-Genealogical-Society      
Mail:  PO Box 135, Rolling Bay, WA  98061-0135                       
~~Meets 3rd Friday of the month, from 10am-12pm, at the Bainbridge Island Public Library.  Meetings are open to the public. 
BIGS is a WA Non-Profit Corp.  Genealogical resources are available at the Bainbridge Island Public Library.  Several special interest groups meet monthly, check the website for more info.  Service area:  Bainbridge Island and the North Kitsap Peninsula; Poulsbo, Indianola, Port Gamble, Hansville and Kingston.   

Clallam Co. Genealogical Society   ‚Äč
http://clallamcogs.org       Email:  askus@clallamcogs.org     Facebook:  Clallam-County-Genealogical-Society     
402 E Lauridsen Blvd,  Port Angeles, WA 98362-7952   Phone:  360-417-5000
~~Meets 2nd Saturday of the month, 9:30am - 12pm.  Location of meeting varies, please check the website for location & program info.
CCGS is a WA Non-Profit Corp.  Clallam Co. Genealogy Research Center is open to the public, Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 4pm and the last Saturday of the month, 1pm - 4pm.  Subscription databases available on site include; Ancestry.com, FindMyPast.com, Fold3, American Ancestors.com, GenealogyBank.com and Newspaper Archive.com.  A lending library is available for members.  A catalog of all the holdings can be accessed from the website via LibraryThing.com.  Research services are available.  Special Collections include; Clallam County Collection (books and publications on local history), Pioneer files (3 generation genealogies of famiies present in Clallam Co before 1900), Obituaries from the 1880's from numberous local newpaper publications, School Census records 1918-1932, Census of the Makah & Quillaiute (Native American) 1885-1899, Cemetery records on all of the known cemeteries in Clallam Co, Marriage Returns 1891-1921, Abstracts of wills and probates 1930-1965, Naval Lodge of Elks membership records from 1896, Puget Sound Co-op Colony records 1887-1904, High School yearbooks for Port Angeles, Sequim, Forks and Joyce, Clallam County Directories and Phone Books.  Service area:  Forks, Beaver, LaPush, Neah Bay, Seiku, Clallam Bay, Sappho, Joyce, Port Angeles, Carlsborg, Dungeness and Sequim.  It also includes four Indian Reservations; Makah, Quillieute, Elwha and Jamestown.  
 
Jefferson Co. Genealogical Society    
http://wajcgs.org      Email:  jcgswash@gmail.com        Facebook:  wajcgs         
Mail:  PO Box 627, Port Townsend, WA 98368        Phone:  360-385-9495
~~Meets the 3rd Saturday of the month, 9:30am-11:30am, at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 W. Valley Road, Chimacum, WA.  Meetings are open to the public.
JCGS is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 Corp.  It shares it's Research Center with Jefferson Co. Historical Society.  The Research Center is located at 13692 Airport Cutoff Road (Hwy. 19), Port Townsend, WA.  Use of the Research Center is free for members of JCGS and JCHS, non-members must pay a $6.00 access fee, $5.00 for seniors.  The Research Center has free wi-fi and offers subscription databases, Ancestry.com and AmericanAncestors.com for member use.  JCGS offers "Resource Corners", a monthly meeting to learn and share in-depth knowledge on specific subjects.  See the website calendar of events for time, date and topics.  JCGS has an extensive online index to all the databases at the JCGS Research Center accessible from their website.  Research services are available.  Service area includes; Gardiner, Port Townsend, Port Ludlow, Port Hadlock, Chimacum, Quilcene, Brinnon, Kalalock, Queets and Clearwater.  
 
Mason County Genealogical Society
Facebook:  Mason-County-Genealogical-Society        Email:  masoncountygenealogy@hotmail.com     
Mail:  PO Box 103, Shelton, WA   98584
~~Meets the 1st Thursday of the month, 7pm (except January) at the Shelton LDS Church, 1200 Connection St, Shelton, WA.   Collaborates with the Mason County Historical Society and Museum.   Service area includes; Eldon, Lilliwaup, Skokomish, Matlock and Shelton.
 
Puget Sound Genealogical Society
http://pusogensoc.org                    Email:  psgs@pusogensoc.org                 Facebook: PSGSroots
~~ Meets the 4th Wednesday of the month, 1:00pm, at the Sylvan Way Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton, WA.   Meetings are open to the public. 
PSGS is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 Corp.  Puget Sound Gen. Soc. maintains a Genealogy Center within the Sylvan Way Kitsap Regional Library.  Subscription databases include;  American Ancestors, FindMyPast.com and Geni.com are available for members use.   A catalog of resources is available on the Kitsap Regional Library website.  PSGS offers several special interest groups; Ancestry.com, DNA and Legacy Family Tree Software.  Research services for Kitsap County are available.  Special Collections include; Germans from Russia Historical Society Census Books.    Service area:  Bremerton, East Bremerton, Silverdale, Belfair, Seabeck, Holly, Port Orchard and Gig Harbor. 
PSGS includes two smaller chapters; Belfair and S. Kitsap
Belfair Chapter meets 1st Wed. of the month, 12:30pm in the meeting room of the Timberland Library, 23081 NE State Route 3, Belfair.
South Kitsap Chapter meets 1st Thursday of each month at 9:30am at the Port Orchard Church of Christ, 2535 Carr Lane SE, Port Orchard.
 
Olympia Genealogical Society               

http://olygensoc.org          Email:  geniebug@comcast.net        Facebook:  OlympiaGenealogicalSociety     

Mail:  PO Box 1313, Olympia, WA  98507   

~~Meets the 2nd Thurday of the month, 7:00pm, at the Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 LakeRidge Drive SW, Bldg. 1, Room 152, Olympia, WA. 

Non-member guests are welcome.  

Olympia GS is a WA Non-Profit Corp.  They provide a list of online genealogical resources and searchable online databases.  Olympia is the capitol of Washington State, home to the Washington State Library and Washington State Archives and the county seat of Thurston County.  Service area Thurston County includes;  Grand Mound, Lacey, Littlerock, Olympia, Rochester, Tenino, Tumwater and Yelm.