Clallam County Genealogical Society

Karen Mitchell, Award winning Librarian!

CCGS is proud to announce that Karen Mitchell, a founding member of Clallam County Genealogical Society is the winner of the 2023 Washington State Genealogical Society President's Award,  a prestigious award presented to only one person annually for their contribution to the genealogical community.  After her retirement from a career in private education, she volunteered to take over the position of Librarian at the CCGS Research Center.  She has overseen and encouraged growing our collection to over 5,000 books, periodicals and microfilm, recataloging and relabeling the collection and improving the online catalog.  She also served 3 terms as CCGS President during COVID.  Thank you, Karen, for all you do to help make CCGS a great society and genealogical resource to the community!


Clallam County Genealogical Society and Research Center
403 East 8th St., Port Angeles, WA  98362
Phone: 360-417-5000
Hours:  Tuesday-Friday 10 am - 4pm and Saturday 12pm - 4pm
*Note - We may close for bad weather without notification. (If it snows, we close!)
  Parking available behind building


Welcome Researchers - Become a Member

We are a FamilySearch Affiliate!  
Use our computers to use 
You will have access to records previously only available at a Family History Center.
Come in and see what you can find!
Computer Room:  The computer stations are spaced 6 feet apart for your safety and privacy. Volunteers can help you get started. 
Subscription databases: AmericanAncestors, Ancestry World Edition, Fold 3, Find My Past,, and Genealogy Bank.
Genealogy Library:  Our library offers over 4,362 genealogical books, periodicals, atlases, maps and microfilm covering Washington State, the United States and around the World.  Local genealogical resources are available for Clallam County.
Professional Research:  We have qualified genealogists to assist with your family history.  Contact the office with your project details.  A genealogist will provide an estimated cost.   This service is for those who don't like to do it themselves! 

May 23
David Ouimette CG, CGL, Webinar with Discussion in Sequim
David Ouimette, CG., CGL,  will present Seven Immigration Methodologies, with Case Studies Across the Centuries    We watched this program ...
May 25
A Beginner's Genealogy Class
The “I Know Nothing About Genealogy” Class.   Learn the fundamentals of genealogy research and how to use them: Census ...
June 8
General Meeting, Claire Gebben, guest speaker in person
German Immigration Patterns   Since the 17th century, millions of German-speaking emigrants were leaving Europe for places far and wide, ...
August 10
Linda Debe presentation: Google My Maps Visualizing Your Ancestors’ Lives
Part of the Google app package, Google My Maps gives us a way to visualize our ancestors’ lives, from migration ...