Clallam County Genealogical Society
402 E Lauridsen Blvd,  Port Angeles, Washington 98362
360-417-5000
Tue - Fri 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 
Ancestor hunters since 1981


SAVE THE DATE!

  Saturday, November 2
   "From Matches in a List to Family:
  Case Studies in DNA" by Mary Kozy
  All Day Workshop  (Special event)
  9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church
  925 N. Sequim Avenue, Sequim
 
 
  
 All Day Seminar: 8:30 – 9:00 Registration, 9:00 - 3:00 Seminar  See Events Page for more details on topic content.
(Munchies & beverages will be served before the seminar & during breaks. Participants should bring a sack lunch)
COST: $40 CCGS . $50 for non-members, registrations after October 26th and at the door. Pay by check or PayPal via this website (see column on left). 
This seminar assumes participants have a basic knowledge of DNA concepts. If you do not or it has been awhile, you should watch a video on YouTube or FamilySearch.org OR attend the DNA Webinar at the CCGS Research Center on Wednesday, October 23rd.
   


We are now a FamilySearch Affiliate!

 
CCGS Research Center now a FamilySearch Affiliate!
This is great news for our Society and genealogy researchers!  When you come into the CCGS Research Center and use our computers to access FamilySearch.org, you will have increased access to records previously only available at a Family History Center.  Come in and see what you can find!
 
2019 CCGS EDUCATION PROGRAM SCHEDULE OVERVIEW:
Nona Halvorsen, Education Coordinator

1st   Saturday                          Monthly Meeting
2nd  Saturday                          Genealogy Brain Trust – BRICK WALLS
3rd   Saturday                          Genealogy Brain Trust – Variety of topics
4th   Saturday                          Learning Series
Every Wednesday                   Genealogy Brain Trust – Variety of topics

Genealogy Brain Trust: Members helping members by discussing, sharing examples of what they have done or learning things hands-on together.
 
Information about the three Classes and Workshop held the 4th Saturday of the month:

Dates: October 26, and November 23
Time: Open house begins at noon. The class will convene at 12:30pm

Description:
This is primarily a class for those who are beginning their ancestral search. It will include a lecture followed by a workshop. (Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop computer if they have one.) There will be “homework” assignments to advance your research.

Session II
Using Census Records to record the when and where of our ancestors

Session III
Timelines to put your family into a historical context. Finding other resources.

 


NEW LINKS ADDED:  HOW TO PRESERVE AND CONSERVE RECORDS
Open to the public, our collection of over 3,100 books covers the United States and the world.  Members can check out materials from the separate lending library.  The computer room provides access to a variety of subscription databases, such as Ancestry and Fold3.  Click on Research LINKS to take you to LibraryThing, or click on Library/Archives, and then click on LibraryThing.  This takes you to our library catalog.  
Our Research Center is staffed by volunteers who can help with your project.  For a donation, our researcher will do it for you. 
Member benefits  include discounts on seminars, research, and a subscription to our quarterly newsletter.
 
Pioneer family files, early family files, Native American census, school census, early vital records, probate abstracts, and county histories will interest Clallam County researchers.  Go to Local Records to view and to print indexes. 
 
 


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Donations
 
Click on our PayPal link on the left column and our donations link will appear in small blue letters directly under the upper case PAYPAL or click on DONATE to go DIRECTLY. Use the drop down box to choose operating fund or pay down the mortgage.  Every gift goes to keeping the lights on in our  Center which provides resources for family history researchers.  We are all volunteers.
 


October 19
Genealogy Brain Trust (3rd Saturday) Discussion Topic: Genealogy Software
NOTE:  Topics change monthly   This month the discussion is pros/cons, questions and best practices regarding the three main genealogy ...
October 23
Genealogy Brain Trust
DNA Webinar will cover the basics of DNA. Pizza will be available for a $5 donation. It is strongly recommended that ...
October 26
Genealogy Learning Series-Session 2 (4th Saturday)
Time: Open house begins at noon. The class will convene at 12:30pm   Session II Using Census Records to record ...
October 30
Genealogy Brain Trust Topic is Find-a-Grave
Learn how to find relatives on the free Find-a-Grave website. You'll also learn how to add or correct data, add ...