Clallam County Genealogical Society

Genealogy Research Center

Clallam County Genealogical Society and Research Center
403 East 8th St., Port Angeles, WA  98362
Phone: 360-417-5000
We are Open to the Public
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

Jill Morelli in-person Seminar October 14, 2023

View the full listing and the schedule on the events page. 
THIS IS A BROWN BAG EVENT.  Bring your lunch.  Break snacks provided.
Members, sign in for your discount.  This is a hybrid presentation. Participants can attend the presentation live or watch Jill on Zoom. Meeting number and Zoom passcodes will be emailed upon receipt of registration.
Then, click on PayPal to pay.

Washington Pioneer Pursuit Contest

Everyone Wins: Pioneer Pursuit Contest 
by Roxanne Lowe
The contest portion of the Pioneer Pursuit ends October 31, 2023, so you’ve got a month to earn a prize!
The top three individuals that submit genealogies for pioneers who lived in Washington Territory on or before November 11, 1889 will win cash prizes of $150, $100 and $50. EVERY person who submits will receive a year’s membership to WSGS.  In addition to individual prizes, local societies will receive cash prizes, too! The three societies with the most submissions (based on the number of members in the society) will receive $300, $200 and $100. EVERY society that participates in Pioneer Pursuit will receive $20.
Pioneer Pursuit Continues After October 31

Just as people continued to come into Washington after statehood, WSGS will continue to amass genealogies of pioneers. We want to document as many people who lived in the territory as we can. So even after October 31, 2023, we’ll accept genealogies.
How to Submit a Pioneer

We’ve made it easy to submit a pioneer. We’ve got instructions, examples, hints and how-to’s on our website here:
If you don’t find what you need, please email us at

Welcome to our Research Center

We are a FamilySearch Affiliate!
Use our computers to access  You will have increased 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,, Genealogy Bank, and News Bank.
Genealogy Library:  Our library offers over 4,293 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.


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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 chose a project of your interest.  Every gift goes to keeping our Research Center operational and providing access to resources for family history researchers and educational programs.  Our staff is all volunteer.

September 30
Genealogy Workshop One-on-one help.
Register by September 26th.  No cost for members, $10 for non-members, $8 for lunch.  Make some real progress climbing your ...
October 14
Jill Morelli, in person, presents our Fall Seminar
Schedule: 09:00 – 09:20             Registration (and a bit of noshing) 09:20 – 0:930      ...
November 11
Sara Cochran The Skeleton Whisperer
Sara Cochran has  researched her family tree for over 25 years. Her journey has taken her into nearly every State ...