Clallam County Genealogical Society

Hours: Wed-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 12-4pm

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Founded in 1981 by a handful of genealogy enthusiasts, our nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization is all volunteer. In 2013, we purchased our building on Lauridsen Blvd. and Peabody Street near the North Olympic Library campus in Port Angeles, WA.  In 2020 we moved to a larger building at 403 E. 8th Street.
 
Our mission is to educate and support individual genealogists and to preserve genealogical materials from Clallam County and beyond.  Membership allows full access to web site databases, discounts on seminars,and our quarterly publication. Manage your account and renew your membership in the member log in section. 
CCGS Research Center is a FamilySearch.org Affiliate    
IN-HOUSE RESOURCES

CCGS Research Center Library:  Over 3,000 reference books and a good collection of local histories covering the entire county or focusing on specific areas within the county, as well of the North Olympic Peninsula.  We also collect family histories, narratives, and manuscripts written on the early Clallam pioneers.  

Courthouse Research:  We offer research at the county courthouse for those records we don’t have in our library - civil court cases, early land records, full probate files, etc.

Obituaries:  Our collection includes obituaries from the earliest newpapers to the latest publications.  In the absence of a published obituary, we also collect death or funeral notices, and newspaper accounts of deaths resulting from accidents.  We have some obituaries for Clallam County residents who died elsewhere.  Check our online index.  Go to obituraries to print an order form for those not yet scanned in.

Pioneer Family FilesOur collection of nearly 500 Pioneer Family files is constantly expanding.  The pioneer files include information on those families who were here in Clallam County on or before 1889 when Washington achived statehood. We also have information on Early Families (those here before 1900). All files were developed by Society staff, family descendants and genealogists.  The content and size varies widely but often includes primary and original documents such as vital records, letters, documents, photographs, narratives, homestead records, newspaper articles and donated research of various family researchers.  Go to Local Resources, click on Clallam County records for the index link. 

Probate Indexes:  Abstracts of Clallam County original probate records from 1857 to 1965.  Full probate packets are available at the courthouse.

Native American Records:    Our collection includes Indian Census and school census records.

Surname Indexes:  Indexes for various organizations and events such as  the Port Angeles Reserve Jumpers, early Elk Club members, county school graduates and censuses, Puget Sound Cooperative Colony, Civilian Conservation Corps, Spruce Railroad Division, Naturalization and Probate Records.

Early Vital Records:  Early birth and death records from many sources prior to 1907 - newspapers, early county records, midwives’ records, etc.  After 1907, vital records were sent to the Department of Health at our state capital at Olympia, Washington.

ONGOING PROJECTS:  

Obituary and Naturalization indexing

Deaths:  We have plans to index death certificates from 1910-1930's.  This project will not be started until some of these previous projects are completed.



Operating Year: January - December 2021


Board of Directors
President: Paul Wessel
Vice President: Linda Stockman
Secretary: Consuelo White
Treasurer: Virginia Majewski
Member At Large #1: Carol Foss
Member At Large #2: Jim Hindes
Past President: Karen Mitchell
 
Committees
Education: Roberta Griset
Finance: Paul Wessel
Fund Raising: Roberta Griset
Library: Karen Mitchell
Membership: Vacant
Newsletter: Consuelo White
Obituary: Carol Foss
Pioneer Families: Gail Porter
Research Coordinator: Virginia Majewski
Technology: Virginia Majewski
Volunteer Coordinator: Roberta Griset
Webmaster: Consuelo White