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Welcome to the Clark County Genealogical Society. The CCGS was founded by Margaretta Zimmerman and fourteen of her friends in 1972, and is a volunteer run organization dedicated to encourage, foster, educate, and organize activities related to genealogy. Whether you have Clark County connections or not, we invite you to join us in exploring your family history.


In 2017, Clark County Genealogical Society received a Historical Records Preservation grant from Clark County to digitize and transcribe the two tax ledgers. The specific purpose was to digitize and transcribe the two original tax ledgers. They are of particular importance as the destruction of the 1890 Federal Census created a 20-year information gap for genealogical research. This project has now been completed in partnership with the Clark County History Museum and Washington State University, Vancouver. It is now available for public access at this link. The ledgers will become part of the collection preserved and administered by the Washington State Archives.
Read more about the project

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Genealogical Databases at CCGS Library

American Ancestors

American Ancestors provides access to more than 1.4 billion records spanning twenty-two countries covering the United States, the British Isles, continental Europe and more. Including early American genealogical records, published genealogical research journals and magazines, and U.S. Catholic records.

Review of American Ancestors

How to use American Ancestors

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, photos, and more from countries all over the world

Info about Ancestry Library Edition

Difference between and Ancestry Library Edition

How to Use Ancestry Library Edition

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What's New

General Mtg.
March 27
Kay Cooke
Viking Roots Revealed
More info

Spring Seminar
May 25: Gala Reception at Artillery Barracks
May 26: David Allen Lambert Seminar and WSG Awards at Red Cross Bldg
May 26: CCGS Library Open House and Cemetery Tours
More info and link to registration form

Spring Class Schedule
See what's availablel

Your Story Your Book Showcase
A final celebratory session where writers will showcase their published books from the Your Story Your Book workshop. March 8, 10AM - 12PM, at the CCGS library annex. Everyone welcome to attend.

Did You Know?
CCGS sponsors free group viewing of Legacy Family Tree Webinars (web-based seminars on genealogical topics.) Check the schedule at the Legacy Webinar website or on the CCGS Events calendar and join us at 715 Grand Blvd.
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