Celebrating 50 Years of Service to Clark County

Free Beginning Genealogy Research Classes

This FREE class series is presented by experienced CCGS speakers and members. Each class offers great research ideas whether you are an absolutely new genealogy researcher or just wanting to refresh your skills!

Trail Breakers Volume 48

The latest version of Trail Breakers is ready to read as a searchable PDF.

Our Librarians Are Lonely!

CCGS librarians are expert genealogists who are ready to help you with your research. If they can’t answer your question, they can show you additional resources. So come on down to the library and make their day!

In addition to the human touch, you can find research computers connected to Ancestry.com, American Ancestors, Family Search with enhanced results, and more. Bring your own laptop if you’d like, and work alongside one of the research computers. We also have over 8,000 books, some of which cannot be found anywhere else, and pedigree charts to help record your research.

Focus Groups and Meetings

Our Focus Groups and monthly General Membership Meetings will be a mix of online and in-person. Please check our Event Calendar for details.

Upcoming Events
  • Virtual/Unfocused Genealogy

    February 2, 2023  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    No special topic, just bring your research notes, questions, etc. to share with the group. For more information, contact Lowell Kenedy (Facilitator) at treasurer@ccgswa.org

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  • Virtual/Legacy User Group

    February 6, 2023  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Description:https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/489191549
    If you use Legacy Family Tree Software for tracking your genealogy research, there is a Legacy Users Group that meets monthly to discuss tips, tricks and problems. You will always come away with some new ideas. The meetings are held regularly on the first Monday of the month. Members and non-members are welcome

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  • Virtual/Research Book Club Focus Group

    February 6, 2023  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Come join this intriguing and valuable group. We are expanding our knowledge of research books by tackling one chapter at a time. After reading a chapter we meet for review and discussion. Currently we are reading "The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide" by James M Beidler. Members, non-members, snackers and brown baggers welcome. Contact paulas@ccgswa.org to request Virtual Meeting invitation by email.

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  • FREE Basic Genealogy Strategies class

    February 7, 2023  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Clark County Genealogical Society, 3205 NE 52nd St, Vancouver, WA 98663, USA

    The Beginning – Presented by: Alice Allen
    Pre-register at CCGS Library or 360-750-5688 – Class size limited

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