Celebrating 52 Years of Service to Clark County

Early Registration for All-Day Seminar with Guest Speaker Fritz Juengling

Professional genealogist Fritz Juengling is joining us for a full-day seminar on Tuesday, September 3rd. The event includes a catered lunch and trivia genealogy game. Register now to save your seat!  Get all the details and the registration form on our classes page.

First Tuesday 2024 Monthly Education Sessions

CCGS is offering monthly classes along with guided workshops in the afternoon. Register now for sessions. For more information about topics, see our classes page.

Summer Break

There are no general meetings in July and August. Do join us for our August class!

Come Visit Our Library!

Our librarians are available to answer your questions and help direct you to the many resources that are available for your use within our library. Remember, not everything is online, so come in to the library and see what you can find to enhance your family history.

As a familysearch.org affiliate library, we offer you access to an extensive range of documents that may not be readily available from the comfort of your home. Furthermore, we provide subscriptions to ancestry.com and americanancestors.org, which can be accessed on our library computers. Our collection boasts over 8,000 books, including some unique and hard-to-find titles, along with pedigree charts to assist you in documenting your research on paper, should you prefer this method. We eagerly anticipate your visit and look forward to assisting you soon.

Upcoming Events
  • Legacy Family Tree Webinar

    July 24, 2024  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Clark County Genealogical Society, 3205 NE 52nd St, Vancouver, WA 98663, USA

    • Dawn Carlile; Researching Oregon Trail Ancestors; The Oregon Trail extended approximately 2,000 miles from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon from 1840 to 1869. More than 50,000 people traveled to Oregon and a great number died on the journey. This talk will cover resources for conducting research on the people and their lives along the trail.

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  • CCGS Members Only - Legacy Family Tree Webinar "The Best of Elizabeth Shown Mills"

    July 26, 2024  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Clark County Genealogical Society, 3205 NE 52nd St, Vancouver, WA 98663, USA

    • Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL; Genealogical Research and Writing: Are You a Saint, Sinner, or Bumfuzzled Soul?’ As researchers, family historians, compilers, bloggers, or writers of other ilk, genealogists face legal and ethical perils they often do not anticipate. This crash course offers practical guidance to enhance your skills and keep you safe as you explore history, reconstruct lives, and “write up” your findings. While the issues are serious—from the legal issue of copyright to the ethical issue of plagiarism—the lessons are taught with a light heart and humor.

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  • Craft Clan

    July 27, 2024  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Clark County Genealogical Society, 3205 NE 52nd St, Vancouver, WA 98663, USA

    Preserving and connecting with Family Stories — Our 2024 project is saving and presrving our 2022 Gallery of Grandmothers display into a Scrapbook format.  All creative hands are welcome.  Get on email notification list - Contact marcia@ccgswa.org 

    Thanks, Marcia

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