Celebrating 52 Years of Service to Clark County

General Meeting: Tips for Planning On-Site Research

June 25, 2024, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

A research trip to one’s ancestral home can be extremely rewarding, but also presents many challenges. Pam Brett will share practical tips on how to plan
a trip to achieve your research goals and to bring home new understanding of the lives of your ancestors. Over the last 24 years Pam has made 25 trips to 18 states, some multiple times. She enjoys sharing her tips on planning your own on-site research.

This will be a hybrid meeting at the CCGS Library and online. Contact us for the link.

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.

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
  • Craft Clan

    June 22, 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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  • General Meeting

    June 25, 2024  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Clark County Genealogical Society, 3205 NE 52nd St, Vancouver, WA 98663, USA

    Tips for Planning On-Site Research


    Speaker: Pam Brett 

    Will be presented virtually and can be viewed from home or with others at the library. 
    A research trip to one's ancestral home can be extremely rewarding, but also presents many challenges. Pam will share practical tips on how to plan a trip to achieve your research goals and to bring home a new understanding of the lives of your ancestors.
    Pam was born in Richland, Washington but has lived in Berkeley, California for the last 51 years. Since many branches of her family came to the United States early and moved often, she has tracked direct ancestors in 30 states and the District of Columbia. Over the last 24 years she has made 25 trips to 18 states, some multiple times. She enjoys sharing her tips on planning your own on-site research.
      
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  • Legacy Family Tree Webinar

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

    • Gail Jackson Miller, CG; Kentucky and Virginia Tax Lists – 5 ½ Strategies for Identifying That Elusive Early Southerner; Kentucky and Virginia have some of the most complete tax lists in the United States. Their value in research often goes unrecognized by even the experienced researcher. Tax lists can be a primary tool for solving difficult research problems and are invaluable when used with other records. Learn how to access original records, to best organize them for study, and to interpret their meaning. The lecture will use case studies to show their use in tracking individuals across time, estimating birth dates and death dates, separating individuals of the same name, determining the identity of other family members, and using them as substitutes for deeds, court records, and estate records in burned counties.

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