Celebrating 52 Years of Service to Clark County

Tracking Down Your Eastern European Ancestors
April 23, 2024, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Our speaker will be professional genealogist Pam Vestal of West Linn.

In spite of the many wars, boundary changes, and political and natural catastrophes, an astonishing number of records exist for our Eastern European ancestors, both here and abroad. Pam will explore strategies for finding their places of origin, uncovering their original names, finding and requesting records, extracting and understanding their information, and dealing with foreign languages. The program will be presented virtually and can be viewed from home or with others at the library.

First Tuesday 2024 Monthly Education Sessions

CCGS is offering monthly classes along with guided workshops in the afternoon. Register now for sessions beginning March 5th. 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
  • Family Foto Stories Focus Group

    April 13, 2024  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Clark County Genealogical Society, 3205 NE 52nd St, Vancouver, WA 98663, USA

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  • Travel Research Preparation

    April 15, 2024  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Clark County Genealogical Soc, 3205 NE 52nd St, Vancouver, WA 98663, USA

    Description:"KNOW BEFORE YOU GO"
    Discussion on the many ways to prepare yourself for a research trip. Preplanning is essential; we will explore digital organization as well as how to confirm research location availability. Come join us, share ideas and get ready for your genealogy adventure no matter how big or small.

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  • Family Tree Maker

    April 15, 2024  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Clark County Genealogical Society, 3205 NE 52nd St, Vancouver, WA 98663, USA

    Snack and Chat Under the Tree. Do you use Family Tree Maker genealogy software? Come join this informal group as we discuss the inner workings of Family Tree Maker. Meet in the CCGS classroom and don't forget your lunch or a snack!

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  • Legacy Family Tree Webinar

    April 17, 2024  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Clark County Genealogical Society, 3205 NE 52nd St, Vancouver, WA 98663, USA

    • J. Mark Lowe; Comparing Plats of Land With Deeds and Grants; Land Plats of an ancestor’s land will likely include his surrounding neighbors. With a closer examination, we might gain an understanding of their lives and place them with their community and local events.

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