Genealogy Classes

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

Please pre-register: in the Clark County Genealogical Society Library or reserve a seat via telephone at 360-750-5688. You may also register and purchase upcoming classes online by clicking on the “Add to Cart” button under each class section below.

For Member Pricing: Use code “Member” at checkout.

10:00 – 11:30 am, Tuesday, August 6th, 2024

$20 Non-members
$15 Members

Finding Your Ancestor’s Immigration
Presentation by Steve Aberle

Has finding immigration records for your ancestors become a “brick wall” in your research? In this presentation we will look at the various resources available today that can help you unlock the mystery of when and where your ancestors first set foot in North America. We will examine immigration from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and also look at finding emigration records from where they began their journey.

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For Member Pricing: Use code “Member” at checkout.

11:45 am – 12:45 pm, Tuesday, August 6th, 2024

Tastes from the “Old Country”
Bring an ethnic dish from your immigrant ancestor’s place of origin to share with others

1:00 – 2:30 pm, Tuesday, August 6th, 2024

Free Guided Workshop Bring a laptop, or use the library’s research computers, to find your ancestor’s immigration records

CCGS Fall Seminar

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2024

Water Resources Center, 4600 Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA
Doors open at 9:00 a.m. and the day wraps at 4:30 p.m.

Pre-registration is required because there will be a catered lunch.

$70 Non-members
$55 Members

Behind Every Historical Event There is Genealogy
Featured guest speaker: Fritz Juengling, PhD, AG, AGL

Morning session: Witches, Horse Thieves, Soldiers, and Regicides:
Who Were Your Ancestors?

Catered Lunch by Say Ciao of Vancouver with a trivia genealogy game

  • Teams shall consist of not more than 5 players
  • Each team shall turn in one completed play sheet not later than 2 p.m.
  • Each play sheet shall state the team name and mascot
  • Teams shall list each team player’s name, alias or nom de plume
  • Devices may be accessed for research purposes

Afternoon session: Historical Events: How They Affect Your
Genealogy Research

Download the registration form and all the detailspre-registration is required and closes August 29th, so don’t delay!

For Member Pricing: Use code “Members” (with an “s”) at checkout.

About the speaker: When Fritz was a little boy, he always enjoyed listening to stories from his grandmother, mother, and aunt about their ancestors. He was fascinated to hear about his 9x great grandmother who was hanged as a witch, his soldier ancestor who was shot in battle but the bullet was unable to be extracted and he carried it for the rest of his life, the horse thief who spent time in prison, and the men who signed the death warrant to execute King Charles I and many other stories that captivated his attention.

These stories made these people come alive; they were no longer simply names on a pedigree chart. Fritz turned his passion into research, which he started in the 1980s. Everyone has interesting stories in their family history. Fritz would be delighted to help you find your ancestors!

10 – 11:30 am, Tuesday, October 1st, 2024

$20 Non-members
$15 Members

Maps, Maps, Maps and Their Genealogical Clues 
Presented by Brian Runyan

Bring lunch or snacks if you will attend both the class and the workshop

For Member Pricing: Use code “Member” at checkout.

11:30 – 1:30 pm, Tuesday, October 1st, 2024

Guided Workshop—Bring your laptop, notes and questions
Presented by CCGS Librarians