JEFFERSON COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
An accurate family history requires more than going online. While many records are now
Submit your journey story; visit JCGS open house Oct. 2. In conjunction with the current Smithsonian “Journey Stories” exhibit at the Jefferson County Historical Society Museum, the Jefferson County Genealogical Society (JCGS) hosts an open house on Saturday, Oct 2, and invites residents to submit a journey story from their own family history.
The exhibit, continuing through Oct 17 and featuring travel experiences during four centuries of American history, will undoubtedly trigger reflection about your own family experiences of travel.
What drew your family to North America or across the continent? How did they travel? How did they – or you – choose to settle in Jefferson County? Submit your story of up to 1,500 words, or three pages, by Oct. 17 to firstname.lastname@example.org or JCGS, P.O. Box 627, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Illustrations can be included in the text. Documentation is not required, though footnotes or endnotes are welcomed and not included in the length limit. Each participant will receive a certificate, and a selection of stories will be published on the JCGS website. All stories will become a permanent part of the genealogical society’s collection of research materials housed at the Research Center at 13692 Airport Cutoff Road.
Journey stories also provide the theme for the JCGS open house on Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Research Center. Stop by between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and view the display of family journey stories contributed by the JCGS Writers Group. The center houses information about Jefferson County families as well as resources for family history research throughout the United States and abroad. Learn more about where your family lived and how they traveled. JCGS volunteers will be on hand to assist visitors in learning more about their family history.
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