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Genealogical Societies in Washington
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Genealogical Societies in Washington State
(Society Members of the Washington State Genealogical Society are noted in bold.)
WSGS Outstanding Member Society Website Award
Region I - Counties: Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom
Camwood Genealogical Group
~~Meets 1st Mon 1 pm at the Stanwood Area Historical Society Museum, 27108 102nd Ave NW, Stanwood, WA
Comeford Genealogical Study Group
~~Meets every Thursday at 10 AM at the Ken Baxter Community Center, 514 Delta Ave., Marysville, WA, in Comeford Park. The group meets informally to assist one another in genealogical research.
Skagit Valley Genealogical Society, PO Box 715, Conway, WA 98238-0715
~~Meets 4th Tues, Sept & Oct, and March thru June, at 7 pm at Burlington Community Center, 1011 Greenleaf, Burlington, WA. Winter meetings (Nov, Jan & Feb) will be held on the 4th Sat, 1-3 pm at the Burlington Library, 820 E. Washington, Burlington, WA. There are no meetings in July, Aug, or Dec.
Sno-Isle Genealogical Society, Heritage Park, 19827 Poplar Way, Lynnwood, WA 98036-6938. Telephone: 425-775-6267.
~~Meets 1st Wed 7:00 pm (workshop at 6:00) at different locations (for now.) Check their website for specific meeting locations. Sno-Isle Gen Soc has a research library located at Heritage Park, 19827 Poplar Way, Lynnwood. Library hours are 11-3 Tues, Thurs, and Sat., or by appointment (425-775-6267).
Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island, PO Box 1024, Freeland, WA 98249-1024
~~Meets 2nd Mon at 1 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, Woodward & Highway 525, Freeland, WA
Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society, PO Box 34, Arlington, WA 98223-0034
~~Meets 2nd Tue 1:00 pm at Society Library, 215 French Ave S., Arlington. Note that summer meetings will be held at the Arlington Free Methodist Church, 730 East Highland Dr, Arlington.
Whatcom Genealogical Society, PO Box 1493, Bellingham, Wa 98227-1493
~~Meets 2nd Mon at 2:00-3:30 pm (except Jan, July, Aug, and Dec) at the Bellingham Elks Club #194 (access from the lower level parking lot), South Samish Way, Bellingham
Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers, PO Box 627, Oak Harbor, WA 98277-0627
~~Meets 2nd Tues 1 pm at the Heller Road Fire Station, 2720 N Heller Road, Oak Harbor
Region II - Counties: King and Pierce
Black Genealogy Research Group of Seattle (BGRG), P.O. Box 22848 Seattle, WA 98122, e-mail: SeattleBGRG@gmail.com
~~Meets 1st Sat (except December) 11am at Northwest African American Museum, 2300 South Massachusetts St, Seattle. Phone 206.518.6000
Eastside Genealogical Society,
PO Box 374, Bellevue, WA 98009-0374
~~Meets 2nd Thur 7 pm at Redmond Public Library, 15990 NE 85th St., Redmond, WA
Fiske Genealogical Foundation and Library,
1644 43rd Ave E, Seattle, 98112-3222. Phone: 206-328-2716.
~~Hours: Mon & Sat, 10-3; Wed Noon-8pm; Thurs 3-8pm; Fri by appt; 2nd and 4th Sun 1-4pm.
Heritage Quest Research Library,
1007 Main St, Sumner, WA 98390-1412. Phone: 253-863-1806 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
~~Hours: Tues-Sat 11-4. Closed Sun-Mon. Please call ahead to verify hours.
Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State, 3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040
~~Meets 2nd Mon 7:00pm at Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island
Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists
~~Meets 2nd Saturday of Feb, April, July, Oct, & Dec at 10:00 am. Meeting locations vary, so check their website for more details or contact their Program Coordinator for more details.
Seattle Genealogical Society, PO Box 15329, Seattle, WA 98115-0329. Library location: 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA [across the street from the National Archives]
~~General membership meets March, June, and September. Special lectures monthly at SGS Library/Office. Check website for meeting schedule & location.
~~ Mac Genealogy Group, co-sponsored by the Seattle Genealogical Society and dBug, the Seattle Mac Users Group. Meets first Thursday of the month, at the Fiske Library, 1644 43rd Ave E, Seattle. Contact Lou Daly at email@example.com
or Diane Hettrick at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
South King County Genealogical Society, PO Box 3174, Kent, WA 98089-0203
~~Meets 3rd Sat (except July, Aug & Dec) 9:30am to noon, at First Baptist Church of Kent, 11420 SE 248th St, Kent
Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society, PO Box 1952, Tacoma, WA 98401-1952
~~Meets 2nd Tues 7:00 pm at Bates Technical College, South Campus, 2201 South 78th St, Tacoma
Region III - Counties: Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason and Thurston
Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society, PO Box 135, Rolling Bay, WA 98061-0135
~~Meets 3rd Fri 10-12, at the Bainbridge Island Library.
Clallam County Genealogical Society, 931 W 9th St, Port Angeles, WA 98363
~~Meets 2nd Sat 10 am (Sep thru May). Location alternates between the North Olympic Library at Peabody and Boulevard in Port Angeles and the High School Cafeteria on Sequim Avenue in Sequim. Check website for place & program.
Grays Harbor Genealogical Society, PO Box 867, Cosmopolis, WA 98537-0867
~~Meets 2nd Sat 10 am at the Hoquiam Public Library, 420 7th St, Hoquiam
Jefferson County Genealogical Society, PO Box 627, Port Townsend, WA 98368-0627
~~Meets 3rd Sat 10 am at Tri-Area Community Center, State Hwy 19 & West Valley Road, Chimacum
Mason County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 103, Shelton WA 98584-0103
~~Meets 1st Thurs 7 pm (Sep - June) at LDS Church, 12th and Connection, Shelton.
Olympia Genealogical Society, PO Box 1313, Olympia, WA 98507-1313
~~Meets 2nd Thurs (except July & Aug) 7 pm at Thurston County Courthouse, Bldg 1, Room 152, Olympia.
Puget Sound Genealogical Society, Genealogy Center, Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton, WA 98310-0805
~~Meets 4th Wed, at 1 pm, at Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton.
Belfair Genealogical Society, (Chapter of PSGS-BGS), c/o Linnie Griffin, 20 E Judy Lane, Belfair, WA 98528.
~~Meets 1st Wed, 12:30 pm in the meeting room of the Timberland Library, 23081 NE State Route 3, Belfair. The November meeting is held at a member's residence. There is no Chapter meeting in December or January.
Region IV - Counties: Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania and Wahkiakum
Clark County Genealogical Society, PO Box 5249, Vancouver, WA 98668-5249
~~General meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the CCGS Library Annex, next door to the library. General meetings (10 a.m. - Noon) in October, November, January, February and March; and (7-9pm) in April, May and September. The CCGS Library is at 717 Grand Boulevard, Vancouver, hours 10 am to 4:30 pm Tues-Thurs; Friday 10am to 3pm; 2nd and 3rd Saturday of month 10am-3pm; telephone (360)750-5688. See the CCGS webpage for all current meeting, programs and library information.
Lewis County Genealogical Society, PO Box 782, Chehalis, WA 98532-0782
~~Meets 3rd Tues (except Jul, Aug & Dec) 7 pm at the P.U.D. meeting room, 321 N.W. Pacific Ave., Chehalis, WA
Lower Columbia Genealogical Society, PO Box 472, Longview, WA 98632-0472
~~Meets 1st Thu 7 pm at the Delaware Plaza, 926 Delaware, Longview
~~Starting January 2011, meeting place will change to the Somerset building, 2025 Tibbetts Dr, Longview.
Region V - Counties: Kittitas, Yakima and Klickitat
Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society, c/o The Dalles Public Library, 722 Court Street, The Dalles, OR 97058-2247
~~Meets 2nd Sat, Sept thru June, 1 pm at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, OR
Kittitas County Genealogical Society, 413 N Main St Ste L, Ellensburg, WA 98926-1342
~~Meets 1st Mon 7 pm, except September & December, at Steward & Williams, 3rd & Ruby, Ellensburg.
Library (413 N Maine, Suite L, Ellensburg) hours: Mon-Fri 10 am-4 pm, or by appointment. Call 509-925-5951
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society, 1901 S 12th Ave, Union Gap, WA 98903-1256
~~Meets 1st Sat, every month, 9:30 am at the YVGS Library, 1901 S 12th Ave (corner of Washington & 12th), Union Gap, WA.
YVGS Library hours: Mon - Sat, 10-4; closed on Sat in Jun, Jul & Aug. Phone: 509-248-1328.
Region VI - Counties: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Whitman and Walla Walla
Tri-City Genealogical Society, PO Box 1410, Richland, WA 99352-1410
~~Meets 2nd Wed (except July) mini-class at 6:15 pm, regular meeting at 7 pm, Parkview Estates Senior Living Community, 7820 W. 6th Ave., Kennewick, WA
*Twin Rivers Genealogical Society, PO Box 386, Lewiston, ID 83501-2824 (*Serving Lewiston, ID and Clarkston, WA area)
~~Meets 2nd Thurs 7:30 pm at Rowdy's Steakhouse, Lewiston, ID
Whitman County Genealogical Society, PO Box 393, Pullman, WA 99163-0393
~~Meets 2nd Thurs 7:30 pm in their library at the Gladish Community Center, Room 103A, 115 NW State St, Pullman. Library hours: Wed, 9-11:30 am, or by appointment. Call 509-332-2386
Region VII - Counties: Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane and Stevens
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society, PO Box 1826, Spokane, WA 99210-1826
~~Meets 1st Sat (except July-Aug) 1 pm at the Spokane Public Library Auditorium, 906 W Main Ave, Spokane
Northeast Washington Genealogical Society, c/o Colville Public Library, 195 South Oak, Colville, WA 99114-2845
~~Meets 2nd Wed (except Dec) 1:30 pm at the Family History Center, 260 E Juniper, Colville
~~Computer Interest Group meets the 2nd Wed of each month (except Dec) at 10:30 a.m. in the basement of the Colville Public Library at the corner of Oak and Aster.
Region VIII - Counties: Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan
Chelan Valley Genealogical Society, PO Box 2793, Chelan, WA 98816
~~2010 Meeting schedule is March 20, May 15, June 26, Aug 4, Oct. 9 and Dec. 8. Meeting location and time vary with classes - check their website for details.
Grant County Genealogical Society, c/o Ephrata Public Library, 45 Alder St NW, Ephrata, WA 98823-2426
~~Meets 3rd Mon 7:30 pm at Ephrata Public Library, 45 Alder St NW, Ephrata
Okanogan County Genealogical Society, PO Box 95, Malott, WA 98829-0095
~~Meets 1st Thur 7 pm at the OCGS Library in Wilson Research Center, 1410 N 2nd Ave, Okanogan. Library hours: Mon-Fri 9am-noon, afternoons by appointment. Call 509-826-1686.
Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society, PO Box 5280, Wenatchee, WA 98807-5280
~~Meets 2nd Mon 7 pm at Faith Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 171 Eastmont Avenue, East Wenatchee (No meetings December, July, August.) Our library is located at 133 South Mission Street, Wenatchee. Library hours are 1 to 4 pm Tuesday and Saturday. Telephone 509-888-6246.