Greetings fellow genealogists and family history enthusiasts!
This year the WA State Genealogy Society Annual Awards Ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Clark County Genealogical Society Conference. It looks to be a great program, a great speaker and lots of fun activities. If you have not already made plans to go, please consider attending. Events run May 25-27th, with the Conference on the 26th. Registration forms are available on the website, www.ccgs-wa.org . Below is more info provided by Clark Co Gen Soc.
During an event filled weekend, our Saturday seminar key speaker will be David Allen Lambert. Serving as chief genealogist for the venerable New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), David’s seminar topics include 1) World War 1 Military 2) Great Migration Era settler research 3) Probate & Deed Records research. As an honored guest at our Hudson Bay Company Gala ReceptionFriday evening, he will be able to share his genealogical gems; seemingly small finds that lead to amazing stories. We are collaborating with Friends of Fort Vancouver to bring some of the wonderful Fort interpreters as guests.
For out-of-towners the Hilton Hotel offered special rates. The CCGS group reservation code is CCG. Our web access page is: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/gr
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David Allen Lambert publishes regularly on Vita Brevis, the NEHGS blog that serves as an exceptional family history resource. Follow him at: https://vita-brevis.org/author
A guided Cemetery Tour is proposed for Sunday along with brochures for other local self-guided tours, all available from the CCGS Library.
For 5 days before and during Memorial Weekend, The Fort Vancouver Tapestry will be displayed at the CCGS Library. Completed in 2005, this historic community project required 57 skilled stitchery workers contributing 100,000 hours over 5 plus years. http://www.fortvancouvertapest
See you there!
Ginny Majewski, President
Washington State Genealogical Society