Arden Mercantile and Post Office (shared by Don Hall)

Welcome to Stevens County

NeWGS is based in Colville, WA, which is located in Stevens County.  At one time Stevens County covered most of the northeast part of our state, including what is now Ferry and Pend Oreille counties.  It was formed in 1863 from Walla Walla County, with Ferry County breaking away in 1899 and Pend Oreille in 1911.  Some early records for those counties are to be found in Stevens county materials, some of which date back to 1861.  If you have ancestors or family in the area, please explore our site. If you need research assistance, check out our Resources page and / or contact our research team.

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Next meeting

Our next meetings are on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014. The morning Computer Interest Group will meet in the basement meeting room of the LDS Church on Juniper Street Colville at 10:30 A.M. This is a new location for our CIG meetings.
Lora Rose, a longtime NeWGS member will give us a demonstration of the popular genealogy program, Legacy Family Tree. This is a "must see" if you are already a Legacy user or if you are still trying to determine which genie program is best for you. This is the third and final of our three-part series on demonstrating the three most popular genie programs.
Please note the meeting place of the Computer Interest Group has been changed. We will be meeting in the LDS Church lower meeting room at 10:30 a.m. This is the same location as our afternoon meetings.
We will take a break for lunch and then meet again at 1:30 p.m. for our general meeting in the same location. Well-known local realtor, Denny Blair, will give a talk about researching the history of your home. There are many homes in the Colville area alone that are rich with history waiting to be discovered. Denny will give helpful tips on uncovering your home's story.

Military Monument Project

NeWGS saw the completion of their military monument project on Veterans' Day 2013. Read about the project and the soldiers under Search Now at the left.  There are two parts to the project: the original names are listed under Military Monument, then be sure to check Monument Update for the rest of the stories.

Publications for sale

Hot off the press! Colville Collection Book 5: Catholicism in the Colville Country by Patrick J. Graham. Order your copy now!

NeWGS now has more local history, other books, and CDs for sale. Download an order form or order from our Store.

NeWGS Projects

New!  Read about the experiences of Lt.Col John McCune while he served as Commander at the 760th Radar Base near Colville in the 1950s
Updated  Check out what has been happening with the Evergreen Cemetery  database (View Cemetery Records). Gordy Struve and Lora Rose are in the process of adding photographs of headstones as well as detailed information about those buried in Evergreen.
Updated  List of those who died working on the Grand Coulee Dam is almost complete. Read about the Grand Coulee Mystery.
Be sure to check out the biographies of our war casualties whose names appear on our military monument in Colville.
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NeWGS now has over 460,000 entries in their various databases!  Let us help you find your Stevens County ancestors. Contact us.

A member of The Heritage Network

The Heritage Network is a non-profit organization comprised of museums, historical & genealogical societies, tourism groups, and businesses and individuals dedicated to preserving and promoting the historical resources within its membership and their respresentative communities.

A member of WSGS

NeWGS is a long-time supporter of the Washington State Genealogical Society