Welcome to Stevens County
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
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Our next meetings are on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014.The morning Computer Interest Group will meet in the basement of the Colville Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Chuck Hemphill, a returning speaker and friend of NeWGS, will be our guest presenter. Chuck will be sharing some useful solutions for preserving those "special" documents and letters we all have stored away.
The class is co-sponsored by the Libraries of Stevens County. While you are visiting the library in Colville be sure to have a look at the NeWGS resource books and materials located there. Ask a library assistant to direct you to the collection.
We will take a break for lunch and then meet again at 1:30 p.m. for our general meeting in the basement of the LDS Church on Juniper Street in Colville. Our afternoon guest speaker will be Don McLaughlin from Chewelah. Don is the coordinator for the Walla Walla to Colville Military Road Project. The military and wagon road from Walla Walla to Colville was the first wagon road in Eastern Washington. It branched off from the Oregon Trail at Fort Walla Walla and headed north to Fort Colville. Don will share some of the progress being made in explaining the relation of the historic route to the current landscape.
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.
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Be sure to check out the biographies of our war casualties whose names appear on our military monument in Colville.
Read about the experiences of Lt.Col John McCune while he served as Commander at the 760th Radar Base near Colville in the 1950s
NeWGS now has over 460,000 entries in their various databases! Let us help you find your Stevens County ancestors. Contact us.
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