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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Our next meetings are on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015. The morning Computer Interest Group (CIG) will meet in the basement meeting room of the LDS Church on Juniper Street in Colville at 10:30 AM.
Our guest presenter is Judith Williams, retired school teacher and dedicated volunteer at the LDS Family History Center here in Colville. She will be demonstrating how to research websites containing cemetery records, an important resource for researchers. This will include the ever popular FindAGrave where Judith volunteers her time and services for those who are unable to come to this area to do their own research.
We will take a break for lunch at noon and meet again in the same location at 1:30 PM where we will form carpools for a trip to the pioneer Evergreen Cemetery on Aladdin Road.
We will be treated to a grand tour led by Gordy Struve and Lora Rose. This is the pioneer cemetery that NeWGS adopted over 25 years ago and has been caring for ever since. Back in the 1980s it was terribly overgrown and stones were damaged and/or overturned. Today it is a beautiful place and visitors can easily find the resting place of their ancestor if it is known. Gordy and Lora have been busy researching these people and posting information to our Evergreen database on our website (www.newgs.org
). If we are lucky, they will share some of those stories with us.
All visitors are welcome. You do not need to be a member to attend the Northeast Washington Genealogical Society's meetings.
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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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.
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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