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, March 12, 2014.The morning Computer Interest Group will meet in the basement of the Colville Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Sue Richart, a member of NeWGS, will be our guest speaker. Sue will be speaking about City Directories and the useful information that can be derived from them. Sue has developed a special Worksheet for our members to practice with before the meeting. You will soon find the worksheet in the Handout section of our website under Members, Secure Download, Computer Interest Handouts.
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. In the afternoon we will be watching a Webinar about Using Courthouse Records by Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist Blogger. Judy is a Colorado native with roots deep in the American south on her mother’s side and entirely in Germany on her father’s side.
Early court records give us evidence to prove who our ancestors were. But they’re even more wonderful in helping us understand how our ancestors lived. Learn how to use court records to add richness and depth to help tell your family’s story. The syllabus for this webinar is available for download in the Handout section of our website under Members, Secure Download, General Meeting Handouts.
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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