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
page and / or contact our research team
Our next meetings are on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. For the morning Computer Interest Group meeting Washington State Digital Archives archivist, Lee Pierce will be sharing tips on how to locate records on the Digital Archives website. Come learn how to effectively research this valuable website.
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 reseurce books and materials located there. Ask a library assistant to direct you to the collection.
Lee will again be our guest speaker in the afternoon, expanding on "what's new" at the Archives including Crowd Sourcing.
For more details on times and directions please visit our "Events" page.
Evergreen Cemetery Benefit Rummage Sale
NeWGS member, Gordy Struve, is organizing a rummage sale to benefit the care and maintenance of the Evergreen Cemetery. Gordy is our current official "caretaker" of this beautiful Pioneer Cemetery. Our society has been dedicated to restoring this important part of our area's history from the very beginnings of our existence some 30 years ago.
Until recently Don and Francis Loan, neighbors of Evergreen Cemetery, have lovingly mowed and watched over the cemetery. They have recently retired from all cemetery work due to ill health. Our society must now do all care and maintenence of the grounds as well as repairs to stones and fencing.
The Rummage Sale will be at the Community Sale & Swap at the NE WA fairgrounds at the foot of Birch St. in Colville. Last year over 1400 people attended this fun community event sponsored by the Colville Food and Resource Center. This will take place Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
We hope to see many of you there.
Polk Directory available for searching
The 1911-1912 Polk Directory for Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille counties is now available online. Check it out under "Searches" at the left.
Publications for sale
Be sure to check out the biographies of our war casualties whose names appear on our military monument in Colville (a work still in progress)
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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