General Information

 Our Mission 

The Northeast Washington Genealogical Society was organized in September 1981 as a way of sharing genealogical expertise with each other and to assist those living out of our area with research in Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille counties.  We currently number about 60 members.   The Society hopes to stimulate and encourage interest in genealogical research; to build a genealogical collection in the Colville Public Library; and to sponsor seminars, workshops and classes for anyone interested in pursuing their family history.  NeWGS helps to preserve local history and records, and keeps its members informed and up-to-date on genealogical news.

Membership
 
Membership in the Northeast Washington Genealogical Society is open to anyone interested in researching their ancestors.  Our fiscal year begins October 1st.  Your dues are currently $20.00 per household.  Membership benefits include a 10% discount on books published by NeWGS and participation in our Surname Research feature of this website (formerly our Surname and Locality Lists). Dues are $20.00 per year per mailing address. We also suggest an additional $1.00 to donate to the NARA fund.* A membership form can be downloaded by clicking on the "Join NeWGS" button at the left (bottom of the list). It will be a pdf file.

*The NARA Fund is administered by the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  For just $1 per year per member, our society can help fund the filming and distribution of difficult-to-access materials housed at the National Archives.  Donations to this fund are  forwarded to FGS once a year as a group donation.  Please consider adding $1.00 to your membership dues.   Please go to http://www.fgs.org/projects/sternnara.php for more information about this fund.

 



Operating Year: October 10, 2016 - October 09, 2017


Officers
President: Susan Dechant
Vice President: Karen Struve
Treasurer: Sue Witham
Recording Secretary: Sharon Wilson
Corresponding Secretary: Helen Sowards
Member at Large: Mary Ann Schrader
 
Board of Directors (+Officers)
Quarterly Editor: Vacant
Librarian: Norma Yost
Evergreen Cemetery: Lora Rose
 
Committee Chairs
FGS Delegate: Lora Rose
Publicity: Jim Witham
Research: Susan Dechant
Webmaster: Susan Dechant
 

Meetings

NeWGS meets the second Wednesday of each month except December in Colville in the meeting room at the Family History Center located in the basement of the LDS church at 260 E. Juniper.  The computer class meets at 10:30 a.m. and last approximately 90 minutes. We have live computer demonstrations and access to the Internet.  Anyone with an interest in using their computer for genealogical research is welcome to attend.  There is no charge.

The general meeting takes place at 1:30 p.m. at the same location. A short business meeting is held first, followed by a class. Classes are presented on all sorts of topics relating to genealogy research and may or may not include the use of a computer. Again anyone may attend and there is no charge.

Our board meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of each month except November and December (dates adjusted for Thanksgiving and Christmas).  Current meeting place is the Struve home in Colville. Any member is welcome to attend. Contact a board member for details if interested in attending.