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 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.