Clallam County Genealogical Society
402 E. Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles, WA 98362
360-417-5000

SUMMER HOURS

We are trying an experiment this summer.  The CCGS Research Library will be open on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 PM - 8 PM starting Tuesday, June 14th. We hope to attract visitors who aren't able to come during regular hours, as well as members who prefer to be outside during those lovely summer days!   Please, spread the word and sign up for a fun evening of desk duty.     
 
Please note that our Open House on the last Saturday of May is cancelled in honor of Memorial Day Weekend. 

FIELD TRIP

Summer Day Trip to Research at Seattle Public Library (SPL)

WHEN: Thurs., August 11th
HOW: We will Carpool to the Bainbridge Ferry

Schedule  
 
There are two meeting places to meet and depart from

8:00 A.M. -- Port Angeles
Meet at the Clallam Co. Genealogical Society
Library, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angles
This group will depart at 8:15 A.M

8:30 A.M. – Sequim
Meet in the Walmart Store parking lot on the corner of East Washington St. and Priest Rd. (access either from Priest Rd or the round-about on East Washington St.), east side of store (eastside between the Garden center and Los Cabos Restaurant)
This group will depart at 8:45 A.M.

Ferry Departure is 10:25 A.M.
Be there early enough to park, pay for parking, and walk into the Ferry Terminal.

Cost

FERRY: The ferry is free for walk-ons from Bainbridge to Seattle.  From Seattle to Bainbridge, the ferry cost is $8.20 for adults and $4.10 for those over 65.
Purchase return ticket in Seattle to get a Senior discount.
TRANSPORTATION:  Parking in the Ferry lot is $11.00 for up to 12 hrs. (A credit card can be used.) Riders can pitch in to help with parking and gas.
OTHER:
Lunch, copies, snacks may be an added expense.
NOTE:
The genealogy section of the library closes at 3:00 pm. There will be time for a meal before catching the ferry back to Bainbridge. Each carpool group should decide what they would like to do.

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GENEALOGICAL EVENT

 
We are very excited that this summer's conference of the International  Assocation of Jewish Genealogical Societies will be held in Seattle, WA  USA, from August 7 - 12, 2016.  This annual conference brings together family searchers, academics, professional genealogists, historians, and a wide variety of individuals form around the world who cherish the heritage and future of the Jewish people.
 
We invite you to attend, become a sponsor of, become an exhibitor at, or help us publicize  the upcoming International Association of Jewish Genealogy Society's 36th Annual International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.  Visit the website.
 

Washington State Conference

  Saturday, June 18  
 
  Washington State Genealogical Society
  Conference 9:00 AM to 4:00PM
  La Quinta Inn and Suites,
  1425 East 27th Street, Tacoma, WA
 
  Go to events for information and to download the registration form.
 
Paula Stuart-Warren

Rescuing literary heirlooms

 Jim “The Book Man” Andrews of Green Bay, Wis. comes to the rescue. Lovingly examining, and then repairing everything from classic novels to family Bibles, the Book Man is doing his part to help preserve literary treasures. - See more at: http://www.antiquetrader.com/columns/rescuing-literary-heirlooms-one-repair-at-a-time#sthash.mY2y51CV.dpuf  Jim “The Book Man” Andrews of Green Bay, Wis. comes to the rescue. Lovingly examining, and then repairing everything from classic novels to family Bibles, the Book Man is doing his part to help preserve literary treasures. - See more at: http://www.antiquetrader.com/columns/rescuing-literary-heirlooms-one-repair-at-a-time#sthash.mY2y51CV.dpuf
  Jim “The Book Man” Andrews of Green Bay, Wis. comes to the rescue. Lovingly examining, and then repairing everything from classic novels to family Bibles, the Book Man is doing his part to help preserve literary treasures. - See more at: http://www.antiquetrader.com/columns/rescuing-literary-heirlooms-one-repair-at-a-time#sthash.mY2y51CV.dpuf
As with many things, exposure to time and frequent handling can take a toll on books. That’s where Jim “The Book Man” Andrews of Green Bay, Wis. comes to the rescue. Lovingly examining, and then repairing everything from classic novels to family Bibles, the Book Man is doing his part to help preserve literary treasures. - See more at: http://www.antiquetrader.com/columns/rescuing-literary-heirlooms-one-repair-at-a-time#sthash.mY2y51CV.dpuf
I received an interesting email and checked out this man's website.  You can view all the steps in restoring old books.  The link is below. Webmaster
Jim "The Book Man" Andrews 
before the repair repaired church ledger
As with many things, exposure to time and frequent handling can take a toll on books. That’s where Jim “The Book Man” Andrews of Green Bay, Wis. comes to the rescue. Lovingly examining, and then repairing everything from classic novels to family Bibles, the Book Man is doing his part to help preserve literary treasures.
 
The most common repair he does is rebinding old Bibles. This includes large family bibles with dried and torn leather covers, and 20-50-year-old Bibles that have lots of notes, underlining and highlighting. These are cherished items the owners don’t want to replace, but want back in one piece.
 
His prices range from $50 to $150 for rebinding. Just putting a book together again is at the lower end, and putting a whole new cover on is at the upper end. He uses Naugahyde, cloth, Buckram and leather. Each book is priced individually, as each requires a different amount of care.
 
 

Welcome to Clallam County Genealogy

We invite you to browse our web site!  CCGS was founded in 1981 by a handful of genealogy enthusiasts.  Our nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization is all volunteer.  In 2013, we purchased and remodeled a building on Peabody St. near the North Olympic Library campus in Port Angeles, WA.  Our goal is to provide educational opportunities and support to individual genealogists and to preserve genealogical materials from Clallam County and beyond.
 
Our research center houses a library of nearly 3,000 books covering the United States and the world.  We also have a lending library for our members.  Other resources include periodicals, microfilms, microfiche, and CDs.  Our computer room provides access to a variety of subscription databases.  To view what's in our library, click on LINKS to take you to LibraryThing, or click on Library/Archives, and then click on LibraryThing. 
 
This site provides information for members and non-members.  Membership allows full access to web site databases and our quarterly publication.  The Members Only section is where you can manage your account and renew your membership.  Members will have access to certain files as we make them available.
ONGOING PROJECT LIST
 
Naturalization Record Index
Moving the index from our old website to the new one.  A's and X,Y,Z's are complete. B's are nearly finished, and C's and D's are started.  This is a time consuming process because the old format is not compatible with the new, so there is much copying and pasting.  These records date back to the late 1800's.
Obiturary Index
We are currently indexing obituaries from local newspapers.  Check back often for new records added.  The Research Center has full obituaries for indexed records.  Contact the center for copies.  For a  fee, we will mail, either electronically or by snail mail.  To find the order form, click public download on the left menu and print the obituary order form, or use our contact page to send a message.
Pioneer File Index
We are working to create an all name index of those included in the pioneer family files.

Tips on how to use our website

  
If you are a member, click on MEMBERS in the middle of the left side of the screen.  Log in with your user name and password. If you do not know your user name / password, please call CCGS at 360-417-5000, and a volunteer will help walk you through the initial sign in process.   You may then change your password.  In the MEMBERS section, go to secure downloads, and click on the categories.  Here you will find information and forms, including our updated brochure.  You can print things from here. 
 
If you are not a member, click on public download on the left hand side of the home page to find more lists of things to print. If you have questions, email webmaster@clallamcogs.org 

June 16
WRITER'S GROUP
We write, we  read, and we share research and tips on how to get started.  Sometimes we have assignments to ...
June 18
Washington State Genealogical Society Conference
Location: La Quinta Inn and Suites, 1425 East 27th St, Tacoma, WA. A limited number of rooms will be ...
August 11
Genealogy Research Field Trip
Summer Day Trip to Research at Seattle Public Library   8:00 A.M. -- Port Angeles Meet at the Clallam Co. ...