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  • Cemeteries

    USGenWeb Project has stored all the transcriptions that have been submitted to date for this project.

    Cemeteries of Lewis County include many that are reminders of ghost towns long gone, but not forgotten.

    Thank you volunteers for your continual support with transcribing our local cemeteries.

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  • Lewis County History

    Lewis County was created on December 19, 1845, by the provisional government of Oregon Territory, named after the pioneer explorer, Meriwether Lewis.

    Visually, Lewis County was once so large geographically that is has become known as the “mother of all counties” – spanning all the land west of the Cowlitz River and north to present-day Sitka, Alaska.

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  • Centralia 1902
  • Onalaska 1918
  • Chehalis 1920
  • Cheahlis 1908
  • Farming 1950
  • Farming 1949
  • Chehalis 1920
  • Picnic 1922
  • St. Helen's Hospital 1907
  • Onalaska 1950
  • Chehalis 1918
  • Mrs. Washington Contestants 1957
  • Onalaska 1944
  • Onalaska 1944



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LCGS Speaker & Topic | Meeting Date: Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021


There are no witches – are there? Of course not! But in 1692, in Salem, the witch hunt would swell and burn. How were witches identified? What happened to the accused? And who were those who were executed that terrible year in Salem? Come learn a little bit about them and their accusing neighbors.

Jerri McCoy was born and raised in San Diego, California. She received her Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from San Diego State University, and worked in the computer industry for 30 years before retiring. She and her husband have been married for over 50 years, and they have two grown sons.

Jerri has been active in genealogy for over 45 years. She is a member of her local genealogical society in Olympia, the Washington State Genealogical Society, and several lineage societies. She is a past president of two genealogical societies, and has held numerous lineage society offices.

Jerri has published three books on her family. Her 8th great grandmother was Rebecca Nurse, which prompted her interest in the Salem Witch Trials. She broke down a major brick wall using land records, and wrote an article documenting this elusive Mayflower line ancestor, which was published in the Mayflower Descendants. She is the Membership Genealogist for the Washington State Mayflower Society.


Visitors are always welcome!

This meeting is at 6:30 pm, with our VIRTUAL MEETING DOORS opening at 6:00 pm on ZOOM. The speaker program will begin after the business meeting, shortly after 7:00 pm.

Please email info@walcgs.org for the Zoom Link.

newsletters2021 Program Speakers & Topics

» January 19 | General Meeting

» February 16 | To Be Announced.

» March 16 | To Be Announced.

» April 20 | To Be Announced.

» May 15 | To Be Announced Session.

» June 18 | To Be Announced.

» July | No Meeting

» August | No Meeting

» September 21 | NARA Seattle "An Introduction to Genealogical Research at NARA Seattle"

» October 19 | Jerri McCoy "The Witches of Salem"

» November 19 | VIRTUAL Annual Meeting, Potluck & Show 'N Tell

» December | No Meeting