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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

  • REARCH LIBRARY

    Research

    Climbing your family tree. How-to proceed in your genealogical quest. More »

  • PUBLICATIONS FOR SALE

    publications

    Publications for Sale compiled by LCGS. Cemetery, Birth, Death, Marriage More »

  • SURNAME FILE

    surname file

    LCGS Members' Surname File | Email us queries & questions. More »


LCGS Speaker & Topic | Meeting Date: Tuesday, 18 Sept 2018

Pam Vestal:  "Beyond Names, Filling in the Stories of Our Female Ancestors"

Names, dates, and places are the stock-in-trade of genealogy, but they often conjure up little more than the skeletal framework of an ancestor, and when it comes to our female ancestors, even those details are often missing. For most of recorded time, women didn't leave much of a paper trail. Nonetheless, these ancestors were as fully-fledged as anyone we know today, and it is up to us to find ways to tell their stories. We'll look at ways in which local history, laws, politics, natural disasters, probate inventories and other resources can help.

Pam Vestal is a professional genealogist, author, and speaker from West Linn, Oregon, and the owner of Generations Genealogy, LLC. Her articles have appeared in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly and her lectures have taken her all over the west coast. With a background in professional theatre and a 20 year career as a writer, her lectures are rich with content but also entertaining and structured to keep the audience engaged, featuring vivid graphics and lots of original documents to show exactly what is being described.

Visitors are always welcome!

The meeting is at 6:30 pm, with doors open at 6:15 at St. John's Lutheran Church,
2190 Jackson Hwy, Chehalis, WA 98532