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    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, 18 Apr 2017

Mary Kathryn Kozy:  “Organizing Your Family History to Stay Sane”

One of the most underrated yet much needed skills in genealogy is organization. Many researchers have been doing family history for decades and are simply buried in paper. New and experienced genealogists are overwhelmed with all of the data and information they collect daily on the Internet. This class will discuss some of the challenges of organizing and also what can happen when we fail to organize our data. We’ll look at a number of different methods for sorting out all that data and talk about how to decide which one is right for different types of researchers.

Mary Kathryn Kozy has been working on her own family history for over 35 years, since she first became interested as a young teenager. Over the years she has researched families from the Midwest to the Deep South, and from both Western and Eastern Europe. She started her own family history website in November 1996, and has continued developing it. She has served in multiple positions in several local societies and on the state level. She is currently the Secretary of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State, supports the USGenweb project and FamilySearch Indexing, and speaks to many groups in the area. Mary is married, the mother of three wonderful children, and recently became a grandma. She completed her second bachelor’s degree, in Information Technology and Systems, in 2013 recently completed the ProGen program with an eye toward certification. She loves to read, knit, and play with her grandchildren whenever she can grab some free time, which isn't very often!
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