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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, 15 Oct 2019

Janet Camarata:  "Making Sense of the Supplemental Censuses."

The U.S. government also collected non-population, special supplemental censuses, collecting territorial data, agriculture, manufacturing, slave schedules, veterans, social statistics, state, and mortality (causes of death). Learn how to build a personal guidebook for help in reading and understanding each census. Learn what's available and where to find them in Ancestry, FamilySearch and the National Archives.

Janet O’Conor Camarata is active in the South King County Genealogical Society as Technology User Group leader and publicity chairman and in the Eastside Genealogical Society as presenter and program chairman of the German Interest Group. She is also an instructor in a three quarter, six-week course in the "Discovering Your Ancestors" at Pierce College in Puyallup. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and a graduate of the University of Washington Genealogy and Family History program. She is an experienced instructor who taught at the University of Phoenix and in The Boeing Company.

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

newsletters2019 Program Speakers & Topics

» January 15 | General Meeting

» February 19 | Family History Center

» March 19 | Steven Morrison "Irish Friends Migration to Pennsylvania -Uncovering an Ulster Family Story"

» April 16 | Mary Kircher Roddy "Bagging a Live One: Reverse Genealogy in Action"

May 21 | Round Table Genealogy Session.

» June 18 | Janet O'Conor Camarata "On-site Research Far or Near? Planning for Success."

» July | No Meeting

» August | No Meeting

» September 17 | Pam Vestal "How to Write Ancestral Stories Your Relatives Will Want to Read"

» October 15 | Janet O'Conor Camarata "Making Sense of the Supplemental Censuses"

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

» December | No Meeting