Welcome to Stevens County
NeWGS is based in Colville, WA, which is located in Stevens County. At one time Stevens County covered most of the northeast part of our state, including what is now Ferry and Pend Oreille counties. It was formed in 1863 from Walla Walla County, with Ferry County breaking away in 1899 and Pend Oreille in 1911. Some early records for those counties are to be found in Stevens county materials, some of which date back to 1861. If you have ancestors or family in the area, please explore our site. If you need research assistance, check out our Resources page and / or contact our research team.
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Our next meetings are on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. The morning Computer Interest Group (CIG) will meet in the basement meeting room of the LDS Church on Juniper Street Colville at 10:30 AM.
Our guest speaker will be Don McConnell, retired Career Army Officer with extensive foreign intelligence service. After retiring from the Army he went to work for the Pentagon as a senior intelligence analyst. Don's hobbies include researching soldiers who served between 1855 and 1865. He especially enjoys Civil War living history (reenacting). His specialty is Lieutenant General Ulysses Grant.
He will be speaking to us about genealogically significant Civil War records and where to find them. These records include Enlistment Registers, Regimental and Post Returns, Muster Rolls, Death Registers and much more.
We will take a break for lunch at noon and meet again in the same location at 1:30 PM for our General Meeting.
Don McConnell will return in the afternoon to give tips for finding all the information needed to request a copy of Military Pension Files from the National Archives. This includes online or written requests to NARA or visiting in person. He will bring examples of the information that can be found in these valuable files.
All visitors are welcome. You do not need to be a member to attend the Northeast Washington Genealogical Society's meetings.
Military Monument Project
NeWGS saw the completion of their military monument project on Veterans' Day 2013. Read about the project and the soldiers under Search Now at the left. There are two parts to the project: the original names are listed under Military Monument, then be sure to check Monument Update for the rest of the stories.
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New! Read about the experiences of Lt.Col John McCune while he served as Commander at the 760th Radar Base near Colville in the 1950s
Updated Check out what has been happening with the Evergreen Cemetery database (View Cemetery Records). Gordy Struve and Lora Rose are in the process of adding photographs of headstones as well as detailed information about those buried in Evergreen.
Updated List of those who died working on the Grand Coulee Dam is almost complete. Read about the Grand Coulee Mystery.
Be sure to check out the biographies of our war casualties whose names appear on our military monument in Colville.
NeWGS now has over 460,000 entries in their various databases! Let us help you find your Stevens County ancestors. Contact us.
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