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, January 14, 2015. The morning Computer Interest Group will meet in the basement meeting room of the LDS Church on Juniper Street Colville at 10:30 A.M. This is a new location for our CIG meetings.
Susan Dechant, the founder of NeWGS, will give us an update on what’s new at Ancestry.com and how you can build your family story using various tools available in Ancestry. Remember, Ancestry.com is a pay site but there is a Library Edition available for free at your local library as well as the Family History Library where we hold our meetings.
Please note all NeWGS meetings are held at the LDS Church lower meeting room beginning at 10:30 a.m. We will take a break for lunch and then meet again at 1:30 p.m. for our general meeting in the same location.
In the afternoon several members of NeWGS will share special projects and helpful techniques they have developed that resulted in successful research finds. This will also be a time of sharing/giving away genealogy materials that you no longer use but may be useful to someone else.
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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