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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The next Northeast Washington Genealogical Society meetings are on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The morning Computer Interest Group (CIG) will meet in the basement meeting room of the LDS Church on Juniper Street in Colville at 10:30 AM.
Are you considering testing your DNA? First, you need to decide what it is you hope to discover. NeWGS Vice-President, Karen Struve will share a presentation that was made by Diahan Southard at the 2015 RootsTech Conference explaining in easily understood language the different types of tests available and what is most useful depending on your gender.
We will take a break for lunch at noon and meet again in the same location at 1:30 PM.
Our speaker for the General Meeting will be our newest NeWGS board member, Norma Yost. Norma is our Member-at-Large. Norma has a very interesting story to share about some amazing results of her personal DNA test. She is proof that you never know where a simple DNA test may lead you.
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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News Flash! NeWGS has exchanged or subscribed to quarterlies all over the U.S. for many years They are now being housed at the Family History Center in Colviille. Genealogical quarterlies are filled with useful research tips for the area and actual records. Be sure to check out the list in our Library Records database (in the menu on the left) to see if there is something there that could help you in your research.
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 we believe is now 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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