Welcome to the Clark County Genealogical Society. The CCGS was founded by Margaretta Zimmerman and fourteen of her friends in 1972, and is a volunteer run organization dedicated to encourage, foster, educate, and organize activities related to genealogy. Whether you have Clark County connections or not, we invite you to join us in exploring your family history.
The CCGS Library
The CCGS has a private Library located in Vancouver, Washington that is open to the public and houses over 8000 items in its collection. The emphasis is on genealogy material for Washington and Oregon with most of the local coverage being on Clark and neighboring Southwest Washington Counties. We have items from all US States and several foreign countries as well as many Surname Genealogies. For more information on the location, hours, and resources of the Library, please visit the Library Page.
CCGS sponsors special interest groups that may suit your fancy. If not, consider starting another one yourself.
- Native American Group -- Meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month. The focus of the group is to offer support to individuals researching Native American ancestors, provide mini-workshops as needed, arrange for speakers, and develop research opportunities.
- Legacy Family Tree Users Group -- Meets on the 1st Monday of the month. Share tips and tricks about using the Legacy genealogy program (but we often stray off topic)
- Genealogy Do-Over -- A new group, just getting started. Meeting on the 1st Monday of the month after the Legacy group (starts at 12 PM) How would you do your genealogy if you could start over knowing what you know now?
- Scandinavian Focus Group -- Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month. All topics Scandinavian. This is a very active group with group luncheons, outside speakers and field trips.
- Unfocused Genealogy Discussion Group -- Meets on the 1st Thursday of the month. Researching your family's genealogy? Join this discussion group at the Clark County Genealogical Society's center in Vancouver. There's no agenda, no special topic, just a group of curious people bringing genealogy research notes, questions, brick walls, etc. to share with the group. Get ideas for the next steps you should take in your research in this casual gathering of like-minded people.