Monday, January 25, 2010

Chelan Valley Genealogical Society Happenings

We have some wonderful classes scheduled for 2011. We hope to see you all there!
The next meeting is Saturday, June 18th, 11:00 AM at the Lake Chelan Hospital Boardroom,
immediately inside the front doors and to the left. Scott Brundage is feeling better and will be with us to share "Civil War Anecdotes" You won't want to miss this one!

The Chelan Family History Center at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has reopened and is available for researching on the following days and times.
Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM with Bill and Judi Kruse
Wednesday: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM with Calli Eli and a friend
The first Thursday of each month with Paul and Bettie Kenck

Please call ahead to verify that someone is there...we are just getting into the swing of it and have been a bit forgetful, so let us know ahead of time that you'd like to be there. By special arrangement Bill and I will accommodate researchers who need a different time. Call us at home and we will make arrangements. All of the society's books are there and best of all Ancestry is available FREE!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Pioneer Profiles in the CVGS Library

William Barron - by Marcelle Carpenter
Forest Beckman - by Ed Beckman
Spencer Boyd - by Jeannine Shaffer (information from Pat Boyd Wood)
Frank Boyles - by Marcelle Carpenter
Oliver Brownfield by Bettie Kenck (information from Mike Brownfield)
C.C. Campbell - by Art Campbell Sr.
Ezra Carpenter - by Marcelle Carpenter
Alva Culver - by Jeff Polley
Jacob Easley - by Phyllis Folsom
Amos Edmunds - by Marcelle Carpenter
William Emerson - by Robert D. Emerson
Ellen Farley - by Bettie Kenck (information from Ted Farley
Merrit Field - by Irene Sargo
George Flick - by Bettie Kenck (information from Georgia Flick)
Emory Garton - by Jeannine Shaffer (information from Ron Garton)
John Green - by Phyllis Folsom
Moses Heller - by Phyllis Folsom
William Higgins - by Bettie Kenck (information from Ben Higgins)
William Hogenson - By Marcelle Carpenter
Simon Holden - by Larry & Evelyn Rader
Herbert Kingman - by Phyllis Folsom ( information from Doris Mae Wiker)
Amos Knowles - by Bettie Kenck
Alfred LaChapelle - by Marcelle Carpenter
David and Clara Little - by Marcelle Carpenter (information from the Long Family)
William J. Long - by Marcelle Carpenter (information from the Long family)
Richard Lord - by Marcelle Carpenter
Francis Lucas - by Senator Linda Evans Parlette
Don Mathers - by Don Mathers (from History Notes; information from Calli Eli)
W.S. McPherron - by Phyllis Folsom (information from Stan Morse)
Frank Mowrey - by Bettie Kenck (information from Ruth Gallaher, Lucile Hallock)
Albert Murdock - by Bettie Kenck
Raymond O'Neal - by Marcelle Carpenter (info from Terrie O'Neal, Patty Pennell Risley)
George Pennell - by Marcelle Carpenter (information from Patty Pennell Risley)
George W. Renn - by Jeannine Shaffer (information from Shirley Southwick)
George Richardson - by Marcelle Carpenter
Chester G. Ridout - by Marcelle Carpenter
George Roland - by Bettie Kenck (information from Ted Farley)
Stephen Russell - by Linda Martinson
Charles T. Ryan - by Jeannine Shaffer (information from William Ryan)
Peter St. Luise - by Phyllis Folsom (information from Patricia King)
Uri Southwick - by Jeannine Shaffer (information from Shirley Southwick)
Paul Swanson - by Elsie Swanson St. Luise
Harry Varney - by Phyllis Folsom (information from Doris Mae Wiker
Martin Venneburg - by Phyllis Folsom (information from Martin Venneburg)
John Vernon - by Liz Perry
John Wapato - by Marcelle Carpenter
John Watson - by Bettie Kenck (information from Sarah Lou Wisdom)
Joseph Watson - by Liz Perry
Harold Watson - by Liz Perry
Cyrus Wooton - by Harold Erwin (additional information by Bettie Kenck)
Robert P. Wright - by Bettie Kenck
Thomas Allen Wright - by Thomas A. Wright, excerpts from autobiography by Bettie Kenck

The book of Chelan Pioneer Profiles is available for $20.00 plus tax. If you would like a copy of the profile for a "specific pioneer", we will provide that for $3.00.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Research and Donations

Chelan Valley Research, Donations, and Memorials

The Chelan Valley Genealogical Society will do research within the Chelan and Manson areas on request. We have several members of C.V.G.S. on our research team. We charge $10. U.S. per hour plus the cost of photocopies, with a minimum charge of $10. U.S.
Send requests with a SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope) to:
Research, C.V.G.S., P.O. Box 2793, Chelan, WA 98816 or to move things along you can email your request to and then mail us a SASE.


The Chelan Valley Genealogical Society is grateful for donations of genealogical or historical books, family histories and publications related to the area. We are also appreciative of donations of office materials or money to help us maintain and expand the library through the purchase of books and periodicals, or for publishing collected Chelan Valley records. Donations can be made at meetings or by mail. Donations to the Society, a non-profit 501c3 organization, are fully tax deductible. Please make contribution checks payable to: C.V.G.S. Library Fund and mail to:
Library Fund, c/o C.V.G.S., P.O. Box 2793, Chelan, WA 98816

Chelan Grave Memorials

If your ancestor is buried in Chelan we can locate their gravesite in our Cemetery books and a C.V.G.S. volunteer will deliver a bouquet of flowers in your name. They will also take a photograph of the gravesite (with or without your floral tribute) for your family records. The fee for this service is $25. U.S. plus the cost of the bouquet for each grave requested. A SASE is required with your order so we can mail the photo. Use the address given above.

Monday, November 26, 2007