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    USGenWeb Project has stored all the transcriptions that have been submitted to date for this project.

    Cemeteries of Lewis County include many that are reminders of ghost towns long gone, but not forgotten.

    Thank you volunteers for your continual support with transcribing our local cemeteries.

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  • Lewis County History

    Lewis County was created on December 19, 1845, by the provisional government of Oregon Territory, named after the pioneer explorer, Meriwether Lewis.

    Visually, Lewis County was once so large geographically that is has become known as the “mother of all counties” – spanning all the land west of the Cowlitz River and north to present-day Sitka, Alaska.

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  • Centralia 1902
  • Onalaska 1918
  • Chehalis 1920
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  • Farming 1950
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  • Chehalis 1920
  • Picnic 1922
  • St. Helen's Hospital 1907
  • Onalaska 1950
  • Chehalis 1918
  • Mrs. Washington Contestants 1957
  • Onalaska 1944
  • Onalaska 1944



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LCGS Speaker & Topic | Meeting Date: Tuesday, 19 Apr 2016

Jim Johnson, Heritage Quest Research Library
"How to use your Flip-Pal Scanner"

Heritage Quest Research Library's "Books on the Road" will also be there with many useful books and genealogical supplies including the Flip-Pal Scanner.

This will be a hands-on class for those of you who already own a Flip-Pal and still have questions.  This class will also be very helpful to you if you’ve been thinking about purchasing one, or if you are just curious about the Flip-Pal.

Bring your Flip-Pal, with the SD card and accessories that came with it, and bring a project you would like to accomplish.  Project suggestions that would put the Flip-Pal through its paces could be an 8” x 10” or larger photo or document, like a platoon photo, map, naturalization papers, large family tree chart, or a census.  Other large items could be framed items, like a memory box, lock of hair, a piece of jewelry or military medals.  We will learn how to scan these items and stitch the scans together into one photo.

Jim will demonstrate using his laptop computer and projector.  You are welcome to bring your own laptop and follow along if you wish.

If you don’t already own a Flip-Pal, they will be available for purchase at the Heritage Quest “Books on the Road” bookstore at the meeting, along with many other useful genealogy books.  There will also be one or two Flip-Pals available for loan during the class.

Jim Johnson is the Director of the Heritage Quest Research Library in Sumner, Washington. The library is located at 909 Main Street, Sumner, Washington. They can be contacted at research@hqrl.com or call 253-863-1806. The Heritage Quest Research Library presents classes through out the month. You can go to the website www.hqrl.com to see their schedule, their online catalog and the research library hours. 

Jim has expertise in vital records, internet research, computer training, newspaper research and Northwest city directories. He will take digital photos of tombstones and loves exploring cemeteries. His knowledge of genealogical topics covers Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

As a member and director of the Heritage Quest Research Library, Jim has traveled to seminars and conferences in the area for the Society to provide books for sale through the Library. Jim is also a member of the Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society and the New England Historical Genealogical Society.

Jim is President of the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Visitors are always welcome!

The meeting is at 7:00 pm, with doors open at 6:45 at St. John's Lutheran Church,
2190 Jackson Hwy, Chehalis, WA  98532