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Gorge Genealogical Society to hold afternoon programs

Starting in September

Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society has completed its summer hands on workshop schedule with its traditional Tech Workshop in August and Personal History Journaling in July, and will complete the year with afternoon genealogy programs.

In September, Lorna Elliott and Sandy Bisset of The Dalles present Researching with City Directories, which are considered census alternatives.

In October, Fred Henchell of High Prairie presents Where to Look If the Courthouse Burns, focusing on San Francisco and other areas where primary records have been destroyed.

In November, Linda Colton, director of the Hood River Family History Center, will present Researching in a Foreign Language, exploring ways to utilize foreign language records without being fluent in that language.

There is no meeting in December but the schedule resumes in January.

Members live in all five Columbia River Gorge counties: Hood River, Wasco, and Sherman counties in Oregon and Skamania and Klickitat counties in Washington.

Monthly meetings are at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center on the second Saturday of each month in the basement classroom. The Board meeting runs from 10 a.m. to noon with a no host lunch available at the Basalt Rock Cafe. There is a short general meeting at 1 p.m. followed by the program.

The meetings are open to the public and visitors are welcome. There is a $1 suggested donation.

For more contact Sandy Bisset, program chairman, at 541-298-1240 or


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