| Whatcom Genealogical Society is a non-profit
educational organization dedicated to promoting genealogical and family history
research and to preserving local historical records needed for the
Regular meetings are held through out the year on the 2nd Monday of the month at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Visitors are always welcome.
All Society funds are used to publish local material, purchase materials for reference use by the public in the genealogical collection at the Bellingham Public Library, and provide educational programs.
Since the Society's founding in 1969, members have diligently collected and published genealogical materials from public records, regional and state archives, cemeteries and privately held papers.
Whatcom Genealogical Society was incorporated in the state of Washington on 14 May 1980. Go to Washington State Regulations for NonProfit Corporations for further information.
Join us now and apply for membership.
Whatcom Genealogical Society Officers
President: Sharon Neem
Vice-President: Beth Brownfield
Secretary: Barbara Lynch
Treasurer: Carol Signett
Library: Donna Sand
Publicity: Bob Witherspoon
Bulletin: Merrily Lawson
Membership: Nancy Parker
Research Aide: John Rauch
Publications / Records: Linda K. Lawson
Whatcom Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1493
Bellingham, WA 98227-1493
|The Society offers help with local research as a fund raising aspect of the society. A donation covering the cost of copies and $10.00 per hour is requested for any research done. Please contact John Rauch, Research Aide, with your questions. You may submit queries to The Bulletin or find free help at the Bellingham Public Library every Wednesday, 10 a.m .- 2 p.m.|
Family History Center
2925 James Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Just south of Sunset Drive - west of I-5 at Mt. Baker Hwy, Exit 255
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Closed on holidays and for periodic maintenance
|To serve family history researchers, the Bellingham Family History Center provides trained staff on duty during operating hours to assist members and non-members alike in their quest for information on their ancestors.|
Equipment and Information Available
4 microfilm and 2 microfiche readers with free high speed filtered Internet access and also free access to all Ancestry.com content; 1 microfilm/fiche scanner/ printer (10 cents per page); 1 photo copier (10 cents per page). Computer printouts are 10 cents per page.
Also available is a collection of Whatcom County obituaries from about 1945 through the mid 1980's with a few from 1990-1995.