Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society


"The Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society connects, collects, and protects family history."
Wenatchee, Washington is located midway between Seattle and Spokane, along Highway 2, (exactly in the center of the state). The Wenatchee area consists of Chelan and Douglas Counties.  We also have limited records for Grant, Kittitas and Okanogan Counties.  Explore our site by clicking the topic on the left side of our screen.  We have lots of indexes showing what our holdings contain. Volunteers are working continuously and we will be adding more indexes to the databases, check back often.  


The benefits of a membership are numerous and growing:  *New Benefits for members

  • FREE access to "My Heritage Library Edition" (the new home of World Vital Records) online at home as well as at the WAGS Library,
  • Access to computers and Wi-Fi in the WAGS Library,
  • FREE access to "Ancestry Library Edition" on updated library computers,
  • FREE access to "American Ancestors" (New England Historic Genealogical Society -NEHGS) at the library,
  • FREE access to "Wenatchee World" online at the library,
  • Up to 2 hr. of free supervised use of our digitizing station,
  • Members-Only Library Checkout of selected books,
  • Complete access to members-only pages on the website,
  • Inclusion in searchable Member Surname Index connecting you with others who are researching your surnames,
  • Discounted rates on all record requests,
  • FREE access to a number of genealogical workshops during the year,
  • Volunteer and participate in short and long term projects that help make our library better.  Some projects can even be accomplished in the comfort of your own home, 
  • Email contact for free genealogy classes and special programs, field trips, and monthly meetings of WAGS which features programs sharing knowledge and techniques for discovering your family’s history,
  • Develop contacts and friendships with other members who have similar interests in genealogy.
Please consider a membership in WAGS.  Many genealogists recommend joining a society where you live, for educational and support benefits, and another in the place where you search, for the exchange of research information.

Operating Year: January - December 2021

President: Susan Rumble
Vice President: Lynn Heminger
Secretary: Mary Swartz
Treasurer: Shirley Acheson
Corresponding Secretary: Patty Ostendorff
Library Chair: Diane Gundersen
Member at Large: Sandra McBride
Member at Large: Hank LuBean
Member at Large: Kris McGregor
Past President: Vacant
Education: Susan Rumble
Membership: Pat Thomas
Publicity: Vacant
Task Force: Vacant
Library Chair: Diane Gundersen
Website: Betty Carrick
Website: Mary Swartz
Volunteer Coordinator: Pat Thomas
Library Sub Committees
Acquisition/Accession: Anne Livingston
Cemetery: Mary Swartz
Computer Entry: Betty Carrick
Digitizing Task Force: Hank LuBean
Duplicate Materials: Linda Morse
Index: Phyllis Barnett
Obituary: Pat Robbins
Projects Coordinator: Vacant
Scrapbook: Phyllis Barnett
Technology: Mary Swartz
Volunteer Hours/Museum Report: Pat Thomas
Research Chair: Vacant
Researcher: Vacant
Researcher: Vacant



Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization.