Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society
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WAGS building. 133 S Mission St, Wenatchee, WA
Congratulations, Fred!!!
WAGS President Lynda Pheasant accepts Fred Pflugrath’s President’s Award from Roxanne Lowe and Mike McKinnon at the WSGS 2015 Conference in Ellensburg.
Lynda Pheasant accepts Fred's President's Award from Roxanne Lowe and Mike McKinnonFred Pflugrath was named the first recipient of the WSGS (Washington State Genealogical Society) President’ Award for Outstanding Achievement . He was nominated by the Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society (WAGS).
Over the last dozen years, Fred has single-handedly identified, researched, and documented information about almost 2,500 Civil War veterans from all over Eastern Washington. Much of his research is available in 35 notebooks in the WAGS Library with an index available online. Additionally, he has taken the extra step to submit the information to the National Grave Registration Project (part of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, SUVCW).
Fred has connected families with their Civil War ancestors, arranged for headstones and markers, and orchestrated dedication and memorial ceremonies. He has willingly shared information, resources and expertise with anyone wanting information, including those outside Chelan and Douglas counties.
As if that isn’t enough, Fred also gives tours of local cemeteries, does numerous speaking engagements at local museums and retirement homes, and has been the WAGS Bulletin editor.
Created in 2015, the WSGS President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement was designed to single out that rare individual, society or organization who has demonstrated exemplary service above and beyond expectations.
WAGS President, Lynda Pheasant, presents Fred Pflugrath with his WSGS 2015 President’s Award For Outstanding Achievement.

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Please visit our "Events" menu to see our upcoming activities.


Orders will be filled on receipt of printed "Record Request Form" and payment. Please use the menu at the left to move through the Website and Database Indexes.


We are an active group of members interested in helping others in the compilation of family genealogies and histories.  An important part of genealogy is the preservation of records of people's lives.  


Our library is a great place to get started.  We are open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 1-4 PM, located at 127 South Mission Street in Wenatchee, Washington, in the Annex building of the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. [corner bldg.]


Our on-line database indexes include obituaries, cemeteries/interments, funeral records, Civil War and other military records, Chelan County marriage records (with a few other counties intermingled), Douglas County marriage records, and surnames compiled from our many library holdings of books, CDs, scrapbooks (of newspaper clippings), research folders, microfilm and fiche.


Copies of our records may be obtained by mailing us the downloadable request form provided for each type of record or by visiting our library. Friendly librarians are always there to help!


WAGS is a volunteer organization.  Fees for materials or research requests are charged to recover expenses and to enable us to obtain materials for the library.


Materials obtained from WAGS Website may not be reproduced for resale and/or profit without permission from WAGS.


Monday, August 10th
Field Trip - "The Genealogy of a House"
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location to be announced in "The President's Letter" to members.

“Our AWESOME AUGUST TOUR features The Genealogy of a House

an entire century of ownerships! “

WAGS members have a special opportunity to celebrate the complete history of a lovely home located in the Greater Wenatchee area.  Details will be provided in the President’s letter to be emailed Aug. 1st to WAGS members.  Stay tuned!

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