Find Your Family History in the Washington State Archives

Thursday February 15, 2024 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Lacey City Hall, Council Chambers

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Hybrid Format: Come in person to Lacey City Hall, Council Chambers or join online. Registration required for online attendance only. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Program Description

Ever wanted to learn more about your family history but had no idea how to get started or where to go for information? Join Dr. Jewell Lorenz Dunn as she shares the basics on what you need to begin your family tree research. Genealogy is much more than just online census records. Learn what the Washington State Archives has to help you in your search and where else you can find vital information. 


 Dr. Jewell Lorenz Dunn works in the Research department at the Washington State Archives, specializing in genealogy and property research. Jewell’s first foray into genealogy was at age 15, when she was invited by her maternal aunt to help record oral histories with great uncles who were born in the late 1880’s. She was immediately hooked and soon took over the mantle of family genealogist. In 1985, her job was transferred to Utah, where she solidified her love for genealogy and strengthened her research skills. Jewell has over 23 years of experience using the collections at the Washington State Archives, and has been helping researchers in Olympia since 2015.