Who Do You Think You Are

For those of you who like to watch a little genealogy on TV.  Who do you think you are is back on TLC.  The first episode aired last Monday and the second is on tomorrow evening.  Sorry I didn’t get the message out before the season started but at least you might be able to catch the remaining episodes.  I know that they sometimes air the previous episode prior to the new episode on the same night – so you might check into that.

Happy Watching!


Last Minute Christmas Ideas

Stuck for last minute gift ideas?  How about giving the gift of a Lifetime membership to the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society? For $150 you can help someone get started on their genealogical journey and give them access to all the wonderful offerings at Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society.

A gift certificate to the Northwest Genealogy Conference is another great gift idea.  The certificates are $140 for SVGS members and $160 for non members that can be redeemed when registration for the conference opens early next year.

To purchase either of these wonderful gifts, call SVGS at 360-435-4838.


Writing Help

We have received word that one of our Northwest Genealogy Conference 2018 speakers, Lisa Alzo, has launched Research. Write. Connect, a brand-new online Academy created to allow for a dynamic learning experience for genealogists, family historians and aspiring writers and students by facilitating their journey into the past and connection to the future.

If you have been wanting to write that family history but don’t know where to start, you might want to check Research.Write.Connect out.

Happy Hunting



Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society has received the July-September 2018 Issue of NGS Magazine and Volume 106, No. 3, September 2018 National Genealogical Society Quarterly.  In NGS Magazine you will find articles on researching ancestors who were mentally ill, thieves, or loose women and much more. In the National Genealogical Society Quarterly you will find four feature articles, one of which was the 2017 winner of the Family History Writing Contest.  Come in to the library and utilize these valuable resources.



Awards and Competitions

Did you know that the National Genealogical Society has genealogy contests and awards that they sponsor?  They have competitions in Family History writing and awards for Excellence in Genealogical Methods and Sources.  You can read more about it in the NGS Magazine July-September 2018 issue that we just received here at Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society.  You can also get more details on their website at the following address: https://www.ngsgenealogy.org/awards-competitions/

Happy Researching!


DNA Kit Sale

Ancestry, My Heritage and 23&Me are currently running sales on their DNA kits.  If you have been thinking about purchasing a DNA kit for yourself or family members, you should head on over to their websites to get all the details. Both Ancestry and My Heritage sales end on November 12th, 23&Me ends on November 22nd.



Amazon Shopping Can Benefit Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society

Amazon Smile Donation

Are you an Amazon shopper? You can help the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society with every purchase you make on Amazon by using Amazon Smile.

Here’s how:
1. You do need to be registered with Amazon.com in order to utilize Amazon Smile.
2. If you are not registered, it’s very easy to sign up!
3. Login to smile.amazon.comand select a charitable organization before you begin shopping and search for Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society (SVGS).
AmazonSmile remembers your selection, and every eligible purchase you make thereafter designating the SVGS will result in a donation.
4. Use www.smile.amazon.com every time you shop and a small donation will be sent to the SVGS at no additional cost to you.
(contributed by Dana Carney)