One of our patrons shared the website Scotland’s People with us today. You can search the indexes for free and then if you find a document that looks interesting, you can pay per view to download the document. They also provide some record copies for a fee as well. Although not free, it may be worth perusing if you have Scottish Ancestry.
Fold3 is offering free access to their Civil War Collection until April 15. If you have ancestors who fought in the US civil war, you will want to check this record set.
The League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations (LOSCHO) awarded SVGS the 2019 Malstrom Heritage Award for Snohomish County Historical Publications at the annual potluck luncheon on March 16th. We were nominated for our publication EARLY STILLAGUAMISH VALLEY SCHOOLS. Pictured left to right are Tom Thorleifson (LOSCHO President) with SVGS Founder & book visionary Marietta Roth (holding award) in back are SVGS Publications Team (Sue Walde – Team leader on the book project) with Helen Eliason (Pub. team) and Michelle Sadlier (2019 Malstrom Judge) Joanne Wetmore (Pub.Team) and SVGS President Ruth Caesar). This book is an invaluable reference tool for genealogists and is available online and at the library ($27 members, $30 non-members). Way to go team!
If you missed RootsTech 2019, you are not completely out of luck. They have archived the sessions that they streamed online and you can still watch them. To watch, go to www.rootstech.org scroll down and you will see a link that says watch 2019 video recordings. I am not sure how long they will be available.
We have received:
The Feb/Mar Issue of Internet Genealogy which includes an article on online Irish Records Extravaganza!
December 2018 National Genealogical Society Quarterly
and the Winter 2019 issue of American Ancestors
and Anne Grimm donated the Mar/Apr 2019 issue of Family Tree Magazine
Like usual, all include wonderful resources.
We are entering genealogy spring seminar season and societies all around the Puget Sound are scheduling seminars. We have a number of listings on the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society webpage listed under events. If you know of any that I have missed, please email the information to me at email@example.com and I will try to get it posted ASAP.
Lori Lee Sauber of LSquared Innovations will be the speaker at Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Societies March meeting on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. During her lecture she will provide A to Z guidance for managing a genealogical research project. The presentation will be at 1 pm and will be held at the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society library at 6111 188th Pl NE, Arlington, WA. The presentation is free and open to the public.