For those of you who don’t know, RootsTech is one of the largest genealogy conferences, if not the largest, in the world. It is held each year in Salt Lake City, UT and will be February 27th – March 2 this year. If you are not able to attend, they are offering a virtual pass to view recordings of 18 of their sessions. They will also live stream some of their sessions for free during the actual conference. You can learn all about RootsTech here.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30th, Family Tree Webinars is offering a free webinar put on by Thomas MacEntee (one of our Northwest Genealogy Conference Key Speakers). The webinar is entitled You Can Do This: Photo Organizing and Preservation. The webinar will be at 11 am Pacific Time. Don’t worry if you can’t participate live, you should be able to stream it for up to a week later for free. You can find all the details here.
Family Tree Webinars is a great place to further your genealogical education. They usually have several free seminars available for streaming and our society has a membership so you can access the paid content here at the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society library; just bring your headphones into the library and learn away.
The Skagit Valley Genealogical Society along with the Burlington Public Library are hosting well known speaker, David Obee. He will be giving the presentation: Germans From Russia: Placing Our Ancestors in Historical Context. The presentation will be Saturday, January 12th from 1 – 3 pm at the Burlington Public Library at 820 E. Washington, Burlington, WA.
Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society’s January meeting will be Tuesday, January 8th at 1 pm. and will be held at the SVGS Library, 6111 188th PL NE, Arlington, WA. SVGS member, Jennifer Strickland, will be giving a presentation entitled: DNA Results are In: What are the Possibilities, Sources. This presentation is free and open to the public.
The new season of PBS’s Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. premieres Tuesday, January 8th at 8pm. Check your TV listings for specifics.
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.
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.