National DNA Day – April 25th, 2018

Have you been wanting to have your DNA test but been putting it off because of the cost?  With National DNA Day many of the companies are running sales. DNA kits are $59 through April 29th.

23andMe is running their kits at 30% off through April 25th.

My Heritage DNA kits are $69 through April 25th.

Family Tree DNA kits are up to 40% off  through April 28th and they offer Y and Mt DNA tests.

Living DNA kits are $79.01 for a limited time – no date given.

Sno-Isle Library Classes

Remember to check the Sno-isle library system calendar for classes that might help you in your endeavors to preserve your family history.  Sometimes they offer classes specifically related to genealogy and other times they offer technology related classes that can assist you in organizing your research.  I checked the calendar for classes coming up in the next few weeks and found these classes that might be of interest to family historians.

Introduction to Microsoft Word –Apr 26 at the Marysville Library

Introduction to Powerpoint –March 24 at Granite Falls Library and April 19 at Marysville

Google Docs – March 27 at Marysville Library

Intro to Windows 10 Part 1 April 3 and Part 2 April 10 at the Marysville Library

Computer Basics Part 1 April 4 and Part 2 April 11 at the Marysville Library

Introduction to Microsoft Excel – April 5 at the Marysville Library

Microsoft Excel Tables and Charts – April 12 at the Marysville Library

Photoshop Basics – April 17 at the Marysville Library

Some classes that are offered require preregistration and some do not.  You will need to go online to check.

To access the Sno-Isle Calendar, first go to their home page:  and click the events button and then classes and events calendar.

Library start page

Click all Sno-isle Libraries and then it will bring up the filter page.Library locations page

Then you can filter how you want the events to show up. You can pick which locations you would like to see events from, what age group you want it geared to and event type and date.

Library events filter page

Your Genealogy Today

The March/April Issue of Your Genealogy Today has arrived in our library.   Some topics covered in this issue are Interpreting Gravestone Inscriptions at Home and Afar, Genealogy Research: Passing Down the Passion, 5 Ways to Fine-Tune Your Research Techniques and much more.

Happy Researching,


My Heritage DNA Kits

It was brought to my attention that My Heritage is offering 15,000 free DNA kits to qualifying adoptees to help them in locating their birth families.  Click here for more information.

Thank you, Jennifer, for sharing this information.




The NEHG Register

We have received the Winter 2018 issue of The NEHG Register: Journal of American Genealogy here at the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Library.  This issue covers the following surnames: Augur, Benyon, Clark, Hepburne, Higginson, Overton, Sutton, Wilkenson,  Barlow, Clifton, Coward, Cusman, Geoffrion, Hargrove, Huit, and McFall.  If you have ancestors with these surnames, this may be a resource for your research.  Our current magazines are in the lobby/sun room area in a hanging rack.


SVGS Events Page

Hello all!  Your Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society staff is working hard to provide you with resources to help in your genealogical research.  The events page on our website has just been updated to list Society Spring Seminars.  If you visit our website at and then click events on the side bar, you will be brought to a page that lists our meetings as well as other societies spring seminars.  Happy Learning!