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Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Library Closure

Snowy SVGS

Due to the snow over the weekend, our parking lot is full of snow and with the cold temperatures expected this week, it is unlikely to clear.  We will be closing the library both Tuesday, February 20th and Thursday, February 22nd.  We hope to open again on Saturday but we will have to see if the weather cooperates.

We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


Irish Genealogy How to Videos

The Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS) has produced three instructional videos which will be free to the public through February 18th.  The topics are Irish Censuses, Church of Ireland Parish Records and Roman Catholic Parish Records.  There will be a fourth video on Civil Registration added soon.  After the weekend, it appears that you will need to be a member of the IGRS to view the videos.  You can access the videos at the IGRS website.

Hat tip the Genealogical Forum of Oregon and Dick Eastman’s Blog.


Nordic or Swedish Ancestors?

Two upcoming Legacy Webinars may be able to help you with your research.  On February 13th, Mike Mansfield will present: Have Nordic Ancestors? count Yourself Lucky – Nordic Records are Amazing and then on February 20th, Jill Morelli, CG will present: Using Swedish Taxation Records to Solve Tough Genealogical Problems. For more details, click the title links.  You can register to watch these presentations for free but if you miss them, you can still watch them from our library because we have a subscription to Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

Colonial Records Research

At our February 13th meeting, long time friend of the society, Laura Sparr, will share her vast knowledge in a presentation entitled the “Ins” and “Outs” of Colonial Records.  You won’t want to miss this lecture.  The meeting will be at 1 pm at the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Library: 6111 188th Pl. NE, Arlington, WA. It is free and open to the public. We hope you will join us for this wonderful educational opportunity!

Seattle Genealogical Society Spring Seminar

On May 19, 2018 Seattle will host their Spring Seminar and this year their speaker will be D. Joshua Taylor.  As host of the popular series Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) he crisscrosses the United States – solving longstanding family history mysteries and uncovering genealogical treasures at every turn.  Since February 2016, Joshua has been the President of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B), America’s second oldest genealogical organization, headquartered in New York City. Watch for more information on the Seattle Genealogical Society’s webpage.