If you have ancestors that lived in the Stanwood/Camano Island Washington area, you should check out the Camwood Genealogy Workshop group. They have compiled an index of obituaries from their area and make them available. Check out their research page for more information.
The February meeting will be Tuesday, February 11th at 1:00 pm. The speaker will be Richard Hanks, President of the Stanwood Area Historical Society. Mr. Hanks is related to President Abraham Lincoln through his mother Nancy Hanks Lincoln. The title of his presentation is: The Parentage and Personality of Abraham Lincoln. This presentation is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Library at 6111 188th PL NE, Arlington, WA. We hope to see you there!
Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society genealogist, Jennifer Strickland, brought to my attention a YouTube live stream that you may be interested in. It is a Q&A about Verogen, which bought GEDmatch. The live stream is over but you can watch the recording on YouTube here.
It has come to my attention that a recommendation has been made to close the Seattle NARA and move the records to facilities in California and Missouri. You can read more about it here: https://mynorthwest.com/1670992/seattle-national-archives-closure-recommendation/ and here: https://mynorthwest.com/1680107/officials-historians-seattle-national-archives-closure-horrendous/?
If you wish to write to express your thought on this closure, you can write to:
Russell T. Vought
Office of Management f& Budget
725 17th St. N
Washington DC 20503
or email: email@example.com
Today’s meeting is CANCELLED due to the snow and we will likely be closed this Thursday as well. Please check our website to make sure we are open before attempting to come into the library.
With snow in the forecast, it is possible that we will need to close the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Library. Please check our website for information on closures; we will post there as soon as we know we need to close. Our upcoming meeting on Tuesday, January 14th may be affected.
This week a number of sales are happening on things of interest to genealogists. My Heritage is having a great deal on DNA kits, Legacy Family Tree has a 50% off on their software and also on Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscriptions. Rootsmagic has a special sale on a bundle of their software, Ancestry has a special as well. You can read more about it at Genealogy Bargains. Also remember to check for specials on scanners and external hard drives to preserve your important research and photos.
Irish birth, marriage and death certificates now available online for free. Our society genealogist, Jennifer Strickland, shared an article that she found online. You can read it for yourself at: https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/genealogy/irish-geneaology-resource-free#.XajSovad5w1.facebook . This website is not a genealogy website but does have a section on genealogy. It has links for news, culture, roots, travel and more.