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Educational Opportunities and a Correction

I wanted to make you aware of two free educational opportunities.  The first is a webinar that was done yesterday for Legacy Family Tree Webinars entitled: Finding Your Ancestors and Their Relatives in the NY Passenger Arrival Records. The webinar’s focus is on using the newly indexed records at My Heritage.  I believe the webinar will be available for free for 1 week, after that you can access it at the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Library (SVGS).  If you have a Sno-Isle library card, you can access My Heritage for free from Sno-Isle’s website.
The second opportunity is also a free webinar to be held December 14 from 3 – 4 pm eastern time (noon in the PNW) and is hosted by the New England Historic and Genealogical Society.  The webinar is entitled: Searching Databases on .  SVGS has a membership to and this webinar should be helpful in learning to use it.
Lastly, I wanted to let everyone know that there will not be a general meeting after our holiday potluck.  There will, however, still be a board meeting.  I hope to see you all on December 12th at our holiday potluck!

Swedish or Finnish Ancestry?

The following is shared from the Washington State Genealogical Society Blog.  If you don’t subscribe to their blog, you should.  They share information from societies all around the region.

*** Did you know there is a Swedish-Finn Historical Society here in Washington? It is an organization dedicated to finding and remembering the history of the Swedes and Finns who migrated to the Evergreen State…. about 80,000 of them. If you have this ethnicity, click to

Holiday Potluck

Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society’s December meeting will be our annual holiday potluck.  We will meet Tuesday, December 12th at noon in the conference room at the SVGS library. Bring a dish to share and come fellowship with other genealogy minded family historians.  Our regular meeting will follow the potluck.

Northwest Genealogy Conference Update

We are excited to announce the keynote speakers for the Northwest Genealogy Conference 2018! The keynotes are CeCe Moore, Beth Foulk, Peggy Lauritzen along with Amie Bowser Tennant who will be teaching our free day beginning genealogy class the first day of the conference. Stay tuned for more information on these wonderful speakers.

Nordic Fair

I read in the Stanwood Camano News that there is a Nordic Fair and Craft Show at the Stanwood Fairgrounds this Saturday, October 21.  The show is in the Stillaguamish Grange Hall and will be open from 10 – 3.

FREE DNA Webinar: Reveal Your Unique Story Through DNA & Family History

For those of you who tried to watch the free webinar on September 23rd and were disappointed by the technical difficulties or those of you who were unable to watch due to scheduling conflicts you haven’t missed out!  The full seminar was recorded and is now available to watch via Youtube. You can find it here. I was able to watch it and learned some new things that may prove helpful in my research.

See previous post for description:

FREE DNA Webinar: Reveal Your Unique Story Through DNA & Family History


Finding Your Roots TV Program

For those of you who like to watch genealogy related television programs, Finding Your Roots will be airing once again Tuesday, October 3 at 8 pm.  The program is on the Seattle PBS station KCTS, Channel 9. You can read more information at the Finding Your Roots website, here.