Category Archives: Educational Opportunity

Rootstech 2018

Rootstech is, I believe, the worlds largest genealogical conference held each winter in Salt Lake City, Utah.  For those of us who were unable to attend in person, they are live streaming some of their sessions.  If you go to the Rootstech 2018 website you can see the schedule of what they will be streaming.  It started today (Wednesday, February 28) but also goes through Saturday, March 3rd.  Once you are at their webpage, click the Watch Rootstech Live play button and they will have you register and then you can watch the programs that are streaming that day.  Last year they also made videos available of some of the sessions that you could watch after the fact and I am hoping they do that again this year.


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.

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.

Civil War Related Educational Opportunity

I know this is a ways to travel for us at Stillaguamish Valley but it might be worth it if you are researching the Civil War era.

Puget Sound Genealogical Society logo

Puget Sound Genealogical Society

Wednesday, Jan 24, 1pm – 2pm

at Kitsap Regional Library 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremeron


The Changing Roles for Women During the Civil War with Jill Morelli

Learn about the the roles of women before the war, The roles

they accepted during the war and the legacy of the Civil War.

General Meeting of PSGS Society – everyone welcome

Jackie Horton, Publicity Chairperson

Hat tip: WSGS blog

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!