Category Archives: Genealogy

Germans From Russia

The Skagit Valley Genealogical Society along with the Burlington Public Library are hosting well known speaker, David Obee.  He will be giving the presentation: Germans From Russia: Placing Our Ancestors in Historical Context.  The presentation will be Saturday, January 12th from 1 – 3 pm at the Burlington Public Library at 820 E. Washington, Burlington, WA.

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.

~Pam

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 http://www.swedishfinnhistoricalsociety.org

September Meeting

Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society  (SVGS) will meet Tuesday, September 12th at 1 pm.  Our guest speaker will be Rob Branigin, Sno-isle Librarian from the Stanwood Branch.  His topic is: Exploring Vital Records Online with Ancestry and Family Search. The meeting will be held at the SVGS library, 6111 – 188th PL. NE, Arlington WA, is free and open to members and the public. We hope to see you there!

Melungeon Meeting Follow Up

Interesting, informative and well attended is how I would describe last month’s meeting.  Jim Johnson from the Heritage Quest Research Library did a great job of teaching us about the unique Melungeon people.  If you were unable to attend, you missed out on a great resource.  As far as I know, I am not descended from these folks but I am still very glad I was able to attend and learn more about them.  Stay tuned for upcoming meeting notices and don’t miss out on future educational and informative topics that our society provides.

My Grandmother did What?

My Grandmother did what

SVGS RESPONSES

From Lisa:  Grandfather, Herman Bolst, owned a Bakery in Longmont, CO that sponsored a Hockey team

From Phil: Grandfather, Ingolf Quam, left Norway as a 19 year old to travel to his uncles home in Idaho. The only English he knew was apple pie and coffee.

His Great-grandfather, Frank Bartlow worked for the Ringling Bros Circus. He was later killed by a circus elephant in Iowa.

From Bob: His mother Lil learned to be a trapeze artist with Ringling Bros Circus in Bloomington, IL., but was prevented by her mother when she wanted to travel with the circus.

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