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.
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
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!
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.
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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for the Nw Genealogy Conference, August 16 – 19th
Geertruida Sara Theresia de Zwaan was a city girl, born in The Hague in 1884. She married a farmer from Lisse, Johannes van Aalst. He from a long line of bulb growers in the Tulip Capital of Holland. Soon after marrying, they looked for new business opportunities, eventually settling in Kirkland Washington. Half-way around the world, they kept the family tradition of bulb farming, selling flowers to merchants and florists in downtown Seattle. … She was a sweet, quiet, kind woman, who made a wicked split pea soup. She’s in the picture, toward the right, with the two small boys. He’s next to her, with the handsome mustache. The baby on her lap is Rudolf, my father. The Dutch wooden shoes I’ll be wearing to “Dress Up Day” at the Conference won’t be the ones that belonged to Johannes, but they’ll be similar.
De Zwaan Family, The Hague, 1909