Much work is happening to make sure we have a great conference again this year. We have four great keynote speakers confirmed and are working to get the rest of the speakers and topics firmed up. It is looking to be a remarkable conference! Don’t miss out on the Early Bird Pricing – the deadline is coming up quickly, February 15th is the last day to receive the discounted registration fee. For the latest information on the conference, be sure to check our webpage at http://www.stillygen.org or the Northwest Genealogy Conference Facebook page.
Need gift ideas for the genealogist on your Christmas shopping list? How about giving the gift of learning and register them for the Northwest Genealogy Conference? The conference will include many well-known speakers that will present a variety of informative and interesting topics. Register now for to take advantage of the early bird price.
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.
The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Secretary and conference volunteer, Michele Cozad, tells us about one of the vendors that will be at the Northwest Genealogy Conference…
The “Midsummer Night Encounter” was held at this great local museum Saturday night July 16th. If you have ever been interested in local railroads and logging operations this “Little Museum that Could” is a must see! There was a great Washington Wine and cheese/fruit tasting event before the winners of the Silent Auction were announced. SVGS members Dee Saunders walked away with a movie gift box and Michele Cozad received a 2 night family get-away package to the Ocean. Look for the Granite Falls Historical Museum as a vendor at the Northwest Genealogy Conference, August 17th-20th. They will have their great “Snohomish County Map Overlay Program” running non-stop at their table. This software program (in the SVGS Library – Snohomish County #36) is a wonderful account of our county that begins around 1910 – homestead property lines, railroad spur lines, roads, water markers – lakes, creeks, etc – all displayed in an “overlay” format. It’s amazing – stop by their table and check it out!
Dress the way your ancestors may have on Friday August 19 during the Northwest Genealogy Conference. Stillaguamish Valley Genealogy Society Treasurer and Conference volunteer, Larry Taylor, explains what he’ll be wearing…
Dress up day! Okay Larry order your Kilt by your birthday. That was on my to do list. My birthday was 7/21. Opps did not happen. So on 7/24 I am ordering Kilts and having them shipped in 3 days. Kilts you ask? My DNA test (23 & Me) shows my line goes across the US to Virginia then onto Ireland and then to Scotland. I believe that defines me as a Scots-Irish. My Great Grandmother was a Ledgerwood and that is the same route as my Taylor line. I have other great grand parents that all come from Sweden, France, England and Germany. On Friday of the NW Genealogy Conference in Arlington, Washington (Aug 17-20) I will be dressed as a Scotsman. Come join me, let’s have some fun. Larry Taylor, proud to be a Scot!
Gain the tools to build the story of your ancestors at the Northwest Genealogy Conference. This blog post is from conference volunteer Lisa Bartlow…
A civil war soldier, a widow making the journey from Germany to a new land with her seven children in the early 1700’s, an attorney, farmers (lots of farmers!), and a baker just to name a few. The folks on my tree came from all walks of life.
History comes alive as you explore your ancestors and the times in which they lived. Wars, migrations and family circumstances influenced what they did and where they did it.
There are many resources available to help you find out more about your family members. The speakers at this year’s SVGS Northwest Genealogy Conference will share tips and tools to start or expand your journey.
Discover the stories that go beyond the names and dates!
Follow me past the three-headed dog. His name is Fluffy. It’s ok, I know the secret to keep him sleeping. Anne Grimm, the official acquirer and keeper of door prizes, is letting us have another peek behind the heavily guarded door…
An annual Premium subscription to Lisa L Cooke’s Genealogy GemPods. Her podcasts are packed with valuable information.
A copy of Evidentia genealogy software – full version CD
Genealogy Bank annual subscription, we have 2 of these and this is another place to find information on relatives.
Genealogy research help books which include the Unofficial Guide to ancestry.com
Newspapers.com annual subscription. With 4100 newspapers to gather information from and they add pages everyday.