Due to the snow over the weekend, our parking lot is full of snow and with the cold temperatures expected this week, it is unlikely to clear. We will be closing the library both Tuesday, February 20th and Thursday, February 22nd. We hope to open again on Saturday but we will have to see if the weather cooperates.
We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
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.
Finding slaves or slave owners in your genealogy is not unique to those of us with European or African ancestors, it affected the Hispanic and Native American populations as well. You can find more information in this New York Times article.
Hat tip to The Genealogical Forum of Oregon.
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.
Registration is now Open! Make sure you hop on over to the website and get registered before the earlybird discount ends on March 15, 2018.
At our February 13th meeting, long time friend of the society, Laura Sparr, will share her vast knowledge in a presentation entitled the “Ins” and “Outs” of Colonial Records. You won’t want to miss this lecture. The meeting will be at 1 pm at the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Library: 6111 188th Pl. NE, Arlington, WA. It is free and open to the public. We hope you will join us for this wonderful educational opportunity!
The New England Historic and Genealogical Society is offering the free webinar entitled Hosting an Online Family Reunion
Thursday, January 18, 2018 3:00 – 4:00 PM EDT
Presented by David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist
Family reunions are a great way to stay in touch with relatives, meet new faces, and share your family history finds with an interested audience. They can also encourage new genealogical discoveries and understanding. Join Chief Genealogist David Allen Lambert to learn how to create a virtual family reunion this year using Facebook, YouTube, Skype, and other freely available online tools. You can register here.