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Information and updates about the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogy Society.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars

Legacy Family Tree Webinars is an excellent resource for genealogy education on demand.  They periodically offer new webinars for free and then offer them to be viewed within the week for free.  They have a wide variety of topics related to genealogy.  Tonight they are offering: Its a Numbers Game: Understanding Recognized Genealogical Formats. Tomorrow they are offering: Trails of Daniel Boone and other Western Travelers and next week: Photoshop: What you need to know as a photographer.  These are all offered for free.  See their website at: for more information. SVGS also has a membership to Legacy Family Tree Webinars and you can come into the library and view any of their offerings for free, just bring some headphones and we will get you set up.


Your Genealogy Today

Here at SVGS, we have received the new issue of Your Genealogy Today.  There are many articles in this issue that look interesting such as Circular Genealogy: Review, Plan & Target for Success! by George Morgan; Genealogy and the Law by Judy G. Russell and Researching Foreign Ancestors by Elizabeth Jones – just to name a few.  Take some time to come into the library and peruse the many publications that we receive.  I bet you will find some treasures among them.


Ancestry DNA Kits – Amazon Prime Day

If you are an Amazon Prime member and you are looking for DNA kits, today is the day to get one.  There is an incredible deal on Ancestry DNA kits on Amazon for Prime Day.  I am sorry for such short notice but I just found out about this and today is the only day you can take advantage of it – so hurry on over there.


Harvest Your Family Tree Genealogy Conference and Marketplace

If you are looking for a genealogy activity in September, this one looks to be very good.

From their flyer:

September is the perfect time for a road trip – the tourists have mostly gone home, the roads are in good condition and the weather is perfect!  What could be better?  Well, how about a Genealogy Road Trip?

Why not get a few friends together and come to Kelowna for the “Harvest Your Family Tree” Genealogy Conference, taking place from Sept. 28-30, 2018 – Western Canada’s Largest Genealogy Conference?  Sharing the costs and enjoying the companionship of like-minded friends is a wonderful way to see the countryside. All you need is your passport! Don’t want to drive? Our airport has direct flights between Seattle and Kelowna via Horizon Air.

 We are thrilled to offer Eleven acclaimed speakers, including: Blaine Bettinger (genetic genealogist/DNA specialist); Cyndi Ingle (Cyndi’s List); Helen V. Smith (from Australia); Dave Obee (Canada’s preeminent genealogist); Lesley Anderson (Ancestry). Of the 31 workshops on offer, only five are on Canadian records so there is something for every researcher no matter where in the world you are searching.

You can read more information at their conference website.


FGS Conference

The Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference is August 22-25th this year in Fort Wayne, IN.   They are having some great speakers, not to mention being in the same location as the Allen County Public Library – one of the largest genealogy libraries in the country. If you are interested in attending this conference – don’t miss out on the early bird pricing; the early bird registration price ends July 1.


Genealogy Podcasts

There are many ways to receive a genealogy education and one of them is by listening to podcasts.  You can access them through the internet and through apps like Itunes and Stitcher on your smart phone.  Some that I have listened to and enjoyed are:

Genealogy Gems by Lisa Louise Cooke

Extreme Genes

Genealogy Guys & Genealogy Connections

These programs offer a wide variety of material of interest to the family researcher.  These are some that I have personally listened to and I found this article that shares the above three and several more.

Happy learning!


Annual BBQ

Instead of a regular meeting on July 10th, we will be having our Annual BBQ.  Bring your friends and family to tour the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Library and enjoy a potluck BBQ together.  Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided, bring a side or drinks to share.  We will start at 4pm on the grounds of the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society, 6111 188th PL NE, Arlington, WA. We hope to see you there!