Writing Help

We have received word that one of our Northwest Genealogy Conference 2018 speakers, Lisa Alzo, has launched Research. Write. Connect, a brand-new online Academy created to allow for a dynamic learning experience for genealogists, family historians and aspiring writers and students by facilitating their journey into the past and connection to the future.

If you have been wanting to write that family history but don’t know where to start, you might want to check Research.Write.Connect out.

Happy Hunting



Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society has received the July-September 2018 Issue of NGS Magazine and Volume 106, No. 3, September 2018 National Genealogical Society Quarterly.  In NGS Magazine you will find articles on researching ancestors who were mentally ill, thieves, or loose women and much more. In the National Genealogical Society Quarterly you will find four feature articles, one of which was the 2017 winner of the Family History Writing Contest.  Come in to the library and utilize these valuable resources.



Awards and Competitions

Did you know that the National Genealogical Society has genealogy contests and awards that they sponsor?  They have competitions in Family History writing and awards for Excellence in Genealogical Methods and Sources.  You can read more about it in the NGS Magazine July-September 2018 issue that we just received here at Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society.  You can also get more details on their website at the following address: https://www.ngsgenealogy.org/awards-competitions/

Happy Researching!


DNA Kit Sale

Ancestry, My Heritage and 23&Me are currently running sales on their DNA kits.  If you have been thinking about purchasing a DNA kit for yourself or family members, you should head on over to their websites to get all the details. Both Ancestry and My Heritage sales end on November 12th, 23&Me ends on November 22nd.



Amazon Shopping Can Benefit Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society

Amazon Smile Donation

Are you an Amazon shopper? You can help the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society with every purchase you make on Amazon by using Amazon Smile.

Here’s how:
1. You do need to be registered with Amazon.com in order to utilize Amazon Smile.
2. If you are not registered, it’s very easy to sign up!
3. Login to smile.amazon.comand select a charitable organization before you begin shopping and search for Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society (SVGS).
AmazonSmile remembers your selection, and every eligible purchase you make thereafter designating the SVGS will result in a donation.
4. Use www.smile.amazon.com every time you shop and a small donation will be sent to the SVGS at no additional cost to you.
(contributed by Dana Carney)

DNA Kits

Ancestry DNA is having a sale.  Kits are $69 through October 21st, 9PM Pacific Time.  You can go to Ancestry.com or Amazon to purchase them.  If you have Amazon Prime, you will also receive free shipping.

Internet Genealogy Magazine

The October/November 2018 issue of Internet Genealogy has arrived at the SVGS library and it looks to be packed full of great information on subjects such as:

Researching Indentured Servants

Naval Muster Rolls

Digital Public Library of America

Occupations of Yesteryear

and so much more!  Come in and look it over.


Happy Hunting!