There is a new museum in the Darrington, WA area; another great way to learn about history!
The Lake Stevens Museum celebrates its 30th Anniversary on September 22, 2019. The celebration will include a pie social, exhibits, speakers and best pie contest. The celebration will be from 2-5 pm at 1804 124th Ave NE, in downtown Lake Stevens.
It won’t be long until the 2019 GFO Fall Seminar, featuring Fritz Juengling, Ph.D., AG! This will be an exceptional educational opportunity that we are exited to bring to our membership and the community at large. Dr. Juengling is an Accredited Genealogist® (through the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists) for Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Sweden, and he is certified by the Verband deutschsprachiger Berufsgenealogen. He is also a German, Dutch, and Scandinavian Research Consultant at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The full-day session on Saturday, October 5th, will be held at the Center for Self Enhancement (3920 N. Kerby Ave., Portland) and will focus on German Research, while the half-day presentation at the GFO Library on Sunday, October 6th, will provide an introduction to Dutch research. Download the flyer for full details. Mark your calendar, spread the word, and register early!
My Heritage is currently have a sale on their subscriptions. The sale ends September 22, 2019. Go to their website and log in for details.
During the next week on Family Tree Webinars, the three classes available for free are:
The Basics of Land Platting, Pt.1, presented by: Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA
Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing, presented by Harold Henderson, CG
Bullet Journaling for Genealogy by Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG
For more information and to register go to Family Tree Webinars website.
As part of the Northwest Genealogy Conference, there will be a FREE Beginning Genealogy Class offered on Wednesday, August 14 (tomorrow) from 1-4. It is not too late to attend this class. Just show up before 1 at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center at the Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington, WA and get signed in. This is a great opportunity to explore the hobby of Family History Research.
At the beginning of this year, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) received a large and valuable collection from Arthur and Nancy Kelly. The couple is known for the care and precision in transcribing and indexing original church and other records predating 1880, when New York State began to require the recording of births, marriages and deaths. The couple decided to donate their company, Kinship, in its entirety to the society. This collection is of great value to genealogists researching ancestors in New York. Flynn Kennedy shared this article from the Poughkeepsie Journal with me and I suggest you follow the link and read the full article. It is a wonderful biography of the couple and what they accomplished in their many years of research and transcription.