Pacific Northwest History – Free Program

David J. Jepsen, principal author of Contested Boundaries: A New Pacific Northwest History appears in a free program at 2 p.m. Saturday September 23 in the Everett Public Library Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Avenue, Everett WA.

From the Press Release:

Jepsen’s history details the momentous struggles of Native Americans, African Americans, Asians and others as they struggled to hurdle one boundary after another during settlement, industrialization, economic calamity, world war and globalization.  He concludes with a compelling snapshot of recent history, titled the “Fractured Northwest,” in which the region is divided over the “Red-State, Blue-State” phenomenon of national politics. The book is published by Wiley Press.

The author is a Seattle native and is a historian, educator and writer who currently teaches Pacific Northwest and United States history at Tacoma Community College.

For further information, please call 425-257-7640

Hat tip to: League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations news list.

FREE DNA Webinar: Reveal Your Unique Story Through DNA & Family History

Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems and Diahan Southard, DNA Guide are presenting a free 90 minute webinar on using DNA and Online resources to further reveal your unique Story.  The webinar is being presented at 11 am eastern time on Saturday, September 23rd (THAT IS TOMORROW FOLKS!)  Click here for more detailed information and to register.

September Meeting

Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society  (SVGS) will meet Tuesday, September 12th at 1 pm.  Our guest speaker will be Rob Branigin, Sno-isle Librarian from the Stanwood Branch.  His topic is: Exploring Vital Records Online with Ancestry and Family Search. The meeting will be held at the SVGS library, 6111 – 188th PL. NE, Arlington WA, is free and open to members and the public. We hope to see you there!

Family History: Writing Their Story When They Left No Stories

If you missed hearing Mary Kircher Roddy give this seminar, you have another opportunity to catch it.  She will be giving this informative presentation at the Arlington Library on Thursday, September 14th from 10:30 – 11:30 am.  Mary has been a speaker for our society and for the Northwest Genealogy Conference and gives wonderful presentations.  I had the privilege of hearing this presentation when she gave it at the Stanwood Library and think it will be very helpful for anyone wanting to write their ancestors’ stories. You can register at online at the Sno-Isle Libraries website by clicking the event tab on the top of the page and then clicking the Arlington link – this will bring up the calendar of events and the event will be listed on September 14th. If you have any questions, you can call the Arlington Library. You can find more of Mary’s work on her website.


Ancestry DNA Kit Sale

If you have been thinking about doing a DNA test, now is a good time. You can order an Ancestry DNA test kit for $69.  This price is good until August 15th.  If you are an Amazon Prime member, you also will get free shipping.  You can order from Ancestry directly or through Amazon.

NwGC Speaker Highlight





Are translating documents a sticking point in your research? This year at NwGC we are offering two classes to help get beyond that sticking point.  Jean Hibben, Phd., former college professor and Board-Certified genealogist will be teaching: German Research for Those Who Do Not Speak German and Dead Language, Dead People: Translating Latin Records.    I am especially eager to hear what she has to say about German research and I am sure those with Catholic ancestors will be interested in the class on translating Latin records. In addition to the classes on language this year she will also be teaching a class entitled: The Devil is in the Details: don’t Overlook Minutiae! Jean writes for genealogy publications and serves or has served on the boards of a number of genealogy related groups.  You can learn more about what she is up to at her website: Circle Mending and her joint venture with Gina Philibert-Ortega at Genealogy Journeys. We are excited to have Jean included in our excellent group of speakers at the conference this year.