Skagit Valley Genealogical Society Research Help

Skagit Valley Genealogical Society
To Offer Genealogy Research Help by Appointment

 BURLINGTON – The Skagit Valley Genealogical Society (SVGS) now offers free, one-on-one research assistance by experienced genealogy volunteers. To schedule a family history research consultation call 360-840-3002. This new consultation by-appointment offering replaces SVGS’ former program of volunteers being available on first Saturdays of the month at the Burlington Library.

SVGS also offers educational programs by genealogy experts on the second Saturday of the month, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Avenue. The public is invited to attend SVGS’ membership meetings and programs.  No meetings are held in July, August and December. For details and to become a member of SVGS visit or email:

SVGS’ September 14 program will be an introductory tutorial about using a new software program called DNA Painter. SVGS’ DNA genealogy expert Barbara Johnson will be the guest speaker. This new software tool will help genealogists to easily clarify DNA matches by defining the common shared ancestor in a DNA match.

2 comments on “Skagit Valley Genealogical Society Research Help

  1. Michael Hurley says:

    I am looking for any information on Michael Hurley who emigrated from Ireland in about 1880. I find him in Washington Territorial censuses as early as 1885. I was recently in LaConner (visiting from Virginia) and noticed a new plaque for the “Nevada Bar.” I would like to find any information on this bar. The building was later the Post Office, where my grandfather John M. Hurley was postmaster. The Museum has a good photo of the place, but was not able to put a date on the photo. Thanks, Mike Hurley

  2. Hi Michael,
    I just found your message! Sorry for not replying earlier. Please forward your inquiry to the Skagit Valley Gen. Society’s email: for follow up. Another option would be to post your query on the SVGS website: The museum would have been my best bet as a resource…but perhaps someone in our society will be able to assist you as well. Thanks and good luck with your research. – Margie Wilson

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