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 skagitvalleygenealogy.org or email: genealogy0715@gmail.com.

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.

Skagit Valley Genealogocal Society Grandpa worked on the Railroad

I’d like to let you know about an upcoming educational program we are offering on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in partnership with Skagit Valley Genealogical Society. The topic of the program is “Grandpa Worked for the Railroad” and will be presented by Janice Lovelace, PhD. This event is free and open to the public. I’ve attached a flyer with more information. Please feel free to forward or post on any wall you wish! We appreciate your help in getting the word out, because we would like as many people as possible to benefit from our programs.

Please contact me with any questions or feedback. Thank you for helping us spread the word about these free and valuable community resources.

Hope to see you there!

Kathleen Headden, Reference Librarian

Burlington Public Library

820 E. Washington Ave.

Burlington, WA 98233

360-755-0760, ext. 7906

Skagit Valley Genealogical Society May Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Skagit Valley Genealogical Society Monthly Educational Program:
How to Read a Cemetery

BURLINGTON — Cemeteries are valuable resources for family historians. Gravestone markers contain clues to our ancestors’ lives. Come learn the basics of cemetery gravestone types and the mystery behind the icons on the stone. Best practices for recording cemetery inscriptions will also be discussed in preparation for a field trip to Hawthorne Cemetery in Mount Vernon for volunteers to “read” and record the gravestone inscriptions.

Join us for Skagit Valley Genealogical Society’s monthly program on Sat., May 11, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. Admission is free and the public is invited.


Skagit Valley Genealogical Society Meeting

I’d like to let you know about an upcoming educational program we are offering on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. in partnership with Skagit Valley Genealogical Society. The topic of the program is “How to Read a Cemetery” and will be presented by Sylvia Ammons. This event is free and open to the public. I’ve attached a flyer with more information. Please feel free to forward or post on any wall you wish! We appreciate your help in getting the word out, because we would like as many people as possible to benefit from our programs.

Please contact me with any questions or feedback. Thank you for helping us spread the word about these free and valuable community resources.

Hope to see you there!

Kathleen Headden, Reference Librarian

Burlington Public Library

820 E. Washington Ave.

Burlington, WA 98233

360-755-0760, ext. 7906

Skagit Valley Genealogical Society April Meeting

Upcoming educational program we are offering on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in partnership with Skagit Valley Genealogical Society. The topic of the program is “Evernote for Genealogists” and will be presented by Janet O’Connor-Camarata. This event is free and open to the public. I’ve attached a flyer with more information. Please feel free to forward or post on any wall you wish! We appreciate your help in getting the word out, because we would like as many people as possible to benefit from our programs.

Please contact me with any questions or feedback. Thank you for helping us spread the word about these free and valuable community resources.

Hope to see you there!

Kathleen Headden, Reference Librarian

Burlington Public Library

820 E. Washington Ave.

Burlington, WA 98233

360-755-0760, ext. 7906