Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Waterfront Mills of Everett Washington

The Waterfront Mills of Everett, Washington

Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society

Tuesday January 10, 2023,,1:00 PM Pacific

Join us at the SVGS Library for a free in person presentation followed by our monthly meeting!

Presentation: The Waterfront Mills of Everett, Washington

Location: SVGS Library 6111 188th PL NE, Arlington, WA

Guest Speaker: Neil Anderson of Historic Everett

Take a tour of the old Everett waterfront when the town was known as “The City of Smokestacks”. Images will be shown of the many prominent lumber, shingle and forest product mills that lined the Everett shoreline from the northern tip of the peninsula and heading south to the base of Rucker Hill. Sit back and enjoy the journey down memory lane.

Although the presentation will only be available in person at the library, our business meeting and board meeting following the presentation (2 pm) will be available via Zoom. A link to join the meeting using your computer can be found on our website www.stillygen.org

An option to join the meeting by phone is also available.

Digitization of Historic Newspaper Team Named One of 2022’s Outstanding Teams

Since 2003, the Washington State Genealogical Society has recognized over 600 outstanding volunteers and teams, nominated by their local society or genealogical organization for their service and dedication. These volunteers are the backbone of their local society, giving their time and expertise, to the organization and the field of genealogy. In the coming months, you will be introduced to each of the 2022 award recipients and learn why they received the 2022 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer and Team Award.

Today we’re introducing the Digitization of Historic Newspapers Team that was nominated by the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society (SVGS). The team was comprised of Sue Walde, Michele Heiderer, Suzanne Brown, Ruth Caesar, Karen Looney and Sue McNeil.

Left to right: Karen Looney, Sue McNeil, Ruth Caesar, Sue Walde and Michele Heiderer. Pictured separately, Suzanne Brown

Despite COVID-19, SVGS’s Outstanding Volunteers worked with SmallTownPapers, Inc. to digitize 7,770 pages of The Arlington Times historic newspapers (1895 – 1924) from microfilm. The team reviewed every page to ensure each was posted as accurately as possible on the SVGS website. Roughly 500 corrections were discovered, researched and reposted. The newspapers are an essential source of local history of Arlington and the surrounding Stillaguamish Valley benefiting genealogists, historians and local families for posterity. Now the earliest of the historic Arlington Times newspapers (1895-1924) are freely available to the world at www.stillygen.org.

For more information on the WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award program, visit the Recognition page of the WSGS website or contact Info@wasgs.org. Please type “Volunteer Award.”

Elizabeth Dalton Named One of 2022’s Outstanding Volunteers

Since 2003, the Washington State Genealogical Society has recognized over 600 outstanding volunteers and teams, nominated by their local society or genealogical organization for their service and dedication. These volunteers are the backbone of their local society, giving their time and expertise, to the organization and the field of genealogy. In the coming months, you will be introduced to each of the 2022 award recipients and learn why they received the 2022 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer and Team Award.

Today we’re introducing Elizabeth Dalton of Camano Island, Washington, who was nominated by the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society (SVGS).

Elizabeth Dalton

Elizabeth began as a volunteer with SVGS in its early days, as a member of the Publications Committee, by serving as an indexer for some of the society’s earliest published books. In between indexing projects, she wrote articles and fillers for the newsletter “The Stillaguamish Star,” as well as performing editor-in-chief duties. More recently, she functioned as vice president of the library for a time during the pandemic.  Currently, she is working on organizing a large collection of donated materials from the Camwood Genealogy Workshop.

In Elizabeth’s opinion, the three most important things to remember when doing genealogy research are “… accuracy, accuracy, and accuracy.” She adds, “We need to prove the accuracy of every record used in our research to the best of our ability.”

Elizabeth was born in Seattle and currently lives on Camano Island in Island County. She has been an SVGS lifetime member since 2015.

For more information on the WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award program, visit the Recognition page of the WSGS website or contact Info@wasgs.org. Please type “Volunteer Award” in the subject

Ruth Caesar Named One of 2022’s Outstanding Volunteers

Since 2003, the Washington State Genealogical Society has recognized over 600 outstanding volunteers and teams, nominated by their local society or genealogical organization for their service and dedication. These volunteers are the backbone of their local society, giving their time and expertise, to the organization and the field of genealogy. In the coming months, you will be introduced to each of the 2022 award recipients and learn why they received the 2022 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer and Team Award.

Ruth Caesar

Today we’re introducing Ruth Caesar of Arlington, Washington, who was nominated by the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society (SVGS).

During the last two years of pandemic lockdowns, mandates and uncertainty, Ruth has been the “glue” that has held the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society and Library together. Along with fulfilling her own duties as society president, she has taken on many tasks that others have been unable to perform. During discussions considering “boxing up the books and shutting down the library,” Ruth continued to advocate for maintaining our community presence, which has been successfully accomplished. She was also able to work with the City of Arlington to secure rent relief during the lockdown as well as continuing to lead fundraising efforts which have been instrumental in paying for necessary services.

The SVGS library is now back open, welcoming staff and visitors and the business of the society is being conducted as before, thanks to Ruth’s leadership and commitment.

For more information on the WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award program, visit the Recognition page of the WSGS website or contact Info@wasgs.org. Please type “Volunteer Award” in the subject line.

Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Voting Records

Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society

Join us on Election Day!

Presentation: Voting Records: Genealogy’s Best Kept Secret and SVGS monthly meeting

Tuesday November 8, 2022,,1:00 PM Pacific

Zoom Meeting: Society Library or Virtually

Online via Zoom, via phone, and in-person at the SVGS Library 6111 188 PL NE, Arlington.


The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society is now providing monthly meetings at the library and via Zoom. Pam Vestal will be speaking virtually at our November 8th meeting. Our business meeting will follow the presentation.


Pam’s topic: Voting Records: Genealogy’s Best Kept Secret

Looking for a date of birth or death? When and where your ancestor became a citizen? Where he disappeared to or where he came from? Voting records may have the answer. These often-overlooked gems can be packed with genealogical information, and you won’t believe what they can tell us about our ancestors!


Pam’s Bio:

Pam is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and has been a speaker for the Federation of Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, our own Northwest Genealogy Conference and many others. She is the owner of Generations Genealogy, LLC and can be found on her website at www.generationsgen.com.

You are invited to watch free (donations to the society are always appreciated) Zoom presentation at the society library located at 6111 188 PL NE, Arlington, Washington. If you prefer to watch virtually, a Zoom link to join the meeting using your computer or by phone can be found on our website.
www.stillygen.org

Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Intro to U.S. Church Records

Intro to U.S. Church Records: Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church and SVGS monthly meeting

Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society

Tuesday October 11, 2022,,1:00 PM Pacific

Zoom Meeting: Society Library or Virtually

Online via Zoom, via phone, and in-person at the SVGS Library 6111 188 PL NE, Arlington,


The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society is now providing monthly meetings at the library and via Zoom. Sunny Morton will be speaking virtually at our October 11th meeting. Our business meeting will follow the presentation
Sunny’s topic: Intro to U.S. Church Records: Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church
U.S. church records of many denominations can reveal ancestors’ vital events, family relationships, overseas birthplaces and other residences and religious lives. From the co-author of the acclaimed book How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records, learn what these records may look like, how to identify an ancestral church, locate extant records and access them.
Bio:
Sunny Jane Morton is an internationally-known genealogy speaker and award-winning writer and editor. She is a longtime Contributing Editor at Family Tree Magazine; Contributing Editor and Content Manager for YourDNAGuide.com; frequent contributor to FamilySearch’s blog; and past Editor of Ohio Genealogy News. She has twice received prestigious awards from the National Genealogical Society, most recently for her book How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records, co-authored with Harold Henderson.

You are invited to watch free (donations to the society are always appreciated) Zoom presentation at the society library located at 6111 188 PL NE, Arlington, Washington. If you prefer to watch virtually, a Zoom link to join the meeting using your computer or by phone can be found on our website.
www.stillygen.org

Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society will be hosting Daniel Earl

The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society will be hosting Daniel Earl via ZOOM on Feb. 8- Tuesday at 1PM the

Tuesday, February 8 Going Wayback: Using the Internet Archives in Your Research  (Virtual Meetings) 1:00 pm Virtual Zoom Meeting The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society is now providing monthly meetings via Zoom. Daniel Earl will be speaking at our February 8th meeting. Our business meeting and board meeting will follow the presentation. A Zoom link to join the meeting using your computer can be found below. The option to join the meeting by phone is also available.   Daniel’s topic: Going Wayback: Using the Internet Archives in Your Research

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Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Hosting Daniel Earl

The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society will be hosting Daniel Earl via ZOOM on Feb. 8- Tuesday at 1PM the

Tuesday, February 8 Going Wayback: Using the Internet Archives in Your Research  (Virtual Meetings) 1:00 pm Virtual Zoom Meeting The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society is now providing monthly meetings via Zoom. Daniel Earl will be speaking at our February 8th meeting. Our business meeting and board meeting will follow the presentation. A Zoom link to join the meeting using your computer can be found below. The option to join the meeting by phone is also available.   Daniel’s topic: Going Wayback: Using the Internet Archives in Your Research

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Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society February Meeting

The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society will host Richard Hanks (President of the Stanwood Area Historical Area) who will present “The Parentage and Personality of Abraham Lincoln”. Mr. Hanks is related to Lincoln through his Mother Nancy Hanks Lincoln. The meeting is February 11th at 1PM at the society library located at 6111-188th Pl. NE, Arlington, Washington.

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