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Region 1

North:  Island (north 1/2), San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom Counties
 
Camwood Genealogy Workshop
~~Meets 1st Mon. of month, 1:00pm, at the Stanwood Area Historical Society Museum, 27108 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood, WA.  
​The "CamWoodies"  are a group of genealogy enthusiasts from the Camano Island and Stanwood area, hence their name.  They are not a registered company or corp.  Meetings are open to anyone interested.  They are dedicated to helping preserve local genealogical records.  They work with both the Stanwood Historical Society and the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society.  Records are archived in the Stanwood Historical Society and indexes of surnames and obituaries are published on the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society website.
 
San Juan Co. Genealogy Society           (Inactive)
Service area includes; Lopez, Orcas, San Juan and Shaw Islands

Skagit Valley Genealogy Society
​​http://skagitvalleygenealogy.org         Email:  genealogy0715@gmail.com         
Mail:  PO Box 192, Burlington, WA 98233
~~Meets 2nd Saturday of the month, 1:00 pm, except Jul, Aug, Dec) at Burlington Public Library located at 820 E Washington Ave, Burlington WA .  Members and visitors welcome at meetings.
 
SVGS is a WA Non-Profit Corp.  They provide local research services.   ​SVGS Genealogy Collection is held in the Burlington Public Library.  Books and records are reference only (unavailable for checkout or general library circulation).  An online catalog of resources is available on the SVGS website. 
 
Special Collections include:  Skagit County histories; local family histories; local cemetery and funeral home records; early census, territorial and vital records.   Service area includes:  Anacortes, Burlington, Conway, LaConnor, Mt. Vernon, Sedro Wooley, Shelter Bay, Concrete and Marblemount.​
 
Whatcom Genealogical Society
http://wagenweb.org/whatcom/WGS/wgs.htm       Email:  whatcomgensoc@gmail.com       Phone:  360-319-8730
~~Meets 2nd Monday of the month,  2:00-3:30 pm (except Jan, July, Aug, and Dec) at the Pioneer Pavilion Community Center, 2007 Cherry St., Ferndale, WA Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Easy access with loads of parking. Meetings are open to members and guests.
​Whatcom Gen. Soc. is a WA Non-Profit Corp.  They provide local research services. 
 
Special Collections include:  local obituaries; local Civil War Vets and Burials, Cemetery Records, 1904 Census of Bellingham, Blaine Sound newspaper, Index to Roth's History of Whatcom Co.  Service area includes; Point Roberts, Blaine, Birch Bay, Lynden, Ferndale, Lummi Island, Bellingham, Maple Falls, Newhalem and Wickersham.
 
Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers
http://whidbeygensearchers.org          ​Email:  whidbeygensearchers@gmail.com         Phone:  360-720-2168
~~Meets 3rd Tues. of month, 1:00pm, (except Jul. & Aug.), virtually via "ZOOM" until after the pandemic.  Hoping to return soon to regular meetings held at the Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, 1253 NW 2nd Ave, Oak Harbor, WA.
WIGS is a WA Non-Profit Corp. 
 
They maintain a collection of genealogy resources held in a private home and available only by appointment.  Local research services are available.  Their website maintains an online listing of resources and searchable databases.  Service area includes;  Coupeville, Oak Harbor, (northern half of Whidbey Island). 
 
South:  Island (south 1/2) Snohomish Counties
 
Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island
http://www.gsswi.org
~~Meets 2nd Mon. of month; 11:45am educational class, 12:45pm member meeting,  at Trinity Lutheran Church, Woodward & Highway 525, Freeland, WA.  Meetings are open to members and guests.  Guests may attend 2 meetings before being required to join.  
​GSSWI is a WA Non-Profit Corp.  Local research services are available. 
 
Their website maintains indexes to Special Collections including; books published about Island County, Index of Death Certificates 1907-1952, Surname Index, Early Census records, and Obituaries.  Service Area includes; Greenbank, Freeland, Langley, Clinton (southern half of Whidbey Island).
 
Sno-Isle Genealogical Society
~~Meetings and workshops are held virtually via Zoom. Check the website for date and time. The Sno-Isle Genealogical Society maintains a Research Library at 19827 Poplar Way, Lynnwood, WA 98036. 
 
Special collections:
1907 - 1981 Newspapers printed volumes of the Edmonds Tribune Review
1986 - 2000 Obituaries for Snohomish and Island Counties - (74,000 in total) 
Holdings catalog of 2,900 volumes  is available on the website. 
 
Our service area includes: South Snohomish Co. and the cities of  Mukilteo, Everett, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Snohomish, Monroe, Index and Lake Stevens.​​​​​
 
Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society
http://stillygen.org     Email:  info@stillygen.org     
Mail:  PO Box 34, Arlington, WA  98223     Phone:  360-435-4838
~~Meets 2nd Tues. of month at the SVSG library at 6111 188th Place N.E., Arlington, WA.  Meetings are open to the public.
Stillaguamish Valley Gen. Soc. is a WA Non-Profit Corp.  They are the host of the annual N.W. Genealogy Conference.  Stilly Valley G.S. maintains a library which is open to the public. Local genealogical publications are available at their online store on the website. 
 
Special Collections include;  Pennsylvania Archives Collection (72 books of Colonial and Early Americans), War of the Rebellion Series (159 books of Civil War Official Records of the US and Confederate Armies and Navy), Arlington Times (newspaper on microfilm 1895-current), Arlington High School Yearbooks, Everett/Snohomish Co. City Directories 1901-1990, Arlington Times Obituaries 1895-1985, and the Everett Herald (Snohomish Co.) Obituaries 1960-2006.  Service area includes; Everett, Marysville, Mukilteo, Arlington and Darrington.   Service area includes Northern Snohomish Co; Marysville, Robe, Silverton, Arlington, Oso, Darrington, Camano Island and Stanwood.
Irish Genealogical and Historical Society
http://www.irishresearch.net         Phone:  425-333-6611           email:  ighs@comcast.net
​~~Membership meetings are held annually and for members only.  
​IG&HS is a WA Non-Profit Corp.  They maintain a library and provide research services.  Members have access to online databases.