Free Genealogy Classes with the ROOTS Project

Media-4634The library has embarked on the ROOTS Project — an exciting partnership with the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society.  Local Genealogists are honing their research skills and learning to use library sources, and they will then use their skills to help high schoolers discover their family histories.  As part of this project, we are offering a number of exciting workshops, all of which are free and open to anybody who is interested!

On June 24, July 1, 8 and 15, Steve Baylor will present a four-part Introduction to Genealogy series.  Steve is the past president of both the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society and the Washington State Genealogical Society, and is also a member of the Washington State Historical Records Advisory Board.

On July 22, Theresa Trebon will present on Native American Ancestry. Theresa is the Swinomish Tribal Records Manager and Archivist,  and is the author of First Views: An Early History of Skagit County, 1850-1900.

On July 29, Janice Blackhurst will present on Hispanic/Latino Genealogy Research. Janice is a Professional Genealogist with a B.A. in Spanish, and is a member of APG and NSDAR.

All of these workshops are 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. in our large meeting room, and are free and open to the public.  Hope to see you there!

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