It is our privilege and delight to include on this page a short history of How Skagit Valley Genealogical Society began.  As noted in the narrative, the organization began in 1987. This coming January 1, 2017, it will celebrate it’s 30th year of existence.  Click on SVGS History on the menu bar to read about the people who made it happen.


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  1. Judith (Ellenberger} Lapointe says:

    My Grandfather Earl D Ellenberger died in 1957 in Sedro Woolley. I was looking for his buriel site which I believe is in Union Cemetery and about where it is located there.

    • Jessica Kane says:

      Judith- Earl would of been my 2nd great grandfather, through his daughter Bertha. Maybe we can help each other out. My email address is jessicagkane@gmail.com. Thanks.

    • Patty Olsen says:

      Your Grandmother Tommy Ellenburger taught school at Concrete, WA. My sister had her for lst grade.
      The Union Cemetery is in Sedro Woolley WA and the City and most likely Lemley Memorial Chapel has information regarding the burial and cemetery.
      My Dad was a logger and spoke often with your Grandpa. I think he worked for the Forest Service or DNR.
      They were kind and well respected people. Patty Iund Olsen
      Good luck.

  2. Dale Wright says:


    classified@skagitads.com recommended that I contact your organization. I’m looking for a distant relative last known to be living in Sedro Woolley. I’d like to know if he is still surviving or not. Would you be able to help me with this?

    Thanks very much

    Dale Wright
    Tacoma, WA

  3. Per Ivar Nicolaisen says:

    Looking for any informaton on Boyd Reitan (born: 1882, Norway).
    Emmigrated to the US in 1903. He was back in Norway in 1926 for a visit, and went back to the US the same year. I find him in the passenger list and it is written he is going «to home, Sedroo Woolley, Wash».
    Any information on Boyd Reitan would be useful.

    Per Ivar Nicolaisen

  4. karen kellogg mason says:

    trying to find an obit for Elvira (Highland)Kellogg- she passed 01 August 2014 in Skagit County. I was told there was an obit in local paper but have not been able to find it.
    Grateful for any help.

    • George Ridgeway says:


      I am showing this under comments. I also forwarded info to our genealogist. She will get back to you asap. Please include further inquiries Our Data/Local/Queries (first tab to your left on the menu bar.)


  5. Tom Zirk says:

    We are looking for my grandfather Richard Zirk and grandmother Bertha (Gilpin).

    • George Ridgeway says:


      Thank you for your inquiry. I am showing this under comments. I also forwarded info to our genealogist. She will get back to you asap. Please include a more complete query on Queries on the menu bar. Thank you.


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