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John Smalley Marriage Proof

How I Found My 8th Great-grandparents Marriage Record Through DNA testing I was able to connect my 2nd great-grandfather Charles Smalley to John Smalley/Smaley of Plymouth Colony. My cousins and I all found transcribed marriage records for John and an … Continue reading

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Tell You My Story

I’ve been told not to get hung up on name spellings but it is hard.  I was born a DASHEL.  My father told us that his last name was spelled Daeschle when his father immigrated from Odessa. He also told … Continue reading

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John Smalley — Pilgrim to Plymouth Colony

John Smalley was my 8th great-grandfather: He arrived in Plymouth Colony (Massachusetts) in 1632 from England. Where and when he was born is not documented. There are many documents from Plymouth Colony that mention John. He served on several juries … Continue reading

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A Different Time

Lucky us, to live in the Skagit Valley during the Great Depression and World War II. We grew vegetables and berries, had fruit trees, and kept chickens on our Sedro-Woolley plot and got dairy products from farms on the edge … Continue reading

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Peter Rasar

Peter was born in 1847 in Blount County, Tennesee. He made his first journey to Skagit County, Washington in 1884 travelling by train to Seattle, then by steamer to LaConner where he continued his journey to Edison then onward to … Continue reading

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George Gilbert Ridgeway

The only things I have of my great grandfather are his name and his stories. His name was George Gilbert Ridgeway. He was born in Lacon, Illinois on April 8th, 1871. I never got to know him as he died … Continue reading

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Query Edicate

On Cyndi’s List blog I found the following: Common Rules for Posts and Queries: The following are guidelines to help you write the best query you can. Provide whatever information you have whenever possible. Limit each post to one query. … Continue reading

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Window(s) to the Past

 Twenty eight (28) years ago, the Skagit Valley Genealogy Society was created.  In that time a lot of things happened to give the people in Skagit County the opportunity to pursue family history.  Along the way, the non-profit organization was able … Continue reading

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Newly Elected SVGS President and Secretary

JOHN HAYES ; was born in Sedro-Woolley, raised in Acme, and graduated from Mt. Baker High School. He graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Civil Engineering. After 35 years as an engineer with the WSDOT he … Continue reading

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Logic Anniversary Puzzle

best travel water flosser , the only difference is that they have no cord and they are usually smaller and portable. There are numerous cordless water oral irrigators in the US market 2018, however, only some of them will give … Continue reading

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Genealogy Interview (8-12-2014)

An interview by George Ridgeway with Skagit Talks (KSVR 91.7 and KSVU 90.1) promoting the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society. Talk about genealogy in general, thoughts about genealogy TV programs, upcoming workshop classes, the teen/mentor R.O.O.T.S. (Researching Our Origins – Teens … Continue reading

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Who Will Do It?

This wonderful piece of Wisdom came to us from Rita Schultze. This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.  There was an important job to be done, and Everybody was sure Somebody would do it.  Anybody … Continue reading

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