Stillagaumish Valley Genealogical Society

Our Mission

To promote an interest in genealogy through education; to instruct members in genealogical research and preservation of their own family histories; to locate, preserve and index public and private genealogical records and make them available to members and the general public; to support other genealogical libraries throughout Washington State; and to provide current updates to members and the public regarding projects and upcoming speakers and events in our bi-monthly newsletter.
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Operating Year: June 2022 - May 2023


Board Members
President: Ruth Caesar
Vice President: Lisa Bartlow
Vice President of the Library: Kay Crabtree
Secretary: Michele Grant
Treasurer: Karen Looney
Conference Chair: Lisa Bartlow
Education Chair: Vacant
Hospitality Chair: Dee Saunders
Hospitality Chair: Shirley Case
Membership Chair: Joanne Wetmore
Membership Chair: Michele Grant
Newsletter Chair: Ruth Caesar
Publications Chair: Sue Walde
Publicity Chair: Diana Keehn
Tombstone Project Chair: Michele Grant
Ways & Means Chair: Karen Looney
Website Chair: Sue McNeil
Nominating Chair: Joanne Wetmore
Nominating Chair: Phil Bartlow
Past President: Kay Crabtree
 
Funding
Ways & Means: Karen Looney
 
Librarians
Librarian: J.W. (Bill) Grant
Librarian: Karen Looney
Librarian: Diana Keehn
Librarian: Michele Heiderer
Librarian: Flynn Clarke Kennedy
Librarian: Kay Crabtree
Librarian: Ruth Caesar
Librarian: Sue McNeil
Librarian: Michele Grant
Librarian: LeeRoy Kind
Assistant Librarian: Dee Saunders
Assistant Librarian: LeAnne Koliha
Substitute Librarian: Shirley Case
Substitute Librarian: Tami Sherrill
Substitute Librarian: Ann Curtis
Substitute Librarian: Joanne Wetmore
Substitute Librarian: Sue Walde
 
Membership
Chair: Joanne Wetmore
 
Newsletter
Editor: Ruth Caesar
 
Publications
Editor: Sue Walde
 
Publicity
Chair: Diana Keehn
 
Queries & Research Requests
AIB Contact: Sue Walde
Contact: Flynn Clarke Kennedy
 
Webmaster
Web Maintenance: Sue McNeil
 

Our Founder

The Society was founded by Marietta J. Colbern-Roth in 1985 and was incorporated as a non-profit organization one year later. It was through her efforts that a genealogical interest group met and decided to form an official Society. In 1987, Marietta was elected to serve as the first President and has maintained an active role in the society since then.

She has participated in countless research projects and has sheparded many manuscripts from the idea stage to the final publication. In addition, our annual yard sale and fund raiser was held at her home along State Highway 9 for many years. Marietta currently serves the Society as President Emeritus.