Arlington Times


Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society offers Civil War record research on Nov. 13

November 6, 2012 · 1:50 PM

ARLINGTON — The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society will provide a free hour-long presentation on Civil War pensions and other records on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 1 p.m. at the Arlington Free Methodist Church, located at 730 E. Highland Dr.

This presentation will assist anyone with ancestors and families who were involved in the Civil War, so that they're able to find the records that are available to those who know where to search.

Eric Stroschein is a well-known professional genealogist and is particularly knowledgeable about researching military and land records from numerous sources. Stroschein will explain to attendees how to use the resources of the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Currently Stroschein is the president of the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and a frequent presenter at regional and state workshops of genealogists for beginning and experienced researchers.

And on the first and third Wednesday of each month, Mary Buzzell will teach people how to use such programs as Legacy and Family Tree Maker from 1-3 p.m. at the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society Library, located at 215 S. French Ave. in Arlington, next to the old high school building.

Please call 360-435-4838 for more information about this free class, which is open to anyone interested in organizing their research, whether it's for two generations or 20. You will receive individualized help and answers to your questions from Buzzell, a knowledgeable instructor.

For more information, about the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society visit their website at www.stillgen.com, or visit their Library on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays, at 215 S. French Ave. in Arlington, next to the old high school building.

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