Stillagaumish Valley Genealogical Society
An Arlington School Bus, circa 1940
An Arlington School Bus, circa 1940
By the 1940s, Arlington School District owned and operated a fleet of school busses.


The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society and Library, serving Snohomish County and the Arlington, Washington area, has grown to include thousands of genealogical and historical books, microfilm and microfiche sets, and Internet access to free genealogy web sites. Our library is a depot for historical information pertaining to north Snohomish County and the Stillaguamish Valley, and its native populations and early settlers. The collection also contains material for all U.S. states and many foreign countries. This information is available to members and visitors free of charge during regular library hours.
Heads Up
As you may have noticed by now, our new Webmaster has begun to make changes to our website. Most of these changes will occur in the sections related to the Northwest Genealogy Conference. Registration for the NwGC in 2020 will involve a new process.
Northwest Genealogy Conference 2020, "A World of Discoveries" CANCELLED
After untold hours of discussion and anguish, the difficult decision has been made to cancel the Northwest Genealogy Conference 2020, originally scheduled for August 12-15, in Arlington, WA.
This decision was not made lightly. Considering the myriad issues yet to be resolved surrounding the Covid-19 virus situation, this was the most prudent course of action to take. We know this will be a disappointment for our members and for attendees, who have come to the Conference to receive excellent training and teaching at the Premier Genealogy Conference in the Northwest.

     Refunds will be processed as soon as possible.
     Thank you for your past, and future, support of the NwGC.
Monthly Meetings - Visitors and Potential Members Always Welcome! Available via Zoom
  • Held on the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm, check our events calendar for additional information.
  • Hear speakers and watch programs on a wide range of genealogical and historical topics.
  • Wheelchair accessible and is easily reachable from I-5 or State Route (Highway) 9.
  • Meet members and gather information about the library collection during the break.
Benefits of Membership
  • Wi-Fi access.
  • Complete access to Members Only pages of our website - exclusive benefit.
  • Access to subscription websites - exclusive benefit.
  • Participate in field trips to research centers.
  • Develop contacts with others who have similar interests.
  • Discounted rates for certain genealogical research workshops - exclusive benefit.
  • Receive the bi-monthly "Stillaguamish Star" newsletter by e-mail. There is an additional $10 yearly fee to receive the newsletter by regular mail. 
Annual membership dues are:
  • Individual: $20.00 (plus $10.00 if you want the newsletter to be mailed to you).
  • Family: $25.00.
  • Professional: $50.00.
  • Lifetime membership: $150.00 (onetime, per individual, with no additional charge for newsletter by regular mail).
  • Lifetime Professional: $350.00 (onetime, per individual, with no additional charge for newsletter by regular mail).
  • Honorary: N/C.

Become a member:

We're always accepting new members. You can use our Online Join tab here on our website, call us at (360) 435-4838 or attend our monthly meeting and ask any participant to direct you to our Membership committee.

Quick Links?!

The Resources section is where you will find links to The Tombstone Project, Cemetery Records,  Death Index, our Forums, or Surname Research.

Donate to the Society

Our Society Accepts the Following Materials:
  • Printed family histories.
  • New and used books of genealogical value.
  • Microfilm and microfiche.
  • Maps.
  • Old photographs (which can be scanned and returned to you).
Items can be donated to the society in honor of, or in memory of a loved one.
Call before you stop by our library when donating items in person to verify that someone will be there. 
If you'd prefer to make a monetary donation you may use the "Donate" tab on our website or send your tax deductible donation to:
Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 34
Arlington, WA 98223
Thank you for your support!

The Society Would Like to Thank:

The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society would like to thank our generous supporters:

Our Website

was made possible in part by assistance from the Snohomish County Heritage Program, for which we are truly grateful.

SVGS LIBRARY IS CLOSED until further notice as of March 16, 2020.
Thank you.

Tuesday, May 11
Ports O’ Call: Where Your Ancestors Landed
The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society is now providing monthly meetings via Zoom. Melissa Potoczek-Fiskin and Kate Mills will be speaking at our May 11th meeting. Our business meeting and ...
Friday, Jun 4
Jamboree 2021 Genetic Genealogy - The Genes in Your Family
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Tuesday, Jun 8
Reverse Genealogy: Locating Living Relatives
The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society is now providing monthly meetings via Zoom. Katherine R. Willson will be speaking at our May 11th meeting. Our business meeting and board ...