Stillagaumish Valley Genealogical Society
Want to read about early rural schools in the Arlington area?
Want to read about early rural schools in the Arlington area?
A common complaint about a woman teacher was, “She was likely to fall in love and get married to soon.” A female teacher’s contract was terminated if she dared to marry. To learn more, see SVGS’s, "Early Stillaguamish Valley Schools, The Story of the humble beginnings of Arlington’s rural schools in 1882 to the advent of the modern era." Click on “Bookstore” for more details.


The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society and Library (SVGS), 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.
SVGS is one of the select few independent genealogy libraries that has the honor of functioning as an Affiliate Library with the world-famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Affilate LIbraries are able to provide to records which individuals may not be able to view from home.
Monthly Meetings - Visitors and Potential Members Always Welcome!
May be available via Zoom and/or in-person please check our events calendar for additional information.
  • Held on the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm, 
  • 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 available in the SVGS Library.
  • 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 (up to two individuals).
  • Lifetime membership: $150.00 (onetime, per individual, with no additional charge for newsletter by regular mail).
  • Family Lifetime membership: $300.00 (onetime, two individuals, with no additional charge for newsletter by regular mail).
  • Lifetime Professional: $400.00 (onetime, up to two individuals, 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.

SVGS Resource 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

Monetary Donation
To make a donation you may use the Donation tab on our website or send your tax deductible donation to:
Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 34
Arlington, WA 98223
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. 
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 Hours
Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 10:00AM - 4:00PM ______________________ 6111 188th Pl NE Arlington, WA _____________________ Thursdays at 10:00AM meet with fellow genealogists in person at our library to discuss current events and genealogy over a cup of coffee. You may discover a new research method or just make a few new friends. If you would prefer to meet via Zoom contact us at for meeting link. _____________________ The first Tuesday of each month at 10:00 AM join a group at the library discussing New England focused research. ____________________ The third Thursday of each month at 1:00 PM join a group at the library discussing DNA research at all skill levels.

Tuesday, Aug 13
An Introduction to American Ancestors
We will be watching a PowerPoint by David Allen Lambert at our August 12th meeting. Our business meeting will follow the presentation.   You are invited to ...
Tuesday, Sep 10
DAR Genealogy Resources
Jacqueline Riddell will be speaking at our September 10th meeting. Our business meeting will follow the presentation.   You are invited to the presentation at the society library. Everyone ...