Stillagaumish Valley Genealogical Society
Pioneer Family
Pioneer Family
James L. "Frank" Kent and family were early pioneers, and the Kent family was the family for whom Kent Prairie was named. Arlington's first schoolhouse was built on Frank Kent's land.


Our organization has strict processes, policies, and procedures in place to manage our finances.  Recently, our banking institution advised us that we have been the victim of a fake-check scheme.  If you receive an unexpected check from us, it may be counterfeit.  This may be part of a job search or other scam.  This alert serves as a notice that if you receive a check from SVGS, DO NOT cash or deposit it unless you have a current business relationship with us, and you can verify its authenticity.  Victims of a fake check scam are urged to contact SVGS at and one of the following organizations right away: local police, the Internet Crime Complaint Center ( or the US Postal Inspections Service (


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.
Monthly Meetings - Visitors and Potential Members Always Welcome!
  • Held on the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm, check our events calendar for location.
  • 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 newletter 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.

Where is everything?!

The menu on our website has been rearranged and many of your favorite pages are now located under our Resources section. If you're looking for The Tombstone Project, Cemetery Records,  Death Index, our Forums, or Surname Research, that is where you'll find them. 

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.

Thursday Research Group
Meet with fellow genealogists 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. Meetings are held at the SVGS Library at 10:00AM.

Tuesday, Nov 12
Mary Kathryn Cozy will be our speaker - more details to come.
Tuesday, Dec 10
Holiday Potluck
Join us for our holiday potluck.  Bring a dish to share and join in fellowship with other family history researchers.
Tuesday, Jan 14
Lori Lee Sauber will be our speaker this month. She holds a certificate in genealogy and family history from the University of Washington.  Topic is ...