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.

Operating Year: June 2021 - May 2022

Board Members
President: Ruth Caesar
Vice President: Lisa Bartlow
Vice President of the Library: Elizabeth Dalton
Secretary: Michele Cozad
Treasurer: Karen Looney
Conference Chair: Lisa Bartlow
Education Chair: Dana Carney
Education Chair: J.W. (Bill) Grant
Hospitality Chair: Dee Saunders
Hospitality Chair: Shirley Case
Membership Chair: Joanne Wetmore
Membership Chair: Michele Cozad
Newsletter Chair: Shirley Case
Publications Chair: Sue Walde
Publications Chair: Helen Eliason
Publicity Chair: Sue McNeil
Tombstone Project Chair: Michele Cozad
Ways & Means Chair: Karen Looney
Website Chair: Sue McNeil
Nominating Chair: Joanne Wetmore
Nominating Chair: Phil Bartlow
Past President: Kay Crabtree
Ways & Means: Karen Looney
Librarian: Dana Carney
Librarian: Mary Buzzell
Librarian: J.W. (Bill) Grant
Librarian: Karen Looney
Librarian: Flynn Clarke Kennedy
Librarian: Kay Crabtree
Librarian: LeeRoy Kind
Librarian: Michele Cozad
Librarian: Sue McNeil
Librarian: Ruth Caesar
Librarian: Helen Eliason
Librarian: Anne Grimm
Librarian: Michele Heiderer
Librarian: Tami Sherrill
Librarian: Eileen King
Assistant Librarian: Diana Keehn
Assistant Librarian: Dee Saunders
Assistant Librarian: Kay Sievers
Assistant Librarian: Ann Curtis
Assistant Librarian: Diane Erickson
Assistant Librarian: April Bachmann
Substitute Librarian: Shirley Case
Substitute Librarian: Sue Walde
Chair: Joanne Wetmore
Editor: Shirley Case
Editor: Helen Eliason
Editor: Sue Walde
Chair: Sue McNeil
Queries & Research Requests
AIB Contact: Sue Walde
Contact: Flynn Clarke Kennedy
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.