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This is a Washington State Library web page. Find names and party affiliations of Washington State's African American Legislators, along with a link to a biography of each lawmaker.
[Located in Category: African Americans]
Founded in 1977, the purpose of the Society is "...to preserve the history and art of Black people of Washington State." Explore this website for information about its collections, events, resources, and much, much more.
[Located in Category: African Americans]
The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed. From the website: "This 13,000 page reference center is dedicated to providing information to the general public on African American history and on the history of the more than one billion people of African ancestry around the world." This is the brainchild of Quintard Taylor, the Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Professor of American History at The University of Washington, Seattle.
[Located in Category: African Americans]
Review more than 100 sources relating to U.S. Census, Territorial Census, and State Census records in our library. Many states are represented, including Illinois, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington State.
[Located in Category: Getting Started]
You might find your ancestor in this large collection of newspapers on the website of the Library of Congress. Some newspapers go as far back as 1622. It's searchable by name of the state he/she lived in or by the name of the newspaper.
[Located in Category: Newspapers]
Search by first name and last name for an ancestor who fought for the Union or for the Confederacy. This database contains names of only those soldiers who were buried in Washington State.
[Located in Category: Civil War]
From the website: "The American Genealogist is an independent quarterly journal dedicated to the elevation of genealogical scholarship through carefully documented analysis." This index covers the following date range: July 1932 to October 2011.
[Located in Category: Journals and Newspapers, Index]
Look for the heading "Category Index". Here you'll find topics such as Battles, Burial Records, Forts, Rosters, African Americans in the War, and Veterans' and Soldiers' Homes, and many, many, many more.
[Located in Category: Civil War]
Biographical sketches of African American pioneers in Snohomish County. This is an article that appeared in the Everett Herald in February, 2017.
[Located in Category: African Americans]
Browse this database by topic or by year. Browse by year on the left or find the word "Topics" under the search box in the upper right. Topics include, but are not limited to: Church, School, and Organizations; Voting; and Women.
[Located in Category: African Americans]
One of the Territorial Regiments was the First Washington Infantry. Here is a short history of the Regiment from: The Union Army a History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States, 1861-1865, Volume 4, page 448.
[Located in Category: Civil War]
This is a link to 19 short YouTube videos that demonstrate how to use a Flip-Pal. They are feature-specific, so you're able to watch only the ones that pertain to the feature you want to learn more about.
[Located in Category: Abstracts and Transcriptions]
This is a link to 12 short how-to videos on YouTube. These videos are feature-specific, so you can watch the one or ones that pertain to the feature you'd like to know more about.
[Located in Category: Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner]
Flip-Pal has several short tutorials on its website to help get you started using your Flip-Pal.
[Located in Category: Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner]
From the Flip-Pal website: "Select from these free videos that have over 40 project ideas that turn your treasure chest of family photos into memorable and one-of-a-kind projects."
[Located in Category: Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner]
Learn how to scan photos in an album and photos with curled edges, among other things, by watching these short tutorials.
[Located in Category: Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner]
Click on the arrow next to the VIDEOS tab to browse the subject list of all short, free tutorials on the Flip-Pal website.
[Located in Category: Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner]
Use this link to arrive at Cyndi's List's Free Stuff wepages.
[Located in Category: Getting Started]
From the website: "You can easily search our online collection for people, places, photos, documents, and more through the PastPerfect database."
[Located in Category: Photos, Historical]
Walk through the steps to prepare for a scanning project with the folks at familysearch.org. Click "How to Prepare for a Scanning Project" above.
[Located in Category: Photos, Scanning]
From the folks at Family Tree Magazine. This article discusses how to scan photos and upload them to online family trees, on ancestry.com, for example.
[Located in Category: Photos, Scanning]
From its website: "Our members are individuals and heritage organizations who share resources, ideas and work to promote preservation of our local family, business, architectural and community histories."
[Located in Category: Getting Started]
The site features a free genealogy podcast (The Genealogy Gems Podcast), articles and videos on a wide range of family history topics.
[Located in Category: Podcasts]
This website is part of The Snohomish County Women's Legacy Project. "The Women's Legacy Project of Snohomish County, Washington seeks to honor our foremothers by recording and sharing their personal histories, their ability to adapt to the forces of change, and their constant vigilance as stewards of the diverse cultures of our society."
[Located in Category: African Americans]
Introduction to the Basic Research Sources at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Remember, we can visit the NARA branch in Seattle free of charge.
[Located in Category: Civil War]
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society has searchable online utility to this every name index by Jean Worden. It is an index to articles in the NYG&B Record, the second oldest genealogical journal in the USA.
[Located in Category: Journals and Newspapers, Index]
The name of each index on this page is a link that leads to that specific index. Just click on Worden's Subject Index (1870-1982) or Macy's Subject Index (1983-2016) to be able to search these indices.
[Located in Category: Journals and Newspapers, Index]
This link takes you to the consolidated table of contents, 1990-2011. From the NYG&B website: "The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society’s (NYG&B) quarterly review, New York Researcher, provides insight on conducting family history research on people and places in New York State. The publication’s run spans 1990 to present day."
[Located in Category: Journals and Newspapers, Index]
NEW! As of June 2017, Snohomish County changed its Superior Court case computerized management system from SCOMIS to Odyssey Case Manager. Case numbers created under the SCOMIS system will have the same number in the same format (YY-T-SSSSS-C). SCOMIS case numbers can be accessed through the Odyssey portal. Case numbers created under the Odyssey system will have this format: YY-T-SSSSS-CC, with YY denoting the last two digits of the year, T denoting the type (1 for Criminal, 2 for Civil, 3 for Dissolution, 4 for Probate/Guardianship, etc.), S denoting the serial number, CC denoting the check digits. For example: 17-4-55123-84 denotes the 55,123rd Probate case filed in 2017. The check digits denote a randomized internal code used to prevent clerks from misfiling the case on the shelf.
[Located in Category: Snohomish County]
From the website: "We hope you enjoy these collections of images dating from the late 1800s to the mid-1970s. They were contributed by historical organizations, museums, and newspapers from Snohomish and Island counties."
[Located in Category: Photos, Historical]
This is the only history in print listing the names of citizens in the county who participated in World War I; 514 pages, including an exclusive 79-page "every name™" index. Researched and written by the members of The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society. Copy available for research at SVGS or for sale.
[Located in Category: Military]
This links to the familysearch.org Snohomish County Wiki Page, and is one of the best places to start searching for your ancestors for Snohomish County, Washington.
[Located in Category: Getting Started]
Review this list of States and the years in which the State took a census. All 50 states and the District of Columbia are included.
[Located in Category: Getting Started]
Review this list of States and the years in which the State took a census. All 50 states and the District of Columbia are included.
[Located in Category: Census]
Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to find a link to this index on the NYG&B website.
[Located in Category: Journals and Newspapers, Index]
Here's a step-by-step guide from the folks at Artifact Uprising.
[Located in Category: Photos, Scanning]
From the website: "This database is the latest step by the Virginia Historical Society to increase access to its varied collections relating to Virginians of African descent....Within these documents are numerous accounts that collectively help tell the stories of African Americans who have lived in the state over the centuries."
[Located in Category: African Americans]
This is a brief overview of Vermont's laws, warrants, and the history of Warnings Out. Vermont laws dealing with Warnings Out were first passed in in Feb. 1779.
[Located in Category: Warning Out]
This book by Josiah H. Benton discusses the many reasons that a family or individual could be "Warned Out" by the Selectmen of a New England town. Lawrence M. Freidman defines it this way, " 'Warning Out' was not a sentence of banishment, but a disclaimer of responsibility". Click on the title above and then click on the phrase: "Full View" under the word "Viewability" to access the book "Warning Out in New England".
[Located in Category: Warning Out]
This is Wikipedia's take on Warning(s) Out.
[Located in Category: Warning Out]
Here's a blog post about Warning(s) out.
[Located in Category: Warning Out]
From the website: "The Washington Civil War Association (WCWA) is committed to honoring our ancestors, both Northern and Southern, who fought in or lived during the American Civil War. WCWA sponsors battle reenactments, school programs, and recruiting drives throughout the state of Washington." The re-enactors are walking encyclopedias, so feel free to send an e-mail to ask a question or ask for the date of their next "battle".
[Located in Category: Civil War]
Click the title in blue above to access Washington State Newspapers online. You must first apply for an e-library card from the Washington State Library. Their web page explains how to apply for an e-card and to gain access to the newspapers.
[Located in Category: Newspapers]
The detail, image size, and file size features of your photos are some of the parameters discussed here, in a short, easy-to-understand article.
[Located in Category: Photos, Scanning]
Explore the life and times of William P. Stewart who enlisted in the 29th U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment on February 1, 1865, at the age of twenty-five. Born in Illinois, and lived in Wisconsin, he moved to Snohomish County in 1899, purchased a farm near the City of Snohomish and was an active member of the GAR.
[Located in Category: African Americans]
A findmypast.com web page.
[Located in Category: Brick Wall Solutions]
Great article from genealogyintime.com. This is a link to Part I, the first 26 solutions. Scroll down to the end of the first page, click on page 5, scroll to the bottom, and you'll see a link to Part II, the last 24 solutions.
[Located in Category: Brick Wall Solutions]
Topics include: African American Records, Native American Records, Military Records, Databases and more.
[Located in Category: Getting Started]
The Puget Sound Chapter is one click away.
[Located in Category: Gen. Societies - Western WA]
[Located in Category: Cemetery Records]