Lake Stevens Family History Center
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
- 1 Center Contacts and Hours
- 2 Calendar and Events
- 3 Center Resources
- 4 Center Services
- 5 Resources in the Local Area
- 6 Links
- 7 Volunteer at the Center
Center Contacts and Hours
We provide access to specialized genealogical resources, education and personalized help to our patrons. Staff members have a variety of specialized skills to help you get to know your ancestors.
We welcome groups of all ages and interests. Families, youth, scouting, primary, priesthood and Relief Society groups are all welcome. Groups are encouraged to reserve staff and computer time by by calling Sue Rasmussen 360-653-8268
- 10120 Chapel Hill Rd Lake Stevens WA 98270 United States
- The Snohomish Washington Family History Center serves the Arlington, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Marysville, Monroe, Snohomish and Sultan communities.
- Located center of building, on west side.
- Tuesday:10:00am-2:00pm and 6:30pm-8:30pm
- Wednesday:10:00am-2:00pm and 6:30pm-8:30pm
- 2nd, 3rd & 4th Sundays: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
- Saturdays 7:00 - 9:30 only during youth dances in the Lake Stevens Building. Check stake calendar
Closed the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years:
Website: Lake Stevens Family History Center
Website has information on up coming classes, links to Popular Genealogy sites, and Genealogy video sites. Washington State Genealogy Groups/Societies links. Links to Seminars/Conferences/Media events. Free Software/Forms. Free Ancestry.com, Find My Past.com, Fold3.com, Heritage Quest online and several others. There are 11 computers, and free wifi available.
Calendar and Events
Family Discovery Day - 18th November 2018 1:00 - 4:00
10120 Chapel Hill Rd., Lake Stevens, Washington
This event features Family History related classes and activities.
Computer Lab class topics include: indexing, dealing with duplicates, and some of our favorite apps.
Other classes feature: The Power of Census Records, The FamilySearch Get Help Resources, and Building Your Personal Toolbox
If you want to up your game, take the series of classes on Research Skills
If you want to involve your family in Family History in Fun ways, drop into the Activities for you and children room.
Relative Finder Group
Join our Relative Finder group and see if you already know some of your cousins. The group for Arlington, Marysville and Snohomish stakes is named Lake Stevens FHC - the password is www. Join the group by starting at RelativeFinder.org. How many cousins do you have?
We use The Family History Guide as the foundation of our staff training. See www.thefhguide.com
Our book, film and fiche collections have evolved eclectically.
One strength is a large number of international gazateers on fiche.
We also have the Cutter Index on Fiche with it's focus on New England and New York.
The largest percentage of our films reflect an interest in British research.
Databases and Software
FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
Subscriptions include but are not limited to the following databases and services;
American Ancestors - Focused but not limited to New England
Ancestry.com - Large database, international in scope
Find My Past - Focused but not limited to Records of the British Empire
My Heritage - International Focus, great for Nordic countries
Access Newspaper Archive - newspapers are a great way around some of those brick walls
Alexander Street Press - Great Civil War Collection
Fold3 - Focus on Government Records. Military, Territorial, Native American
Paper Trail - looking for your westward moving pioneer ancestors? Paper trail might help
Swedish Parish records are also available without charge at the center.
Do you wish there was an easier way? Some of the great family search partner apps might be your answer. Ask us about some of our favorites.
Hardware and Equipment
- 11 computers
- printer scanner - this is family search enabled. You can log into family search and save a few steps by scanning directly into your FamilySearch account from this scanner
- microfilm and microfiche readers
- Negative and Slide scanning to digital are occasionally available with loaned equipment. Call to request.
Staff Research Specialties
Resources in the Local Area
The Stilliguamish Genealogical Society is an Arlington based group with many genealogical resources. They subscribe to Genealogy Bank.
Sno-Isle Libraries have many resources for the genealogist including World Vital Records, accessible from home with a library account. The Snohomish Branch of the Library has the largest collection of genealogical resources in the system. The Marysville Branch has a Tech Center with available equipment for transferring various media to digital.
Marysville Genealogical Group meets weekly on Thursday
mornings at 10:00 am. Contact the Maryville Parks and Recreation Department for Meeting Place.
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Volunteer at the Center
We would love to have volunteers who are willing to serve in the center once a week or once a month to assist others with their family history. We would also welcome those who want to help with the work, but don't feel skilled in family history work. Learn while you help!
We have monthly staff meetings to keep up to date with new developments and to keep us all learning.
Leave a message at the center phone number (425-334-0754) if you are interested in volunteering.