Hit a brick wall in your genealogy research? Get help June 25

Sno-Isle Genealogical Society is offering researchers another opportunity to get help with their “brick wall” problems on Saturday, June 25, at its Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. Experienced researcher Caroll Budny is available for free, 40-minute, in-person appointments. To make a reservation, call 425-775-6267 to leave a message. Your call will be…

First of three Lynnwood History and Heritage Days June 11

The City of Lynnwood is presenting the first of its three summertime History and Heritage Days on Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Heritage Park. Free public tours of Interurban Car No. 55 from the historic Seattle-Everett interurban trolley line will be available during the event. In addition, all of the park’s historic buildings including the…

Heritage Park water tower restoration project finally complete

After over 20 years of work, Lynnwood city officials finally unveiled the newly completed Alderwood Manor water tower renovation in Heritage Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning. Renovation projects on the tower began in 2000, and many of those attending the event said they’re thrilled to see it completed at last.  Originally built in…

Reminder: Sno-Isle Genealogical Society offering research help April 23 in Lynnwood

Sno-Isle Genealogical Society is offering researchers another opportunity to get help with their “brick wall” problems on Saturday, April 23, at the society’s Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. Experienced researcher Caroll Budny will be available for free, 40-minute, in-person sessions. To make a reservation, call 425-775-6267 and leave a message. Your call will…

Reminder: Get help with ‘brick wall’ research problems March 19

Sno-Isle Genealogical Society is offering researchers another opportunity to get help with their “brick wall” problems on Saturday, March 19, at its Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. The free, 40-minute, in-person appointment is with experienced researcher Caroll Budny. To make a reservation, call 425-775-6267 to leave a message. Your call will be…

Reminder: Hit a ‘brick wall’ in your geneaology research? Help available Feb. 26

Sno-Isle Genealogy Society is offering researchers another opportunity to get help with their “brick wall” problems on Sat. Feb. 26, at its Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. To make a reservation for a free, 40-minute, in-person session, call 425-775-6267 to leave a message. Your call will be returned later to confirm your…

Reminder: Bootlegging history topic of Feb. 17 virtual Humanities Washington program

Learn about local bootlegging history and its impacts on Northwest politics and culture during an upcoming free program, “Whiskey and Wiretaps: The Northwest’s Rumrunning King.” The virtual program, set for 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, is presented by Sno-King School Retirees organization  and Humanities Washington. The speaker is Steve Edmiston, a member of the 2020-2022 Humanities Washington…

‘Crossing the Road’ comic book explores the history of Lynnwood

A new comic book all about the history of Lynnwood has recently hit the shelves. Following the journey of Luzy, her twin brother Jake and their pet chickens, Crossing the Road: A Chicken-Themed Journey Through Lynnwood History takes readers on a journey from the city’s earliest days — including its poultry– to the present. This comic…

Reminder: Hit a brick wall with your genealogy research? Get free help Dec. 18

Sno-Isle Genealogy Society is offering researchers another opportunity to get help with their “brick wall” problems on Saturday, Dec. 18 at the society’s Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. Assistance will be provided by Caroll Budny, an experienced researcher who can direct your efforts. The free 40-minute session is an “in-person” appointment. Budny…

Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission grant open for applications

The 2022 Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission Grant Program is open for applications. The grant program was started in 2009 with the purpose of funding and promoting historic preservation projects across the county to educate residents on the past. Applications can be submitted for any of the four categories: Public programming, capital improvements and equipment,…

Reminder: Hit a brick wall with your genealogy research? Get help Nov. 13

Sno-Isle Genealogy Society is offering another opportunity for researchers to get help with their “brick wall” problems on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the society’s Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. To make a reservation, call 425-775-6267 and leave a message — you’ll receive a confirmation call prior to Nov. 13. Assistance will be…

Reminder: History of Native American schools topic of Nov. 3 presentation

November is Native American Heritage Month, and the Sno-Isle Genealogy Society invites the public to a National Archives virtual presentation Wednesday, Nov. 3 on the history of Native American schools. The presentation will run from noon-1 p.m. Nov. 3. To register, email distancelearning@nara.gov with the subject line: Nov 3 Native American Schools Your registration email must be received by Nov….

Sno-Isle Genealogical Research Library offering one-on-one sessions starting July 24

Sno-Isle Genealogical Research Library is now open and once again offering one-on-one brick wall sessions with a professional researcher, starting Saturday, July 24. The library is located at 19927 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. To schedule an appointment call 425-775-6267 to register. The 40-minute free session is available via Zoom or in person at the…

South Snohomish County Old Settlers Picnic again canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

For the second straight year, the 122-year-old South Snohomish County Old Settlers Picnic that draws many families to Edmonds City Park, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Picnic organizer Chris Deiner-Karr said she decided to cancel the event first held in 1899 mainly because those who would be traveling — many of whom are seniors…

Lynnwood History and Heritage Days event set for July 10

The City of Lynnwood is sponsoring a free History and Heritage Days event on Saturday, July 10 at Heritage Park, 19921 Poplar Way. Car 55 of the Seattle-Everett Interurban trolley will be open to the public and tours will be available between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Plus, all buildings in Heritage Park — the…

CoronaCoaster local video series now live; volunteers welcome for new episodes

The first five episodes of CoronaCoaster — a community video project aimed at capturing local experiences of living through the ups and downs of the coronavirus pandemic — are now live for public viewing. CoronaCoaster randomly pairs intergenerational teams of two “co-stars” to share their individual stories in 10-minute Zoom episodes. The co-stars decide what…

Lynnwood-Alderwood Manor Heritage Association Museum reopens after six-month closure

The Lynnwood-Alderwood Manor Heritage Association Museum has reopened after a six-month closure due to COVID-19 restrictions. Located in Lynnwood’s Heritage Park at 19903 Poplar Way, the museum is now open for visitors on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum’s current display is “Now and Then Lynnwood-Alderwood Manor,” which describes…

Reporting on the Mount St. Helens eruption 40 years ago

In Edmonds that Sunday morning 40 years ago, my wife Sonja and I almost slept through the instant that Mount St. Helens blew its top at 8:32 a.m. May 18, 1980. Almost. But, a “pop,” a thump, as if someone had dropped a big garbage bin, woke us for a moment. We dozed off. Minutes…

In Lynnwood history: Three years ago, Wight’s announced it was closing its doors

On April 5, 2017, Lynnwood institution Wight’s Home and Garden announced it was closing its doors after 54 years. Senior Services of Snohomish County (now Homage) said it was buying the property, located at 5026 196th St. S.W. Lynnwood. Over the years, Wight’s expanded its nursery area to include outdoor furniture, home decorations, gifts, collectibles,…

Sno-Isle Genealogical Research Library closed until April 25

The Lynnwood-based Sno-Isle Genealogical Research Library at Heritage Park is closed until April 25 due to COVID-19 concerns. General genealogical information or any queries may be emailed to info@snoislegen.org and they will be answered in a timely manner. “The staff will miss the patrons and look forward to helping them with their family research in…

Sno-Isle Genealogical Society donates books to California library destroyed in fire

The Sno-Isle Genealogical Society recently donated six boxes of used books — for a total of 110 books — to the genealogy society in Paradise, Calif. The society’s library was completely destroyed in last year’s wildfires. According to the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society announcement, the books were duplicates of what is on the shelves at the Heritage…