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…

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 your ‘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…

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…

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…

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…

On this day in MLT: Roger’s Marketplace demolished March 18, 2019

After more than half a century as a grocery store, the former Rogers Market Place was demolished on March 18, 2019. The tear-down of the building started at 9:30 a.m, and within two hours almost half the building was in a rubble. The site is now being used for temporary bus commuter parking while Sound…

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…

On this date in Mountlake Terrace history: Calvary Church demolished

On March 9, 2017, the Calvary Tabernacle Church in Mountlake Terrace at 236th Street Southwest and 56th Avenue West was demolished to make way for a five-story mixed-use apartment complex. The congregation has moved to a different location in Lynnwood. The property sold for $2 million. (Photos by David Carlos)

Sunday: South Snohomish County Old Settlers Picnic at Edmonds City Park

Whether you actually have old-time roots in South Snohomish County or you have become an old settler in your heart, everyone is welcome to the 120th annual South Snohomish County Old Settlers Picnic Aug. 11 at Edmonds City Park, 600 3rd Ave. S. The event will run from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Kitchen #2 at…

City of Brier awarded $10,000 grant to create city history book

The City of Brier has received a grant from the Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission to create a book of the city’s history. At the July 9 Brier City Council meeting, Snohomish County Councilmember Terry Ryan presented a check for $10,000 to the city council to fund the project, which will include a collection of…

On video: Meet and greet with historian Betty Gaeng

The Lynnwood-Alderwood Manor Heritage Association on March 23 sponsored a meet and greet with local historian Betty Gaeng, columnist for Lynnwood Today, My Edmonds News and MLTnews. Gaeng, age 92, is moving to Alaska after spending years documenting the history of Lynnwood, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace. You can read more in our earlier story.  

As Lynnwood nears its 60th anniversary, city historian Betty Gaeng says farewell

As the City of Lynnwood prepares to turn 60 years old, the Lynnwood-Alderwood Manor Heritage Association (LAMHA) Saturday presented a program looking back on the city’s history — and also featured a meet and greet with local historian Betty Gaeng, columnist for Lynnwood Today, My Edmonds News and MLTnews. Presented by LAMHA President Cheri Ryan, “Looking…