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 2023 - May 2024

Board Members
President: Ruth Caesar
Vice President: Lisa Bartlow
Vice President of the Library: LeAnne Koliha
Secretary: Michele Grant
Treasurer: Karen Looney
Conference Chair: Lisa Bartlow
Education Chair: Vacant
Hospitality Chair: Ms. Racheal Marie Cota-Anderson
Membership Chair: LeAnne Koliha
Membership Chair: Michele Grant
Newsletter Chair: Ruth Caesar
Publications Chair: Sue Walde
Publicity Chair: Diana Keehn
Tombstone Project Chair: Michele Grant
Ways & Means Chair: Karen Looney
Website Chair: Sue McNeil
Nominating Chair: Diana Keehn
Nominating Chair: Phil Bartlow
Past President: Kay Crabtree
Ways & Means: Karen Looney
Head Librarian: LeAnne Koliha
Librarian: Lisa Bartlow
Librarian: Sue McNeil
Librarian: J.W. (Bill) Grant
Librarian: Elizabeth Dalton
Librarian: Karen Looney
Librarian: Flynn Clarke Kennedy
Librarian: Kay Crabtree
Librarian: LeeRoy Kind
Librarian: Michele Grant
Librarian: Ruth Caesar
Librarian: Diana Keehn
Assistant Librarian: Sharon Posey
Assistant Librarian: Mr. Glenn R. Orr
Assistant Librarian: Dee Saunders
Substitute Librarian: Shirley Case
Substitute Librarian: Tami Sherrill
Substitute Librarian: Sue Walde
Chair: Michele Grant
Editor: Ruth Caesar
Editor: Sue Walde
Chair: Diana Keehn
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.