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    1. [WA-CEM] Program Announcement
    2. Kevin Fraley
    3. Hello Everyone, This message is to announce the summer series of cemetery tours sponsored by the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society and Washington GenWeb. This series will take place every few weeks throughout the summer and fall, and this year will concentrate on Snohomish County and environs. The series will be led by two respected authorities on traditional and online genealogical research, Kevin Fraley and Laura Pemberton Sparr. Kevin Fraley is a Sno-Isle GS member and librarian, but is best known as the founder and director of the Washington Cemetery Project of Washington GenWeb, the oldest and largest state cemetery transcription project online. He is also the manager of the Washington GenWeb Archives, which maintains the online data collected by Washington GenWeb, and national administrative coordinator of the USGenWeb Census Project. Laura Pemberton Sparr is one of the best known genealogists in the state. She is a Sno-Isle GS officer and librarian, and immediate past president of the Washington State Genealogical Society. She is known to nearly all Washington genealogists as an outstanding and prolific lecturer and teacher of genealogy at all levels, and she has extensively lectured throughout the state. The tours will visit eight to nine cemeteries each, and will be held on Saturdays beginning promptly at 10 AM. A number of the cemeteries we will visit are not well known, and some have fascinating histories. Everyone is welcome, please bring good walking footwear and be prepared for the weather, we will go rain or shine. At each cemetery visited, we will discuss the history of the cemetery and all names by which the cemetery has been known, visit points of interest including burial places of prominent persons, and take a brief walking tour of the grounds. We expect each tour to take about 6-7 hours, and we will try to work out carpool and lunch arrangements as the group desires. We request a 5 dollar donation per tour, all proceeds to benefit the Sno-Isle GS library in Edmonds. Schedule: June 23 Cemeteries of Edmonds, Shoreline, Bothell, & Woodinville We expect to visit 8 cemeteries on this tour. The group will meet at the Aurora Village Transit Center, 1524 N. 200th St. in Shoreline, the SE corner of the Aurora Village Shopping Center. Please be early, we intend to leave for the first cemetery promptly at 10 AM. If you do arrive late proceed directly to Edmonds Memorial Cemetery at 9th Ave. S. (aka 100th Ave. W.) and 15th St. SW (aka 226th St. SW). July 21 Cemeteries of Mukilteo & Everett We expect to visit 8 cemeteries on this tour. Meeting place will be announced. August 18 Cemeteries of Snohomish & Machias We expect to visit 8 cemeteries on this tour. Meeting place will be announced. September 15 Cemeteries of Marysville, Tulalip I.R., Arlington, & Silvana We expect to visit 9 cemeteries on this tour. Meeting place will be announced. October 13 Cemeteries of Stanwood & Camano Island We expect to visit 8 cemeteries on this tour. Meeting place will be announced. If you think you will be coming, please let Kevin or Laura know at the e-mail addresses or telephone numbers shown below. If your plans are "last minute," that is all right too, just show up at the announced time and place. Feel free to cantact us for further information. We look forward to seeing you! Kevin Fraley [email protected] 425-778-9126 Laura Pemberton Sparr [email protected] 425-337-2476

    06/18/2001 06:28:47