Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island
old sepia photos

History of GSSWI

The South Whidbey Island Genealogy Club was formed by Mrs. Bonnie Sears, with the first meeting held May 9, 1994. The membership grew and in June 1999 the club became an incorporated, nonprofit society. The name was then changed to the Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island. Our membership now boasts more than 100 members, a statement on the popularity of genealogy here.

In recognition of her contribution in forming The South Whidbey Genealogy Club, the Board voted to award Bonnie Sears Honored Lifetime Membership in the Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island.

Adam's saloon, courtesy of Mary Sue
Adam Klumpp's "proper" saloon. When anyone got unruly, the owner ushered them out. The unruly party often went from there to the "not proper" saloon across the street.