Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island
old sepia photos

Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island


We hope you find this award-winning site helpful, interesting and inspiring. We offer fellowship and support to anyone interested in genealogy. New members and guests are always welcome. Our meetings are held in Freeland, Washington but members come from many locations all over the island and on the mainland. 


13 April 2015

Winona Laird will present a
program on Scottish Genealogy entitled
'Across the Pond to Scotland'.

  Join us at the Trinity Church annex in Freeland for this presentation.  Regular classes will be held at 11:45 AM,   refreshments will be available at 12:45 PM and the program will begin at 1:15 PM.

Click HERE for program details

For reasons beyond GSSWI's control the 2015 spring
seminar has been canceled. Our apologies to those
who  have been anticipating this seminar.
Please check back periodically for details on a
possible seminar in the Spring of 2016.

Four generations of the Hardin family, ancestors of Mel
Four generations of the Hardin family in front of the Methodist Church in Kimberly, Idaho, about 1912. The three men in this photo were all Methodist ministers: left to right are Franklin A. Hardin, Floyd B. Hardin with baby Oliver, and Franklin B. Hardin. At the time of this photo, Franklin A. was retired, and Franklin B. was minister at the church. Franklin B. died a short time later, and Floyd, who had just become a minister, completed his father's term at the church.

News & Highlights

Watch this page, the Programs page and the Classes page for information on other upcoming programs and classes.

Focus Groups. GSSWI members have formed several groups focused on a particular area or topic. For more informaton, please see the Interest Groups page.  Note especially that the Reunion group will be meeting on third Thursdays each month rather than on Wednesdays.

Our Mission

The society is devoted exclusively to genealogical education, genealogical research, promoting interest in family history and preserving records.

Our Research

We have more than 100 members researching more than 875 unique surnames. Members' research currently involves about 51 states or provinces and 19 countries. See our research for details.

Contact Us

You can contact us via email or regular mail. Click HERE to display our contact page.

Photo notes. The sepia-toned photos on this website are from our members' family history collections. Most of the photos have been colorized to provide the sepia hue. We provide these photos and bits of information to intrigue, interest and sometimes amuse our visitors. We all delight in photos of our families and hope you enjoy these that we share. Note that photos on this website are the property of GSSWI members and are NOT available for reprinting or republishing without the owner's written permission.

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