Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island
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Publications for Sale

GSSWI offers Island County cemetery lists and our own cookbook in exchange for a donation to GSSWI.

Island County Cemetery Lists

A publication entitled Cemeteries of Island County, Washington, compiled and edited by Ralph L. Seefeld, is available. At 274 pages, it includes photos and maps. Burials are listed in order of location in each cemetery, and each cemetery is individually indexed. The information was gathered from the cemetery tombstones between 1998 and 2002. Each book describes the location of the cemetery and any historical information available about it. A list of names, dates and any other available information is provided for each known burial in the cemetery.

GSSWI requests a donation of $27.95 to cover printing and binding costs. Shipping is extra. There is no charge to have an electronic file of the publication sent to email.

Individual cemetery books are also available as listed below. An index of the names included in each list is available for cemeteries lists that are longer than two pages (click on the link to view the PDF index file). When you request individual books, please specify which book(s) you want. Shipping costs will be added to these amounts if needed.

To receive a copy, please contact us:
Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island
P.O. Box 1024
Freeland, WA 98249-1024

You can also send us an email inquiry:

Individual Books

Bayview Cemetery

44 pages


Bush Point Cemetery

1 page


Camano Lutheran Cemetery

19 pages


Camano Pioneer Cemetery

5 pages


Clinton Cemetery

12 pages


Double Bluff Cemetery

1 page


Fircrest Cemetery

11 pages


Langley Cemetery

28 pages


Long Point Cemetery

2 pages


Maple Leaf Cemetery – Oak Harbor

76 pages


Mutiny Bay Cemetery

1 page


Oak Harbor Pioneer Cemetery

5 pages


St. Augustine Columbarium

2 pages


Snakelum Cemetery

1 page


Sunnyside Cemetery

56 pages


Louis Frey's business, courtesy of Nancy
The business of Louis A. Frey in about 1910. Louis was just 19 years old in 1871 when his father died, leaving Louis to run the hotel that his father operated on Chicago's near north side. Four months later, the Chicago Fire roared through the neighborhood, presumably destroying the hotel. Louis moved with his mother to south Chicago and started a real estate and steamship ticket business, which became very successful. Louis (second from right) is shown here with his two daughters who worked for him and his new partner. The partner married the daughter on the left not long after this photo was taken.

Heritage Cookbook

A collection of family recipes honoring our ancestors has been put together by the GSSWI membership. Think about those special friends and family members who might also enjoy this rare and wonderful recipe book. Recipe books will be available for sale at the monthly meetings.

Please support our fundraising project! GSSWI requests a donation in return for the cookbook:


Soups and Salads
Mom's Italian Lunch
Brunswick Stew
Survival Soup
Fish Ball Soup
Chili Extraordinare
Aunt Beryl's Wilted Dandelion Greens
Spirited Fruit Salad
Almond Rice Salad
Hot German Potato Salad
Creamette Salad
Pineapple and Sour Cream Salad
Waldorf Salad
Roslyn, WA "Coal Miner's Daughters" Fruit Salad
Lobster Salad

cookbook cover

Main and Side Dishes
Porcupine Meatballs
Rockwell Baked Beans
Copper Pennies
Baked halibut with Sour Cream Parmesan
Barbecued Spare Ribs
Grandma Lund's Swedish Meatballs
Rotkohl Red Cabbage Austrian Style
Beef Rice Dinner
Ham ala Breck
Open Faced Crab Burgers
Burger Bundles
Beet Borscht and Chicken Wings
Scalloped Potatoes and Pork Chops
Stuffed Cabbage
Chicken and Rivels
Grandma's Heavenly Rice
Pasta and Chicken
Yorkshire Pudding

This and That
Green Tomato Mincemeat
Blackberry Wine
Hot Crab Dip
Turtle Soup
Cocktail Weiners
Milner Mop Sauce
Miranda Burkholder's Pickled Eggs & Beets
Ida's Scalloped Oysters
Toasted Nut Stuffed Celery
Johnny Cakes
Jennie's Pickled Beets
Corn Fritters
How to Select Meats
Grandmother Wolken's Prune Catsup
Mom's Cukes
Pickled Green Tomatoes
Emma St. Clair's Sweet Pickles
Peach Pickles
Grandma's "Receet" (sic) for Washing Clothes
How to Cook a Groundhog

Fried Bread
Brown Bread
Corn Bread
Lafayette Ginger Bread
Apricot Banana Bread
Corn and Onion Spoon Bread
Sandy's French Bread with Cheese Topping
Sheepherder's Bread
Old Fashioned White Bread
Feather Bed
Cranberry Orange Bread

Desserts and Other Sweets
Chocolate Cherry Bars
Suzy's Cookies
Sweet Potato Pie
Elsie's Spritz Cookies
Ellen's Applesauce Cake
Icelandic Vinarterta
Penny Puffs & Cinnamon Rolls
Upside-Down Pineapple Cake
English Plum Pudding & Hard Sauce
Apple Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Eggless Applesauce Cake
My Mom's Apple Cake
Indian Pudding
Sad Cake
Yule KaKa – Christmas Cake
Cardamon Rusks (Swedish Biscotti)
Corn Pudding
Dora Gabelein's Oatmeal Cookies
Marmalade Pudding & Hard Sauce
Grandma McClaskey's Hermits
Jewish Honey Kuchen
Fresh Apple Cake
Grandma Winter's Shoo-Fly Pie
Christmas Plum Pudding and Hard Sauce
English Apple Pie
Coffee CakeRuth's Molasses Sugar Cookies
Grandma's Ranger Cookies
Billy Goats (Cookies)
Mrs. Custer's Ice-Box Pudding
Grandma Noerr's Gingerbread
Peach Marlow
Best Pumpkin Pie
Busy Day Cake and Icing
Mrs. Carlson's Sponge Cake
Applesauce Cupcakes