Posted by: Burlington Public Library (WA) | September 10, 2010

Finding family in Starbuck, WA

Over the Labor Day weekend my sister and I traveled with our dad to Starbuck, WA for a Jackson family reunion. The trip over and back provided lots of opportunities for our dad to tell stories of his childhood—from riding his horse to the one room school to evenings spent listening to the ranch hands out in the bunkhouse. 

The reunion itself is a gathering of descendents of three Jackson brothers, who left Iowa for the Washington Territory after the Civil War. Kay, one of the great granddaughters, has done an amazing job tracking down long-lost family. In the past year she’s made contact with “cousins” in Georgia and Illinois.

"The Source: a Guidebook of American Genealogy" and "Genealogy Online for Dummies"

If you’re interested in genealogy and tracking down your ancestors, you can start your search at the Burlington Public Library. We’ve got books for beginners and accomplished family researchers, plus the library subscribes to Heritage Quest, an online database with U.S. Federal Census from 1790 – 1930 as well as thousands of community and family histories.

Here are a couple of the genealogy resources you’ll find @ your library.

 

 

~Janice

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