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Changes to FamilySearch
A new sign-in prompt starting December 13th will display for visitors to the FamilySearch site. The site promises a more personalized, greater subscriber experience’. Register for a free account to enjoy records, and many new features, including Family Tree, mobile apps, and more. Read the details HERE.

Ancestry Trees Presentation
Kevin Mittge’s presentation on Ancestry Trees at this week’s SGS meeting was well received, with many follow up questions from those in attendance.  Click HERE to view his handout.

 

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Veteran’s Day Parade in Florence

SGS Vice-President Jacquie Beveridge and member Sally Daugherty carried the DAR banner in the recent Veteran’s Day parade. Despite wet conditions, the parade was an enjoyable site to see and honor all who serve, past and present.

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Our American Family Series

Jacquie Beveridge shares news of a documentary series – Our American Family, available for Amazon Prime members. The series documents the American family heritage, one family at a time, and will inspire you to capture your own family stories.  FREE viewing of  Season 1, Episode 1 featuring the Young family is available HERE.

The Youngs profiles Darwyn Young, his wife Pauline and their eight children who labored as tenant farmers while nurturing a dream of one day owning their own land. The documentary chronicles their family journey, where reliance upon one another and their faith were the glue that held the family together through the extreme hardships of the Depression and the Great War.”

Click HERE  to get a Free Trial of Amazon Prime or view all Our American Family episodes if you’re already a Prime member.

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SGS November 15 Meeting – Ancestry Trees

Wednesday’s meeting will feature a presentation by Kevin Mittge on Ancestry Trees.  The lecture will discuss member “trees” on Ancestry.com, including: how to create a tree, how to edit and add information to trees, deciding whether your tree should be public or private, inviting people to private trees, linking your tree to your Ancestry DNA results, using trees to determine relationships from DNA results, syncing trees to genealogy software, saving your tree data, deleting trees, and more.

A monthly meeting for SGS members will follow the presentation.  View the Agenda and Minutes.

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Siuslaw Genealogical Society Meeting
November 15th, 7:00 p.m.
Siuslaw Public Library, Bromley Room

Public is Invited!
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Family History Seminar – Coos Bay

The 33rd annual Family History Seminar “Finding Uncle Nemo” will be held next  Saturday, November 4th at the Coos Bay Family History Center.  Doors open at 8:30 a.m. with the opening speakers starting at 9:00 a.m.  A free lunch will be provided.  To  view more  details and register for the event, click HERE.

Scots-Irish Discovery Tour
Jacquie Beveridge suggests those interested in discovering the history of the province of Ulster or desire to explore your Ulster-Scots heritage may want to look into a special discounted travel offer from the Ulster Historical Foundation.  View the details HERE.

October Meeting Minutes
The SGS monthly meeting Minutes is available for review HERE.

Scots-Irish Discovery Tour

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SGS Meeting – October 18th

This month’s feature presentation is a video from the Ancestry.com Academy titled: The WPA:  A Good Deal for Genealogists with Paula Stuart Warren.  SGS Member Pat Rongey will also be presenting a Genealogy Short on the latest stone work at Deadwood Cemetery.

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Siuslaw Genealogical Society Meeting
October 18th, 7:00 p.m.
Siuslaw Public Library, Bromley Room

Public is Invited!
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The Siuslaw Genealogy Society’s monthly business meeting will follow the presentations.

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’52 Weeks of Genealogy: Projects for Every Week of the Year’

SGS VP Jacquie Beveridge recommends downloading this FREE book of small weekly projects by Nancy Hendrickson, author of the ‘Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com’ and the ‘Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook’. The free book is available for Kindle users HERE.

If you don’t have a Kindle, download Amazon’s free Kindle app for desktops, laptops tablets, etc. HERE.

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