Genealogy Shorts on KXCR Radio

Tune in to radio station KXCR (90.7 FM) on Monday, May 22nd at
4 p.m.  The station’s ‘Grab bag’ program will feature the April 19th SGS Genealogy Shorts presentations by members Mike Allen (his path to identifying an ancestor from a flea market photo); Jacquie Beveridge (connecting with half sisters and brothers) and Sally Daughterty (researching a fourth great grandfather).  Set your dial to 90.7 FM and tune in!

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Summer Picnic – August 17th

Reserve the Date!


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Pioneer Heritage Day – Deadwood Pioneer Cemetery

The public is invited to Pioneer Heritage Day at the Deadwood Pioneer Cemetery.  The event takes place on Monday, Memorial Day, May 29th and features:
‘Old Time’ Music
Geocache Hunting
Demonstration on How to Clean Historic Headstones
A Civil War Expert 

A free lunch  (hot dogs, chili and beverages) will be served.  Potluck items are also welcomed.  For more information, contact SGS member Pat Rongey (541) 603-5730 or click HERE.

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Photos Looking for a Home

As a f0llow up to his recent mystery photo presentation, SGS member Mike Allen shares a story about photos looking for a home.  Read the story HERE.

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DNA Test Kit Sales

 National DNA Day is Tuesday, April 25th.
Take advantage of savings on test kit sales.  Read more HERE.


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Fourth Great Grandfather

SGS member Sally Daugherty on her banished kin:

Asher (or I Became Grandpa)

I had planned to put him on display
Antiseptic_ like in a pickle jar
As family history came out to play, then a new concern

I could speak in error, misquote or just fail to mention
Something shocking and meant to titillate
Like an old dusty rumor showing up too late, yet

Fragile documents, archived, still remain alive today
Damn those torpedoes_ I will let the curious see
Welcoming back my banished kin

Fourth Great-Grandfather Asher Dunham
Though a convicted and banished traitor
Through my eyes_ he now has  a say


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Genealogy Shorts at April 19th SGS Meeting

The April 19th SGS meeting will feature Genealogy Shorts by three SGS members.

  • Mike Allen will tells us how a mystery flea market photo turned out to be his ancestor.
  • Jacquie Beveridge will inform us how one woman’s quest for two half-sisters revealed unexpected results.
  • Sally Daugherty will share with us how she came across something totally unexpected when researching an ancestor from Canada.


Genetic Test for Disease Risk
SGS member Mike Allen shares an article on the FDA’s recent announcement of approval for ’23 and Me to Sell Genetic Tests for Disease Risk to Consumers’.  This will potentially allow anyone to purchase the $199 test to ‘learn if they have mutations increasing their risk’ for certain diseases.  Read more HERE.

WWI Centennial
April 6th marked the centennial of the U.S. involvement in WWI.  
Read stories of the lives affected by the war.  

“About 116,000 American military died during that war—nearly half of whom died before they reached France, victims of the Spanish Flu Pandemic that swept the world, killing millions.”

Read the full article HERE.



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