October Meeting, (10/21)
The Wednesday, Oct. 21st meeting will feature member Jim Barrett with a presentation on the Currency of Early American Colonies. Jim has been a coin collector for many years and will share his knowledge, experience and research. The presentation is open to the public and begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Bromley Room at the Siuslaw Public Library.
The Siuslaw Genealogical Society’s business meeting will follow the presentation.
Thank you to all volunteers and supporters of the SGS booth.
Many thanks to the Fred Meyer and Safeway stores for their contributions.
Coos Bay Family History Seminar, November 7; 9 – 4 p.m.
A full day of workshops for learning new search techniques and sources to further your family research is planned. To register or get more information, click HERE. Registration is FREE and lunch is provided.
From Our SGS Members:
Member Pat Rongey recently assisted a blog viewer with a family research inquiry on a Florence family member.
Pat also shares an interesting bit of trivia she read in a November, 2015 Readers Digest article written by Brandon Specktor:
“When the bubonic plague gripped Europe during the middle ages, Ships would be isolated in harbor for 40 days before passengers could go ashore. The Italian word for 40 is Quaranta=====quarantine.”