Siuslaw Genealogical Society February Meeting
Part II of our series on Civil War Prisoners will feature SGS member Mike Allen’s presentation of ‘A Union Soldier’s Story’. He will discuss the imprisonment of his Irish great grand uncle in southern rebel prisons in Andersonville, Georgia, Charleston, South Carolina, and Florence, South Carolina. Join us for this interesting presentation!
Wednesday, February 17th
Siuslaw Public Library, Bromley Room
The public is invited!!
The Siuslaw Genealogy Society’s regular monthly meeting will follow the presentation.
“I don’t Know Anything About My Father”
SGS member and Siuslaw Room volunteer Pat Ness was approached by a gentleman last Sunday, who was hoping to learn something about the father he lost at age 8. Sitting down with him at the computer, Pat accessed Federal census records from the Ancestry database and Find A Grave. They soon learned his father was from Alabama. Pat continued sleuthing on her home computer with additional databases, tracing back 4 generations of family history on his father’s side and 6 generations on his mother’s side. She contacted the gentleman and suggested he return to the library for further help from Pat Rongey. He did so on Tuesday and Pat R. showed him online resources such as old newspapers from the Library of Congress and government military records to obtain more information about his grandfather’s family history.
The SGS volunteers provide a valuable service in the library’s Siuslaw Room. They admit each volunteer has their own experience and research techniques (‘we do searches a little differently’), but consult with each other as well. In the end, promoting interest in genealogy and assisting anyone interested in family history is their primary goal and enjoyment. Contact this website if you would like to become a Siuslaw Room volunteer.