The SGS blog has a new address: siuslawgenealogy.org (no need to type www)
WHY the change? Easier to say, easier to remember!
Anyone accessing the old web address will be automatically re-directed to the new location, but to keep things simple, just start using siuslawgenealogy.org!
From Merilee Mulvey
“Here is a really great article our SGS members might be interested in reading about for research, etc. A cam-scanner app for your cell phone or tablet!” Read about the scanner HERE.
The Smith Project
The Smith’s have sent in their Ancestry DNA test kits and are anxiously awaiting their results. In the meantime, our researchers continue to pursue their family history. Currently, research is focused on a certain Smith ancestor to discover his parentage and circumstances surrounding his suspicious 1864 death. During the research process, a request (and correction) was made to a FindAGrave record, microfilm was ordered from the Family History Center in Salt Lake, and an Illinois contact has volunteered his assistance in locating church records. Efforts continue to locate a newspaper account of the 1864 death. Stay tuned!
Upcoming SGS Presentation (Video) May 18th
Part 1 of a two-part video: Taming your Inner Packrat – “Are you drowning in a sea of papers, documents, old photographs and other research materials? Feeling like a family history hoarder?” Author, lecturer, and instructor, Lisa A. Alzo will show us how to purge our inner packrat and bust through the clutter.