Genealogy News and Events

Family History Month
Do you have a story to display? October is Family History Month and SGS members are invited to share a story of an interesting ancestor in the library’s display case and wall gallery.  This is a chance to showcase a special heirloom or photo with your story. One display item includes a newspaper article of a great Aunt who was born in Ireland, came to New York at a young age, was Miss New York, a champion Black Bottom dancer then went on to become a mother superior of a convent. If you are interested in adding something to the display, send your story (200 words or less) to: Mary Colgan-Bennetts or Merilee Mulvey.

Items of Interest
Member Jacquie Beveridge shares several items of genealogical interest.  The first is a link to a visual timeline of two centuries of immigration.  Click HERE.  Definitely worth a look!

Also of interest is the 50th Heritage Celebration (Sept. 26 – 27) of the Rogue Valley and Jackson County Genealogy Societies. A number of events are planned, featuring Judy G. Russell, AKA the Legal Genealogist. Ms. Russell’s topic for the dinner banquet is: “Blackguards and Black Sheep—The Lighter Side of the Law”.  

“. . .  our ancestors didn’t behave any better back then than we do today,
and the records they left behind documenting their missteps
and misdeeds are among the priceless gems of genealogy.”

Judy Russell will also be presenting 4 lectures: A Genealogist’s Guide to Women & the Law; The Promise & Pitfalls of Autosomal DNA Testing; Using Court Records to tell the Story of our Ancestor’s Lives; Records of Widows & Orphans. For more info and registration, click HERE.
For a listing of their upcoming classes and events, click HERE.

Next SGS meeting is Sept. 21st.



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The Siuslaw Genealogical Society of Florence, Oregon is a member supported, non profit organization. Researching genealogy and family history is our passion.
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