Capturing Life Stories


T
he March 21st SGS meeting presentation features Jacquie Beveridge, Pat Rongey and Debby Wright.  They will be demonstrating Apps and Videos for recording your family history.

Some things have to be seen to be believed!  Before it’s too late… YOU can record your family history, or at least the part you and another family member know, with user-friendly apps and modern technology.  Jacquie Beveridge will share tips on how she and her husband recorded his parents’ stories twenty years ago…as well as a few things they wish they’d done differently.  A handout with useful websites and tips will be available.

Debby Wright and Pat Rongey will be demonstrating how to preserve your life story on video.  These video CDs can be shared or converted to book form.  Pat’s “lifesaver video” technique has appeared in the Portland Oregonian and the Bend Bulletin.”  For this demonstration Debby Wright will be playing the part of her maternal grandmother Hester Lowe, whose parents came to Oregon from Kansas in 1890.  Debby has been painstakingly putting together grandmother Hester’s story.  She has interviewed relatives, viewed photos, and censuses.  Debby has also researched the photographers times and place of business.

Join us for this fascinating presentation!

March 21, 2018
Siuslaw Public Library
Bromley Room, 7 p.m.
~ Public is invited ~
Regular member business meeting follows.

2020 Census
President Mike Allen received the following response from Senator Merkley:

“Thank you for contacting me to share your concerns about the 2020 Census. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

As you know, census data determines how seats are apportioned in the United States House of Representatives. Data from the census also determines how hundreds of billions of dollars are appropriated to different state and local governments.

Due to a lack of funding, the Census Bureau was forced to skip several trials of its newest counting methods in recent months. In the past, underfunded censuses have led to inaccurate results, which typically undercount our most vulnerable communities. For example, the 2010 Census failed to count nearly 1.5 million African American and Hispanic Americans.

You will be pleased to know that I sent a letter with my Senate colleagues to the Appropriations Committee requesting full funding for the 2020 Census. The census is an essential part of our “We the People” democracy, as it will determine how the next generation of Americans is represented in Congress and ensure that minority communities have access to the resources they need.”

All my best,
Jeffrey A. Merkley
United States Senator

About siuslawgenealogy

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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