Genealogy in the News; SGS Holiday Titanic Themed Party

Genetic Genealogy Solving Crimes
On last Sunday’s television program, 60 Minutes featured a segment on how DNA results are being used to solve crimes.  The segment featured professional genealogist Cece Moore.  If you missed it or want to view it again, click HERE.

2020 Census Controversy
A recent article in the Washington Post describes the lawsuit filed by a number of states, and civil rights groups seeking to halt the addition of a citizenship question on the census. The states and groups ‘say it will intimidate some from participating and result in [an] inaccurate census’.  Six former census directors and a Census Bureau internal analyst have also said the question would ‘harm the count’.  The trial is scheduled for Nov. 5 in New York.  Read the full article HERE.

SGS Holiday Party:  December 19th; 6 p.m. Pot Luck in the Bromley Room
Titanic passenger names to research are still available!  If you’d like to participate in this ‘mini-research’ project and haven’t selected a name, the message bottles will be available at the November meeting. A sample research form can be found HERE. Research results will be presented during the party. Join in on the fun!
Pot luck dish sign ups will be taken at next month’s meeting, or send an email to add your dish.

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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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