Of Genealogy News

Member Kevin Mittge shares important news – “if you have DNA tested with Ancestry, 23AndMe, and/or FamilyTree DNA, you can transfer your data to MyHeritage for free until Dec. 18th.  This is a very important offer.  The more companies you test with, the more matches you’ll get with others who have tested.  This way you can get the benefits of MyHeritage’s DNA test without having to pay for it.  I have not tested with MyHeritage but a year ago I transferred my data from Ancestry and now I have a whole new separate bunch of matches to work through.”  View an explanation of the offer and  download instructions by clicking HERE. Do it now!

Irish Records
The Public Records office once attached to Dublin’s Four Courts was destroyed by a massive explosion two days into the Civil War.  Hundreds of years of documented history were lost.  Recently, “an attempt to recreate Ireland’s archives “has been successful to a greater extent than ever previously imagined”, according to the  historian behind the project.  Read the full story from The Irish Times HERE.

Use of DNA Database Argued as Unconstitutional in Criminal Case
Defense lawyers claim the searching of a genealogical database to be ‘an invasion of [defendant’s] privacy’.  Read the  article from WMTW in Alaska HERE.

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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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