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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.

DNA Speaker, Summer Test Kit Deals

Guest speaker Linda Forrest presented a highly informative visual display and discussion on Autosomal DNA at the July SGS meeting.  The program was well attended and followed with a lengthy question and answer period.  An audio recording of her presentation … Continue reading

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SGS Guest Speaker (7/19) – DNA Results

Linda Forrest will be the featured speaker at next week’s SGS meeting. Her presentation topic is “Autosomal DNA:  Understanding and Using Your Results.”  Ms. Forrest’s interest in genetic genealogy began with her husband’s Y-DNA test in 2007, as previous efforts … Continue reading

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Of Interest to Genealogist

Amelia Earhart – The Lost Evidence Member Marilee Mulvey informs us the History Channel will be airing on Sunday (July 9th), a special feature on new findings of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance.  See a preview HERE.  NBC News has also posted … Continue reading

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FamilySearch to Discontinue Microfilm Distribution Services

FamilySearch will discontinue microfilm distribution services on September 1, 2017 as a result of positive strides in online acess to digital images. Read announcement HERE.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

At Wednesday night’s SGS meeting presentation, Kevin Mittge mentioned the online Sanborn Fire Insurance maps which provides a wealth of information, accessible with a searchable database (by state and city).  Member Merilee Mulvey shares a link to a recent article … Continue reading

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SGS June Meeting, Member Updates + More

Siuslaw Genealogical Society Meeting June 21, 2017 7:00 p.m. Featured Presentation: Internet Sites, Kevin Mittge (Presentation followed by Member Business Meeting) DNA – Different Family Results? Mike Allen’s daughter just received her DNA results. He reports a surprise when comparing … Continue reading

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Genealogy Shorts on KXCR Radio

Tune in to radio station KXCR (90.7 FM) on Monday, May 22nd at 4 p.m.  The station’s ‘Grab bag’ program will feature the April 19th SGS Genealogy Shorts presentations by members Mike Allen (his path to identifying an ancestor from a flea … Continue reading

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