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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.

German Parish Records

The June SGS meeting features a webinar with Careen Valentine, an international research specialist at the Family History Library.  Her presentation focuses specifically on using Kevan Hansen’s Map Guide to German Parish Registers to find the Lutheran or Catholic parish … Continue reading

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SGS News

Family Tree Maker Tip SGS library researcher Pat Rongey suggests changing the Index sort to obtain the results you’re looking for in Family Tree searches. By default, the index displays people in your tree sorted by Family, then Given Name.  To … Continue reading

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SCGS Genetic Jamboree

Southern California Genealogical Society’s 2018 Genetic Jamboree May 31, June 1 – 2 Los Angeles Attend via live streaming – details HERE. Irish Genealogy Questions Answered – While at the SCGS Jamboree, Legacy Tree Genealogist will be hosting a free … Continue reading

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SGS May 16th Monthly Meeting

The May monthly meeting will feature a video and a discussion on haplogroups.   May 16 at 7:00 p.m. Siuslaw Library Bromley Room The public is invited! A member business meeting will follow the evening’s presentation.   

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DNA Project, 2020 Census News

All of Us Initiative Member Brenda Gilmer shares a link to a National Institutes of Health project that ‘hopes to give more accurate data about the overall population and fix a long-time discrepancy that has real health impacts”.  Read the … Continue reading

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Genealogy News

Member Kevin Mittge shares: “The announcement that the Golden State Killer was possibly identified through the use of genealogical DNA databases have people thrilled but also unsettled about the legal, ethical, and moral issues involved.  The Legal Genealogist, Judy Russell, … Continue reading

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Of Genealogy Interest

Mike Allen shares a link on how DNA from an old murder case was matched first to relatives of the murderer, then to the murderer himself.  Read the full story HERE. Upcoming Genealogy Classes:  Kevin Mittge will be teaching two … Continue reading

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