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About siuslawgenealogy

The Siuslaw Genealogical Society of Florence, Oregon is a member supported, non profit organization. Researching genealogy and family history is our passion.

Feature Story – A Census Enumerator

The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years (Title 13 of the U.S. Code). As such, the goal of the 2020 Census was to count everyone who lived in the U.S. on April 1, 2020.  Households were … Continue reading

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Suggested Family Research Sources

Merilee Mulvey shares a link to “How to Trace your Ancestors in Voter Records”. The article recently appeared in Family Tree Magazine by Diane Haddad, who suggests voter records as a source for family research through registration lists, certificates or … Continue reading

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Genealogy Readings

Debby Wright shares a link to an article by a family researcher on his personal experience in locating family through DNA testing. He details an 8-step procedure, beginning with the selection of DNA kits (he suggests 2), then what to … Continue reading

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Upcoming Genealogy Events

Save the Dates: Oregon Genealogy Society DNA Seminar (A Zoom Meeting)Saturday, October 31, 202010:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Topics include: Making Your Case with Documents and DNA. The session will “show different ways that genealogical problems have solved bay integrating … Continue reading

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Of Genealogy Interest

As a follow-up to their presentation on headstone symbols, Merilee Mulvey and Jacquie Beveridge, share a link for a further understanding of Catholic Cemetery Symbols. Sally Daugherty has recently viewed a New York Times article of a 23andMe DNA study of … Continue reading

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Email Scam Warning

Debbie Wright sends out a warning to MyHeritage users of a recent phishing scam that people need to be aware of and remain vigilant for fake emails.  Beware of emails with the subject line “Ethnicity Estimate V2”.  Full details from … Continue reading

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AncestryDNA Changes to DNA Matches

Member Pat Miller calls your attention to AncestryDNA’s plans to update their algorithm methodology intended to remove approximately 2/3 of the false DNA matches from match lists.  Only matches sharing 8 cM or more will be reported. (The current threshold … Continue reading

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