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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.

SGS Meeting Nov 16 – Genealogy Software

A presentation of two popular genealogy software programs – Family Tree Maker and RootsMagic will be featured at the TUESDAY, November 16th meeting at 3 pm. Join us at The Mustard Seed, 509 Kingwood Street. The public is invited.

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Irish Traditions and Celebrations

Merilee Mulvey shares a recent post from the Ireland Reaching Out website. The timely article discusses All Hallow’s Eve (October 31), All Saints Day (November 1) and All Soul’s Day (November 2). A very interesting read with links to superstitions, … Continue reading

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Cold Case Resolved Through DNA; Forgotten Cemetery

At last week’s SGS meeting, Ray Plummery provided us with a “walk through” of his work with the John and Jane Doe DNA project and showed us how DNA is being utilized in resolving missing persons cases. Jacquie Beveridge shares … Continue reading

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SGS Meeting Thursday, 10/21 at 3 PM

Ray Plumery, retired Federal Law Enforcement Special Agent, will be this month’s featured speaker. He’ll discuss his involvement with the DNA Doe project, which utilizes genetic genealogy to identify John and Jane Does.  During the presentation we’ll be guided through the … Continue reading

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Viewing Family Names for First Time

SGS member Mary Gill’s interest in family research has spanned more than 40 years.  She recalls the ‘early years’ when she and her husband spent evenings after a dinner out, with a stop at the Morman Church library or genealogy … Continue reading

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FamilySearch Digitizes Billions of Church Records

FamilySearch reports completing a project which digitized more than 2.4 million rolls of family history records onto microfilm.  The records include 11.5 billion people from over 200 countries.  Though the indexing and publishing of all of the digital images is … Continue reading

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A Discarded Box Becomes a Rescued Treasure

Discarded with the day’s trash and placed at the curb was a wooden box containing old photographs and letters. By chance, passer-by and Pioneer Museum volunteer Annie Schmidt recognized the items might perhaps be of special value to someone, and … Continue reading

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