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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 October 17th Meeting

October 17th Meeting The evening’s presentation will be the video, Brick Walls Q & A by Crista Cowan, the Barefoot Genealogist.  In addition, the “Brick Wall” depository created by Sherri Spencer will be introduced, followed by a discussion on brick wall research … Continue reading

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SGS News and Links

For those who missed the last SGS meeting or those interested in reviewing the webinar on ‘Tips for Breaking Down Brick walls Before 1837’, the video is available on YouTube HERE. Else Churchill of the Society of Genealogists ‘shows how … Continue reading

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SGS September Meeting; Ancestry’s Ethnicity Update

This month’s SGS meeting will feature a video on ‘How to Break Down Brick Walls Before 1837’.  This may provide an informative look at how to resolve those issues you’ve been trying to resolve. September 19 at 7:00 p.m. Siuslaw Library … Continue reading

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Tattoos – A Historical Perspective

SGS Treasurer Merilee Mulvey shares a link to the Atlas Obscura site for a look at the art and significance of tattoos as identification, patriotism, honor and more throughout history.  It is an informative and interesting article (with pictures) on the … Continue reading

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German Immigration in Oregon and Stories of Acceptance

With our upcoming German themed picnic in mind, member Sherri Spencer came across the following articles of interest: MIGRATION TO THE COLUMBIA BASIN 6.9 million immigrants came from Germany between 1820 and 1970 . . . “15% of total immigration … Continue reading

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Siblings – Same DNA or Not?

Mike Allen shares a link to the Genealogy Explained website with a post on “Why siblings can have the same ancestors, but different ethnicity estimates”.  The article looks at DNA inheritance and “how DNA is passed down from parents to … Continue reading

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SGS Monthly Meeting July 18th

This month’s meeting will feature Genealogy Shorts – presentations on German ancestry and research, with SGS members Liane Askew, Mike Allen and Kevin Mittge. July 18 at 7:00 p.m. Siuslaw Library Bromley Room The public is invited! A member business … Continue reading

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