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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.

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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SGS Meeting Thursday, Sept. 23, at 3 p.m.

Adoptions and Illegitimacies: Using DNA to Solve the Adoption Mystery The meeting will feature a webinar which could very well help solve a family mystery! Adoptees are increasingly turning to DNA in the search for their biological families and many … Continue reading

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SGS Meeting July 15, and Other News

OTHER NEWS Why Are We All So Obsessed with Genealogy? A recent post on the Literary Hub website used that title for Libby Copeland’s book The Lost Family. While the phrase ‘obsessed’ may be a bit strong, the author looks … Continue reading

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Remembering the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)

SGS member Sally Daugherty shares a Memorial Day tribute to her great grandfather, Charles L. Robinson, Sr. (1845 – 1943). “For once our official Memorial Day is on the 31st, like the original day of celebration back in my great grandfather’s … Continue reading

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1950 Census Preview

Genealogy Gems presents a Preview of the 1950 Census on the questions as well as differences from previous census years. The actual 1950 census responses will not be released until April, 2022 (to be followed by the digital version). This … Continue reading

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24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon

My Heritage/Legacy Family Tree will be hosting the second annual FREE 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon on April 8-9th. Registration is now open! Many titles to choose from: Factors Influencing DNA Ethnicity Results (Diahan Southard); Create Your Own YouTube Channel to … Continue reading

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Adieu to Dianne Carlton

  Message from new SGS President Jacquie Beveridge: Thank you to Dianne Carlton for her service as president!  Circumstances prevented her from helping our society accomplish all she hoped for, yet she persevered.  As she and Greg move to a … Continue reading

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