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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.

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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Genealogy Update

Mirror Trick for Viewing Gravestones Debby Wright shares a great video by a gravestone carver who reveals methods of non-destructively ‘moving sunlight’ for a better view and picture opportunity of dark, decaying gravestones.  Well worth viewing – click HERE. Confederates … Continue reading

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Genealogy News

U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules The importance of mortality data?  These records could help your research with proving/disproving a relationship, or provide an explanation for a descendant’s death. Census information included name, sex, age, color, widowed or not, place of … Continue reading

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Family Roots Classes and Oregon Marriage Returns

Jacquie Beveridge shares news of 1) free classes from Family Roots Adventure and 2) info on Oregon Marriage Returns.  Normally an annual two-day family history event the Family Roots classes are now available at no cost on YouTube.  View the … Continue reading

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Of Genealogy Interest

Cemetery Visit Pat Carlson shares an article on “Five Photos You Should Take at the Cemetery”.  View this and it may save you from making a second trip!  Read it HERE. 2020 Census Response Rate According to the Census Bureau, … Continue reading

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