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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 November 20 Meeting

The presentation for this month is a trio of Genealogy Shorts by Mike Allen, Merilee Mulvey and Mary Gill.  They will share discoveries of genealogy research they’ve made through newspapers. Join us and hear their stories! Wednesday, November 20th Siuslaw … Continue reading

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Genealogy News

Free Military Records Access  in Honor of  Veterans Day  11/8 to 11/17 Ancestry.com – Access more than 260 million US military records – find draft cards, enlistment records, soldier pension indexes, etc.  Free access HERE. Findmypast.com – ‘Discover how war … Continue reading

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Shopping at AmazonSmile Rewards

Amazon will now donate .5% of the price of eligible purchases to SGS. Just be sure to start your shopping session at http://smile.amazon.com and select Siuslaw Genealogy as the charitable organization, OR the absolute easiest way is to click the Shop … Continue reading

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Halloween Costumes, Witches and Story

From the History.com site, Merilee Mulvey shares a post (with pictures) on the best costumes inspired by history. View it HERE. With many of her family members from Massachusetts, Sally Daugherty discovered an article from the History of Massachusetts site, which … Continue reading

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Genealogy Articles and Tips

Ancestry.com Associations Debbie Wright recently saw a YouTube video on how to attach a non-relative to an Ancestry.com page.  The idea is that these FAN club people (friends, associates and neighbors), or “cluster genealogy” may prove helpful in discovering additional information … Continue reading

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AncestryHealth

Ancestry has released AncestryHealth, their new service is “designed to help customers determine whether they have predispositions for certain diseases and disorders”. AncestryHealth Core aims to provide health and wellness reports based on your DNA samples. The Core service is … Continue reading

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SGS October 16th Meeting

This week’s SGS meeting features genealogy shorts – Is There a Witch in Your Family Tree?  The presentations will cover the history of witchcraft, whether you’d be considered a witch in 1692, Puritan beliefs, witch hunts, and witchcraft trials in the colonies. … Continue reading

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