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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

Dating and Identifying Old Photographs Attempting to identify an unknown ancestor in a family photograph? Merilee Mulvey shares an article about identification clues within old  photos that may be of interest to many. The link is from the Legacy Tree … Continue reading

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More on Cemeteries

If you really like going to cemeteries, member Pat Miller shares BillionGraves’ post of “10 Cemeteries to See Before You Die”.  View the tour and find an interesting follow up to the Cemeteries presentation at our last SGS meeting.  For … Continue reading

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Passing the Gavel

Dianne Carlton has officially accepted the gavel as SGS President for the 2019 – 2020 term. Dianne has a strong interest in genealogy and is a welcomed addition to our slate of other officers: Merilee Mulvey, Treasurer and Debby Wright, … Continue reading

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Download Link to Cemetery Headstone Documents

The presentation by Merilee Mulvey and Jacquie Beveridge at the recent SGS meeting provided interesting historical information on cemetery headstones and grave marker symbology.  The link to their reference documents can be viewed and downloaded HERE.  Additional information on Oregon … Continue reading

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SGS July 17 Meeting

This month’s presentation by Jacquie Beveridge and Merilee Mulvey is sure to enlighten us on the history of cemeteries – symbology and evolution of headstones and markers. Such gravesite symbols can provide important clues to your genealogy research. Resources for … Continue reading

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World Population Day – July 11

It takes 9 zeros to express a billion of anything in our numerical system.  According to the Census Bureau, as of tomorrow (July 11th) the world population will reach 7.58 billion.  The Bureau predicts however, the population growth rate will … Continue reading

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2020 Census – Citizenship Question

Last week the Supreme Court blocked the citizenship question from appearing on the 2020 census.  (Read the CNN article HERE.)  However, President Trump has since expressed his ‘determination’ to have the question added.  Read more from today’s ABC News article … Continue reading

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