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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 Meeting Thursday, 5/19 Bromley Room

This month’s program will feature an American Ancestors (NEHGS) webinar titled Out to sea: Researching Mariner Ancestors in New England by genealogist Susan Donnelly. The webinar will focus on colonial times through the twentieth century. This was a time when … Continue reading

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1950 Census Release Anticipation

With the release of the 1950 Census on April 1, Robert Santos, U.S. Census Bureau Director and the National Archives and Records Administration will host a virtual event that same morning at 7 am PST. Join the April 1 event … Continue reading

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Of Genealogical News

The Search Party Hands-On Workshop (TSPM)March 28 – April 1, 2022 This workshop promises to make your genealogy research more productive, and easier by focusing on an organized and step-by-step approach to your research. Workshop includes five1-hour daily coaching sessions, … Continue reading

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A Brother Discovered

While viewing the evening news on television, a California man looked up to see someone being interviewed who not only had a strong resemblance to himself, but also shared the same last name. In all his years, he never knew … Continue reading

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A Box of Ashes Becomes a Cold Case

While the death of a son brings heartbreak to a mother, the theft of his ashes makes for a heart twice-broken. Thankfully, this story doesn’t end there, but it took years before its conclusion came to light. “My husband Harry … Continue reading

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Place Name and Boundary Changes; Territorial Records

This month’s SGS meeting presentation will be a pre-recorded webinar, Understanding Boundaries and Jurisdictions. The featured speaker is genealogist Hallie Borstel who will show how to research boundary changes and help us understand jurisdictions using maps, sources and other vital … Continue reading

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FindAGrave Changes

FindAGrave has made important changes to 1)  Memorials for recently deceased and 2)  Who (i.e. which relationships) qualifies for a required transfer of a memorial. Read the details HERE. View additional support pages for: Memorials for the Recently DeceasedRequest to … Continue reading

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