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The Siuslaw Genealogical Society of Florence, Oregon is a member supported, non profit organization. Researching genealogy and family history is our passion.

SGS Meeting – September 20

This month’s meeting presentation features Genealogy Shorts with Mike Allen  and Sally Daugherty on ‘Ancestors from the Grand Army of the Republic’.  Mike will provide a brief summary of the army and a mystery badge story.  Sally will speak about … Continue reading

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Forgotten Famine Era Graves Discovered in Massachusetts

Member Karen Childs shares a fascinating story of one woman’s journey in tracing her husband’s Irish ancestry in New England.  Read the article HERE.

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Of Genealogy Interest

Cemetery Survey – Can You Help? Pat Rongey shares announces a cemetery survey project funded by the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is currently seeking information.  The survey data will be posted on a website ‘exploring the cemetery as community … Continue reading

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Picnic Slideshow

Pictures from the summer picnic are now available! View the slideshow HERE. Mike Allen shares a link to a fascinating video he discovered on DNA comparisons in a small England village.  View it HERE. Save the Dates: ~ January 28, … Continue reading

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Summer News

There was a good turnout for the Summer Picnic last week! The food was in abundance, as was the music, storytelling and challenging Trivia contest. Thanks to all who participated!  Check back for more pictures. BagPipers from Coos Bay Jacquie … Continue reading

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SGS News and Upcoming Events

From Our Members: Mark Buehrig shares a story showcasing the accuracy of DNA test kits with 2 sets of triplets and one set of quadruplets. See the video HERE. Pat Rongey was recently recognized in the Siuslaw News for her … Continue reading

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DNA Speaker, Summer Test Kit Deals

Guest speaker Linda Forrest presented a highly informative visual display and discussion on Autosomal DNA at the July SGS meeting.  The program was well attended and followed with a lengthy question and answer period.  An audio recording of her presentation … Continue reading

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