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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, 10/21 at 3 PM

Ray Plumery, retired Federal Law Enforcement Special Agent, will be this month’s featured speaker. He’ll discuss his involvement with the DNA Doe project, which utilizes genetic genealogy to identify John and Jane Does.  During the presentation we’ll be guided through the … Continue reading

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Viewing Family Names for First Time

SGS member Mary Gill’s interest in family research has spanned more than 40 years.  She recalls the ‘early years’ when she and her husband spent evenings after a dinner out, with a stop at the Morman Church library or genealogy … Continue reading

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FamilySearch Digitizes Billions of Church Records

FamilySearch reports completing a project which digitized more than 2.4 million rolls of family history records onto microfilm.  The records include 11.5 billion people from over 200 countries.  Though the indexing and publishing of all of the digital images is … Continue reading

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A Discarded Box Becomes a Rescued Treasure

Discarded with the day’s trash and placed at the curb was a wooden box containing old photographs and letters. By chance, passer-by and Pioneer Museum volunteer Annie Schmidt recognized the items might perhaps be of special value to someone, and … Continue reading

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SGS Meeting Thursday, Sept. 23, at 3 p.m.

Adoptions and Illegitimacies: Using DNA to Solve the Adoption Mystery The meeting will feature a webinar which could very well help solve a family mystery! Adoptees are increasingly turning to DNA in the search for their biological families and many … Continue reading

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SGS Meeting July 15, and Other News

OTHER NEWS Why Are We All So Obsessed with Genealogy? A recent post on the Literary Hub website used that title for Libby Copeland’s book The Lost Family. While the phrase ‘obsessed’ may be a bit strong, the author looks … Continue reading

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Remembering the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)

SGS member Sally Daugherty shares a Memorial Day tribute to her great grandfather, Charles L. Robinson, Sr. (1845 – 1943). “For once our official Memorial Day is on the 31st, like the original day of celebration back in my great grandfather’s … Continue reading

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