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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 Announcements

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SGS June and July meetings have been cancelled. Stay tuned for details on the next meeting date. Memorial Day Weekend Events Jacquie Beveridge shares a link to the Weekly Genealogist newsletter which includes stories … Continue reading

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Genealogy News

American Ancestor/NEHGS and the Boston Public Library will present a free virtual event featuring a new book, “The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are”. Journalist Libby Copeland will discuss her book and the impact of DNA … Continue reading

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Census News

2020 CENSUS UPDATE 79 million households have responded to the 2020 census so far!  The Bureau is staging a ‘Digital Action Weekend: May 1 – 3’. Use Your Social Media Accounts to Help Spread the Word! Please help us spread … Continue reading

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View U.S. High School Yearbook Pictures (1890 – 1979) MyHeritage is providing free access to their yearbook collection through May 23rd. View the original black and white version or utilize the In Color tool to view photos or the entire yearbooks … Continue reading

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Video Stories

The Little Shoes View a short video from CBC News of how a 100 year old DNA solved the mystery of little shoes from the Titanic.  View this incredible story HERE. Roots Less Traveled A new NBC weekly TV series … Continue reading

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Message from SGS President

I am happy to announce that Jacquie Beveridge has volunteered to assume her role as our Vice President!  She and her husband are very fortunate to have returned in good health from their lengthy, and somewhat unusual cruise.  They have … Continue reading

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Suggestions on How to Spend Your Time

Kevin Mittge suggests: From the DNA eXplained site, Roberta Estes has a good post acknowledging those sewing masks, and concludes with 5 things people can be doing right now to help take their mind off the virus. 1)  Free Virtual … Continue reading

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