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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.

Free Census Records Collections; Unexpected Inherited Money

Happy Anniversary, Labor Day Member Pat Miller shares information that this Labor Day weekend is the 125th anniversary of the Labor Day Holiday in the United States and the 127th anniversary of its establishment in Canada.  As such, MyHeritage will … Continue reading

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Genealogy News

Member Karen Childs shares a recent announcement of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) intent to merge and operate as NGS.  “Leaders of both organizations believe this merger will serve the genealogy community by improving … Continue reading

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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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