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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.

Halloween Costumes, Witches and Story

From the History.com site, Merilee Mulvey shares a post (with pictures) on the best costumes inspired by history. View it HERE. With many of her family members from Massachusetts, Sally Daugherty discovered an article from the History of Massachusetts site, which … Continue reading

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Genealogy Articles and Tips

Ancestry.com Associations Debbie Wright recently saw a YouTube video on how to attach a non-relative to an Ancestry.com page.  The idea is that these FAN club people (friends, associates and neighbors), or “cluster genealogy” may prove helpful in discovering additional information … Continue reading

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AncestryHealth

Ancestry has released AncestryHealth, their new service is “designed to help customers determine whether they have predispositions for certain diseases and disorders”. AncestryHealth Core aims to provide health and wellness reports based on your DNA samples. The Core service is … Continue reading

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SGS October 16th Meeting

This week’s SGS meeting features genealogy shorts – Is There a Witch in Your Family Tree?  The presentations will cover the history of witchcraft, whether you’d be considered a witch in 1692, Puritan beliefs, witch hunts, and witchcraft trials in the colonies. … Continue reading

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A Witch in Your Family Tree?

Could there be a witch in your family tree? Perhaps one of your ancestors lived during a time and location where ‘witch trials’ took place. The Oct. 16th  SGS meeting will feature presentations by Mary Gill, Sally Daugherty and Karen … Continue reading

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Of Genealogy Interest

Now that’s a family photo! Members of six living generations of the Ren family from eastern China, came together to mark the completion of their family tree.  The group was so large (500+) a drone was used to photograph everyone. … Continue reading

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Research Opportunities at the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum

During the Sept. 18th meeting, SGS members were treated to a wonderful presentation by the John Quay Heritage Players who portrayed Siuslaw pioneer families. They re-enacted scenes of historical events and life of early settlers. In addition, the Kyle Research … Continue reading

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