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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.

Genealogy Update

Mirror Trick for Viewing Gravestones Debby Wright shares a great video by a gravestone carver who reveals methods of non-destructively ‘moving sunlight’ for a better view and picture opportunity of dark, decaying gravestones.  Well worth viewing – click HERE. Confederates … Continue reading

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Genealogy News

U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules The importance of mortality data?  These records could help your research with proving/disproving a relationship, or provide an explanation for a descendant’s death. Census information included name, sex, age, color, widowed or not, place of … Continue reading

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Family Roots Classes and Oregon Marriage Returns

Jacquie Beveridge shares news of 1) free classes from Family Roots Adventure and 2) info on Oregon Marriage Returns.  Normally an annual two-day family history event the Family Roots classes are now available at no cost on YouTube.  View the … Continue reading

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Of Genealogy Interest

Cemetery Visit Pat Carlson shares an article on “Five Photos You Should Take at the Cemetery”.  View this and it may save you from making a second trip!  Read it HERE. 2020 Census Response Rate According to the Census Bureau, … Continue reading

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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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