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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 Readings

Debby Wright shares a link to an article by a family researcher on his personal experience in locating family through DNA testing. He details an 8-step procedure, beginning with the selection of DNA kits (he suggests 2), then what to … Continue reading

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Upcoming Genealogy Events

Save the Dates: Oregon Genealogy Society DNA Seminar (A Zoom Meeting)Saturday, October 31, 202010:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Topics include: Making Your Case with Documents and DNA. The session will “show different ways that genealogical problems have solved bay integrating … Continue reading

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Of Genealogy Interest

As a follow-up to their presentation on headstone symbols, Merilee Mulvey and Jacquie Beveridge, share a link for a further understanding of Catholic Cemetery Symbols. Sally Daugherty has recently viewed a New York Times article of a 23andMe DNA study of … Continue reading

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Email Scam Warning

Debbie Wright sends out a warning to MyHeritage users of a recent phishing scam that people need to be aware of and remain vigilant for fake emails.  Beware of emails with the subject line “Ethnicity Estimate V2”.  Full details from … Continue reading

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AncestryDNA Changes to DNA Matches

Member Pat Miller calls your attention to AncestryDNA’s plans to update their algorithm methodology intended to remove approximately 2/3 of the false DNA matches from match lists.  Only matches sharing 8 cM or more will be reported. (The current threshold … Continue reading

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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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