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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.

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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Sept 18 SGS Meeting

The September 18th meeting will feature re-enactments of scenes by the John Quay Heritage Players, portraying early life of settlers.  There will also be presentations by the Museum’s Curator and others describing resources for genealogy research.  The public is invited … Continue reading

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Old Search Resolved

The following is a recent, short success story from one of the SGS Library Researchers, Pat Rongey. JJ (pseudo name) happened upon the library’s Siuslaw Room one day, after hearing it was a place where “people help a person find … Continue reading

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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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