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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 News

Google Workshop – July 17th, Lane Community College in Florence Mike Allen calls your attention to a free workshop – Get Productive w/Google’s Digital Tools.  Coffee will be served at 8:30 a.m., then the free, livestream workshop, is scheduled for … Continue reading

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Genealogy News – Opt-in or Not? GEDMatch has instituted a change of policy regarding use by law enforcement of their site.  The change is a result of the recent use of genetic genealogy to solve (or provide leads to solving) cases … Continue reading

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SGS June 19th Meeting

June 19, 2019 7:00 p.m. Siuslaw Genealogy Room (in the library) The evening’s program will be a presentation by Meta Ann Steele, DAR entitled ‘Walking in Their Footsteps’. ““Each family I will talk about tells a unique story, i.e., Missouri … Continue reading

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Of Genealogical Interest

Member Karen Childs informs us of the soon to be merge of two American Revolutionary libraries.  The David Library of Washington Crossing, PA houses 10,000 microfilm reels and about 1 million documents related to the American Revolution.  At year’s end, … Continue reading

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June 19th Meeting

This month’s SGS meeting features  Meta Ann Steele of the Coos Bay DAR with a presentation entitled “Walking in Their Footsteps in Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky”.  She will speak about visiting ancestor’s graves to honor them and help their stories … Continue reading

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Remembering Jo Ann

It is with sadness that we report the recent passing of SGS member Jo Ann Garlington. Jo Ann was an avid family researcher, served in the military and was stationed in Japan for several years before returning to the United … Continue reading

Posted in Announcement | Leave a comment Free Access Member Pat Miller shares a tip that is allowing free access to browse military records this Memorial Day weekend.  Access is free until Tuesday. Homestead Act A recent article from the Legal Genealogist site acknowledges the 157th birthday … Continue reading

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