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More on Cemeteries

If you really like going to cemeteries, member Pat Miller shares BillionGraves’ post of “10 Cemeteries to See Before You Die”.  View the tour and find an interesting follow up to the Cemeteries presentation at our last SGS meeting.  For … Continue reading

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Passing the Gavel

Dianne Carlton has officially accepted the gavel as SGS President for the 2019 – 2020 term. Dianne has a strong interest in genealogy and is a welcomed addition to our slate of other officers: Merilee Mulvey, Treasurer and Debby Wright, … Continue reading

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Download Link to Cemetery Headstone Documents

The presentation by Merilee Mulvey and Jacquie Beveridge at the recent SGS meeting provided interesting historical information on cemetery headstones and grave marker symbology.  The link to their reference documents can be viewed and downloaded HERE.  Additional information on Oregon … Continue reading

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SGS July 17 Meeting

This month’s presentation by Jacquie Beveridge and Merilee Mulvey is sure to enlighten us on the history of cemeteries – symbology and evolution of headstones and markers. Such gravesite symbols can provide important clues to your genealogy research. Resources for … Continue reading

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World Population Day – July 11

It takes 9 zeros to express a billion of anything in our numerical system.  According to the Census Bureau, as of tomorrow (July 11th) the world population will reach 7.58 billion.  The Bureau predicts however, the population growth rate will … 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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