Category Archives: Announcement

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

Posted in Announcement

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

Posted in Announcement | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Announcement | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Announcement | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Announcement

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

Posted in Announcement | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Announcement | Leave a comment