Category Archives: Announcement

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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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

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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

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Message from SGS President

I am happy to announce that Jacquie Beveridge has volunteered to assume her role as our Vice President!  She and her husband are very fortunate to have returned in good health from their lengthy, and somewhat unusual cruise.  They have … Continue reading

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Suggestions on How to Spend Your Time

Kevin Mittge suggests: From the DNA eXplained site, Roberta Estes has a good post acknowledging those sewing masks, and concludes with 5 things people can be doing right now to help take their mind off the virus. 1)  Free Virtual … Continue reading

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