Category Archives: Education

Cousins Connect – PBS ‘Finding Your Roots’

SGS President Mike Allen shares a link from the recent PBS ‘Finding Your Roots’ series which revealed a distant cousin connection between comedian Larry David and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.  Read more and view video HERE. GENEALOGY COURSES: Two introductory family … Continue reading

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DNA Test Kit Comparison

Still undecided about which DNA test kit to order? SGS member Karen Childs suggests looking at an autosomal DNA testing comparison (compiled by an ISOGG member) to determine which company might be best for you.  VIEW CHART. FINDING YOUR ROOTS CLASS Kevin Mittge will be … Continue reading

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More on DNA

Still looking for more on DNA in genealogical research? President Kevin Mittge suggests taking a look at a helpful site that provides a ‘list of genealogy educational links and articles’. The list is compiled by Judy Kellar Fox, an Oregon professional genealogist. … Continue reading

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SGS October Meeting & Announcements

October Meeting, (10/21) The Wednesday, Oct. 21st meeting will feature member Jim Barrett with a presentation on the Currency of Early American Colonies.  Jim has been a coin collector for many years and will share his knowledge, experience and research. The presentation … Continue reading

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Facebook Presentation Follow Up

Jacquie Beveridge did a great job at last night’s SGS meeting with introducing us to the many features of Facebook, including genealogy groups and other links which can be found at that site. During the presentation, there was interest among several … Continue reading

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Historic Cemetery 101 Workshop

The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will present a Historic Cemetery 101 workshop on August 27th at the Siuslaw Public Library. This free event takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The  workshop will touch on the basics for … Continue reading

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From Where I Came Project

SGS member Louise Carlson recommends reading a recent article from the Oregonian which highlighted a website created to share stories of one’s travels to places where ancestors lived.  View the article. The From Where I Came project posts contributing travel … Continue reading

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