Category Archives: Education

Tools for German Research

There were two handouts distributed at this month’s Siuslaw Genealogical Society meeting presentation on Hansen’s Map Guide to German Parish Registers.  These guides are invaluable tools for finding Lutheran or Catholic parish records and are particularly useful since the Siuslaw … Continue reading

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Family History DNA Seminar

DNA: What’s It All About? The Siuslaw Genealogical Society (SGS) is pleased to present genetic genealogist and author Emily Aulicino on Saturday, April 14th, for a seminar exploring DNA for genealogy.  Sessions include: Getting the most from your autosomal DNA test; … Continue reading

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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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