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Donald T. (09 Apr 1911) was placed in Portland’s Waverly Baby Home (later known as the Waverly Children’s Home), and legally adopted in 1914. Although he acknowledged growing up adopted into a wonderful family, the question of who his birth parents were … Continue reading
As all of us have come to know, genealogy is about research, and lots of it. There’s also persistence, the passion for making a connection, and then more research. Throughout that process, a name can often be the brick wall … Continue reading
Anyone would be hard-pressed to locate the community of Webfoot on an Oregon map. Yet there it is – located in the Willamette Valley, in Yamhill County, 3 miles from Dayton, and 21 miles from Salem. New SGS member Ramona … Continue reading
A self professed ‘history nut’, stamp and coin collector, Jim Barrett has had a remarkable past. At first glance one might think him just an ordinary man but within a few minutes into our interview, I found him to be … Continue reading
Member Mike Allen shares a story on his father in-law, Gabriel Carino’s World War I experience. The story actually began for Mike with a German war rifle stored in a closet in the house where his wife Pat grew up. … Continue reading
In the 1980’s Louise Carlson and her husband lived in the Philippines. During trips to Boston to visit with her sister, they sought out auctions in the area, primarily looking for vintage linens. Feeling particularly lucky at one such auction, … Continue reading