Category Archives: Feature Story

The following are research experiences and family stories shared by Siuslaw Genealogical Society members during interview sessions.

Feature Story – Edward van Aartsen

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, having had only a brief conversation with him to schedule a day to hear about his family research.  As it turns out, my anxiety was all for not, as I was presently surprised … Continue reading

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Feature Story – June Braun

Just as you might expect, we all come to genealogy for different reasons.  Along with an interest in history, for June it was more a result of circumstances. Originally from England, she moved to the United States in 1963 shortly … Continue reading

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Feature Story – Merilee Mulvey

A Birthday Gift of Family History She is the first in her father’s family to be born in America. Her father had come to the United States from England in 1924 with his parents and siblings at 3 years of … Continue reading

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California Here We Come

A Feature Story by Marge Bonds: At the beginning of the depression, my mother, Edithe Cameron, her 9 siblings and her parents and new sister-in-law, drove from Iowa to Eureka, California. They had two Model T Fords with wooden boxes … Continue reading

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Feature Story – Karen Childs

While genealogy can be described as family research and locating records, it is also about trying to make a connection to early family members in order to uncover the story that is ours.  If we don’t pursue it, that story … Continue reading

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Feature Story – Pat Ness

To know the story of our family’s early beginnings – where they lived, worked and what their daily lives entailed is what prompts many of us to begin researching our family history. Pat Ness had done some family research but … Continue reading

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Feature Story – Dave Burkett . . . On the Road

Imagine spending a summer travelling across the United States with your spouse and dog in a 1974 trailer – bound for genealogy research destinations, with frequent stops to satisfy a hobby of collecting ‘rusty metal’ along country back roads. Some … Continue reading

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