Category Archives: General

Forgotten Famine Era Graves Discovered in Massachusetts

Member Karen Childs shares a fascinating story of one woman’s journey in tracing her husband’s Irish ancestry in New England.  Read the article HERE.

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Picnic Slideshow

Pictures from the summer picnic are now available! View the slideshow HERE. Mike Allen shares a link to a fascinating video he discovered on DNA comparisons in a small England village.  View it HERE. Save the Dates: ~ January 28, … Continue reading

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Summer News

There was a good turnout for the Summer Picnic last week! The food was in abundance, as was the music, storytelling and challenging Trivia contest. Thanks to all who participated!  Check back for more pictures. BagPipers from Coos Bay Jacquie … Continue reading

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DNA Speaker, Summer Test Kit Deals

Guest speaker Linda Forrest presented a highly informative visual display and discussion on Autosomal DNA at the July SGS meeting.  The program was well attended and followed with a lengthy question and answer period.  An audio recording of her presentation … Continue reading

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Of Interest to Genealogist

Amelia Earhart – The Lost Evidence Member Marilee Mulvey informs us the History Channel will be airing on Sunday (July 9th), a special feature on new findings of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance.  See a preview HERE.  NBC News has also posted … Continue reading

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

At Wednesday night’s SGS meeting presentation, Kevin Mittge mentioned the online Sanborn Fire Insurance maps which provides a wealth of information, accessible with a searchable database (by state and city).  Member Merilee Mulvey shares a link to a recent article … Continue reading

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SGS June Meeting, Member Updates + More

Siuslaw Genealogical Society Meeting June 21, 2017 7:00 p.m. Featured Presentation: Internet Sites, Kevin Mittge (Presentation followed by Member Business Meeting) DNA – Different Family Results? Mike Allen’s daughter just received her DNA results. He reports a surprise when comparing … Continue reading

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