Category Archives: General

German Immigration in Oregon and Stories of Acceptance

With our upcoming German themed picnic in mind, member Sherri Spencer came across the following articles of interest: MIGRATION TO THE COLUMBIA BASIN 6.9 million immigrants came from Germany between 1820 and 1970 . . . “15% of total immigration … Continue reading

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Siblings – Same DNA or Not?

Mike Allen shares a link to the Genealogy Explained website with a post on “Why siblings can have the same ancestors, but different ethnicity estimates”.  The article looks at DNA inheritance and “how DNA is passed down from parents to … Continue reading

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Translation Tools and German Research Webinars

SGS library researcher Debby Wright shares a link to The Abundant Genealogy site, which provides a free download of a guide on Tools for Translating and Transcribing Genealogy Documents by Thomas MacEntee. To view a PDF of the guide, click HERE.  Read … Continue reading

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DNA Stories

Mike Allen shares a heartfelt DNA success story of a woman reunited with her mother 80 years after being told her mother died while giving birth to her.  Read the full story HERE. This story, from Dick Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter … Continue reading

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Reuniting Migrant Families at the Border

Mike Allen shares an article of DNA testing companies offering to assist in reuniting migrant parents and their children separated at the borders through DNA testing.  Read more HERE. ________________ SUMMER PICNIC August 15th, 4PM Details HERE Send us your … Continue reading

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SGS News

Family Tree Maker Tip SGS library researcher Pat Rongey suggests changing the Index sort to obtain the results you’re looking for in Family Tree searches. By default, the index displays people in your tree sorted by Family, then Given Name.  To … Continue reading

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DNA Project, 2020 Census News

All of Us Initiative Member Brenda Gilmer shares a link to a National Institutes of Health project that ‘hopes to give more accurate data about the overall population and fix a long-time discrepancy that has real health impacts”.  Read the … Continue reading

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