Category Archives: General

A Discarded Box Becomes a Rescued Treasure

Discarded with the day’s trash and placed at the curb was a wooden box containing old photographs and letters. By chance, passer-by and Pioneer Museum volunteer Annie Schmidt recognized the items might perhaps be of special value to someone, and … Continue reading

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Remembering the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)

SGS member Sally Daugherty shares a Memorial Day tribute to her great grandfather, Charles L. Robinson, Sr. (1845 – 1943). “For once our official Memorial Day is on the 31st, like the original day of celebration back in my great grandfather’s … Continue reading

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Spotlight on SGS Library Research Assistants

Among the primary goals of the Siuslaw Genealogical Society (SGS) is to provide an educational resource for those interested in family research. The SGS Library Researchers have always been among the major contributors in this effort. The Siuslaw Library is … Continue reading

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Of Genealogy Interest

As a follow-up to their presentation on headstone symbols, Merilee Mulvey and Jacquie Beveridge, share a link for a further understanding of Catholic Cemetery Symbols. Sally Daugherty has recently viewed a New York Times article of a 23andMe DNA study of … Continue reading

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Of Genealogy Interest

Cemetery Visit Pat Carlson shares an article on “Five Photos You Should Take at the Cemetery”.  View this and it may save you from making a second trip!  Read it HERE. 2020 Census Response Rate According to the Census Bureau, … Continue reading

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View U.S. High School Yearbook Pictures (1890 – 1979) MyHeritage is providing free access to their yearbook collection through May 23rd. View the original black and white version or utilize the In Color tool to view photos or the entire yearbooks … Continue reading

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Video Stories

The Little Shoes View a short video from CBC News of how a 100 year old DNA solved the mystery of little shoes from the Titanic.  View this incredible story HERE. Roots Less Traveled A new NBC weekly TV series … Continue reading

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