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Of Genealogy Interest

Dating and Identifying Old Photographs Attempting to identify an unknown ancestor in a family photograph? Merilee Mulvey shares an article about identification clues within old  photos that may be of interest to many. The link is from the Legacy Tree … Continue reading

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More on Cemeteries

If you really like going to cemeteries, member Pat Miller shares BillionGraves’ post of “10 Cemeteries to See Before You Die”.  View the tour and find an interesting follow up to the Cemeteries presentation at our last SGS meeting.  For … Continue reading

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World Population Day – July 11

It takes 9 zeros to express a billion of anything in our numerical system.  According to the Census Bureau, as of tomorrow (July 11th) the world population will reach 7.58 billion.  The Bureau predicts however, the population growth rate will … Continue reading

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2020 Census – Citizenship Question

Last week the Supreme Court blocked the citizenship question from appearing on the 2020 census.  (Read the CNN article HERE.)  However, President Trump has since expressed his ‘determination’ to have the question added.  Read more from today’s ABC News article … Continue reading

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Genealogy News

GEDMatch.com – Opt-in or Not? GEDMatch has instituted a change of policy regarding use by law enforcement of their site.  The change is a result of the recent use of genetic genealogy to solve (or provide leads to solving) cases … Continue reading

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Of Genealogical Interest

Member Karen Childs informs us of the soon to be merge of two American Revolutionary libraries.  The David Library of Washington Crossing, PA houses 10,000 microfilm reels and about 1 million documents related to the American Revolution.  At year’s end, … Continue reading

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May 15 Meeting – Purple Heart Presentation

Siuslaw Genealogical Society Meeting May 15th, 7:00 p.m. Siuslaw Library, Bromley Room Public is invited!! This month’s program features a presentation by SGS members Merilee Mulvey and Mary Gill on the history and notable recipients of the Purple Heart medal. … Continue reading

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