Category Archives: General

SGS News and Links

For those who missed the last SGS meeting or those interested in reviewing the webinar on ‘Tips for Breaking Down Brick walls Before 1837’, the video is available on YouTube HERE. Else Churchill of the Society of Genealogists ‘shows how … Continue reading

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Tattoos – A Historical Perspective

SGS Treasurer Merilee Mulvey shares a link to the Atlas Obscura site for a look at the art and significance of tattoos as identification, patriotism, honor and more throughout history.  It is an informative and interesting article (with pictures) on the … Continue reading

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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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