Category Archives: General

A Witch in Your Family Tree?

Could there be a witch in your family tree? Perhaps one of your ancestors lived during a time and location where ‘witch trials’ took place. The Oct. 16th  SGS meeting will feature presentations by Mary Gill, Sally Daugherty and Karen … Continue reading

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Of Genealogy Interest

Now that’s a family photo! Members of six living generations of the Ren family from eastern China, came together to mark the completion of their family tree.  The group was so large (500+) a drone was used to photograph everyone. … Continue reading

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Free Census Records Collections; Unexpected Inherited Money

Happy Anniversary, Labor Day Member Pat Miller shares information that this Labor Day weekend is the 125th anniversary of the Labor Day Holiday in the United States and the 127th anniversary of its establishment in Canada.  As such, MyHeritage will … Continue reading

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Genealogy News

Member Karen Childs shares a recent announcement of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) intent to merge and operate as NGS.  “Leaders of both organizations believe this merger will serve the genealogy community by improving … Continue reading

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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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