Of Royal Interest; Living Voices – Northwest Passages

Coffee & Tea provided

Member Merilee Mulvey shares an article on the family history of Prince Harry’s fiancé, Meghan Markle.  Read the full article HERE. 


LIVING VOICES  (theatre performance) – Northwest Passages,
Jan. 28, 2 pm, Bromley Rm
Public is invited. No admission charge.

“Northwest Passages tells the story of the development of the Pacific Northwest, focusing primarily on the years between 1880 and 1920. It is an examination of forces that pulled people here from regions throughout the United States and the world, the dreams they hoped to fulfill, the realities they encountered, and the established communities of people who were affected by this great influx. The “passage” of our title refers not just to a journey from one place to another, but also from one time to another, from an old way of life to a new way of life—that was embodied in the dream of the bountiful, prosperous, rugged Northwest.”

“Anna Julia Larson is six years old when her family emigrates from Sweden. Following the encouragement of his brothers who were already established in the Northwest, Julia’s father decides to take his family away from their ancestral home. The pain of parting is felt keenly by Julia’s mother, who has serious doubts about their prospects in America. She says good-bye to her relatives for the last time, knowing that she will never see any of them again.

The family (Julia, her older brothers Anders and Edvin and her parents) travel safely across England and then across the Atlantic to Ellis Island. “

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Spouses and guests are invited!

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Ellie Duree

It is with great sadness to report the recent passing of long time SGS and DAR member, Ellie Duree.  Ellie was passionate about genealogy and a volunteer researcher at Family History events.


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FamilySearch Free Sign-In

Changes to FamilySearch
A new sign-in prompt starting December 13th will display for visitors to the FamilySearch site. The site promises a more personalized, greater subscriber experience’. Register for a free account to enjoy records, and many new features, including Family Tree, mobile apps, and more. Read the details HERE.

Ancestry Trees Presentation
Kevin Mittge’s presentation on Ancestry Trees at this week’s SGS meeting was well received, with many follow up questions from those in attendance.  Click HERE to view his handout.


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Veteran’s Day Parade in Florence

SGS Vice-President Jacquie Beveridge and member Sally Daugherty carried the DAR banner in the recent Veteran’s Day parade. Despite wet conditions, the parade was an enjoyable site to see and honor all who serve, past and present.

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Our American Family Series

Jacquie Beveridge shares news of a documentary series – Our American Family, available for Amazon Prime members. The series documents the American family heritage, one family at a time, and will inspire you to capture your own family stories.  FREE viewing of  Season 1, Episode 1 featuring the Young family is available HERE.

The Youngs profiles Darwyn Young, his wife Pauline and their eight children who labored as tenant farmers while nurturing a dream of one day owning their own land. The documentary chronicles their family journey, where reliance upon one another and their faith were the glue that held the family together through the extreme hardships of the Depression and the Great War.”

Click HERE  to get a Free Trial of Amazon Prime or view all Our American Family episodes if you’re already a Prime member.

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SGS November 15 Meeting – Ancestry Trees

Wednesday’s meeting will feature a presentation by Kevin Mittge on Ancestry Trees.  The lecture will discuss member “trees” on Ancestry.com, including: how to create a tree, how to edit and add information to trees, deciding whether your tree should be public or private, inviting people to private trees, linking your tree to your Ancestry DNA results, using trees to determine relationships from DNA results, syncing trees to genealogy software, saving your tree data, deleting trees, and more.

A monthly meeting for SGS members will follow the presentation.  View the Agenda and Minutes.

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Siuslaw Genealogical Society Meeting
November 15th, 7:00 p.m.
Siuslaw Public Library, Bromley Room

Public is Invited!
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