Reserve the Date!
The public is invited to Pioneer Heritage Day at the Deadwood Pioneer Cemetery. The event takes place on Monday, Memorial Day, May 29th and features:
‘Old Time’ Music
Demonstration on How to Clean Historic Headstones
A Civil War Expert
A free lunch (hot dogs, chili and beverages) will be served. Potluck items are also welcomed. For more information, contact SGS member Pat Rongey (541) 603-5730 or click HERE.
As a f0llow up to his recent mystery photo presentation, SGS member Mike Allen shares a story about photos looking for a home. Read the story HERE.
National DNA Day is Tuesday, April 25th.
Take advantage of savings on test kit sales. Read more HERE.
SGS member Sally Daugherty on her banished kin:
Asher (or I Became Grandpa)
I had planned to put him on display
Antiseptic_ like in a pickle jar
As family history came out to play, then a new concern
I could speak in error, misquote or just fail to mention
Something shocking and meant to titillate
Like an old dusty rumor showing up too late, yet
Fragile documents, archived, still remain alive today
Damn those torpedoes_ I will let the curious see
Welcoming back my banished kin
Fourth Great-Grandfather Asher Dunham
Though a convicted and banished traitor
Through my eyes_ he now has a say
The April 19th SGS meeting will feature Genealogy Shorts by three SGS members.
Genetic Test for Disease Risk
SGS member Mike Allen shares an article on the FDA’s recent announcement of approval for ’23 and Me to Sell Genetic Tests for Disease Risk to Consumers’. This will potentially allow anyone to purchase the $199 test to ‘learn if they have mutations increasing their risk’ for certain diseases. Read more HERE.
April 6th marked the centennial of the U.S. involvement in WWI. Read stories of the lives affected by the war.
“About 116,000 American military died during that war—nearly half of whom died before they reached France, victims of the Spanish Flu Pandemic that swept the world, killing millions.”
Read the full article HERE.
DNA Results on Fox News
Morning show hosts on Fox & Friends were recently presented with their DNA results from MyHeritage. Click on each name to view their results:
Safety Pin Movement
During the February meeting there was a brief discussion on people wearing safety pins to show support for those experiencing abuse. From that meeting, SGS member Sally Daugherty penned the following poem.
Mmmm… February, this tiny month is just 28 days, and
our psyche’s been bruised in so many ways.
With crisis after crisis rushing on by, now
is a crazy time, mixed up. The days seem to fly.
Then, I saw some folks, each wearing a safety pin.
That handy piece of metal invented years ago. It
held cloth diapers safe, next to my baby’s skin. And
for rips and lost buttons it solved many a woe.
Then came Velcro and many elaborate glues. So
people forgot about that old safety pin.
Strange bedfellows these days, poor pin is back in use.
Concerned citizens brought out a humble old friend.
Safety pin, now in place; shirt pockets, hats, many lapels.
To the uncertain and fearful of their acceptance it tells.
Announcing to the world that all people are kin.
What about you friend? Do you wear a safety pin?
April SGS Meeting – Genealogy Shorts (SGS members Mike Allen, Jacquie Beveridge, Sally Daugherty)
July Guest Speaker – Linda Forest on Ancestry.com’s DNA Results and Matches