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Saturday, August 19
Cemetery Research Workshop  (Classes)
10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Hope Abbey Mausoleum, Eugene Masonic Cemetery, 25th & University St, Eugene, OR
Date:  Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time:  10:00 AM - 3:30 PM with 30 minutes for lunch 
Fee:  $25 members, $30 nonmembers
 
Where:  Hope Abbey Mausoleum
              Eugene Masonic Cemetery
              25th Ave and University St
              Eugene, OR  97405
 
Bring:  Beverages for the day in containers with a lid, sack lunch, snacks, and wear multiple layers of clothing as Hope Abbey is very cool and it may be very hot outside.
 
Topics covered include:
  • The types of cemeteries and the different ways cemeteries are laid out.
  • How to locate and research a cemetery.
  • Finding a grave once you find the cemetery.
  • Finding the sexton or person who has the records.
  • Planning a cemetery research trip.
  • What records are involved and obtaining copies.
  • How to locate someone’s grave in the cemetery.
  • Drawing a map of the lot noting the layout of the graves and headstones.
  • How to take photographs so you can read the information in the photo without touching the headstone.
  • The variety of materials used for creating headstones and grave markers.
  • The meaning of symbols on the headstones.
  • The dos and don’ts of proper behavior in a cemetery.
  • What not to do to a headstone.
  • A tour of the Eugene Masonic Cemetery to show them the variety of headstones and footstones, symbols, lot borders, and fencing.
To register, email Dawn Carlile and stop by the library to pay the registration fee or mail it to OGS, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401.


Saturday, August 26
Monthly Meeting  (Meetings)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Clairmont Apartments Recreation Building, 1740 Adkins Street, Eugene, OR 97401
Monthly meetings are open to OGS members and the public.
     11:00 AM   Business Meeting
     12:00 PM   Lunch (members donate salads and desserts for the lunch which is available for a $5 donation.)
    Coffee, hot tea, plates and utensils provided. You may bring your own sack lunch and beverage.
   
      1:00 PM    Program: OGS Writers Group Members of the writers group of your life or family history will read some of the stories they have been working on this last year. Always a great time for all. If you are thinking about writing some of your history or family history and want some advice or help in getting started  this is the group for you. They welcome all and enjoy having new people come and join them. They meet the 1st Saturday of the month from 2-4 PM at the OGS Library
         
Potluck Lunch also comes with hot coffee or tea, all utensils, plates, napkins are furnished. OGS asks for a $5.00 donation to help cover the cost of supplies. If you can't afford this then please let the Treasure know and you can still eat with us. If you decide at the last minute to come but don't have time to make or pick up something then come anyway. If you have a special diet then feel free to bring your own food. We want to see you and if you are new we would like to get to know you.
 



Saturday, September 2
OGS Writers Group  (Special Interest Groups)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
Everyone is invited to bring a piece of writing that they're working on to share with the group. Family history work is usual, but any genre may be shared. Visitors and non­members are always welcome ​to just come and listen to others read their work. It's a good way to get motivated to start your own writing.
 
For more information call Ferne Kellow at 541-­683-­4309 or email her at fernemell@comcast.net. 


Sunday, September 3
Research Roundtable  (Special Interest Groups)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
Do you have a research problem? A brick wall to scale? Not sure where to look next? Then come to a Research Roundtable where experienced researchers will offer advice on your research, for free. We meet the first Sunday of each month.
 
Please come prepared with your research question information including names, dates, places, what records you have, where you have looked, and what it is you are trying to find about this ancestor.  
 
For more information, contact Linda Aubrey.
 
Parking: Free parking is available in the Overpark Parking Garage on Oak St.


Saturday, September 23
Monthly Meeting  (Meetings)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401
Monthly meetings are open to OGS members and the public.
     11:00 AM   Business Meeting
     12:00 PM   Lunch (members donate salads and desserts for the lunch which is available for a $5 donation.)
    Coffee, hot tea, plates and utensils provided. You may bring your own sack lunch and beverage.
     1:00 PM     Program:  TBA   
             
Potluck Lunch also comes with hot coffee or tea, all utensils, plates, napkins are furnished. OGS asks for a $5.00 donation to help cover the cost of supplies. If you can't afford this then please let the Treasure know and you can still eat with us. If you decide at the last minute to come but don't have time to make or pick up something then come anyway. If you have a special diet then feel free to bring your own food. We want to see you and if you are new we would like to get to know you.
 
Parking: free parking is available in the Overpark Parking Garage on Oak St. 



Sunday, October 1
Research Roundtable  (Special Interest Groups)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
Do you have a research problem? A brick wall to scale? Not sure where to look next? Then come to a Research Roundtable where experienced researchers will offer advice on your research, for free. We meet the first Sunday of each month.
 
Please come prepared with your research question information including names, dates, places, what records you have, where you have looked, and what it is you are trying to find about this ancestor.  
 
For more information, contact Linda Aubrey.
 
Parking: Free parking is available in the Overpark Parking Garage on Oak St.


Saturday, October 7
OGS Writers Group  (Special Interest Groups)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
Everyone is invited to bring a piece of writing that they're working on to share with the group. Family history work is usual, but any genre may be shared. Visitors and non­members are always welcome ​to just come and listen to others read their work. It's a good way to get motivated to start your own writing.
 
For more information call Ferne Kellow at 541-­683-­4309 or email her at fernemell@comcast.net. 


Saturday, October 28
Monthly Meeting  (Meetings)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401
There will be no monthly meeting in October, 2017.   This is the date of the Fall Seminar.  Please refer to the Seminar page for details and registration form.



Saturday, November 4
OGS Writers Group  (Special Interest Groups)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
Everyone is invited to bring a piece of writing that they're working on to share with the group. Family history work is usual, but any genre may be shared. Visitors and non­members are always welcome ​to just come and listen to others read their work. It's a good way to get motivated to start your own writing.
 
For more information call Ferne Kellow at 541-­683-­4309 or email her at fernemell@comcast.net. 


Sunday, November 5
Research Roundtable  (Special Interest Groups)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
Do you have a research problem? A brick wall to scale? Not sure where to look next? Then come to a Research Roundtable where experienced researchers will offer advice on your research, for free. We meet the first Sunday of each month.
 
Please come prepared with your research question information including names, dates, places, what records you have, where you have looked, and what it is you are trying to find about this ancestor.  
 
For more information, contact Linda Aubrey.
 
Parking: Free parking is available in the Overpark Parking Garage on Oak St.


Saturday, November 11
DNA Interest Group  (Special Interest Groups)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
The DNA Interest Group meets quarterly on the second Saturday of each month in February, May, August, and November.
 
Program: TBA
 
OGS members and nonmembers are welcome to attend, regardless of your experience in the use of DNA tools.  The purpose of this group is to help one another solve genealogical problems and to help interpret DNA test results. Participants share their experiences, ask questions, and everyone learns from the each other.
 
Parking: free parking is available in the Overpark Parking Garage on Oak St.
 
Questions? Contact Katherine Bell.


Saturday, November 25
Monthly Meeting  (Meetings)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401
Monthly meetings are open to OGS members and the public.
     11:00 AM   Business Meeting
     12:00 PM   Lunch (members donate salads and desserts for the lunch which is available for a $5 donation.)
    Coffee, hot tea, plates and utensils provided. You may bring your own sack lunch and beverage.
     1:00 PM     Program:  TBA   
             
Potluck Lunch also comes with hot coffee or tea, all utensils, plates, napkins are furnished. OGS asks for a $5.00 donation to help cover the cost of supplies. If you can't afford this then please let the Treasure know and you can still eat with us. If you decide at the last minute to come but don't have time to make or pick up something then come anyway. If you have a special diet then feel free to bring your own food. We want to see you and if you are new we would like to get to know you.
 
Parking: free parking is available in the Overpark Parking Garage on Oak St. 



Saturday, December 2
OGS Writers Group  (Special Interest Groups)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
Everyone is invited to bring a piece of writing that they're working on to share with the group. Family history work is usual, but any genre may be shared. Visitors and non­members are always welcome ​to just come and listen to others read their work. It's a good way to get motivated to start your own writing.
 
For more information call Ferne Kellow at 541-­683-­4309 or email her at fernemell@comcast.net. 


Sunday, December 3
Research Roundtable  (Special Interest Groups)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
Do you have a research problem? A brick wall to scale? Not sure where to look next? Then come to a Research Roundtable where experienced researchers will offer advice on your research, for free. We meet the first Sunday of each month.
 
Please come prepared with your research question information including names, dates, places, what records you have, where you have looked, and what it is you are trying to find about this ancestor.  
 
For more information, contact Linda Aubrey.
 
Parking: Free parking is available in the Overpark Parking Garage on Oak St.