Happy New Year!  It seems like time is flying by so fast.  Did you make New Years Resolutions?  What plans have you made for reseaching genealogy in 2015?  Don't forget to schedule in local genealogy semeinars and conferences.  These are great opportunities to learn new skills and new resources to make the most of our research time.  These are also great opportunities to connect with other reseachers and discuss our problems and as well as great finds we have made.  The Sweet Home Society Workshop is March 20th and 21st of 2015.  Watch our Events Page for updates on speakers and topics.
Sweet Home Genealogical Society has added to the list of subscription sites, the Swedish site, www.ArkivDigital.net.  This is not only the church records, but also estate inventories, tax and census records, court and other historical records.  These are digitized in color.  There are about 190,000 histoical books, documents and records now on the site, or about 52 million images, with 600,000 new images being added each month.  This is a great resource for anyone with Swedish ancestors to access.  In addition to this site, the Library also has a book listing all of the parishes in Sweden and dictionaries for translation.  We added a color laser printer over the Christmas break, to print copies of the images from this site as well.  One is always welcome to use a flash drive to save images and download directly onto their computer at home.
Our monthly meetings are held the third Saturday of the month at 1:00 p.m., except June, July, August.  Our March meeting is our annual two day workshop.  The December meeting is the Christmas Luncheon, when we draw the winning tickets for the Raffle Baskets.  The Board of Directors meet the second Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m.  Our meetings are open to the public, membership is not required.
If you are in the area, please stop by and check out what we have that may help you or your neighbor.  We are located at 1223 Kalmia, Sweet Home, Oregon.  Our phone number is; 541-367-5034.  Our hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and Thursday, 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday, 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Please note the new hours for Thursday.  If you will be coming at times we are not open, please call ahead or e-mail us at: info@shgenealogy.com and we will make arrangements to accommodate your needs.
Sweet Home is located on Highway 20, east of Interstate 5.  From the North it is about 24 miles.  Turn off I-5 at Albany onto Highway 20 going east.  This will take you through the city of Lebanon and on into Sweet Home.  From the South it is about 21 miles to Sweet Home.  Turn off I-5 at the Brownsville exit - Highway 228 and go east.  This will take you through Brownsville, Crawfordsville, and Holley and on into Sweet Home.
If you do not drive, the Linn Shuttle bus stops in front of the Sweet Home Genealogy Library.  The bus routes run between Abany and Sweet Home, with stops in Lebanon and Foster.  The Shuttle also has connections with the Linn-Benton Loop Buses.  Please check their latest schedule for times and fares at http://linnshuttle.com.