"April showers bring May flowers", or so the saying goes. If the showers are too much for you, go to the Genealogy Library and 'dig' for some roots to expand your family 'garden'. Not all trees are big, some are dwarfs. All are important to document.
With one project now completed, it is time to work on finishing up others. There are many projects started at the Sweet Home Genealogical Society that are near the finishing line. It is time to focus on one at a time and check them off the list. Watch for more data to be put on our website as time permits. With the weather improving, it will be time to get back to walking the cemeteries and documenting the burials.
Our monthly meetings are held the third Saturday of the month at 1:00 pm, 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 pm. 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 am. until 3:00 pm., and Thursday, 11:00 am. until 8:00 pm. and Friday, 11:00 am. until 5:00 pm. If you will be coming at times we are not open, please call ahead or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Albany 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