Sweet Home, Oregon

There is an old saying "April showers bring May flowers", but that saying does not mention the allergies that the flowers bring.  If you are like me and suffer the side effects of spring, there is help.  Stay indoors.  That does not mean to stay home.  Find another place that is inside, like the local Genealogical Society Library.  Do you have a 'brick wall'?  Maybe there is some one there that may find a clue to help break through that wall.  Or maybe you would like to take a break from your research.  There are many opportunities to help out in the local library.  Ask, you may be surprised and find a new calling for a few hours a week or month.  You may make new friends or even find a relative you did not know about.
 
Our monthly meetings are held the third Saturday of the month at 1:00 pm, except June, July, August, our summer break and December.  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.  This years Christmas Luncheon will be December 10, 2016, at 1:00 p.m.  The place will be announced soon.  Watch for updates.  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: info@shgenealogy.com and we will make arrangements to accommodate your needs.  Our mailing address is P.O. Box 279, Sweet Home, Oregon, 97386.
 
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 www.linnshuttle.com.