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Brad's Latest Blogs

Image of an 1870 edition of the Morning Oregonian.

Oregonian doing its part to preserve history

Newspaper research has always played a major role in my research. Naturally, much of this probably stems from the fact Read More

The record image with this blog shows part of the U.S. Forest Service’s tract plan for East Lake Resort in Deschutes National Forest that was drawn in 1948 and approved in 1951.

Deschutes County records among those updated at FamilySearch

Oregon-based record collections at FamilySearch.com continues to grow. Last month, I wrote about the Oregon County Marriages records, which had Read More

A depiction of a Kalapuya man drawn by artist Alfred T. Agate and engraved by William H. Dougal and included in the 1844 book, "Narrative of the United States exploring expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842" by Charles Wilkes.

Treaties involving Indian tribes among newest Ancestry records

Ancestry.com recently added a new collection entitled, “U.S., Ratified Indian Treaties and Chiefs, 1722-1869.” This features 10,048 records with at Read More

Salem Public Library

Willamette Valley Genealogical Society might be headed to city library

The displaced Willamette Valley Genealogical Society may soon have a new home. The society’s October newsletter reported that the City Read More

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Gathering information from less-common records

You never know where you can find information that serves as a valuable source in putting together the story of Read More

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