The Oskaloosa Hotel as seen in 1958 in Wasco. (From the Ben Maxwell Collection at the Salem Public Library)

History for sale in Oregon

Posted by in House HistoryJackson CountyRecordsSherman County

The National Genealogical Society’s blog, “UpFront with NGS,” featured information this week on historic properties and that many are on Read More

The George R. Farra house, built in 1903 in Corvallis, has quite a history, including its transition to apartments.

Houses have their own histories you can explore

Posted by in House HistoryNewsUncategorized

Back on April 14, I took part in a house history webinar with Marian Pierre-Louis, who broadcasts one of my Read More

The Portland Police Museum website (accessed 20 July 2014)

Police bureau records seized from museum

Posted by in MuseumsNewsOffline RecordsOrganizationsRecordsRepositories

The controversy unfolded this spring with the removal of records and the resignations of museum staff. We’re referring to the Read More

Results page for Oregon pioneer Joseph Alexander. (Oregon Secretary of State's Office, State Archives)

Find ancestors in Early Oregonians Database

Posted by in Ancestry.comOnline RecordsOregon HistoryRecordsWebsite

One of the newest indexes added to’s vast collection is specific to Oregon pioneers. The “Early Oregonians Database Index” Read More

Oregon Mennonite Historical and Genealogical Society

Mennonite genealogy research in Oregon

Posted by in LibariesOnline RecordsOregon HistoryRepositoriesWebsite

The Mennonites have had a presence in Oregon since at least the 1870s. This ethnic group has positively impacted the Read More

The Crystal Lake Cemetery in Corvallis dates back to 1850 with the burial of Sarah Alexander. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Oregon Ancestry)

Crystal Lake Cemetery records access

Posted by in Benton CountyCemeteriesCorvallisLookupsOffline RecordsRecordsRepositories

Crystal Lake Cemetery in Corvallis certainly has a lot of history within its boundaries as the final resting place for Read More

Here's an example of a photo that could be used for someone with family who lived in the La Grande area. This is a view of the Grande Ronde River Bridge on the Old Oregon Trail Highway. (Photo courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)

Use historical photos to liven up your research

Posted by in Online RecordsOregon HistoryPhotographsUncategorizedWebsite

Family research is not complete without visuals — photos, maps, documents, etc. Not only does it liven up your presentation Read More

Corvallis-bridge cropped

No interlibrary loan in Corvallis

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One thing is certain when performing reasonably exhaustive research on an ancestor or other person of interest: It’s not all Read More

Courtesy of Marion County Historical Society

Research: Remains of about 1,500 people missing from Oregon State Hospital

Posted by in Marion CountyNewsOregon History

For readers of the Oregonian, you may have been following the saga of the unclaimed remains housed at the Oregon Read More

Oregon Genealogical Society's webpage

Oregon Genealogical Society: ‘We must pick up steam or die’

Posted by in Lane CountyLibariesNewsOffline RecordsOrganizations

The Oregon Genealogical Society, which is based in Eugene, appears to be in danger of dissolving because of a lack Read More

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