From The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library

Oregon maps among those in NYPL’s free collection

Posted by in MapsNewsOnline Records

If there’s one aspect that usually proves to be exciting in the genealogical community, it’s the addition of free resources. Read More

Photo courtesy of Genealogical Speakers Forum

GFO’s Spring Seminar features German theme

Posted by in EducationLecturesNewsOrganizationsSeminars

No shortage of educational opportunities exist in Oregon for the family historian. Some of the top names in genealogy, including Read More


New historical society established in West Linn

Posted by in NewsOrganizations

The Willamette Valley region welcomes a new organization, the West Linn Historical Society. The group’s website ( states: “Founded in Read More

OSU-SCARC webpage

Genealogy possibilities at Oregon State’s SCARC

Posted by in CorvallisLookupsOffline RecordsOregon HistoryOregon State UniversityRecordsRepositories

It can be a daunting task — walking into a large university’s archives department and knowing where to start. The Read More

Artwork courtesy of "Memorial Services at Re-interment of Remains of Rev. Jason Lee," published 1906.

Missionary Jason Lee: A westward journey and genealogy

Posted by in Oregon History

Jason Lee may be headed westward — again. Last week, the Oregon House of Representatives passed a bill to remove Read More

Photo by Canda Fuqua
This memorial marks the burial spots of Joseph C. Alexander, his first two wives (both named Sarah) and a young daughter, Eliza. This side of the monument shows information on his first wife, who was buried at the cemetery in 1850.

Alexander family and Crystal Lake Cemetery

Posted by in Benton CountyCemeteriesCorvallisOffline RecordsOregon History

In the spring of 1846, Joseph C. Alexander embarked on an adventure that took him and his family over the Read More

Richard Scarry book

Six questions to answer for own life story

Posted by in Own Family HistoryUncategorized

Earlier this month, Judy Russell — known in genealogy circles as the “Legal Genealogist” — posed six questions during her Read More


Oregon’s anti-black laws of the past

Posted by in Oregon History

Back in 1844, Oregon’s provisional government passed a law that any free blacks who refused to leave the territory would Read More

Owyhee Avalanche (Silver City, Idaho), 3 March 1877.  Volume 12, Issue 28, Page 1.

Gold mining, ditch digging part of Baker County history

Posted by in Baker CountyEastern OregonOregon History

Gold fever. It’s one of the primary reasons inciting westward expansion in the 19th century. Although the notable California gold Read More

Old-time criminal

Good way to pass the time: Album of criminals

Posted by in Ancestry.comRecords

Historical records can be a lot of fun to peruse, even if they have no direct connection to any of Read More

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