Salem Public Library

Willamette Valley Genealogical Society might be headed to city library

Posted by in LibariesMarion CountyOffline Records

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

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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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National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair set for next week

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Genealogy education never ends … that’s something I’ve certainly learned over the years. Besides developing new skills, it never hurts Read More

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Research: Browsing through Baker County records

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Family historians with a need for Baker County records may find answers in one of FamilySearch’s collections of Oregon data. Read More

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Additions to FamilySearch’s Oregon County Marriages collection

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FamilySearch continues to add indexed records and images to its vast collection through the efforts of thousands of volunteers from Read More

The historic Hannah Gorman house in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo courtesy of Oregon Black Pioneers.

Gorman House to be added to national register

Posted by in Benton CountyHouse HistoryNewsOregon History

Last weekend, I had a conversation with a member of the Benton County Historical Society who mentioned that the Gorman Read More

Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol. Photo/Architect of the Capitol

Lee, McLoughlin statues challenged in U.S. Capitol

Posted by in MuseumsNewsOregon History

Back in February, I wrote about Jason Lee and his westward journey to Oregon with an emphasis on his impact Read More

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Register for free Nov. 1 Milwaukie genealogy conference

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The Milwaukie Stake Family History Conference, “Open the Door to Your Past,” is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 1. The Read More

The Oct. 30, 1874 edition of the Washington Independent from Hillsboro, Oregon.

Historic newspapers from Aurora, Hillsboro now online

Posted by in Marion CountyNewspapersWashington County

The availability of online newspaper images continues to grow on both commercial and non-commercial websites. Here in our state, the Read More

The Oregon State Library in the 1940s. (Oregon State Archives, Secretary of State, OSL0033)

Accessing Oregon State Library’s special collections

Posted by in LibariesNewsOffline RecordsOregon HistoryRecordsRepositories

Most of us who conduct genealogy research here in Oregon were not happy to see the Oregon State Library’s research Read More

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