Image of an 1870 edition of the Morning Oregonian.

Oregonian doing its part to preserve history

Posted by oregonancestry@gmail.com in DigitizationNewsNewspapersPhotographsPortland

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

Posted by oregonancestry@gmail.com in Deschutes CountyFamilySearchLand recordsOnline RecordsVital records

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

Posted by oregonancestry@gmail.com in Ancestry.comNative AmericanOnline 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

Posted by oregonancestry@gmail.com 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

Posted by oregonancestry@gmail.com in Benton CountyCorvallisEducationFamilySearchOnline RecordsRecords

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

Artwork courtesy of National Archives

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair set for next week

Posted by oregonancestry@gmail.com in Ancestry.comConferencesEducationFamilySearchNational Archives

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

Posted by oregonancestry@gmail.com in Baker CountyFamilySearchOnline Records

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

Posted by oregonancestry@gmail.com in Baker CountyBenton CountyFamilySearchNewsOnline RecordsPolk CountyRecordsYamhill County

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. http://blackpioneers.blogspot.com)

Gorman House to be added to national register

Posted by oregonancestry@gmail.com 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 oregonancestry@gmail.com 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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