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

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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

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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

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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

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

Preserving memory of black pioneers in Oregon

Posted by in CorvallisNewsOregon HistoryOrganizations

The Oregon Black Pioneers collection and the State Historic Preservation Office’s Oregon Historic Sites Database are looking for pioneers. The Read More

Image courtesy of Tichnor Brothers via Wikimedia Commons

Arrival of old postcard provides connection to past

Posted by in Jackson CountySouthern Oregon

Every once in a while, news pops up about long forgotten mail delivered years, sometimes, decades later. Such was the Read More

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