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Springfield Museum re-opens

Posted by oregonancestry@gmail.com in Lane CountyMuseumsNewsUncategorized

The Springfield Museum has opened after two weeks. The Register-Guard in Eugene reported this week that the museum had closed Read More

A webpage image of the Mail Tribune's piece on Kay Atwood.

Notable Southern Oregon historian dies

Posted by oregonancestry@gmail.com in NewsObituaries

Southern Oregon historian Kay Atwood died May 24, 2014 in Ashland. She was 71. Atwood was well-known to those who Read More

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 oregonancestry@gmail.com 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 oregonancestry@gmail.com 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 oregonancestry@gmail.com 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 oregonancestry@gmail.com in Ancestry.comOnline RecordsOregon HistoryRecordsWebsite

One of the newest indexes added to Ancestry.com’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 oregonancestry@gmail.com 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 oregonancestry@gmail.com 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 oregonancestry@gmail.com 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

Posted by oregonancestry@gmail.com in Uncategorized

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

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