Author Archives: oregon genealogy

About oregon genealogy

Oregon Genealogical Society was formed September 22, 1962 in Eugene, Oregon to promote genealogical research, education, and to create a genealogy library. In 2012 we will celebrate our 50th anniversary. Our research library has more than 10,000 genealogy books, periodicals, and microforms. Check us out at

Access Historic Newspapers Online – Free!

I love researching in historic newspapers. Being able to read the news that was occurring where and when my ancestors lived is incredible. You can get a feel for what was important  to them, prices for goods they may have purchased, weather conditions, disasters, … Continue reading

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Early Oregonians Database

Anyone researching in Oregon should familiarize themselves with the Early Oregonians Database at the Oregon state Archives. As part of the Oregon Public Records Database, the Early Oregonians search was a sesquicentennial project  for persons living in Oregon before statehood … Continue reading

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Oregon State Archives – Military Records

In the previous post (The Weekly Oregonian, Saturday, January 24, 1857) I included several bits of news that I will expand on and add resources which you may want to check to look for additional information. First up is the … Continue reading

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The Weekly Oregonian, Saturday, January 24, 1857

Items of genealogical interest found in The Weekly Oregonian, Saturday, January 24, 1857, Vol. VII, No. 9. Page 1, column 2 Proceedings of the Oregon Legislature:  House, Thursday, Jan. 8th Mr. Cochran presented a petition from citizens of Lane and Umpqua counties … Continue reading

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This Week in Oregon History

We had a light dusting of snow in Eugene today with the promise (or threat) of more to come Monday night so it was interesting to read an apology in The Guard, published in Eugene City, on Saturday, January 18, 1868 for … Continue reading

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