Genealogy Libraries &
Historical Collections in Oregon

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COOS BAY

COOS BAY GENEALOGICAL FORUM LIBRARY
P.O. Box 1067
North Bend, OR 97459

CORVALLIS

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
Corvallis, OR

The Oregon State University Library maintains a large collection of published biographies for Oregon residents, past and present. In addition, the library mains a large collection of maps and has some Oregon newspaper files.

EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD

OREGON GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY LIBRARY

223 North A Street, Suite F
Springfield, Oregon
503-746-7924


LDS FAMILY HISTORY CENTER
3550 NW 18th Ave., Eugene, Oregon
503-343-3741


UNIVERSITY OF OREGON KNIGHT LIBRARY

Eugene, OR 97403-1299
503-346-1818

The U of O Knight Library has a large map collection. Oregon mortality censuses (lists of deaths during the census years 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880) plus indexes are also available here.

MEDFORD

ROGUE VALLEY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
133 South Central Avenue
Medford, Oregon 97501-7221
541-770-5848
http://www.grrtech.com/rvgs

Library of over 3,000 books, films, microfiche and computer documents. Open to the general public 5 days a week and is fully staffed by volunteers. The library serves genealogical researchers in Southern Oregon.

PORTLAND

GENEALOGICAL FORUM OF OREGON

2130 S.W. Fifth, Suite 220
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 227-2398

The Forum maintains the largest genealogical collection in Oregon.
Visitors may use it for $3.00 per day.

HOURS:

Monday & Saturday 9:30 AM- 3:30 PM
Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30 AM-8:00 PM
Sundays, Noon-5:00 PM; Closed Wednesday and Friday

MEMBERSHIP: $25 per year.


Multnomah County Library
Literature & History Division
801 SW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
503-988-5123


OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY LIBRARY
1230 S.W. Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

The Oregon Historical Society Library maintains a fine collection of published biographies of state residents. There are some Oregon newspaper files, including an alphabetical card file with abstracts of birth, marriage, and death information from early Oregon newspapers. In addition, Oregon mortality censuses (lists of deaths during the census years 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880) plus index es are also available here. A useful guide to the holdings is Oregon Historical Society Microfilm Guide (Portland, Ore.: Oregon Historical Society, 1973).

SALEM

OREGON STATE ARCHIVES
Oregon State Archives, 800 Summer St. NE Salem, OR 97310 Telephone: Voice: (503) 373-0701 Fax: (503) 373-0953 E-mail: reference.archives@state.or.us Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:45 p.m.

The State Archives has substantial holdings of interest to genealogists. The collections include an index to the state's records of births and deaths from 1903 to 1984, plus a few of the early probate files as well as divorces granted by the territorial legislature. The State Archives also holds early service records from the Indian Wars; National Guard records through 1920; records of the Roseburg State Soldiers' Home; an index to World War I veterans; World War I files from the State Historian of the Defense Council (biographical questionnaires); records of the state bonuses and loan applications of World War I veterans, etc.


OREGON STATE LIBRARY
State Library Building
Salem, OR 97310-0640

The Oregon State Library maintains a Genealogical Resource Center in cooperation with the Willamette Valley Genealogical Society and volunteers from the Society are available to assist persons with family history research. Among other items, the State Library catalog lists an alphabetical index to Oregon Donation Land Claims as well as Oregon mortality censuses (reports of deaths during the census years 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880) plus indexes. In addition, the Oregon State Library has some Oregon newspaper files.


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