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   The Society maintains a research collection. Initially, items were donated by members and reflect their own interests. Current purchases cover especially the areas of western Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, etc., from which early Ogle County settlers originated. There are approximately 100 family histories plus a file of family group sheets.

   The collection's main strength lies in the Ogle County cemetery records, created by members at the founding of the Society, and in the files of obituaries from area newspapers. An index of obituaries printed in early Oregon newspapers is currently in process.

   The collection is available during regular library hours and Society volunteers are present to give assistance on most Fridays.

   The Society meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Ruby Nash Museum Carriage House, 111 No. 6th St. in Oregon, Illinois.

   Inquiries and membership requests ($10 per family annually) may be mailed along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the

Ogle County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 251
Oregon, IL 61061

   A modest fee will be requested for research and copying of printed material.

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