LCGS Meeting & Workshops Update
The next meeting of the Lincoln County Genealogical Society will be held:
Saturday, February 6,2016, 10 am to 12 pm.
Join us in the downstairs Toledo Public Library meeting room (entrance on lower level off parking lot) ...feel free to bring a friend.
February's Speaker: Tom Chandler from the Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society located in Toledo. (Presentation will begin at 10 am)
Tom's passion for our local community railroad’s past infuses this living history presentation. His discourse delivered while donned in period railroad conductor uniform is sure to transport his audience to days long ago; when railroad was king and the lifeline between our community and our nation.
(Excerpt from brochure)
“Colonel T. Egenton Hogg, his dream was to open the first transcontinental rail route through Oregon by crossing the state from west to east and finally connecting with the transcontinental lines in Boise. This would provide direct connection with Chicago and New York. Yaquina Bay, the western terminus of the railroad line, was to be the great seaport of the North Pacific coast. Had he been successful Newport and Yaquina City may have grown to be as large as Seattle.”
Yaquina City was on the bay west of Toledo. The rail line started there and ended in the Cascade Mountain Range at a place called Idanha. It basically follows Highway 20 from west to east. It is known as the Oregon Pacific Railroad 1880 – .
Upcoming Classes: Friday, January 15, 2016, 1-4 PM, "Finding Your Family History", Presenter: Carolyn Russell, at Newport Senior Center,cost: $5.00,
A Getting Started Packet will be provided to participants.
LCGS will be providing additional classes in the near future. Check back for dates, locations, and times.
Fredda Butler, President
Lincoln County Genealogical Society
173 NW 7th, Toledo, Oregon 97391
Meetings of the Lincoln County Genealogical Society are held the first Saturday
of each month, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, at the Toledo Public Library, 173 N.W.
7th Street in Toledo, Oregon.
In cases of
conflicts with holidays and major events, dates of meetings will be changed to the following Saturday. Please see the column at left for the latest meeting updates.
Meetings are open to the public.
Past programs at meetings have included presentations or workshops by members or guest speakers on a variety of topics such as:
- Local History
- Archives and Repositories
- Probate Records
- Vital Records
- Land Records
- Research Methods
- Record Keeping
- Family Heirlooms/Antiques and Appraisals
- Research through War Records
- Visits to Genealogical Libraries