Oregon Family History Societies(Statewide)

This section lists the state-wide associations giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide and Regional Societies

Oregon Genealogical Forum

The association has a number of on-line indexes, which include:

  • 1890 Veterans Census
  • Death Certificates 1903-1905
  • Donation Land Claims(Granted to Settlers who arrived prior to 1853)
  • Early Settler Forms(Settlers who arrived prior to 1900)
  • Indian War Pensions(Pension Applications for Indian Wars Service between 1817-1898)
  • Jackson Co. Funeral Cards
  • Little Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Homes

Databases also incorporate:

  • Marriages by William T. Milliken 1916-1948.
  • Masonic Proceedings 1851-1910
  • Military Sources
  • Multnomah Co. Marriages 1855-1910
  • Multnomah Co. Naturalisations 1943-1945
  • Multnomah Co. Poor Farm Records
  • Multnomah Co. Probates 1852-1939
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Obituaries

In addition, they also have other databases:

  • Poor Farm Cemetery
  • Portland Death Certificates 1881-1917
  • Portland Birth Certificates 1903-1905
  • Provisional Land Claims 1845-1849
  • St Mary's Cemetery: Portland's Pioneer Catholic Cemetery
  • Soldiers' Home Register
  • State Office Holders
  • Waterfront Passes
  • Westergaard Index to Deaths 1881-1940
  • WWI Draft Registration
  • Yearbook Pictures

Many resources are available in the Library and an On-line Catalogue is available on the site. 

These include:

  • City Directories
  • County Directories
  • Federal and State Census Returns
  • Funeral Home Books
  • Historical Books
  • Newspaper Indexes
  • Probate Records
  • Tax Rolls
  • Vital Records

Archives relate to the State, other US States and further afield, such as England and Wales.  

Website:
http://www.gfo.org/


Oregon Genealogical Society

The association has a Research Library where a number of resources are available, including Books and Periodicals for most Localities, Pedigree Charts and Trail Material.

County Records they hold incorporate:

  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Death Indexes
  • Donation Land Claims
  • Eugene/Springfield City Directories
  • Metzger's Lane County Maps

A number of publications are available for sale, which incorporate 

  • 1854 Lane County Agricultural Census
  • Bible Records
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Early Settlers Information
  • Lane Co. Will Abstracts 1867-1904
  • Lincoln Co. Marriages 1893-1926
  • Malheur Co. Marriages 1877-1911
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Pioneers

They also sell many books relating to other US States and further afield. In addition, they sell American Passenger Arrivals, Books relating to Lineage Societies and Research Aids.

Website:
https://oregongs.org/


Oregon Historical Society

The association has the Davies Family Research Library where a number of resources are available, including

  • Books
  • Census Returns
  • City Directories
  • DAR Index
  • Donation Land Claim Index
  • Films
  • Genealogical and Biographical Material
  • Government Documents
  • Indian War Pension Papers
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps

Archives also include:

  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Oral Histories
  • Personal Papers
  • Photographs
  • Pioneer Card File
  • Scrapbooks
  • Serials
  • Provisional and Territorial Papers Index
  • Vital Records Indexes

It is also possible to search these resources using the On-line Catalogue.

Website:
http://www.ohs.org