Oregon Family History Societies(A-C)

This section lists associations from Bend to Cottage Grove giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Other Societies

Bend Genealogical Society

The association has a Library where many resources are available.

These include more than 2100 Books and Journals, Video Tapes, DVD's and CD-ROMs covering most States in the United States and further afield.

For a fee, they are prepared to send you a copy of an Obituary that appeared in the Bend Bulletin if you send them the relevant information.  They are also prepared to search their Resources.

A number of publications are available for sale, including Deschutes Co. Cemetery Books, Land Deeds of Deschutes Co. CD 1895-1928, The Hauslein Family of Illinois and many Reference Books.


Benton County Genealogical Society

The association has a Library where a number of resources are available, which incorporate:

  • Booklets
  • Catalogues
  • CDs
  • Genealogies
  • Genealogy Books for most US States and further afield
  • Pedigree Chart Files
  • Quarterlies
  • Surname Files

They also an Index to the Shelf List of the BCGS Library on the site.

A number of publications are available for sale, including:

  • Benton Co. Pioneers
  • Bible Records
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Church Registers
  • Commissioners Journals
  • Marriages 1850-1924 and 1925-1945
  • Polk Co. Pioneers
  • WPA Historical Records Survey Interviews

Blue Mountain Genealogical Society

The association has an extensive collection of resources that are accessible in Pendleton Public Library, which incorporate:

  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Indexes
  • Church Registers
  • Death Certificates 1971-1994
  • Divorces 1971-1988
  • Donation Land Claims
  • Grant Co., Umatilla Co., and Walla Walla Co. Marriages
  • Local Histories
  • Marriages 1971-1988
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Oregon Census Returns
  • Polk City Directories

Clackamas County Family History Society

A number of publications are available for sale, including: 

  • 1910 Clackamas Co. Soundex
  • Back Issues of their publication The Legacy
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Civil War Veterans in Clackamas Co.
  • Clackamas Co. Early Births 1907-1910
  • Clackamas Co. Weddings
  • Funeral Home Books
  • Jail Registers 1882-1925
  • Naturalisations
  • Oregon City Births 1918-1949 compiled from Hospital Cards
  • Oregon City Hospital Registers 1931-1947 and 1951-1955

Clatsop County Genealogical Society

They have a number of publications available for sale, which include:

  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Divorces 1850-1913
  • Forebears 1886-1997
  • Homesteads in Clatsop Co. 1863-1874
  • Marriages 1851-1945
  • Obituaries and Death Notices

Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society

The association has a number of publications available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Circuit Court Cases of Wasco Co. Index 1854-1900
  • Court Records 1865-1881
  • Deaths
  • Declarations of Intentions and Naturalisations 1854-1906
  • History of the Early Methodist-Episcopalian Churches of Hood River County 1871-1914
  • Hood River, Wasco Co. 1860, 1870 and 1880 Census Returns
  • Marriages
  • Military Records Guide
  • Newspaper Extracts
  • Oregon-Washington Telephone Company Directory 1919
  • Power of Attorney 1873-1888
  • Probate Index 1854-1949
  • Wills 1864-1897

Cottage Grove Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1975 to promote and encourage interest in Genealogy, especially in Cottage Grove and surrounding areas.

An extensive collection of archives are available in the Society's Library, which include Genealogies, Histories, Atlases, Research Aids and many materials on Microfilm and Microfiche.