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

Many indexes are on-line, 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, other databases are also accessible:

  • 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.  


Oregon Genealogical Society

Many resources can be accessed in their Research Library, including Books and Periodicals for most Localities, Pedigree Charts and Trail Material.

County Records held by the society incorporate:

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

Numerous 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

Many books relating to other US States and further afield can be purchased from the association. In addition, they sell American Passenger Arrivals, Books relating to Lineage Societies and Research Aids.


Oregon Historical Society

Many resources can be accessed in the Davies Family Research Library, 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.


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