Oregon Genealogical Society

Welcome to the Oregon Genealogical Society

The OGS FamilySearch Affiliate Library is open.
Masks are required to be worn in the library


The Oregon Genealogical Society is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. You can access online records that are not available from home at our library on one of our patron computers or bring your laptop to the library. Most of the records that have a camera icon with the key above are accessible at the OGS Library.

It's Time to Renew Your Membership
OGS memberships are for a calendar year and expire on December 31st. Please send in your renewal form, which can be found on the Membership page.

UPCOMING CLASSES on ZOOM (see the calendar for details)
Preregistration is required for ALL classes. Watch for details on attending classes in person. The $ symbol indicates there is a charge for that class.

Jan 29     Preparing for the 1950 Census - What You Can Do Now  $
Feb   5     Mapping Your Ancestors (Land Platting)  $
Feb   5     Intro to Genealogy - Free
Feb  12    Intro to Ancestry  $
Feb 19     Finding Your Family in Historic Newspapers  $
Apr   2     Adoption Research  $

DNA Workshop 4-part series  $    
Jan 13 & 27 and Feb 10 & 24 
GENEALOGY CHAT, Saturday 26 February 2022
On Zoom from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Everyone is invited to join us, so invite your friends, family, and genealogy buddies.
Discussion Topic: Share your genealogy goals for 2022 
We will spend the first 30 minutes with attendees sharing a goal for something they hope to accomplish in genealogy this year. It can be a specific research goal, related to genealogy education, going on a research trip, or something else. 
Program: National Library of Scotland Website
We'll take a tour of the National Library of Scotland website and the useful tools available there.
** Register in advance for this meeting using this link:
** After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing information about joining the meeting on the day of the event.

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OGS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit so your donations are tax-deductible.

January 29
Preparing for the 1950 Census - What You Can Do Now
The 1950 census will be released on Friday, April 1, 2022. But . . . it won't be searchable, you ...
February 5
Mapping Your Ancestors
You’ve found your ancestors on historical maps. Now you’d like to find those places on modern maps. To do ...
February 5
Intro to Genealogy - Free class
  This class will help you get started with your family history, including planning and organizing your projects, useful ...
February 7
Education Committee Meeting
The education committee meets monthly on the first Monday of each month at 2 pm to plan the OGS class ...
February 8
OGS Board Meeting
  The Board of Directors meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. All members are invited to attend.   ...
February 12
Intro to Ancestry.com
  This class covers the pros and cons of using Ancestry.com, including how to get started, planning and organizing ...
February 19
Finding Your Family in Historic Newspapers
  There is more than just obituaries in newspapers. You can find valuable genealogical information in newspapers if you ...
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