Oregon State Archives and Libraries

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Oregon State Archives

The Oregon State Archives has one of the best genealogy research centers in Oregon. It's holdings includes records such as: Oregon Historical County Records Guide, which includes maps, county and office histories, scenic images, and a comprehensive descriptive inventory of selected records for each of Oregon's 36 counties, the Oregon Historical Records Index provides index access to surname and other entries compiled from a selected list of records held by the Oregon State Archives, the Provisional and Territorial Records Guide includes maps, agency and county histories, and descriptions of provisional and territorial government records in the holdings of the Oregon State Archives. Other records inlcude: Adoption Records, Census Records, Land Records, Military Records, Naturalization Records, Probate Records, Vital Records, and more...

Oregon State Archives
800 Summer St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97310

Phone: (503) 373-0701

Website: http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/

Oregon State Library

The Oregon State Library has partnered with the Willamette Valley Genealogical Society to maintain and administer genealogical resources at the Library. According to their Memorandum of Understanding, "The Oregon State Library and the Willamette Valley Genealogical Society mutually desire to maintain and enhance the Genealogical Resource Center, providing... genealogical materials and facilities for genealogists and Oregon history researchers at the Oregon State Library"

Oregon State Library
250 Winter St NE
Salem Oregon 97301-3950

Phone: (503) 378-4243

Website: http://www.osl.state.or.us/home/

Selected LDS Family History Centers

The following family history centers in Oregon offer the most comprehensive genealogy resources, including census records, death records, family history records, obituaries, marriage records, vital records, court records, and various other public records.:

Portland Oregon
1975 S E 30th
Portland, Oregon

(503) 235-9090

Salem Oregon
4550 Lone Oak Road SE
Salem, Oregon

(503) 378-0383


Eugene Oregon
3550 W 18th St
Eugene, Oregon

(541) 343-3741

Grants Pass Oregon
1969 Williams Highway
Grants Pass, Oregon

(541) 476-1926

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