Oregon Genealogical Society

The OGS FamilySearch Affiliate Library is open.
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.
 
Fall Seminar - Irish Research
October 29, 2022
Our Fall Seminar will be on Irish Research with speaker David Rencher. Details to be posted soon.

 
UPCOMING CLASSES on ZOOM (see the calendar for details)
Preregistration is required for ALL classes. Go to the calendar page, find the class you want and click on the registration link. Watch for details on attending classes in person. The $ symbol indicates there is a charge for that class.

Oct.   8     Researching in Oregon 10:00 am – 12:00 pm  $
Oct. 15     Periodicals: An Amazing Genealogical Resource 10 am – 12 pm  $
 
October is National Family History Month - Join us for the following FREE classes
Registration is required to attend the free classes. Go to the calendar page, find the class you want and click on the registration link
 
Oct.   2     Intro to FamilySearch  2:00 – 3:00 pm 
Oct.   4     Beginning Genealogy  10:00 – 11:00 am
Oct.   5     Get Started with DNA Testing 10:00 – 11:00 am
Oct. 12     FamilySearch Wiki  2:00 – 3:00 pm
Oct. 17     Intro to Fold3.com  12:00 – 1:00 pm 
Oct. 20     DNA and Documents Reveal an Unknown Father: A Case Study  10-11 am 
Oct. 27     Intro to MyHeritage.com  10:00-11:00 am 
 

LUNCH & LEARN
Saturday, October 22nd, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR (next to the OGS Library)
 
11:00 am Roundtable Discussion Topic: Writing Your Family Stories
We will discuss the different types of stories you have written, or want to write, and ideas for getting started. Glen McKerrow will share his experience writing a story a week through StoryWorth.com. The OGS Writers Group will resume meeting in January 2023.
 
 1:00 pm Program: U.S. Passport Applications by Dawn Carlile
Passports have been around since 1789 but were not always a requirement for travel. Find out who was responsible for issuing passports, who applied for a passport, where to find them, and what details they may contain.

 
The Oregon Genealogical Society is also on Facebook.
Click on the blue square (the ) at the bottom of this page to go directly to our Facebook page and follow us there as well.
 
OGS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit so your donations are tax-deductible.
 

UPCOMING
EVENTS
October 8
Researching in Oregon Class
  Oregon became a state on February 14, 1859. A brief history of the history and formation of the state ...
October 12
FamilySearch Wiki - Free Family History Month Class
  One of the first steps in genealogy research is learning about the locations where your ancestors lived, the records ...
October 15
Periodicals: An Amazing Genealogical Resource
  Comprehensive searching is the key to success with your genealogical research. And if you’re not researching in periodicals, you ...
October 17
Introduction to Fold3.com - Free Family History Month Class
  Ancestry’s Fold3 website offers more than just military records and not all of them require a subscription for access. ...
October 20
DNA and Documents Reveal an Unknown Father: A Case Study - Free Family History Month Class
  DNA alone cannot solve a genealogical mystery, and sometimes, documents alone are not enough either. Join us for a ...
October 27
Intro to MyHeritage.com - Free Family History Month Class
  Maybe you have heard of MyHeritage.com, but haven't checked it out yet. Or maybe you have, but you want to ...
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