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.
Indoor Yard Sale aka Rummage Sale
Saturday and Sunday, August 20th and 21st
OGS Annex, 965 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR
Satuday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
SAVE THE DATE - Fall Seminar
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. Watch for details on attending classes in person. The $ symbol indicates there is a charge for that class.

Sep. 10     City Directories 10:00 am – 12:00 pm  $
Sep. 17     Intro to Ancestry.com 1:00 – 3:00 pm  $
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.
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 - Hybrid Meeting
Saturday, 27 August 2022
In-person and on Zoom from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Lunch & Learn is a monthly educational and social gathering by OGS that is open to OGS members and to the public. We start at 11:00 am with a roundtable discussion with attendees sharing their knowledge about the topic. A potluck salad and dessert lunch at noon will be followed by an education program at 1:00 pm.
We will meet in person in the OGS Annex, next to our library, at 965 Oak Alley, Eugene. If you want to attend via Zoom register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
11:00 am  Round Table Discussion Topic: Researching in Pennsylvania. 
Attendees will share tips and resources for researching in Pennsylvania and can ask questions of the other attendees. Our version of crowd-sourcing knowledge and expanding our opportunities to learn from the experiences of others.

12:00 pm  Potluck Salad and Dessert lunch - Members donate a salad or dessert for the lunch or you may bring your own sack lunch and beverage. Coffee, hot tea, cups, plates, napkins, and utensils are provided. If you decide at the last minute to come, but don't have time to make or pick something up, come anyway. We’ll be glad to see you. If you have a special diet, then feel free to bring your own food. (Suggested donation of $5.00.)
1:00 pm  Program:  Using the OGS Book Scanner
OGS has purchased a book scanner from the donations made by members to the 2021 campaign. Dawn will demonstrate how easy it is to use during the program portion of the Lunch & Learn. The scanner can be used to scan books and single-page documents which can be saved as an image or a PDF document with optical character recognition enable so you can search for any word in the PDF. It is not recommended for scanning photographs. The photocopier will produce better scans of photographs at a higher resolution. Librarians will be trained on how to use it and instructions will be available at the scanner for patrons to refer to when using the scanner. Expect it to be ready for library patron use on Wednesday, August 31st.

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

September 10
City Directories Class
  City directories provide a wealth of information on your ancestors and the places they lived. This class will cover ...
September 17
Intro to Ancestry.com
  This class covers the pros and cons of using Ancestry.com, including how to get started, planning and organizing your ...
September 24
OGS 60th Anniversary Celebration
SAVE THE DATE! Details will be announced this summer.   If you would like to help plan our 60th anniversary, ...
October 2
Intro to FamilySearch - Free Family History Month Class
  There is more to FamilySearch.org than their online family tree. This class will cover the different search methods available ...
October 4
Beginning Genealogy - Free Family History Month Class
  Description coming soon.   Instructor: Linda Aubrey   Register in advance for this class.
October 5
Get Started with DNA Testing - Free Family History Month Class
  Comprehensive searching is the key to success with your genealogical research. And if you’re not researching in periodicals, you ...
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 ...
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