Oregon Genealogical Society

Welcome to our new site!

We would like to welcome you to the new Oregon Genealogical Society website. Organized in Eugene on September 22, 1962, the Oregon Genealogical Society (OGS), has been promoting family history for more than fifty years. Our research library is one of the largest genealogical research libraries in Oregon providing more than 10,000 reference materials for Oregon, the United States, and locations around the world. 
Our purpose is to maintain a genealogical and historical research library, to collect, preserve and publish material of genealogical interest, to present educational programs for those interested in finding out more about their ancestors, and to give assistance to other organizations and persons interested in genealogical research, whether in Oregon or elsewhere.
Besides our library, we offer research services for both members and the public, education opportunities in the form of classes, workshops, seminars, special interest groups, and our Research Roundtable.

OGS issues Oregon Pioneer and Early Settler certificates to anyone whose their ancestor arrived in Oregon prior to October 31, 1879 for Pioneers or December 31, 1900 for Early Settlers. For more information click on Pioneers and Early Settlers in the menu bar.

We have several volunteer projects in the works which you can learn more about on our Projects page.
  • Putting our library catalog on the website
  • Adding a list of cemeteries for Lane County
  • Adding a database of burials in those cemeteries
  • Publishing Oregon Pioneer and Early Settler application information
  • Publishing Poole Funeral Home (Springfield) books
  • Indexing our vertical file materials for publication on this website
  • Creating one-of-a-kind genealogical indexes and databases   

Here are the officers for 2016
President:  John Pratt
First Vice President: Ardys Vaughn
Second Vice President:   Linda Aubrey
Treasurer:  Linda Forrest
Recording Secretary: Judy Brown
Corresponding Secretary:  Chester Stevenson (incoming mail) and Betty Marx (outgoing mail)


OGS Spring Seminar 2016
Saturday, Apirl 9th

Information will be coming very soon.

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