Oregon Genealogical Society

Classes and Workshops

OGS holds classes on Saturdays from 10:00 AM until Noon, unless otherwise noted in the class details. Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to class.  The library is located under the Overpark at 10th and Oak in the alley behind the Downtown Athletic Club. Parking is free in the Overpark on weekends.  On Saturdays, Sundays, and evenings after 5:30 pm, library patrons may park in the bank parking lot off of Oak Alley immediately north of the Overpark entrance from Oak Street.
Class fees are payable by cash or check before class begins.
Unless otherwise noted, fees are:
Members with current membership card: $10.00
Non-members: $15.00
Please email education@oregongs.org or call 541-517-0984 to reserve your spot or for more information.
Classes are listed in the calendar.
Classes recently offered:
Church Records
City Directories
Court Records
Reading Old Handwriting (New)
Tax Records
Wills and Probate Records
Works Projects Administration (WPA) Records (New)
Class topics offered:
 20th Century Resources
 Advanced DNA – Third Party Tools
 Analyzing Vital Records
 Autosomal DNA: Understand and   Using Your Ancestry DNA Results
 Autosomal DNA: Understand and   Using Your Family Tree DNA Results
 Basic Scandinavian Research
 Beginning Genealogy
 Birth & Marriage Records
 Care and Preservation of Documents   and Photos
 Cemetery Research Workshop
 Census Records
 The Census – The Who, What,   When, Where and Why of U.S.   Federal Census
 Church Records
 Citing Sources
 City Directories
 Civil War Research
 Collateral Lines
 Computer Tips and Tricks
 Costume Preservation &   Identification in Photos
 Court Records
 Courthouse Research
 Cousin Bait - Finding Others   Researching Your Family Lines
 Creating & Using Locality Research     Guides
 Death Records, Terminology &   Epidemics
 Documenting Your Sources
 Evernote for Genealogists Workshop
 Family History Library & Family   History Centers
 Forms: How to Use PDF and Excel   Forms
 Free Genealogy Research Resources
 Genealogical Society Libraries
 Genealogy 101
 Genealogy Bootcamp – Basic
 Genealogy Bootcamp – Intermediate
 Genealogy Software Programs
 Google for Genealogists
 I Have My DNA Results - Now What?
 Immigration Records
 Introduction to DNA
 Introduction to Genealogy
 Irish Research
 Land Records
 Library & Archives Research
 Maps in Genealogy Research
 Military Pension Records
 Military Records
 Naturalization Records
 Newspaper Research
 Online Resources 
 Online Tools You Should Be Using
 Organizing Your Digital Files and   Images
 Organizing your Research
 Passenger Lists
 Periodicals for Genealogy Research
 Photographing Documents and   Photos
 Planning a Research Trip to the   Family History Library
 Platting Land Ownership
 Preservation of Your Documents &   Artifacts
 Quaker Records
 Research Plans
 Research Resources On & Off Line
 Scanning Photos & Documents
 Spreadsheets for Genealogy
 Timelines for Genealogy
 Transcribing and Abstracting Records  
 Using the Internet to Find Your   Ancestors
 Vital Records
 Wills, Probate & Guardianship     Records
 World War I & II Service Records
 Writing Family Stories
 Your Female Ancestors