Cottage Grove Oregon Family History Center
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
- 1 Center Contacts and Hours
- 2 Calendar and Events
- 3 Center Resources
- 4 History of the Cottage Grove FHC
Center Contacts and Hours
- 531 South 10th, Cottage Grove, Oregon 97424 United States
- The entrance and parking for the FHC is on the corner of the building closest to the intersection of 10th and Monroe Ave (I.E North East corner)
- List other languages guest will get help with when they come to the FHC
- Contact the FHC during regular hours to arrange other times:
The library will be closed each week containing a national holiday The week between Christmas and New Year. The library will also be closed during week of local school spring break.
Calendar and Events
Staff Training Meetings
Databases and Software
- FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
Hardware and Equipment
- Equipment includes 4 computers with DSL, High speed laser printer, flat bed scanner, setup up to scan microfilm, 2 microfilm and 2 microfiche readers.
Staff Research Specialties
Resources in the Local Area
- FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.
Volunteer at the Center
History of the Cottage Grove FHC
The Family History Center in the Cottage Grove meeting house came into service in the late 1960’s or early 1970’s. It consisted of an old computer given to Beverly Rowe and an old film reader that Beverly’s husband Don restored.
The center was open for business one day a week. The equipment was stored in a locked closet in a class room and had to be unpacked each time the Library was opened.
The diligence and hard work of the Rowe’s the FHC became a recognized center with all of the same privileges and abilities of the Eugene center.
The move to the room next to the chapel, where it is at this time, came about after almost a year in the closet. Now the library included the microfiche IGI and related films required for both research and submitting names to the temple. Thanks to Beverly’s connection with other FHC’s the library also has over 100 genealogy related books.
Today the equipment includes 4 computers with DSL, High speed laser printer, flat bed scanner, 2 microfilm and 2 microfiche readers and open at least 2 days a week.
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