Oregon Archives and Libraries

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The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful for genealogical research in Oregon.  These places have state-wide collections pertaining to Oregon.

Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Inc.

1505 SE Gideon
Portland, OR
Mailing Address:
PO Box 42567
Portland, OR 97242-0567
Telephone: 503-963-1932
Fax: 503-963-1932
E-mail - gfoinfo@hotmail.com
Web Site - http://www.gfo.org/

Multnomah County Library

801 S.W. Tenth Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
Telephone: 503-988-5123
Web page - http://www.multcolib.org/

A helpful guide to other Oregon records is University of Washington (Seattle) Library, The Dictionary Catalog of the Pacific Northwest Collection of the University of Washington (Seattle) Libraries, Six Volumes. (Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall and Co., 1972; (Family History Library large Q book 979.7 A3w).

National Archives—Pacific Northwest Region (Seattle)

6125 Sand Point Way, N.E.
Seattle, WA 98115-7999
Telephone: 206-336-5115
Fax: 206-336-5112
Email: seattle.archives@nara.gov
Web page:  http://www.archives.gov/pacific-alaska/seattle/contacts.html

Oregon Genealogical Society

955 Oak Alley
Eugene, OR 97401
Telephone: 541-345-0399
Web page: http://www.rootsweb.com/~orlncogs/ogsinfo.htm

Oregon Historical Society Library

1200 S.W. Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205-2483
Telephone: 503-222-1741
Fax: 503-221-2035
E-mail: orhist@ohs.org
Web Site: http://www.ohs.org/

A helpful guide to the collection at the Oregon Historical Society Library is Oregon Historical Society Microfilm Guide Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society, 1973; (Family History Library book 979.5 A3o).

Oregon State Archives

800 Summer Street N.E.
Salem, OR 97310
Telephone: 503-373-0701
Fax: 503-373-0953
Internet: http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/

Oregon State Library

State Library Building
250 Winter Street N.E.
Salem, OR 97310-3950
Telephone: 503-378-8800
Fax: 503-585-8059
E-mail - reference@library.state.or.us
Web site - http://oregon.gov/OSL/

Oregon State Archives has a Historical Records Index On-line which includes entires compiled by examining actual records held by the Archives.  The spelling of surnames and other information reflects the original records. There are currently 572,940 entries in the index. Records include births, deaths, marriages, naturalizations, probates, divorce and many, many, more.  Surname and County searches are available.

University of Oregon

Knight Library
1501 Kincaid Street
Eugene, OR 97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3053
Fax: 541-346-3485
E-Mail - libref@uoregon.edu
Web Site - http://libweb.uoregon.edu/