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[[Image:Roseburg FHC Building.png|thumb|right]]{{FHCpage|location=Oregon}}The Roseburg Family History Center is located at the Roseburg Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a large red brick building with a white steeple on top.  The entrance to the FHC is on the west side of the building and is accessible from the west parking lot.  
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[[Image:Roseburg FHC Building.png|thumb|right|Roseburg FHC Building.png]]{{FHCpage|location=Oregon}}The Roseburg Family History Center is located at the Roseburg Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a large red brick building with a white steeple on top.  The entrance to the FHC is on the west side of the building and is accessible from the west parking lot.  
  
 
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
 
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
  
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No pre-registration or fees required for classes listed below. However, please RSVP by phone  (541-672-1237) or e-mail ([mailto:OR_roseburg@ldsmail.net OR_roseburg@ldsmail.net]) if you would like class handouts and class size may be limited.  
 
No pre-registration or fees required for classes listed below. However, please RSVP by phone  (541-672-1237) or e-mail ([mailto:OR_roseburg@ldsmail.net OR_roseburg@ldsmail.net]) if you would like class handouts and class size may be limited.  
  
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Thurs. 9/6 &nbsp; 7pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Native American Research &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Carolyn Arnett
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Thursday February 14th &nbsp; 7pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FamilySearch Portal Overview &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Shannon Agee
  
Fri. 9/7 &nbsp; 10am&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Native American Research &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Carolyn Arnett<br>  
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Friday &nbsp; &nbsp; February 15th &nbsp; 10am&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;FamilySearch Portal Overview &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Shannon Agee<br>  
  
Thurs. 9/20 &nbsp; &nbsp;7pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Google Goldmine &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Shannon Agee
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Fri. 9/21 &nbsp; &nbsp;10am&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Google Goldmine &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Shannon Agee<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;NO&nbsp;CLASSES&nbsp;IN&nbsp;March - ''Come to the Genealogy Fair -''&nbsp; 9th March
 
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;NO&nbsp;CLASSES&nbsp;IN&nbsp;OCTOBER - ''Come to the Genealogy Fair -''&nbsp; 27th October
 
  
 
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Thurs. 11/8 &nbsp; &nbsp; 7pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Brick Walls/Dead Ends&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Panel Discussion
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Fri. 11/9 &nbsp; &nbsp;10am&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Brick Walls/Dead Ends&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Panel Discussion <br>  
 
 
 
Thurs.11/15 &nbsp; &nbsp;7pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Photo Restoration&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Gary Pearson
 
 
 
Fri.11/16 &nbsp; &nbsp;10am&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Photo Restoration&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Gary Pearson <br>
 
 
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;NO CLASSES IN DECEMBER &nbsp;
 
  
 
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Visit our website to register for classes at&nbsp;<u>comgen.weebly.com&nbsp;</u>  
 
Visit our website to register for classes at&nbsp;<u>comgen.weebly.com&nbsp;</u>  
  
October 27th 2012 – 9 am to 4 pm  
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March 9th 2013 – 9 am to 5 pm  
  
 
We will offer classes for beginning, intermediate, and advanced participants. Participants will have choices of a number of different classes in each class period. Some will be offered more than once to accommodate more students.  
 
We will offer classes for beginning, intermediate, and advanced participants. Participants will have choices of a number of different classes in each class period. Some will be offered more than once to accommodate more students.  
  
Registration will start at 8:30am and classes at 9am. There will be a break at noon which will include Keynote Speaker Thales Smith and snacks provided for your enjoyment. Bring your own sack lunch or there are a number of near-by restaurants to choose from.  
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Registration will start at 8:30am and classes at 9am. There will be a break at noon which will include Keynote Speaker Randy Burnham and snacks provided for your enjoyment. Bring your own sack lunch or there are a number of near-by restaurants to choose from.  
  
 
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The following is a list of classes:  
 
The following is a list of classes:  
  
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9:00
 
  
'''Organize the Professional Way''' - by Shannon Agee I will be teaching the method well known professional genealogist - Karen Clifford - uses to organize the research she does for her clients. Simple to set up and to implement. Use file cabinets or binders - whichever you prefer. File and find all your paperwork quickly and easily. Beginner to intermediate level.<br> '''Genograms for Personal and Family Histories '''- by David Henry What is a genogram, and what are the benefits of making one? This class will be about understanding the symbolisms beyond the pedigree chart, making general transmissions, and creating genograms. From this one hour class, the participants should know where to go if they want to learn and do more with genograms.<br> '''Internet Genealogy Part I '''- by Pat Gausnell (2 period class) Tips and skills that will help you use your computer and the internet to do genealogy. We will also spend some time learning basic internet surfing skills.<br> '''Discovering Life Stories with Time Lines''' - by Bev Wellington Make your life stories more interesting by displaying the times and events that have surrounded your life and the lives of your ancestors. Learn how to access this information.
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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Genealogy - by Laraine Clark
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Gathering Low-hanging Fruit from your Family Tree - by Sherrie Wieland
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Using the Family Search Wiki - by Shannon Agee
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Genealogy Boot Camp - by
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10:15 am
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Write Your Family History - by Judy Hoppe - Part 1 of 2
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Family History - Fact or Fiction? - by Laraine Clark
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Jumping from Family Tree to Family Search and Back Again - by Sherrie Wieland
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How to get the Most out of Your Ancestry.com Searches - by
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11:30 am
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Citing Sources by Shannonn Agee
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Write Your Family History - by Judy Hoppe - Part 2 of 2
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Genealogy versus Family History - by Bev Wellington
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Baby Steps to Beginning Genealogy - by Carolyn Arnette
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1:30 pm
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<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">The Google Gold Mine Awaits! - by Shannon Agee</span>
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Genealogy versus Family History - by Bev Wellington
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Cloud Computing - by Randy Burnham
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Baby Steps to Beginning Genealogy- by Carolyn Arnette
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2:45 pm
  
10:00
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Gathering Low-hanging Fruit from your Family Tree - by Sherrie Wieland
  
'''DNA Research, Molecular Genealogy''' - by Larraine Clark<br> '''Douglas County Courthouse Archives''' - by Ann Schartz<br> '''Internet Genealogy Part II''' - by Pat Gausnell (2 period class) We will cover a number of the most well-used genealogy websites as well as lesser-known useful ones.<br> '''Write Your Family History Part I '''- by Judy Hoppe (2 period class)
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Family History or Historical Fiction? by Laraine Clark
  
11:00
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<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Cloud Computing by Randy Burnham</span>
  
'''Citing Sources''' - by Shannon Agee What is a source and what do you do with it once you find it? Learn of the different types of sources and their level of importance to the genealogist. Find out how to use ready-made citations. Beginner to Intermediate Level<br> '''Military Research''' - by Vicki Urbaniak<br> '''Write Your Family History Part II''' - by Judy Hoppe (2 period class)<br> '''Over There - World War I &amp; II Draft Registration Records'''. (Emphasis on WW I) - by LaVona Ness World '''War Draft Registration Records''' - an often overlooked source. WW I includes ALL men born between 1873 and 1900 (and all foreigners too) living in the US in 1917 and 1918. WW II includes men born between 1877 and 1927.
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Upload Your Photos to Family Tree - by Gary and Sheril Pearson
  
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'''The Google Gold Mine Awaits!''' - by Shannon Agee Learn simple tricks to find a wealth of information at your fingertips. Use wild-cards to search for name variations, Google Maps to see where your ancestors lived, see how to access digitized books and newspapers, translate those foreign records and much more! Beginner to Intermediate Level<br> '''Cemetery Research''' - by Ellnora Young Where are they buried and what to do after finding the grave. Tips to locate that elusive ancestor's place of burial. How to record the location. Aids to reading that worn stone. Douglas County cemetery resources.<br> '''British Isles Genealogy on the Internet''' - by Pat Gausnell We will study some of the best ways to research genealogy in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, focusing on relevant internet websites.<br> '''Finding Your Elusive Ancestor in Census Records''' - by Sherrie Wieland Tips for how to get the most out of census records - whether it's the 1850 U.S. Federal Census or the 1940 U.S. Federal Census, or all the years in between. Handwriting clues, different name forms. searching by other family members, which census has which information, etc. Bring your questions and your names and dates for that hard to find great grandfather!
 
  
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'''Preparing for a Research Trip''' - by Larraine Clark<br> '''Family Search''' - by Bev Wellington FamilySearch is a powerful tool to use for research. Learn how to get the most from its billions of genealogical records including accessing the famous Family History Library, the Wiki, and subscription sites available from your local Family Search (History) Center. And it is all FREE.<br> '''National Archives '''- by Celeste Guillory Studying the resources available at the National Archives (nara.gov) both on the internet and by visiting the various branches throughout the United States.<br> '''RootsMagic''' - by LoRita Sutton
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Jumping from Family Tree to Family Search and Back Again! - by Sherrie Wieland
  
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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Genealogy - by Laraine Clark
  
'''Library of Congress''' - by Celeste Guillory Accessing genealogical information available at the Library of congress.<br> '''Research in German Church Records''' - by Kay Livermore So you have found that ancestral home in Germany but don't read German. Learn the basics to extracting genealogical information form German church records.<br> '''Indexing''' - by Sheril Pearson<br> '''Scanning and Saving Photos''' - by Gary Pearson
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Native American Research - by John Read
  
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How to get the most out of your Ancestry.com Searches - by <br>  
  
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Mark this on your calendars now so you won’t miss a great opportunity to learn more about genealogy research!<br>  
 
Mark this on your calendars now so you won’t miss a great opportunity to learn more about genealogy research!<br>  
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*Two microfilm readers  
 
*Two microfilm readers  
 
*One microfiche reader  
 
*One microfiche reader  
*Two copy machines, one with legal size capability.
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*Two scanners  
 
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*One digital camera with accessories for uploading photos to computers and printing them.''<br>''
 
*One digital camera with accessories for uploading photos to computers and printing them.''<br>''

Revision as of 00:30, 6 February 2013

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

The Roseburg Family History Center is located at the Roseburg Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a large red brick building with a white steeple on top.  The entrance to the FHC is on the west side of the building and is accessible from the west parking lot.

Center Contacts and Hours

Roseburg FHC.png

Location Map:

Address: 2001 West Bertha, Roseburg, Douglas, Oregon, United States

Location on Map


Phone: 541 672-1237

E-mail: OR_Roseburg@ldsmail.net


Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 9am-9pm
  • Wednesday:9am -5pm
  • Thursday: 9am-5pm
  • Friday Evening by appointment


Holiday Schedule:

Closed:

  • January 1
  • July 4
  • Fair Week (August - varies)
  • Spring Break - (March - varies)
  • Thanksgiving week
  • Two weeks for Christmas


2012 Class Schedule

No pre-registration or fees required for classes listed below. However, please RSVP by phone  (541-672-1237) or e-mail (OR_roseburg@ldsmail.net) if you would like class handouts and class size may be limited.

                  DATE  & TIME                   CLASS                                        TEACHER 

Thursday February 14th   7pm          FamilySearch Portal Overview            Shannon Agee

Friday     February 15th   10am         FamilySearch Portal Overview            Shannon Agee


       NO CLASSES IN March - Come to the Genealogy Fair -  9th March




Upcoming Events

  • Community Genealogy Workshop

Visit our website to register for classes at comgen.weebly.com 

March 9th 2013 – 9 am to 5 pm

We will offer classes for beginning, intermediate, and advanced participants. Participants will have choices of a number of different classes in each class period. Some will be offered more than once to accommodate more students.

Registration will start at 8:30am and classes at 9am. There will be a break at noon which will include Keynote Speaker Randy Burnham and snacks provided for your enjoyment. Bring your own sack lunch or there are a number of near-by restaurants to choose from.


The following is a list of classes:


9:00 am

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Genealogy - by Laraine Clark

Gathering Low-hanging Fruit from your Family Tree - by Sherrie Wieland

Using the Family Search Wiki - by Shannon Agee

Genealogy Boot Camp - by


10:15 am

Write Your Family History - by Judy Hoppe - Part 1 of 2

Family History - Fact or Fiction? - by Laraine Clark

Jumping from Family Tree to Family Search and Back Again - by Sherrie Wieland

How to get the Most out of Your Ancestry.com Searches - by


11:30 am

Citing Sources by Shannonn Agee

Write Your Family History - by Judy Hoppe - Part 2 of 2

Genealogy versus Family History - by Bev Wellington

Baby Steps to Beginning Genealogy - by Carolyn Arnette


1:30 pm

The Google Gold Mine Awaits! - by Shannon Agee

Genealogy versus Family History - by Bev Wellington

Cloud Computing - by Randy Burnham

Baby Steps to Beginning Genealogy- by Carolyn Arnette


2:45 pm

Gathering Low-hanging Fruit from your Family Tree - by Sherrie Wieland

Family History or Historical Fiction? by Laraine Clark

Cloud Computing by Randy Burnham

Upload Your Photos to Family Tree - by Gary and Sheril Pearson


4:00 pm

Jumping from Family Tree to Family Search and Back Again! - by Sherrie Wieland

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Genealogy - by Laraine Clark

Native American Research - by John Read

How to get the most out of your Ancestry.com Searches - by


Mark this on your calendars now so you won’t miss a great opportunity to learn more about genealogy research!


Where else can I go to learn to do family history?

There is a series of excellent videos and powerpoint presentations on getting started with your family history: Learning Center  It is helpful to print the handout at the end of each lesson. Many of the genealogy software companies have online tutorials and webinars.

Staff Training Meetings

The meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, except for August and December, at 10:00am in the Family History Center.  A potluck luncheon for the staff follows each meeting.

What software do I need and where can I get it?


The Roseburg Family History center does not recommend any particular program. In fact, many different programs are used by the staff.


This is a link that will help you learn more about the various programs to help in your choice: FamilySearch Products Here is a link that lists the Top Ten genealogical software programs: Software Reviews  These all offer a free version but also have a more enhanced version you can purchase.

 

Links to useful and fun sites.


Discover technologies that will improve your family history research and knowledge. This is a very, Very, VERY cool place. Try Tech Tips

Here is a little magnifier that sits on your computer desktop to enable your poor ol' tired eyes to see things on your screen better.....it does not replace sleep. Virtual Magnifying Glass is a free, open source, screen magnification tool for Windows and Linux: Virtual Magnifying Glass. It is simple, customizable, and easy-to-use. The program shows a magnifying glass lens that follows the mouse movement. You can move the lens around the screen to view magnification of any screen area. To close the lens, click the left mouse button. Virtual Magnifying Glass also adds it's own taskbar icon. Left-click on the icon offers a shortcut for launching the lens again.

Irfanview, Irfanview, is an image viewer that we use a lot at the FHC. It will even make panoramas from multiple jpeg images.

Faststone Capture, Faststone  will very quickly and easily capture all of your screen or just a few words. This is version 5.3 which is free.

Use Drop Box to replace your flash drive! DropBox  


Center Resources

Collections


  • Microfilm and Microfiche Collection: The center has a large collection of these films on indefinite loan, with indexes explaining the sources contained therein.


  • Books and Periodicals:  The center has a collection of these with a card catalog describing them.


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

Eight computers, all with high speed internet and attached to printers.

  • Two microfilm readers
  • One microfiche reader
  • One copy machine
  • Two scanners
  • One digital camera with accessories for uploading photos to computers and printing them.


Microfilm Orders

Links

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~orgsdc/ - local genealogical society of Douglas County, Oregon http://www.nrtoday.com - local newspaper for obituary, marriage, birth lookups in archives

http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/OR_Douglas.htm - local Douglas county court house records, free to search online!

Volunteer at the Center

If you have interest in volunteering your research skills and expertise to help other researchers, please contact us or drop by the center.  We welcome genealogy enthuasists.