Genealogical Council of Oregon
Encouraging sharing of information, maintenance of records, and open access to public records.
P. O. Box 2639 Salem, OR 97308-2639
The Statewide Organization Founded in 1969 _________________________________________________________________________________________ Vol. 38 No. 3 Summer 2007 Debbie Harrison, Newsletter Editor SmithRock_2@msn.com
Leslie Brinkley-Lawson, President 5180 SW 198th Ave. Aloha, OR 97007-2964 503-649-6679 Leslie@LawsonResearch.net Rick Slavens, st 1 Vice President 13335 SW Violet Ct Beaverton, OR 97008-5015 email@example.com Fern Kellow nd 2 Vice President 2730 Elysium Ave. Eugene, OR 97401-7437 firstname.lastname@example.org JoAnne Haugen Secretary 448 NW Broadmore Ct. Dallas, OR 97338 email@example.com Mary Jean Crawford, Treasurer and Reg. Agent rd 253 3 St Lebanon, OR 97355 541-258-2873 MaryJean28@comcast.net Maurice Cook Membership th 1915-48 Ave SE Albany, OR 97322 541-928-8926 Ruby Pantalone Projects Registrar 1722 River Rock Drive NE Keizer, OR 97303 503-393-8334 firstname.lastname@example.org
July 12-14 July 28 July 31 Aug 15-18 Sept 15 Oct 6 Oct 27 Nov 3
FEEFHS International Conference/Workshop Corvallis Family History Seminar BYU Family History and Genealogy Conference FGS Conference- Fort Wayne, IN GCO bi-annual meeting, RVGS GFO Fall Seminar with Paul Milner: British Isles Research Genealogy Seminar at Sea Coos Bay Annual Seminar
Founded in 1969, the Genealogical Council of Oregon serves as a statewide association of independent genealogical societies, individuals, and non-profit organizations, such as libraries. It was organized to meet the need for statewide communication, preservation of open access to records, and improvement of genealogical standards. Membership is $10.00 per year. Send membership applications to: Mary Jean Crawford, Treasurer, 253 rd 3 St. Lebanon, OR 97335
As I write this, the 4th of July holiday is almost upon us! I hope you’re making good headway on your 2007 genealogy to-dos. For myself, I’m planning what I’m going to research when I go to Fort Wayne, Indiana in August. I’ve lots of Brinkley research to do there. My husband will fly in to meet me and we will go through several counties in Indiana and in Ohio. My first priority will be the FGS conference, then my research. Before my trip is through I hope to stand in front of my 4th great grandparents burial place in Ohio. I also hope to find the trail on my Finley’s in Ohio! They are my Ireland immigrants. Sadly they died in a plague and left 10 children scattered to other places and family members. Keep a good thought that I can find them! Planning is going forward for a one day GCO conference for July 2008. If we can get volunteers for the following positions, it’s much more likely to happen. (We have not settled on location yet.) Local Chair (to be the liaison between the facility and GCO); Program Committee - 3 people; Facilities Chair; Publicity Chair; Door Prize Chair; Other volunteers for miscellaneous duties. Please let me know in what capacity you’d like to help! The GCO will have its next bi-annual meeting at RVGS Rogue Valley Genealogical Society, in Phoenix, OR on Saturday, September 15. Our topic that day will be growing our societies and involving younger people. Please come prepared to participate. Many societies are seeing a decline in their membership. We’d like to try to brainstorm some ideas to help increase the memberships to our societies. Our next open teambuilding meeting will be Saturday, October 27th, at 11:30 am at Schroeder’s Restaurant in Keizer, OR. The Genealogical Forum of Oregon www.gfo.org will be having Paul Milner back on October 6, 2007. He will educate us further on Scotland and Ireland research, building on his last series of lectures. This will be an outstanding seminar with all new lectures! Our newsletter editor, Debbie Harrison has decided to keep her position with GCO! I am so thrilled she will stay on! She’s doing a great job! Please drop her a note and let her know you think so too! Smithrock_2@msn.com If you have any suggestions for the web page, please let me know. We’d like it to be a useful website for our members and others who happen to find us. All suggestions are welcome! We want to have useful information available there. If you are a speaker and would like to have your contact information available there, let us know. Many societies use the speakers we have listed on our web page. I hope to see you at one of the upcoming genealogy seminars or meetings! Till next time! Leslie Brinkley Lawson, President
Upcoming Seminars and Events. July 31-August 3 BYU Conference Center in Provo, Utah Theme: Strengthening Ties That Bind Families Together Forever
The 39th annual BYU Family History and Genealogy Conference will be held July 31-August 3, 2007, in the BYU Conference Center. More than 100 classes will be offered along with many vendors demonstrating and displaying their wares. For further program or registration information, please see their web page at http://ce.byu.edu/cw/cwgen/ or contact by telephone at (801) 422-8925
August 15-18 Federation of Genealogical Societies 2007 Conference
Grand Wayne Convention Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana “A Meeting at the Crossroads of America” For current conference information visit www.fgsconference.org
2nd Annual Genealogy at Sea Seminar Oct 27-November 3, 2007
Sail on Royal Caribbean‟s newest ship from Miami for 3 days of seminars with nationally known genealogy speakers and authors. For more information email Cindy at FlyAway Travel@neo.rr.com
News of Interest for all Genealogists
U.S. Land Records are Back Online: The Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States
recently announced that its General Land Office (GLO) Records website is back on line at Http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ after a six month disconnection. Title companies, historians, genealogists, and other interested people can again obtain millions of historic land title records from the 30 Public Land States. (those not included in the original 13 colonies) dating back to the 1780s. These fascinating and valuable records included homesteads, patents and military warrants, and railroad grants. To date more than 4.2 million records have been scanned and imaged since the project began in 1989
Thanks to Colleen Cook for sharing the following information:
Rootsweb has an Obituary Daily Times web site at www.rootsweb.com/~obituary. Anyone interested can access the site or sign up for their mailing list and receive the index daily. The site gives enough pertinent facts about the person for you to determine if you would like the whole obituary. It also gives the newspaper source and date so you can follow up on your own.This mailing list/index is for family historians, researchers and compilers, and can be subscribed to at the above URL or browsed at your own convenience. As Obituary Daily Times volunteers, we may ask other volunteers who put information on-line from other newspapers for a full obituary. Most all volunteers keep a file of obits for at least three (3) months, some for six (6) months and a few up to a year. Some keep them indefinitely as I do. Maurice puts them on CDs for me. I began this work in 1998, though the site has been around longer. Some of the Obituary Daily Times volunteers have researched older obituaries and added them to their collection on-line. There are newspapers in Oregon that need a contributor to this site. I saw that the Lake Oswego, Scappoose and Klamath Falls papers need „adoption‟. The ODT group has a quick and simple program to follow. The basic rule is not to add anything to the index that is not in the obituary, even if you know facts that aren‟t in print. For the other few rules, you can print out a short, but handy handbook on line. You can contribute from a newspaper that is local, or one that you receive from out of the area if no one else is doing it. It is interesting and necessary work for those interested.
From the Genealogical Journal published by the Grants Pass Genealogical Society:
If anyone in your family served in World War II, you might want to add their names to the web site for the National Memorial. There‟s no charge for the entry, only a $10 fee if you‟d like to upload a photo. Thousands of military records were lots in the 1973 fire at the National Personnel Records Center. These records were created from approximately 1912 to 1963 and covered most branches of the military service. Most of the information in these records will never be recovered, except from the service member‟s personal files. If you have any records at all providing information about a family member‟s U.S. military service in WWII, it would be terrific if you‟d add his or her name to the memorial site. The web site is http://www.wwiimemorial.com
GCO Area Representatives
There is an ongoing need of representation for all parts of Oregon. If you are willing to help, please contact Ferne Kellow at email@example.com.
Baker, Grant, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa Benton, Lincoln, Linn
Colleen Cook 1915--48th Ave. SE Albany OR 97322-7112
Marion, Polk, Tillamook, Yamhill Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Hood River, Jefferson, Sherman, Wasco, Wheeler Harney, Lake, Malheur Lane
Ruby Pantalone rd 3856 3 Ave N Keizer, OR 97303-5969 Position Open
High Desert McKenzie
Gary Fugate Ferne Kellow 2730 Elysium Ave. Eugene, OR 97401-7437 Don Thomas 855 Bentley Dr. Grants Pass, OR 97526 Position Open
Klamath, Jackson, Josephine Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington Coos, Curry, Douglas
Beverly Rice PO Box 1115 Coos Bay, OR 97420
Oregon Genealogy Society News Blue Mountain – Representative Needed Calapooia- Colleen Cook
Colleen Nickerson, President of the ALSI Historical and Genealogical Society, says that the Waldport Heritage Museum is managed by the society. It is open each Friday, noon until 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 5
Calapooia – Colleen Cook
From The Society Record comes this information: The Benton County Historical Society’s collection is big! In fact, elements of our collection occupy every conceivable nook and cranny of the Philomath College building. With the addition of the Horner Collection, the number of items in the combined collections double, and given the Horner Collection is largely made of three dimensional objects, the total volume of storage space required will much more than double. The BCHS plans to build a new museum in Corvallis where the collection will be stored and exhibited. In the meantime, a place was needed to store and catalogue the collection; so it has been decided that a stand-alone building will be erected on the Philomath land. The new Philomath Collections Care Facility, which will be erected in the northwest corner of the property, will include 13,000 square feet of indoor floor space. This will provide for collection storage and care, as well as the space to stage and prepare exhibitions including traveling exhibits. The building should be finished by this fall. According to Judith Sutliff, there has been much research in time and research to make a comprehensive plan and budget to move 12,000 objects in six separate sites where our collections are currently housed. We have items in the OSU Gill Coliseum basement, an additional campus building, a barn at Finley Refuge, two Crystal Lake Storage units, donated storage area and on all three floors and basement of the Philomath College building including former parsonage next door. North Santiam Historical Society is having its annual Potluck Picnic in Kimmel Park in Mill City on July 12th . Bring food to share; time is 6:30 for the picnic. Music will be by the Bassett Brothers. Canyon Life Museum in Mill City will be open July on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Questions about the area, opening the museum at a different time for special information can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Albany is having the Historic Interior Homes Tour on July 28. Ticket price includes refreshments, live entertainment and trolley & horse-drawn wagon rides: Cost is $10.00 for adults; $8.00 for seniors; groups of 10 or more and children 12 and under. Call Rebecca at 541-928-0911 or go to www.albanyvisitors.com/pages/events/SUinteriorTour.html Brownsville is having a “Stand by Me Celebration and Rolling Roadshow” on July 28th. The town invites fans to re-live the classic coming of age movie filmed in Brownsville in 1986. The classic film was based on a novella written by Stephen King. There will be a showing of the movie on a giant outdoor screen, a blueberry eating contest, a 1950s vintage car cruise-in, sock hop, and a scavenger hunt for the dead body and guest appearances by Stand By Me cast members. Also coming up in Brownsville is an Antique Faire on August 4, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.. It will take place on Spaulding St. which will be closed for the event. Enjoy the day in Historic Brownsville which is 4 miles east of I5 at Exit 216. The Corvallis Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints along with Lebanon and Monmouth is presenting a day-long Conference for genealogists. This is to be held Saturday, July 28 at 4141 NW Harrison in Corvallis and all is free including a lunch.. There will be speakers and presentations for many facets of genealogy such as: Newspaper research by Cindy Webb DNA with Emily Aulicino 6
Genealogy Around the World by Christopher Rumbaugh Writing a Family History Your Children Will Enjoy by Susan LeBlanc Photo Preservation with Barbara Hovorka Keynote speaker at: 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 is the last class. There will be time to tour the newly remodeled Corvallis Family History Center Go to www.corvallisfamilyhistory.org for more information and registering Last year Flinn’s Living History Theater lost its home in the Flinn Building in Albany. It had presented Linn County plays mostly written by Ellen and Bill Lilja. The plays were given during special historical events such as the Home Tours and Flinn’s Christmas Tours. Now, the Flinn’s Community Players (FCP) have found a new home in the Morningstar Grange near Millersburg with a convenient location (I-5 to Jefferson exit (238) about one mile west of the freeway). On Sept. 7, 8, and 9th the play “Shine on Scio Moon”, a locally written comedy/drama by Joseph Majeski, Linda Ziedrich and Robert Waterhouse. Linn County had laws about the manufacture and sale of alcohol long before the Volstead Act. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for seating and dessert, 7:30 is show time and Sunday Matinee, doors open 1:15, show at 2:00 p.m. (For those of you not familiar with our area there is a little town in the area named Scio (pronounced ss-I-O) that was and is the home of many persons of Czechoslovakian and Bohemian descent. cc) The play is complemented with folk and bluegrass music by The Usual Suspects, a trio led by one of the co-authors of the play, Robert Waterhouse. For reservations and information call 541-7048563 or email Daffodil42@aol.com On Sept. 8, there will also be Antiques and Art in the Streets at Ferry and Broadalbin streets between First and Second streets in Albany. Vendor space is $60.00. Contact Rick Rogers at
Benton County Genealogical Society holds their meetings the second Saturday, September through June, in the NE Dining Hall of the College United Methodist Church. The Business meeting is at 10:00 am, with the program at 11:00 am. The Society has an ongoing project of abstracting births, deaths and marriages from Corvallis newspapers. The 12,000 abstracted names may be accessed from the Benton County Genealogical Society home page at http://www.rootsweb.com/orbentgs/index.html. The names will eventually be added to the Corvallis/Benton County library‟s database. Linda Olson has become the new coordinator for this ongoing project. Lebanon Genealogical Society The Lebanon Genealogical Society will meet on the first Friday of the month at 12:30 pm at the Lebanon Senior Center, located at 65 B Academy St., Lebanon, OR 97355. The society‟s books are still at the Lebanon Public Library, 626 2 nd St. Linn Genealogical Society holds their monthly meetings the first Saturday of each month at 1:00 pm at the Albany Public Library, located at 1390 Waverly Drive SE; Albany, OR 97322. The Society‟s library books are in the basement of the Linn County Courthouse at 300 4th Ave. S.W., Albany, OR. The Library is open for research from10 am to 4 pm
Sweet Home Genealogical Society The Library is located at 1223 Kalmia St., Sweet Home, Oregon 97386. The Library is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm and Thursday, 11am to 5 pm plus the 4th Tuesday of the month from 11am to 9 pm. Special openings may be scheduled by calling the Society at 541-367-5034 . The Society is celebrating 31 years of existence and currently has several projects going to extract records. A garage sale fund raiser will be held on July 13th and 14th. Lincoln County Genealogical Society Toledo Genealogical Society has changed its name to Lincoln County Genealogical Society. It is keeping its address at Toledo Public Library; 173 NW 7th; Toledo,OR 97391 with Bruce McCain as president. His email is email@example.com
Champoik – Ruby Pantalone
Willamette Valley Genealogy Society’s DNA Project for both men and women has had some promising results. To learn more about the WVGS project go to the State Library URL at: http://oregon.gov/OSL/GRES/genealogy.shtml St. Barbara's Catholic Cemetery Book has been out for several months. If you haven't gotten yours please go to the WVGS web page for more information. The WVGS and Oregon State Library web page is: http://oregon.gov/OSL/ then click on GENEALOGY. This link will then take you to the publications for sale listing. You will also be able to find out more about the DNA testing on the web page. Be sure to visit the Oregon State Library Genealogy/Reference Room at the north end of 2nd floor. It is open 10:00 to 5:00 during the week. There is a Genealogy Volunteer there to help you. Yamhill County Genealogy Society’s genealogical collection has been moved from the Public Library at Sheridan to another site. The new location and hours are: The Ruth Stoller Research Library Yamhill County Historical Society Museum Log Cabin Market & 6th St., Lafayette, OR 97127 Phone: 503-864-2308 Hours: Wed & Sat 10:00-4:00 The Yamhill Chapter meeting is on the first Saturday at the recycle center in McMinnville.
Deschutes –Representative Needed
Bend Genealogical Society is located at Williamson Hall, 2200 NE Hwy 20 in Bend. The library will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am–2 pm. Telephone: 3179533. This summer the library will be open the first Saturday of the month from 10-2. If this schedule reaches more people, it will be continued in the Fall. 8
In early June BGS had their second annual yard sale in the parking lot near the BGS Library. It has been a very good fund-raiser and gives all the members a chance to help. BGS has also began to digitalize their previously published cemetery books and sell them in CD format which is much less expensive than to have them re-printed.
Newly published by the Bend Genealogical Society
This book was transcribed into an excel file [also PDF file] which can be searched either by grantee or grantor, file date or section & township. Listed in the note section is the name of the town or neighborhood, whether it was an estate, affidavit, power of attorney, guardian-ship, or any of several other reasons why that event was recorded. Each file contains 22,036 lines of information, which took the authortranscriber over two years to complete. Now, you can easily order a copy of the original papers, since the book and page number are accessible from these files. Order instructions for copies are on the disk. Order the disk today from BGS, orders shipped 3-5 days $21.00 includes postage and handling
Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society meets on the second Saturday of the month, September-June at 1:00 pm at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive,The Dalles. No host lunch and regular meeting will open at 1:00 pm for more information contact Shirlee Karr at 541-352-6463.or firstname.lastname@example.org The contact phone and mailing address for the Society is The Dalles Wasco Public Library on 722 Court Street, in The Dalles, OR 97058-2270 Phone:(541) 2962815.
Crook County Genealogical Society meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Desert Gardens Community Room at 705 NW 10th St. Prineville, OR. 97754 Research Library The Genealogical Society maintains a fine genealogical library at the Bowman Museum, which is shared with the Museum. The collection consists of books, manuscripts, magazines, newspapers, scrapbooks, and microfiche. The library's major focus is Crook County, Oregon genealogy, and local history. There are unique materials on Crook County families. There is Also information on other counties in Oregon, research materials for all States of the Union, as well as information about other countries. Members and non-members have access to all 9
Research materials in the library. The library is a convenient place for your to conduct your own research. The library is open during Museum hours. For genealogical queries contact Vivian Zimmerlee by email email@example.com or by phone (541) 447-5449.
Juniper Branch of Family Finders: The library will be open 10 am-4 pm on each Monday thru Friday, unless a volunteer is not available. You may call (541) 475-9745 to verify the library will be open if coming from out of town. Otherwise, call Mary Rueter at (541) 4752614 or Dorothy Burgess at (541) 475-6918 to make an appointment. If you can only come on a weekend, you will need to make an appointment.
High Desert – Gary Fugate
The High Desert area has a remarkable Web Page. The page features photos from Eastern Oregon Tombstones from Cemeteries in Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Union and Wallowa counties. Each high quality photo of a tombstone is posted individually. They can be found at: http://www.oregongenealogy.com/malheur
McKenzie – Barbara Clark
Cottage Grove Genealogical Society, 207 North "H" Street (Corner of Birch and H) P.O. Box 388, Cottage Grove, Or. 97424. Telephone is (541) 942-9570. Their web page is www.rootsweb.com or www.lane/links/cggs.htm. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 1 pm until 4 pm and Wednesday evening from 6:30 pm until 9 pm. Membership meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 10 am.Their publication, “Trees from the Grove” (Jan-Mar issues), lists the High School Class of 1956 and Obits and Death Notices extracted from the 1920 Cottage Grove Sentinel. Oregon Genealogical Society’s research library continues to grow through on-going donations and purchases of books and other materials. The O.G.S. Genealogical Library is located at 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR. The library is open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 am-2 pm, and on Saturdays from 10:00 am -4:00 pm. You may arrange to visit at other times by appointment. The library is closed on the 4th Saturday of each month for the O.G.S. General Meeting Oregon Genealogical Society's (OGS) Coming Events Summer is the time most of our OGS members catch up on their reading, record keeping, family reunions, and research in old cemeteries and ancestors' hometowns. Our educational classes are finished, but will resume again in the fall. Watch for the new schedule. However, our regular monthly general meetings will continue throughout the summer. All these meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of the month and visitors are always welcome. We meet at the Eugene Water and Electric Board meeting rooms, 500 East 4th Street, Eugene, Oregon. The business meeting runs from 11:00 A.M. - Noon, a buffet luncheon ($3.00) is from 12:00 noon - 1:00 P.M. and the programs are from 1:00 - 2:15 P.M. The programs will include: 10
July 28, 2007: – OGS Writer‟s Group Readings. This group meets once a month to share their family history writings with each other. This is an opportunity for the entire membership to hear samples of their work. August 25, 2007 – To be announced September 22, 2007: – OGS 45th anniversary celebration, details to follow. The OGS Family History Writing Support group will be meeting from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. on July 7, 2007, August 4, 2007, and September 1, 2007 at the OGS Library, 955 Oak Alley, Eugene, Oregon. Visitors are always welcome to come listen to what other people have written, or to share a piece of their own work. This is an excellent way to get motivated to start your own family history or memoirs. Please contact Dawn Carlile by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone: 541-686-1421 for more information about any of these events.
Siuslaw Genealogical Society PO.Box 1540, Florence, OR 97439. They meet every third Wednesday at 7 pm at the Siuslaw Public Library.
Rogue – Don Thomas
Grants Pass Genealogical Society – August 14- is the annual “Potluck Picnic” at the BARN in Grants Pass. A reminder for the picnic will also be sent out and all members and their guests are invited to attend. September 11-will be the first regular meeting in the Fall. The topic will be “City Directories” Klamath Basin Genealogical Society In April new officers were elected for the fiscal year. Regular meetings are held at the Klamath County Museum. The times for the meetings have been changed to the first Friday at 6:30 PM so that those working can attend the meetings. Our Klamath County Marriage Records Index 1890-1925 is for sale for $30.00. See our new website, http://www.rootsweb.com~orkbgs, thanks to Carl Pederson. Rogue Valley Genealogical Society - Congratulations to the RVGS! After a successful mortgage drive the Society now owns its headquarters and research library located at 95 Houston Rd., Phoenix, OR General meetings for RVGS are held at 1:30 pm the third Tuesday of the month (except August) at the Southern Oregon Uniserv Building, 2495 S Pacific Hwy. in Medford. Please check the web page at www.rvgslibrary.org and visit them when in Jackson County. Our library is operated by an all volunteer staff. There are many committees overseen by the 12 member Board. The Technology Committee includes volunteers who accept equipment donations and continue to upgrade computers and printers bringing our availability to 5 patron computers along with society based computers. Other tech members are responsible for repairs, upgrades, installations, troubleshooting and inventories. Indexing is being completed for continual website additions and we invite you to see all the new Jackson County vital records, obits, Juror lists, etc. on-line at 11
www.rvgslibrary.org The committee also includes a volunteer coordinator and trainer keeping the volunteers aware of changes. Our webmaster keeps us humble with his skill and contributions. The library currently offers Ancestry.com and New England Ancestors as subscription sites for patrons. Bring your laptop and access the Internet while you research in this valuable collection in Southern Oregon. We are open 6 days a week from 10-3 PM. Southern Oregon PAF Users Group meets the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Church at 1969 Williams Hwy in Grants Pass. A mini class and 4-6 full classes on genealogical topics and PAF software are offered to SO-PAF-UG members and visitors during Saturday meetings. Visitors and members are encouraged to attend these free classes. Visit http://www.webtrail.com/sopafug/sopafug.html
Tuality –Representative Needed
Clatsop County Genealogical Society has monthly meetings at the Astoria Public Library at 450 10th Street in Astoria on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:00 am to 1:00 p.m. Genealogical Forum of Oregon - Located at 1505 SE Gideon St. (turn at 13th & Powell), in Portland. Telephone: 503-963-1932. GFO membership meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of each month at www.gfo.org
Genealogy seminar - October 6th, 2007 Paul Milner returns by popular demand!
Has Your British Isles Research Already Been Done? Learn a systematic approach to what sources have to be examined to know if research on your ancestors has already been published, or other people are currently working on the research. This will examine the library sources, the obvious and the more obscure, and how technology is changing this process. Are you Lost? Using Maps and Gazetteers for British Isles Research. Learn what maps and gazetteers and directories are available for researching your ancestors in the British Isles. Learn from examples how to make good use of these tools to locate your ancestors and put them into context. Print and online sources will be examined. English Parish Registers: How to Access, Use, and Interpret. Learn how to access, use and correctly interpret the information found in the christening, marriage and burial registers of the English parish church. See examples of the problems to watch for and the clues given for further research. Learn what to do when your ancestor is not found.
Buried Treasures: What’s in the English Parish Chest The English parish was both an ecclesiastical and a civil jurisdiction. Both jurisdictions created informative records and kept them in the Parish Chest. This presentation will examine the breadth and wealth of information that can be found, going well beyond the baptism, marriage and burial registers.
Portland Area Personal Ancestral File User’s Group (PAPAFUG) meets the 3rd Saturday of each month at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Lake Oswego at 9:00 a.m. After a short business meeting, two free classes are offered with a choice of learning PAF software or learning genealogy techniques. They have been averaging onver 100 people each month. For more information call Richard Halliday at 503-723-0632. Umpqua-Beverly Rice The Coos Bay Family History Center Annual Seminar will be held Saturday, November 3, 2007 with over 24 lectures from which to choose. There will be several computer and Internet sessions held at the North Bend Technology Center in addition to the lectures at the Coos Bay Stake Center in North Bend. There is no cost for the seminar, and lunch is included. Donations to defray the cost of printing the syllabus are always gladly accepted. For further information or to receive a flyer email email@example.com Beverly Rice
Genealogical Council of Oregon
P.O. Box 2639 Salem, OR 97308-2639