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					GENEALOGY RESOURCES AT THE COOS BAY PUBLIC
LIBRARY
The reference staff is happy to help you locate and use the materials in our library. Due to limited resources, the
librarians are unable to teach genealogical searching. The Coos Bay Public Library encourages genealogists to make
full use of genealogy how-to books, organizations and societies in the local area. Basic genealogy workshops are
sometimes offered by the Family History Center. The library has a number of books on learning to do genealogy, most
are in 929.1 of the non-fiction collection.


The library has 3 microform (film or fiche) reader printers for patron use. There is also a photocopier available for
patron usage. The first 6 photocopies from reference materials (anything that cannot be checked out) are free (per day).

additional photocopies are $.20 per sheet.


                          Specific Holdings of the Coos Bay Public Library

NEWSPAPERS (in microfilm)


Coos Bay Newspapers:

      -Coos Bay Harbor - 1/14/1905 - 12/28/1950
      -Coos Bay News - Jan 2, 1900 - Oct 30, 1917
      -Coos Bay Times - Jul 4, 1906 - Jan 7, 1957
      -Empire Builder/Bay Reporter - Oct 8, 1953 - Sep 26, 1984
      -Marshfield Sun - Feb 12, 1891 - Jun 16, 1944
      -Marshfield SW Oregon Daily - Jan 23, 1915 - Apr 12, 1940
      -Marshfield Weekly Coast Mail - May 17, 1879 - 1880; 1884 - Jun 1906
      -The World (Coos Bay) - Jan 8, 1957 - current


Other Newspapers in Coos County:

      -Bandon Recorder - 6/13/1901 - 6/27/1916
      -Charleston Herald—8/1995 - 3/1996 (irregular)
      -Coquille City Bulletin - 6/7/1901 - 7/1/1904
      -Coquille City Herald - 9/11/1883 - 10/10/1893
      -Coquille Herald - 9/23/1902 - 9/ 4/1917
      -Coquille Tribune - 4/7/1933 - 3/28/1947
      -Coquille Valley Sentinel - 1/1917 - 11/8/1940
      -Myrtle Point Enterprise - 11/16/1895-7/22/1915; 3/29/1928-5/28/1931
      -Myrtle Point Herald - 3/29/1928-12/29/1949
      -Southern Coos County American - 12/6/1917 - 7/17/1919 (on MP Enterprise roll)
      -Powers Patriot - 4/26/1918 - 5/23/1923

For a complete list of the historical newspapers held by Coos County Libraries please see
bay.cooslibraries.org/alldatabases.html
OREGON VITAL RECORDS

     -Oregon Death Index - 1903+ MICROFORM
     -Oregon Divorce Index - 1946+ MICROFORM
     -Oregon Marriage Index - 1903+ (missing years 1925-1945), MICROFORM, Current years are on
     microfiche, (Note: these indexes are usually 1-2 years behind)


Cemeteries & Cemetery Records:

     -Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery Database: Record of Known Burials. OREGON ARCHIVE 929.509795
     Mar 2009
     -Oregon Cemetery Survey - OREGON ARCHIVE 929.3795 ORE (lists cemeteries in Oregon with
     maps, directions and description).
     -Some Cemetery Records of Coos and Curry Counties, Oregon, REF 929.3 GEN Som


Books with Obituary or Death Records:

     -South Coast Obituaries of Coos County: Some also from Curry & Land Counties in the State of Oregon,
     REF 929.016 EIC
     -Obituaries from the Marshfield Sun, Newspaper established 1891 and published to 1944 (Index of names
     with dates) REF 929.016 JON
     -Index to Southcoast Obituaries 1953-1977, REF 929.016 WOO
     -Coos County Oregon Deaths 1903 to 1930, OREGON ARCHIVE 929.379523 COO, (extracted from
     the Oregon Death Index)


Census:

     -Oregon Federal Population Census, 1850-1930, MICROFILM


Genealogical Society Publications:

     -Coos Genealogical Bulletin, Volumes 1-25, (1990), Oregon Archives 929.2 Coos
     -Coos County Ancestor: Where and How to Find Them, READY REF 929.2 MOS


Land Claims:

     -Coos County Land Deeds 1854-1888, MICROFILM
     -Genealogical Material in Oregon Donation Land Claims, Volumes 1-5, OREGON ARCHIVE 929.3
     Gen


Marriages:

     -Episcopal Marriages of the Southern Oregon Coast 1884-1940 - OREGON ARCHIVE 929.37952 EAK


Naturalization Records:

     -Coos County Naturalization information - 1876-1980, 7 reels MICROFILM
MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES:

     -Coos Bay/North Bend City Directories - 1904+ (some years missing, titles vary) OREGON ARCHIVES
     910.25 COO
     -Coos County Ancestors: Where and How to Find Them - READY REF 929.2 MOS
     -Local phonebooks - 1954+ (occasional years are missing) OREGON ARCHIVES
     -MAHISCAN, The Marshfield High School Yearbooks, 1914+ (occasional years missing) OREGON
     ARCHIVES


ONLINE RESOURCES:

     -Heritage Quest - www.heritagequestonline.com/ - please note that you must be a library card holder in
     Coos County to access via the Internet or you must use at one of the Coos County libraries.

     -Genealogy Records - arcweb.sos.state.or.us/banners/genealogy.htm - Oregon State Archives
     Provides an Oregon Historical County Records Guide, maps showing county border changes, access to the
     database, Oregon Historical Records Index and a Provisional and Territorial Records Guide. Useful
     information throughout.


Libraries, Museums, and Societies:

     -Coquille Valley Genealogy Club - Carolyn Prola, Phone: 541-572-2236
     Meets 1st Thursday each month, 7-9 p.m. at the Flora M. Laird Memorial Library, in Myrtle Point,
     Oregon, Phone: 541-572-2591.

     -Coos County Historical Society Museum, 1220 Sherman Avenue, North Bend, OR 97459
     Phone: 541-756-6320

     -Family History Center - The Latter Day Saints provide this genealogy library to provide access to
     genealogy books and materials. You may also go through them to rent microfilm records.

           3355 Virginia Avenue North Bend, OR 97420
           Phone: 541-756-3575
           Hours: M 12pm-4pm; T- Th 9am-9pm; F 9am-6pm; Sat 10am-4pm.
           Closed: Closed the last two weeks of December.

           Note: This is not a mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers cannot
           respond to mail inquiries.

           Family Search - http://www.familysearch.org/



                           Prepared by Coos Bay Public Library Reference Department
                                                  541-269-1101
                                          http://bay.cooslibraries.org
                                                     4/2009

				
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