The Oregon Genealogical Society celebrated 50 years of promoting genealogical and historical research in Oregon, Lane County, and local communities in September, 2012.
From our first organizational meeting held September 22, 1962 OGS has worked to maintain a research library, present educational programs, collect, preserve, and publish material of genealogical interest, and to assist other organizations and individuals interested in genealogical research.
The OGS library has a large selection of Oregon research materials as well as over 9,000 books and 3,000 periodicals from all fifty states and many European and North American countries, and a large collection of Oregon material and family histories. The library offers access to AmericanAncestors.org, Fold3.com and WorldVitalRecords.com in our library on our computers or your laptop through our wireless internet.
Throughout the year OGS offers genealogical classes in a variety of subjects for all levels of experience, from the beginner to the more experienced researcher. And twice a year, in the spring and fall, the society organizes and hosts an all-day seminar featuring regionally and nationally renowned genealogical lecturers.
For those that are unable to visit our library or attend our classes or seminars we have provided information on this website that we hope you find helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us, we would be happy provide assistance in your family history search.