Genealogy

In addition to books, we also provide access to reliable online content.

You may need a library card to access the resources on this page.  If you do not have a library card, you can come to the library with a photo ID and proof of address to complete the Library Card Application form, or check the Your Library Card page on this website for more information.

If you have a card but are having trouble using it, please email orelib@oregonlibrary.org with your name and card number.

Resource Description Help

Ancestry Library
Access Ancestry Library

The world's largest online family history resource. In library use only. 
Paid for by Oregon Public Library.
About Ancestry Library Edition

HeritageQuest Online
Access HertiageQuest

Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources including census records, city directories, family histories, and more!
Provided by BadgerLink.
About Hertiage Quest
Oregon Public Library Microflim Collection A collection of microfilm and a reader available for in library use.
Paid for by Oregon Public Library.
Microfilm Collection

For information on current and historic newspaper resources, go to Newspapers.

 

Free Online Resources

Resource Description
Ellis Island Online A database containing over 51 million passenger records.
FamilySearch A free online database of genealogy resources created by the Church of Laterday Saints.
National Archives Contains all materials created in the course of business conducted by the US Federal government.
Oregon Area Historical Society Aims to preserve and share the history of Oregon, WI.
Recollection Wisconsin Discover digital historical and cultural resources from libraries, archives, museums across Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Historical Society Connects people to the past by collecting, preserving, and sharing stories.