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Ancestry Library

Access Ancestry

The world's largest online family history resource. Available for in library use only.


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Access HeritageQuest

Genealogy records and books dating back to the 1700s.

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Oregon Public Library Microflim Collection

A collection of microfilm and a reader available for in library use.

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Free Online Resources

Ellis Island OnlineA database containing over 51 million passenger records.
FamilySearchA free online database of genealogy resources created by the Church of Later-Day Saints.
Genealogy Research GuidesA website with links to information on how to get started with genealogy research and links to helpful resources.
German RootsA website that provides resources for Americans of German descent maintained by a professional genealogy researcher.
Immigrant ShipsProvides transcriptions of ship manifests. Maintained by the Immigrant Ship Transcribers Guild.
Irish GenealogyProvides historic records of Births, Marriages and Deaths of the General Register Office and indexes to the historic records of Births, Marriages and Deaths. Maintained by the government of Ireland.
JewishGenA database with records and search tools to find information on Jewish ancestry. Maintained by an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
Library and Archives Canada - Genealogy and Family HistoryThe national archives of Canada is a searchable archive and includes census, immigration, citizenship, and military records.
Maritime History ArchiveCollects and preserves documents relating to the history of maritime activities in Newfoundland and Labrador and throughout the North Atlantic world.
National ArchivesContains all materials created in the course of business conducted by the US Federal government.
National Archives - Resources for GenealogistsFind information and records created by the federal government like military service records, immigration records, naturalization records and more!
Oregon Area Historical SocietyAims to preserve and share the history of Oregon, WI.
Recollection WisconsinDiscover digital historical and cultural resources from libraries, archives, museums across Wisconsin.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services - Genealogy NotebookA website shares answers to commonly asked Genealogy research and record questions, research tips, and provides updates. 
Wisconsin Historical SocietyConnects people to the past by collecting, preserving, and sharing stories.