Genealogy

In addition to books, we also provide access to reliable online content. Check out our resources for Children and Teens.

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Resource Description

 

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Ancestry

Access Ancestry

The world's largest online family history resource. Available for in library use only.
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Paid for by Oregon Public Library

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HeritageQuest

Access HeritageQuest

Genealogy records and books dating back to the 1700s.

 
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Provided by BadgerLink
Oregon Public Library Microflim Collection

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

 
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Paid for by Oregon Public Library

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.