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Genealogy   Tags: ancestry, family_history, genealogy, heritage_quest  

Resources for your family history search!
Last Updated: Nov 21, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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What is Genealogy?

my tree at dusk by joiseyshowaa on flickr

[my tree at dusk by joiseyshowaa on flickr]

Genealogy (from Greek: γενεά, genea, "descent"; and λόγος, logos, "knowledge") is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history. Genealogists use oral traditions, historical records, genetic analysis, and other records to obtain information about a family and to demonstrate kinship and pedigrees of its members. The results are often displayed in charts or written as narratives. [from Wikipedia]

Library Databases

(Ancestry is only available in the library)

Corvallis Gazette-Times index, 7-1-1969 through 11-30-1999

An index of obituaries, articles, letters to the editor, and other notable news items published in the Corvallis Gazette-Times newspaper over a 30-year period.

For our newspaper collection on microfilm, see Benton County newspapers.

Our Local History page

Information on Corvallis, Benton County, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Where is HeritageQuest?

Although we no longer have our subscription to HeritageQuest, we continue to subscribe to Ancestry.

If you are looking for Census records, Family Search has added records for the 1850-1930 Federal Population Census (many with full-image) as well as many state census records.

In addition Census record images are available through Internet Archive. You have to search for indexes separately.


DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog

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