What is Genealogy?
[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]
(Ancestry is only available in the library)
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.
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.