Dollarhide Censuses & Substitute Name Lists Guides AL-MI 80% Off! – NEW AL & MN-WY Guides 20% Off! With FREE Downloads!

Bill Dollarhide started a series of what he called “Name List” guides in the Summer of 2013. He wrote steadily on them until sometime in 2015, when life caught up with him, and he had to put the project aside. Well, he went back at it several months ago, and completed new guides for all the rest of the states, alphabetically Minnesota through Wyoming. He also wrote a full book on the U.S. Territories. Finally, Bill went back and updated an earlier volume – choosing Indiana – to test whether enough changes had taken place to make it worthwhile to do Second Editions. Bill found that a number of URL addresses had changed, which he expected, and he found additional data that expanded the volume by another 10 pages. Since that time, Bill also produced a Second Edition for Alabama.

So we have now released 30 NEW volumes – Alabama and Minnesota through Wyoming, plus U.S. Territories and Indiana Second Edition.

To celebrate, we’re pricing all of the new 2017 volumes at 20% off, making them $15.16 (or $10 for the PDF eBook alone). As before, we’re throwing in a FREE instantly downloadable PDF eBook version with any paperback book being purchased. See my Super-Saver shipping note below.

To clear out the earlier printed books, those written between 2013 and 2017, FRPC has discounted the price 80%! That makes them only $3.79 each! We will most likely do Second Editions for those volumes sometime in the Fall or Winter. Note that if you only desire the PDF eBook alone, we’ve discounted them, Alabama through Michigan, by 60%, making them just $5. Again – this is for all volumes Alabama through Michigan.

To make this offer even more attractive, we’re offering Super-Saver (USA Only) USPS shipping on all 53 printed books. That’s $4.50 for the first book, and only 50 cents for each thereafter.

With the completion of this series of genealogical guides, William Dollarhide continues his long tradition of writing books that family historians find useful in their day-to-day United States research. Bill’s Name List guides give a state-by-state listing of what name lists, censuses, and census substitutes are available, where to find them, and how they can be used to further one’s research.

Censuses & Substitute Name Lists are key to success in any genealogical endeavor. Name lists, be they national, state, county, or even city or town in scope, can help nail down the precise place where one’s ancestor may have lived. And if that can be done, further records, usually found on a local level, will now be accessible to research. But success depends on knowing where the ancestor resided. This is where Dollarhide’s Name List guides can make the difference.

Not only do these this volumes give a detailed bibliography of Censuses and Substitute Names Lists available for each state, but links to websites, FHL book & microfilm numbers, archive references, maps, and key historical information make this volume invaluable to the researcher looking to extend their lines and fill in the family tree.

The following Censuses & Substitute Name Lists Guides, all written by William Dollarhide, may be purchased from Family Roots Publishing Co. Click on the appropriate links to purchase.

FindMyPast Adds 6.7 Million Exclusive Records to Their USA Marriage Collection

Findmypast continues to release millions of marriage records every quarter and aims to complete the entire digitization project by the end of 2017. The following is their latest news release:

5th May 2017: Leading family history website, Findmypast, has announced today the release of an additional 6.7 million United States Marriage records in partnership with Family Search International.

Covering 127 counties across 18 states, the new additions mark the latest step in Findmypast’s efforts to create the largest single online collection of U.S. marriage records in history. The collection was first launched in February 2016 and has received regular monthly updates ever since.

This is the first time that any of the records included in this update have been released online and all 6.7 million of them will only be available to search online at Findmypast. The new additions cover;

· Alabama
· Arkansas
· Connecticut
· Delaware
· Georgia
· Iowa
· Kentucky
· Maine
· New Hampshire
· New Jersey
· North Carolina
· Ohio
· Oregon
· Rhode Island
· Utah
· Vermont
· Washington
· West Virginia

Covering 360 years of marriages from 1650-2010, when complete this landmark collection will contain at least 100 million records and more than 450 million names from 2,800 counties across America. More than 60 per cent of which will have never before been published online. When complete, the collection will only be found in its entirety exclusively on Findmypast. The records include marriage date, the names of both bride and groom , birthplace, birth date, residence as well as fathers’ and mothers’ names.

The millions of new U.S. records will complement Findmypast’s massive collection of British and Irish data, allowing them to provide many more connections and a more comprehensive experience to family historians in the US and beyond. Customers with family trees on Findmypast will also benefit from leads connecting relatives on their trees with the marriage records, thus generating a whole new source of research.

For more information, visit: http://www.findmypast.com/marriages

New Historic Records Databases Added On FamilySearch the Week of November 7 & 14, 2016

The following is from FamilySearch:

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Over 4 million birth, death, census, civil, church, and other indexed records were published and made available the week of November 7 at FamilySearch this week. Find new historical records from South Africa, Peru, Netherlands, Russia, Philippines, and across the United States including Illinois, Iowa, Utah, Alabama, Oregon, South Dakota and Tennessee.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

BillionGraves Index – 313,368 – 313,368 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection

Netherlands Archival Indexes Miscellaneous Records – 939 – 0 – New indexed records collection

Peru Puno Civil Registration 1890-2005 – 8 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Philippines Manila Civil Registration 1899-1984 – 252,908 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Russia Tatarstan Church Books 1721-1939 – 0 – 426,296 – Added images to an existing collection

South Africa Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records 1848-1956 – 317,868 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

UNTTED STATES DATABASES

Alabama Census of Confederate Veterans 1907, 1921, 1927 – 0 – 13,710 – New browsable image collection.

Illinois Archdiocese of Chicago Cemetery Records 1864-1989 – 1,921,208 – 1,623,555 – New indexed records and images collection

Iowa Delayed Birth Records 1850-1939 – 540,796 – 419,728 – New indexed records and images collection

Iowa Death Records 1921-1940 – 516,904 – 475,273 – New indexed records and images collection

Oregon Births 1860-1952 – 12,923 – 0 – New indexed records collection

South Dakota School Records 1879-1970 – 59,241 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Tennessee Birth Records (ER Series) 1908-1912 – 212,545 – 213,127 – New indexed records and images collection

Utah Birth Certificates 1903-1914– 29 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Items Added the Week Of November 14, 2016

Check out the astounding 11.8 million new records from the New York Passenger List indexes! Also, more immigration records and other historic records were recently published in American Samoa, Brazil, Chile, Peru, South Africa, Venezuela, and the United States. Many thanks go to the diligent indexers around the world for completing these projects.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

American Samoa Passenger Lists and Travel Documents 1918-1965 – 0 – 6,563 – New browsable image collection.

Brazil Pernambuco Civil Registration 1804-2014 – 272,691 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Chile Civil Registration 1885-1903 – 1,792,848 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Peru Lambayeque Civil Registration 1873-1998 – 168 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Peru Amazonas Civil Registration 1939-1998 – 32,618 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Peru La Libertad Civil Registration 1903-1998 – 189,810 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

South Africa Cape Province Kimberley Probate Records of the Supreme Court 1871-1937 – 148,844 – 96,578 – New indexed records and images collection

Venezuela Diocese of San Cristóbal Catholic Church Records 1601-1962 – 688,583 – 128,484 – New indexed records and images collection

United States Databases

California Chinese Partnerships and Departures from San Francisco 1893-1943 – 54,617 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Maine J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection ca. 1780-1999 – 1,815 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Massachusetts Index to Boston Passenger Lists 1848-1891 – 24,002 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists 1906-1942 – 11,883,075 – 748,065 – New indexed records and images collection

New York Rouses Point and Waddington Crew Lists 1954-1956 – 4,158 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

North Carolina World War I Service Cards 1917-1919 – 92,649 – 92,578 – New indexed records and images collection

Pennsylvania Obituary and Marriage Collection 1947-2010 – 0 – 5,996 – Added images to an existing collection

Rhode Island Town Clerk Vital and Town Records 1630-1945 – 0 – 198,109 – Added images to an existing collection

Washington Applications for Enrollment and Adoption of Washington Indians 1911-1919 – 51,169 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

West Virginia Naturalization Records 1814-1991 – 717 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/indexing.

New Historic Records Databases Posted at FamilySearch.org the Week of October 31, 2016

The following is from FamilySearch:

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You can now access newly published indexed death records in Oregon, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Also, check out the indexed German civil registrations as well as the millions of new digital images available for GenealogyBank obituaries, North Carolina estate files, and Revolutionary War rosters. See the interactive table below for these and more free searchable historic records added this week at FamilySearch.org.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Germany Bavaria Nuremberg Civil Registration 1803-1886 – 1,235,779 – 0 – New indexed records collection

UNITED STATES DATABASES

Kentucky Death Records 1911-1961 – 30,383 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

North Carolina Estate Files 1663-1979 – 0 – 702,958 – Added images to an existing collection

Oregon Deaths 1877-1952 – 90,302 – 114,661 – New indexed records and images collection

Tennessee Death Records 1914-1955 – 146,760 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States GenealogyBank Obituaries 1980-2014 – 0 – 13,793,533 – Added images to an existing collection

United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors 1775-1783 – 0 – 18,557 – Added images to an existing collection

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/indexing.

Three Swedish Workshops – Portland, Tacoma, and Seattle – Sept 20, 24, & 25

The following is from my friend, Kathy Meade:

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SwedGen Tour 2016
www.swedgen.se
There will be three wonderful Swedish genealogy research workshops in North America this autumn that you don’t want to miss if you have the opportunity. Three genealogists from Sweden, Anna-Lena Hultman, Charlotte Börjesson, and Olof Cronberg plus Kathy Meade from ArkivDigital will be visiting Portland, Oregon on Tuesday, September 20th, Tacoma, Washington on Saturday, September 24th and Seattle, Washington in Sunday, September 25.

The genealogists from Sweden and Kathy Meade of ArkivDigital will lead a one-day workshop at each city giving lectures on records in ArkivDigital, Swedish emigration and culture, historical maps and other Swedish genealogy topics. The Swedish genealogists will provide one-on-one consultations. To request an individual consultation, go to: http://www.swedgen.se/researchquery/ and fill out the form. There are a limited number of consultations and the selection will be based on order of request. Event information is listed below:

Portland, Oregon Sponsored by Nordic Northwest
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
2 PM – 8:00 PM
West Hills Unitarian Church Universalist Fellowship
8470 Oleson Road, Portland, Or 97223
Program Price – $10 for only one lecture, $20 for entire program
Individual Research Consultation – $25
Registration – http://www.scanheritage.org/#!calendar-1/mbrew or call 503-977-0275

Tacoma, Washington Sponsored by the Scandinavian Cultural Center
Saturday, September 24, 2016
9 AM – 4 PM
Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University
2180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447
Price – $25 includes program, light lunch and two snacks; one-on-one consultation additional $10
Registration: – Call 253- 535-7411
Click here for the Swedish Genealogy Workshop Page.

Seattle, Washington Sponsored by the Swedish Club
Sunday, September 25, 2016
2:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Swedish Club 1920 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
Price – Free for Blue Club members and $20 for general public
Registration: – http://swedishclubnw.org/

Following are a couple of links with registration information.
http://www.swedgen.se/swedgentour-2016/
http://blog.arkivdigital.net/arkivdigital-and-swedish-genealogists-visit-oregon-and-washington/

SwedGen Tour 2016
www.swedgen.se

SWEDGEN SPEAKERS
Charlotte Börjesson has been doing genealogical research for more than 20 years and has deep experience with both Swedish and American resources. She has been a board member of the Computer Genealogy Society of Sweden (DIS) and is currently active as a Disbyt representative. She is the culture leader for the Vasa Order of America in northern Sweden. Her areas of expertise include research within in western Sweden as well as computer genealogical research and photography. She has participated in the SwedGen tours since 2002.

Olof Cronberg was for many years the chairman of the Computer Genealogy Society of Sweden (DIS). He is a medical doctor. He has extensive experience working with both Swedish and American genealogical resources and has a very strong understanding of the genealogical software program, Disbyt. He has participated in many of the SwedGen tours.

Anna-Lena Hultman has been doing genealogical research for more than 40 years and is well-known as an expert on emigration research and Västergötland. She was one of the key persons in the development of the Emibas CD, a CD with information on more than 1.1 names emigrants leaving Sweden between 1845 and 1930. She also guides many North Americans during the summer months in locating their ancestor’s homestead in Västergötland. Anna-Lena has her own research stuga in Hössna. Anna-Lena has participated in all the SwedGen tours.

Kathy Meade is the U.S. representative for ArkivDigital, a company that offers online access to newly photographed color images of the Swedish historical records. Besides working for ArkivDigital, Ms. Meade volunteers at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago the Arlington Heights Memorial assisting patrons in researching their Swedish heritage. Kathy has been helping persons with their Swedish research as well as giving Swedish genealogy presentations throughout the country for more than ten years.

GCO has a new website!

The following is from the Genealogical Council of Oregon (GCO):

GCO has a new website! – www.gcoconference.com

July 28 & 29, 2016 – Western Institute of Genealogy and July 30, 2016 – Summer Genealogy Fest

We are having two events and each has it’s own registration page. They are individually listed under the tabs of the Summer Genealogy Fest and the Western Institute of Genealogy on the website.

Flyers and registration pages are available to print and share.

The Summer Genealogy Fest is a one-day event and encourages all levels of family historians to attend.

The two-day event, Western Institute of Genealogy (WIG) has limited spaces and will fill quickly. Please note that the WIG courses are for intermediate or advanced genealogists. We will soon open up registration for non-APG members, so get your seat soon!

If you have questions please contact us at: gcoconference@gmail.com

NGS Research in the States Series: Oregon

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“Oregon’s ‘healthful’ climate and fertile soil…appealed to desperate families from older states suffering the economic effects of the Panic of 1837. [By 1850] nearly sixty percent of teh territory’s pioneer families were from the states that lined the Ohio and Upper Mississippi rivers”

 

This Issue: NGS Research in the States Series: Oregon; written by Connie Miller Lenzen.

 

Despite political and territorial interest in the area, migrants weren’t easily convinced to leave the east and make the 2,000 mile journey to the north west coast. Not until the mid-to-late 1840s did people begin to migrate in recognizable numbers. Most of the states pioneering families came from the upper Mississippi and Ohio river areas. Many came in wagon trains following the famous Oregon trail. More early history information is available in the guide.

Each guide in this series offers a bit of history behind each type of record or resource as well as names and descriptions for specific archives.  For example, under the heading Probate Records, you will find the following:

“Oregon’s first court was established in 1841 to probate Ewing Young’s estate. Young died without a will, and his large land and property holdings required a legal process for distribution.

“Probate records were usually kept from the beginning of each county, and many records and indexes are still in the county courthouses. Over the years, jurisdiction passed from the County Court to the Circuit Court, with some exceptions. Most old records are in offsite storage and need to be requested in advance. Some records have been moved to the Oregon State Archives. The Archives’ Oregon Historical County Records Guide lists probate records for each county and where they are located.”

In the guide, each section is handled in like manner. Plenty of specific information on what records are available and where to find them.

About the Series

Beginning in 1987, the National Genealogical Society began publishing a series of state guides in the organization’s magazine, the Quarterly. These guides were later re-issued as special publications designed to support genealogical research in each state. Eventually those guides became outdated and out of print. The current set of guides represents a refresh of those publications, updated and improved for today’s traditional and digital research resources.

About the Author

Connie Miller Lenzen specializes in Oregon research as is the author of Oregon Guide to Genealogical Resources. She currently serves as Director for the National Genealogical Society, where she has volunteered since 1990. Connie is a board certified genealogist.

More About the State Guides (from the Introduction)

“Readers should be aware that every effort has been made to include current web addresses throughout the publication and all were verified immediately prior to release…”

“Two research facilities used by many genealogists are the Family History Library (FHL) and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Most genealogists are familiar with teh abbreviations used for these two facilities and they are used in these publications. Otherwise the use of abbreviations and acronyms is kept to a minimum.”

Table of Contents

History and Settlements

  • The Missionaries
  • Wagon Trains
  • Early Government

Archives, Libraries, and Societies

  • Oregon Historical Society Library
  • Oregon State Archives
  • Oregon State Library
  • Genealogical Forum of Oregon Library
  • Knight Library
  • Multnomath County Library

Major Resources

  • Aids to Research
  • Atlases, Gazetteers, and Maps
  • Biographical Guides
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Records
    • Territorial Censuses
    • State Censuses
    • Federal Census — Auxiliary Schedules
  • City and County Directories
  • City-Level Research
  • Court Records
    • County and State-Districts Level
    • State Appeals Level
    • Federal Courts
  • Ethnic Records
    • Native American
    • Chinese
    • African Americans
  • Genealogical and Historical Periodicals
  • Land and Property Records
    • Provisional-government Records
    • Federal Level
    • County Level
  • Military Records
    • Territorial and State Level
    • Federal Level
  • Naturalization and Immigration Records
    • Immigration Records
  • Newspapers
  • Probate Records
  • Religious Records
  • Tax Records
  • Vital Records
    • Birth Records
    • Death Records
    • Marriage Records
    • Divorce Records
  • Voter Records
  • Women of Oregon
  • Conclusion

These guides are an excellent resource for state by state research. Available guides, including NGS Research in the States Series: Oregon are available from Family Roots Publishing.

Other guides in series reviewed to date (in alphabetical order):

FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images for Belgium, England, Germany, the Philippines, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch:

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FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 3.7 million indexed records and images for Belgium, England, Germany, the Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,807,806 indexed records from the England, London Electoral Registers, 1847–1913 collection; 190,879 indexed records from the US, Texas, Brownsville Passenger and Crew List of Airplanes, 1943–1964 collection; and 137,815 images from the Philippines, Index to Filipino Passengers Arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii, 1900–1952 collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 5.8 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historical genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600–1913 – 79,444 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621–1914 – 67,410 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Belgium, West Flanders, Civil Registration, 1582–1910 – 8,560 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

England, London Electoral Registers, 1847–1913 – 2,807,806 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Germany, Hesse, Stadtkreis Darmstadt, Darmstadt District, Civil Registration, 1876–1925 – 0 – 70,510 – Added images to an existing collection.

Philippines, Index to Filipino Passengers Arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii, 1900–1952 – 0 – 137,815 – New browsable image collection.

US, Florida, Pensacola, Passenger Lists, 1900–1945 – 0 – 1,937 – New browsable image collection.

US, Louisiana World War I Service Records, 1917–1920 – 0 – 27,210 – New browsable image collection.

US, Maine, Bath, Seamen’s Proofs of Citizenship, 1833–1868 – 0 – 3,516 – New browsable image collection.

US, Massachusetts, Salem and Beverly Crew Lists and Shipping Articles, 1797–1934 – 0 – 33,017 – New browsable image collection.

US, Michigan, South Haven Crew Lists, 1957–1959 – 0 – 61 – New browsable image collection.

US, Minnesota, Duluth and Wisconsin, Superior Crew Lists, 1922–1958 – 0 – 26,368 – New browsable image collection.

US, Montana, Manifests of Immigrant Arrivals and Departures, 1923–1956 – 0 – 38,373 – New browsable image collection.

US, New York, New York, Index to Alien Crewmen Who Were Discharged or Who Deserted, 1917–1957 – 0 – 119,753 – New browsable image collection.

US, Ohio, Southern District Naturalization Index, 1852–1991 – 83,982 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Oregon, Portland, Index and Register of Vessels, 1949–1955 – 0 – 88 – New browsable image collection.

US, Pennsylvania, Landing Reports of Aliens, 1798–1828 – 0 – 636 – New browsable image collection.

US, Rhode Island, Davisville, Melville, Newport, and Quonset Point, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists, 1955–1957 – 0 – 387 – New browsable image collection.

US, South Carolina, Charleston U.S. Citizens Passenger Lists, 1919–1948 – 0 – 775 – New browsable image collection.

US, Texas, Brownsville Passenger and Crew List of Airplanes, 1943–1964 – 190,879 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Texas, Houston Arrival Manifests of Airplanes, 1946–1954 – 0 – 4,360 – New browsable image collection.

110 Searchable Oregon State University Yearbooks Available Online

Steve and I are making a quick run down into Oregon tomorrow. Preparing for the trip got me to thinking about the yearbooks found at the Oregon State University website. The following is from the site.

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The Oregon State University Yearbooks digital collection includes 110 yearbooks published by the students of Oregon State University, beginning with the 1894 Hayseed. Souvenir editions of the Barometer were published in June 1900 and June 1905. Continuous publication of the yearbook began in 1907 with the 1908 Orange. Ten years later, the yearbook title was changed to the Beaver and publication of annual volumes continued through 2014. In addition to portrait photographs of students, the yearbooks include photographs and information about student organizations, athletics, academics, and events and activities during a given academic year. This keyword-searchable digital collection is a major resource for study of Oregon State’s campus history and culture in the twentieth century.

Go to the Oregon State University Yearbooks Home Page.

Click here to read a detailed history of the yearbooks.

Click here to enter the digital yearbook collection.

Oregon Burial Site Guide – Available for only the P&H Charge! #Genealogy

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I received the following note from my friend, Jan Healy. If you have Oregon research, this is a really good deal! This book is beautifully done, and they are basically giving them away. You’ll never beat the price.

Press release – Oregon Burial Site Guide: We are losing our warehouse space the end of July. So the boss said to offer the Oregon Burial Site Guide, Compiled by Dean Byrd, Stanley Clarke, & Janice M. Healy free. We will send a hard back copy to everyone for the cost of shipping and handling. Prepaid $20 post marked not later than 1 July 2015. Those of you with Nonprofit status please add your tax ID number. Any questions contact me. This book sold for $125 each.

This book is about where the cemeteries of Oregon are located. Not lists of who is buried in them. Those are only listed for the small sites on private property with 12 or less burials.

The book is 8.5″ X 11″ X 2″ 1,200 plus pages and weighs in at about 8 lbs in the shipping carton. Fully alphabetical by county and site, each county is indexed, Black and White photo’s for a general idea of what monuments are in each county, with a state wide index in the back. This is a must for those researching Oregon using death certificates. We tried to pick up all the also known as names to the sites. There are about 2500 burial sites in the 36 counties of Oregon. This material is updated and corrected, not like the material from the old ODOT book that has been put up on the web. So no this is not on the web.

Make checks out to:

Stoney Way LLC
PO Box 5414
Aloha, OR 97006-0414

THE HOT LAKE STORY – An Illustrated History from Pre-Discovery to 1974

This last week I drove across I-84 through Oregon. I was returning to Orting, Washington, after having been to New Mexico to visit my sister and niece. As I stopped for fuel at the local Flying J in La Grande, I noted the highway sign pointing to Hot Lake Springs. I didn’t have the time to stop, but I was reminded that FRPC sells a delightful and heavily illustrated book dealing with Hot Lake. Many of the illustrations are in color, dependent on the time period in which they were taken. Following is a bit about THE HOT LAKE STORY – An illustrated history from pre-discovery to 1974, by Richard R. Roth.

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With the ever-present thread of Indian culture and history, until the coming of the White Man during 1812, the waters at Hot Lake Springs, Oregon, have been used commercially for over 150 years, starting in 1864. The springs and surrounding land have been used at various times for a dance hall, hotel, sanitarium-sanatorium, hospital, health resort, nursing home and farming operation.

Over the years, thousands of people have been attracted to the hot mineral springs and part of their fascinating life was left behind. Hot Lake’s past has been documented by the author who grew up and lived there for thirty-two years. He tells the story of Hot Lake’s operation through extensive research, pictures and illustrations covering the area’s initial use by local Indian tribes until the Roth family sold the enterprise in 1974. Hot Lake has its own unique story as told by Richard Roth who grew up at Hot Lake and was immersed in its history.

The key tags, the pictures on the wall, the postal cancellation equipment, all these things, and more, meant something, and Richard was there – growing up with it – and taking it all in. This is not just another history. This is the history of Hot Lake from its pre-discovery by the white man up to 1974, when Richard moved away to live his own life.

About the Author
Richard attended Eastern Oregon College where he majored in history. Following completion of a master’s degree at the university of Oregon in 1967, he returned to Hot Lake full time to become actively involved with the management of the family enterprise.

After leaving the Grande Ronde Valley, Roth went on the complete a Master of Public Health degree in health administration and policy (MPH) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and his MBA in management at Oklahoma City University. Roth’s work experience has involved the directing and management of various health facilities and programs over the years including clinic operations for two family practice residency training programs in Phoenix and Fort Worth.

The author’s wife, Beverly, is a retired Captain (0-6) formerly with the U.S. Public Health Service. An Alaska Native (Tsimshian Indian), she was born and raised in Metlakatla. Their son, Richard, is on active duty with the U.S. Air Force. The Roths make their home in Orting, Washington.

THE HOT LAKE STORY – An Illustrated History from Pre-Discovery to 1974, 2nd Edition (with addendum), By Richard R Roth; 2008; 8.5×11; ISBN: 978-0-9821849-1-3; Item #HQP007; Family Roots Publishing is offering the book at 10% off through December 24, 2014, making it just $58.46. Click on this link to order.

TABLE OF CONTENTS TO THE HOT LAKE STORY

  • Overview of the Use, Control, Management and Ownership at Hot Lake from Pre-1864 to 1974. Pages 1-10
  • Pre-1864 Years in the Hot Lake Area. Pages 11-16.
  • The Commercialization of Hot Lake begins with William Clark and Samuel Newhard (C.1864-1898). Pages 17 – 32.
  • Dr. Henry J. Minthorn – Ben Cook Era at Hot Lake (1898-1900). Pages 33-46.
  • Dr. George Watts Tape Involvement at Hot Lake (1900 – 1904) and (1910 – 1917). Pages 47 – 53.
  • Hot Lake: the Pierce-Phy Years (1901 – 1933). Pages 55 – 232.
  • Dr. John B. Gregory’s Lease (1933 – 1934) and the 1934 fire. Pages 233 – 252).
  • The Lawrence F. Allen Lease (1934 – 1935). Pages 247-252.
  • Dr. John Hubert Sturges (1935 – 1939). Pages 253 – 264.
  • The Harriet Baxter and W.W. Shaw Lease (1940 – 1942. Pages 265 – 267
  • Hot Lake: The Roth Ownership Years (1942 – 1974) Pages 268 – 364.
  • Hot Lake Kitchen Operations. Pages 265 – 368
  • Stories of Hot Lake. Pages 369 – 373
  • Railroading at Hot Lake. Pages 375 – 405
  • Physicians at Hot Lake. Pages 406 – 418.
  • Hot Lake Postal History. Pages 419 – 421
  • Buildings and Grounds. Pages 422 – 435
  • Hot Lake Collectibles. Pages 437 – 444.
  • Index. Pages 445 – 457
  • Bibliography. Pages 458 – 462
  • Addendum. Pages 463 – 474

INDEX TO THE HOT LAKE STORY

  • A City Under one Roof
  • Abe, Fred
  • Adams, Lulu
  • Adventist Church
  • Allen, Bill
  • Allen, Lawrence F.
  • Alliance Trust Co
  • Alton, Morris J.
  • Ambulance, Hot Lake’s
  • American Field Trials
  • Ames, Carrie M.
  • Ames, Robert S.
  • Anderson, Charles E.
  • Anderson, Hans M.
  • Anderson, John
  • Andrews, Wesley,
  • Aninland, Aldon J.
  • Aninland, James B.
  • Aninland, John J.
  • Aniland, Nellie
  • Armido, Lorenzo
  • Armido, Stena I.
  • Arrowhead Hot Springs Asuncion, Mariano
  • Atkinson, Matilda,
  • Automobile, Franklin
  • Automobile, Pierce-Racine
  • Baby – Last known delivery at Hot Lake
  • Bailey Farm Equipment Co.
  • Baker, Helen
  • Ballroom (see also Lobby, Cook-Minthorn)
  • Band, Hot Lake
  • Banker’s Panic of 1907
  • Barbershop
  • Barrie, Mrs. Grace
  • Bathhouse, Men’s section
  • Bathhouse, Women’s section
  • Bathhouse/Gymnasium
  • Baxter, Edith R
  • Baxter, George C
  • Baxter, Harriet, Mrs.
  • Baxter, Irene
  • Baxter-Shaw Lease
  • Beal, Golda E
  • Bear, Story of the
  • Becker, Helen
  • Benham, (electrician) Mr.
  • Bennes, J.V.
  • Bennett, Fiona A
  • Berg, Johanna O
  • Berg, John
  • Berson, George
  • Bickford, Katie
  • Bickford, Lloyd
  • Bideler, L.M.
  • Bideler, Mrs. Dorothy
  • Billiard and Pool Room
  • Bishop, Dr Warren G
  • Blackfeet Indians
  • Black Hawk
  • Bluett-Duncan, Dr.
  • Blue Angel Program
  • Bolduc, Edward
  • Bond, Stephen W.
  • Bonney, Dick
  • Boothman Ranch
  • Boothman, Bill
  • Boothman, Ed,
  • Boothman, Tant
  • Bourne, Oregon
  • Bovard, Lena
  • Bowman-Hicks Lumber Co
  • Boyles, Aileen M.
  • Boyles, Alena M
  • Boyles, Dudley C
  • Boyles, Goldie M
  • Boyles, Marian O
  • Brandley, Dorothy
  • Branner, Dr Cleveland E
  • Bratz, Albert J.
  • Brooks, Mary B
  • Brooks, Ralph C
  • Brooks, Wilhelmina M
  • Brookshire, Mabel
  • Brot, Jacob
  • Bruce, Ethel
  • Buchanan, Emma
  • Buildings, 1910
  • Buildings after 1934
  • Burnett, Maria A
  • Burns, Dimmon
  • Burns, Lana
  • Byesem, Lilli
  • Cabin, of Dr W.T. Phy
  • Cadet Nurse Training Program
  • Cahill, Ethel B
  • Campbell, Very B
  • Canaparola, Dr
  • Carey, Tim
  • Carpenter shop
  • ‘Carper, Eldon G
  • Carper, Gustave A
  • Carper, Sarah K
  • Carter, Anita
  • Carter, Eleanor E
  • Caspar, G.A.
  • Caspar, Mrs. G.A.
  • Casper, Sarah K
  • Catching, Charles H
  • Catton, Bruce
  • Caviness, Alfred
  • Caviness, Elys
  • Cayuse Indians
  • Chadwick, Dorothy
  • Chadwick, John
  • Chadwick, Pearl
  • Chase, Charlie
  • Chemawa Indian School
  • Chief Joseph (old)
  • Chief Joseph (young)
  • China patterns in use at Hot Lake
  • Chung, Chang
  • Clark, Mary
  • Clark, W.H.
  • Clark, William
  • Clay, Carrie B.
  • Clayborn, Clivia
  • Clayton, Ralph C
  • Cleaver, Charlie
  • Cleaver, Mr.
  • Continue reading “THE HOT LAKE STORY – An Illustrated History from Pre-Discovery to 1974”

Early Oregonians Database added at Ancestry.com

The following teaser is from an excellent article written by Hannah Hoffman for the Statesman Journal, and posted August 5, 2014 on their website.

A database of Oregon residents before it became a state has been picked up by Ancestry.com, the primary genealogy website in the country, giving people across the country searchable access to thousands of records predating 1860.

The “Early Oregonians Database Index” was added to the national genealogy website in July. It contains more than 100,000 entries and includes both settlers and Native Americans who already lived in the Oregon Territory.

Ancestry paid the state $1,500 for access to the database, said Layne Sawyer, manager of reference services. The company will make the database available to subscribers, but it is free on the Oregon Archives website for anyone who would like to use it.

The project began about a decade ago, Sawyer said, in preparation for Oregon’s 150th anniversary of statehood in 2009.

Read the full article.

Oregon Woman Meets Twin After 78 Years Apart

The following teaser is from an article posted in the May 7, 2014 edition of CBSNews.com

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ALBANY, Ore. — Her entire life, Ann Hunt believed she was an only child.

Growing up in England, she used to pretend to be a twin, CBS affiliate KVAL-TV in Eugene reports.

Friends warned her “that will come back to you one day,” she said. “But isn’t it lovely coming back to a thing like this?”

One of her daughters delved into the family’s geneology and discovered, after 78 years, Hunt’s birth mother had given her up for adoption to focus on her twin sister, who needed medical attention.

Hunt’s twin, Elizabeth Hamel, lived half a world away from Aldershot, England, in Albany, Oregon.

Hunt’s daughter wrote a letter to Hamel about the discovery.

“I do get mail from England,” Hamel said, “but I was surprised when I saw Aldershot because we were born in Aldershot.”

Read the full article.

FamilySearch Adds Over 4.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Belgium, Canada, Portugal, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch:
FamilySearch.org
FamilySearch has added more than 4.1 million indexed records and images to collections from Belgium, Canada, Portugal, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 799,816 images from the new U.S., Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists Index, 1820-1897, collection, the 579,177 images from the new U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists Index, 1899-1940, collection, and the 532,591 images from the new U.S., Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists Index, 1800-1906, collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912 – 0 – 12,786 – Added images to an existing collection.

Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987 – 0 – 273,641 – Added images to an existing collection.

Portugal, Santarém, Catholic Church Records, 1544-1911 – 0 – 593,036 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Idaho, Elmore County Records, 1889-1972 – 0 – 26,811 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980 – 0 – 350,478 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists Index, 1820-1897 – 0 – 799,816 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists Index, 1899-1940 – 0 – 579,177 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Massachusetts, Worcester County, Probate Files, 1731-1881 – 0 – 142,050 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Montana, Toole County Records, 1913-1960 – 0 – 79,300 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., New Hampshire, Death Certificates, 1938-1959 – 0 – 90,827 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Ohio, Cuyahoga County Probate Files, 1813-1917 – 0 – 220,787 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Ohio, Trumbull County Court Records, 1795-2010 – 0 – 78,845 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Oregon, Grant County Records, 1851-1992 – 0 – 199,385 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Oregon, Harney County Records, 1870-1991 – 0 – 111,750 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists Index, 1800-1906 – 0 – 532,591 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., Wisconsin, Milwaukee Naturalization Index, 1848-1990 – 71,819 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

FamilySearch Adds Over 1.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from BillionGraves, Bolivia, Germany, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch:
FamilySearch.org
FamilySearch has added more than 1.2 million indexed records and images to collections from BillionGraves, Bolivia, Germany, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 512, 388 indexed records and images from the BillionGraves Index, the 230,873 images from the U.S., North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers, 1712-1970, collection, and the 79,078 indexed records from the Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945 , collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on https://familysearch.org/ through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at https://familysearch.org/.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at https://familysearch.org/ or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

BillionGraves Index – 256,194 – 256,194 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Bolivia, Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 – 25,784 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945 – 79,078 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Illinois, Lee County Records, 1830-1954 – 0 – 94,647 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787-1938 – 0 – 201,417- Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers, 1712-1970 – 0 – 230,873 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Oregon, Douglas County Records, 1850-1983 – 0 – 91,860 – Added images to an existing collection.