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General Research

  • Access digital collections with your library card: Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970, HeritageQuest Online, New York Times (1980-present), New York Times Historical, The Historical Oregonian (1861-1987), The Oregonian (1987-present), America's Obituaries and Death Notices, Biography and Genealogy Master Index

  • Adding millions of records per month. Check it often.

  • Related to Charlemagne? — by Adam Rutherford

  • Genealogy Myths — by Dick Eastman

  • U.S. Genweb - Links for all state and counties

  • Links to sites of various countries in the world with information helpful to genealogists. The WorldGenWeb Project is a non-profit, volunteer based organization dedicated to providing genealogical and historical records and resources for world-wide access

  • Free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience

  • State Libraries - Maintained by

  • Public Libraries - Directory by state and city

  • Small town newspapers for all states - Browse and search the scanned newspaper archive from 1846 up to the current edition

  • State Archives - Maintained by the Council of State Archivists

  • Cyndi's List - over 331,000 links

  • For Oregon, extensive list of links, arranged by Record Type (Birth Records, Cemetery Records, Census Records, Church Records, City Directories, Death Records, Genealogies, Historical Records, Immigration Records, Land Records, Marriage Records, Military Records, Newspapers and Obituaries, Probate Records, School Records), by County, and by City,

  • A repository of resources for enhancing the research of your Quaker Heritage

  • Quaker Information Center - Genealogical Searches

  • A Quaker Page - Indexes Quaker-specific historical materials available

  • Black history resources

  • A collection of Jewish history and current Jewish events, in date format, updated daily in this Jewish history blog.