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Manuscripts: Recent Additions

The following collections have been recently added to the GFO Digital Manuscript Collection. Downloadable finding aids are available by clicking the "Finding Aid (pdf)" links below. Digital versions of each collection can be requested by clicking the Request a Manuscript link on the left of the screen. As always, the GFO Library would like to thank its volunteers and members for their continued support and work on this project.

Koch Personal Papers
Koch 2012-22 Finding Aid (pdf)
Title: Koch Personal Papers
Span Dates: 1619-1974
Bulk Dates: 1647-1972
Accession Number: 2012-22
Creator: Koch, Edna Laverne (1917-1996)
Extent: 4 scanned manuscript pdf files (27.08 MB)
Language: English
Repository: Digital Manuscript Collections, Genealogical Forum of Oregon Library, Portland, Oregon
Abstract: Genealogical work of Edna Laverne Koch in relation to the Saxton (Sexton / Saxon) and Harlan family lines. Additional information about the Saxton family genealogy can be found in the author's completed work Some Descendants of Gerge Saxton (ca 1775-1847). Edna's manuscript collection primarily covers the migration of the Sexton family lines from England to their various settlements within of the Eastern and Midwestern United States. The collection contains a large amount of the author's original research material (any published items retain their copyrights with the original creators), as well as notes, Family Group Sheets, Pedigree charts and two transcribed wills from Sexton family members.
Biographical Note
Edna Laverne Koch was born September 2, 1917 in Hillsboro, Oregon to Lewis and Laura May Saxton Neilsen. She worked as a secretary for Painters Local 10 in Portland, Oregon for 20 years before retiring in 1981. Edna died on July 26, 1996 and is buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Oregon City. She was a member of Kern Park Christian Church and the Genealogical Forum of Oregon. Edna's published works include Lusby-Risk families : Wm. Lusby 1755-1815 and William Risk 1774-1854 Kentucky and Some Descendants of Gerge Saxton (ca 1775-1847).

McCallment Personal Papers
McCallment 2012-33 Finding Aid (pdf)
Title: McCallment Personal Papers
Span Dates: 1602-2001
Bulk Dates: 1704-1980
Accession Number: 2012-33
Creator: Leavens Anderson, Harriet Virginia (1917----)
Extent: 2 Boxes, consisting of 17 scanned manuscript pdf files (204.4 MB)
Language: English, Norwegian
Repository: Digital Manuscript Collections, Genealogical Forum of Oregon Library, Portland, Oregon
Abstract: The McCallment Personal Papers is a compilation of the author's personal family history research. Items include correspondence from Paul Hans Anderson (dated 1968-1994), notated copies from the author's original source materials, a travel journal with snapshots from various graveyards, marriage, census and deed notes. Prominent surnames within the collection include Huff, Vandemark, Alderman, Seay, Leavens, Anderson and Beatty. According to the research contained in this material, the families hailed originally from Germany and Norway before migrating to Rhode Island and New York State. The author's notes evidence that the families later split, some migrating north to Canada, while others journeyed west to various parts of the central United States and eventually to Washington and Oregon.