Other Helpful Sites
There are many more helpful sites which may enhance your research. Here are a few:
School District 4J, Eugene, Oregon has good maps showing Lane County towns and the location of schools in the Eugene/Springfield metropolitan area.
Facts About Lane County For a list of Lane County newspapers in print, look here. Area hospitals are listed, too.
Oregon State Archives - Vital Records The State Archives holds the Index to death notices published in Lane County newspapers, 1864-1902 (microfiche) and Marriage records, 1852-1869 for Lane County. It also holds Provisional, Territorial, State and Federal Census Records for 1853-1856 and 1858; and the 1905 Military Census for Lane County.
Oregon Vital Records This is a list of vital record sites that have fax capabilities across the country, including the one for Oregon. The cost of ordering copies of Oregon birth, death, marriage and divorce records is also shown here.
The 1850 census of Linn County, Oregon Territory covering portions of modern Lane and Linn counties can be accessed here. This is part of the Oregon archives of the USGenWeb Project.
Census OnLine: Census Sites on the Web also has some Oregon census data, but Lane County has not been entered.
Oregon Pioneers Mike Ranson's pages dedicated to the wagon train of 1843 with links to other Oregon Trail sites.
Another excellent site to register your Oregon pioneer ancestors is the Oregon Pioneer Project. This site lists settlers who migrated to or were born in Oregon prior to 1900 (including those included in the 1900 Oregon census) obtained directly from individuals researching these lines. Be sure to add your Oregon ancestors!
Riggs College Family History Center Genesis Project Online marriage records of Idaho, and some from Oregon, Nevada and Utah. Of the 150,000 entries already uploaded, over 110,000 are Idaho.
Obituaries from The Oregonian Right now, this site has obituary notices going back to July 1, 1998 only. The Oregonian has recently sent files that go back 10 years for addition to the archive. That's as much as they have in digital records. This archive will be added to the site as soon as possible. For notices older than 10 years, you'll still need to either visit a local library that has the newspaper on CD or microfilm or call The Oregonian's article finder service at (503) 221-8242.
Cottage Grove Sentinal is one of the weekly newspapers in Lane County now online.
Springfield News is another weekly Lane County newspaper online.
For biographical information on some of Lane County's elected officials, visit The Political Graveyard site, Geographic Index to Politian Births and Deaths in Oregon.
Online Oregon A directory of local Chamber of Commerce offices.
Eugene, Springfield and surrounding Lane County Community Information Businesses, general information and activities.
Northwest Christian College Located next to the University of Oregon, it has a large, newly remodeled library.
Charles Dailey, who teaches Pioneer History at the Northwest College of the Bible in Portland has a website for Churches of Christ and Christian Churches at Pioneer History: Churches of Christ & Christian Churches in the Pacific Northwest.
Links to Grand Lodges and Informational Sites This site has a list of all Masonic Grand Lodges in the United States, as well as e-mail contact with the Oregon and Washington Grand Lodges.
Weather by Intellicast You can see if it really rains in Oregon all the time!
DeLorme's CyberAtlas Enter a place name to generate a map.
OSSHE Historical & Cultural Atlas Resource: North America Maps Collection This site automatically installed Macromedia's Shockwave on my system so that I could view the interactive maps which show the territorial expansion of the United States from 1793-1898. It clearly shows how the boundaries of the Oregon Territory changed.
PhotoMap A new CD-Rom that includes all Lane County property records (130,000 properties) and all sales records for the last ten years. The county records will be updated at least every month (the county is usually two months behind). The Pro version includes all property ownership information.
The Political Graveyard: Lane County, Oregon Where some of our politicians are laid to rest.
Oregon Pioneer Biographies Lorrie Verboort will also do look-ups for you in her copy of the "Portrait and Biographical Record of the Willamette Valley" originally published by The Chapman Publishing Company in 1903.
SSDI Lane County, Oregon will lists all people in Ancestry's Social Security Death Index website for whom the primary residence was in Lane County at the time of their death.
NARA Archival Information Locator (NAIL): Search Archival Holdings is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Using the NAIL Digital Copies Search link, enter "Lane" and "Oregon" to find the World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from Oregon (Unrestricted). This document lists War Department casualties (Army and Army Air Force personnel) arranged by name of county and thereunder alphabetically by name of deceased. The file for Lane County is 351k, so give it time to load!
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