The Research Library provides many resources, materials, and services for genealogists. Whether you are looking for an obituary, a photograph, a genealogy workshop, or the history behind an Oregon family, institution, building, or event, the library has something for you. Our library staff, including an onsite trained genealogist, is waiting to assist you.


Resources at OHS

Learn about all of the resources the research library has available to assist you with genealogy research.


Workshops and Events

The research library offers monthly genealogy workshops to help with many aspects of family history. These workshops are taught by our professional genealogist, as well as knowledgeable guest speakers.


Genealogy News

Interested in the latest genealogy happenings in Oregon? The Oregon Historical Society is now providing a newsletter for Oregon’s genealogical community: “Genealogy News”. This email newsletter provides updates on the latest events, conferences, workshops, organizations, collections, employment opportunities, and more in Oregon, all dealing with your favorite activity. Sign up today!

Tony Goldwyn Visits OHS in “Who Do You Think You Are?”

Actor Tony Goldwyn (best known for his role as President Fitzgerald Grant on ABC’s “Scandal”) visited the OHS Research Library as part of his genealogical quest on the TLC series “Who Do You Think You Are?” Watch the full episode below see how he uncovered unknown parts of his family history that led him to Oregon.

Resources at OHS
Workshops and Events