Welcome to the Willamette Valley Genealogical Society's webpage!
Contact Address: 
Willamette Valley Genealogical Society 
PO Box 2083 
Salem, OR 97308 
Email: WillVGS@yahoo.com

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   2020 Winter Genealogy Class Schedule   
   Willamette Valley Genealogical Society will have a series of genealogy classes on a variety of genealogy topics. You sign up for each one separately-some or all of them. Each one will have a presentation and hand-out on the topic. Then after a break you will get individual help on computers. You may bring your own laptop/tablet or use the computers in the Tech Room. $10 each class.

      Class 1 January 27, 2020:
           Ancestry.com and Family Search
      Class 2 February 3, 2020:
           Vital Records
      Class 3 February 10, 2020:
           Military Records
      Class 4 February 24, 2020:
           Immigration & Naturalization
      Class 5 March 2, 2020:
           Googling and Free Genealogy Sites 
      Class 6 March 9, 2020:
           New England, including Mayflower

Instructor: Liz Tice, WVGS 
       Time: 10 am to 1 pm, Mondays January 27-March 9 
        Cost: $10 for each 3 hour class 
     Where: Center 50+ 

                 2615 Portland Rd NE 
                 Salem, OR 97301
   Contact: Senior Center 503-588-6303 
Register online at:

Special Notice:
  Statewide birth certificates are now available at the Oregon State Archives (OSA) for the first time, but only for the year 1916 as birth records are restricted for 100 years from the date of birth. They are sent from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) in Portland to the OSA. 

   The OSA is allowing the WVGS to publish their index of the Oregon 1916 birth certificates. This index was compiled by volunteers at the Archives and includes birth name, date of birth, county, names of parents and additional updates such as later name changes. A copy of the entire index in searchable PDF format is available on our 'Member Page'.

   See the 'Membership' page for information on how to become a WVGS member with full access to this index, all issues of our 'Beaver Briefs' quarterly publication (along with many other society documents), and discounted pricing on search requests (see the 'Research' page for more information).

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