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

WVGS Newsletters
(More back issues are available on our Member Page)
Winter Genealogy Class:
"Time to Start on Your Geneaology"
Dates:       Mondays, January 7th, 14th,  & 28th, February 4th & 11th 
                  (5 classes, we won't meet on January 21st  - Martin Luther King
                  Holiday)

Time:         10:00 am to 12:00 Noon

Location:   Center 50+, 2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem
Contact:    Alvin Scott, (503)588-6303 
Insructor:  Liz Tice, WVGS Member
Cost:          $30
 

   The class is limited to 12 students plus 3 with their own laptops. You can register in the Computer Lab at the Center 50+. Basic computer skills are needed.

   The class covers the basics of genealogy, how to get started, making a Beginner’s Plan, the basics of DNA testing for genealogy, and genealogy topics A-K (The Summer class will continue with topics L to Z).

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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