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FAQ Research Questions

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FAQ Research Questions2016-12-13T16:03:40+00:00

Here are some commonly asked research questions and suggestions on how to get started.  Use the guides below to prepare for your visit to the archives to help make sure you get the most out of your research experience.

Robert Paulus House, Salem. WHC 0080.008.0009.008.01

Robert Paulus House, Salem. WHC 0080.008.0009.008.01

Property research can be difficult and tedious.  The best records for understanding property ownership are kept in Oregon at the county level.  Before you make the trip into the county clerk’s office to scroll through microfilm, here are some tips on how to get started researching property in Marion County, Oregon.  Download the guide here.

Do you have a Civil War soldier in your family tree?  Get started with these simple steps developed by Sue Masse and the Willamette Valley Genealogical Society.  This worksheet will help you sift through what you already know about your relatives to determine if they were likely veterans of the war.  It will also lead you to local and online resources to help you learn more.    Download the guide here.