Genealogy resources

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Online resources

Cyndi’s List
Cyndi’s List is a comprehensive, categorized, and cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online. Visit Cyndi’s List
Rogue Valley Genealogical Society and Jackson County Genealogy Library
The Jackson County Genealogy Library houses the largest collection of genealogical materials in Southern Oregon. From this site, you can search a library of over 19,000 books and other media. Visit Rogue Valley Genealogical Society and Jackson County Genealogy Library
RootsWeb
The hundreds of gigabytes of data on this pioneering site are byproducts of millions of online genealogists sharing research and records. Visit RootsWeb
Ellis Island
This site provides access to 22 million records of passenger arrivals from 1892 to 1924 through the port of New York. Visit Ellis Island
FamilySearch
Explore the world’s largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records, and resources. Visit FamilySearch
Genealogical Forum of Oregon
As the largest genealogical library in the Pacific Northwest, Genealogical Forum of Oregon offers visitors access to many popular subscription-only genealogy websites. Visit Genealogical Forum of Oregon
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guide
This site is a volunteer-transcribed collection of more than 11,000 passenger manifests, plus other special projects. Visit Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guide
National Archives
The National Archives holds historical U.S. government documents (federal, congressional, and presidential records) that are created or received by the President and his staff, by Congress, by employees of Federal government agencies, and by the Federal courts in the course of their official duties. Visit National Archives
The USGenWeb Project
This 50-state umbrella site remains essential for its state and county pages full of historical information, research how-tos, and record indexes and transcriptions. Visit The USGenWeb Project