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Assorted Groups (Anthology, Cultural, Ethnic, & Religious):
Yugoslavian Community - On any given Sunday afternoon, you can hear sounds of
Serbo-Croatian slicing through the smell of Torrefazione's Italian coffee in the
northwest area of town known as Little Serbia. No, this is not New York. This is
Portland, Oregon, (also see Multnomah Co.)
Volga Germans - This site is an online resource for learning about the settlement of this
ethnic group in Oregon. (also see Multnomah Co.)
Note: These items are presented as part of the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that the WebMaster, in any way, endorses any stereotypes which may be implied by the linked web sites.
Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
Please click here - (Counties we have listed), (To list a local society, please contact us.)
Historical interest Items, etc.:
Historical Timeline - Oregon
Historical Travel Photographs - 1935-1984, Oregon Department of Transportation
Old Oregon Maps - 1843 to 1859
Oregon - "A Place Called Oregon" (History & Genealogy)
Oregon - Perry-Castaņeda Library Oregon Map Collection
Migrations to, from and through:
Virginia West to Oregon - list of surnames that made the trek
Volga Germans in Portland - This site is an online resource for learning about the
settlement of this ethnic group in Oregon. (also see Multnomah Co.)
Wagon Train of 1843 - The Great Migration
Oregon Research - Types of Records [available] for Oregon Research
Oregon State Archives - 50th Anniversary Exhibit
Oregon State Archives - Historic Photograph Database
Oregon State Archives - Land Records
Oregon Trail - All about the trail.
Oregon Trail - Crossing the USA, 1843-2000
Oregon Trail - Links to the Oregon Trail
Postcards from Oregon - A Travel Site for the Nostalgic & Historic Minded (Legends of
Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers - The Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers was
established by the children of the elderly members of the Oregon Pioneer Assn.
State Capital City: Salem (Capital since 1855 - located in Marion Co.)
The State name: Comments hereThe name Oregon is not certain. One theory: the name comes from the French Canadian word "ouragan" meaning "storm" or "hurricane." It's thought that the Columbia River was at one time called "the river of storms" by Canadian fur traders plying their trade in the area.
Another suggestion is that the name of the state came from the Spanish word "orejon" meaning "big-ear", a term applied to many tribes.
A third suggests that the name of this state comes from the Spanish word "or!"gano", for the wild sage which grows vigorously in Oregon.
U.S.A. - General Information links page
U.S.A. - Possessions & Territories
Obituaries - Obituaries from Washington and Oregon from 1995 (a searchable database)
Oregon Obituary Database - Contains obituaries for several listed Counties.
Portland Birth Index - Oregon State Archives
When you tell us about your Surname(s) quest, by posting your Surnames on our
we will gladly set out to find as many listings, within time, for your particular SURNAME(S).
If you wish, we will also be happy to provide you with your own