Cottage Grove Oregon Family History Center

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

Address:

  • 531 South 10th, Cottage Grove, Oregon 97424 United States
  • The entrance and parking for the FHC is on the corner of the building closest to the intersection of 10th and Monroe Ave (I.E North East corner)
  • List other languages guest will get help with when they come to the FHC
  • Language:English

Phone:

  • 1-541-942-2670

E-mail:

  • OR_CottageGrove@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Wednesday:12:00pm-3:00pm
  • Contact the FHC during regular hours to arrange other times:

Holiday Schedule:

The library will be closed each week containing a national holiday The week between Christmas and New Year. The library will also be closed during week of local school spring break.




Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings


Center Resources

Collections

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

Hardware and Equipment

  • Equipment includes 4 computers with DSL, High speed laser printer, flat bed scanner, setup up to scan microfilm, 2 microfilm and 2 microfiche readers.
     


Center Services

Staff Research Specialties


Resources in the Local Area

Cottage Grove, Oregon


Links

Cottage Grove Genealogical Society

Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel & Crematorium


Volunteer at the Center


History of the Cottage Grove FHC

The Family History Center in the Cottage Grove meeting house came into service in the late 1960’s or early 1970’s. It consisted of an old computer given to Beverly Rowe and an old film reader that Beverly’s husband Don restored.
The center was open for business one day a week. The equipment was stored in a locked closet in a class room and had to be unpacked each time the Library was opened.
It was necessary to order film through the Eugene center because the Cottage Grove FHC was not yet a branch [only a twig] and did not have the authority to order from Salt Lake.
The diligence and hard work of the Rowe’s the FHC became a recognized center with all of the same privileges and abilities of the Eugene center.
The move to the room next to the chapel, where it is at this time, came about after almost a year in the closet. Now the library included the microfiche IGI and related films required for both research and submitting names to the temple. Thanks to Beverly’s connection with other FHC’s the library also has over 100 genealogy related books.
Today the equipment includes 4 computers with DSL, High speed laser printer, flat bed scanner, 2 microfilm and 2 microfiche readers and open at least 2 days a week.





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