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this is a very nice site if anyone has Oregon connections, it could prove very helpful. Also areas not specifically Oregon. check it out.
http://www.historicaloregon.org/ This is a new site that has been
started by a group called Historical Oregon Information Services. It is a
non-profit group to help individuals and groups access information about
Oregon and it's history. Our site includes free services such as
"look-ups" on Oregon, newsletter and a guest book. We also have books at low
prices covering Oregon cemeteries, Oregon towns and World War II. At
Historical Oregon Information Services we hope that this may be of some
use to members of your group.
Our "Look-Ups" on Oregon page covers towns, rail stops, ferries, stage
stops, hard rock mines and schools as well as other types of places in the
state of Oregon. In the future we will have cemeteries also listed. In most
cases we have included any of the above listed items that pertain to the
location name. This, however, is an ongoing project and updating our files
is being done constantly. Under the name of the location, in most cases, we
have the county in which it is located, Post office, Rail Road, location and
any pertinent information regarding the location name.
Our newsletter is sent out bi-weekly and has information pertaining to
Oregon and its history. In the newsletter we cover such things as name
changes, multiple places with the same name, postal changes, new links,
information about a place and other pertinent information about groups and
We have link pages on genealogy and Oregon history. These links are
listed in alphabetical order under appropriate headings. There are pages for
genealogy and Oregon history with more headings to come in the future.
At Historical Oregon Information Services we would also like to include
any information regarding web pages, meetings and e-mail services pertaining
to your group. We would be happy to include any of this information in our
newsletter and or link pages for anyone that is interested.
Thank you for your valuable time. We hope that this site can be of some
benefit to you and or your group members in the event that any questions
about Oregon arise. We hope to hear from you or anyone in your group, if you
have any need for information on Oregon, in the future. Thanks again.
Historical Oregon Information Services
What a nice list! This is the first time I have received an individual
welcome from a listowner.
I am trying to gather some information about my sons' family history on
their father's side and am not sure where to begin. Their grandmother,
Marjorie Marie nee FARRIS, has passed away as has their father so I'm
grasping at straws trying to figure out where to begin. Marjorie was born
in Whiting IA Jul 22, 1913 according to funeral home records.
So - I found on a Rootweb family tree that she had a brother,Edward Theodore
FARRIS, who passed away Jan 24, 1951 - Woodbury, IA. I have no idea if
"Woodbury" refers to the county or a town.
Can anyone suggest how I might locate and obituary that might provide me
with more information?
I would appreciate any suggestions.
Judy - Tacoma, WA
I've just learned from a 1917 obituary that a "Mrs. Charles Mossman"
lived in Sioux City at that time. I believe her first name would have
been Alice born in 1868 but she may have been an unknown daughter of
Balthasar and Lucinda Stiver from Shellsburg, IA. I've been unable to
locate any further information on Mossman's so wanted to ask if anyone
may have information on this surname in IA.
Thanks, Dorothy Smyers
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I am looking for a Michael Finnegan in Sioux City Iowa ca. 1920/1921. Michael Finnegan married Carrie Maimee Gertrude Johson ON October 11, 1918 in Crookson, MN. Their only child, Loretta Dorothea Finnegan was born June 16, 1920 in Sioux City, Iowa. Michael Finnegan died April 14, 1921 in Sioux City, Iowa.
I have searched for Michael on most of the sites on the internet with no luck.
Does any one know of this man?
Does some nice person out there have an index of the 1920 Woodbury Co. Iowa census, that would look up what district Michael and Carrie Finnegan were in? I am in the process of going through the census at Ancestry but sure would be nice if some one had the index, there are 55 districts, I've only gotten throught five today.
Any lead would be greatly appreciated. Michael Finnegan is my mother in law's father. My mother in law is in her 80's. Knows next to nothing about her father. I would love to give her something.
Darla Wilson Hilliard
sent to me on 02-05-2002
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I received a strange virus and it said it contained information from the
Huron County Genealogical Society (or something close to that but for
I forwarded a copy to the feds, uce(a)ftc.gov , they sent back a reply
within seconds notifying me that it was a virus, what type of virus it
was and a site where I can obtain information about the virus plus how
to fix it if it is in my computer.
I have received the same virus within weeks of each other, one had a
.com the other .exe but both had another .doc. It just does not end!
Hello all, I am new to this List. I am trying to locate an actual death
record or obituary for Levi M Mack, or any information about him for that
matter, I was given the following information about him. As you can see it
said he died Sioux City, IA, March 15, 1885. I tried ordering a death
certificate thru the State/County Vital records, and was told, that was not
allowed, due to privacy restrictions. Would appreciate any help here.
Thanks much Pat
From: CPeterson(a)mail.colgate.edu (Carl Peterson)
To: PKirchh663(a)aol.com ('PKirchh663(a)aol.com')
CC: FGavett(a)mail.colgate.edu (Frank Gavett)
According to our records Levi M. Mack attended the Hamilton
Literary & Theological Institute (an early form of Colgate) from
1829 through 1830. He was born on Jan. 29, 1810 in nearby
Lebanon, N.Y. He was ordained in harford, PA on Sept. 14, 1831
and evidently had a church in Lenox, PA until 1834, when he did
missionary work in IN from 1834-1836. He had another
church in Lodi, Ohio until 1846, then more missionary work in
Michigan until 1850. He returned to NY and preached at Patterson
until 1852. Then Providence, RI until 1856. More missionary
work in WI from 1856-1864, then IA until 1870, then
Missouri, residing in Rural Dale. Died Sioux City, IA, March
The Minnesota Historical Society is hosting a web site where you can search an index, of death certificates issued in the state. The database, currently including the years from 1908-1955 searchable by soundex, is available at:
The site also contains information on where to obtain copies of the death certificates.
Welcome! This is the former Rootsweb list, IAWOODBU. We'll be discussing the history and genealogy of Woodbury County, Iowa including the surrounding region of west central Iowa, northeastern Nebraska, and southeastern South Dakota.