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La Grande Oregon Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

The La Grande Oregon Family History Center is open to the public.


Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 1802 Gekeler Lane La Grande Oregon 97850 United States
  • FHC is in the SW corner of the La Grande Oregon Stake Center
  • Language:English


  • 1-541-963-5003



Open Hours:

  • Monday:9:00am-12:00pm
  • Tuesday:9:00am-3:00pm
  • Wednesday:6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday:9:00am-3:00pm
  • Friday:9:00am-12:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed New Years: Memorial day: 4th of July, 24th of July: Labor day: Thanksgiving and Christmas:

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

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Staff Training Meetings:[edit | edit source]

Third Tuesday of each month from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. except June, July and August and if it falls on a holiday.

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Oregon Death Indexes on fiche; 1971 - 1990.
  • Oregon census on film; 1850-1920.
  • Union County Marriage Records; 1865 - 1975.
  • Oregon land records;1865-1971, deeds; 1864-1933, some mining deeds; 1864 & water rights; 1891-1969.
  • The Observer, a La Grande newspaper is also available on film from 1897-1972.
  • Books covering Union, Wallowa and Baker county histories.
  • Notebooks of local obituaries; 1985- current.
  • Over 1200 books and magazines for use in genealogical research.
  • Maps

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

  • 10 computers with internet access
  • 4 printers
  • 2 film readers and one of the film readers is capable to save file to computer for printing data.
  • 2 copy machine
  • 2 scanners

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

  • German Research - Jo Zaugg
  • Native American Research - Jeri Sawyer
  • Norway Research & language - Linda Strand

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

Eastern Oregon University Library
1410 L Avenue
La Grande, Oregon
Telephone: 541-962-3579

Union County Courthouse
1001 4th Street
La Grande, Oregon
Telephone: 541-963-1006

Union County Historical Society

Links[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.

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Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

We are always looking for volunteers!

It helps if you have computer experience & experience in genealogy work.