Lincoln County, Oregon - Historical Societies

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Historical and Genealogical Organizations Resources
ALSI Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc.
Waldport Heritage Museum

PO Box 822
320 NE Grant St
Waldport, OR 97394

The Society's Museum Library is open every Friday from noon to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Society has its business meeting every fourth Friday at 10 the Museum.

The Society will do local history research for a $5.00 research fee plus $ .25 per page, plus postage. They gladly accept donations.
The Alsi Historical and Genealogical Society has: Oregon Census Indexes: 1841 through 1880; Lincoln County Census Records: 1850 through 1920; 15 Mayflower Families 5-Generation Books; 40-plus books on Lincoln County, Oregon;  indexes of all local cemeteries; short stories of people and things of the area; indexed South County Township maps from 1900 to 1967; vertical file on family histories (obits, births, marriages, anniversaries, military); Oregon Death Index from 1903 through 1998; and a computer and CD collection for US census records and indexes. It also has for sale a varied selection of books on local history, lore, cemeteries, and crafts.

Many thanks to Colleen Nickerson, President of the Alsi Historical and Genealogical Society for providing the above information for this website. See below for a new AHGS project.
Lincoln County Genealogical Society - (formerly Yaquina Genealogical Society)
% Toledo Public Library

173 NW 7th St.
Toledo, OR 97391
(541) 336-3132
Lincoln County Historical Society - Oregon Coast History Center
545 SW 9th Street
Newport, OR 97365
(541) 265-7509
North Lincoln County Historical Museum
4907 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367
(541) 996-6614
Toledo Centennial History Center
208 S. Main Street
Toledo, OR 97391
(541) 336-2247 ext 221

Yaquina Genealogical Society - See Lincoln County Genealogical Society Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society
100 NW A Street
P.O. Box 119
Toledo, Oregon 97391
(541) 336-5256
Library Resources
Members of Coastal Research Sharing Network (CRSN)
NoteAmong the other resources these libraries provide, members of CRSN also offer their cardholders in-library and at-home computer access to Heritage Quest data bases.  HQ data bases include censuses, books, PERSI, selected Revolutionary War records, and the Freedman's Bank. Driftwood Public Library, Newport Public Library, Toledo Public Library, and Waldport Public Library offer wireless internet service to their patrons.

Driftwood Public Library
801 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367
(541) 996-2277

Newport Public Library
35 NW Nye
Newport, OR 97365
(541) 265-2153

Siletz Public Library
243 W. Buford
P.O. Box 71
Siletz, OR 97380
(541) 444-2855

Toledo Public Library
173 NW 7th Avenue 
Toledo, OR 97391
(541) 336-3132

Waldport Public Library
460 Hemlock P.O. Box 1357 
Waldport, OR 97394
(541) 563-5880
Branch Library Facilities (Family History Centers) of  the LDS Family History Library

Lincoln City Family History Center
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

3565 W Devils Lake Rd.
Lincoln City, OR 97367
(541) 994-2998
Open Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Thursdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and by appointment.
Note: Hours occasionally change. Visit here to check if these hours are still correct, or call the phone number above.

Newport Family History Center
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

229 NE Crestview Drive
Newport, OR 97365
(541) 265-9481
Hours: T-Th 10am-4pm; T-W 6pm-9pm
Note: Hours occasionally change. Visit here to check if these hours are still correct, or call the phone number above.

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The Alsi Heritage Booknew
Alsi Historical & Genealogy Society is collecting information to produce "The Alsi River Heritage Book". Information on the following topics can be sent to AHGS, PO Box 822, Waldport, OR 97394 or brought to the Waldport Heritage Museum, 320 NE Grant St., "old Town". We are open Fri noon-4 and 10-4 every Sat. and Sun.

Information wanted: family biographies with or without a picture of the family or early settler, schools (senior group picture of each year with names), church history, cemeteries, clubs, organizations, lodges, fraternal organizations (pictures of early members with names), war veterans, doctors and dentists, police, judges, mayors, etc., early businesses, means of area living, hardships and pleasant memories, storms, and Native Americans

Thank you,
Colleen Nickerson President, AHGS
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