Hello! My name is Greg Toftdahl a fourth generation Oregonian, raised in Junction City, Oregon, a Willamette Valley community rich in Danish history. My great-grandfather, a Danish immigrant, settled in Junction City in the early 1900′s. This Danish heritage stirred my interest in family history research.
While attending the University of Oregon I stumbled upon their vast microfilmed newspaper collection. I began researching the obituaries for my family and discovered many clues to further my research.
After I exhausted my family names I thought what a great research resource the university had and began to offer my services to others who were researching their Oregon families.
I graduated from the University of Oregon’s School of Business, and continued to research for clients on a part-time basis since the mid 1980’s.
What you will find in my blog:
Examples of how newspaper obituaries can further your family history research.
Research helps – clues on sources that can lead you to the next piece of the puzzle on your quest to find family members.
Eugene Morning Register index logs – now I am indexing the Morning Register for death notices, obituaries and related articles. The Oregon Death Index is missing many of the early deaths. My indexes will help fill in those gaps.
Personal interest stories. Small articles that will give you a feeling of what it was like living in the Southern Willamette Valley in the late 1800′s and early 1900′s.
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Do you need help finding your Oregon ancestors? I can research Oregon Newspapers for you and email you the results. Reasonable fees. Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org