About – Oregon Newspaper Research

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.

If this is of interest to you – please subscribe!

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: gtoftdahl@aol.com


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