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If you have a website listing your family history, and think it would be useful to other researchers, why not let the ORGenWeb Project place a link to it here? Contact Jan Bony  if you're interested. Also, please contact me if a link is  NOT working so it can be removed. Where a web site had a different email address, I tried to correct it. 
Updated 12/14/2013 
Dan Matney has amassed information on the MATNEY Family including Walter J Matney ( one who rode the mule and challenged Nesmith to that dual) Also Sam K Matney who shot Modocs and showed them - he too - could scalp people. You can find his site at  5-7-2011 still good Dec 2015 d  
I have a web site for my family research at Oregon family surnames include Bennette, Bennett, Odell, Gowdy, Garrison, Clark, Sawyer, Hopper, Roelofson, Kemp, Delashmutt, and Lee. Other surnames include Tuggle, Helm, Beard, Gates, McCormick, and Maxwell. My earliest Oregon ancestor arrived in the Willamette Valley (south of Salem, near Eugene) in 1843. Most arrived in the 1852-53 migrations. 
William Elze WEEKLY and his wife, Irene Jane SKAGGS, the WEEKLY family has been in Oregon since 1853. They spent about 20 years in Douglas County and then moved to Coos County. The web site can be found HERE  9/25/2009 still good Dec 2013  
Barbara Hartsook has a document on the HARTSOOK, BALL and CHANEY Family Lines that can be downloaded here  (rtf text format).  
JONES FAMILY - MOVED TO OREGON UMATILLA COUNTY BETWEEN 1880 AND 1902 Family members are: Charles P. Jones (oldest) adopted son. William Jones, oldest son of John Jones and Olive Paterson Jones Olive Paterson Jones, who died in Oregon, Umatilla county in 1902 Eliza Jones, who married a Greye and lived in Umatilla county. John Andrew Jones, born in Wisconsin, and we know little of his life. Joseph Huff (Adopted son), who also went to Oregon. John Jones the father, who died in Wood county about 1872, is buried there. He was a lumber man, born 1813 in New York state they say, and moved to Ohio, where three of the Jones children were born, William in 1840, Eliza in 1847, and another son Levi Lyman Jones, 1845 who stayed in Wisconsin, and lived and is buried in Juneau county, WI. Olive Paterson Jones was born in 1816 in New York state they say, then lived in Ohio, moving to Wisconsin in 1847, and Oregon later between 1880 and 1902 when she died there. Any information would be helpful.  Carol McBain 
John Daniel Boone Family Website good Dec 2013 
Looking for WELTER and ZEHNER who settled in the Columbia County area Barb  good Dec 2013  
I am looking for information on the Aune Johnson family. My great-grandparents were Oliver Johnson and Jennie (Johanna) Aune Johnson who are buried in Bend. They had seven children, Harry J., Olga J., Ralph E. Arthur W. (my grandfather), Anna M., Agnes T. and Land A. They were immigrants from Norway. I would be interested in communicating with anyone who is related. My name is Karen Hinton and my Email address is  
A study and research into the live of Lowell Ames ( 1799-1863) who left New York and traveled west to Oregon and was on of the first to settle in Sweet Home, Linn County, Oregon is being conducted by the Ames Society. The research is also being conducted in the town of Sweet Home itself and if anyone has something to share, please contact  The site is  www.AmesSociety  if you wish to join this Surname Society and work on any Ames/Eames in North America.  
�The Switzler Family  the pass word is two brothers This is a work still in progress by 14 Switzler families.  We have documentation, Photo's, Maps, and ect. Some of the Switzler's that were on the Wagon Train in 1845 to OR are among the names listed in these pages. Still looking for more OR Switzler's to help fill in the blanks. June Hines, web master ~ good Dec 2013  
Dec 2015: still down, a search engine is working at  My Cinnamon Toast  The Gilhousen Family Association maintains an online genealogical database of the Gilhousens of Wasco County, and related families, including many Oregon pioneers. Family history articles, scanned images of documents and photo galleries are being added to other areas of the site. Common Oregon surnames include: Belshee, Clarke, Gilhousen, Greenlee, Hall, Hastings, Jackson, Marvel, Maxam, Small, and Stadelman, among others. A collaborative project, all are welcome to browse our resources, and those with a family connection are invited to join and participate.  Good Dec 2013 Research on Lampman primarily, with contents of Henry Kelly's book, "Imprints on the Sands of Time" which details all Lampmans in America, and from Germany in the 1709 -1850 range. Includes my personal Lampman genealogy, as well as Busby, Knapp, Parcher, Vanderzee, Lamb and other surnames as I get them posted. Please add me to your list, I've been helping many Lampman researchers for almost 10 years now find their ancestors FREE. Greg Lampman 
Descendants of Bird WAGGONER, Caroline PICKETT and Nancy GRAY at:  
Ancestors and Descendants of James Albert MILLER (1851 IN-1938 OR) and Martha Ann PEARL (1858 OR-1897 OR)  
Notes on the Descendants of William Robinett (1846 -1908 OR) and Mary PEARL (1850 MO-1884 OR)  
Ancestors and Descendants of Henry Harrison KIRK and Isabella Caroline PEARL  
Descendants of Rev. Isaac Newton Van Winkle and Elizabeth Ann Pearl  
Some recent updates have been made to: Ancestors and Descendants of James PEARL (1807 OH-1897 OR)  
Ancestors and Descendants of Felix SENGER and wife, Hannah HESS  
ClydeClyde Senger Bellingham WA 
good Dec 2013 
Linda Nichol's Families: Marion and Clackamas CountiesHuet Huetter, Muessig, Peter, Thuemler, Reich ~ not found Dec 2013 
Abel Helman Family of Ashland, Jackson County ~ good Dec 2013
Hubbard Families of Marion and Polk Counties   ~ good Dec 2013
Nancy Todd's  Tooley, Morgan, Dunn, and Brown families ~ good Dec 2013 
Foster, Hague, Achilles and Swadley - Judy Hague  [email only, no website]  
The Daniel Pegg Wilson Family Home Page Res Researching the Oregon Trail pioneer Daniel Pegg WILSON who lived in Washington, Oregon, Illinois and Pennsylvania. Also researching the related families: Robert MILL (or Mills) of Oregon, Ohio, Scotland and Job BULLARD. The Daniel Pegg Wilson family migrated from Illinois to Oregon by way of wagon train in 1852.  ~ not good Dec 2013
Cindy Lee Siddall (Dunaven)'s Website Dunaven, Casey, Lee, Brown, Cavin Lines - Dunaven's were in Benton County ~ good Dec 2013  
Katheryn L. (Barber) Saunders' Website Hodgdon and Barber  fam families of Tillamook County  ~ not good Dec 2013
James Blakely and Brownsville With family photos, links and pictures of Brownsville. Also  Cecil Houk's Oregon Trail Families ~ both good Dec 2013 
Debbi Reeves'  Oregon Pioneer Milton and Christiana Brown and Family Website. Debbi also has her gedcom uploaded to  Rootsweb's World Connect Project, th, the major surnames are: BROWN, CONNOR, FIELD, SCHMITZ, KAY, DAVIS, GREEN, OSGOOD. Dec 2013: the first address is not good, the 2nd at Rootsweb is a search engine you can try 

Patty Stuart's Crook County Families ~ not good Dec 2013 

Texann Yarbrough Johnson's  Oregon Pioneer Families 5/3 5/30/2011 No longer a good link 
Link and email no longer work 12/14/2013 ~ Kim Schildwachter's Oregon Pioneer Families THORNTON, MATHENY, HEWITT, COOPER, THRAPP, OTT, PEYTON, SMITH many others which primarily resided in Marion, Yamhill, Washington, Clackamas, Linn and Lane counties. Kim Schildwachter 
Pat Holling's Oregon Pioneer Families 
Arneson - Norway/Canada/OR; 
Bruce -MA/VT/OR; Cookerly - MI/OR; 
Earle - Ireland/Canada/MI/NY/MI/OR; 
Ellis - NY/MI/OR; 
Fish - NY/VT/IL/WI/OR; 
Force - NY/OR; 
Hall - NH/VT/OR; 
Holling - Denmark/Germany/NY/UT/OR; 
Towner - CT/NY/MI/OR; 
Thomas - Wales/UT/OR. 
Email Pat:  
The Benton County Genealogical Society has a listing of Benton County Pioneers at WorldConnect,  This opens a search engine for Benton County
I have a Surname Community web site for my mom's family MOODY and LOGUS, from Oregon. The first person to Oregon City was my great-great grandfather's brother, Charles Logus in the 1850's from Prussia.  Margy Bare ~ web address good Dec 2013  

My gg grandfather was Stephen ROSS, a brother to Sherry ROSS who homesteaded Ross Island in the Willamette River. My grandmother, Mary Alice ROSS HARDY, was born in Portland in 1854 to Stephen ROSS and his wife Nancy Jane HOUSE ROSS. Pat Bauer -  ~ good Dec 2013  

Sharen Chambers's Families:  Land, Barnes, McLaughlin, Barker, Carter, Chambers ~ good Dec 2013

Clyde's Senger's Families in Lake, Linn, Benton and Lane Counties: Jonathan and Paul Brattain and descendants  ~ good Dec 2013  

McQUINNS ~ no good Dec 2013

The FIELDS Family from Ray Co., MO to Linn Co., OR - Bonnie Bartlett family. Must contact to get user name and password. Site is on  www.myfamily.comBonnie passed away in March 2012, family members are maintaining this site. 6/5/2012 

Descendants of Elbridge Trask, one of Oregon's earliest pioneers, have a private, password-protected website, which can be accessed by invitation.  To access the title page with a link to the administrator for
more information go to  Contact:  Patsy Skeels for for password ~ check the email, the web site no longer comes up Dec 2013  

Oregon families: Huntley, Hundley, Stark, Chalk, Hosking, Lamont, Baird, Perkins, Cawood:  Dot Hosking Huntley ~ good Dec 2013 email not good on web site  

Crystal Burton's  website with Marion and Linn County families: Hoeye, Pepperling, Ranking, Foss:  ~ good Dec 2013  

Joyce Cooper's website:  Vincent and Hammersley  families, in Lake Co. and Jackson Co. OR. There are many other connected names on the  ~ not good Dec 2013  

My mother was born in Oregon City OR as well as her 2 brothers. My grandmother and her mother are buried at Mountainview Cem in Oregon City OR. phelia Robacker Black (wife ofClinton Black) (My grandparents) lived at Mt Pleasant (a suburb of Oregon City). Samuel J Robacker died at Portland Oregon. I have death certs for Samuel and his daughter Ophelia. I am researching the  Black and Robacker  families.  Laurie Dunham, Cortland, NY.  
Bowlus Family of Umatilla County Oregon
George Kobernus 6296 Red Fox Run Traverse City, MI 49686  BOWLUS FAMILY  ~ website no good 12/2013  
My G Grandfather, William Martin Berry, wife Sarah Angeline (King) and their three youngest children, Gussie, Evert and Arthur, traveled by team from Paris, Arkansas to Union County, Oregon in 1885. Jim Berry  

I have Oregon pioneer families in my tree that's located at  Family surnames include  Belieu, Hodges, Vanderpool, Michael, Letsom, Harer, Aubrey, Carter, Morgan, Rhoades, Bonney, Stewart, Zumwalt, Jenkins, Gay, Schulze I have many families from the Metis community at French Prairie, St. Paul, and other connections with Native American families in WA and BC as well. Ken Robinson 2659 McGregor Drive RanchoCordova, CA 95670  ~ website no good 12/2013  

Carlson, Hutton, Hawkins, Patterson, Greenfield, Armstrong, Bierly, Blampied, Peterson, Tift, Bean Families of Oregon. Contact Bryan Carlson at to get user name and password. Site is at 

I have been building my family tree for 5 years now and boy, has it grown! In this last year it has shot up from about 25 people to over 300! ucharelli, Mahan, Hetherman, (Hederman, Heatherman), Riffel, and Landers e-mail Maerie

I am researching the NDERSON, SPENCER, TAYLOR, KESTER, OLTHOFF names in the counties of JACKSON, KLAMATH, GRANT, BENTON and MARION.  Staci Anderson Vriese 1179 SW 182nd Ave Beaverton OR 97006  ~ good Dec 2013

Matt Ragan has a web site at:  for  RAGEN  famifamily history ~ good Dec 2013

My Oregon families are gee, Christopherson, & Thornton.  ~ no good Dec 2013

I am the descendent of ong>John K. Kennedy who was Captain of a Wagon Train over the Oregon Trial in 1862.  I have a "reconstructed" roster done by 2 memebers of the Train in the 1880's and then addition from other proven descenents of train members.  Some members settled in the Walla Walla Co., WA area and some in Oregon, mostly Umitilla Co., OR. Reconstruction of Roster - 1862 JaynJayne McCarley  

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