[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-01-03

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Jan 3 16:25:17 PST 2012


In This Issue:
1. Heritage Excellence Awards Deadline Approaches
2. 1961 Records Now Available for Research at State Archives
3. Digital Storage of Oral History Information Sought
 
 
HERITAGE EXCELLENCE AWARDS DEADLINE APPROACHES
 
Next week is the deadline for nominating individuals, organizations and
projects that have made outstanding contributions to preserving Oregon’s
heritage for an Oregon Heritage Excellence Award. Nominations are
encouraged for exceptional and commendable work with special
consideration given to the development of new ideas, approaches and
innovations in heritage-related activities. Intended to draw public
attention to important heritage efforts in Oregon and to raise the
quality of heritage-oriented activities, recipients will receive their
awards on April 27 during the 2012 Oregon Heritage Conference in Salem.
 
The deadline for nominations is Jan. 13. Visit www.oregonheritage.org
to learn more about the Heritage Award or to access the nomination
application, or contact Cara Kaser at (503) 986-0670 or
cara.kaser at state.or.us .
 
 
1961 RECORDS NOW AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCH AT STATE ARCHIVES
 
Researchers can now access Death Certificates, Marriage Returns and
Divorce Returns from 1961 at the State Archives. These records maybe
researched in person or if you have an exact date and county you may
request a copy from the reference staff 
 
If you have never used the marriage returns they contain useful
information not found in Marriage Records maintained by county clerks. 
The returns include occupations of the parties, number of times
previously married and information on parents.
 
To learn more, visit
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/records/index.html . For
questions, email reference.archives at state.or.us or call (503) 373-0701.
 
 
DIGITAL STORAGE OF ORAL HISTORY INFORMATION SOUGHT
 
Is the lack of adequate climate control limiting your organization’s
ability to properly store digital media? Has your organization storing
oral history files on digital video in the Cloud? If so, and you are
willing to share your experience and information about the contract
service you use for Cloud storage, please contact Bob Hart, Executive
Director, Lane County Historical Society and Museum via email at
director at lanecountyhistoricalsociety.org or call (541) 682-4242. 



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