[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-03-26
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Mon Mar 26 08:54:09 PDT 2012
In this Issue:
1. Video Captures Conference Theme
2. Take A Hike Along A Historic Trail With Grant
3. Publication of 1940 Census Provides Opportunity for Indexers
4. Heritage Talk Series Set at Deepwood Estate in Salem
VIDEO CAPTURES CONFERENCE THEME
A video that promotes the theme of the Oregon Heritage
Conference/Northwest Archivists Annual Meeting is now available. The
conference, which will take place April 26-28 in Salem, has the theme of
"Fertile Ground: Planting the Seeds for Restoration, Innovation and
View the video by visiting the conference information page located at
Conference registration and a link to conference hotel information are
TAKE A HIKE ALONG A HISTORIC TRAIL WITH GRANT
Grant McOmie features the Fort to Sea Trail and nearby heritage and
natural resources in a recent edition of Grant's Getaways. To view the
4-minute video, visit
PUBLICATION OF 1940 CENSUS PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY FOR INDEXERS
Join the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project to help index the 1940 U.S.
Federal Census. Indexing records from Oregon will be an essential part
of this monumental grass-roots effort that will put one of the richest
genealogical data sets in the world online, complete and free of charge
forever – and you can help.
Beginning April 2, researchers will gain access to free digital images
of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census. Upon its release, the 1940 U.S. Census
Community Project, a joint initiative between Archives.com,
FamilySearch, findmypast.com, and other genealogy societies, archives
and organizations, will coordinate efforts for quick access to these
digital images. They will start indexing these records immediately,
making them searchable online with free and open access.
Interest in the 1940 US Census is both significant and sentimental
because it documents the “The Greatest Generation” of U.S. citizens. As
a group, these are individuals who survived the Great Depression; fought
in WWII; and developed technology such as the TV and microwave.
There are many people still alive today who will be able to find
themselves in the 1940 U.S. Federal Census. Others will be able to
readily connect with relatives they knew personally or through family
If you would like to volunteer to index go to
www.the1940census.com/archives and register to participate. You may
choose to participate under the partnership of one of several
genealogical/historical societies in the state that are participating in
this effort. Go to https://the1940census.com/participatingsocieties/
to see what organizations in Oregon are partnering in this community
HERITAGE TALK SERIES SET AT DEEPWOOD ESTATE IN SALEM
The final two talks in a series of small group conversations focused on
remembering and preserving pieces of the past will take place on April 3
and May 22 at Historic Deepwood Estate, 1116 Mission St. SE, Salem.
Whether a long-time advocate of historic preservation, a homeowner with
questions, or just interested in learning more about our built
environment, you will wish to join in the discussions!
Bo Sullivan will explore how Victorian interiors are the sum of their
many parts, using Historic Deepwood as a spontaneous case study from 6 –
8 p.m., April 3. A historian at Rejuvenation and the owner of Arcalus
Period Design in Portland, Sullivan will also share rare images of 1890s
homes and décor, many in color, drawn from the Arcalus Period Design
Bob Clay will talk about notable Oregon architect W.C. Knighton and
some of the iconic structures he designed in Salem and across the state
from 6 – 8 p.m., May 22. The author of two papers on Knighton’s work,
Clay will bring Knighton’s legacy alive through images and a tour of the
home Knighton built for Dr. Luke Port, now known as Historic Deepwood
For further information, visit www.HistoricDeepwoodEstate.org (
http://www.historicdeepwoodestate.org/ ) . For reservations, call
(503) 363-1825 or email HistoricDeepwoodEstate at yahoo.com
Visit www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/Conference.shtml to learn more about
the joint Oregon Heritage Conference / Northwest Archivists Annual
Meeting April 26-28.
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