Sweet Home, Oregon


Fall is upon us.  The leaves on the trees are turning color and it sure is pretty outside.  While it may be raining at times, it is dry inside our Library.  We are here to help you.  We learned a few days back that we are the only regular Society in the State of Oregon to have access to www.ArkivDigital.net, the site of Swedish records.  It would be best if you would make an appointment to have someone help you with the Swedish records if you are not familiar with Swedish, as not all of our volunteers have need to use this site.  While some Family History Centers have this website available, we are not affilated with any religious or politcal organization.
 
Our monthly meetings are held the third Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m., followed by a speaker, except June, July, August, our summer break and December.  The December meeting is the Christmas Luncheon, when we draw the winning tickets for the Raffle Baskets.  This years Christmas Luncheon will be December 10, 2016, at 1:00 p.m.  The place will be the Skyline Inn.  
 
The Board of Directors meet the second Monday of the month at 1:00 pm.  Our meetings are open to the public, membership is not required.
 
If you are in the area, please stop by and check out what we have that may help you or your neighbor.  We are located at 1223 Kalmia, Sweet Home, Oregon.  Our phone number is; 541-367-5034.  Our hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 am. until 3:00 pm., and Thursday, 11:00 am. until 8:00 pm. and Friday, 11:00 am. until 5:00 pm.  If you will be coming at times we are not open, please call ahead or e-mail us at: info@shgenealogy.com and we will make arrangements to accommodate your needs.  Our mailing address is P.O. Box 279, Sweet Home, Oregon, 97386.
 
Our 2017 Workshop will be held March 10th and 11th at the Sweet Home Genealogical Library, 1223 Kalmia Street, Sweet Home.  
 
Sweet Home is located on Highway 20, east of Interstate 5.  From the North it is about 24 miles.  Turn off I-5 at Albany onto Highway 20 going east.  This will take you through the city of Lebanon and on into Sweet Home.  From the South it is about 21 miles to Sweet Home.  Turn off I-5 at the Brownsville exit - Highway 228 and go east.  This will take you through Brownsville, Crawfordsville, and Holley and on into Sweet Home.
 
If you do not drive, the Linn Shuttle bus stops in front of the Sweet Home Genealogy Library.  The bus routes run between Albany and Sweet Home, with stops in Lebanon and Foster.  The Shuttle also has connections with the Linn-Benton Loop Buses.  Please check their latest schedule for times and fares at www.linnshuttle.com.