The Volunteers at the Sweet Home Genealogical Society have almost finished indexing all of the Sweet Home newspapers, The New Era, from 1930 to the present. The New Era is a weekly paper, and we are adding the current obituaries soon after the paper arrives. You will find the listing of the obituaries in our "Area Deaths", on the left. We have two other collection of obituaries as well, and the source of these are ELM and FC. We are in the process of adding to the FC collection. In this collection, there are other items that have been donated to the Library. This collection also houses our Vertical Files that have family information and may include the memorial card from the funeral, also called a service card or funeral card. In some cases, this card may be all we have, but it may list the funeral home that conducted the service or have the name of the cemetery for the final resting place of the person.
With the end of the school year, it is also the time when the last minute plans are being made for graduations, weddings and family reunions. Please don't forget to ask your questions of the family members who will also be attending these functions. You may be able to fill in some missing pieces of your family tree.
Our monthly meetings are held the third Saturday of the month at 1:00 pm, except June, July, August, our summer break and December. Our March meeting is our annual two day workshop. The December meeting is the Christmas Luncheon, when we draw the winning tickets for the Raffle Baskets. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will make arrangements to accommodate your needs.
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 http://linnshuttle.com