Genealogy Resources

Categories:

Start your family history project using the genealogy resources available at Salem Public Library at Broadway. The library hosts the Willamette Valley Genealogical Society (WVGS) and their collection to assist users in this type of research. ​WVGS volunteers are available to assist library users at no cost.

Join a Willamette Valley Genealogical Society meeting at the library on the second Saturday of each month at noon for a free program of interest to genealogists, such as a speaker, seminar, or workshop.

For an obituary look-up or specific research, contact WVGS by mail or email.

Online resources

The library hosts two Salem historical sites:

What’s happening
Apr. 10
Cancelled - Preschool Storytime10:15 a.m.10:40 a.m.SPL Meeting Room
1400 Broadway St NE
Salem
OR

Interactive stories, songs, and movement for children ages 2 ½ to 6 and their grownups. Free passes are available 15 minutes prior to each storytime. Due to Fire Marshal ratings, the Meeting Room is limited to a maximum of 35 occupants.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Cancelled - Lapsit Storytime11:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.SPL Meeting Room
1400 Broadway St NE
Salem
OR

Just right for babies through toddlers age 2 ½ to enjoy with their grownups. Free passes are available 15 minutes prior to each storytime. Due to Fire Marshal ratings, the Meeting Room is limited to a maximum of 35 occupants.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Apr. 11
Cancelled - Family Storytime10:15 a.m.10:40 a.m.SPL Meeting Room
1400 Broadway St NE
Salem
OR

Children of all ages bring, your grownup and join us for 30 minutes of stories, songs, and movement. The SPL Meeting Room is limited to a maximum of 35 occupants. Free passes are available 15 minutes prior to each storytime.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Cancelled - Read to a Pet1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.Salem Public Library at Broadway
1400 Broadway ST NE
Salem
OR 97301

Young readers are invited to read to one of our friendly 4-footed, furry volunteers and their human partners from 1 - 2:30 pm in the Children's area. Reading to one of these captivated listeners is a fantastic way for kids to boost their reading confidence!

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Apr. 14
Cancelled - Preschool Storytime10:15 a.m.10:40 a.m.SPL Meeting Room
1400 Broadway St NE
Salem
OR

Interactive stories, songs, and movement for children ages 2 ½ to 6 and their grownups. Free passes are available 15 minutes prior to each storytime. Due to Fire Marshal ratings, the Meeting Room is limited to a maximum of 35 occupants.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Learn more

Contact us

Willamette Valley Genealogical Society
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
1400 Broadway St NE
Salem OR 97301
Mailing address:
WVGS
PO Box 2083
Salem OR 97308-2083
Website: