The Society was established in 1971 as the Mid-Valley Genealogical Society.
The name was changed to the Benton County Genealogical Society in 1996.

Purposes of the Society:

  • To assist each other in genealogical research through association, inspiration, and mutual exchange and interaction.
  • To encourage and provide for genealogical education.
  • To cooperate with the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and the Benton Country Historical Society in matters pertaining to genealogical research.
  • To advocate for accurate research and careful documentation.
  • To encourage the study of family history through mutual support and the exchange of information.
  • To accumulate resource materials for the Society library.
  • To assist in the preservation and publication of local history.


From here you can go to the following pages:

Meeting Locations:

College United Methodist Church social hall
Benton County Museum Annex
1100 Block of Main St.
Philomath, OR 97370

Contact us at:
Benton County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 1646
Philomath, OR 97370

George Davidson, President

EMail George Cell 928-205-2121

Ron DeYoung, Past President
EMail Ron DeYoung

Kathryn Moss, Vice President:
EMail Kathryn Moss

Linda Olsen, Secretary
EMail Linda Olsen

Lois Courtney, Treasurer

EMail Lois Courtney

Connie Patterson
EMail Connie Patterson

Sue Van Laere
EMail Sue Van Laere

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Before subscribing to a online newspaper website you should always look at the list of newspapers included in the subscription. Does the site have newspapers for the locations you are researching during the time period you are researching? If it doesn’t, don’t waste your money. To see what is included in the collection, and this goes for free sites as well, look for links or headings that say List of Newspapers, Titles, or Collection. (Dawn Carlile)
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Last Updated:  9 Feb. 2018