Genealogical Society of Douglas County, Inc. Photo: North Umpqua River


Our library in the Douglas County Courthouse will be closed indefinitely. If you would like to visit, please contact us at for an appointment. We are available to do research for library patrons.
We are sorry to have to do this, but as contagious as some are at this time, we feel that this is the best way to protect our libraians, members and visiting public.

Welcome to Genealogical Society of Douglas County

We are here to provide information on the history and families of Douglas county, Oregon.
We are still adding records from our old website. Please be patient! If you don't find what you're looking for, contact us at and we'll be happy to help you.

About us

The Society’s library is housed at the Courthouse in Room 105B and is best accessed from the side entrance on Main Street. The telephone number is 541.440.6178. The GSDC has 5,500+ titles on their shelves, including books, a vertical file on Douglas County families; a large obituary collection for Douglas County mainly from 1980 to current (there are some older ones); and connection to the internet with access to subscription and search sites on the computers.
Our newsletter is published six times a year and the Pioneer is published four times a year. The newsletter has Society news and research tips. The Pioneer is a publication related to the families of Douglas County.
Informative programs are offered four times a year and are open to the public. The programs are held in January, April, July and October.
Members have extracted records from the Douglas County Archives and these are part of the genealogical collection. Douglas County related publications are also offered for sale. Several projects are ongoing.
The library is normally open from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm Wednesday through Friday and closed on Monday and Tuesday and all holidays observed by Douglas County. However, during this time of social distancing we are closed until we deem it safe for our librarians and patrons to access our library.
Appointments can be made to access the library at other times. There are experienced Librarians on duty to help with your research. The Library is staffed entirely by volunteers.
We would love to have your help with the Library and extraction projects. Training is provided.

March 1
Library Closure