Ancestry® Library Edition's databases include hundreds of millions of records: birth and marriage certificates, census data, immigration information, cemetery lists, military service records and much, much more. This access is only available in the Main Library in downtown Klamath Falls as well as the South Suburban, BonanzaChemult, Chiloquin, Gilchrist, Keno, MalinMerrill and Sprague River branch libraries (from our public computers or through our wireless network).


The downtown Klamath County Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library, giving researchers access to FamilySearch's restricted images collection, including birth, marriage, death, census, land and court records from more than 130 countries. Accessing FamilySearch from a Main Library computer (or on a device connecting to the wireless network) will get you access to more records than if you were searching at home with a basic account! (Some files may be unavailable due to copyright or privacy settings.) This access is only available at the Main Library, either on the public computers or through the library's wireless network. 


HeritageQuest® OnlineA comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more. You will need your Klamath County Library card number to access this from outside the library.


The Klamath Basin Genealogical Society (KBGS) is a small group dedicated to the studying, collecting, sharing and preserving of genealogical and historical information in the Klamath Basin area of Southern Oregon, Klamath County. For the most up-to-date Society news, follow them on Facebook at

They meet on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6pm at the downtown library for genealogy workshops. The group's DNA Interest Group (DIG), dedicated to using genetic data to guide genealogy research, meets for DNA-specific workshops and discussion on the first Wednesday of the month from 1pm to 3pm. The general public is encouraged to attend to learn and network with fellow genealogy enthusiasts - bring your family tree research "brick walls" for help breaking through!

Do you live out of the area and have a local area research request, such as a marriage record, cemetery location or obituary lookup? Volunteers will do obituary lookups for $5 and other research for $10 per hour. A research request form is available on their website.

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Klamath County Museums - Klamath County owns and operates three public museums, each dedicated to preserving a unique aspect of the upper Klamath Basin's rich history and heritage.

The Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP) is an initiative to digitize historic Oregon newspaper content and make it freely available to the public through a keyword-searchable online database. The initial phase of the program has concentrated on newspapers published between 1860 and 1922. Historic Oregon Newspapers includes the Klamath Falls Evening Herald from 1908 – 1922, as well as early editions of other papers such as the Medford Mail Tribune and Ashland Daily Tidings.


Access to the National Archives