Genealogical Society

The Crook County Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization and information with reference to:

  • Genealogical and related historical and biographical data
  • To promote interest in research in these fields
  • To stimulate and provide instruction in the use of sources available for accurate gathering of materials
  • To foster careful documentation of materials
  • To issue publications


Annual dues are $10, or $15 for a couple, which include benefits of a quarterly newsletter and free queries.


Held quarterly.

Location: The Community Room of the Bowman Museum, 246 N Main Street, Prineville, Oregon.

Research Library

The Genealogical Society maintains a fine genealogical library at the Bowman Museum, which is shared with the Museum. The collection consists of books, manuscripts, magazines, newspapers, scrapbooks, and microfiche.

The library's major focus is Crook County, Oregon genealogy, and local history. There are unique materials on Crook County families. There is also information on other counties in Oregon, research materials for all States of the Union, as well as information about other countries.

Members and non-members have access to all research materials in the library. The library is a convenient place for you to conduct your own research, with guidance from the librarian and knowledgeable volunteers. The library is open during Museum hours. To contact the research library directly email