Research Library

The Crook County Genealogical Society has now merged with Crook County Historical Society at the A.R. Bowman Memorial Museum. The Research Library at the Bowman Museum consists of books, manuscripts, magazines, newspapers, scrapbooks, and microfiche.

The Research Library's primary focus is Crook County, Oregon local history and genealogy. There are many unique materials available on various Crook County families, including information on the 7,000+ family names listed here: Family Names. There is also a wealth of 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 knowledgeable volunteers.

Walk-in Research at the Genealogy Library is dependent upon staff and/or volunteer availability. If the Research Library cannot be accessed during the time of your visit, or if you would like to schedule a time in advance, please fill out the Crook County Historical Society Research Request form below to schedule your visit. The Collections Care Manager will contact you within two weeks.

➧ Research Request Form

View Selections from our Collection

Visit The Collection

We now have the ability to share part of our collection online for research and viewing purposes. There is an extensive amount of materials at the museum that we try our best to share with the public. This is a new way to share more of objects and records that we would not normally be able to display. Click the button to access the library - using the main menu to search.

This is a selection from our collection that we feel will be best for research purposes. We will continually be adding more records online, as staff and volunteer time allows. Check back often to see what we have added! Photos are available for purchase at the museum or by contacting our Collections Assistant or filling out a research request and returning it to the museum. Prices are as follows: Photocopies – 10 cents per page.

Photocopies on photopaper - $4.00 per page.

CDs - $3.00 per photo + $5.00 for cd

Thumb drive- $3.00 per photo + bring your own Thumb drive.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our staff.


For any questions regarding the Research Library or to e-mail a Research Request form, please contact:

Mekia Ogborn
Collections Care Manager