Preservation of the history of early Oregon and the French Prairie region of the Willamette Valley

Author, Connie Lenzen

Connie is certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and is a past president of that organization. She has served as a National Genealogical Society Director (NGS). She authored the NGS Research in the States guide, "Research in Oregon," and has written articles for the award-winning NGS Quarterly. She is an instructor in Boston University's online Genealogical Certificate Program.

Connie has served on the boards of local and state genealogical societies and has provided volunteer service for many other societies.  She is currently on the Genealogical Forum of Oregon Education Committee, vice-president of the Oregon Catholic Historical Society, and on the Outreach Committee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

French Prairie Pioneer Biographies by Connie Lenzen

Pierre Belleque, one of French Prairie Big Four
Etienne Lucier, a Man of Firsts
The Gagnons, of French Prairie
Hugh Cosgrove
Francois Xavier, Seguin dit Laderoute
Francois Rivet, member of the Lewis & Clark Expedition & French-Prairie settler
Joseph Delard, joined the Northwest Fur Company in 1817