View of Rogue Valley from Wagner Butte

About Us

Our Mission

Wright Research & Archives is dedicated to researching the history and residents of early southern Oregon and compiling that research into one convenient database. Director Jan Wright has studied the region's early history for over 20 years, developing a deep knowledge of its unique story and people.

The Jackson County Database

The Jackson County Database developed and continuously updated by Wright Research & Archives, is the most comprehensive and up-to-date surname database in southern Oregon. You can search the index to the database and purchase the record for the individuals you are interested in by visiting our Jackson County Database pages.

Custom Research and Archival Services

Our Custom Research Services are designed to help people who are looking for hard-to-find information about a specific person in a specific record. We have unparalleled expertise in our region's historical resources and libraries and can do look-ups and primary research.

Our Archival Services are designed to help you organize your own collections of memorabilia. We can help put your collection into historical context and protect your documents and photographs in acid-free environments with archival techniques.