On the Trail of Our Ancestors
Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers
The Oregon Pioneer Association was formed in 1875 to create one central organization from the several pioneer groups that had been active since 1850 in various parts of the Oregon Country, including what are now the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, parts of Montana and the Province of British Columbia in Canada.
That Association became the Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers in 1897 and incorporated in 1901, with the purpose of keeping the spirit, memories and stories of our forebears alive for future generations. The original Association also formed the nucleus of the Oregon Historical Society.
In keep with that purpose, the SDOP celebrates Oregon’s entry as a state of the Union on February 14, 1859, our Valentine present to the United States.
Pioneer Member Qualifications
All direct descendants of pioneers who arrived and settled in the Oregon Country – the present states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, parts of Montana and the Province of British Columbia prior to the entry of Oregon to the Union on February 14, 1859 – qualify for membership.
Friends of SDOP
For those whose families arrived after statehood, or who are just interested in Oregon history, membership is available as Friends of SDOP.