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Discover your family history at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon! Whether you are from Oregon, Virginia, Canada, or Ireland, our research library offers over 42,000 holdings with records from around the globe. As the largest genealogical library between Seattle and San Francisco, visitors have access to many popular genealogy websites. Check our website at gfo.org for online resources, our library catalog, and the GFO calendar for upcoming free classes and workshops. Open seven days a week, the Library is located on the lower level of the historic Ford Building in southeast Portland. Volunteers are always ready to help you Discover Your Heritage! Learn more. Get Involved.

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  • The Delaware project began in 2015 with a mission to digitize 100,000 pages of newspaper previously only available on microfilm. An effort launched in the 1980s preserved many of the newspapers on reels of microfilm that can now be converted to digital form. Delaware has approximately 30,000 pages available to researchers online with 70,000 more […]

  • To all Plus Edition subscribers: The notice of the latest EOGN Plus Edition newsletter was sent to you a few minutes ago. Here are the articles in this week’s Plus Edition newsletter: (+) How Lithuanian Descendants Can Obtain Dual Citizenship and a Lithuanian Passport (+) The Differences Between Simple File Storage Services and True Backup […]

  • The stain on American honor February 19, 1942. Seventy-five years ago yesterday. That’s when it began. It was 75 years ago yesterday that the United States embarked on an episode that can only be described as shameful. Rounding up and locking up more than 100,000 men, women and children who had committed no crime except […]

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