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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 43,000 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.

  • Masters and staff The old saw is that dogs have masters and cats have staff. The Legal Genealogist has only ever had two dogs, in long-ago childhood days, so can’t really speak to the former. But I have been owned by cats essentially all of my life, and can certainly attest to the latter. The […]

  • CSI, the newest technology available for genealogy indexing, is now available to genealogy societies, special interest groups, and to any group of genealogists with records they want to transcribe. One of the more valuable trends of recent years has been crowd sourcing. The term is a contraction of “crowd” and “outsourcing.” Crowdsourcing is the process […]

  • The following announcement was written by the folks at Findmypast: There are over 7.1 million new records and newspaper articles available to search this Findmypast Friday, including: Muster Rolls of The Marine Corps Explore over 1.7 million muster rolls records from the United States Marine Corps spanning the late 1700s up to the end of […]

  • The annual conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies will be held soon: August 30 to September 2. This year’s event is shaping up to be a good one with a theme of Building Bridges to the Past. This year’s event is expected to attract close to 2,000 attendees from all over the United States […]

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