About the Forum

The Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1946.  The objectives of the Forum are to instruct in research, to create an interest in genealogy, and to share, compile and publish genealogical and historical materials.

The Forum is an all volunteer organization with no paid staff. Everything is done by dedicated and loyal volunteers who give of their time and talents to improve opportunities for genealogists. Our 1100+ members enjoy the use of our library, classes, and interest groups to research their genealogy.

The GFO is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

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Board of Directors
President Laurel Smith
Vice President Jeanette Hopkins
Secretary LauraDenise White
Treasurer Richard Crockett
Director-at-Large Anne Wheeler
Director-at-Large Judith Leppert
Library Director Steve Turner
Bulletin Editor Marti Dell, Laurel Smith
Insider Editor Jackie Olson
Publisher/Print Shop Manager
Data Extraction Committee Chair
Research Requests Committee Chair
Loretta Welsh
Volunteer Coordinator Cathy Lauer
Education Committee Chair Kristin Parks
Marketing Chair Open
Membership Chair Jane McGarvin
Technology Richard Crockett
Purchasing Loretta Welsh