The library remains closed during the pandemic.
We are offering access to five databases from home, as well as a custom lookup service for GFO members. Click on the Member Login for database access and the lookup request form.
Our special interest groups now meet online.
Book sales, membership processing, and limited research services have resumed.
We welcome your renewal online with a credit card now and are grateful for your support.
Explore your family history at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon! As the largest genealogical library in the Pacific Northwest, we offer access to 52,000 holdings with records from around the globe, and many popular subscription-only genealogy websites.
This website offers a host of resources including our library catalog, and the GFO calendar for upcoming free classes and workshops. Normally open seven days a week, the Library is located on the lower level of the historic Ford Building in southeast Portland.
Volunteers are ready to help you Discover Your Heritage! geneology