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We've moved services online while the library remains closed during the pandemic.

Members get access to four databases from home, custom lookup servi
ce, videos, discounts, and personal research assistance.
Click on the Member Login for all these benefits.
Our special interest groups, GenTalks, and seminars now meet online.

We welcome your renewal online with a credit card now.
We are grateful for your support while the library remains physically closed.


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 History!