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Our Publications

The GFO has many different publications to offer:


The Bulletin of the Genealogical Forum of Oregon

This historical journal contains articles that are of interest to members of the GFO and those that encourage the sharing and research of family history; articles about families with Northwest connections; articles with other geographic focuses. Possibilities include but are not limited to: memoirs and personal essays, problem-solving articles, research articles and source guides, articles on family history travel, how-to articles and using technology. It also includes book reviews, transcriptions or extractions from original sources, and posts from blogs in the industry.


The Forum Insider

The newsletter of the GFO publishes eight months of the year, including news of the GFO and genealogy how-to articles. It does not publish in the four months the Bulletin is produced.


Reference Books

Genealogical and historical materials compiled, published and shared by the GFO available in our GFO store.


GFO Reference Guides

Members of the Forum have created over a dozen research guides that cover a variety of topics, including Searching Vital Record and Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestor. Guides from other sources are available at the library.


GFO Thursday Evening E-News

Every Thursday evening an email is sent out to keep you informed about GFO’s events and other genealogical happenings that may be of interest. We also send out information and links to new databases and interesting articles. All are welcome to sign up, membership not required. Send a message to to sign up.