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Portland, Oregon, Roots Research
6/11/2014
For a few days in May, the genealogy world will converge on Portland, Ore. Don't go without your umbrella—or our guide to the area's historical and genealogical riches.

Start your search for ancestors at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon library—with more than 22,000 volumes and thousands of reels of microfilm, it's one of the largest genealogy collections on the West Coast. Holdings include records from all US states and several foreign countries, but focus on the Northwest region and states that were common starting points for Oregon Trail overlanders. If you're researching a pioneer, investigate the Early Oregon Settler Files on families who arrived in Oregon prior to 1900, and the Oregon and Washington Donation Land Claim Abstracts, plus a complete set of the Oregon Donation Land Claim files on microfilm. You'll also find indexes to Oregon marriages (1855-1975), deaths (1903-1998) and divorces (1971-1998), as well as original Multnomah County marriage certificates (1855-1921); all Oregon census records and indexes; Portland (1881-1985) and other Oregon city directories; records on Oregon Civil War veterans; Library Association of Portland Newspaper Index (about 1920-1987); county histories and cemetery books. Strong collections include an extensive CD-ROM collection, published passenger lists and the Daughters of the American Revolution collection. A free shuttle will operate between the Convention Center and the Forum Library beginning at 5:45 p.m. May 15 and 16 and the visitor fee will be waived during the NGS conference. For library hours and other information (including quite a bit about the conference), call (503) 963-1932 or visit www.gfo.org.

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