- What is a Family History Center?
- Family History Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
- Centers provide access to many of the microfilms and microfiche in the Family History Library to help you identify your ancestors.
- Location and Hours
- There are more than 3,400 centers worldwide. To find a Family History Center near you, see the list of addresses below.
- Before you visit, you should contact the center to verify when it is open.
- Staff members will show you around the center, answer some research questions (research expertise in each center varies), help you use center resources, and order microfilms and microfiche from the Family History Library.
- Many centers offer classes on different genealogical research topics.
- Most centers have a computer with FamilySearch, which helps you search for information about your ancestors. FamilySearch includes Family History Library Catalog, International Genealogical Index, Ancestral File, Social Security Death Index, Scottish Church Records and the United States Military Index
- Most also have Personal Ancestral File, a computer program that allows you to organize your family history information.
- Most centers also have a variety of resource files, microfilms, microfiche and published material such as genealogies, histories, gazetteers, atlases and maps at your disposal.
Information about state archives and libraries:
Secretary of State
800 Summer Street NE
Salem, OR 97310
Telephone: (503) 373-0701
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00, closed Saturday, Sunday, and state holidays
They currently have death certificates from 1903-1943, probate records, naturalization records, land records, federal census records from 1850-1920, territorial census records from 1842-1905, rosters from Indian wars in the territory, Catholic church records, district, county, and Supreme court records, some marriage records, a marriage index from 1906-1992 with a 20 year gap from 1926-1946, poll books, voter abstracts, local histories, maps, and tax rolls from 1845-1900.
Information about state genealogical societies:
Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Inc.
Headquarters and Library
2130 S.W. 5th Ave., Suite 220
Portland, OR 97201
Telephone: (503) 227-2398
Hours: Monday and Saturday 9:30-3:00, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-8:00, Sunday noon-5:00
Publications: Bulletin-Genealogical Forum of Oregon, The Forum Insider Newsletter, Genealogical Forum of Portland Oregon Yearbook
Genealogical Heritage Council of Oregon
Douglas County Courthouse, Room 111
P.O. Box 579
Roseburg, OR 97470
Telephone: (541) 440-6178
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 1:00-4:00, first Tuesday of the month 10:00-8:00, closed all other days
Oregon Genealogical Society
223 North 'A' Street, Suite F, Springfield (location)
P.O. Box 10306 (mailing address)
Eugene, OR 97440-2306
Telephone: (541) 746-7924
Hours: Monday 10:00-2:00, Wednesday and Friday 10:00-6:00, Saturday 10:00-4:00 (except the fourth Saturday of each month), Sunday 12:00-4:00, closed Tuesday and Thursday
Publications: Oregon Genealogical Society Quarterly, Oregon Genealogical Society Newsletter
See also: Oregon Genealogy at Live Roots,
and Original Oregon Documents