Genealogical Research Facilities

The following facilities are excellent sources for genealogical and family history‐related materials:

Multnomah County Library Central Branch

801 SW 10th
Portland, Oregon 97205
(503) 248‐5234 

The Central Branch has a wide variety of materials for genealogical research, including published histories and biographies; Federal Census records; microfilmed newspapers from around the state; birth, death, marriage, and divorce indexes; and Portland City directories. 

Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Inc. 

2505 S.E. 11th Ave., Suite B-18
Portland, OR 97202-1061
(503) 963‐1932 

The Forum's library has one of the largest collections of genealogical resources in the Pacific Northwest. Their holdings consist of some 20,000 books, a large assortment of microfilm and periodicals, and 50 CD‐ROM databases. The Forum also offers fee‐based research assistance for patrons who live outside of the Portland area. Information about this service is available on their website. 

Family History Centers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‐day Saints (Mormons) 

Family History Library
35 NW Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
(801) 240‐2331
(800) 453‐3860 x22331 

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City is the world's largest genealogical facility. It has filmed millions of pages of original records from around the world and provides access to researchers through a network of smaller Family History Centers, housed in local church buildings. The volunteer staff at each location will show you how to order microfilm and microfiche copies of documents. 

A complete list of Family History Centers is available through the Family Search website.