THE GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s Wednesday Evening E-News 22 February 2017
For more information visit www.gfo.org, contact us at email@example.com, or call our library at 503-963-1932. We love hearing from you!
For a complete GFO CALENDAR click here.
Also, if you missed your free copy of our monthly Insider for February 2017, you’re in luck because we saved you a copy HERE. NOTE: The Insider issues are now located under the “Learn” –> “Our Publications” menu at our new website (still gfo.org).
There’s still room for more CANDIDATES for March’s elections at the GFO…
Curious what makes the GFO go?? So curious you want to have a direct impact on the process!? Here’s your chance.
Positions still in need of candidates:
▪ Endowment Committee (two positions)
▪ Vice President (one position)
▪ Treasurer (one position)
▪ Director-At-Large (one position)
If you have a candidate you’d like to put forward for one of the following Board Member positions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or any of the existing Board or Staff contacts anytime from now until our Membership Meeting scheduled for Sat, March 25, 12:30pm – 1:00pm.
Imagine the possibilities! The volunteer possibilities!!
The GFO needs YOUR HELP with….
1. Book Cataloging: Want to learn a new skill while making a huge difference in genealogical research? Well, have we got the gig for you! Training on the job is expected. Basic computer know-how, a willingness to contribute, and an investigative mind are all that’s required! We so need your help, so please send us a note if you’re even the tiniest bit interested!
2. Book Labeling: We need someone to learn the process for creating labels for our books–it’s easy, oh my goodness it’s so way easy! This is the perfect project for someone who can come in once a week for a few hours to do the labeling work (ideally on Wednesdays or Sundays, any time of day).
3. Signs Design: Finally, we need someone to “adopt” our sign outside the GFO library doors. It’s had the same two posters up for a LONG time and it’s boring, boring, boring. We’d love to see the signs updated with our monthly events! Are you feelin’ artsy and craftsy? We know you are!
Email email@example.com to sign up today!!
As always, thanks for all you do for the GFO.
GENEALOGICAL EVENT – It’s a lecture tour!
Sunday, 05 March – Tacoma, WA (1:00pm–5:00pm)
Location: Pierce County Library System, Administrative Center Library, 3005 112th St E, Tacoma, WA 98446
Programme title: Discover Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestry
Host organisation: Lakewood and South Hill Libraries
Tel/e-mail: 253-548-3425 or 316-300-3383 (mobile)
Main contact: Jaime Prothro at firstname.lastname@example.org
Register online: HERE! OR ON FACEBOOK! (current availability is wait list only)
This presentation is being made in cooperation with the Lakewood and South Hill Friends of the Library.
Two GFO Parking Tips & One Major Trimet Tip of the Week Check out all the parking parameters at our Visit Us page.
PARKING TIP #1 Handicap Parking? The lot behind the Ford building has one designated ADA spot. It has a two-hour limit and is also pay-to-park.
Portland has specific rules addressing handicap parking on the street. They are listed HERE.
PARKING TIP #2. All-Day Parking Passes? We know this doesn’t represent everyone’s opinion, but a few researchers have been pleased to find lots of readily available parking in the pay lots. They’ve also indicated that the all-day pass for $7 is truly amenable when weighed against not being able to find parking at all, or the risk of being ticketed and towed if parked on Division after 4 pm.
TRIMET TIP #1. All roads lead to the Lloyd Center! Did you know that you can take 3 (the red, the blue, and the green) of Portland’s 5 Max lines to the Lloyd Center, and from there the GFO is a short and very straight (like an arrow, folks!) ride on bus #70. Check out the Max lines HERE.
In addition, we’re sure you all know about Honored Citizen fares, right!? An all day Honored Citizen bus & Max ticket is $2.50, but getting a monthly pass is only $28. Everyone else has to pay closer to $100, so that’s quite the steal of a deal.
Remember, there are 3 Ford Building parking lots, but only 2 of them have options for parking longer than 2 hours at a time. Psst! The 2-hour only lot is the one immediately behind the Ford Building.
Don’t miss the boat on GFO’s Spring Seminar, Sat. April 29th!
While Sunday’s Workshop is sold out already, there’s still room at the Saturday Seminar!!
When APRIL 29TH, 10am – 4:30pm
Where THE MILWAUKIE CENTER
Who JOHN PHILIP COLLETTA
What OUR ANCESTORS FROM OVERSEAS
How It’s so simple! Just click HERE to register right now online.
Did you know??
John Philip Colletta is one of America’s most popular genealogical lecturers. Knowledgeable, experienced and entertaining (what a genealogical catch!), he is a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. For twenty years, he worked part-time at the Library of Congress and taught workshops at the National Archives.
Ready!? Set! READ & REVIEW!!!
Here’s what’s on deck to be read & reviewed this late winter and early spring season: 1. WHITE PENNSYLVANIA RUNAWAYS, 1763-1768. Compiled by Joseph Lee Boyle
2. THE PEOPLE OF DUBLIN, 1600-1799 by David Dobson
3. THE PEOPLE OF THE SCOTIISH BURGHS, A Genealogical Source Book. The People of Aberdeen, 1600-1799. by David Dobson.
4. THE PEOPLE OF DERRY CITY, 1921. Extracted from the Derry Almanac and Directory by Brian Mitchell.
5. THE PLACE NAMES OF COUNTY DERRY by Brian Mitchell.
Anyone interest in reviewing any of these flyin’ little beauties, please pick them up from the book shelf between the two offices and fill out the clipboard form. There is also a book review form on the shelf that can be used. For further information, please contact Joan Galles at email@example.com.
What’s Happening this Week at the GFO?
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25th
GFO’s Research Practicum 9:30am – 4pm
Full Day Research Practicum (Workshop) – Sorry! This one’s all sold out. But the library will still be open for general research, so don’t be shy if you have big plans for your family history hunting!
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26th
Library Work Party 9am – Noon
There’s another work party at the GFO library today for those of you who can come. There’s lots to do and we’d love to have your help. Doors open at 9 and work usually wraps up around noon. Some people come for just an hour or so and you’re welcome to do the same. Any time you can share is valuable. Hope to see you there!!
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1st
Learn & Chat 10am – noon
Join us to talk about your genealogy questions and help provide support to others. Facilitated by Connie Lenzen.
DNA Q&A 1 – 2pm
Lisa McCullough will be available to help answer your DNA questions, whether you are new and just getting started or have more involved questions.