THE GENEALOGICAL FORUM OF OREGON Wednesday Evening E-News 20 April 2016
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AmazonSmile Deals for Mothers’ Day??
Dear GFO Guests and Members,
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th. By shopping at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase total to the Genealogical Forum Of Oregon Inc.
Use the link HERE to go to Amazon’s website, sign in as you usually would and begin shopping as you usually would. It’s that easy!
As always, thank you for your continued support of the GFO.
Thank You to All Our Open House Volunteers!!
The GENEALOGICAL FORUM OF OREGON WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS WHO SO GENEROUSLY HELPED AT OUR OPEN HOUSE LAST WEEK.
Teamwork Power, Go!
We had so many people step up not only last week but during the months and weeks leading up to the GFO Open House. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Some super hot genealogical research tips and events!
Stanford’s New Map Collection
You won’t want to miss this!
The David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford, boasts approximately 150,000 historical cartographic treasures, including rare maps, pocket maps, globes, atlases, and not to mention three flights of spiral stairs with rows of antique maps lining the sides. This collection is also accessible from your own computer HERE.
Westport Historic Private and Public Cemeteries Database
That’s right, Westport, Bristol County, in southeastern Massachusetts. And if you have family from this area, boy do they have a database for you! The Cemetery Identification Group (CIG), which was formed in 2005 under the guidance of the Westport Historical Commission, has continued to honor its mission to “identify, record, and protect Westport’s historic cemeteries and burial grounds” through their website HERE. The Westport Historic Private and Public Cemeteries website provides nearly 12,000 burial records in one searchable database, so don’t delay and start your searching today.
It’s a party to mark the ages!
Celebrating 115 Years of the Marker at Champoeg Park
Come join this concert in the park on May 7th, at Itinéraire 8239 Champoeg Road Northeast, Saint Paul, OR 97137 to commemorate the 1901 dedication of the Provisional Government Monument, where the first American government on the Pacific Coast was created.
Library CLOSURE, Sunday, May 1, 2016
We look forward to seeing you Monday, May 2nd.
The GFO Library will be closed for a private event on Sunday, May 1st. We apologize for any inconvenience and cordially invite you to visit us again on Monday, May 2nd, from 9:30 a.m.
Thank you for your understanding and your continued support.
What’s Happening this Week at the GFO?
SATURDAY, APRIL 23rd
Italian Interest Group 1pm – 3pm
Ciao to everyone interested in Italian genealogy research. This is a great opportunity to learn, share, and enjoy others with a common interest. Italian genealogy research in the Portland area now has a home. Come join our group. Facilitated by Keith Pyeatt.
SUNDAY, APRIL 24th
Library Work Party 9am – Noon
As usual, it’s all hands on deck! Come out to help us in our ongoing relabeling project here at the library. Any time you can give is always very much appreciated.
Heraldry Workshop Noon – 3pm
Colonial Dames chapter will host a Heraldry workshop for members and the public. The GFO has the best resources for heraldry in the area. We explain the history of heraldry, and will help people research heraldry for their families at the end of the workshop.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27th
We’re Open Late on Wed’s! 9:30 – 8pm
What better time to get all those pesky genealogical problems solved then during the quiet of a Wednesday evening?