THE GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s
21 June 2017
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We Still Need Everyone’s Help in this Ongoing Search!!
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Latest & Greatest RLGraham Research Updates
GFO’s June 2017 Star – Jackie Olson
Jackie Olson stepped up to help several years ago when the previous Forum Insider editor resigned. She consistently produces an attractive publication filled with interesting content. The Insider’s publication timeline is tight, and many times she receives information at the last minute, and she is always adaptable to making last minute adjustments to the publication before printing. She attends the Board of Director’s meetings in order to become aware of current information so she can keep our readers informed.
Wow! It’s Portland in the 40’s!!
The Oregonian/OregonLive is producing a book focused on Portland in the 1940s.
Portland Memories II: The War Years will feature nostalgic images of Portland including street scenes, education, celebrations, and commerce and will also showcase Portland’s role in the war effort as well as the rise and fall of Vanport.
You are being asked to participate. If you have photos that meet our guidelines, please bring them to one of the planned scanning sessions. For guidelines and scanning schedule click HERE.
How do you Save Memories? A Historic Preservation Conversation – Gresham City Hall
Memories surround us in the historic landmarks and architecture of Gresham’s houses and buildings.
Reflecting back, moving forward
Hear about Gresham’s historic places and local projects, what Oregonians are saying about historic properties, and what’s happening around the state.
Includes open panel discussion, short lectures, refreshments and raffle.
Hosted by the City’s Historic Resources Subcommittee. The GFO will be on the agenda as part of the panel discussion for this event! Come out and learn all about preserving the landscapes we live in.
This event is open to the general public including students, seniors, professionals, organizations and agencies.
This Week at the GFO…
SATURDAY, JUNE 24th
Italian Interest Group noon – 2pm
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, JUNE 25th
Library Work Party 9am – noon
There’ss 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, JUNE 28th
Cataloging Meeting 1 – 3pm
GFO library cataloging volunteers will get together to discuss our processes and progress on the recataloging project. Anyone interested in cataloging for GFO is welcome to attend but must RSVP in advance to email@example.com.