THE GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s Wednesday Evening E-News

THE GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s Wednesday Evening E-News 21 December 2016

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For a complete GFO CALENDAR click here.

Also, if you missed your free copy of our monthly Insider for November 2016, you’re in luck because we saved you a copy at HERE. NOTE: The Insider issues are now located under the “Learn” –> “Our Publications” menu at our new website (still


GFO’s 2016 Annual Appeal
Don’t delay! To ensure your donation is tax-deductible on your tax return for 2016, checks need to be postmarked by December 31st. Donations can now be made by credit card right on our new website or you can still use PayPal if you prefer–but for a 2016 tax deduction, your gift must be received by midnight on December 31.

. . . and it’s not too late to sponsor a shelving unit ($491 delivered).

. . . and if you’ve already made your year-end gift, we salute and thank you!

. . . AND that if you are looking for us on the Oregon Cultural Trust website (HERE), you will not find us under Genealogical Forum of Oregon, but under simply GFO.


New Website! We’ve gone live!

The GFO’s brand-spankin’ new website has been up and running since last Friday.
Have you been to lately?? Did you see it? Have you tasted the experience?!?

Here’s some feedback we’ve received so far:

• “I Love the New Website.”

• “WOW!! it is quite an improvement!”

• “It’s beautiful !! Looking forward to spending more time exploring your wonderful resources. Good job.”
Some things to get you started:
• Navigation is the key! Check out all the same content you know and love by hovering with your mouse over the main menu links located across the top of each page.

• Feelin’ dizzy?? You can pause the background pictures (called Spotlights) from their enthusiastic scrolling by clicking one of the dots at the bottom of the pictures.

• There’s no place like home! Click on the GFO tree logo at the top of any page to return to the home page screen of the website. Ruby shoes not required.

• We’re savin’ the earth, folks! Registration, donations, and membership payments can all be made online now. No more paper cuts, no more fuss, no more muss. Check out our Payment Spring online options at several locations on the website.



The GFO Wishes You All Very Merry Seasons Greetings!!
Saturday, Dec 24th Library Closure (prep more, wrap more!)

Sunday, Dec 25th Library Closure (eat more, give more!)
Be sure to come see us again on Monday, Dec 26th, at 9:30 AM for more genealogical research, fun, and discovery!!


What’s Happening this Week at the GFO?

Per the holidays this week, no events are scheduled.

That means you’re free!! Free to enjoy the season, and to start preparing all those delicious foods and desserts for all your loved ones.

See notes above for our special holiday schedule this coming weekend.
Happy Holidays!

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