GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s Thursday Evening E-News

THE GENEALOGICAL FORUM’s Thursday Evening E-News Edition December 20, 2018
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Happy Holidays from the GFO
So Close…
The Finish Line is in Sight! We are so grateful for your support. Donations fuel our very operations.
Member dues don’t come close to covering our budget.
This once-a-year appeal for contributions makes all the difference in our being able to keep the library open every day. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our Annual Appeal!
We need to raise $25,000 and we are 85% of the way there! We’re confident you can help us make it to the finish line. Please make your tax deductible donation to the GFO today!
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The GFO belongs to the Oregon Cultural Trust.
We have a Silver Star rating on GuideStar.
Please check with your employer on possible matching donations, especially through Benevity. Thanks for all you do to keep GFO going strong!
A Serendipity Moment!
Recently, the Oregon State Regent for Daughters of the American Revolution, Rebecca Taylor, came into the GFO to pick up some books that we were clearing from our shelves. She is not a genealogist.

Rebecca told us of a book about her family, LaFollette, and that she had not been able to locate a copy anywhere. Just for fun, our Research Assistant on duty checked the GFO Catalog and found L’histoire de la familie LaFollette en Amerique. This was the exact book she was looking for! Rebecca was ecstatic, thrilled to find the book and will be back one day soon to sit and browse through it. Check our catalog. You may find your family on our shelves, too.
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This week at GFO …
SUNDAY, December 23rd Library Work Party 9:00 a.m. – 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; others work the full time. You are welcome to do either. Any time you can share is valuable. Hope to see you there.
MONDAY, December 24th Library Closed
TUESDAY, December 25th Library Closed
WEDNESDAY, December 26th Library Open late to 8 p.m.