“New” Records! Historic Washington Donation Land Claims
For years, researchers have relied on the Genealogical Forum of Oregon (GFO) to provide them with print or digital images of Oregon Donation Land Claims from the 1800s quickly and at a reasonable price.
Now, the GFO can provide the same service to those seeking historic Washington Donation Land Claims.
To be honest, the GFO didn’t realize it had these treasures in the library’s microfilm drawers, as no one had time to explore them earlier.
This makes for an exceptional set of land records for the first settlers of the Pacific Northwest. A GFO volunteer has fully indexed the names of these 1070 original landholder claims.
GFO Members can get free digital images of claims by using the Lookup form in the website’s MemberSpace.
The GFO has digitized only one Washington land claim so far. As more are requested and scanned, they will be added to MemberSpace.
Non-members can order copies for a small fee. Our customers say they’re surprised how quickly we send the copies to them.
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The Genealogical Forum of Oregon is an all-volunteer nonprofit founded in 1946 to promote, preserve and publish genealogical history. The GFO operates the largest genealogy library in the Pacific Northwest and offers more than 170 classes each year, many now online.