The Genealogical Forum of Oregon (GFO) hosts its annual Virtual Open House

The Genealogical Forum of Oregon (GFO) hosts its annual Virtual Open House offering 23 free presentations March 26-April 2. Last year, attendees filled more than 2,000 virtual seats at our Open House.

Whether you want to understand that genetics test you just mailed away, or want to learn how to build your family tree, the GFO has something for everyone.  This year includes presentations focusing specifically on African American, Canadian, Irish, German, Latino, Polish, and British heritages.

Equally important, our classes teach you how to pursue your family history, wherever your family’s past takes you, using the most modern software, tools, and methods.  This year’s special topics include:

    A full day of DNA classes for beginners.
    Getting Help Solving Tough Research Problems.
    Online Newspapers.
    How and Why to Record Your Oldest Relative’s Life Story
    The Modern U.S. Census including the nearly released 1950 census.

There is no fee, but pre-registration is required for each session. Find out more at

About Us

The Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, located at 2505 S.E. 11th Avenue, Portland. GFO is an independent, all-volunteer organization operating the largest genealogical library in the Pacific Northwest. GFO holdings include an expansive collection of resources to assist anyone interested in pursuing their family history, irrespective of the location. Although the physical library is currently closed to the public due to the pandemic, online classes and meetings have continued virtually. GFO researchers also respond to email and phone queries about genealogy and history. You can learn more about the GFO’s mission and activities, along with our publications and resources at

2505 SE 11th Avenue, Suite B-18, Portland, Oregon 97202-1061 · · 503-963-1932 ·