Portland Oregon Family History Center

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Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

The Portland Family History Center is currently closed due to Covid 19. We will update this page when we are able to reopen.[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 2975 SE Harrison St., Portland OR 97214-4935, United States
  • Library entrance on SE 30th Ave. side of building
  • Language:English


  • 1-503-235-9090


  • OR_Portland@familyhistorymail.org

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday  1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Saturday  9:00am-1:00pm--open only on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.

The Portland Family History Center is currently closed due to Covid 19. We will update this page when we are able to reopen.


Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed major holidays
  • During winter, Portland FHC follows Portland Public School closures.
  • Two weeks in Dec.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]


Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • Family History Center Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions including Ancestry.com and Footnote. com
  • Ancestral Quest; Roots Magic, PAF (English & Spanish), Legacy

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • 7 networked computer work stations with printer access for patron use
  • scanner for copying film or fiche images to flash drive or paper
  • wi-fi access
  • 5 microfilm readers
  • 1 micro fiche reader
  • photo/document scanner for use with FamilySearch

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

Genealogical Forum of Oregon

Oregon Historical Society

Links[edit | edit source]

  • Using the FamilySearch Research Wiki: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]