Beaverton Oregon West Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

The Beaverton Oregon West Family History Center primarily serves the Beaverton, Aloha, and Cedar Mill communities, but welcomes patrons from the surrounding greater Portland/Vancouver area as well.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 17140 SW Bany Rd Beaverton OR 97007 United States
  • We are located to the left of the building's north-side main entrance. If you need to avoid stairs, park on the south side by the east end of the building and ring the bell at the east entrance door to be admitted (or call us at 503-356-1385 on your cell).
  • Language:English


  • 1-503-356-1385



Open Hours:

  • Wednesday:10:00am-9:00pm
  • Thursday:10:00am-9:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Thanksgiving and last two weeks of December:

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events: Family History Class Series

Presented by Barbara & Hal Hovorka
Oct '11 through Apr '12 First two Tuesday nights 7pm

Class Schedule

Staff Training

Meeting           28 February 2012  7pm

Center Resources


Databases and Software

  • FHC 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 

Hardware and Equipment

  • 8 computers, 4 microfilm readers, 4 fiche readers, 2 printers (print from computers), 1 copier (b&w), 1 microfilm/fiche reader-copier, 1 small ST Genie digital scanner for microfilm, 35mm negatives and slides 

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Resources in the Local Area


  • FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: 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.

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For help and guidelines for editing this page, see the Adding details to a FHC page article.

Volunteer at the Center

If you have expertise in a research location or foreign language and are willing to help our patrons with their searches and reading documents, please call the center at 503-356-1385 and leave us a message to that effect OR email us at